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Reef Residences on Grace Bay
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Stubbs Road, 00000, Providenciales   |  
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Ranked #17 of 44 hotels in Providenciales
Trinidad
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12 hotel reviews
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“like you took your own comforts of home with you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed at the Reef Residence from March 29th to April 3rd, room 6203. The minute I walked in i felt at home, it was clean, spacious and had all the amenities of home, the room smelled clean.
There was everything a family needed, fridge, microwave, stove, toaster, kettle etc..
The bed was comfy, however the shower is wayy too small for one normal size person.
The hotel was very quiet at nights and the grounds were well kept and quiet too, the pool was clean and very nice. The beach is however, less than one minute walk away from the hotel and such a lovely beach too.
The manager Kern I think his name was, was a very quiet, pleasant and helpful gentleman, he tried really hard to assist me in getting a charger for my camera battery, was unsuccessful but helped nonetheless. I love this hotel for the area and its quietness, there is restaurants walking distance away on the beach side...Somewhere is a nice restaurant to eat at also.

Will definitely patronize this hotel again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandy K, Guest Relations Manager at Reef Residences on Grace Bay, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
We are so happy you stayed with us and had a wonderful holiday at Reef Residences. We are so proud of our staff, they always take great care with our guests. We hope you return soon to see us.

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We have just returned from a fantastic stay at The Reef Residences and have nothing but good things to say about the property and the people connected with it! Friendly and helpful, everyone here will make sure you enjoy your holiday, creating a kind of ambiance that is contagious .... The location is excellent, just a two minute walk to a lovely part of the Grace Bay beach and right by the Coral Gardens reef which is good snorkeling and the cutest little beachfront restaurant called 'Somewhere'. We had a 2 bedroom courtyard suite and it was lovely,with tons of room and everything we needed. We especially loved our own sunny private courtyard surrounded by bougainvillea and palms,even our own little electric BBQ. Always a sun lounger available at any time of the day if you just want to hang out on the beach or by the lovely pool, or a short walk to more reefs for snorkeling and a myriad of wonderful restaurants in the area. The IGA is easily walkable also, we kept thinking we would get a car and explore but we just couldn't tear ourselves away from our lovely spot here and anyway we have vowed we will be back! Our thanks to all the wonderful staff...Verne, Newan,Wellington,to Hernel and his lovely rum punches and to Leanne and all her family who made us so welcome.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Very spacious condo's. Quiet, clean and close to the beach. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our rental was cleaned each day and always had fresh beach towels. We have 3 kids ages 10-14 and there was enough room for everyone to have their own space. Location is great if you enjoy snorkeling. The reef is right in front of the condo.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We live on a tiny neighbouring island and make frequent visits to Providenciales for both business and pleasure. Having stayed at various other hotels, this is by FAR our favourite-Please do not tell anyone-we loved it so much that I hesitate to encourage others to stay as this may mean that it will be fully booked when we wish to go there next! The Reef Residences is a small group of beautifully maintained, spacious, well equipped, attractively and comfortably furnished 'apartments' of between 1-3 bedrooms. We had a 1st floor spacious apartment with 1 bedroom, open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area and terrace from which we enjoy the views of the pool and abundant flowering shrubs. The bed was superbly comfortable, we had the most comfy sofa and 2 ladies chairs (that supported my back enormously-I want one of these at home). Cable TV was provided in lounge and bedroom-a luxury for us-tho of course it was US TV... which is not the fault of the owner!! The kitchen was well equipped with microwave, coffee maker, blender, large fridge/freezer with ice making machine etc. The air con was very efficient and quiet; being experienced travellers we always put the air con and ceiling fan on full before we go out to dinner, then turn it off as we go to bed-Purrfect - cool and quiet for the whole night! Bathroom had a good shower, plenty of towels including beach towels, and nice toiletries. The terrace was a reasonable size (those on the ground floor rooms had HUGE screened well furnished terraces) overlooking the pretty pool. None of the rooms are far from the pool. Vern was in attendance, it seemed all of the time with his gentle, friendly Caribbean manner. We were given complimentary rum cocktails at lunch and in the early evening around the pool as well as at the beach. The beach: a stunningly beautiful beach is within a minute or so's walk; in fact, the Reef Residences are directly behind the Windsong Hotel. We have been to numerous resorts where the distance from the hotel room to their private beachfront is far greater than that from the Reef Residences to the beach. There is NO road to cross, you wander out of the gates and the path to the beach is directly in front of you. The beach enjoys the BEST snorkelling on the island, yes, just a hundred yards or so from your spacious rooms! There are beds and sun umbrellas just for the Reef Residences on the beach, no need to get up at 7am just to reserve.... Back to my favourite place: the pool is clean, not huge but then there are not too many people; we often had it to ourselves. There is a jacuzzi alongside the pool although we never found the controls........ (we could have asked but heh-the pool was warm so what the heck). The resort only has approx 16 accommodations; gently designed, no rigid blocks; with flowering shrubs in abundance-really lovely and offering privacy too. There is a gym including a treadmill, cross trainer, bicycle and various weight machines-all seemed in good order and also a salon offering nails, massage facials etc.- a real treat especially for somewhere so small. The location is excellent as long as you don't want wall to wall entertainment, loud music etc. We found our own. There is no bar, at first we thought this was a slight disadvantage however we quickly reassessed our thinking; people gathered every evening around the pool with their own wine, beer etc (sensible given prices on this island!!) and food, happy to mingle and socialise with like minded people. If you were there with us 'CHEERS!'. Island prices re restaurant, wine etc. are horrid, we bought our own provisions from the excellent (for on island) supermarket IGA, a short drive away and made our own breakfast and lunch, topped off by delicious meals in local restaurants in the evenings (Lunch at Las Brisas is a must). It would be useful to have transport to go to the shops (car or bike as it is flat), although it would be easy and cost effective to get a taxi when needed. My hubster, Simon found this lovely place, how glad am I, you may have gathered that we like this place-I can't imagine staying anywhere else-in fact we loved it SO MUCH that we are considering buying one of the apartments!

