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Review of Bird Rock Beach Hotel

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Bird Rock Beach Hotel
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Basseterre
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It's okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

+ great diving, friendly staff
- really hard beds, good view by the pool but noisy late into the night
I doubt staying here again. Equivalent value hotels are available. The diving run out of the same location is top notch however. Professional staff with beautiful dives.

  • Stayed July 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had a wonderful time at this hotel. I was there for a conference, but left, having a vacation!! The people at the front desk, Liz and Uma were wonderful and made the trip feel like at was at home. The hotel was quiet and the food great!! The view was breath taking every morning and I enjoyed watching the sunsets by the pool. I would recommend this hotel to anyone that wants to visit the island and want to peaceful place to stay. Cant' wait to return and swim with the dolphins!!!

Room Tip: Higher floors have a better view
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is very quiet, and is the ideal place to rest and stay away from crowds and noise. Great food in the restaurant, and the staff is very friendly. The beach is secluded and pretty quiet. Ideal for families. Nice dive shop as well. A very good option for a nice price.

Stayed June 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place is barely a hotel. Yes you get your own room. You might get hot water in that room. You're not sharing with back packers, but it's barely worth to call this place a hotel. There is a nice view of the downtown, and the sunset, but the only reason to travel here is for the diving.

The diving is a bit off the beaten track and staff are pretty good. We can all bash PADI (put another dollar in) all we want, but the staff people that PADI creates do a good job at building a safe and enjoyable dive experience.

Too bad there is no PADI school for wannabe hotel operators.

We had a room with a kitchenette, and that worked out just fine.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

The staff are friendly, the rooms are clean, it over look the harbor of Basseterre.
And there is a old saying ! ! you get what you pay for. however some time when sounds too good be true, think twice .

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Rio Verde, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

2nd stay here (1st Aug 2012). Stayed again due to very budget friendly price and expected view. The good: View of sea from balcony, very nice, in spite of the ongoing demolition/construction. Kitchenette was nice; we didn't eat out often, and enjoyed having our own nice cold beer (picked up at the distributer makes it a bargain). Room was clean, and staff was really nice. Sam a maintenance guy (who also worked on our hot water), even picked and opened a coconut for me, so I could enjoy fresh coconut water. AC unit was brand new and a big upgrade from our 2012 stay. Nice flat screen TV, but very few channels (didn’t matter as we spent a lot of time outside on the balcony). Free in-room Wi-Fi was excellent and very fast (compared to that of students living on island).

The excellent: Dive St. Kitts the on-site dive operation is wonderful. In 2012 we dove with Tony, this time was with Danny. Both are excellent, ensuring divers have a safe and awesome time. Dive boat captain, Captain Crabby is well, a really caring crab, he watches over to ensure all divers and dive masters are safe. I wouldn’t dive with anyone else on the island. I also appreciate their efforts to remove invasive lion fish. Also, nice snorkeling on reef and rocks in hotel area.

Bird Rock is kind-of centrally located, so it is relatively close to Port Zante, a bit further to Marriott, Shipwreck, Cockleshell and other beaches. A longer drive out to Brimstone Fort and Romney Manor/Caribelle Batik.

The not so good: The condition of the rooms was generally fair. Also, when we booked a few months in advance, we were unaware of construction plans. Gone is Rocky's Beach Bar, to be replaced by "fine dining". Divers kind of liked hanging out at Rocky’s after returning from diving, but that is no longer an option.

The bed was okay, as were other furnishings. The walls are this, loud neighbors a couple of nights made sleeping a challenge. Ceiling fan was loud enough it helped mask the neighbor sounds. If you rent a car, be aware that parking is extremely limited, often no place for guests to park, except in grassy area across the street.

Restaurants are fair. Breakfast average price and quality. Lunch served in different space, but same kitchen (great Captain Crabby burger). Dinner menu at restaurant limited, ask for Rocky's menu if you want a simpler fare.

Hot water often only warm, hot showers not always available, at first due to part being out (couldn’t replace it for a few days). Front desk did offer to change our room, but offered room had view of pool and pool “bar” not the ocean. We said no thanks, but they did give us a key to a vacant room that had hotter water.

Owner did speak with us about our concerns; he knew our names, and that we were repeat customers. He seemed genuinely interested in hearing from us, and made us feel like he wanted us to return in the future. He also shared his ideas with us.

The really bad: The pillows were horrible. A pile of granite stuffed in a pillow case would have been more comfortable. We rolled up towels and put them in the pillow cases, instead of the pillows.

Construction made it difficult to access beach at hotel.

