A few weeks ago while travelling in Martinique with a couple of friends, we decided to spend 1 night in the North of the island. We booked this hotel on the internet & did not have time to check TA.
On arrival we were very pleased with our choice, as the area & hotel looked beautiful at first glance. Yes, the place has a slightly tired look but this did not bother us as it had the feel of a genuine old Colonial home. The first disappointment was that my husband, who had to do some business while there, & had checked to make sure that WiFi was available, could not get a connection. It was so slow, that some charts he needed could not be downloaded. Our second disappointment was the dinner - 2 of us chose the vegetarian main dish, as we thought that this would be a simple & safe option, with local dishes since we were surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. What we received was a pureed concoction that was totally unidentifiable. The taste was not bad, as it was well seasoned, but for 2 days afterwards, we both had to make an inordinate number of trips to the bathroom!
The other 2 Fish & Chicken meals were also a letdown.The owner, still wearing the same shorts & shirt that he had greeted us in early when we had arrived, was the only waiter, & he said that his wife was the chef. The biggest disaster, though, was the breakfast. Because we could see fruit trees outside laden with ripe grapefruit, bananas etc. we thought that at least, the breakfast would be delicious. Again, it was a huge disappointment - tinned fruit, dried up bread, burned croissants & the worse coffee we have ever had! We all took one sip of everything & left it. The occupants from the table next to ours had just left, & there was an old, sick-looking cat on the table with its whole head down inside the milk jug! When the owner came to serve us, he did nothing about it. We kept thinking that if this was happening in the public area, a lot worse must be going on in the kitchen! We had intended to spend some of the morning there enjoying the house & gardens, but in the end, we left as soon as we could, so that we could find somewhere to have a decent cup of coffee. This place has much potential, but I suspect that the owners have lost interest & find it too much to cope with.
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- Also Known As:
- Le Domaine Saint Aubin Martinique/La Trinite