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Sebastian's on the Beach
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Road Town
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stopped by there once for dinner during our sailing trip and I really liked the beach and the hotel. We decided to stay 2 nights before taking the ferry to Jost Van Dyke for a week. As with everything there were mixed reviews but I went with what I saw. I have to say we loved it and will definitely go back. We stayed in a small garden room. it was small and if we were to stay longer we would go for the larger room. But with that said the room was perfect, comfortable, clean, well appointed and what we needed. The garden is beautiful with nice table and chairs for morning coffee. You walk across the road to the main area, outside deck, wash rooms, restaurant, bar and the ocean rooms. The food was great, service with a smile and the beach is quiet, clean and beautiful. We met some really nice people and enjoyed chatting with the staff. We met James the new manager of the property, had a nice chat. We enjoyed it so much that on our return trip to Tortola we took a ride down for dinner. Love the views, people, music and food! We were on the ferry with a couple that stayed and they loved it as well. It was funny that as we were waiting to check into our room at Jost Van Dyke a gentlemen came up to us as he over heard us talking about Sebastian's and he and his wife were there and they loved it as well. Oh did I forget to mention that our room was only $85/night with AC, Queen bed, fridge, iron/board and large bathroom. We will be back!

Room Tip: As mentioned the garden rooms are small but adequate. The ocean rooms are right on the beach and la...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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sebhotel, General Manager at Sebastian's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review of Sebastian's, we are trying very hard to ensure our guests have the best possible experience of these beautiful Virgin Islands and continue to come again and again.

If there is anything we can do to enhance your experience while here on vacation we are always open to suggestions.

Thank you again.
James

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I just got back from another great stay at Sebastian's on the Beach. the staff is so friendly. It's a small, not so fancy place but it's perfectly situated on the beach!! The restaurant has amazing food and service! Next time back will be my forth stay with Sebastian's.....there will be a next time!

Room Tip: I choose the garden room for the price. The ocean views are nice for those that like to sit in the r...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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sebhotel, General Manager at Sebastian's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for your review on trip advisor, my name is James and I am the new Co-General Manager along with my partner Wanda. Since starting in January we are working hard to ensure that all our guests enjoy their stay at Sebastian's but also to make sure that they experience the best of the beautiful British Virgin Islands. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

This quaint hotel offered us a breathtaking view from our room which was homy, impeccably clean, comfortable and well equipped with a small resting area and lounge chairs to enjoy the roaring waves crashing on the rocks. Definitely will go back.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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sebhotel, General Manager at Sebastian's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review Sebastian's On The Beach on Trip Advisor, we greatly appreciate guest feedback. My name is James and I am the new GM, I have lived in Tortola for 25 years and if you come again to visit us I would be very happy to provide a personal orientation of Tortola, simply tell me what you're interested in and I will help you decide what to do.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Years ago my husband used to surf out in front of Sebastians on Apple Bay..in the winter months. Never spent any nights there...it was more of a surfer/guy place then. NOT ANYMORE!! The new managers, Wanda Manning and James Bridgewater have made subtle but substantial changes! I think our party of 6 were the last ones to check in late in the afternoon, but everyone acted like we were the first ones to arrive. The rooms look great, flat screen tv's for those who still want a connection...WIFI....the rooms are totally clean. Honestly, the rooms are not "perfect" but pretty close to it. What you see on their website is what the room looks like. There is no where on any of the islands that you can have our room... beach front room, 2nd floor with sunset views for the price we paid and well worth the extra money. Since it was summertime, the seas were perfect for us non surfers....and our second floor room allowed us to keep the doors open at nite to hear the ocean lulling us to sleep. This is still a low key island hotel, so don't arrive thinking your at the Marriot or Hilton...but once you check in and walk across the street to one of the most beautiful ocean views... you will get into that "I'm on an ISLAND" feeling and melt right into the surroundings. I actually heard someone saying they wanted to move back......:)

They have kept the staff that has been their for many years. The whole staff is friendly, from the front desk, to the waitstaff, the fellows keeping the area clean of sand....If you give them a "Good Morning...Good Nite...Have a good day"...they give it back 200% Bar and restaurant on site are great...a couple of places in walking/short drive for dinner are reminds you that you are on an island and delving into island culture & food.. one of the reason you go there. If we had known how great it was, we would have done our week there. Many spots on Tortola have built up and down on the other bays...but not Apple Bay..not yet anyway. I hope whoever owns that property will not let that happen. I have a feeling in a couple of years, your going to have to save extra $$ to stay there. Sebastians staff is all about YOU. They care, they laugh with you and just make you feel like you are important to them. Sorry this was so long...I could keep writing..but won't. Go and enjoy!

