Grace Bay Suites
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Compared to a studio apartment..well laid out..need lots of updates..but overall it's clean..spacious shower...hot water and cold A/V..WiFi was free but no great signal..nice pool..cheaper than other hotels off beach but closer to local shops and restaurants which are less than 5 min each direction and across street... and 10 min walking distance to beach and supermarket..everything in walking distance..not a 5 star but who goes on vacation to stay in the room..pack bottled water and snacks..the island is expensive..but quiet and beautiful...
The first issue i had was the television there was no remote to turn the tv on & when i went down & ask the guy for a remote he told me only my room have that television & he don't have any remote for it. So i couldn't watch television ok no problem. So we decided we would just use our electronic devices to watch something in their book it says free wifi access. We couldn't find the wifi no where in the room except for when you open the door we found a lock internet. we then went & request the password when we got back in the room we couldnt get the internet at all only if we open the room door. The telephone in our room wasn't working at all. The lock on the front door wouldn't turn to lock. Then the shower door wouldn't close properly. Other then these issues The room had a nice pool view, room was set up great, bed was very comfortable, it's also in a walking distance for shopping & partying. The staff was also helpful & we didn't have to worry about towels because they gave us enough.
Stayed at Grace Bay Suites for my honeymoon.The room had everything we needed to be comfortable. We rented a car so we could explore the island on our own(I highly recommend doing this!) and got our food every day from one of the grocery stores, which saved us a lot of money since restaurants can be very spendy there. The beaches and reef are just breathtaking. All in all a perfect vacation!
First some information about Turks and Caicos Providenciales island to set the context:The island is basically a flat limestone rock, featureless, virtually devoid of natural attractions.It can not even sustain palm trees, almost all natural vegetation are brushes and mangroves.Main selling point are great beaches and blue clear ocean (relatively cold in April - 78F).We stayed in the Grace Bay Area. There are several expensive hotels / resorts there which, I guess, cater to the clientele interested solely in beach/ocean/room combo. Those hotels are the most expensive (price-wise, not quite feature-wise) I have seen.All things on the island are EXPENSIVE. $12-17 hamburgers and $30-45 restaurant entrees are the norm. $40 taxi rides with no public transport.Grace Bay Suites came as a good deal on paper with a modest price. In reality, the place is in desperate need of renovation and gives impression of a cheap roadside motel.Pros: - The hotel location is great if weird, in close proximity to many restaurants, shops and a supermarket.- 5 minutes walk from the beach. - Our room was clean and had microwave, coffee maker and a fridge. - The staff was friendly.However plenty of cons: - The hotel entrance is literally through Danny's bar backyard/garbage dump. Walking every day there was not pleasant.- Noise and music from the popular bar at nights were ever-present.- Yes that, the smell of sewage in the pool area was present.- The staff uses some strong disinfectant for cleaning. We were greeted by pungent chemical smell which persisted for 2 days. And the floor was slippery.- Air conditioner was ancient and had noise level of a small plane. We simply could not sleep and had to turn it off at night.- The room was clean but the furniture was dated and worn. Our kid simply refused to sleep on that stained and ripped sofa.- Our main bed mattress was old had some nasty smell.- There is no WiFi. Whatever they call WiFi is a cruel joke. Most times connection is impossible and when possible the speed is slower when a dialup. Consider purchasing a prepaid Digicel sim card with a data plan in advance if wifi is needed.- Phones in all rooms (we asked several guests) were non-functional.- TV in the room is tiny and about 15 years old. - The beach area the hotel is allowed to use had literally 3 umbrellas and 6 loungers. After many complaints they relented and added 2 umbrellas.All in all the Grace Bay Suites is a low-end budget option on an expensive island.
On checkin the door lock was broken so we couldn't get in the room. We had to wait 45 minutes until a manage showed up to get us in. The reason the wifi is free is because it doesn't work! No curtains on the windows. Place is extremely run down. No beach chairs or beach towels. No real amenities of any kind. Air conditioner was extremely noisy so we had trouble sleeping. You pretty much just get a bed and thats about it.
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- 24 rooms
- 1 pool
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- Snorkeling (fee)
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- Hair dryer
- Alarm clock
- Iron/ironing board
- iPod dock
- 1 king bed
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- 1 queen bed
- Garden view or Pool Views
- Ceiling fan
- Bathroom with shower only
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Resort Location Map
Grace Bay SuitesProvidenciales,Turks And Caicos Islands
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- Extra Info
Grace Bay Rd, TKCA 1ZZ Providenciales
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