We stayed at the Cottages at Shipyard for Christmas this year on an RCI trade. Check in was fast and easy. We did end up having to move to different unit though since the smoking policy allows for smoking outdoors and our first neighbor was outside smoking a very smelly cigar. The smell was permeating the interior of our unit. The folks at the front desk were very nice and moved us immediately to a comparable unit. Although we did not have any kind of view, it was a lovely 2 bedroom, 1 story end unit and suited our needs. The activities coordinator was a bit persistent after check-in with asking me to sign-up for activities for free as long as I attended one of their sessions to discuss what I thought of the unit and resort, and called several times after that. I was not interested in a sales pitch. I'm also not sure if there was a pool or hot tub available for these particular units, I could never find one.
There were several maintenance issues that we noted throughout our stay: the wireless was very spotty, broken blinds in a couple of rooms, a dryer that squeaked very loudly, cracked bathroom tiles, worn and torn carpet in several areas, and there is a terrible ant problem. We noted all of this on our comment card when we checked out.
We rented bikes from the Bike Doctor and did several day trips to Beaufort and Savannah. Love the area and the resort. Will stay again when we are allowed (this exchange is only allowed once every 4 years....which does not seem fair). Hopefully, we can find another RCI exchange in the HHI area next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The intimate setting at The Cottages is perfect for tranquil and lazy days where your biggest concern might be selecting a dinner location. Located on quiet cul de sacs, most of these timeshare units have golf course or lagoon views. Jump onto the bike path and let it lead you through the palmettos and around the 12 miles of bike paths. Discover the serenity of southern living in villas reminiscent of Key West bungalows. Charming porches set a relaxed scene as you gaze out over lagoons and golf fairways, and the lush Lowcountry flora that surrounds you in Shipyard Plantation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cottages At Shipyard Hotel Hilton Head