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Villa del Mar
Ranked #19 of 44 Hotels in Providenciales
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The hotel rooms and gorunds are pefect, although we did have an issue with one of our rooms but the staff responed very quickly and we got everything settled. The hotel staff is excellent and area is in a great location, right accross the street from Grace Bay Hotel which allot more than Villa Del Mar but i'd stay VDM first... beach is just a min walk and you will not be dissapointed... having been to ST Thomas i have to say Turks is better..

Room Tip: try and get higher floors and the buildings run A (first unit) B ( middle) C (end) i'd ask for t...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This was our first trip to T&C and VDM did not disappoint! The condos were great - very clean and friendly staff. We had a 2 bedroom on the first floor - this provided easy access to the pool area and breakfast each morning. Breakfast was a cold continental - pastries and banana bread, various cereals, bananas and oranges, oatmeal, bagels, coffee, tea and juice. The pool areas are nice with both having a very gradual entry, which is nice for the toddlers and babies. They always had clean towels available. The staff at the beach was awesome - they were always there to get an umbrella for you, chairs or even help grab you food or drinks! Even with 2 little ones in tow, the walk to the beach was an easy one! VDM is in close proximity to many restaurants, and a small grocery store. The only somewhat negative comment I would have about our stay is that the fire alarm went off 3 different times (2 times at night and once in the afternoon). It was taken care of quickly, without any real incident either. We will definitely return to VDM when we return to T&C on our next trip! Thanks, VDM, for helping make our stay in Grace Bay so great!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We came to villa de mar on 5/5/15 for our honeymoon and this place is amazing everything I could of wanted for a room. We had our own private balcony overlooking the pool. And this place is very close to the beach which is nice highly recommended for anyone

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

My family (including a 5 and 2 year old) stayed here for just one day at the end of a week stay at another resort. Although it is not on the beach, it has a lot of positives. We booked a king studio which had a sofa bed too. There is a small pantry (like a typical hotel room) with a small fridge and a washer/dryer. The best part of this place, other than a great value, is (i) the pools are perfect for small kids with a large shallow end, (ii) the beach (the heart of world famous Grace Bay) is a short walk through the gorgeous grounds of the Grace Bay Club (I have to give them an excellent review too since their staff were so nice to treat us as if we were their guests even though they new we were from across the street) and (iii) free continental breakfast (great coffee!). The only negative is that our room was a little musty but this can be expected in the humid islands. Great value. Totally recommend.

Room Tip: Any room second floor and up since all first floor rooms look directly to the pool - a little lack o...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Ericraheem
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This was our 5th visit to Provo, TCI and the first time we stayed in the same place twice. Not to say the other locations weren't good, far from it, but VDM just added that little bit more of what we were looking for.
We stayed 24-31 Mar 2014 and had a 2 bedroom first floor suite for my sister and mother, this came with a full kitchen including diswasher. My wife and I stayed in the adjoining studio with a kitchenette. There was an exterior door that could be locked so that both rooms could be left open for ease of movement between units. But if more privacy was required both rooms could be secured separately. The 2 bedroom was on the outward side of the building and allowed for a wonderful cross breeze through the unit when the side windows and patio door were opened.
The staff, again, were fantastic, shout out to the Manager (CAPERS RULE), cleaning, front desk, grounds keepers, bartenders, beach attendants, all were friendly and helpful. I wish I would have wrote all your names down so I could mention each of you...I hope you all had a chance to taste the Maple Syrup Candy!!!!!
The pools were great, both are walk in (6 inchs of water to approx 5 ft).
The hot tub is also nice we used it a few times..
Distances to every where that we walked (by GPS)
Graceway Grocery - 720 m
Caicos Bakery - 380 m
VDM beach chair area - 280 m
Salt mills gym (free pass if you stay at VDM)(I need to get back and buy their Tshirt) - 1.2 KM just a nice warm up run
Jimmy's Dive bar (my personal favourite) - 640 m
Hemingways restaurant (the Sands) - 1.7 km via road/ 1.48 via beach
Bay Bistro (Sibonne resort) - 2.5 km via road/ 2.2 via beach
All in all VDM gives you great value. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Tazz N
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Villa Del Mar (VDM) is a small, quiet boutique hotel located on Grace Bay Beach. If you come to this resort expecting absolute peace and quiet and not a lot going on, then you will not be disappointed. And this is exactly what we wanted on our holiday, so VDM fit the bill. We had asked the front desk if they were at full capacity and they said “yes”, which we couldn’t believe as the resort was THAT quiet.

Location:
VDM is located slightly off the beach front. As others have stated, it is only a 30 second walk to the beach through the Grace Bay Club. This wasn’t an issue at all! I have stayed at MANY all-inclusive resorts where we have had to walk much further on the resort itself to get to the beach. The location of VDM is EXCELLENT. It is within walking distance of all the top rated restaurants (Coco Bistro, Caicos Café, Coyaba, etc.), car rental places and the grocery store.

Staff:
The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. They will make dinner reservations for you and go out of their way to make recommendations for your holiday.

Room:
We had a studio suite on the top floor facing away from the pools, which is exactly what we wanted for extra peace and quiet away from kids playing in the pools. The studio was modern and had a comfortable king size bed; the pillows were awesome too! The bathroom had ‘his’ and ‘her’ sinks and a large shower and separate bathtub. We had a small kitchenette with a bar fridge, microwave, sink, coffee maker and toaster. It fit the bill as we didn’t need a full kitchenette because we didn’t want to cook during our holiday and ate out at the fabulous restaurants! There was Wi-Fi in the room; however, we had problems with it throughout the week. The annoying part was that for the IT tech to reset the modem, they had to go into the nearby suite to do so, which mean disturbing the other guests each time. NOT ideal.

