We spent 8 nights at the Carl Gustaf for our Honeymoon and that stay totally exceeded our expectation. Living in NY we are used to a service in French Hotels that can be highly variable and sometimes can be a disaster as they make you feel like the employee and not the customer- I am actuallly French, so I know what I'm talking about.
Carl Gustav is actually the contrary, the staff is amazing and everybody is trying hard to make you think you are in Paradise. Honnestly this level of service can only be seen in
Asia, from the buzz boy to the Concierge. Little attentions all day long, each time they see you from the breakfast (Excellent & in you room) to late at night.
The place in itself is beautifull as it's overlooking Gustavia's harbour and enjoys the best sunset of the island.
Suites have their private swimming pools, but honnestly traveling to St-Barth to stay in the swimming pool is not my style as the beaches around the island are just unbelievable.
You can actually walk 5 minutes from the hotel to be in the village (Where St-Barth is happening) or on a pretty beach called Shell beach.
The Spa is great, operated by Carita with a serious range of massages and other treatments.
We spent some time at other hotels and even though some others like Eden Rock or Guan hani are sitting on the beach, we were much happier at Carl Gustav, for the size of the rooms, the service and obviously the dramtic view.
therefore we will highly refer this hotel to anybody going to St-Barth.
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