Ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Indiana
Precisely as advertisedPosted Jul 8, 2015
I scoured the internet and read a ton of reviews before staying at Villa Marbella, so I felt like I knew what I was getting into. I'm happy to report that my high expectations were met. As everybody before me has written, the room (Cruzan, in my case) was clean and comfortable, the owners were friendly and helpful, and the location was beautiful. It overlooks Frenchman's Bay, and the view from our private little front porch was spectacular. We ate breakfast there every morning before heading out, and we ate dinner up by the pool watching the sunset and the departing cruise ships. The beach is a short walk down the hill, and yes there is a walk back up, but I would certainly not call it arduous. There's a lot to look at on the way. And the seclusion of the beach is worth the trek. On our last morning we had it all to ourselves. I will also echo that you need a car, and recommend getting one from Leah. She was waiting for me at the airport full of tips and tricks about getting around on the island (ask her about the app to use for GPS). Having my own vehicle got me to all the different beaches, and got me to Red Hook to take the ferry to St John to explore there as well. I can't really think of anything negative to say. I'm glad I chose this place to stay over a crowded resort.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Denver
Peaceful getawayPosted Jun 11, 2015
Pros: Small, quaint, quiet, very clean
My husband and I stayed in the Mango room for 5 nights. Yes it's a small room. But we were out exploring most of the day anyway. It is fully functional and very affordable for on the go people. Futon that pulls out into a full bed, flatscreen tv with cable, a small fridge, coffee maker, a toaster, some dishes and utensils, a closet, and a bathroom with a shower. Also it has AC and free wifi. It is clean, quiet, and updated. They even have the room stocked with beach towels and a cooler to use. They have beach chairs and snorkel gear for guests to use. The pool is just up a flight of stairs. We rented a 2 door Jeep from Leah while here and it was well worth it. The owners are friendly, hospitable and just all around nice people. The villa is tucked in the hillside of a quiet residential area, which gets you away from the bustle of town. Short drive into town when you want to explore. Beautiful views from the pool deck. Would definitely recommend.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Excellent place to stay!Posted Jun 6, 2015
We rented a vehicle from Leah and stayed in the Cruzan view suite. They greeted us immediately at the airport and took us to the suite while showing us around and telling us about places we may want to go! They helped us on several occasions with directions and suggestions on food! They also had snorkeling equipment we used at coki beach which was excellent, free of charge. They were extremely accommodating! The pool was a good change from the beach on our last day. The views are beautiful! The location was very convient to downtown area and red hook. They also had beach chairs, beach bag and a cooler in our room for us to use which was very helpful! The walk to the beach was a little interesting. It was a very nice beach but a bit of a hike going back to the room! Overall great place to stay and great price as well!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Minnesota
Awesome experience!Posted Jun 6, 2015
Cons: I can't think of anything...I guess one thing, they couldn't find the place to deliver pizza! That's remote!
Location: Went to the beach at Bluebeard to go into the ocean. Went to Iggy's for dinner. Went to the Deli Deck for breakfast several times-yum!
We had the best service and accomodations at Villa Marbella. They picked us up at the airport and everything was great from the beginning of our wonderful trip to the end. The staff was very polite and courteous-always asking if we needed anything, and if they were going into town, asked if we needed anything to be picked up. The place has a wonderful view, and the place we stayed in had exactly what we needed-a small kitchen area, a loft and lots of sunshine and great weather! What more can you ask for? They were very helpful with local information about places to see, eat, pick up things, etc. Awesome place!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Kansas
nice place to stay for a few daysPosted May 16, 2015
Pros: beautiful view, very nice and helpful staff, very personable and homey feel
Cons: road/driveway is smaller then anything we were used to but not much traffic so it was fine, bit of a drive for food and a small hike to beach
Location: have to drive or hike to do anything, not much near by, but a very nice place to rest/sleep
the staff are very nice and always helpful, will answer any question or do whatever they can to please you. Location is a bit of a drive to any restaurant and a small hike to a beach, but very nice place to stay. view is very beautiful. parking isn't the best, but not much traffic around there so it works out pretty well anyway.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from E
Would never stay anywhere else!Posted Apr 13, 2015
A beautiful view of the water greeted us every morning. The room was clean, inviting, and comfortable. We were located close to Havensight and Coki Bay. Nothing was very far. There was also a beach and bar within walking distance. The staff was wonderful, and very accommodating. They also offer car rentals to make the stat easier.
for Couplesby Jeffrey from Florida
A great get awayPosted Apr 6, 2015 on Hotels
Loved it. Great location. Perfect get away.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Quiet nice hotel close to everything.Posted Apr 5, 2015
Pros: The view, quiet, hotel owners and their dogs and privacy.
Cons: The WiFi was almost non-existent at times on the iPad and phone.
Location: Location has a beautiful overlook and everything from shopping, beaches and local bars is within 10 min.
Very nice quiet hotel away from all the hustle and bustle of other tourists but close to everything you want to see
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Great Place for Quite and Peaceful VacationPosted Mar 26, 2015 on Hotels
The hosts were great and provided all of the little things that made our stay wonderful. From the beach chairs, to the towels, cooler with ice blocks and replenishing the snacks for our daily trips to the beach the support was great. The hosts were alway asking if there is anything they could do. I would highly recommend this place for anyone taking a vacation.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Maryland
Beautiful viewPosted Mar 3, 2015
Pros: The owners are very helpful and accommodating. It is in a quiet residential area surrounded by beautiful scenery. T
Cons: I needed additional instruction on opening the bed.
Location: Be aware that there is nothing in the immediate area.
Th Marbella suites are very well kept. It has a beautiful view and is about a 5-10 minute walk to a beach downhill, which means the walk back is all uphill. The beach is at a time share community and has a bar/restaurant. The Marbella is a bit remote. Although I had written instructions on getting there, twice the taxi drivers were uncertain where it was. Once you have been to the Marbella. it becomes easier to tell the taxi drivers where it is - namely them the Blackbeard Beach Club (the above mentioned time share community). However, the owners, Leah and Gunnar did drive me if they were headed to the same place. Leah had recommended that I rent a car, which they help you with. This is the better solution to using taxis if you are willing to drive in St. Thomas. The Mango room is fine for one person. I would not recommend it for two people. Although I did not see the inside of the other rooms, they seemed much more spacious from the outside. The pool is small, but a great place to relax in the evening before it gets dark.