Sibonné Beach Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Although this hotel was not as big and grand as surrounding ones - it was located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world- smack in the middle -- Marie was above and beyond helpful - if you stay here try to stay in the second-floor beach hut whit the screened in porch overlooking the beach and the pool - it has a very big bedroom living room and full kitchen with the pots pans knifes forks everything you need - and also has a porch adjacent to the screened in porch which is wide open - I wouldn't recommend going there in August it was extremely hot - my family and I have been to many Caribbean island's and this is by far the most beautiful water and sand - they're pretty much does nothing to do outside the Hotel -- there is very little shopping and an extremely expensive supermarket - because everything is imported on the island - there is a restaurant called bistro Which is right on the beach but unfortunately no AC - if you are a beach bum and like the late around on the beach or - by the very small pool this is the place for you --we tried getting a day pass at beaches resort which was next-door and they wanted $525 a person per day ( ridiculous ). Overall this is the most reasonable place you can stay by far every other resort we looked at was double or triple even more
Just got back from a week at this hotel. I really like how close it was to get to the beach (steps away) compared to staying at other places. The hotel is an older hotel but it was fine. The air conditioning worked terrific in our room - so that was a plus for us. We stayed on the first floor in room 108. The walk to the store & restaurants takes about 10-15 minutes. You just walk down the beach to the right & cut through the Sands Resort & then go left down the road. We never had an issue getting a beach chair or umbrella - always plenty. I loved this section of the beach because it was not crowded like other parts in front of the big resorts. The pool was pretty much empty most of the time We did eat 3 times at the Bay Bistro Restaurant which was on site, the food was good. It would be a plus if they would have microwaves in the rooms & some pamphlets in the lobby with different places to go. I would definitely stay here again though but if you are looking for a fancy hotel this would not be for you. It is just a quiet, small beach hotel.
We chose to stay here on vacation by chance, but were no disappointed. This small boutique hotel was a quite spot with a lovely beachfront and in-needed swimming pool. The tropical garden in the middle of the property was lovely to wake up to and have breakfast on the porch of our room. Staff was quite friendly, though showed little knowledge of the area when asked for suggestions for placed to snorkel or eat. We were told by a local that this was the oldest hotel on the island. The rooms are slightly dated but comfortable.
I stayed at Sibonne hotel this past week. It was my first time staying there and will certainly be my last. I will definitely not recommend it to anyone. In one week I was moved to 3 rooms...hiw ridiculous is that? I got there on Monday night by Tuesday morning the front desk staff called my room to tell me check out time is 11am I was so surprised since we had reserved the room for 6 nights. About 10 mins later this old white lady came rapping on my room door when I opened it the pathetic look on her face she said 11am is check out time and it's 10 mins past I told her we were not checking out she asked me how long we were staying I told her 6 nights. She goes 6 night! (As if my money is not good enough and she wanted me out). Well she went away and the following day she told my friend that she had repeat guest coming who requested the room we were in so we packed our bags and moved out, she moved us into another room. We stayed in the 2nd room for 2 nights and lo and behold we were told again that they have another repeat guest who requested to stay in our 2nd room. They moved us into our 3rd room where we stayed our final 2 nights. This time we were out and about when we got a call from the hotel requesting our room key of which we had in our possession they said they need the key because they only have 1 key per room. We were surprised that when we returned to the hotel they literally moved our bags along with stuff that we had in the refrigerator out to our 3rd room. The room maids all appeared scared of the manager (old lady) who came across as prejudice to me (I am a black woman). $183.00 per night for the room is too much. They only worth $45.00 the rooms are not nice at all. I saw cobwebs hanging from the ceiling mould on the ceiling and in the shower still. To sum it all up, it was a miserable week at Sibonne. Management knows nothing about hospitality or tourism. It's sad!!!!!
We stayed 5 nights at The Sibonne Beach Hotel, a 30 room boutique hotel right on Grace Bay. I highly recommend staying in the Beach Apartment - which was a free standing two story building facing the water and adjacent to the pool and restaurant. The whole second floor is a private apartment available as one of the lodging choices. It has a bedroom with a King bed and an en suite bath. It also has a small living area with couch, cocktail table, chair and TV. A small dining area has a table & 4 chairs. There is also a small full kitchen with everything you'd find at home except maybe a dishwasher. There are two outdoor porches overlooking the ocean. One screened in w a table and chairs and one patio with two lounge chairs, two side tables and an umbrella table with chairs. Sibonne features a nice, quiet beach with maybe 8 palaypas and 10 umbrellas with two loungers and a side table under each. No vendors during our stay. A public park, parking, and beach access are located directly next to the hotel and some locals obviously borrowed some chairs and umbrellas for their use but everyone (adults & children) were well dressed and mannered on their beach break. The hotel staff departs at 10 PM when reception closes. The restaurant stays staffed for about another hour. A security guard makes rounds at night - checking the grounds and beach - and locking the beach access door between 10 & 10:30. Some (repeatedly shining flashlight over immediate beach and all around in empty restaurant) were more vigilant than others but overall it felt safe. Close to shopping (Main shopping street was a 20 minute walk from the hotel) and dining (Walk to options in almost all resorts and drive to Turtle Bay Marina or other TA recommended restaurants takes 10 minutes). It felt perfectly safe going out for exercise run around the streets immediately surrounding this hotel. No riff raff of any sort on the beach or grounds. This is not an uber fancy hotel but it's extremely clean and well maintained considering it is the first to grace Grace Bay. Some reviews complain about the reception at reception, but while they were not exuberantly friendly, they were helpful and efficient. The landscaping and lush foliage on the grounds with paved pathways to each room made it picturesque. It was perfect for us as we like the cozy feel of a smaller property where you see familiar faces in the restaurant or on the beach. Would highly recommend to anyone and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else if we ever have the good fortune to come back.
