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Salt Raker Inn
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Reviewed March 16, 2007

This Inn is great due to its location (next to Oasis Diving and by the ocean) and innkeeper Erika (helpful and friendly), but lousy in terms of upkeep and amenities. We stayed for 5 days. Grand Turk is a place for diving (It was FANTASTIC), but not for Resort seekers as there isn't much to do in the evenings. We wanted to like the Inn, but the room was pretty poor. Always dealing with mosquitos because the cleaning woman leaves the door open for an hour; the good side was that the room was cleaned very well daily. The ceiling fan chain was broken off, so couldn't be turned on, but the AC was fine. The towels were old, bleach and sometimes rust-stained, and hard. The bathroom had paint peeling, shower drain very slow so had a "pool" with every shower and shower head pointed straight ahead. Sometimes the hot water was used up, so cold shower. There were some toilet flushing problems too (not much). In the front patio garden, there were leaves galore that were never raked up, except for started in one corner one day, but never finished. There were lounge chairs in this area that were covered with dirt and leaves. Now the concrete part of the patio and in front of the rooms was very clean and kept that way. We took one of the lounge chairs from the garden area, cleaned it off and put it by our door and that was nice.
In general, this was just not an attractive place to stay. Everything is indeed on island time on Grand Turk, and since we were relaxing, that suited us fine. However, you can run into problems making meeting times due to waiting for food or service at the restaurants. Leave yourself a lot of extra time. Our next door neighbor was staying for 2 weeks and loved the place, so it is really all about your expectations.
Note, in this area the beach is divided by breakwaters, old piers, etc., so not a place where one can walk for miles along a sandy beach. For that you would need to go further north or south out of town, not within walking distance. The Bohio would be a place for that.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2006

I stayed at the Salt Racker Inn for two weeks modest met my needs the location is very good as you are walking distance to everything you need. Erica runs the place and does a GREAT JOB!! Diving was enjoyable and Oasis did a very good job everyday making us feel special. I felt the prices were very affordable. rented a scooter from Val's and explored the island. It is a very special place and the belongers and those who have moved there are very welcoming. I will return many times Maybe I will buy some property there. People have to remember this island is very relaxed, do not expect the service you get in the more devloped locations. That is why I like it, if it takes a hour to get your food relax and enjoy yourself.
Larry From MI.

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Reviewed December 1, 2005

The Salt Raker Inn is quaint and has a lot of history. However, if you are expecting to have new fixtures or resort service, go somewhere else. The inn is historic. The rooms have beautiful wood floors and airconditioning. They also have ceiling fans and mosquito nets.

Grand Turk caters to divers. The inns there are NOT set up for entertainment or activity. This was fine with me!

Erika is great at getting you what you need, including wake up calls and taxi cabs to the airport.

There were a couple of problems. The shower stall in the bathroom was tiny and falling apart. It was dark and hard to see, so anything more that basic clean up, like shaving your legs, is pretty tough.

The second night I was there a rat came into the room about 1 am and ran across my head. I was upset, but this inn IS in the tropics. I did not have ANY food in the room, so I don't know what it was after. I tucked the mosquito net into the mattress corners for the rest of my stay, so that if it came back, it would have trouble getting into bed with me again.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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9  Thank temperaturewuss
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Reviewed August 17, 2005

The Saltraker is a small 180 year-old Bermuda style whaling house and it just drips charm. Erika, the proprietor is amazing, super-friendly and fluent in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

The rooms are clear and well maintained with excellent air conditioning (an important factor). The restaurant Secret Garden has wonderful hashed lobster and mac and cheese, and friendly folks.

I’ve stayed at almost all of the hotels on Grand Turk, and the Saltraker is my favorite, mostly because of the hard work of Erika.

  • Stayed: August 2005, traveled on business
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Trenton, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 4, 2003

What a holiday, manager was a bit like Basil Fawlty at first but when you understood his English humour he was fun, His wife great, food increadable, experience a bit like our man in Havana, Great fun, Diving Company Mitch a bit pretentious thinks he can sing across the road, keep the day job. good impersination of Chuck Norris.

Ben

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