Room Tip: we had 6201, close to the pool with the terrace overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Diver1111, Guest Relations Manager at Reef Residences on Grace Bay, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Wow! We are so happy you had a great time at our Resort. As always, we would love for you to visit us again soon. We have many lovely condo's for sale and Leanne at 1-800-532-8536 can help you with sales and rentals. We offer whole ownership as well as fractional sales which allow owners to use the condo for up to 4 weeks per year, just another option....your rum punch is waiting for you!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was our second time staying at the Reef Residences and we will definitely return. Staff are fantastic and very accommodating, Newan is fantastic. Grounds and rooms are clean and well-kept. Location is perfect - away from the busy central Grace Bay and on the best part of the beautiful beach, but within walking distance of many restaurants and cafes.

Accommodations are fully equipped with fully-functioning kitchens, baths, DVD player, WiFi is included and since it's a 60 second walk to the beach the prices are very reasonable.

The coral reef is right out front and access to exciting snorkeling. We saw turtles, giant Grouper, schools of colourful fish. All and all a dream vacation. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 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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Diver1111, Guest Relations Manager at Reef Residences on Grace Bay, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
We are so happy you had a great holiday with us at Reef Residences. Please call Leanne at 1-800-532-8536 for your next visit. Would love to see you again!

Sandy
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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Booked the Reef Residences on a very last minute trip to Provo. We weren't necessarily looking for condo or budget accommodation but, it would seem that every single property on the island was fully booked during our stay dates. Finding availability at Reef Residences was a relief and we booked it on the spot. We weren't sure what to expect but, the reviews were positive so we went with few expectations and lots of excitement. This is the first time we had vacationed at a condo-hotel so, it was an entirely new experience to begin with.
The staff here are hands-down wonderful. We felt very well taken care of and we were given great advice re: local restaurants, car rental and beaches to visit. Any request or question was dealt with professionally and efficiently.
The location of the Reef Residences is amazing. The beach is literally a 2 min walk down a short path. There are loungers for the hotel and towels are provided. The beach is unbelievable just as others have reviewed. It is literally 10 steps away from the reef. All day long you will find others making the trek to the beach to spend some time snorkelling here. We were lucky to have the reef literally outside our door. If you are a snorkelling fan - this is definitely the location you want to be in. We saw 11 varieties of fish on our first day.
We had a 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment on the ground floor. There is no beach view and this is a shame although, our terrace had beautiful pink flowers and sitting outside was very pleasant. The ambiance of our condo reminded me a bit of Florida rather than an exclusive Caribbean destination but, that is just a personal observation. Our terrace didn't face the pool but, I was happy to have the privacy nevertheless.
When we first entered our condo, we were very pleased with what we saw. The furniture was neutral and actually quite comfortable! The beds weren't the highest quality but, it wasn't a deal breaker. The kitchen was equipped with stainless steel appliances which, were fully operational. All in all, the apartment was tasteful and provided all the necessary comforts but, the finishings were lacking (ex. tile countertops, dated showers etc.). You knew you weren't in a 5 star hotel but, for the price and last minute bookings, we really didn't mind. After a few days, the unit began to feel like home. The condo was clean and daily maid service was a definite bonus. We bought groceries at IGA which is nearby and we had breakfast in-house every morning.
The clientele at the Reef Residences seemed to be 40+ while we visited. We did not see any families while we were there which lent to its quiet atmosphere. This is something that we were looking for so for us, it fit the bill perfectly. Every time we passed a guest, we were greeted with a friendly hello... We felt like we were amongst friends. The happiness at Reef Residences was infectious.