Loved this hotel that I stayed at. I had one of the partial ocean view rooms and every single night was just amazing with views. The food at the restaurant was very good and the staff was always smiling and helpful. I completely recommend this hotel for anyone who wants quietness yet still accessible to the main strip.
Absolutely loved this quaint hotel. Steps from the beach and loved sitting under the umbrellas. Water was the color of Windex with perfect temperature for swimming and scuba diving. Onsite restaurant was superb with outdoor tables for viewing the ocean while enjoying the delicious food. Walking distance to town for those that enjoy walking, approx 1 mile or less. While not luxurious accommodations, it was perfect for anyone that wants a peaceful vacation without the crowds.
Stayed here for 10 nights. The bathroom could do with a little modernising, but the huge bed was fantastic. We stayed in a sea view room and it was perfect. 30 seconds to the beach and a lot quieter than those big chain hotels. Very personal and right on the crystal blue waters and soft sandy beach.
The Sibonne was recommended to us by someone who has been going to it for years. Repeat clientele seem to be the bulk of their business, which does say a lot. Overall we found it to be a faithful mainstay of the landscape: reliable, not too many frills, clean, basic and comfortable. The location--right in the middle of Grace Bay, so you have access to one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world. From the beach you can easily walk to other hotels and restaurants, but it's a good 15 minute walk to the "downtown" area of Grace Bay where there are more options, and the closest supermarket. Still, we were able to walk to quite a few dinner options in 10 minutes or less, which was wonderful since taxis are a little bit expensive (like most things on the island). One should note that right next to the hotel is a small public parking lot, and so many people do access the beach (which is all public) through this section. Sometimes this means that motor boats who are cruising for customers come more often to this section of beach, and pick up and drop off customers right next to the hotel. Sometimes when you're in the water this can cause a bit of concern as the boats do come close. The hotel has enough beach chairs and umbrellas, and do provide towels. There is also a very small pool. The rooms--are pretty basic, but clean and comfortable. There are balconies with screen doors, ceiling fans, a little mini fridge, hair dryers, AC, and a little coffee maker. Tile floors and the bathrooms have showers only. The rooms are a good size and we were on the second floor which allowed for very high ceilings and added to the atmosphere of the room. I also found the rooms to be quiet, even though the hotel was fully booked we hardly heard anyone. I would recommend trying to get a second floor room, like other reviewers have mentioned. There is no elevator though, so you have to be ok with the steps every day. The wifi is not great--I didn't find a single location in the hotel where it was good. But there is a little desktop that anyone can use in the lobby if you need it. The lobby also offers a little basket of extra things like sunscreen or bug spray (I think people leave their leftovers there), an ice machine and filtered water because drinking tap water is not encouraged. Like some other reviewers I found the front desk to not be as helpful as I think they could have been, and even at times a little unfriendly. But the owners, when there, were very helpful and accommodating. This feels like an independently owned hotel, a true labor of love for the owners, and one can greatly appreciate the work that must go into managing something like this without a huge corporation behind you. The attached restaurant Bay Bistro is also quite good, and they open at 7 am for early birds who like breakfast. You can also order things to go and take them to the beach to eat if you like. We tried breakfast, dinner and the weekend brunch and it was all very good. The thing I've heard and read most about this hotel is that it is reasonably priced for the location and what you're getting. I do agree, but this is mainly because the entire island is so expensive in comparison. This is a great option for people who do like the price point, and who also want a hotel that is independently owned and does not feel like a huge corporate commercial. I would definitely recommend it and would consider returning again.
We had a great time!In actuality,we stayed at Sibonne when it was called Le Deck in the early 90's. We are from Chicago,and enjoyed the friendly Canadiens who seemed to be staying in the majority of the rooms. Also Canadiens managed the restaurant and possibly the hotel also. You can't beat the beach.One of the best in the Carribean,and we have been to over half of the Islands. Does it sound like we enjoyed it? Yes we did. We have returned to Provo...because we enjoyed it. Possibly see you there this November. Billy & Louise
- Close to Grace Bay Beach
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Grace Bay within a short walk of Salt Mills Plaza, Sibonné Beach Hotel is 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. Start your day off with breakfast, 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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 531 reviews