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Galleon House Bed & Breakfast
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   31 Kongens Gade | P.O. Box 6577, Charlotte Amalie 00804, St. Thomas   |  
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Longmont, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Just Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I can't believe anyone would have anything negative to say about the Galleon House. This was one of the most positive experiences in all of my travels...you will be hard pressed to find a kinder, more genuine staff, ANYWHERE!!!
Big deal, there are a few steps to climb...exercise is good for you. And if you are not physically able to handle the climb, simply do not stay there. But for those who travel light or who don't mind lugging suitcases, this is definitely an awesome place to stay. Basic, very clean, perfect locale, so affordable, lovely view and with Chris's awesome breakfast included, how in the world can you go wrong???
I am not sure why "TEO308" wrote in his review that check-in doesn't occur till after 7p.m., but I really don't think that is true. I let them know my arrival time, and they were there for me. Also, showed up a little early on my way back through from Tortola, and had no problem getting into my room. These people are there to please!
Chris, Gail, Giovana...kudos! You are all simply amazing! I really wish more establishments would follow your lead! Keep up the good work!

Room Tip: I stayed in an interior room w/my own bathroom. Just great! I did see an exterior room w/it's ow...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dearborn, Michigan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

First, a caution: many stairs, no elevator.
As Charlotte Amalie is built on hillsides
almost no building is on level ground. Exceptions being the airport and the docking areas.
That said, the Galleon house is in a perfect location, and staff will help with luggage.
Close to everything in the downtown, walking to shops, restaurants, and activities is a breeze.
The view of the city at nightfall is spectacular, especially in the rooms facing west. All rooms have a small private balcony with seating, perfect for having a rum drink and enjoying the sunset. Or the sunrise, if you are so inclined. After all it is the tropics and you are on vacation.
Great price, spotless air-conditioned rooms with fabulous views, and sunken tub/shower. Doesn't get a whole lot better!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mountlake Terrace, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Wonderful B&B overlooking Charlotte Amalie. We stayed one night as a jump-off point to our vacation week in the BVI. It was so charming, we booked for our last night in St. Thomas before flying back home. The rooms are quaint and unique--- like your staying with a funky-hip grandma.
We arrived late in the evening (10:45) but beautiful Yoanna (sp) was there to greet us and show us to our room. Breakfast on the common patio was delicious and Chris (the owner) acted as waiter and cook. Breakfast was home-made delicious and we got to know our fellow B&B'rs while we enjoyed a nice view of the harbor below. The outdoor pool is extremely well-kept and is very refreshing--- not the chlorine bath most public pool are!The staff is so friendly and welcoming we had to come back. This time we stayed in one of the upper rooms with a water view and it was great. The only negative we can think of is that you need to be able to climb several flights of outdoor stairs to get to the Galleon House -- not a negative for us but could be for other travelers. Perhaps the best validation came from another couple we met at breakfast. It was their first time staying at the Galleon House even though they have been coming to St. Thomas for 20 years. They said it was a jewel they wish they had discovered earlier--- made us first-timers feel even better about our choice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The worst hotel I've been in my life. It must have more than 10.000 steps. I advise people to old, don't go to this Hotel. The check-in does not occur before 7 pm.
all people arriving has a horrible surprise. The person who answers the Hotel is already accustomed to overlook guests

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was the best place I have ever stayed. To return to a welcome back after spending a day in paradise is awesome. I would be willing to climb a mountain in order to receive the kind and caring treatement we received at The Galleon House. Not an act. They are trully kind and considerate. Beth and I will surely return to our home away from home :-)

Scott and Beth

  • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Nice bed and breakfast. We stayed in the basic room which is simply 4 walls big bathroom, cable, fridge, and ac. No window. However, there are many rooms with great view and balconies. Great customer service and very polite. They took care of every request from private taxi being Nathaniel who was always on time. It is right next to everything you need.There are a lot of steps but they will take care of your bags. The pool was always spotless. Would absolutely stay again. Best bang for your buck in St. Thomas

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Burley, ID
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15 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stayed at the Galleon House the night before and the night after a sailing trip. Rates are reasonable for St. Thomas, will book 1 night at a time in peak season (many places require 3 nights), view is terrific, decent cooked to order breakfast is included. Rooms are dated but satisfactory if you don't plan to spend much time in your room. About a 10 minute walk to waterfront where most bars and restaurants are located. Trade off - you must climb around 60 stairs with your luggage from the street to get to the check in area, and another 30 or so stairs from there to your room, so be forewarned. Staff is friendly.

Room Tip: Pick a room with bay views - you are up on a hillside so views are terrific.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Galleon House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 31 Kongens Gade | P.O. Box 6577, Charlotte Amalie 00804, St. Thomas
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Charlotte Amalie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Galleon House Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galleon House is a quaint, small hotel on Government Hill in downtown Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas. Enjoy your complimentary home cooked breakfast on the verandah with gorgeous views of downtown and the harbor. We are walking distance to the ferries to St John and British Virgin Islands as well as all the bars, restaurants and fantastic shopping that St Thomas is known for. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Galleon House Bed And Breakfast
Galleon House Hotel Charlotte Amalie
Galleon House St Thomas
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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