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Rhymers Beach Hotel
Ranked #19 of 25 Hotels in Tortola
Reviewed 7 October 2010

Rhymers is out of the way, great friendly staff and just a comfy place to rest when on vacation. Located right on the beach with a restaurant, gift shop, deck over looking the bay and just a walk down to beach to other eating establishments, and music. Swim, fish, walk the beach or shop. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 September 2010

We stayed in April 2010. We are not high-maintenance people, We are very down-to-earth. Motel was sufficient for our needs, everything we were looking for. People were very friendly and helpful. Cane Garden Bay is most beautiful place I have ever seen. As soon as we walked out of our door, we were overwhelmed by the absolute beauty of this place. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank GennaMoe
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Reviewed 28 August 2009

My friends and their family came to visit me last year, we stay at Rhymer's because it is on the beach and is very affordable, two things we all really love. They had a wonderful time and are planning a trip back to Tortola in September, 2010. We were very concerned after reading about the bedbugs so we contacted the Tourist Board and found out that the Environmental Health Division did an inspection of Rhymer's and did not find bedbugs in any of the rooms/mattresses. We were encouraged to use insect repellents and not to leave doors/windows open to prevent mosquitoes and sand-flies from entering our room as bites can be nasty.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank BVIslands411
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Reviewed 22 April 2009

Just got back from my first stay at Rhymers and I'll be back! Look, if you want the Caribbean experience with a beutiful beach, helpful and kind staff, clean room, laid back vacationers who've dropped the attitude, cable so you can catch up with BBC and CNN, oh and Family Guy too. If you like packing surfer shorts, tee shirts, and don't need a dinner jacket for evening coctails and dinner; this may just be your place. I had no complaints; shower fine; maid service good; amen to the conch fritters!
The store is just around the corner if you're an early riser and do coffee or tea in the room and there's a small kitchenette.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Roy_Manry
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Reviewed 7 April 2009

Rhymer's was perfect for travelers who only require a comfortable, clean bed, a warm shower and a toilet while staying in the Caribbean. Unlike other reviewers, our towels were clean and smelled just fine. Our shower had unlimited hot water with so much pressure that it could have pushed me into the opposite wall. I am paranoid about hotel beds anyway, and always do a search for signs of bed bugs. Nothing like that here. The beds were very clean and very comfortable. When one of the most beautiful beaches on Tortola is mere steps away, why would you need anything else?

It is true that the hotel doesn't have much curb appeal. It's painted a bright pink, as if it's been hosed down in Pepto Bismol. But so what? The reception lady was always pleasant and the restaurant is just fine (try the Conch Fritters - the best on Cane Garden Bay).

My girlfriend and I spent three days on Tortola. We had a great time. The first day we basically had the entire beach to ourselves. The second day we awoke to an overcast morning and took a taxi ($26 each way for two people...which is very expensive if you can't get a group together) to Road Town for a bit of shopping. The hills in Tortola are even worse than St. John so if you are faint of heart about driving up massive inclines (no guardrails) then maybe you should think twice about renting a car and go the expensive route (Taxi). On the third morning, it was great weather AND a cruise ship day. It was amusing to watch the beach transform into something you would see on a postcard. Rows and rows of chairs and umbrellas (the umbrella's cost $5 per day on a cruise ship day, regardless if you are patronizing the hotel or not).

We found Ryhmer's to be the cheapest restaurant on the beach. We also visited Myett's which was very pretty and very good and also, very expensive (count on at least $30 per entree, salad not included).

We would definitely visit Rhymer's again. The lodging was dirt cheap compared to other hotels in the islands, and the view is spectacular!

Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
3  Thank SheElf
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Reviewed 21 March 2009

I love Rhymers and have been coming here for years. It is the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean and the rates are truly affordable for all. Why would you be here if you worry about whether or not the room is perfect, whether they have Cable TV, how long the electricity is on/off. This is classic island life, you live with small inconveniences but never notice because you are in a tropical paradise.

If you believe the room is just a place to crash and keep your luggage, then this is the place for you. Cane Garden Bay is wonderful, it may be busy when a cruise ship is in town, but they all leave by 4pm and you and your fellow travelers have this secret place to yourself. The staff is great, they get up at sunrise and make coffee - serve yourself and sit and enjoy the quiet of the morning on the bay. They will be back in a short while to begin breakfast. The roosters are out front by the road and after the first day you will find they are like a snooze button, lightly wakening you and then putting you back to sleep for a few extra winks. Explore the island, get a local taxi to run you round, spend the day exploring or rent a car. There are lots of unique waterfront restaurants all around Tortola - get out and find them on your own. Grocery store is a short walk south and the bakery a short walk north. Take a day trip to Jost. I usually go in the summer and bugs have never been a problem.

For the best island experience, fly to St Thomas and take the Native Son (green boat)ferry to Tortola. You can snub your nose at all the sheep being loaded onto the cruise ships in the harbour as you begin your private journey. Yes, the electric goes out once in awhile, just like any other remote island, so just grab a Painkiller and grab your book and a beach chair and enjoy LIFE!

If this isnt you, go to Orlando and stay at a plastic resort.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank suncoast66
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Reviewed 18 March 2009

The hotel- DUMP, no hot water, beds had more springs coming out of them than a pogo stick. Staff were very friendly and the place was clean- but still a dump. Now- the beach, the whole bay in fact was beautiful, great views, several good restaurants you can stroll to and great bars right on the water- if you don't mind cold showers and broken beds then go for it, the prices are good- as far as the roosters, they need to have few scheduled hunts to thin out the flock, they crow 24hours a day.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank MECMilford
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Address: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Tortola
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #19 of 25 Hotels in Tortola
Price Range: £39 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Rhymers Beach Tortola
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