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. There was a minibar in the main room.....but I found that I missed having a refrigerator , especially staying for a full week. I decided to stay in one night a cook some pasta, and found the stove not working. They sent someone to check it....and said they needed an electrician to look at it in the am. Meanwhile, they offered to provide room service , on the house, with anything I wanted! I decided on a hamburger and frites ( and I am not a big meat eater), but I have to say it was the best I think I ever had!
The bedroom had a Hugh closet, and the bathroom was bright, good sized, and a wonderful glass/tile shower.
As the last reviewer noted, all room (suites) are on a hill, so plan on that, but St Barths itself is very hilly, so it didn't bother me.
Breakfast was included , and served every AM in the dining area, with the best view of St Barths harbor on the island. The staff was exceptional as was the lovely basket of croissants, breads and other delectables. Yogurt and fruit also , eggs were extra.
I would recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to stay in Gustavia, easy walking to anywhere in town, and Shell Beach.The plunge pools are great, but as the last reviewer noted, an attraction to the Mosquitos. The spray provided is helpful, and they are usually only around at dawn and dusk.
Also the spa was awesome!!!!! The steam room with LED lights is fun, and the jacuzzi is Hugh, top notch.
- Also Known As:
- Carl Gustaf Hotel