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Village Cay Hotel and Marina

3.5 out of 5.0
  • Walking distance to Tor...
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for one night prior to our week-long sail in April 2019. It was perfect for our needs. The rooms were clean with good AC and a refrigerator. Our room had a lovely view of the marina. The onsite bar got plenty of business from us. We met nice people of both sides of the bar. We were there on a Thursday - which is their karaoke night. if you had asked anyone in our group of six if we were "karaoke people" prior to this night we would have all said NO. But we had a blast. We went outside of the hotel for dinner and there were plenty of good places to eat within walking distance. We had breakfast at the hotel and it was very good. We were able to walk out of our rooms directly to the dock were our yacht was waiting for us. It was perfect for our needs. This hotel received a major renovation since the hurricanes so everything is up to date, clean and fresh.

our room was nice with plenty of square footage and a great view of Road Harbor. Staff was super friendly. Restaurant was quite good , located right on the harbor, and the Bushwhackers were excellent. Located 500 yards from the ferry dock. AC in room worked great and was easy to set the way I wanted it. Our room was on the 3rd floor and had to walk some steps.

Nice Hotel by the Harbor. I was lucky to have one of the newly renovated rooms thanks to Maureen who suggested two different options. The view A6 was amazing and it was great birthday getway. The food in the restaurant was heavenly; curry coat was great and that Erica’s pepper please keep it!! All in all I love Village Cay

The rooms are clean and roomy. Beds are on the soft side. Flat screen TV in the room is for looks only and not yet functioning after hurricane Irma 18 months ago. My balcony was a disaster also under major repair, but didn't matter since there was literally no view for the budget room I had (looking at a close wall). Staff are friendly. Good option if your expectations are low.

POST-POST-IRMA: First, an explanation of the phrase "post-post-Irma" in the title. There has been much talk about the BVI before Hurricane Irma (September, 2017) vs immediately after Irma (post-Irma) in the 2017/2018 winter. There was absolute devastation throughout the BVI that was talked about in the post-Irma 2017/2018 winter. Now, we are one year past the "post-Irma" winter and are in the "post-post-Irma" era. Since the horrible post-Irma winter, there has been significant rebuilding in the BVI and I am writing to say that the BVI is alive and well! It was very clear that the people of BVI are strong and resilient: they have replaced and remodeled many of the facilities that make this a great place to visit again, living up to the reputation that they had built before Irma. Many of the BVI websites are still pre-Irma, so it is important to find out updated information such as what I am providing below. VILLAGE CAY HOTEL AND RESTAURANT: We have just returned from a great sailing trip in the BVI, spending a week sailing from island to island (Jan. 14-20, 2019). We began and ended our trip by spending a night at the Village Cay hotel and eating dinner at the Village Cay restaurant. The entire experience at the hotel/restaurant was excellent. The guest rooms were clean and comfortable, and they seemed new. They also each had a view of the marina and harbor. The rooms seemed new because of all of the rebuilding after Hurricane Irma. The front desk explained that they rebuilt all waterview rooms after the damage to the hotel incurred from Irma, but they were still working on the rest of the rooms which were not available at the time of booking. The meals at the restaurant were delicious and all tables had a great view of the marina and harbor. And, the service with the hotel and restaurant was very friendly. We will definitely consider coming back to this hotel. For many of you who will be sailing out of Road Harbor, you should especially consider this hotel. They readily accommodated our need to spend one night there one weekend and the second night there one week later, with no penalty. At many other tourist hotels, there is generally a minimum required stay during tourist season. However, since this hotel caters to many sailors like ourselves, they completely understood the need to book single nights separated by a week. OUR SAILING TRIP: The rest of this review describes our week of sailing from island to island in the BVI between our two nights at the Village Cay hotel. There didn't seem to be any other appropriate place in tripadvisor to put this part of the review, as all reviews are specific to a particular business or island. But, if you are using the hotel as part of a boating trip, you should benefit by reading the rest of this review. The below gives the "big picture" of our trip, as well as some useful tips in sailing the islands. We bareboat chartered a 43' Beneteau monohull sailboat through Swain Sailing School and Yacht Charters. Although teaching sailing is a major focus of this company, they also charter out their boats when not used for instruction. Because the home port (Nanny Cay) of the school still wasn't fully restored, the company moved their operation to Road Harbor in Road Town and the change was seamless. This family-run business knows how to make things happen, which is consistent with the can-do attitude we witnessed of every owner of the various restaurants, stores, and marinas throughout the BVI. Our trip format was to sail in the morning, tie up to a mooring at our destination, and then enjoy the area in the afternoon and evening, spending the night at the mooring. At our first and last mooring locations (Norman Island and Marina Cay), we spent one full day and two nights at the location. In between those locations, we just spent an afternoon and one night at each place. On the days that we sailed to a new location, we left our mooring first thing in the morning (leaving sometime between 7:30 and 8:30 am), then tied up at a mooring in the new location in the late morning, and enjoyed various activities locally in the afternoon and evening, including snorkeling, hiking, and enjoying the local bar/restaurant. With this schedule, there was always a number of mooring balls available when we arrived at our new destination. Also, since the winds tend to blow around the clock in the BVI, we always had enough wind to sail first thing in the morning. This is in contrast to New England, which is where we normally sail, where the winds frequently don't pick up until late morning. And, since the winds were always strong enough to sail, there was no down time on the sailing. The only times we used the motor was to recharge the boat batteries and to get in/out of harbors. From Road Harbor, we sailed to Norman Island (mooring for two nights in The Bight, which is the main harbor of the island; snorkeling the Caves, the Indians, Pelican Island, and a bay just on the outside of The Bight by Water Point; and hiking up a trail overlooking The Bight), Cooper Island (mooring for one night in Manchioneel Bay, snorkeling Cistern Point), Virgin Gorda (mooring for one night in Leverick Bay, exploring the Baths for three hours after leaving Leverick Bay the next morning), and Marina Cay (mooring for two nights off this island, snorkeling in the reef at this island as well as off Great Camanoe Island; taking a dinghy to Trellis Bay to go to stores). Each of these mooring locations had facilities/restaurants that were replaced or completely remodeled. The service was very friendly and high quality, and the meals were delicious! There was also a great store in Trellis Bay (Aragon's Studio, near a dinghy dock) which had a wide assortment of hand-crafted art--- ranging from beautiful clay jewelry that was kiln-fired at the store to hand-carved figurines. There were two major facilities that were still under reconstruction and not operational in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda: Saba Rock and the Bitter End Yacht Club, both near Leverick Bay. Since there was only one facility (at Leverick Bay) operational in the North Sound, there was competition for the mooring balls there and they were all taken by 3pm the day we were there. There were plenty of good anchorage sites next to the mooring field, so boats could still stay in Leverick Bay, but had to anchor. Overall, there were enough moorings for everyone at the other bays listed above. Also, the floating bar and restaurant, Willy T, that used to be in The Bight of Norman Island sank during Irma. I have read that a new floating bar under the same name is now at Great Harbor, Peter Island. The price for a mooring in each bay was $30/night, which was either payable by cash when they drove to the boat by dinghy, or could be paid with credit card at the restaurant or dock facility that owned the mooring. On the subject of money, not knowing whether I would need to pay cash or credit card at various places, I found that I brought way too much cash on this trip (the BVI uses US currency). Every facility easily processed my credit card (Visa) and I only used cash for taxis and mooring fees when they came to the boat. I could go on, but I think you get the message. We are definitely returning to the BVI next year. There are many more islands to explore than where we went.

