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Bluebeard's Castle Resort
Reviewed 19 April 2012

We stayed here in March. The night before we were to head there, we read a bunch of reviews on here. They were saying rude staff, loud roosters, broken pool, not enough towels, expensive food, etc. We were a bit hesitant to see what we would find. We found a clean room, very nice & helpful staff members, a clean room (with air conditioning!), pool & hot tub both working. The food was expensive but it was on par for V.I. food prices. We did hear roosters but never from the inside of our room. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We stayed here while waiting on our private catamaran to make it from St Marten. The staff was great and helpful. The view from are room was awesome. You can not miss the restaurant on sit "Room with a view". We had a outstanding meal and the service was top notch. We plan to visit the island again soon and will stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Just got back from 8 nights at the castle. LOVED IT! Pool was awesome. Hot tub was great (it was cold for 2 days. No big deal). Views of harbor cannot be matched Room was nice. Hoped for a 1 bdrm but ended up in studio as per reservation so cannot complain. Had 2 kids (6, 8) with us. Rented compact from hertz. You definitely will want a car on the island or try to figure out open air taxi system/schedule. Island is super hilly and hotel location is no exception. every beach was fantastic. Too many to chose from. Did ferry to st John for a day and that was neat. Did a sail trip with Fury Charters to see turtles at buck island. Very fun boat ride and we did see turtles. BUT, charters are expensive and you can see turtles closer up and for free at various beaches (Bolongo Bay had lots of turtles while we were there).

All in all I would recommend St Thomas and Bluebeards. Hotel is very good value. Island, like any, is expensive. Eat in your room. Take food/snacks with you during the day to beach. And enjoy a couple restaurants.

Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We just returned from a trip to St Thomas, San Juan and St John. We spent one night at Bluebeard's Castle.The rooms were very clean and the renovations they have done really updated the decor. The view was spectacular. There is quite a lot of walking at the resort and in St Thomas, renting a car is a great idea. But be warned they drive on the opposite side of the street, like Ireland. The roads are very hilly, windy and narrow. we preferred to take cabs which are plentiful. We ate at the pool bar and were very disappointed., The service was great but they ruined our breakfast, all overcooked and horrible coffee. Of course sitting outside with the lovely view, breeze and bright blue skies compensated for the food.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Bluebeard's Castle calls itself a "timeshare resort" in its literaure. It is NOT a hotel, just to let you know before you go. No daily maid service, no 24/7 front desk, etc. It's a nice place, though. High on top of a mountain (it's a killer to walk up and down, but efficient taxi services are just a phone call away.)
Another reviewer said to rent a car. I wouldn't recommend it, because they drive on the "other" side of the road with American-driver-style cars. Plus it's a very steep place and traffic in town is terrible. Turns onto streets is tricky and hard to figure out, and they have lots of confusing one-way, narrow streets.
Taxis are very expensive, but you can figure it into your budget. At the time of this writing, the price into town was $4 per person.
Our phone was broken one day, and by the time we returned it was fixed.
We brought food in a checked bag (to fold up and put in our carry-ons on the return trip). So glad we did. It's just not easy to go down the mountain, and it saved us a lot of money. (Peanut butter, soft drinks, snacks). We ate in the restaurants at night. (They are a little pricey, and we didn't like Room with a View so much, but Banana Tree Grille was amazing!)
We also boiled our water, as the hotel said they don't recommend we drink tap water. We boiled it at night to drink the next day. We boil for 20 minutes, then let it cool in the pan overnight.
REmember check-out time is 10 am. We assumed wrongly it was later, which made a problem for us --- and they couldn't give us a late check-out because of their bookings.
Loved the pool area. View from the room is exquisite, unequaled anywhere. We loved our whole experience, and Bluebeard's Castle was part of it.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bluebeard's Castle Resort

Address: Bluebeard's Hill | **closed thru 2018 because of hurricanes Irma and Maria**, Charlotte Amalie 00801, St. Thomas
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Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Charlotte Amalie
Price Range: ₹ 3,417 - ₹ 8,188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bluebeard's Castle Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bluebeard's Castle is an historic property dating back to the 1600's. The resort occupies an entire hilltop with spectacular views overlooking the harbor and town of Charlotte Amalie. Its signature red rooftops are among the first sights for arriving cruise passengers.The resort includes a centuries-old fortress bearing the name "Bluebeard," after the infamous pirate, and check-in takes place in the former residence of the Danish governor of the island. This tropical paradise is the perfect place for a private getaway as it is set on a secluded hilltop and overlooks the harbor of St. Thomas. Bluebeard's Castle is centrally located in the most desirable part of the island with world class shopping minutes away. With only a short drive from some of the most popular beaches in the Caribbean where you can enjoy boating, scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing. The island itself offers a wonderful assortment of duty-free shopping, world-class restaurants (including the top-rated ROOM WITH A VIEW on location!), hot night spots, and a variety of local flavor to satisfy every taste. This resort features history, breathtaking views, and easy access to town. Beaches are literally minutes away so you can visit them all including easy ferry rides to St. John and the British Virgin Islands (Tortola and Virgin Gorda). You will see why owners at the resort are passionate about their units. It is this passion that will once again be the reason that Bluebeard's Castle will become a sought after destination resort. Many lucky RCI members will take advantage of this now! The resort is in the midst of a historic multi-million dollar remodel that will change all that you have heard. The proof is found in our regular maintenance reports as well as our news and picture sections. Also, schedules of on-resort dining are now posted in these reports. Owners are excited about what the future holds and you should be as well. Spread the word. ... more   less 
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Bluebeards Castle Charlotte Amalie
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