Since I was going to St Barths on a budget holiday the choice of hotel wasn't hard as it is the cheapest on the island.
The booking procedure is the worst about the hotel. I rang them to book and they wanted me to send a cheque with one night's payment, but I don't use cheques so I asked if it was OK that I gave her my credit card details instead (even if the don't have a machine), so she said fine and wanted me to fax a booking request, which I did.
When I showed up at about 9 pm the gate was closed, but we managed to get hold of a taxi driver who knew who the lady was and she came straightaway. Apparently she didn't get my fax so I didn't even have a reservation, but it was all fine and we got a room.
It was a very nice room with two beds, one single bed and one small double bed. There was also a fridge and aircon, but unfortunately no hot water.
The best thing, though, was the balcony with magnificent view of the harbour and all the yachts. We watched the sun go down and sat there almost all night. It was one of the best moments of the whole Caribbean trip.
Marie, 29 years, Sweden
- Also Known As:
- La Presqu`Ile Hotel Gustavia