The hotel is actually a part of a huge complex, where part of it is a gated community for permanent residents (and it looked like permanent, retired French citizens from the mainland), and part of it is temporary/hotel stay. I just wanted to be there a night to catch my plane back to the USA the next day. With the bodyguards at the gates, it can make you wonder what type of area you are in at Le Gosier (a suburb of Pointe a Pitre), but it's fine, especially for a quick stay. I'm an American, I don't speak French, but I could get by pretty easily here. People speak enough English or are just helpful in general.
The room had a kitchenette on the veranda, but no coffee maker. It took three calls to management to get a coffeemaker and cups,
Pierre and Vacance literature tells you to make a reservation at one of their restaurants and gives you phone numbers for them. First, our phone didn't work, and it took a day to get it fixed. When we tried to make a reservation at La Ballou on the beach and there was no answer. After calling the front desk we were told yo u had to cal at 4:30. We had no luck. Finally we walked about a quarter mile to get there on the chance we could find a table, and we did. But the owner told us they we're no longer affiliated with thhe hotel and the telephone extension was severed along time befor.
There were a number of other minor problems. But the worst problem of all was that they advertise WiFi, they have it but it is undependable. First, it is hard to impossible to find a signal strong enough to log on to. Once on the local LAN it is a matter of rare chance the the LAN is connected to the Internet.
Traveller from Arlington, MA
Set on the island of Grande Terre, this residence is set in exotic gardens and overlooks palm-fringed beaches. Apartments …More
Very nice facility that is off the beaten path. Located on the far eastern end of the island just pass the touristy area of St. Anne. Has a nice quiet pool and the beach is within a 5 minute drive or 10 min bike ride away. Very quiet and peaceful with a spa and daily workout activities for those who want to maintain activity while there. 5 minute drive to the Center of St. Francois to go shopping for food/art/clothes. Those traveling there should know some French and have an appreciation for French/Caribbean norms. Great appreciation for the Guadaloupe after this visit and plan to return and stay at this location. Not yet tarnished by too many visitors outside of France so has a laid back feel to it. If you stay at this location, please try Au Colombo restaurant. The food there is incredible!!!
Traveller from Washington, DC
Nestled in the heart of the 'Vallee d'Or' in Saint-Francois, La Plantation Resort Golf & Spa invites you to discover a new …More
Rooms clean with tiled floors, enough closet space and refrigerator & includes a safe. Lobby, bar, restaurant very nice and open to the sea. Nicely landscaped with well maintained pool, and private beach also well maintained (sand raked daily). Wide variety of choices at breakfast buffet, which is pretty much the same everyday - but so many choices you can have something different everyday. We were always gone during the day so cannot comment on lunch. Elaborate buffet for dinner, with changing offerings every night. Staff great. We had a room mixup (not their fault) which they handled professionally and to our satisfaction.
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.
Family feel to this hotel, everyone that worked there was very friendly. Had a friendship drinks night which meant we met other people staying there. The Rotabas had everythig we needed and its close proximity to the beach is great.We would stay there again and recommend it to others.
With its white-sand beaches, rolling hills, and coral reefs, Grand-Terre remains the most frequently visited of the Guadeloupe Islands, and tourists snorkel, dive, or fish in the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea. For land activities, play a round of 9-hole at Golf International of Saint Francois, visit one of the island's casinos, or dance the evening away at a local nightclub.
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