We stayed here with my parents and adult children. We chose Tamarind because of previous reviews we had read. The setting is very pleasant, great grounds, close to the airport (10 minutes), large refreshing pool with swim up bar. The restaurant serves excellent food and the bartender makes great drinks. That is where the pleasantries end.
The rooms are quaint but underneath that they are filthy. Bedsprads were deplorable, the beds old and uncomfortable, and my wife, mom, and daughter experienced bug bites from sleeping in the beds. The air conditioning was pointless as it just made noise and really did not cool. We could have put up with all of this because after all we were in the Carribean but the owners and staff made us feel like they were doing us a favor to let us stay there.
We have been to the BVI several times and keep coming back because the locals are so honest and friendly. That is still true but not at the Tamarind. We honestly felt like we were not welcome. They serve fresh fruit and coffee in the morning but none of the staff ever says good morning, how did you sleep, can we get you anything? My wife felt uncomfortable asking for hot water for a cup of tea. We really did not feel welcome and we spent over $900 at this establishment.
In rushing to the airport my father left an electronic device in the room on their last night there. After numerous calls to staff and owners about seeing if we could retrieve it we gave up as they kept saying no one had turned it in - almost to the point of not believing us that it was left there. We would not recommed the Tamarind Club. We will definetly return to the BVI but not to the Tamarind Club.
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- Hillside Hotel with views over Josiah's Bay Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Tamarind Club Hotel Tortola
- Tamarind Hotel Tortola
- The Tamarind Hotel
- The Tamarind Club Tortola, British Virgin Islands