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Pavilions and Pools Villa Hotel
New Jersey
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“We come back every year!”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

My husband and I have been renting a villa at Pavilions and Pools Hotel for the last 11 years for an annual trip. What we love about this place is the peacefull location and of course our own pool with complete privacy. The property is older but it is very well maintained and most of the units have private owners who keep updating and improving their properties. The management has changed over the years and we will always recall the good old days with Mack and Roma, but the new managers are nice as well. We get great service from Donette with Exclusive Resorts who is now handling the rentals.

We also like that there is a small kitchen with stove, oven and microwave as well as a full size refrigerator. We do not like to eat all of our meals out so this is great for us.The Mexican restaurant on the property is very good and the prices are reasonable.

We enjoy renting a car and I love driving the scenic winding roads of St. Thomas. The location is great for us. Red hook is very nearby and is great for drinks and dinners and the ferry to St. John. We also like to go to Megan's Bay for the day with a picnic lunch and Coki Beach is great for snorkeling and is quite close by. We always make a couple to trips in Charlotte Amalie to shop and visit some bars and restaurants. We also enjoy watching the cruise ships come and go from Paradise Point.

If you do not need all the bells and whistles of a large resort this may be a place you would enjoy. My husband and I have stayed in a lot of 4 and 5 star hotels and resorts but are always happiest here. It is a very special place.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

I have stayed here 5 times over the last 12 years. My last stay (Jan 23rd to 27th, 2012)was extremely disappointing. The Antilles Resort Group owns it now, but it used to be owned privately by the Faraquars, until Mack passed away a few years ago.
Stay away from this place! The people at the front desk are very nice, and helpful. but the units are in bad disrepair. The "housekeeping" staff provides the bare minmum, and our unit had broken tile in the pool, and we found two live cockroaches during out stay. The bed must be 20 years old, the mattress has no support. The one night we had dinner at the restaurant on site, their refrigeration unit was broken, and the enchiladas which we ordered used shredded chicken and beef, they were disgusting. They couldn't serve us ice cream because the unit was broken.
They seem to have no pride in keeping up the place, they are woefully understaffed, and there is a new a new building going up next to it with all the trees nearby being cut down so the "privacy" they are touting with the pools in each unit will be a thing of the past.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Terrebonne, Oregon
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

My husband and I have stayed here a couple times. One thing we have learned is anywhere you travel there are going to be pro's and con's at any place you stay.
Pavilions and Pools has come little extra's for a privacy vacation that you don't get in other hotels. Each unit is separate from other unit's - not that they aren't connected. These units have their own privacy decks with a private pool. This is great for the couple that likes to not worry so much about swimsuits or sun bathing in private. The pools in the units we stayed in could have some updating to them, but they are upgrading the units to more modern styles.
It is only a short walk to Sapphire Beach where Sapphire Beach Resort is which they have a restaurant and bar right on the beach. You are able to play on a beautiful beach and not be far from Pavilions and Pools.
Red Hook isn't far from the resort where there is a grocery market, restaurants and shopping. You can also jump on the ferry that goes between St Thomas and St Johns. We recommend renting a little run about car and check out St John.
We were happy with our stay and loved the location. We recommend anyone to stay, but remember you aren't staying at the Ritz. If you travel much this isn't going to be the best or worst place you've ever stayed.
If you can go during Carnival you will love it!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

I came for a week and stayed at this place. They have free breakfast , free snorkeling equipment , free rum as soonest you walk into the villa. The rooms are spectacular , I felt that I was staying in a 1 bedroom apartment. It includes a king bed, large bathroom , large kitchen, living room with free cable , private pool and a BBQ. It was a 5 minute walk to sapphire beach , one of the prettiest beach I ever seen. This is the perfect place to stay :))))

  • Stayed December 2011
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Winston, GA
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

My husband and I traveled to St. Thomas for my son's wedding the 3rd week of September. Hurricane season, I know, but we were lucky! We stayed in the Red Hook area of St. Thomas at a place called Pavilions and Pools Villa Hotel. It's 5 plus miles (hilly, curvy miles) from the downtown Charlotte Amalie area. We rented a car for the 4 days we were there, and that was a definite advantage! You can really get the feel of the island and see all the beautiful spots by driving yourself around! We highly recommend renting a car! Just remember - you drive on the left! The hotel was acceptable to us, because we enjoyed being out of the highly populated area where the cruise ships come in. We were disappointed, however, that the Internet was not in our villa. We believe it was advertised that it was, but in reality you had to go to the office area to connect to the Internet, or to the casual open-air island restaurant called Twisted Taco on the premises, which was inconvenient. A unique and nice feature of each villa was it's own private personal pool. We did not utilize the pool because we are not water and sunning people, but certainly some folks would enjoy sunning by their private pool. I also would not recommend it for small children. The pool was quite deep after you step off the last step! Non-swimmers beware! We learned on our last day that the Sapphire Beach area was a short 5 minute walk through the back of the property. You don't want to miss walking over to Sapphire Beach. It was quite pretty! For nature lovers (which we are), a unique event happened every night while we were there! We were enthralled with the oodles of hermit crabs that come out at night and walk on the sidewalks! We've never seen anything like that before! We walked each night around the property to see the hermit crabs! All in all, our experience was a good one.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Pavilions and Pools Villa Hotel

Property: Pavilions and Pools Villa Hotel
Address: 6400 Estate Smith Bay, Charlotte Amalie 00802-1342, St. Thomas
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Charlotte Amalie
Price range (per night): ₹ 19,313 - ₹ 24,222
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pavilions and Pools Villa Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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