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Maria's by the Sea
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Reviewed May 27, 2008

We were looking for a nice clean moderately priced room for one night prior to taking the morning ferry to Anegada. Based on the advice of both tripadvisor and traveltalkonline we decided upon Maria's by the Sea. Maria's fit the bill perfectly. The rooms are simple but were very clean, had a nice balcony, was moderately priced, working air conditioning, and a block or two easy walk to the ferry dock..... exactly what we were looking for. We did not eat at the restaurant but did visit the bar and enjoyed some nice conversation. If you plan to be on Tortola for more than a couple days you may consider staying elsewhere on the island, such as in Cane Garden Bay, but Maria's is perfect if you need a night or two in Road Town before taking the ferry or a charter.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2008

I stayed at Maria's for one night prior to a ferry trip to Anegada. I booked a superior room with a balcony overlooking the harbor and other islands in the distance. The room was large and clean. I could sit on the balcony for hours listening to the waves and watching the traffic come in/out of the harbour. There is no beach, but a small pool area.

It's a short walk from the ferry terminal -- take a right when arriving and keep turning toward the water until you're there. Check in was no problem. If you have an early ferry to catch make sure you check out the night before as the front desk does not open until 7 - 8 am each morning.

The hotel is in the heart of Roadtown, but I didn't venture out. I'm not sure of the walk to area restaurants except for Pusser's which is very close. The restaurant at Maria's was good.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled solo
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1  Thank bamabreeze
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Reviewed February 19, 2008

Tortola: Maria's by the Sea
February, 2008

Maria's is a basic motel to rest your head on Tortola before or after a boat trip. There is nothing fancy about the place but it has the basics and is clean. The staff moves fairly slow but that is typical for the islands so it is really no different than anywhere else. There is a restaurant on site which is a nice convenience to grab breakfast or a lunch snack.

The location is right on the water although there is no beach and it is literally across the street from the downtoan Roadtown area so you can walk anywhere for dinner (which is nice considering the cab rides are pretty expensive on Tortola).

If you are looking for a basic, safe, clean place to stay, I would recommend Maria's.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Babs35
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Reviewed August 23, 2007

We stayed 2 nights at Maria's before boarding a boat lin February, 2007, and had a very pleasant experience. The hotel was nice and clean, not luxurious, but very adequate. The location was excellent, right in the center of town. Our room had a nice balcony and the view was incredible. We spent several hours just gazing out at the sea. We had dinner at the hotel one night, and the atmosphere of dining on the terrace with the gentlebreezes was wonderful, but sadly, the food was not that good. If you want a nice hotel at a reasonable price for a night or two, I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank singinglori
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Reviewed August 16, 2007

Maria's was OK. We stayed there the night before we had to catch a ferry. The room was sparse, with no plugs in the bathroom, no pictures on the walls, not well lit etc. The food at the restaurant there was good, but the service was very slow (even by island standards). It is under renovation, but it is a very short walk to the ferry terminal.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled as a couple
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