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This is where VDM lost a star for us. When we arrived at the resort, they told us the room was ready. When we went up to the room, the housekeepers were still in our suite. We told them we’d come back, but they said they would only be a minute. Upon entering our room, the housekeeping was definitely not up to par. I am not sure if this is because they felt rushed upon us entering, although they assured us they weren’t. We found garbage from previous guests, hair in the bathroom (eww!!!) and the shower wasn’t cleaned properly ALL week. Upon our arrival, the only rack in the shower was filled with soap scum and mildew from previous guests (as well as the glass door). We figured this was because they felt rushed and that they would clean the shower properly the next day; however, it never happened all week. Lastly, the glasses and cutlery in the kitchenette were absolutely filthy.

Pools and Grounds:
The grounds were well maintained and they always had someone working on the landscaping. VDM has two small pools (the larger pool being more used than the smaller pool) and one hot-tub. We often used these at the end of our day at the beach. Although, there are some pools areas and tiles around the grounds that require a good scrub and cleaning. Around the hot-tub, there are large patches of green mildew, as well as around some of the day beds.

On-site amenities:
VDM has an on-site bar that stays open until 8pm. It would have been nice to have this bar open a little later than this. Instead, we went over to the Grace Bay Club to enjoy their fabulous bar lounges (highly recommend!).

VDM provides a complimentary continental breakfast which suited us each morning. Don’t expect gourmet and you won’t be disappointed. It has bread, cereal, apples, bananas and pastries, as well as coffee, tea and juices. There is no restaurant on-site, but that wasn’t an issue due to the location of VDM. It was so close to many nearby restaurants.

We were disappointed though that VDM does NOT have an onsite exercise facility, even though they clearly advertise that they do! We went to use it one day and they said “we converted it to an office”. If this is so, I wouldn’t advertise that you have a fitness facility. It was even advertised on the welcome papers we were given when we checked in. I’m sure you are thinking… “you are on holiday and shouldn’t worry about exercising”….well, we are fitness enthusiasts and this simply isn’t an option. Of course, we went for runs instead, but a few weights would have been nice. VDM do offer a day gym pass to the Saltmills, but this isn’t close by and we wanted a very quick “in and out” type workout.

Beach:
Grace Bay Beach is absolutely stunning. We have travelled to many beaches across the globe and this by far, ranks as one of the best. Soft white sand and pure, turquoise water. You can walk for miles on this beautiful beach. Please note that anyone whom states that this beach is too busy, hasn’t travelled much. It isn’t busy at all; although I have heard it is busy at the Beaches resort section of beach (but that is miles away, so not to worry!)
VDM has a dedicated section of beach – when you walk through Grace Bay Club and come to the beach, turn left and walk 15 seconds and you will reach the VDM beach stand. The twins, Kerone and Lerone, are the VDM beach attendants and they truly are fabulous! They set up your chairs and umbrella and they give you clean towels on the beach. They will also take your drink orders and menu requests and deliver it right to you from the Ocean Club West Seaside Café, right next door. Nearby beachfront lunch options are the Seaside Café at Ocean Club West and Grill Rouge at the Grace Bay Club – both of which we enjoyed. Seaside Café is much cheaper than the Grill Rouge – as an FYI. If you walk further down the beach, you will find other restaurant options as well.

VDM overall is a quiet, small resort that fits the bill for a relaxing holiday. For an even quieter room, I would suggest a room facing away from the pools. VDM lost some points for us due to the inadequate housekeeping, pool areas that need a good clean and an advertised fitness facility that doesn’t exist. All in all though, we would return should we want a quiet holiday at less of a price than the expensive beachfront resorts.

Room Tip: For an even quieter room, I would suggest a room facing away from the pools.
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11  Thank Cubagal82
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Lovely place to stay, we were in C block room 203 which was fine as we had no noise through the walls which is my biggest issue with Condo/Hotels or Hotels in general. The room was clean and fairly spacious with a big balcony.
Friendly staff really helps, they were all good. Just a minute walk across the street to Grace Bay Beach, absolutely beautiful and tons of space. Villa del Mar has its own area to sit you just pick up your towels at the guest station and pick out the spot you would like your chairs, table and umbrella, which you definitely will need because it gets very hot and you will burn.
Just remember prices in Turks and Caicos are very high, most things are imported.
You will either have a room with full kitchen or one with a fridge, toaster, microwave etc... You can load up with your own snacks, beer and wine. Villa del Mar does not have restaurants which we knew in advance, everything you need is very close by, grocery store, shopping, restaurants, you name it, it's there.
Would definitely go back, if you are looking for loads of amenities this is not the place. I love a good boutique hotel and Villa del Mar was great. This was my second time in Providenciales.

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Additional Information about Villa del Mar

Address: Crescent Road, TKCA 1ZZ, Providenciales
Region: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Providenciales
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Providenciales
Price Range: £172 - £461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa del Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa del Mar is the perfect island retreat for a vacation filled with endless sunshine and delightful diversions. Located on Providenciales (a.k.a. Provo), the most developed island in the Turks and Caicos chain, Villa del Mar is just steps from the 12 mile strip of sugary fine sand and cerulean blue water known as Grace Bay Beach, internationally recognized as one of the world's top 10 beaches. ... more   less 
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