The Somerset on Grace Bay
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... Pictures posted here are NOT ones I took. Since I don't want to worry about my phone being stolen I don't take them to new places where I don't know how safe it is to leave stuff behind. These are representative of what we saw. Is that cheating? I don't think so. Plus, it gives you a better idea and it is a reminder for Brian and me. =) On the way back from Turtle Cove, we stopped by the grocery store to get stuff for salsa. I learned from ...
... side marina so stayed for the second day, We were taken off to the supermarket by Bob and Cam the owner and a mate of his who comes down with his wife each year from Canada when its cold and wet up there- good call Cam – it is a small but very pleasant marina, with a great eyeball entry through the coral heads, only suitable for shoal draft yachts -5ft max – sorry “Persephone”
An American yacht “Mandolin ...
... welcomed us to the boat and then we headed out. There were a total of 10 of us, and Alex was the only child.
When I go on boat trips, I like to use my GPS to make a track of where we go so later I can put it into a mapping program to see where we actually went. Alas, when I tried to turn it on, I discovered that the batteries were dead. Oops. Anyway, it took about 45 minutes to get to the first spot. The ...
... the incredible turquoise waters are breathtaking. I can't wait to land and start this adventure. Once on the ground, we walk across the tarmac and into the tiny airport. We grab our luggage and are through immigration and customs within 10 minutes. Our immigration agent was most pleasant, wishing Steve happy birthday and recommending the island beer- TurksHead ( ...
... of groceries (mainly some chicken for the grill and barbeque sauce to complement for the cookout held by the marina this evening) before Bob dropped us off at The Tiki Hut on the north shore of Provo for lunch. After so many days underway and treacherous cooking conditions, I think we skipped a few too many meals so we treated ourselves to a little lunch out. It was great to just sit and look at the water, enjoying food we didn't have to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Somerset on Grace Bay Providenciales
We recently stayed at the Somerset for 6 days, in the "Luxury Room" which, as others have pointed out below that it is not "luxury" at all. The "Luxury Room" at the Somerset is really a small "Lock-Out" room of the 3 bedroom suites.
We recently stayed at the Somerset for 5 days, in the "luxury room" which, as others have pointed out, is over-priced. The first room they put us in seemed "unfinished" - it was lacking a safe, and had a hole in the ceiling of the bathroom where the vent would go. Also, the shower had a design defect whereby using the shower would flood the entire bathroom. I understand that many of the bathrooms at the hotel have this issue. The hotel staff then moved us to a 2nd room which did not have these issues, but had new ones: there was no hot water, the light in the shower did not work, and there was no "Do not disturb" sign. We, of course, asked multiple times for a "do not disturb" sign but never received one. We resorted to making our own by writing on hotel stationary! By far the most egregious disservice we experienced was the night we returned home from dinner and discovered that the door to our room was ajar with a key marked "master" in it. Yes, the housekeeping staff had BOTH forgotten the master key AND left our room door wide open. Thankfully nothing was taken, but it does not excuse that sort of unacceptable action (which, I might add, would never happen at a Four Seasons or St. Regis resort). As these points suggest, the Somerset is not quite at the point of being a true luxury hotel.
I rated the hotel a 3 star to even out the overall rating. The property is gorgeous, but the service is still lacking.
We just returned from a 6 day stay at the Somerset., and were extremely impressed with the accomodations and the staff. Everyone from the bellman to the concierge to the staff at the beach were incredibly friendly and helpful. We had massages in our room and rented a car for the day and Justine the concierge arranged everything without a hitch. Dinner reservations were followed by printed confirmation cards slipped under the door. During our stay we visited a number of the other resorts along Grace Bay and really felt as though the Somerset was the nicest of them. The grounds and pool flow very gracefully to the beach; it is very thoughfully and elegantly designed. The rooms come equipped with almost every conceivable amenity and, as the place is brand new, everything works flawlessly.
Just returned from a week at the Somerset. It is the best place to stay on Grace Bay. The suites are beautiful and they keep them spotless. We never even felt one grain of sand on the marble floors. The bedding is wonderful and the furniture all very comfortable as well as beautiful. Yhere was an Ipod dock in the bedroom and a plasma TV in bedroom and living room. There is also a DVD player but bring your own DVDs-they don't have a library of DVD's yet. We wished we had brought a few games also since it rained allot. We did go next door to the Palms store and bought cards- $7 a pack. They came and cleaned right away in the morning and did a nice turn down and quick clean every evening.
This property primarily caters to individuals looking to own and the service is impeccable. The "rooms" are really more like large, nicely upgraded, and beautifully decorated condos. The suites range from 2,500 - 5,000 square feet. WOW. We stayed in a Sterling suite with a gorgeous view of the infinity pool and ocean. Breathtaking!
The Somerset exceeded my expectations and I would definitely stay there again. The hotel is very new, and although that brings a few growing pains, it is in prime condition. We stayed in a very small studio room that was an excellent value at roughly $300/nt. The furnishings are top quality, as are the linens, fixtures, flooring, etc. The hotel has invested in modern electronic amenities, including free wireless in the hotel rooms, an IPod docking station and flat screen TVs. The "growing pains" were limited: waterjets in bathtub didn't work, slow/poor service on occasion, and the restaurant didn't open until our last night after a 6-month delay. If you go there, you may want to bring your own DVDs (they don't provide any for rent) as there is very little to do after the sun goes down.
My family and I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Somerset. I visited other hotels in Grace Bay and this is the best property hands down. This is truly an elegant property. We had a three bedroom ocean view room for our family of six (myself, my wife, our three young children and our nanny). The room was absolutely fantastic. It included plasma screen TV's, Viking appliances, and upgraded furnishings. There is even a gas grill and jacuzzi on the oversized balcony.
I've been around the world, and stayed at some of the best resorts. I was lucky enough to get a pre-opening special at the Somerset. It was fantastic. They are still under construction in parts, and the restaurant wasn't open. Because of this, I received a phone call in the States to see how they could stock the refridgerator and where I could eat breakfast, etc. They opened the beach bar the first day we were there. The bartender overheard that my 4 year old loves Cheetos, and the next day there were Cheetos at the bar! Everything was like that. We had a 3 bedroom third floor unit, and all I can say is I wish my house was like this. Gorgeous kitchen, gorgeous furniture, and a huge balcony with a gorgeous view. They gave a tour of the other types of rooms, and of the future restaurant. All I can say, is it's going to get better. Our unit took up the whole floor. (It was in the Estate section.) It had 5 plasma TV's, and an X-Box. There was a Viking Stainless outdoor grill and a beautiful hottub on the balcony. The grill was nicer than the one I have at home. It seems they are trying to think of everything. Of course, it's on one of the world's most stunning beaches.