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Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Road Town
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rhode island
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Nice but overpriced.”
Reviewed 22 March 2012

My husband and I recently returned from a two week stay in Tortola. We spent the first 9 nights at Long Bay and the last 5 at Fort Recovery. Based on the pictures, price and reviews we believed we would be going a bit upscale from the Long Bay Beach Resort for the final part of our vacation. We were sadly disappointed! Although the room was very nice and well appointed, the beach was not a good swimming beach and there really wasn't much to do. The grounds were littered with "dog business" so you had to be careful where you were walking. The continental breakfast is not really worth the walk to get it. It is just toast, juice, and coffee. I would suggest renting a car as they do not have a restaurant on site that serves lunch. As a result, we spent most of our time out of the resort for meals and beach time. If you want quiet, a nice view, and you intend to cook all of your meals this place is fine. The service at the front desk was good. They provided us with a hair dryer upon request, took care of our car rental extension, and assisted us with our boarding passes. However, if you end up in a penthouse villa, you have to carry your bags up the stairs without assistance. This was a challenge for my 62 year old husband. The best part of our stay was watching the sunsets. They were spectacular. You do get a marvelous view here. There were both positive and negative aspects to this resort. (nice villa - mediocre facility) The negatives could have been easily overlooked if we had not paid top dollar to stay there. It was way overpriced! We would not stay here again for that reason.

Room Tip: Penthouse 4 had a nice view. The deck is swarming with ants so check before you settle in. They ma...
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toledo, oh
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

We had a great stay at Ft Recovery in February. We stayed in villa 12 and were 10 steps from the water. The suite was fantastic if not over the top. The room was clean and fully appointed. The folks at Fort Recovery were wonderful, especially Ivet and Doug took care of everything we asked. One thing - bring your own fun it is secluded which can be a great thing.

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

My husband and I recently spend an idyllic week at Fort Recovery - found it to be a perfect island get-away. Because we wanted a "beach front" room Pamelah sent s aerial views of the property to help us in our room selection before we even made our reservations. OUr room ropened to the ocean off our second floor balcony, possibly 15 feet from the surf - fabulous ocean "background music" all day and night - AND lovely sunset views. The entire staff could not have been more gracious and accommodating throughout our stay. The rooms, grounds, office, beachfront were all wonderfully clean and welcoming. We went on a dive package and all the details were arranged before our arrival - car, dive schedule, etc. A small glitch with the rental car company was taken care of with ease by Pamelah and Doug. Restaurant recommendations were spot-on, breakfasts at the hotel were excellent, served by the incomparable Ivet. (A massage by Ivet was one of the week's highlights!) We were able to explore Tortola, get to other islands, snorkel, have great dining experiences - all within easy access to the hotel. This is not a glossy, chain resort - but the service is top-notch and the atmosophere always relaxed and friendy. We'll be back here!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

We spent 6 nights in a water-front 1-bedroom suite, and had a great time. Private, with good character. This place has a laid back island feel, but great service unlike other places with that theme we have visited. They said they were busy, but the place never seemed crowed at all- we uncommonly saw anyone around the grounds except the staff, all hard at work. My wife and I are 37 and somewhat adventurous, and Fort Recovery was a great place to jump off from to find activities, explore Tortola and nearby Is. Pamelah and staff were so helpful. Always had time to help us find what we were looking for on the island. She arranged a car for our week, arranged dives at a nearby dive shop- she even sat down with the restaurant guide and gave us a review of every major restaurant. From Ivette, the fantastic face we saw in the morning for breakfast, to every house-keeper, to the owners, we found nothing but smiles and warm greetings during our stay. Any wrinkles that did occur got straightened out with minimal effort on our part. We did a package deal which included dinner at the resort's restaurant- We found that we enjoyed going out to dinner better- selection, view, and food was better elsewhere. Other than that, no complaints, and we would do it again!!

Room Tip: 1 bedroom waterfront is a great bet- the "corner rooms" are really similar to these and pr...
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

We just recently visited Tortola for the first time and stayed a Fort Recovery. We were looking for a spot that was right on the water, private, quiet and beautiful. We got that and so much more! Our room was lovely and the view spectacular. The meals were simple and delicious. The management and staff were super helpful, charming and available, but never intrusive.
If you are looking for a beautiful spot, we would highly recommend Fort Recovery. Returning will feel like going back to our own special place!

Room Tip: all rooms look right out on the water, but the corner room on the second floor has a superb double v...
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Cold Spring, New York
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

If you seek a well appointed, but not glitzy, place in the islands, Fort Recovery is the spot. Very well kept, warm attentive staff and views to die for! This is not a big resort or a big hotel-like place. This is a quiet resort with a nice small beach, nice atmosphere and had pretty much everything we could ask for. We had a beautiful suite with a nice sized veranda, everything worked just the way it was supposed to. When we return to Tortols, this is where we'll return to.
Tortola is a friendly, laid-back place - very diff from the USVI. Great big and underpopulated beaches and terrific drives in the hills. Fort Recovery is well located, a few miles from everything the island has to offer. Rent a car.

Room Tip: Rooms 17 are very private (at the end of the resort) and just renovated.
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Pembroke, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

My wife and I just returned from our second stay at Fort Recovery. February 8-21.
And again we have a hard time putting into words how much we enjoyed ourselves there.
We stayed in unit 1 right on the beach and it was perfect for us. Comfortable, and tastefully decorated as seems to be the case with all the units. It was very relaxing to go to sleep at night listening to the sea.
We love the atmosphere of the place. It is very easy to meet people and make friends. It was enjoyable to renew a friendship with some folks who were there last year when we were there. We can understand why they keep coming back year after year, and we are hoping to do the same. Starting to count the days.
The location is perfect for us. Close to Soper's Hole, just twenty minutes to Road Town, and easy to get to the beaches and sites on the North Shore.
We can't say enough about how wonderful management and staff are. To be remembered from last year and welcomed back with hugs and a smile says a lot to us.
Because we always seemed to be doing something we only ate at the restaurant once this year and found it very good. Our compliments.
The only problem we ran into was our TV wasn't working very well at the start. But as per usual, it did not take long to get it fixed. Within an hour we had a working TV.
Anita, Doug, Pamelah, Matt and your wonderful staff, we thank you again for being such gracious, wonderful hosts, and helping make our Tortola vacations as memorable as they are.

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Property: Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel
Address: Towers | West End, Road Town VG1110, Tortola
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Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Tortola > Road Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Road Town
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Road Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel is a small, unique hotel located on Tortola, British Virgin Islands and is family owned & operated since 1969. Chosen by Discovery's Travel Channel, Fort Recovery was the only Hotel Selected on Tortola for their exclusive Caribbean showcase. They were also chosen as the Captain's Guide Magazine's "Best Resort," by the Reader's of the Captain's Guide Magazine. All suites are directly on the beach with Cable TV, A/C, free WI-FI, housekeeping, private balcony/patio/deck, living room, kitchen, master bedroom, full bathroom and more. Views are unmatched and completely unobstructed, right on the calm, Caribbean side of Tortola. On site is a full service Spa with professionally trained staff. There is an in-house, private restaurant also serving breakfast and dinner daily. 24/7 on-site management and knowledgeable front desk staff are always there at your service! ... more   less 
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