Bananaquit - Reader Reports & Opinion
Richard Clarke from U.S.A. visited in February 2012 and awarded
Based on a few reviews I was a little skeptical of staying at Bananaquit. But, I really wanted somewhere close to storebay and at a reasonable price, so I gave it try as i liked the way it looked.
I really enjoyed my stay. The manager Rachel was very welcoming and friendly and the staff, Kristina and Nadia made me feel right at home `island style`. There were renovations and upgrades taking place which were explained on my arrival and did not affect my stay at all. I liked the intimacy of the hotel and friendliness of other guests and staff , and the fact that it was close to evrything I wanted to do in 2 days.
If you are looking for a cool place, cool people, good vibes at a great price, then this is the place, or at least it was for me, and I will be back.
Brenda Spiller from U.K. visited in February 2012 and awarded
I stayed at Bananaquit for 13 nights (24th Feb - 8 March 2012), and had a very pleasant stay. My satisfaction rating would be higher, however at the time I stayed, and I knew in advance, that the establishment was, and is still under renovation at this time. Therefore everything was as I expected.
The service I received was excellent I found the staff helpful and friendly, nothing seemed too much trouble.
In terms of improving during renovations, although my room had been completed in terms of redecoration; the cooking facilites and kitchen utensils should be new and reflect the upgrade being undertaken.
It took 4 days to have the TV cable box installed which whilst it wasn't a bother to me, it might be for someone who likes to watch TV. Once I had the TV, the selection of channels on the cable service was very good.
The particular room I stayed in needs to be rearranged, which I made a comment about whilst I was there, this would make the best use of light available.
The door needs a blind that does not allow people to look into the room when the lights are on.
Servicing of the room:
It was good, however, I smiled at the differing levels of servicing, some days I had clean towels for several days on the trot and other times I might wait 3 days; more soap added even when it wasn't needed.
I would say it is important to remember when cleaning the shower room and the WC to also clean the door handles and paintwork around the door handles as these are being handled all the time, and leave lots of marks and likely germs around this area of the doors.
Sometimes the clean sheets would be given and left on the bed for me to make up; another day the bed would be completely made up for me. I was amused by this behaviour as I never knew what to expect, just that someone would be in to empty the bins, and show evidence of their presence in some other way.
Every day I made my bed, (this is after all a self catering apartment) but one day I returned to find the sheet and overcover turned half way down the bed, i.e. now unmade again. I just laughed to myself.
I would say it would be helpful if their is consistency in the servicing level so guests know what to expect.
It was not a problem at all to me, but to provide great customer service, consistency is important.
I enjoyed my stay here, it is clean, comfortable, the room was large, even though it is likely the smallest room in the whole building. There is use of a swimming pool, and the garden is well kept.
I would stay here again, and I have already recommended it to two other people.
Chantell Folkes from U.S.A. visited in February 2012 and awarded
The disappointment only came about because when I booked, I booked a front villa but because of scheduling conflicts, I was bumped to the back. In 2010 I stayed in the front villa with some friends and the view was nicer and I wanted my family to experience the same. Aside from that, Bananaquit was a wonderful stay for my entire family. I brought my 7 month old baby unexpectedly yet they accommodated him with a play yard to sleep in. They claimed to be renovating but I noticed nothing out of the ordinary *which was a plus. We enjoyed every bit of the stay and would do it again without hesitation for 2013. Thank you.
Sidney Young from Panama visited in February 2012 and awarded
My lady friend & I recently enjoyed 3 lovely days & nights at the Banaquit in Store Bay.
The newly refurbished guest quarters are most attractive, comfortable & well equipped & the general atmosphere of the locale is soothing & relaxing. It is also very conveniently located (within walking distance) to lovely beaches, fine restaurants & the airport itself. EXCELLENT LOCATION!
If one is seeking a quiet, laid back & comfortable get-a-way at a comfortable price, I haighly recommend Banaquit.
Krisitna from Germany visited in January 2012 and awarded
The Bananaquit hotel is a family styled place, not too big, not too small. Clean, relaxed, small quiet garden and nice rooms with all utilities you need to take care of your own cooking, if you prefer. The pool is shared with the neighboring hotel, perfect for an hour or two, if you just want to relax.
I must also give credit to Rachel Best (host) for her friendliness, which helped make me feel welcome from day one until I left. Thanks!
I will be back and can highly recommend a stay here.