We are an outstanding dinner at the restaurant tonight. Our waiter who said he was also a manager there ( Akil) was excellent . Did every thing he could to make us happy. The passion fruit coladas were amazing . Also has a dark and stormy ( yum!). The fish was fresh and excellent. Some of us had the local mahi mahi. Grilled and served with a passion fruit sauce that was just sweet enough but not too sweet . The jerk chicken was amazingly spicy. And delicious. Not for the weak. Cole slaw close to the best we ever had. In General, Good size portions. Price was reasonable- $20-$30 per entree. Definitely worth going !

I asked for a room after the Hurricanes and even though the Hotel & Marina experienced major damage, they accommodated me at a discount rate, that I did not have to ask for. I think the BVI is still in a state of shock, but also think that the staff of the Marina & Hotel are only looking forward. I am having a very special & great experience because of them

Unfortunately I paid in advance for my stay which would have been over the period that Irma devastated the BVI. Fortunately I was able to evacuate, in the last seat on the last flight out of Tortola. When I contacted Hotels.com to try to get a refund using the confirmation # they claimed to have no record. I am out $600 plus $150 for the additional night I booked directly with Hotels.com that they had on record but could not get authorization from the Village Cay to refund. Ya think! Worse in all of this is that at no time did I receive an notification of the imminent arrival of Irma from the Village Cay, Hotels.com or TripAdvisor. Sad that I am being asked to review the ongoing BVI catastrophe caused by Irma. The insensitivity of computers! It may take years for this hotel and Tortola to come back.

The hotel is well positioned for the business traveller, being pretty central for most things in Road Town. Although not a modern hotel the rooms are clean and comfortable enough! However the bathrooms are a little tired and in need of refurbishment. Food is reasonably priced and is of standard fare.

Rooms are average. Initially my first room A-1 AC unit was broke and I told the receptionist and she told men she would call to have it fixed. I explored town for an hour returned to the hotel and she said she couldn't contact anyone. I asked her to switch my room and she said she would have to charge. I told her plainly that I had no baring on the AC unite not working and inside the room 109 degrees Fahrenheit. She called maintenance again and was immediately able to speak to someone who said they would be over in 10 minutes. I had already at that point been waiting 2 hours in a small lobby for AC Repair. Needless to say 3 hours later in total I was placed in another room with no additional charges. Bummer. On the bright side the food and bar service were pretty good.

Nibbs St Road Town Tortola

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Tortola Cruise Ship Port
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Waterfront, Village Cay Hotel and Marina is adjacent to Leeward Islands and within a 5-minute walk of Virgin Islands Folk Museum. This 23-room, 3.5-star hotel has a marina, a full-service spa, and a restaurant.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a balcony or patio, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker.


Property features

Guests of Village Cay Hotel and Marina have access to a marina, a full-service spa, and karaoke. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this spa hotel include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Sea Facing

Queen 2 | Sleeps 2

Studio, Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Sea Facing

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Condo, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

King 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

33.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 82 reviews

Village Cay Hotel and Marina

Nibbs St, Road Town, Tortola VG1110
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