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“Tremendous position and very good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Keegan's Beachside Hotel,Apartments & Cottage

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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lower Bay
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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“Tremendous position and very good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

It's basic, but clean and with a great location, almost on the beach, it represents good value for money. It could improve on the service front food and drink wise, but there are alternatives only a few minutes walk away on both sides. Delightful staff and owners more than make up for any deficiencies.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

Let me start by saying that the location of Keegan's was fantastic, the owners were extremely hospitable, and the rates were a tremendous value, which allowed for us to stay in Bequia twice as long as we had originally planned.

Don't expect the rooms to be luxurious, you get what you pay for. Our apartment was very basic and spartan, with only the barest of essentials. We were lucky we had the foresight to bring our own toiletries. My husband described our accommodations as "rustic".

Also, because the area is so hot and humid, which is no fault of Keegan's, the linens and towels never seemed completely dry and had a sour, mildew odor. I couldn't stand it, so I used my own pillow and blanket that I happened to have with me for airplane travel. My husband didn't mind it so much.

Sleep was the most difficult, however, because neighboring dogs kept us up all night. We had to endure 2 weeks of barking, howling, and whining every single evening into the wee hours. I never got a good nights rest, even though I brought earplugs with me.

It was really nice having a kitchen in our apartment, and the money we saved allowed us to do a lot of other activities on the island. It was also lovely being just steps away from a gorgeous beach with beautiful reefs to explore. Even so, I just couldn't stay here again. When I'm on vacation, I like being able to relax all the way, and that means being able to sleep in relative peace and in sheets that don't stink.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo NY
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3 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

We were really looking forward to staying at Keegan's -- the location on Lower Bay seemed very appealing and it is so reasonably priced but unfortunately, that was about all that we found appealing once we arrived. It is not the cleanest place (and we have stayed in quite a few places including small hotels and we are not terribly picky). It also is quite noisy--the Number 10 room is right next to the kitchen and there was kitchen noise and loud music all night, way past midnight. It did not get quiet until the early morning hours. Also, it says it has A/C and there are units in each bedroom but there is no glass in the windows and there are no screens either--just shutters that you can close but they do leave gaps, so the A/C doesn't work that well and noise and bugs can still come in. We had to leave this property earlier than we expected. Also, the night we arrived, there was a private party in the restaurant, so we couldn't eat there. The bedrooms do have a toilet and shower -- they are literally right in the same room with just a shower curtain around them. I wondered if the excellent reviews of other travelers were mostly because they had come to Keegan's during the high season and maybe the hotel isn't fully functioning during low season, we came in June. Unfortunately, while the location is fine, we do not recommend this hotel. On the other hand, Bequia is truly wonderful and it's totally worth visiting, even with the long trek that it requires.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

Very reasonably priced hotel, right on the beach, great place to stay, I really enjoyed it, don't want to oversell it, but a great value.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Isla de Margarita
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2009

We stayed at Keegans (calling it Keegans Beach RESORT is a bit over the top) but it is a great option for a family run operation.
It sits directly across from Lower Bay Beach on a very un-busy dead end road which is a perfect situation for families with kids.
Our two bedroom apartment was just fine for the price paid-clean as a whistle and with everything you would need to prepare most meals-which saved us a bundle of money with two kids. Lower Bay is a great beach.
They have a great B.B.Q. on weekends that gets a lot of locals and an onsite restaurant that serves breakfast if you choose.
Its within walking distance to Port Elizabeth and Princess Margaret beach and the restaurants and watering holes of town. Altho-be warned-the walk from Lower Bar to the harbor is not for those with heart conditions-a good part of the walk is up a STEEP hill.
The help at this place are quite helpfull and courteous and attended to our every need.
We are going back with family members for easter week and the yearly regatta in 2010.
I would recommend this place hands down for those that are seeking some local flavour and some good accomodations at a reasonable price!!!
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  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

We went to Bequia as a short trip -3 days during our holiday in Barbados at the beginning of Feb this year.
The hotel rooms are quite basic but very clean with everything you need. Aircon, fridge, a cooling breeze and a shower that has hot water!
The staff at Keegans are excellent - very friendly and nothing is too much trouble, also they suggested "Fatman Taxis" who we used and would also recommend.
The location is perfect - two steps from the beach bar onto Lower Bay - beautiful beach with 3 other beach bars in close proximity.
It is easy to get to P/E either by taxi or water taxi only a few minutes away with the bars/restaurants and bank there.
The view over the bay is stunning and the beach is great .
Would love to go back there and would stay at Keegans again

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2004

Keegan's is a fantastic place to escape. Located on a lovely stretch of beach with swimming and snorkeling. Easy access to town via taxi or water taxi. These people treat everyone like family. They have a basic guest house and self catering apts. meal plans avail. and a restaurant/bar on site. At least 4 other restaurants within walking distance! They are happy to arrange transportation, day trips etc. Just Ask! This is truly the place for a stress free vacation and the island of Bequia is Awesome! Crime is almost nonexistent here and all of the Residents seem truly intent upon making your visit a great one. Day trips are easily arranged to The Tobago Cays, Mustique and many St.
Vincent sites. Next trip I'll just choose to relax right at Lower Bay and Keegans!

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Address: Lower Bay, Lower Bay, Bequia
Location: Caribbean > St. Vincent and the Grenadines > Bequia > Lower Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lower Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Keegan's on Lower Bay, Bequia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, right by the beach with a choice of Hotel rooms, apartments and a cottage. Situated on beautiful Lower Bay, a near mile long stretch of golden sand lapped by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Swim before a leisurely breakfast served on the terrace overlooking the beach and sea. Enjoy our home cooked meals and the hospitality our family has been providing since 1978 in Lower Bay. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Keegan`s Beach Hotel Bequia
Keegan's Beachside Hotel,Apartments & Cottage Bequia/Lower Bay

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