We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Pleasant, relaxing hotel”
Review of The Tamarind Club

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
The Tamarind Club
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Tortola
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pleasant, relaxing hotel”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I have made about seven or eight visits to this hotel, and have always enjoyed my time there. The food is good and the atmosphere is peaceful. It is by no means a fancy place, and there are the usual bathroom challenges as you will find elsewhere in the BVIs. Wifi is also minimal. But the owners are always helpful and the price gives you a good value. And the doggies are adorable and mellow.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Cynthia F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

121 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    49
    38
    7
    13
    14
See reviews for
17
33
8
3
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Loved Clint the bartender! HATED all of the cigarette smoke! Everyone that works there smokes all the time, with few exceptions. The bar area is filled with smoke even in the morning when you walk out for toast and coffee. The smoke floats into the restaurant during dinner and really ruins the meal. Patrons know they can smoke so they all do, including cigars. Often we had to close our sliding doors to keep the smoke out of our room and we could not stand to sit on the terrace outside of our room due to the smoking. It is a party bar for locals, which gets quite noisy at night.
Many people stay only one night before a sail - we stayed longer and would not do it again. Roosters make noise all night. The food is good - not great. Large portions. Drinks were good and happy hour minus the smoke could have been fun.
The whole place needs a REALLY good power wash and fresh paint. And locks on the doors. We did not feel comfortable leaving anything in our room with the bar right there and no locking doors. The doors could also use some TLC as they are very difficult to slide - WD40 maybe?
Housekeeping is spotty and do not attend to the room daily. There is no owner or manager on the premises after the bar closes - so good luck when a drunk patron has passed out near the pool and you're staying in one of the rooms and need some assistance. No phones, no help.
Oh and the 3 cats walk all over the tables and bar and the 2-3 dogs are in the dining room tied up there all day! I AM NOT KIDDING! Aside from that we loved the place! The bed was super comfy.

Room Tip: Find another spot to stay - there are plenty nearby. But if you like to smoke and drink a lot - this...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Yummy35
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stayed here after our charter sail through the BVI's because we needed a place close to the airport. This is by no means luxury. The rooms are basic and pretty clean ( our shower had a drainage problem). Clean towels and linens, no toiletries are provided, so make sure you have your own. Hot water some of the time. The pool is clean , but the the lounge chairs could use a little updating. What makes this place special are the owners. Cat and Cindy go out of their way to make you feel at home the minute you walk in. Welcome drink, relaxed vibe and a no rush atmosphere. Just what we wanted! The food is amazing. We had lunch and dinner at the restaurant. Large portions and great service. The complimentary breakfast is a nice touch before heading to the airport. The evening bartendar was a little gruff, a smile would have been nice:) If you need peace and quiet to sleep then this may not be your place. There is a rooster farm down the road that was pretty noisy all night long. Not an issue for us, but was for our other friends.For a night this was a good place and I would reccomend it if you are up for the few challenges. With some TLC it could be great:)

Room Tip: confirm the cost of your room before checking in, we were charged more for 2 beds when we only neede...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank bikingmom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

A friend suggested we stay here before and after our charter and I am so glad that we did. I had been here several times prior, but had not stayed as a guest. Fresh fruit, toast with butter, nutella, jam and coffee every morning poolside. Delicious offerings on the menu - always some tantalizing aroma coming from the kitchen. Loved the curry chicken, fresh pizzas and Cindy's bacon mac and cheese. Seriously wished I had made time to try their desserts and local cuisine. As another reviewer stated, this is a local's favorite as well, so you are sure to meet a variety of people if you are in the mood to mingle, especially on Sunday. If you're a bit homesick and missing your dog, the friendly staff dogs are often next to the bar as well as a couple of curious felines wandering the perimeter of the property. Clint the bartender has a wonderful knack for concocting a cocktail to match your mood or the day. Do yourself a favor and give Liquid Sunshine or the Lebowski a try. Cindy & Cat, mother-daughter owners are always pleasant with a welcoming smile. Felt very much at home here and met interesting, people from France, Zambia, Holland and U.S. from Michigan to NY. Gorgeous plumeria, hibiscus, thick sanseveria, cassia and other plants surround the property. Can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Balcony room was preferred over poolside - if you are a light sleeper. However, I was there for NYE!
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Urbantraveler504
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

This was our second stay at the Tamarind Club. If your looking for a 5 Star resort, stay on St. Thomas. If your looking for a clean place run by a family who takes excellent care of their guests, then this is your place. The facilities are good and the ambiance will take your stress levels to record lows. With the jungle sounds, the swim up bar, and charming rooms, you expect Hemmingway to wander in and sit down.

Cindy and Eric have combined this setting with a kitchen that is outstanding. The wonderful ladies that happily prepare your meals do things that rival any meal you will get in the islands, including that 5 star place on St. Thomas, which by the way, we stayed at on our way home.

They also arranged a wonderful surprise party for my wife's 50th birthday complete with live music, decorations, and a wonderful buffet for 24 of us to enjoy.

We will return again, and again, and again ...

Room Tip: By the pool is convenient, the other rooms will be more quiet.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank SJonesKnox
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Reviews for places you love are tricky. Do you tell the world so they can experience the awesome or do you keep the tip to yourself? After all, there are only so many rooms at the Tamarind Club and I would hate to cause a sell out when *I* want to come.

Fortunately for you, I am in a generous mood! :)

This place flat out rules! The staff is amazing both in service and friendliness. This is not the place to come if you want a super quiet atmosphere, it's buzzing with activity and a FAVORITE amongst the locals. This is the place to come if you want to genuinely experience Tortola, find out where the best beaches are and drink amazing cocktails made by Clint, one of the owners. He goes beyond the description of a bartender and can actually make you a drink that you never knew you wanted but was perfect for whatever mood you are in.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
7 Thank Eaterge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Prattville, Alabama, USA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

If you like smelly outdoor furniture, a rude bartender and a hotel that is hard to find, this is your place. Finding it is an adventure, since the two posted signs are so faded you have a hard time telling which way the arrow is pointing!! No parking, just a field and no sign of the outside to let you know you have found it. We called twice asking for directions. I don't know how the bartender could have been any ruder. Lots of dogs roaming around. We sacrificed our deposit and did not stay!!

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
Helpful?
4 Thank Kayla2278
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tortola hotels
7.2 mi away
Sebastian's on the Beach
Sebastian's on the Beach
#1 of 13 in Road Town
408 reviews
7.2 mi away
Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel
2.4 mi away
Surfsong Villa Resort
Surfsong Villa Resort
#1 of 1 in Beef Island
291 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.7 mi away
Maria's by the Sea
Maria's by the Sea
#3 of 13 in Road Town
281 reviews
8.3 mi away
Frenchmans
Frenchmans
#1 of 2 in West End
384 reviews
2.8 mi away
Fort Burt Hotel
Fort Burt Hotel
#9 of 13 in Road Town
131 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Tamarind Club? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Tamarind Club

Property: The Tamarind Club
Address: Josiah's Bay | East End, VG1120, Tortola
Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Tortola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Tortola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Tamarind Club 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hillside Hotel with views over Josiah's Bay Beach. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com and Ebookers so you can book your The Tamarind Club reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Tamarind Club Hotel Tortola
Tamarind Hotel Tortola
The Tamarind Hotel
The Tamarind Club Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing