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“Average hotel, good location”
Review of Maria's by the Sea

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Maria's by the Sea
Ranked #98 of 148 Restaurants in Tortola
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Average hotel, good location”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Great location in Road Town on Tortola, central to everything (or about as central as you can get considering that it's on Tortola). Super convenient to restaurants, the ferry, and other transportation.

Hotel itself is just average, maybe even a little below average. Service is slow, but reliable. It's reasonably priced, I guess, considering that most hotels on Tortola are expensive, but not what I'd normally consider to be a great value. Wifi was pretty lousy, rooms were just so-so, with on-again-off-again hot water. Pool wasn't too bad. But again, it's insanely convenient for exploring what Tortola has to offer.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Nick P
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excelent location”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Love this hotel if traveling for business or looking for a hotel conveniently located in Tortola, close to restaurant, the main dock and half way from the other 2 docks. Nice and huge rooms!

Visited November 2013
Thank 2xelmundo
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“I love this place”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

This hotel is located right in the heart of Road Town, Tortola. You can watch the ferries come and go and if a cruise ship comes in, you can watch them dock. I choose Maria's since it is right next door to the ferries for easy coming and going to the island. Also, easy access for ferries for day trips to Virgin Gorda, Anegada, or St Johns. The staff is very friendly. The rental car agency is in the lobby. The food is great, service slow but you don't really care as the view is spectacular. Maria's is not fancy and needs some maintenance, but it is clean, nice pool, balcony, and with in walking distance of many restaurants.

Visited November 2013
Thank djbdds
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“In the heart of Road Town”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This was my first time checking out Maria By the Sea. It has been under construction with major renovations going on. The lobby was nice, the bar was a bit dark for during the day but service at the bar was quick. Had to teach the bar tender how to make a Salty Dog but have to say it was a nice drink that she poured. While we were there I checked out the lunch menu, which consisted of salads and burgers at a reasonable price. In looking at the dinner menu I was disappointed that the main dished consisted primarily of pasta. No stand alone meat entrees. Will consider lunch in the future but happened to see several people leaving the restaurant due to slow service. Looked like they were heading for the ferry dock and could not wait any longer. The dining area is right out on the water and has a great view.

  • Visited November 2013
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    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Sailingalbvi
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good hotel”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I stayed here for 2 weeks while on business.
The positives:
- huge rooms. I was on my own but had a twin share room. Very spacious for one person.
- wonderful views.
- place felt new. I think I may have had a room that was part of a newly renovated part of the hotel.
- excellent daily cleaning services.

The negatives:
- Internet wifi was awful. Sometimes it was good in a certain spot, but mostly patchy and non-existent.
- Tv channels not consistent. Had a colleague in another room who had cable tv but I didn't, and paid same rate.
- No mini bar or complimentary water.

The restaurant was ok, view lovely but service horrifically slow. Only had breakfast there and found it overpriced.

Would I recommend it? First of all it's expensive, but if that wasn't an issue then - Yes but for a couple with kids. For business? Probably not.

Visited June 2013
Thank penny7800
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