Ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

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4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
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5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Michigan

Awesome Time in St. Thomas

Posted Dec 9, 2016
Pros: Quiet, small, comfortable, personable & convenient
Cons: Can't think of anything.
Location: Close to restaurants and activities - it seems everything was less than 1/2 hour away if driving.
Awesome stay at Villa Marbella Suites in St. Thomas - it is a quiet, quaint, relaxing place - perfect for some much needed R & R. Close enough to everything to be convenient if you have a car, (we did not walk - no sidewalks). Leah and Gunnar are wonderful hosts and always made sure we had everything we needed for the perfect vacation. The beach is close - a short hike down a hill, and the ABI restaurant there was perfect for a nice afternoon if you don't feel like going to town. It was a PERFECT vacation - we look forward to going back to stay at Villa Marbella ( usually we do not stay in the same place twice).
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Gunnar & Leah Watson are AWESOME !!

Posted Dec 2, 2016
Pros: Off the beaten path, but just a few minutes drive into town. You need to rent a car !!
Cons: Hmmmm, we were quite happy with everything.
Location: Abi beach is a short hike from the room. MUST go there. Full service bar and food plus beach chairs.
When we arrived at the airport Gunnar & Leah were there to meet us. Our flight was about 45 minutes late but they were with our rental so we could start our vacation. The room was nice and a bottle of rum welcomed us to the island. Everything we needed was there and more. Beach towels, a cooler to use, beach chairs and even a beach bag were waiting to be used. Very personal place to stay. Incredibly helpful and just the nicest people. Just a few minutes drive into town. The view from the room and pool is amazing. We can't wait until our next trip to the island and we will definitely stay here again.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Lovely place with spectacular view

Posted Nov 27, 2016
Pros: The stunning view from my large picture window each morning. Nice fluffy towels and good hot showers. Staff who were always responsive and helpful.
Location: The Marbella had a path directly from the property to Abi beach which was good for snorkeling.
Our proprietors were friendly and helpful. They picked us up from the airport, handled our rental car transaction, and gave us plenty of great advice about local amenities and driving. They seemed to think of everything one could want in their room while visiting, and it was either provided in our room or could be obtained from one of the staff at no additional cost. Some examples: beach towels, beach bag, beach chairs, bug spray, snorkeling gear, room safe for valuables, plenty of outlets for electronics chargers, etc. The room was decorated with great attention to detail and we loved the beach and ocean decor. Many, many thoughtful touches. We had free wi-fi, cable television with plenty of channels, and a beautiful outside balcony with table and chairs.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 30, 2016 by Leah , Hotel Management
Loved having you stay with us and hope to see you again real soon!!!! Thank you for the kind words.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Weymouth/England

Villa Marbella Suites was home from home.

Posted Nov 8, 2016
Location: Visit to Lindquist and Sapphire bays for swimming and snorkelling.The Greenhouse restaurant/bar in town great. ABI Taverna/Beach a must.
My wife and I stayed in the Frenchmans Loft suite at Villa Marbella on St. Thomas for 2 weeks.(October23rd - 5th November) The room was well equipped for indoor catering with a fridge, freezer, Microwave and a Hot plate. Outside was a beautiful swimming pool and a terrace with views to the South West so beautiful for sunsets and all round sunshine. There is also a Barbeque for guests to use. A short but steep path leads down to an almost private sandy beach where there is a Taverna offering drinks and food its called ABI. I would suggest hiring a car from Leah or Gunner (owners). Their prices are very good and the cars well maintained. We Hired a Jeep it was new 2016. Roads on St. Thomas are all left hand driving as are the vehicles, the roads are steep and winding so obey the speeds. Leah and Gunner are lovely people and very knowledgeable about the area and also Gunner is a highly qualified skipper with a boat you can ask him to skipper you to the best bays around for swimming or snorkeling. We were collected by Leah from the small airport and she even allowed us to stock up on basic foods before we were driven to the Villa (so kind of her). The bonus for us were their 3 dogs (Jack was my favourite) all of which love to join you for breakfast (we don't feed dogs) they just wanted some more loving from us. The spiral staircase in the suite was steep and quite narrow but presented no problems to us despite being senior citizens and the lounge area offered a beautiful view.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 30, 2016 by Leah, Hotel Management
So Happy to have you stay with us, I am still drinking your tea by the way :) It is proper tea. Jack misses you and cannot wait for your to return.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great cozy place to vacation in St.Thomas.

