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The Green Iguana Hotel
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We have just returned from three nights at the Green Iguana Hotel – I can honestly say in all my years of travel, I have never had such a warm welcome upon arrival. John and Gwen are the most hospitable couple I have ever come across. I had been emailing Gwen prior to travel and she answered all of my questions, gave brilliant advice from car hire to boat trips which ensured this very special holiday went without a hitch! The hotel itself is beautifully clean and well-appointed with all you could need, it also has wonderful views from the very spacious balcony - we stayed in room H2. The wifi was the fastest we had experienced throughout our whole trip. It is situated within minutes from the 99 steps so gives quick and easy access to the many bars and restaurants in town. We walked down to the ‘Green House’ two nights and had a great time but be prepared to walk off your dinner going back up the steps though!! Keep your eyes open around the hotel for the local wildlife – beautiful birds are encouraged to visit and the iguanas range in all sizes!

Overall, I personally could not find fault with anything - when on holiday we always try to choose small, clean, individual hotels with warmth and charm – The Green Iguana certainly lived up to that and more, should we ever return to St Thomas, it would be our first choice.

Thank you John and Gwen for an unforgettable birthday welcome!

Room Tip: Room H2 Had a fabulous balcony.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

We are so happy to hear your birthday adventure was so awesome! thank you for letting us know in advance of your celebration so we could honor your birthday(s) in style! John and I have been Island Guests for a long time and have been on island fulltime since January 2012. We love to help Guests find exactly what they are looking for when they visit St. Thomas!
Thank you for your comment about our wireless internet in all Guest Rooms! We have just completed our hotel-wide upgrade! From checking out dinner menus at many restaurants to checking in "on line" before a flight, we feel our Guests want to wireless access, which is an important aspect of traveling!
Thank you so much for choosing us! We are so pleased your Caribbean Adventure was everything you wished for! Happy Birthday!

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We recently stayed at The Green Iguana for five nights and found the hotel clean, cozy, and very comfortable. The balcony views are outstanding, John and Gwen are gracious and informative hosts, and our room was tidy and spacious. The Green Iguana is also very close to town--it's a huge bonus to not have to rely on taxis to get around. You can easily walk to town to catch a bus to the beach or wander around the shops--yet your hotel room is just a few minutes away on a quiet block. Very convenient. We will definitely return to The Green Iguana on future trips to St. Thomas.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

One of the things Guests like about us best IS that you CAN walk into Town if you like! The walk into Town trails through beautiful gardens and historic buildings. In Town you'll find great food and cold beverages! There are safari stops all along the waterfront, 3 ferry routes to at least 3 beautiful beach close by and more all across the islands. And if you are lazy because you ate too much, the taxi back to the hotel is only $5.00 per person. We are happy you found your Caribbean Getaway! Thank you for finding us!

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

John and Gwen were a wealth of information. It was exactly what I was looking for in a hotel. Comfortable, casual, and convenient. And the stairs made for a great workout! Can't wait to come back. I stayed in the most basic of rooms that they have, and it was the best. I can imagine that a balcony room would have been even better. The views are spectacular!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

John and I are always learning about the new activities, restaurants and special events, much of our information comes from our Guests! After returning to the Hotel from a full day, Guests (like yourself) often stop in the office to tell us about their "most amazing day"! We, in turn, pass that information on to future Guests looking for a particular type of restaurant, activity or just a quiet beach to relax for the day. Thank you for becoming one of our Facebook "Iguana Fans"! We wish you a fantastic summer and hope to see you again next year for your Winter Warm-up!

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

This is hotel is like a dream! So cozy and private! Breathtaking view from balcony! Just sit out in the morning and drink in the view of the bay and the city coming to life.

Stairs are great exercise! and invigorating! and there are sites along the way even a hidden museum! If you cant do stairs, taxi is right outside! You really should rent a car if your staying for more than 2 days anyways!

Perfect Place for me and my BRIDE! The managers are fantastic! Like the parents i never had! Invited me and my wife in for drinks!

Awesome!

