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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Maria's by the Sea

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Maria's by the Sea
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Road Town
Willemstad, Curacao
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“not as good as promoted”
Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Grandes, i took a standaard room, so perhaps i shouldn't complain when there is no hot water and the airco isn't working well. and the rust stains in the bath tube. but It looks likte a run down hotel to me, and for those rats I expected beter.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Maria's is near Nanny Cay where I was sailboat racing, so perfect location. We had three rooms. Right on ocean, has a pool, restaurant and bar, rooms are nice - all good. Checked me out a day early (they apologized) with the other two rooms, no wakeup call, so missed flight (they apologized), wallet had gone to St. Thomas by mistake and they wouldn't give me a $50 advance on my credit card (after spending $2000) to get to airport and pay departure tax (they said against policy). Luckily, I found someone to borrow a few dollars from.

Room Tip: people say the new wing is better, but I was very happy with the old wing. Ocean waves help you s...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Lexington Park, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Maria's by the Sea is totally transformed. Has elevators, business center, fitness center and now offers brand new ocean view rooms and suites like no other on Tortola. With the same great location in the heart of Roadtown, the location and convenience cannot be beat. Great value for the amenities, cleanliness and size!!! We were greatly impressed.

Room Tip: The Fitness Center is under construction but is a nice size and should be finished soon.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed here for 3 days while doing business in Tortola. Office was just across the street so it was perfect location. Walked to shops and restaurants easily.

Service from staff was good and always with a smile. Restaurant staff were friendly and food portions were large.

Occupancy was very low so the dining room was almost deserted both for breakfast & dinner. No entertainment/music made the experience dull at times. The seaside view sometimes made up for lack of ambient music.

  • Stayed September 2013
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Maria's by the Sea is excellently located right in the harbor of Road Town. It is walking distance from where the cruise ships and ferries dock. It is a nice hotel, clean and comfortable. Other than the restaurant and the pool it does not have other amenities.

The hotel recently opened a new section. Rooms in the old section are good, but everything is worn off. Rooms in the new section are brand new and you can notice it. There is a difference of about $75 per night to stay in the new section vs the old section.

Customer service is occasionally average and other times it is poor. Eating at the restaurant can take you over 2 hours because of the slow service.

Overall the Hotel is good, but above the price average for the region. True that it is very good located, but if you rent a car this is meaningless. The island is only about 22 square miles. It is easy to drive, just remember to keep on your left!

The island is about 13 miles long and 3 miles wide. Taxi fares will commence on $30 for a single passenger. Four (4) passengers will easily pay $50 for a 15 minute ride. The island is small, but not necessarily walking distance to various attractions. The best alternative is to rent a car, which depending on the company can be around $50 per day.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

I was recently in Tortola for work. My colleagues and I stayed at Maria's. The restaurant has decent food at decent prices. The rooms were ok (we stayed in the older wing), not bad, not great. The staff are very friendly and were able to provide us with recommendations on other places to eat and decent bars to drink at. Road Town has a great selection of shops, bars, and restaurants. One of the main ferry docks is also right there. The rooms were spacious with a few extra chairs and a small fridge. Although I didn't watch much TV, I was trying to get some College Football highlights/scores, I was only able to get 4 x total channels and some of these were fuzzy at best. Overall a decent hotel in a great location for a decent price.

Room Tip: Book a room in the newly renovated wing and try to get a water view vs a city view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Grand Cayman
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed at Maria's earlier this year for a conference. Place had modern amenites and yet still a tropical feel. Staff were pleasant. Island is beautiful and not overdeveloped. If staying in Road Town, facilites are all in walking distance. Had a great time!

Room Tip: Second floor facing the harbour
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Maria's by the Sea

Property: Maria's by the Sea
Address: Road Harbour, Road Town, Tortola
Location: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Tortola > Road Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Road Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Maria's by the Sea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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