Rhymer's was perfect for travelers who only require a comfortable, clean bed, a warm shower and a toilet while staying in the Caribbean. Unlike other reviewers, our towels were clean and smelled just fine. Our shower had unlimited hot water with so much pressure that it could have pushed me into the opposite wall. I am paranoid about hotel beds anyway, and always do a search for signs of bed bugs. Nothing like that here. The beds were very clean and very comfortable. When one of the most beautiful beaches on Tortola is mere steps away, why would you need anything else?
It is true that the hotel doesn't have much curb appeal. It's painted a bright pink, as if it's been hosed down in Pepto Bismol. But so what? The reception lady was always pleasant and the restaurant is just fine (try the Conch Fritters - the best on Cane Garden Bay).
My girlfriend and I spent three days on Tortola. We had a great time. The first day we basically had the entire beach to ourselves. The second day we awoke to an overcast morning and took a taxi ($26 each way for two people...which is very expensive if you can't get a group together) to Road Town for a bit of shopping. The hills in Tortola are even worse than St. John so if you are faint of heart about driving up massive inclines (no guardrails) then maybe you should think twice about renting a car and go the expensive route (Taxi). On the third morning, it was great weather AND a cruise ship day. It was amusing to watch the beach transform into something you would see on a postcard. Rows and rows of chairs and umbrellas (the umbrella's cost $5 per day on a cruise ship day, regardless if you are patronizing the hotel or not).
We found Ryhmer's to be the cheapest restaurant on the beach. We also visited Myett's which was very pretty and very good and also, very expensive (count on at least $30 per entree, salad not included).
We would definitely visit Rhymer's again. The lodging was dirt cheap compared to other hotels in the islands, and the view is spectacular!
- Also Known As:
- Rhymers Beach Tortola
- Hotel Rhymers Beach
- Rhymers Beach Hotel Tortola, British Virgin Islands