Finding the resort is quite tricky your first time out. If you are renting a car, tell whomever is giving you directions that you are looking for the Windsong Resort. The condo units are literally attached to the Windsong. Also, it is very near Beaches Resort. The first time we drove to the resort, it took us 1.25 hours which, it should have only taken us 20 min because the woman at the rental car desk didn't know where the Reef Residences were and sent us on a wild goose chase. If you want to do more than visit the Grace Bay Beach then renting a car is highly recommended. We were told that taxis were infrequent and very pricey so it made more value sense to rent. Look for local rental companies rather than large American chains... They are much less expensive and definitely more pleasant to deal with.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay at Reef Residences. The friendly staff and guests, the great location and practicality of the condos made our stay quite enjoyable. Even though we prefer to be pampered as hotel guests with on-site restaurant facilities and expansive swimming pools, being autonomous and exploring the island was very interesting. Provo is not like Punta Cana with all its all-inclusive resorts or Aruba with its high-rise hotel zone so, we just went with the flow and did what most visitors do while in Provo. We would definitely recommend this condo-hotel with a big thumbs up.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My wife found this gem. We were searching for a condo-style accomodation because we like the added room and do much of our cooking while vacationing. That was especially important on this trip because we understood that TCI is an expensive place to vacation. So true. Lunches with one drink each (2 people) were always over $50.
Reef Residences (RR) is a cluster of three, identical buildings around the pool, each with four one-bedroom units up and four two-bedroom units down. Each upstairs unit has a small veranda with a table two chairs. It was a nice place to sit, but don't expect to see the ocean. RR is back a few hundred yards from the beach, with the view blocked by trees and/or the resort between RR and the beach. Still, our veranda looked out over the pool to one side and the riot of beautiful, flowering trees to the front and othe side.
The downstairs units had a large, outdoor seating courthard. Tucked into the corner of the unit, two walls of the courtyard are closed and the other two are semi-open, with a low wall and arch and more of the dense, tropical flowering trees.
The pool is small but nice. There are four umbrellas with two loungers each and two unbrella tables with four chairs each. Only once during the week were all of the sitting areas filled. We met some wonderful folks sitting around the pool. I think we were the only Americans. Provo, at least at this time of year, is clearly where Canadians vacation. Each afternoon, you are welcome to a comlimentary rum bunch (the official island cocktail, available everywhere ... and delicious).
We didn't see anyone with kids while there. Most of the guests were 40 - 65 age range, so this isn't party central. It's a quiet and relaxing stay.
Vern, the resort manager, is almost always available in the poolside reception area to provide whatever help you need. Like everyone on this island, he was a warm, friendly and helpful ambassador for TCI. Most days, the owner would also be in the reception area, eager to talk with you about the resort or the island.
Our unit was large, nicely decorated and in very good condition. The burned-out lightbulb in the bathroom was instantly replaced by the maintenance man. The daily maid service was a nice bonus.
For a relaxing stay in quite, spacious accomodations, Reef Residences would be a great choice.

Room Tip: We'd read about a noisy place nearby. We did hear a bit of music coming from the east, but it wa...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Also Known As:
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Reef Residences On Grace Bay Turks And Caicos/Providenciales
Address: Stubbs Road, 00000, Providenciales
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Location: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Providenciales
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #17 of 44 hotels in Providenciales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Reef Residences on Grace Bay 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These 24, two-level Bermuda style residences embrace the charm of the islands. At the center of the three buildings is a free-form pool and whirlpool Jacuzzi. The tranquil atmosphere includes lavish landscaping of fragrant frangipani, hibiscus, brillian bougainvillea and palms. All suites have fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, living rooms, dining area, bedroom with king-size bed and master bathroom. The lower level suites have a second bathroom with a shower. A spa and fitness center featuring state-of-the-art health club equipment is located on site. Daily maid service is included. The famous snorkeling reef is a 200 ft. walk down a paved walk way. ... more   less 
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