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Amenities, Activities, & Attractions
- Private Balconies
- Private Terraces
- Spa on Property
- Wireless Internet Access
- 21 Suites
- Poolside Dining
- Food & Wine
- Spa & Wellness
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“Always best to under-promise and over-deliver...”
Within minutes of our arrival we were caught off guard by other guests' irritation and outright vitriol about the Beach House; everyone we chatted with seemed visibly annoyed and disappointed. We soon understood the basis of these complaints, and I think it really boils down to poor expectation management. It's clear the property has invested a great deal of money on branding and advertising, with a cutesy 'no room numbers' and 'no socks allowed' tagline, cute phrases and proprietary toiletries- which are excellent, by the way. But, more importantly, they position themselves as ultra guest-focused, describing an attention to detail and care for their guests that's not necessarily evident in reality. Therein lies the disconnect. The rooms, while fairly spartan with plenty of Ikea touches (literally), are fine and the property is very well located and generally well maintained. We were lucky enough to have a ground-floor room directly in front of the beach with access that was truly fantastic. The beach is beautiful and the Turks and Caicos sea is second to none. But it's clear that the "luxury" and "pampering" component mentioned throughout Beach House web site and materials is not part of the reality: at arrival- hot, sweaty and tired- I was told "we could wait" until another car arrived to take us to our room (thanks), instead of having someone from the staff quickly snap up our very few bags (we travel light) and walk us 100 feet to our room. I was then told we needed to walk down the road for any kind of small snack because the restaurant was closed and the bar had no food. Does this flight not arrive at the same time every single day with people who probably feel the same way? Add a snacks menu at the bar! Leave an apple in the room! Again: lack of all of that attention to detail they gush about in their materials. Later, a request for a tiny bit of honey for our tea (which we made in our room) was met with a snarky response that this would cost five dollars (!). A bartender is available at the bar only in the late afternoon, and while the available wait staff try their best to make drinks, it's limited at best- I had to walk one eager but clueless waitress step-by-step through the process of making me a Dark and Stormy, then I got to tip her. Breakfast each day predictably took at LEAST an hour, budgeting both for prep time and the multiple order mistakes that happened every single morning without fail. However, I should also mention that the same restaurant produces some of the most delicious dinners I've ever eaten. It still takes a ridiculous amount of time to get your meal, but the food at the Beach House restaurant, particularly the Chef's Tasting Menu, is fantastic, and the dinner staff is terrific.
The beach "staff"- which basically is one very bored guy in a beach chair- blatantly couldn't be bothered to help find our mysterious specifically designated beach chairs. No idea why room-designated chairs at a 21 room hotel would be necessary, it's more a hassle than anything else, but he then told us we needed wander back and forth on the beach and find our an umbrella with our room tag on it (really?), while he stayed in his chair and finished his nap. I am not exaggerating.
Again, none of this would presumably be a problem with a hotel that promoted itself to be exactly what it is: a mid-level property with excellent beach access and an outstanding restaurant. I suggest management either consider piping down with the superlatives or take a trip to, say, the Cobbler's Cove property in Barbados and see what real attention to detail and service looks like.
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