We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Carl Gustaf

Rue des Normands | BP 700, Gustavia 97099, St Barthelemy
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Hotel Carl Gustaf
Management photos View all
Browse nearby
Hotel Carl Gustaf
Write a Review

38 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Carl Gustaf in May so took advantage of their low season specials packages Which made the week stay still expensive but possible. The hotel has a beautiful view of the harbor and unlike other hotels is walking distance to Gustavia center and its shops and restaurants. No beach of its own but 5 minutes from shell... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Willemstad, Curacao
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We spent three lovely days at Carl Gustaf before moving to the other side of St. Barth. The driver met us at the airport with cold towels and water. Upon arrival, we sat down to check-in with champagne and a stunning view over the harbour. Gaelle, the receptionist, was efficient and very helpful throughout our entire stay, and all the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chatham, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My husband and I spent four lovely nights at the Carl Gustaf Hotel in early May. We were very pleased with our choice. The one bedroom suites were spacious and provided every amenity. Off the living room was our own plunge pool giving us a breathtaking view of the harbor below. The staff was more than accommodating and tried to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Richmond, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed for one night at the Hotel Carl Gustaf before a stay at the more remote Le Toiny. We wanted to get a feel for life in the "big city" in Gustavia. The hotel staff was delightful, our bungalow room was spacious, beautifully decorated and nicely appointed. The small private pool on the patio gave us a great view... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

(I have not been paid for this review) - this was our first time to St Barts and Hotel Carl Gustaf did not disappoint. The furnofnus were picked up at the local airport and immediately give cool, fragrant towels and water - absolutely what was needed after many hours in airports. When we arrived, we sat overlooking the Gustavia harbour... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Hague, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The location of this hotel was near the city of Gustavia, where you can find some bars and restaurant. The view over the harbor was very nice. But there the service was poor. It all started with the drive from the airport. We had let the hotel know that we were with the 5 of us. They arrived with a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I almost feel like I shouldn't review this hotel, since I didn't pay the bill, so the outrageous prices didn't really affect my stay. Carl Gustav has great views, beautiful rooms, and the ideal location (a short 5-minute walk to the beach and into town; it's right up the hill from the incredible restaurant Bonito). The service was not particularly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Albany, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I made a solo trip last November , to the recently renovated Carl Gustaf. I have been to St. Barths at least once a year for the last 12 years. My husband and I had stayed one night at this hotel , 9 years ago for our 25th anniversary. The rooms were brightly redecorated, with a small kitchen, stove, microwave.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Spent a 35th birthday here with my girlfriend. Decided to island hop for two days and one night from St Maarten, so booked a Winair flight over (very easy 10 minute flight, very interesting landing). Arrived at the Carl Gustaf about 1230pm, and was greeted warmly by the desk personnel who all spoke excellent English, and were expecting me by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Delmar, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Living in NY we decided rather late for a week's holiday in St-Barth at the end of January. From our first phone contact with Mss Julie, reservation manager, until the end of our holiday we were treated by the courteous and discreet staff as "special guests". The 1 bedroom- suite with carefully studied details had an unbeatable harbour view. A... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Carl Gustaf? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Carl Gustaf

Address: Rue des Normands | BP 700, Gustavia 97099, St Barthelemy
Location: Caribbean > St Barthelemy > Gustavia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA so you can book your Hotel Carl Gustaf reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Carl Gustaf Hotel

511 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (37)
Room/suite (7)
Pool/beach area (2)
View from room (4)
Dining (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Bathroom (1)
Other (21)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

All expert photos (453)
Amenities (93)
One-Bedroom Suite (177)
Restaurants and Bars (105)
The Hotel (78)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (22)
Room/suite (8)
Hotel & grounds (10)
Pool/beach area (1)
Dining (2)
View from room (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay