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Bird Rock Beach Hotel
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   South Pelican Drive, Basseterre, St. Kitts   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Basseterre
Southampton, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“OK not great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I was one of a group booked into this hotel by a travel agent so our first impressions weren't good. The first great disappointment was that there were no Tea/Coffee making facilities in the rooms.
The hotel could be so much better if a little money was spent on updating the accommodation and clearing and landscaping the grounds. The view from the rooms was lovely especially when watching a stunning sunset.The staff were friendly and helpful and always had a smile.
There were not enough sunbeds around the pool,and none on the beach when we arrived but they did find a few more after a couple of days.
The beach bar had a better menu than the main restaurant but closed at 6 so we didn't eat there much. The bar had no atmosphere so we had early evening drinks outside one of our ground floor rooms overlooking the sea.

BARIS BAR SITUATED A COUPLE OF HUNDRED YARDS AWAY ON THE RD TO BASSETERRE WAS THE BEST. Nothing to look at, but good food (the best red snapper) , cheap drinks, Lovely people and a pool table where the locals will challenge you to a West Indies v England series.

Incidentally our age group ranged from 50 -70

Overall an ok Hotel. Good for divers and couples but not for groups.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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skookumchuck
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I checked on TA before I booked and it was better than I expected by a mile.
Up front, I will say that if you have any mobility problems, and cant do stairs, this is not the place for you. I am a diver so booked because of "Dive St. Kitts" being on site (reviewed seperately),
but 2 minutes from your room to the dock is as good as it gets! Upon arrival I was checked in quickly and had a huge room which included a kitchen, and full size fridge with a nice ocean view.
Without exception all the staff were great. Nuff said. I wish I could remember names better than I do, but Devon and Latoya from "Rockies Beach Bar" come to mind, sorry to the rest of you great folks there who really deserve a mention. I had dinner 3 times in the restaurant and it was excellent on every occaision. The menu, while limited, changes daily and I had to try the Mutton Stew. It was great, but FYI Mutton here does not refer to sheep as I thought, but is actually Goat.
The hotel is about a mile from the nearest store, and 2 from the edge of town, so unless you really like a good walk then you need a taxi. ( I recommend Smokies Taxi Service, 664 3786)
but the front desk will get one for you PDQ. All in all, clean , comfortable, nice view, good food, just a bit out of town, and lots of stairs. Also very quiet when I was there, last week Jan 2013. Will go back.

Room Tip: If you dont mind stairs ask for top floor. (Only 2 stories anyway)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a genuine two star hotel so don't come expecting luxury. Those guests we saw who were unhappy had set their sites too high. You get what you pay for and for a very reasonable rate you will get a place to sleep and some of the basics like a small pool and beach. The bar is only open in the afternoon so the evenings are very quiet. Food is quite good but the restaurant is very dull and you are usually alone in the dining room.

We recommend renting a car while staying here so you can get to restaurants and towns. This hotel is off the beaten track and a good distance from the city and other beach attractions. If you're a diver, it's perfect. Walk down the steps and jump on the dive boat. Enjoy your day with Capt Crabby and the crew.

This hotel is very clean. The rooms, the grounds, the pool -- all immaculate. I don't mind a basic place as long as it's clean and well taken care of. The staff at Bird Rock are the friendliest I've seen and seem to genuinely care that you are happy. Thanks for great morning coffee tray Ms. Abbott!

Room Tip: Worth it to get a room with kitchen. More space and convenience. There's little around Bird Rock...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed here for two weeks and had a delightful stay. This is a locally owned, older property. In the US, you might compare it to a Motel 6. It is clean, comfortable, and the delightful staff will leave a light on for you. The pool is nice, and down the stairs is a delightful beach with a bar (chicken tacos are fab). We found everyone to be helpful about getting the rooms set, calling cabs, etc.

It is a bit far from anything: you can walk into town, and we did several times, but if you aren't renting a car it can feel a bit out of the way. On the flip side, it's in a nice neighborhood surrounded by homes and we enjoyed walking around. The owner has breakfast there everyday: the Resturant food is good and fresh.

You can rent snorkel or scuba gear here.

The rooms are dated--other reviews mentioned the 1980s--but my big thing is that it was clean, the view of the ocean was amazing, the grounds were lovely, and the people terrific.

We met many lovely locals here: I think a place that locals will go is a good place. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed at the Bird Rock hotel in January 2013, not the best on the island but you get what you pay for. Staff were friendly and helpful, room was clean and AC worked. Pictures on their website are not total true to life. Food was ok but portions are very small. If you can eat some where else. Walls are very thin, could hear the TV on in the next room all night long, could hear their phone calls too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Bird Rock our first night in St. Kitts before staying at the Marriott. It was a decent stay; the accommodations aren't the best but, then again, you are not paying for the best. :)
What you will get is a friendly staff and the best cup of coffee you'll ever have in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sound Beach, New York, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Bird Rock has a full service dive center on the property with and dive boat. It was great to walk from my room right to the boat in the morning. Having traveled the caribbean I would rate Bird Rock as a good local hotel. If you want the crowds, american type amenities $$$ stay at the Marriott. Bird Rock is an good value, with a friendly staff, clean rooms, and good food on property. We stayed 7 nights here on our honeymoon.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: South Pelican Drive, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Location: Caribbean > St. Kitts and Nevis > St. Kitts > Basseterre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Basseterre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bird Rock Beach Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a secluded cove overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Bird Rock Beach Hotel captivates you with its tranquil setting and its warm hospitality. Guests have access to a wide variety of water based activities including swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. There are three restaurants including Rocky’s Beach Bar & Grill. The hotel’s 46 air-conditioned rooms are tastefully furnished and include a king-size bed or two queen-size beds, full bathrooms, cable TV, and private balconies with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Kids 11 and under say free when sharing with adults. Dive St Kitts, the island’s premier dive operation, is located at the base of the hotel. The private harbor shelters the 32' twin 200HP monohull and is perfectly located on one of the best, easy access, shore dives on the Caribbean side of St Kitts. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bird Rock Beach Resort
Bird Rock Beach Basseterre
Bird Rock Beach Hotel St. Kitts/Basseterre

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