Bottom Line Stay here, its a great deal and its private and quiet, not a million little kids running down the hall like at other resorts on the island!!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

The Green Iguana Hotel is a great spot for a quiet, romantic honeymoon! Or just a getaway with your favorite person! Since we are in the Island's Historic District, there are so many little "first lady" gardens, fountains and statues, along with the museums and places of interest just a short walk from The Hotel. Some of our Guests do use the Historic 99 Steps for their morning workout, others take the Steps back up to the hotel slowly and enjoy the flowers along the way! Our off-street parking is great for Guests who choose to rent a vehicle, and there is plenty of parking for everyone!
We have to admit, your comment was very flattering! Since you are now part of the "Iguana Family", we hope you will be visiting your "Island Mom and Dad" often, especially for your wedding anniversaries! We wish you much happiness!

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed here one night on our way to Jost Van Dyke and again on our trip back. I can not say enough how awesome Gwen and John were. Upon arrival we buzzed in and were greeted with a very happy HELLO! Checked in and quickly went to our room to drop off our bags as we wanted to get out and about in town. Instead we stayed in the room for a bit to take in the amazing views of the harbor (A5). The room was very clean, bed super comfortable and we had a great little place to sit and relax. There was a coffee maker and a mini fridge in the room as well. Room also has WiFi. The Air Conditioner in the room was nice and cold and there is a ceiling fan. Helped because it was warm outside :-) . The bathroom was spacious with a hair blow dryer which was nice as that was one thing I had to skip out on packing. There were even beach towels for our use should we need them. Gwen was very helpful with recommendations for dinner in town. I agree with the previous posts that the managers Gwen and John make you feel at home and like family!! This place was/is amazing and I would not hesitate to recommend this place to any of my friends and family visiting St. Thomas.

Room Tip: Room A5 has an excellent view!!!
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

We agree, the view from the upper floor is amazing! We just can't agree if the view is better by day (yachts and sailboats and ferrys and sea planes) or by night! The light below us are so pretty at night! Don't forget to look up and see the stars! Orion is the prominent constellation with an occasional dipper!
From Michigan in March, especially THIS March (2014) it probably feels very warm to you! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, even though it was short. Please take advantage of our rate specials next Caribbean Adventure and stay longer! There is so much to do here! And as always, if there is something you need that is not provided in your room, feel free to ask us! We have several beach items and small appliances you may borrow during your stay at The Green Iguana Hotel!

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

The hotel's excellent location on top of the hill makes for relaxing and stunning views 24/7, whether you have a balcony or not in your room you will love the view. VERY comfortable beds and pillows and a relaxed casual atmosphere where the hotel managers Gwen and John make you feel like family. Gwen and John went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible telling us the best places for food, the best beaches, what to try, what to do and were essential to planning our day to day trips into town. The other guests that stayed at the Green Iguana were very polite and not noisy. Price is very affordable and service is excellent we will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

Truthfully, we cannot wait for your next trip! There is so much to do here on St. Thomas and the neighboring islands, we loved hearing about your day. I think the only time you were not excited was when you had to board your plane! We know you already have your next adventure planned, minute by minute! Enjoy!

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Bright and clean rooms with excellent air conditioning which we really appreciated. The hotel is in a superb location atop the hillside of St. Thomas next to Blackbeards' Castle. Beds were very comfortable and best of all the service and hospitality was outstanding. FYI and go to the castle at night for drinks or dinner. Incredible view. Highly recommend and will be back.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

I imagine you would need a good air conditioner this time of year coming from Washington state to the tropics! Remember, these temperatures ARE our winter temperatures! We are always happy to welcome back Guests, you are only a stranger once at The Green Iguana Hotel! We will see you again on your next adventure!

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Address: 1002 Blackbeards Hl, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6732, St. Thomas
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Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Charlotte Amalie
Price Range: £93 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green Iguana Hotel offers superb amenities with the comforts of home. The Hotel is centrally located within a 5 minute walk to the Town Charlotte Amalie, and 15 minutes by taxi from the airport. The Hotel has the perfect combination of harbor views, downtown shopping, museums, and great restaurants, ferry transit and beautiful Caribbean Sunsets! Enhanced by the service of the resident managers to answer questions, guests are treated like family. In October 2013, The Green Iguana Hotel began operating on Renewable Solar Energy. ... more   less 
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The Green Iguana Hotel St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie

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