Sibonné Beach Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
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After both hurricanes that devastated Saint Martin Dutch/French Island in September 2017, where we have done on vacations the last ten years and as usual had reservations, I felt compelled to secure an alternativd. Reading reposts on the situation of other island in the Caribbean with minor damage which could be operative early 2018, I chose Turks & Caicos and there with travel guide books opinions came accross this hotel considered good value and with a certain squepticism decided to “take the plunge” and book before it was too late. We are back and very happy, looking forward to, if God permits, be back there on February 2019. Folks if you are looking forward to paradise, I encurage you to take this “risk”.
This was our 3rd stay at Sibonne' and the first since Hurricane Irma and the new owners. Sibonne' was extremely fortunate to have received very little damage from the hurricane, all that we could observe were 2 palm trees that had been destroyed. The new owners have made some improvements, among them were new umbrellas, new fluffier towels, new room name plates and more attentive housekeeping staff. The first two times we stayed on the upper level, this time we chose a garden level room and it was fine. It was nice to see Stacey and Marie again and of course, we love eating at Bay Bistro. We were never the type of people to repeat the same vacation year after year, but since we found Sibonne' in TCI, it doesn't make sense to look anywhere else for paradise. Not to sound like a couple of old grumps, but we also enjoy the fact that Sibonne, does not allow little kids during the busy season. We love the peace and quiet.
The location can’t be beat! This lovely boutique hotel sits right on the beach. We enjoyed the view and a great breakfast at the Bay Bistro. The restaurant was also a convenient place to find cover during a quick afternoon rain shower. The rooms were just right. Clean and comfortable. We liked room 108 (Flamingo). Our patio door opened onto a beautiful courtyard filled with tropical flowers. The hotel literally is off the beaten trial. If you rent a car to drive there it is not easy to find. Roads here are barely marked. We were literally almost there but turned around when we asked a local where it was and she didn’t know. Follow signs for the Pavillon and go straight to the city beach parking lot. Sibonné is to the right of the city beach parking lot.
I just came back from my second stay at the Sibonne. All I can say is that this is the best place to stay on Provo for anyone who wants a clean boutique hotel just steps from the beach. The staff, including Stacy and Dominique go out of their way for you. The food at the Bay Bistro next door is unsurpassed by any other restaurant we went to. Part of me wanted to keep this place a secret, but it is too good and unusual not to praise it! Lianne and I hope to go back next year.
This was our second stay at Sibonne. It is in the perfect spot on the beach and within walking distance of several restaurants, shopping, and a grocery store. Everyone is helpful and friendly. Rooms are clean, and they even come around each evening and fill up the ice bucket and leave a chocolate. The only thing we noticed is that the furniture in the rooms is really getting worn. They really need to replace it.
If you are looking for a beautiful beach and friendly people, then this is your place. From the moment you make your reservation feel well taken care of. Sibonne is heaven on earth and far enough away from everything to feel secluded and close enough for an easy walk. The management of the hotel is superior, and everybody goes out of their way to help. I do not know how her previous reviewer could’ve said that Stacy was not helpful. Through personal experience I can tell you that she went out of her way numerous times to help! A deli morning walk along the beach as well as during evening, and then back, made me happy to be staying where I was. And if you are so inclined you could walk to the fish fry which I have done many times. The upstairs rooms have a pretty view and if you were looking for peace and quiet, a gorgeous beach, friendly people, and a slice of heaven. Don’t miss this place!
If you are looking for a reasonably priced [by Provo standards] hotel right on the beach this hotel is for you. It is by no means luxurious – but basically very clean, plenty of hot water, linen changed frequently and pleasant housekeeping staff. If you were picky, it could be said that the hotel could benefit from upgrading. The rooms are somewhat jaded, but after all the “the Beach” is the star. Small balconies provide some outdoor sitting space– but only large enough for two chairs and a stool. Balconies are separated by lattice screens which afford little or no privacy. All air con units vent through the balconies which makes the vents slightly annoying. There is a constant “hum”. The garden area is well maintained with a small seating area. The property does not have a resident’s indoor lounge, so if raining you have to use the onsite restaurant which is separately managed. You feel obliged to buy drinks etc. “The Bay Bistro” on site restaurant provides reasonably priced breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack menus throughout the day – but would benefit with a more varied menu. We stayed for 12 days and the menu did not change at all, except for two daily specials, which were then repeated about every three days. The Hotel provides enough beach loungers and umbrellas for the number of rooms, but towards the end of our stay we did notice the annoying habit of guests “bagging” loungers early morning, then not using them until later in the day. Grace Bay is not directly south facing so the majority of the time your lounger will face away from the shore line. Only one side of the hotel gets afternoon sun. During the height of the hotter seasons would be fine, but in January it would be better to request room 212 and214 for some afternoon sunshine on your balcony. Balconies are not enclosed behind fly screens, which is a plus, as there were no bugs about in January. If needed the bedroom has a fly screen sliding door . To walk to the nearest shopping area it takes about 20 minutes by walking along the beach, through Sands Hotel, and cut through to the back road to walk to Salt Mills Shopping Plaza The Gourmet Food Supermarket is a further 10 mins along the road. The road is well-lit which is safe to walk along at night. We found the majority of the hotel staff very pleasant and polite. The Manager Mr. Alphonsa was most accommodating and helpful. Unfortunately. the morning receptionist Stacie has a big attitude problem. She needs to change her mind set regarding the way she deals with Hotel Guests. She is most unhelpful and rude. Despite a few cons - all things considered this hotel is a gem and full of character. All other hotels nearby are large marble soulless mirror images of each other and not really providing the spirit of the Caribbean. Long live places like the Sibonne.
Sibonne Hotel is the best place to relax and enjoy the sun! The rooms are very accessible, no elevators, just two floors. You don’t need a map because the beach , hotel,, and places to eat all are easy to get to. Everything works, no fussing with the room which is clean, comfy with a sit out deck. Absolutely the most enjoyable break ever! Ps....perfect for couples and seniors
I booked a week for my wife and I as I was there on buissnes and I wanted my wife to enjoy the beach. This place is right on the beach. I paid a bit more to have a room with a private courtyard. It was reasonably priced given the location. The hotel is a little older but everything functions and the beds were comfortable. We enjoyed the restaurant next door which had a nice breakfast. And the bar had a nice assessment of cocktails. Cost of breakfast for two was about 25$. However we also did pick up some basics at the grocery store and ate the occasional breakfast and lunch on the deck enjoying the view of the beach.
I am writing this review on behalf of my daughter and son-law who just took their honeymoon 2 years after there wedding because my son-law is in the military and was deployed to Iraq. Sibonne came highly recommend by another family friend. Sarah and Michael had wonderful things to say about their stay at the hotel. Beautiful location, quiet, lovely accommodations, beautiful beach , extremely helpful and friendly staff and excellent food and drinks at the bay bistro!! They said they plan on always making the Sibonne their private vacation from years to come!! It sounded so nice mom and dad just booked their vacation for the this summer!! Thank you Sibonne!
- Close to Grace Bay Beach
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Sibonné Beach Hotel places you within a short walk of Salt Mills Plaza and within a mile (2 km) of Grace Bay Beach. This 30-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on the beach and also close to Turtle Cove and The Regent Village Shopping Mall.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All of Sibonné Beach Hotel's 30 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other amenities include ceiling fans, hair dryers, and safes.
Guests of Sibonné Beach Hotel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. There's free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.
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84.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 546 reviews