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“Worst resort I have ever stayed at!!”
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Sea Villas
Troy, Missouri
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worst resort I have ever stayed at!!”
Reviewed 4 May 2011

DO NOT STAY HERE!

They say that these are two bedroom units. The second bedroom has chairs which slide out into the most uncomfortable cot that you have ever been on!

Notice there are no pictures of the pool. That is because it is tiny and about 2 feet deep. You can hear everything that is going on in every unit. One building is across the street from the beach. Balcony / front area is tiny.

When you arrive on Friday, here is what you can expect. Nothing. You can’t check in until 4:00. The office closes at 5:00! Who came up with that one? When we arrived, they have an after hours check in box with a lock on it. It was unlocked and anyone could come up and grab your key card. We called them to let them know that it was unlocked and we could not lock it back up. There response: “So what, not my problem”

We got to our unit. No toilet paper, no papertowels, nothing. Then we noticed a bag on the counter with all of the “stuff” in it. We had to stock our own unit.

Checked the second bedroom. Had the chairs from a torture chamber. My parents were flying down on Sunday to stay and would NOT have been able to sleep or be comfortable on those “beds”. The door to the room could not even open with the chair / bed extended.

We contacted the management. The responsible person would not even get on the phone to talk to us. Told us that it was RCI’s issue, not theirs. Had units in other properties available but would not let us switch without paying full price for them. Had the worst attitude of any resort that I have ever been in.

Internet costs $10 for the week. If you don’t mind tiny rooms, tiny deck, kiddie pool, across the street from the beach, steps, stocking your own unit, non-existent uncomfortable beds and rude, unhelpful management, this is the place for you.

RCI thankfully moved us to another property that was excellent. Discovery Beach Resort in Cocoa Beach!! Go there instead.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Windsor
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Reviewed 7 March 2010

When you consider that we purchased a time share at Sea Villas 20 years ago what I'm about to write may surprise you.
We never stayed here from the time we bought until about 5 years ago preferring to exchange instead, however we decided to come this year and it led me to this conclusion.
This location has been caught in a time warp; the units close to the main road have no soundproofing and whoever did the decorating must be a graduate of “Cheesy Hotels inc” the living room and guest room furniture is the uncomfortable brushed cotton type that you slide on no matter how you sit, in someone’s strange opinion it made sense to scrap the two single beds in the guest room and substitute them with some god-awful pull-out contraptions in which even teenagers on spring break would find uncomfortable, the “guest” bathroom has nowhere to place your toiletries when being used and both that and the main one have one switch which operates the light and fan simultaneous, so when one gets up in the middle of the night, no matter how careful you may be the noisy fan is sure to wake your partner.
Small thing such as the check in time is Friday at 4.00pm but the office closes at 5.00pm so you don’t have much lee way, check out is 10.00am but the office doesn’t open until 9.00am don’t help much

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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DFW, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2009

Very good location, very clean unit. Had everything we needed. Lacked a few of the 'extras' we are used to, but nothing worth complaining about. Some earlier reviews said there were not enough linens, beds were uncomfortable and that the walk to the beach was far. I found all these to be incorrect. We had a sleep number bed in the master (same as at home!), and no complaints fromt he kids in the twin beds. Linens were changed out twice during the week. It took all of one minute to walk to the beach, which was clean and family friendly. Grocery, dining, shopping are all minutes from your door. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had NO problems with anything in the unit. Take lots of sunscreen; get surfing lessons from David Chambers at Inlet Charlie's; dine at Flip Flop's and be sure to get Duelling Sashimi for an appetizer; visit the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse; have Gator at JB's Fish Camp; drive to Daytona and eat at Crabby Joe's. Talk to the people on the beach and make new friends. Have a blast at NSB without the nuisance of the party crowd in Daytona. We had an eight year old and fourteen year old with us. They were never bored and never asked to drive to Orlando for the theme parks. However, we aren't ones to wait for the fun to show-up. There are no activities on the beach, like in Daytona, other than surfing/swimming/sunning/etc. So, don't go expecting vendors to vy for your business. Do go expecting to feel safe and relaxed and get the amount of adventure you seek (on your own).

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2009

Well we have been looking for a long time with rci timeshares and we finally picked the sea villas because of the ocean front and warmth. We were lucky to get the top floor ocean view witch was awesome. We planned on going to orlando and do the parks but we then had a change of heart. We thought the beach was just to tempting to miss on a beautiful day. So basically we were beach bums for a week. Get up , put on bathing suits and pack a cooler and hit the beach. The only thing that we wish was a little better was to be not as close to the other people in the other units. If you go with another family or friends it probably would have been more forgiving. But don't get me wrong you can still find your space. The bed in the master bedroom took a little to get use too. Uncomfortable. The people across the way were very loud and stayed up at all hours of the night. They were not very considerate of the other people staying there. Other than that go get away we are glad we did.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Holiday FL
1 review
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Reviewed 27 June 2007

Perfect place to stay. It was clean and everything worked. It was stocked with a starter kit that proved to be enough for us. The beach is a quiet place compared to Daytona, which was perfect for us. We enjoyed it very much. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Liked — It was clean and everything worked. Perfect place on the beach
  • Disliked — There was nothing to dislike!
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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5 Thank BeachbumholidayFL
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Chattanooga
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2005

We recently returned from our first visit to the New Smyrna area, I was very surprised at our visit. We found alot of wonderful resturants, friendly people, and a wonderful small little resort. We stayed at the Sea Villas which is at 12th Avenue. The resort was designed so that you had the opportunity to talk to your neighbors and form new friendships. The villas are awesome with up to date furnishings and everything you need to have a beautiful vacation. Would we return? Yes, although our preference is Daytona Beach this is absolutely a resort we would consider in the future for our exchanges.

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Property: Sea Villas
Address: 2201 Hill St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3325
Region: United States > Florida > New Smyrna Beach
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Ranked #6 of 22 Speciality Lodging in New Smyrna Beach
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Sea Villas Hotel New Smyrna Beach
Sea Villas New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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