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Frangipani Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in West End Village
Certificate of Excellence
Hudson Valley, NY
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“We won't stay anyplace else on Anguilla”
Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just got back from 12 days at Frangipani Beach Resort. This was our third time visiting Anguilla and our second stay at FBR. Staying here is like staying with good friends. Everyone, guests and staff alike, is friendly, kind, happy and welcoming. We only met the managers (Scott and Shannon) briefly as they went on vacation the morning after we arrived. But we spent time with them at the manager's cocktail party and again the next morning. They are an extremely energetic couple dedicated to making your stay at Frangipani the best possible experience. While in their absence they put Ezzy in charge. We fondly remembered him from our previous stay. He did a great job, attending to everything and everyone with a smile on his face. We went out on a day trip with Rashi and Colin on the hotel's motorboat. We had a blast and the two of them had us laughing all through lunch. The housekeeping staff is terrific, very friendly and efficient. Our room was always spotless and the turndown service at night was greatly appreciated. All the staff, including pool and beach, were wonderful. They always greeted us with a smile or a hello whenever they saw us.

Although the Straw Hat restaurant, which is right next door, is not operated by the hotel, it is the place were hotel guests usually go for breakfast. Again, the people working here are the best....Rosie, Renee, Shane. You cannot have a bad day once you are greeted by these friendly folks first thing in the morning.

We have had friends staying at Cap Juluca and Viceroy. While these places are very nice, we would prefer to stay at Frangipani. It has a cozy, relaxed, intimate atmosphere. Most of the people I spoke with were either repeat guests or, if it was their first visit, said they would definitely return. We have already booked at Frangipani for 2015.

We stayed in room 3A, ground level, ocean view. It had a bedroom, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining area, full kitchen, washer/dryer, patio with lounge chairs. We had previously stayed in the room above which had the same layout. But we did like the accessibility of being able to walk right out our patio doors to the pool, beach or restaurant. The washer/dryer was a real plus. We didn't need to pack a lot and we went home with a suitcase full of clean clothes.

I believe the location of FPR is perfect. It is in the middle of the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean. You can walk to many restaurants for lunch and dinner. And walking this beach twice a day and witnessing the sunset every evening was something we never tired of. Anguilla is the most beautiful, friendliest island we have ever been to. We hope to return again and again. And we will always choose to stay at Frangipani.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Beautiful island but it is very sleepy. The service at Frangipani was awful; they advertise motor sports included but you had to have 4 people, if you wanted to go there it cost 50 a person, our kayak has a crack, we are out of towels, my shift is about to be over cant put chairs out. Excuses and excuses after excuses.
The beach attendant Raji was so rude, he tried to ruining my trip. When talking to him he would look down on his cell the whole time and walked around with has butt hanging out. I asked him a question and he would walk away and answer me with his back turned.
Had a great dinner at the Straw Hat but they forgot to bring our sides out and never came back to see how our food was. The manager finally came and asked and said she will personally check our bill so we will not be charge for the food we never got! no crap, I said in my head.
So we decided to go to the Viceroy for dinner and it was amazing, the view, facilities and service.
Found out the owners of Frangipani were on vacation, makes sense. We will never go back there again. They added a 10% service fee to your bill so be ready to back an additional 60 dollars a day.
One saving grace was Juman, he took my wife water skiing and gave us a short tour of the island, 40 minutes max. I gave him a generous tip to show our appreciation. Had lunch at Jacala before we left and it was amazing.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Old Tappan, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2014

My wife and I recently spent 10 days in this magnificant boutique hotel nestled on the beach in Meads Bay. This is our second annual trek to Frangipani. Last yer I wrote a 5 star review and I'm proud to say I have no problem in repeating that this time around. In fact, we'd give them 10 stars if we could. When we travel, there are three things we look for to trigger a return visit. First are always the people. They smile a lot at Frangipani, and they always go the extra mile to assist their guests in all ways. The accommodating General Manager Scott and his beautiful wife Shannon couldn't be more helpful and hospitable. It seems being nice is a habit in Anguilla. Next is the beach, and it just doesn't get any better then the one lapping up on the shores of Frangipani Beach Resort. And third, is the food. The Straw Hat Restaurant is a virtual feast. Every meal is simply wonderful. From a simple Fisburger lunch to a lavish Sea Feast Dinner, It's all here and it's all tasty and delicious. What more could an Italian guy from New Jersey want? Great People, Great Beach and Great Food. What a combination!!