A side note: Owner evidently planning on many changes: moving the breakwater rocks out a 100-150ft, to build a big artificial beach (so much for the local reef?), adding a dolphin - people encounter (I’m not clear on the location, but sounds like will not be built in ocean (some may want it; none we talked to do), adding fine dining restaurant (he hopes this will be done before October/November 2014). My opinion is there is plenty of “fine dining” on the island, and I’d prefer Rocky’s.

Would we stay there again? Probably, but only if the room stays bargain priced; can't beat the views (we checked at Timothy’s Beach Resort (no sea view) and Marriott (not really sea views from the rooms, but beautiful property and beaches). An added plus, is although signs say otherwise, Marriott didn’t mind us enjoying their beach amenities (cabanas, chaise lounges, etc.) for free; however, we did purchase food and drink there, and it was off-season. Saw lots of sea turtles (juvenile green sea turtles, enjoying the sea grass at the Mariott).

Room Tip: Rooms in groups 200 or 300 have best views, and seemed more recently upgraded.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Quebec, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

When it sounds too good to be true, be careful !
Take Bird Rock Beach Hotel for example, they advertised three restaurants but it is not mentioned that all meals come from the same kitchen, all restaurants are not open at the same time and one of them is just a remote serving area closer to the beach (beach which has a very rocky bottom filled with sea urchins, feet protection recommended).
The swim up bar is physically built but there was no alcohol on the shelves nor was there any bartender to serve at that bar for the 14 days we were there.
Wi-fi was advertised as "high speed available everywhere" but was nonexistent at the pool and very difficult to get at the restaurant.
I shouldn't complain too much, we booked for a regular non smoking room and we got a room with kitchenette (including a nice cigarette smell at no extra charge).
Although it would have been nice to have a working air conditioner with that, we only had to change rooms twice during our stay because the unit was defective...two times within 4 days.
One thing that bothered me though was the sound of a television of a neighbour and the heavy snoring of the other neighbour traveling through the unsealed communicating doors, which were on both sides of the room next to the bed.
Our plumbing was working fine even if the faucets were a little noisy, but our upstairs neighbour was not so lucky, she had to change rooms to get hot water.
Did anyone read about the transportation accommodations from the hotel to anywhere on the island ? Not surprising, it's not mentioned anywhere but you have to pay a taxi ride (about $15US to go and $15 US to come back) every time you decide to eat out or do any activities but it didn't bother us too much, we loved the 45 minute walk to town, it was just a little adventurous knowing that there are no sidewalks in this part of town.
On a brighter note, I really loved the dive centre, the staff was very professional and attentive, the equipment and the boat were up to date and in perfect working condition. The staff took good care of my gear and kept it on the premises during our stay. If I had to rate this place based on the dive centre, it would get 5 stars.
Unfortunately, I have to look at the overall experience.
I even tried to get in touch with the owner (who is also the manager) while we were there, I had written a full page of low cost improvements for him but he never contacted us, in fact we never saw him at all while we stayed there.
Maintenance was neglected around and inside the hotel, the reception and the restaurant were closed when we arrived at 9 PM, the windows didn't open and even if they did, the screens were broken and the safety door locks were non functional. We had a room facing the ocean with a regular steel door and a tiny window but the adjacent rooms had extremely noisy sliding doors when opening and closing and were waking up the neighbours.
Regarding the front office, the staff was very helpful and efficient for the hotel matters but when it came to restaurants or outings, we had the impression that they were instructed not to suggest anything.
This review might sound bad as it is but remember that not everybody is looking for a five star hotel and the price is right for what you get at Bird Rock Beach Hotel. You just need to be aware that this is a remote place, away from the town and you need to pay a taxi ride for every outing, don’t expect a great beach and eatery is limited.
I personally can put up with everything that I mentioned in this review but not everyone can and if I had known all this ahead of time, I might have chosen to stay somewhere else closer to town and I would have traveled (free pick up anywhere) to come diving.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bird Rock Beach Hotel
Address: Pelican Mall, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Location: Caribbean > St. Kitts and Nevis > St. Kitts > Basseterre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Basseterre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bird Rock Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a secluded cove overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Bird Rock Beach Hotel captivates you with its tranquil setting and its warm hospitality. Guests have access to a wide variety of water based activities including swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. There are three restaurants including Rocky’s Beach Bar & Grill. The hotel’s 46 air-conditioned rooms are tastefully furnished and include a king-size bed or two queen-size beds, full bathrooms, cable TV, and private balconies with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Kids 11 and under say free when sharing with adults. Dive St Kitts, the island’s premier dive operation, is located at the base of the hotel. The private harbor shelters the 32' twin 200HP monohull and is perfectly located on one of the best, easy access, shore dives on the Caribbean side of St Kitts. ... more   less 
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Bird Rock Beach Resort
Bird Rock Beach Basseterre
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