The second we arrived at Club Seabourne, we knew this was something very very special. It is... See full review
Mar 20, 2011
One of the best weeks of my life!!!
Flamenco Beach is a must!! Beautiful scenery, surf and sand. You can rent chairs/umbrella for the... See full review
May 16, 2011
Culebra plantation-style hotel invites with lush grounds and bay views
On the shores of Fulladoza Bay, Club Seabourne Hotel, Bar & Restaurant retains a certain level of mystique thanks to its remote location on Culebra Island. Visitors can only reach the property by ferry or small airplane. Upon arrival, they embrace the serenity of the hotel, whether relaxing by the pool or feasting on fresh paella in the screened-patio at the resident restaurant. Family and deluxe villas offer travelers more lounging and sleeping space.
Plantation-style hotel with views of Fulladoza Bay
Seafood restaurant, poolside bar and wine bar
Family villas and deluxe villas
Close to Flamenco Beach, one of Culebra Island's most popular beaches
Massage services and pool
Club Seabourne Hotel, Bar & Restaurant aims for breezy island style in its basic rooms, deluxe villas and family villas. Dark wood floors complement matching wood headboards, while modern colors – sage and red – add casual appeal. Table lamps boast clear seafoam green bases and oversized shades, bringing more visual interest to the space. Guests traveling with children will find comfort in the family villas, which offer two bedrooms – one with twin beds and the other with a queen bed – plus air conditioning, a private balcony and bathroom and lounge area. Deluxe rooms showcase rain showers, views of Fulladoza Bay, while basic rooms cover pool cabanas with handicap facilities. Wi-Fi is free.
Plantation-style villas stir up the romance of the island thanks to views of scenic Fulladoza Bay. An on-site restaurant brings the outdoors in with a screened-in porch and fresh local catches such as lobster, snapper and Seabourne Paella. The 36-seat restaurant even offers a kid's menu and lunch packs for picnics on the beach.
When it's time for cocktails, patrons head to The Wine Cellar, which stocks a global list of more than 50 wines, or The Bar, whose poolside gazebo draws visitors for authentic rum drinks and mojitos.
Guests might spend their afternoon taking laps in the pool, enjoying a massage or strolling through the lovely gardens, which are dotted by Flamboyan, mango and Aleli trees.
Culebra Airport (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
Flamenco Beach (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
Club Seabourne Hotel, Bar & Restaurant Rooms
This room offers one queen and sofa bed with air conditioning, balcony/terrace, bathroom amenities, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, non-smoking rooms, refrigerator and safe-in room.
Deluxe Villa have view to Fulladoza Bay.
Free full breakfast
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free full breakfast
Ramp access to buildings
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.
We reserved the deluxe room, and instead were given the "family room" at check-in, with the need to switch to the Deluxe room on the last day of our stay. When I asked why my room had been double booked, the front desk person simply
unapologetically replied, "it happens alot". This was the first red flag during our stay.The room was prepaid, so I decided to make the best of it, as I knew that they weren't going to offer a refund.
On the day that we switched rooms, we waited until noon to get the key to our Deluxe room, but the counter person kept telling us that it wasn't ready and she couldn't give us the new key. We informed her that we would be out until later that evening, and she simply told us to check in at the office at that time. When we returned at 7pm, there was nobody in site. The three phone numbers listed at the front desk went unanswered. They didn't even leave a note on the desk informing us where to get the key. We finally decided to look in the desk drawer, and by chance, found an extra copy of the key to our room. After two hours of searching for a staff worker, making phone calls, and simply waiting in our Jeep, we were finally able to get in our room. We later found out that the property manager had our copy of the key and we were somehow, telepathically supposed to know who he was and where he lived.
The next morning we brought this up to the counter lady, and she once again was very dismissive, and once again, NO apology.
Cleaning service was sub-par. Floors were left unswept, room trash can was not emptied. The room door fit poorly on the frame, leaving 1/4 inch gaps under the door, where huge roaches and one scorpion crawled in through. We had to cover the gaps with folded towels.
They mentioned that they offer wi-fi, but they didn't mention that we would need to leave our villa and walk down to the office to get any sort of decent wifi signal.
We ordered the boxed lunch (turkey rap), and were disappointed when we took the food out of the cooler. It was wrapped in Saran wrap and the water had seeped right through, making it a mushy inedible sloppy mess. We returned the cooler with the wraps, and they once again brushed it off with no apology, yet still charged me $36 for the meal. The audacity of these people!
Club Seabourne is nothing but a sham. Their glitzy, photoshopped website photos are just a facade. The staff is very unprofessional, irresponsible and just plain rude.
I've stayed at Culebra Beach Villas, and Hotel Kokomo in the past. Had I known what I was in for, I would have stayed at either one instead. They're more rustic in style, but you get what you pay for, plus the staff is courteous and attentive.
I don't ask for much when I stay at a hotel. I simply want honesty, cleanliness, a good value, and decent service, neither of which were offered at Club Seabourne.
Please stay away from this place. It will ruin what would otherwise be a marvelous get away to a beautiful island.