Posted Sep 4, 2016
Pros: This is a Villa, not hotel. You stay in a great island home made into suites where the owner lives. You get the real feel of island life.
Cons: Maybe a softer mattress. Some people may like a firm bed but I like a more soft one.
Location: You are outside of town. But that is a good thing. With a car everything within a short drive.
We spent 7 days in the Cruzan View suite. It was very nice and private. Nice little kitchenette where we made breakfast everyday and enjoyed the Kerug coffee provided. Another surprise was the bottle of Cruzan Rum as a gift from Leah and Gunnar which was a nice touch. We rented a car from them also and found it to be a nice late model Toyota. My wife and I made use of the Salt water pool which was perfect. We even cooked steaks on the gas grille one night. If you want a place for the perfect Island vacation I highly recomend Villa Marbella.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 30, 2016 by Leah , Hotel Management
Since you left we have put a topper on the bed :) Thanks for the suggestion. We are happy you had a nice time and hope you return for another Island get away!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

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5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Maryland

Mango room is perfect for two!

Posted Aug 10, 2016
We enjoyed our stay very much. I was unsure about the mango room at first. Reviews were a little mixed about if it was cozy enough for two. But I'm glad we chose that room. It was perfect for us. The futon was cozy and the AC worked well. Thank goodness for the little extra things Leah and Gunnar added to the room - such as off spray and Aloe gel, beach towels, etc. they were a great help. We rarely take trips without our furry family member, and the fact that they let us enjoy the company of their dog(s) during swims was a bonus for us. We also really liked the location. It's was never a long trip to get to our planned activities or to see new beaches. My partner's phone stayed well connected to wifi. Mine was on and of both of us use ATT. Overall, fantastic stay. This is a vacation we will surely remember!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 30, 2016 by Leah , Hotel Management
Thank you so much! We hope you can visit us again soon!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Battlefield Missouri

Beautiful setting - comfortable and compact room.

Posted Jul 28, 2016
Pros: Ultra accommodating owner/staff. Car rental on site. Free pick up and return to the airport. Needed beach items chair etc. provided. Scenic setting.
Cons: More shelves in the Mango room. Possibly put the refrigerator in the closet - less closet space but more floor space.
Location: Beautiful setting. Close to town and numerous beaches. We could drive to numerous locations in 30 minutes or less. Super quiet location.
We went to St. Thomas with the sole goal of enjoying as many beaches as possible and to snorkel daily. We rented a car and we found driving easy and eventful. We took our Garmin with its updated maps and it got us to 95% of our destinations. The Garmin was indispensable during night driving! I think the taxis are fine, but I would recommend driving. Parking was never a problem and generally we were able to park for free. We took the ferry to St. John and that was well worth the time and small expense. We would like to go and rent something for a month after we retire in a few years.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 30, 2016 by Leah , Hotel Management
Great idea about the fridge in the closet, I will give that a try. Thanks for adding the photos, that is really a nice touch. And finally thing you for staying with us and we hope you return again soon!
5 out of 5
by Ernest from New York

Great Place to Stay

Posted May 20, 2016 on Hotels
Very good stay. Comfortable, well kept place. A nice walking trail to beach. Very good level of customer service.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 30, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you, we hope you come back soon!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

St. Thomas with a personal touch

Posted Apr 16, 2016 on Hotels
We thought this place was perfect, exactly what we were looking for. Leah and Gunnar were fantastic, very welcoming and gracious hosts. The room was small but well-kept and clean. We much preferred this personalized option to staying at a hotel/resort. They had tons of suggestions for what to do on the island.