Room Tip: They have rooms out front on the beach...they have rooms that connect that have "garden" v...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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sebhotel, General Manager at Sebastian's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review on Trip Advisor. Reading these positive reviews affirms how important it is to continually train and motivate our staff and to spend some quality relaxation time getting to know our guests. Wanda and I hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

My family and I (total of 6) spent 3 glorious days at Sebastians July 4th - July 7th the staff and service were terrific! The beach was beautiful the food was good the drinks even better. Wanda and her staff were so friendly and welcoming .. I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to visit the BVI! I would definitely recommend a room with a Beach View -- we had 3 rooms total 2 with the Beach View and one that was adjoining for the the teenagers. It was just the perfect way to start our 10 day trip of the Virgin Islands. Highly recommend this beautiful gem of a hotel!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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sebhotel, General Manager at Sebastian's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for this wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are working hard to continually improve the guest experience here at Sebastian's and if we are fortunate enough to see you here again I hope we get a chance to sit down and perhaps discuss some fun activities for you to do on Tortola.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Sebastian's is a wonderful place to stay. I recommend a beach front room its worth the extra money. When they say you are steps from the beach you are indeed steps from the beach. We had two issues while there but Wanda quickly remedied the situation to my satisfaction. Most of the staff where helpful and very nice. I cant remember everyones name but the young girl who works the front desk Daniel and Rosanna from the bar were amazing! Rosanna can sure make the best drinks! There was also another lady who worked the front desk who was very helpful (I wish I would remember her name). If you plan on taking a taxi to and from this hotel ask the ladies at the front desk to call Bouncer for you. He is honest, sweet, and always willing to take you where you want to go and even come back and get you when you are ready it was like having a personal driver. Be sure to take a quick walk over the hill to Long Bay. The beach is much larger. Plan your trip around the full moon party at Bombas. It was a blast with awesome local bands and people celebrating everywhere it is not to be missed. Right around the corner from Sebastian's is a restaurant called D'Coal Pot it doesn't look like much from the outside but once inside you will be amazed. The food is some of the best we had while on Tortola and the service was awesome. Lastly, if you want to visit the US virgin islands while there split your trip between Tortola and one of the US virgin Islands since everytime you leave the BVI to go to US Virgin Islands you pay a departure tax of $20.00 and a re entry tax of 10.00 not to mention the cost of the ferry which ranged from 45-70 round trip. The last ferry is usually around 4 pm so the trip can be rushed. If you are staying on Tortola but flying out of St Thomas airport give yourself plenty of time. The ferry we already had tickets for was cancelled on the day of our departure. Another ferry company took us over to St Thomas but was not going to Charlotte Amalie so we had to go to red hook and get a taxi which added another 45 minutes to our travel time and 20 bucks each for the taxi. Overall a great trip well worth the money to stay at Sebastian's.

Room Tip: Choose the lower level Beachfront room its well worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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sebhotel, General Manager at Sebastian's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor which provided very valuable feedback, I have praised the staff members that you mentioned and they were all very happy to have served you during your stay at Sebastian's We hope to welcome you back to stay in one of our beachfront rooms.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Our group of three couples stayed at Sebastian's before and after our 9 day sailing trip in the BVI. The hotel itself is just precious, located right on the beach. Our rooms were garden view, across the street from the beautiful beach and although they were small, were very comfortable and clean. We spent very little time in our room anyway because the beach and restaurant areas were so inviting. The manager and his wife, James and Wanda, were delightful and even spent time "bobbing" with us in the water! A highlight of our visit was spending time at the restaurant and enjoying the hospitality of the staff. We especially enjoyed the attention of Annie and Jane! They made us feel so welcome and kept us laughing. The food was absolutely delicious whether you were having breakfast, lunch or dinner!


No one is in a hurry here and we quickly adjusted to island time. Will we go back? Definitely!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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sebhotel, General Manager at Sebastian's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor, I have praised the staff members that you mentioned and they were both thrilled to know that they enhanced your stay with us.

Wanda and I look forward to spending more time with you on your next visit.

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Address: Little Apple Bay | West End, Road Town VG1130, Tortola
Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Tortola > Road Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Road Town
Price Range: £145 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sebastian's on the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Beachfront property affords a spectacular location right on the beach at little apple bay in the west end of Tortola. We have a selection of accommodation that can be configured to suit the needs of singles, couples and families. Our in-expensive tropical yard rooms have long been a favorite for visiting yacht charter guests, scuba divers and surfer's. While our Beachfront rooms and our Seaside Villas are preferred for longer term stays. ... more   less 
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