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Hotel on the Cay
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Christiansted
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Anniston, Alabama
2 reviews
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“the views”
Reviewed 2 May 2010

hotel on the cay has rooms with AMAZING views....thats it! it is dated,very dirty, and has no cable, or internet service. it is a timeshare with no one in charge, so it is falling apart. really sad! the restaurant on the island is NOT connected to the hotel, so they close at 3 pm. no grocery stores near, so taxi drives are necessary. first and LAST trip~

Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Richland,Ms.
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Reviewed 30 April 2010

When my husband and I stayed here,it was like paradise.Beautiful views from the whole area.Though the rooms are not new,they were very well kept.I can't say enough about the cleanlinest.Everyone was so friendly,especially Freddie,our ferry caption.The only thing that we were dissatified was the Mumbie's show and the meal afterward.There was only one Mumbie which was very sad.To me the dood was inedible.I would not attend it again.Also the tv. channels need to be updated badly.
The activity for the crab race was still being advertised,even tho it was no longer being done.That was a ruined night for us.we had planned on seeing that.
We will be back though !!!!! Kathy & Richard.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed 5 April 2010

My wife, daughter and I had a pleasant stay with excellent service from the staff. The hotel is right next to the action in Chritiansted, but being on its own small island, the hotel is quiet and family-friendly. Just a 30-second boat-ride gets you back and forth from the hotel to town. My wife especially liked the boat ride. She said it added to the atmosphere of being in the Caribbean.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 March 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed at HOTC March 15-19. I did a lot of research on Trip Advisor before choosing this hotel. It seemed to have everything we wanted. It has a beach, ocean views, and close to restaurants in town.

The room was very dated...def needed some upgrades. We knew this going into it though so I would not count this against the place. We didn't spend much time in the room anyway. We basically just slept there and showered there. The view from our balcony was great!

The staff at the hotel was very friendly and always helpful so that was a plus. Taking the ferry back and forth was fun too :-)

We took advantage of the Tuesday night buffet. The food was good and the entertainment was great. We did not stay long after dinner because we were both tired from swimming and walking around town all day. The waitstaff there was great.

Overall, we had a great time there...the location of the hotel is great. If you are looking for a 5 star place...then this isnt it. But if you are looking for a hotel in a great location for a great price I would def suggest checking this place out. Its the only hotel in the town with a beach...so I would keep that in mind when booking your trip to St. Croix!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Kansas
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Reviewed 18 March 2010

The reviews that tell it how it is - such as, don't expect a 5-star set-up yet enjoy the uniqueness of what you can tell was once was, are correct. The people that complain need to do their homework "on" tripadvisor before filing a complaint on tripadvisor. This way, your expectations are what they are.

My wife and I went to Buck Island and we unintentionally left sand all over the hotel room and I was curious if it was going to be picked up by the maid service and it was. We also locked ourselves out of the room which I guess happens frequently and no complaints, they came to our rescue. Another words, a fancier hotel with poor service is to me less than a lesser hotel with great service.

Again, a very unique place, an especially great place if you can see past the current quality to understand that at one time, it had to be the #1 back in its day and today simply is a place of history which the conditions of the hotel will tell.

If you are going on a vacation to stay in your hotel room, may I suggest just going down your street and choosing one of those. If you are going to travel, esp. to a place like the VI, then all a hotel room is ...is a place to sleep. WHY pay ridiculous money for a hotel room which looks pretty for the few hours you spend in it vs. the time you should be spending on the beach or enjoying the finer things in life which exist outside your hotel room.

Overall, what made this unique to us was that we were staying on an Island of an Island...who can say that they've done that?

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Asheville, NC
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

Hotel on the Cay is vintage chic! If you are looking for a high class five star hotel with pretentious service don't bother staying here. If you want an amazing location with a lot of quirks and a feel of home, this is your place. We have stayed here several times. There is everything you need. The hotel is obviously old, but the rooms are clean, the beach is as picturesque as it gets. Downtown is a two minute ferry ride away. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is not a better location in the islands... It is on its own island!
We love it here...

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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NY, NY
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Reviewed 9 March 2010

The past is the past, but not at this hotel. This was a week long diving/windsurfing trip. I've stayed at a lot of hotels in the part of the world and I've rarely been so overcharged for so little service. So many things... the broken toilet seat that took three day to fix, the bags of garbage in the courtyard, the on again-off again brown water running out of the sink. The decor is in need of, shall we say, updating. It's not "lovely" at all as the ad said. It's on a nice location though. All and all, I wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel on the Cay
Address: Protestant Cay, Christiansted 00822, St. Croix
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Christiansted
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Christiansted
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Christiansted
#4 Romantic Hotel in Christiansted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel on the Cay 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step into an atmosphere of casual elegance during your visit to our inviting private island retreat. If your idea of a Caribbean vacation includes unforgettable sunsets, white sand beaches and the simple phrase “no problem,” this is the place for you! Hotel on the Cay offers you the best vacation value in the Caribbean. Located on a private cay in the Caribbean Sea, our 53 room resort provides for an unforgettable vacation experience that is ideal for couples, families and adventure seekers.Here guests can dine at our on-site restaurant, unwind with a refreshing swim in the pool, enjoy water sports at our activity center and explore the historical sights, eateries, shops and entertainment located on the boardwalk just minutes away by private complimentary boat. A quaint, pristine beach overlooks Christiansted Harbor’s beautiful boats, which makes for perfect photos at sunset. As the only beach in downtown Christiansted, you will enjoy swimming and snorkeling the amazing undersea world surrounding the cay.Hotel on the Cay will provide bountiful sunshine, bright turquoise seas teeming with life, refreshing trade winds and a place to lay your head at the end of each memorable day. ... more   less 
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