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Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa

3.5 of 5 Cap Estates, Cap Estate, St. Lucia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just back from 11 nights in near paradise. OK, the beach is not great but is good by most standards. Service by staff second to none, special mentions for food quality ( not a chip in sight !!), bar staff ( Bryan & Vincent are excellent), Spa ( outstanding service ). All areas are kept clean and the rooms though... More

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 2 weeks from 6th nov this was our 2nd visit. Had a wonderful time once again. Smugglers cove is a little dated but there's talk of a refurb maybe next year. Having said it's dated it's clean, the maid cleaned out room everyday to a really high standard. The grounds are kept really nice gardeners there working... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just returned from 2 weeks at this resort which is rated as a 4 star but as it is now very run down we don't think it deserves this rating now. Check in and check out were both very smooth and efficient. Most of the staff are extremely cheerful and friendly - but we did get a little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a fabulous holiday here for 2 weeks at Smugglers Cove. The staff were very helpful - Fred the Gardner especially made our stay that much better, along with Melvin St Rose and Nichols - security, fantastic bunch of guys. Water sports, marvin, Kristy and Nelly. Couldn't have ask for a better bunch of staff. If you're looking for a... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After booking this hotel I was quite worried by some of the reviews I had read. But once we arrived at the hotel I was so glad we had chosen this resort. Firstly I cannot praise the staff enough they were wonderful. Very friendly and eager to please. I cannot remember being more impressed with staff at a hotel. Then... More

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FranklynE, General Manager at Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear tarling070908, Thank you so much for staying with us recently at Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa and for your great review of our resort. We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday and that you thought that our staff were all wonderful. Our Executive Chef David has asked us to thank you for the comment about the excellent... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think it was an excellent hotel with plenty of activities for all ages including water sports ,7 pools and much more. It also had plenty of places to eat such as the Italian restaurant and the buffet with the food selection fantastic. The rooms were amazing sizes and every night we had a great night sleep. All the staff... More

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FranklynE, General Manager at Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Zoe Thank you so much for staying with us at Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa and for your excellent review of our resort. At 11 years old you are the youngest person to have written a review of our resort and we are so thrilled that you really enjoyed all the activities, fantastic food, large room and to top it... More

united kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

just got back from smugglers cove and what an experience that was do not go ? there is no beach as such and its not white sand its black the sea is not azure blue we are not picky people when it comes to food but its not nice it is not a four star as it states in book... More

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FranklynE, General Manager at Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear suedav46 Thank you so much for staying with us at Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa and for your review of our resort. It is always disheartening for us when any of our guests leave here not being satisfied. As it relates to our beach, we have never stated that it is a white sand beach, the island of St... More

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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This resort appears to have four restaurants to choose from ranging from a buffet style to 3 themed venues tonight we tried the fish Restaraunt and must admit not that impressed the food was nice but the service left a lot to be desired.. We had been served our starter before we were even offered the choice of any wine... More

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FranklynE, General Manager at Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Emu-pat, Thank you for staying with us recently at Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa and for your review. The Waterside Grill is our Caribbean restaurant and is not considered to be a Fish Restaurant. We are sorry for the lapses in the service that you received but pleased to note that you enjoyed the food and that they kept... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a week Cannot fault the place Water sports were excellent and all inclusive and teaching staff very helpful Restaurants were good and we had good variety and children enjoyed their food The speed boat tours are well worth it a full day out I would also recommend asking for your room to be bug sprayed at night when you... More

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FranklynE, General Manager at Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear billy12380, Thank you so much for staying with us at Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa and for your very good review of our resort. We are so delighted that you considered your vacation to be "a very good break". Also pleased that you found watersports excellent and that the restaurants were all very good. We offer a wide array... More

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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

THE ROOM we stayed in deluxe garden room Large, lovely extremely clean, requires modernisation, room fridge empty????? SMUGGLERS COVE itself dated (lovely in its time) in dire need of modernisation RESTAURANTS the cove is buffet and is above average the other restaurants (LA TRATTORIA AND ASIA CAFE, THE WATERSIDE GRILL ) are outstanding in table service and food quality, with... More

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FranklynE, General Manager at Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Scarlet4 Thank you for staying with us recently at Smugglers Cove Resort and Spa and for your very good review of our resort. We are delighted that you found your room lovely and clean. Unfortunately, we do not provide a stocked refrigerator in our rooms. Thank you for recognizing the great food served in all of our restaurants. Providing... More

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Additional Information about Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa

Address: Cap Estates, Cap Estate, St. Lucia
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Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Cap Estate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 360
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Also Known As:
Smugglers Cove Resort And Spa
Smugglers Cove Hotel Cap Estate
Almond Smugglers Cove Castries
Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa St. Lucia/Cap Estate

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