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Le Vele Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Grace Bay Beach | 22 Manor Street, Providenciales   |  
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Ranked #23 of 44 Hotels in Providenciales
Antwerp, Belgium
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12 hotel reviews
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“Not an hotel but appartments”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Don't let the name 'resort' fool you, this is not a resort, nor a hotel.

If you are looking for a hotel, with restaurant, bar at the pool/beach and room service, then don't book this hotel, because you will be disappointed.

The rooms are really apartments, owned by separate owners. So they are all different. You probably will not get the room you have seen on the site, they are not so nice.

Our first room was simple ( we booked Studio Resort Suite ), without character and not so cozy but clean, with a mini kitchen and ocean view (all the rooms have this ). Simple, noting more, nothing less.

On the third day we heard from Clayton that we would get an upgrade. When we heard that this was on the ground floor we refused ( because no more ocean view ) but we had to move, then we heard the owner wanted our room, so we had to. The room we got was the Two bedroom suite from the site : http://www.leveleresort.com/turks-caicos-resorts-hotel-rooms.php#two-bedroom-suite the room was really big, but nice, a full kitchen with everything you need, big terrace with a big table where you can eat, and 2 chairs for sunbathing ( not ocean view, but to a not so beautiful garden ) and a living room with couch, the apartment could need a bit more touch ups, it was a little bit worn down and the cabinets could need some more cleaning inside. Also the air co was so loud we woke up at night..

But overall this was a nice place to stay, because of the full kitchen and living room, and much much better bed then the studio suite.

The entire place is also really calm en serene, its almost if there is nobody staying there.. Nobody at the pool, only 1 or 2 couples at the beach.

I had contact with the hotel manager Clayton before our stay at Le Vele because i was looking for the best rates and extra's for our honeymoon. Clayton promised me more extra's then the rest of the hotels in Turks and Caicos. It was the first day thay we noticed that this extra's where for al the people at Le Vele. ( Bikes, water at the pool and beach, welcome drink ) He also promised a taxi from and to the airport. From we didn't get and had to pay the 28 dollar by our self's. To the airport was payed by Le Vele.

The staff was really friendly and help full, and the cleaning staff did there job really good.

Also, don't depend on the breakfast, this is not a breakfast, its 2 bagels, a mini piece of fruit and fruit juice, you can make coffee your self at your own kitchen. Its delivered at the room, but when you have no table ( like we did on our first studio ) you have no comfort eating..

Room Tip: Try to book a room thats not on the ground floor, and if you have a bad back, stay in the suite ( mu...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
NY
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in November 2012 for a week for our honeymoon, and it was definitely more "low key" than some of the other resorts (ie, they have a pool, but no restaurant, shops, or on-site activities). It was a nice hotel and our room had a balcony facing the beach, which was great. The room itself was very pretty, and we had a huge living room with kitchen amenities, and a hallway to the bathroom/bedroom. The bedroom connected to the balcony as well, and the bathroom had a jacuzzi. The staff there was very pleasant and helpful, and brought us breakfast to the room each day (however, I use the term "breakfast" loosely-it was bottled juice, English muffins or croissant, and either apples or oranges). The resort was very quiet, not many kids, so it was perfect for our honeymoon. They helped us find a car rental place, and set up transportation back to the airport. Overall, it was not the glitziest place to stay, but our room was immaculate and cleaned each day, and we had a good time. The rooms were very "beachy" feeling and we weren't disappointed. They do provide chairs/umbrellas for the beach, and the resort is located on a strip with other resorts, so it was easy to dine right down the road one night with the special they offered (free dinner at a nearby resort with stay since they don't have their own restaurant). It was more reasonably priced than other resorts and we had a fantastic stay.

Room Tip: Pick a room facing the beach and you'll have a great view. Our second floor room was incredibly...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had a great time at Le Vele, the resort is small and well managed. The staff was one of the friendliest and service oriented we have met for a while. Great location, great appartment, super pool with right temperature, great gym (I would just add a mirror by the weights), a Hobie Cat to take out, quiet, peaceful, with free bikes to take any time you want, just down the road from wonderful Yoshis and the other places in the village. Breakfast comes in a basket and is fine, and if you want more you can go to the grocery store.Thank you for a SUPER time at Le Vele!

Room Tip: We had 202 and it was super. Well worth the sea view. 2nd floor is just fine.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoboken
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a great place to stay if you are staying more than a few days. The pictures on their site do them NO justice!!! This property is GORGEOUS and the beach is more than amazing. We stayed in a 2 BR 3 Bath with balcony. There was a FULL kitchen and the awesome grocery right down the street.

Room Tip: As for a corner Apartment for a great view of Grace Bay and more balcony space!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stay at any of the other resorts - this is not a Caribbean feel, look nor treatment. Cold, reserved people. They are certainly put off or gives the impression it is a chore to do anything nice for you. Please do yourselves a BIG favor and go to another resort or hotel. This is just a condo with a view.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New York, NY
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This should really be a 3 1/2 star review. I agree with the previous reviewer to be aware of the positives and negatives. I'm giving 4 stars for the corner suite; I would give the regular studio room 2 stars.

The positives.
--The beach is amazing. The location is central. You can walk to town and buy groceries. We walked on the beach to go to restaurants for dinner.
--We were upgraded to a suite which was a lovely surprise. Compared to the suites, the studio room needed major renovations/upgrade.
--The well-equipped kitchen was also great to have especially if you're staying for a longer period of time.

The negatives:
--The lack of a restaurant/service on the beach is a bummer. I didn't think I'd miss having someone ask me if I wanted a drink while lounging, but it would've been nice to have that amenity.
--The hotel should invest in an ice machine. If you don't have a kitchen in your room, you'd have to walk to town to get ice.
--The pool area is ok. You come here for the beach.
--We were on the 4th floor and they didn't clean our room until late in the afternoon.

Overall, if you're here for a quick break (as we were), it's a good place to stay considering the location and assuming you've booked yourself in one of the corner suites.

Room Tip: Book one of the corner suites.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Otis, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

After carefully researching options on Provo we chose Le Vele because it is small, quiet and was less money than many of the other "hotels". All rooms face the ocean, so the views are dazzling. Location is good, you can walk to many restaurants and shops.
We stayed in a studio room - for price and because we were not interested in having a full kitchen. The picture of the room on the website shows a small couch as well as the bed, we had a small table with 2 small chairs. There was no comfortable seating in the room other than the bed. The "kitchen" area was actually a cart at the door hallway when you enter the room. It was unappealing, cart had stains on it. Breakfast delivered to your room looks like airline food - bagel, croissant wrapped in plastic, apples or bananas and juice in small plastic containers.
As for the beach - there are chairs, but not necessarily umbrellas. When there are umbrellas, they are the smaller type and don't provide much shade.
Service - after reading reviews of Le Vele we expected much more than we got. My husband
needs to be in shade at the beach, so having an umbrella is important. The first time there weren't
umbrellas at the beach we asked and were told they would take care of it - they didn't. Second time, same thing. Third time, spoke to Clayton who said it was because of the wind. He did have one put in and said he would make sure it would be done everyday - it wasn't. Every other hotel had umbrellas on the beach, so we ended up at one of them.
We told them not to bring breakfast at all, they still did and times varied from day to day.
Overall, service was adequate but nothing more than that.
Although we didn't think we would mind not having an on site restaurant, we did. Yes, there are some near by but that means always having to go off site.

Room Tip: Higher floor for the view
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Grace Bay Beach | 22 Manor Street, Providenciales
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Location: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Providenciales
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Providenciales
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Providenciales
#16 Luxury Hotel in Providenciales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Vele Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small is beautiful--less is more. Le Vele is located on the most exclusive stretch of Grace Bay between Point Grace and The Mansions; a magnificent luxury beachfront condo resort consisting of 22 ultra spacious, impeccably designed one, two and three bedroom beachfront condominium suites. ... more   less 
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