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cleveland, ohio
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

My wife and I just completed our first trip to Anguilla and spent four nights at the Frangipani. It was a great choice. You fall out of bed onto the beach. We visited the Viceroy down the beach for drinks and, although very upscale, it is much larger and less cozy. Depends on what you want. Scott and Shannon and the entire staff are super helpful, and helped us arrange for a ferry over from the airport, a rental car (dropped off right at the resort), and numerous dinner reservations.

Meads beach is a wonderful 1/2 mile stretch, with several good restaurants for lunch and dinner, including Straw Hat (at the Frangipani), Jacala, and Blanchard's Beach Bar. We also had great meals (thanks to Scott's recommendations) at Barrell Stay and Veya.

My only complaints: (1) No fitness center (because I feel guilty sitting on the beach all day and then going out to a fabulous dinner every night) although this is being remedied with a new addition presently under construction. (2) No screens in any doors or windows. The doors all open by swinging out, which is fine during the day but presents a problem when dusk arrives and the mosquitos come out. They are not any worse than in Ohio, but they are annoying. We had to close our doors at night, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a room on the beach since I love to listen to the waves at night and hate using air conditioning.

Room Tip: We had A5 and it had three balconies. Good choice on the second floor.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband, 15 month daughter and myself just got back from Anguilla. Everything was perfect at The Frangipani Hotel for 5 nights . Hotel is on the best beach and close to many restaurants. We did go in high season so it was expensive but well worth it. The staff was wonderful and could do anything you need - car rental, rest reservations and etc. The hotel also has one of the best restaurants on the island right there too. They offer free water sports too which was a lot of fun. The beach was never crowded and you could always get a seat at the pool or beach. Which was also great !!! We will absolutely be back and hopefully stay in a suite with a kitchen. We hear those rooms are perfect. Our room didn't have a view and only a refrigerator but we managed. After all you are in paradise.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We just returned from another wonderful vacation at the Frangipani. I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. It is small, so the beach and pool are never crowded. This makes the overall vibe of the hotel extremely relaxed. The adjacent restaurant, The Straw Hat, has a beautiful view of the beach and the food is excellent. The staff at the hotel and the restaurant could not be nicer or more attentive. We enjoyed a beach hopping boat trip organized through the hotel. It was an ideal beach vacation! I can't wait to go back.
Also, they are in the process of building a fitness center, which should be up and running by the time we go back!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a very small and luxurious resort, which never gets crowded. I think there may only be 25 rooms, Or less. The infinity edge pool is right at the edge of the beach. Drinks are served on the beach or at the pool by an attentive staff from the adjoining wonderful beach bar, the straw hat. Almost all the rooms have an ocean view, but if that is important to you be sure to reserve one that has the view. Words are in adequate to describe the setting so I attach pictures below. We have already signed up for next year. You will enjoy not only this resort, but the entire island. I was traveling with a broken arm and could not walk to a very nearby supermarket. One of the staff immediately volunteered to take me there. When is the last time that ever happened? A great place.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2B. Wonderful ocean view but only for two. If you have more traveling with you con...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Frangipani Beach Resort
Address: Meads Bay | West End, West End Village, Anguilla
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Location: Caribbean > Anguilla > West End Village
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in West End Village
#2 Luxury Hotel in West End Village
#2 Spa Hotel in West End Village
#2 Top resorts Hotel in West End Village
#2 Romantic Hotel in West End Village
#3 On the Beach Hotel in West End Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Frangipani Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the white sands of Meads Bay, the Frangipani Beach Resort is a boutique hotel offering the luxuries of a first-class resort in an intimate, Caribbean environment. ... more   less 
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