We stayed here for 3 nights over Presidents day weekend, which was also a surprise trip for me.. only had about 24 hours to do any research or planning.... Very glad I came to TA first to read up... I was alittle worried about where we had to stay, but most reviews seemed honest and good.
Glad I knew what to expect going in or I am sure I would have been disappointed. We are very easy people to please and don't need or expect much but a clean environment. Our main dissappointment was that we were given an old non updated room on the first floor with no patio. They said they were full at check in and had nothing else, didn't question it.
We checked in about 2:30 and got our room right away room 153. Was nothing special it did have a flat screen tv so not sure what the "upgraded" rooms have that we didn't. It was old and worn but clean. Unpacked and made our way down to the beach to explore.. quick 3-5 min walk.. super safe did the walk many times alone and different times and ALWAYS felt safe.
Here is the only negative thing we encourted and could have been a problem if we were staying longer... The beach first of all is just breath taking the water, the sand gorgeous.. I've been to alot of different beaches and this blows them all away. Comfort Suites has a alittle area that has about 20 chairs to use for it's guest.. of course all first come first serve.. So in the middle of the afternoon on a Saturday wasn't expecting to find any available chairs left, and there wasn't.. No problem we walked the beach and went and had lunch at Hemingways down at the Sands Resort.
GREAT lunch and for the most part affordable burgers/sandwiches ran about $13 drinks/beer $6-9
Our next day we woke up by 7ish went and had their free cont breakfast, again if I didn't know what to expect would have been dissapointed.. nothing to write home about.. a few different types of ceral, toast, 2 different types of little crossisants/ danish and yogart which you had to ask for which I thought was strange, Juice and coffee. nothing special what so ever . Ate some and then walked across the street to the grocery store... beautiful inside very nice LOTS of choices but very $$$$ everything was at least 2x more here.. Bought a big container of fruit some bannans for breakfast and 2 sandwiches and little salad to bring down the beach for lunch later and some water bottles.. cost about $40 (we brought from home some cans of pringles). There is also a microwave to use in the area that they server breakfast from at the hotel FYI....
my hubby went down to the beach alittle after 8 and got the last 2 chairs for us... unfortunately I have yet to visit any place where the "towel game" doesn't happen.. so if you want to make sure you have a chair on a visit when the hotel is full make sure you get your chairs by 8... noticed that people who grabbed there chairs some still didn't show up for over an hour later.. now of course it is possible that they were taking a nice walk along the beach.
The chairs were old and very uncomfortable most didn't work correctly with the different positions... deal breaker for us no... I was just happy to be in a chair which we stayed at all day long... never once used the pool but many did and seemed very nice, the hot tub at night always seemed croweded.. never used the bar at the hotel either but Watson was very nice in getting our beach towels. We literaly just slept and changed there...
The location was the best.. walking distance either on the road or beach to many restaurants... We ate at the upstairs bar and grill across the street one night. (just had appetizers and drinks ) had a man singing which was nice.. Our best meal was at the Deck across at the Seven Stars... had drinks and appetizers again and split a burger (this also was our most $$$) the burger being $21 but the appetz ranged from $9-12 drinks beer was $6 and the house drinks were $9.. that is mostly what we did at dinner was order a bunch of different apptz and split a main course... There was also a singer there that was awesome.. beautiful layout and comfortable chairs every where highly recommend... Our last dinner we walked across the street in the other direction to the seaside cafe.. was fine .. burger there $13 they have yummy frozen drinks $7-8..
We also did the Dream Caicos snorkling tour ..never snorkled before had a blast also recommend.. you can sign up at there beach front hut in front of the Alexandria about a 30 min walk on the beach or so... was $89 pp for 1/2 day.
our cab ride to and from the airport was $13 pp
We loved our stay on the island and wish it was longer. would come back again and stay here.. is it the four seasons... not even close but there is NOTHING on the island that even comes close to this price range so if this is the only way to get to come here and stay.. then do it.. just know going in what it isn't... The island is safe and clean and no one bothers or hassels you anywhere!!! nicest people.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ports of Call Resort is located within the beautiful Grace Bay area on Providenciales, an island of the Turks and Caicos, and is only a short 15-minute drive from the Providenciales airport (PLS). The property comprises of a central building featuring a welcoming reception, business center, breakfast room, fitness room, and poolside bar. Ports of Call Resort has 98 fully renovated deluxe junior suites approximately 325 sq ft offering pool view (some with balcony or terrace) and others with garden views. Rooms are located in two three-story buildings (no elevator) surrounding a tropical pool area that creates an intimate boutique setting. For your enjoyment, the tropical outdoor facilities include a poolside bar and lounge, table tennis, billiard table, pool, hot tub, comfortable chaise lounges, patio seating, shade umbrellas, towels, and a dedicated children's play area. Ports of Call Resort has a designated beach access to the awe-inspiring Grace Bay Beach complete with lounges, umbrellas, stand up paddle-boards, and kayaks, and is only 300 yards from the property. A shuttle runs each hour and beach towels are provided. The property also includes the Shops of Ports of Call. The plaza offers a variety of restaurants, bars, gift and clothing shops, as well as a spa, hair salon, ice cream parlor, dive shop, conference space, fishing charter, and auto/scooter rentals, further enhancing the Resort's array of services and amenities. Daily continental breakfast and in-room wifi included in all room rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Suites Ports Of Call Hotel Providenciales
- Comfort Suites Providenciales
- Providenciales Comfort Suites
- Ports Of Call Resort Turks And Caicos/Providenciales