This is a small hotel in two colonial style buildings about 10 minutes by car from the excellent restaurants of Saint François and 20 minutes from the town of Saint Anne. It has 10 rooms, a breakfast area, and a good infinity pool overlooking the Carribean. The hotel is meticulously clean. The couple who run it, Phillippe and Annie are warmth and hospitality itself full of useful tips and directions to help you get the best out of a stay.
The breakfasts of fresh tropical fruits, breads and croissant and coffee are a great start to the day. Otherwise, dining out is a must as the hotel does not have a restaurant and due to its peaceful location a hire car is also an essential. There are however many excellent restaurants and I was able to rely on the recommendations of Phillippe and Annie.
I think that some knowledge of French is helpful in Guadeloupe as this is the first language, the second being creole, and English a distant third.
Tim from Jersey, Channel Islands
Within easy reach of Plage des Raisins, this St. Francois hotel is located by the sea and on the beach. Area attractions also …More
Cosy and very well maintained boutique hotel (bungalo style) with only seven rooms surrounding a small pool.
Breakfast (continental) served every morning on your patio if desired.
Great service all through our week long stay. Very quiet area close to downtown St François and all ameneties. Recommended for couples looking for peace and quiet.
Aurel from Moncton, Canada
This hotel is located in St. Francois (Grande-Terre), close to Plage des Raisins, Port of St. Francois, and Golf …More
Hotel in a tranquil setting, very friendly and helpful staff, the food was excellent, spacious grounds, swimming pool and sauna. Situated close to several very clean and quiet beaches. Cicadas quite noisy during the night but you soon get used to them. Very reasonably priced considering the facilities. You will need precise directions as the hotel is not easy to find. Within 1/2 hour drive of the airport.
Michael from Wales, UK
Located near the beach, this hotel is in Sainte-Rose (Basse-Terre), and area attractions include Pearl Beach. Regional …More
We had a fabulous private bungalow with a huge deck overlooking the sea. The hotel property was gorgeous with an infinity pool a lovely private beach. The bungalow had a little kitchen allowing us to make meals and eat on the deck watching moonlight and stars. Breakfasts were excellent. The restaurant setting was beautiful, but the food was average at dinner. We would definitely recommend this place for it's privacy, boutique-style accommodations, beautiful surroundings and friendly, helpful staff.
Gail from Seattle, Washington
This Ste. Anne hotel is located by the sea, set on a private beach a short distance from Plage Caravelle and Ste-Anne Beach …More
"Fantastic location and view minutes from the beach"
I went to this hotel with my girlfriend for a week of holidays in Guadeloupe and it was fantastic.
First and foremost, the staff is very friendly, caring and helpful. We were arriving very late at night and they made sure that everything was very well setup for us.
The location is great. There are quite a lot of beaches within 10 minutes drive, a couple are less than five minutes. Beware, all these beaches have some great waves. If you don't like that it may be something to think about. But the beaches feel very exclusive and are stunning.
The view from the hotel is absolutely gorgeous.
We had no mosquito issues in the room which was very nice. They didn't manage to sneak in.
The rooms are spacious and they all have a terrace with a kitchen. This is great in the evenings when you want to try your culinary skills with local ingredients.
Ian from London
This hotel is located in Deshaies (Basse-Terre), close to the beach, Pearl Beach, La Grande-Anse, and Deshaies Botanical …More
We had a great holidays at the Caraibes Royal. The room was spotless clean upon arrival, we arrived late but there was a welcome instructions on how to get in the room and we sorted the paperwork next day. We liked a lot that this is only a short walk to the beach and the kitchenette was functional.
Speaking about the kitchenette, we missed a few items but we had brought our own kettle and chopping knife with us and we really needed those. We also had to buy a small saucepan as there were only two big saucepans in the kitchenette, apart from that the kitchenette was great.
One thing to note, the location is quite a distance from the airport and getting around Guadeloupe is virtually impossible if you do not have a car. We were told that a taxi fare is around 80 Euro from the airport so we rented a car at the airport which we kept all the time. If you want to explore the island you really need a car, you can't do that with public transport.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. As for the mentioned smell, we did not notice that but we were at the front (poolside) of the hotel and we saw the sewer facilities in the other direction so maybe that side of the hotel is different. The pool is absolutely great. Clean, big enough and lit up.
Overall, great holidays, thanks a lot to Gilbert and Antonette for making this a great experience.
Uwe from Dublin, Ireland
Within easy reach of Pearl Beach, La Grande-Anse, and Deshaies Botanical Garden, this Deshaies hotel is located by the sea …More
We found the hotel/apartment on Expedia and it ended up being exactly what we wanted. A loft for two teen boys and a bedroom for us (though it was two singles pushed together). A chesterfield could have doubled as a fifth bed with a sixth cot stowed underneath. The kitchen had a fridge that was a little bigger than a hotel fridge, a dishwasher, glass top stove, dishes, cutlery, glasses. There was a locally connected phone. Bathroom has a shower with towels. New linens were dropped off a week into our stay. A little short on cleaning supplies so we paid the 30E cleaning fee on leaving. Over all a very nice place to stay which suited our needs perfectly. We ate breakfast there each morning and snacked at night. I think we saved a bit by staying there at a VERY expensive time of year and expensive part of the world. Remember: Guadeloupe is part of France!
Tim from Edmonton, Canada
This apartment is located in Le Gosier (Grande-Terre), close to the beach and Plage de Gosier. Area attractions also include …More
Reserved a lowest cost, Gardenview room. We got a huge suite overlooking the beach with two full baths. Gorgeous, enormous pool with swim up open air bar. Open air lobby and dining room. Terrific location bordering the marina with lots of restaurants within easy walking distance. Breakfast is included.
After a minor traffic mishap, the wonderful hotel desk people handled everything, including filling out the legal forms and negotiating with the other party.
One of the very best places to stay in the Caribbean.
Deborah from Somers, NY
This St. Francois hotel is set on the beach a short distance from Golf International de Saint Francois, Port of St. Francois …More
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