This was the cheapest hotel we could find when visiting St. Barth's. The staff were amazing to deal with -- rented us a car and got us a drop off service when we leave for no charge.
The hotel is up a steep but short hill, so bring walking shoes if you don't rent a car. It's a fabulous view though. It was a 5-10 min walk to the St. Jean beach, arguably the best on the island (and you get to watch the planes take off which is pretty neat). Also, the hotel is in town, so restaurants and shops are just minutes down the road.
The hotel room itself was very small and "okay" clean. The grounds were amazing and every morning we got to watch little turtles come out and wander around and eat. So watch your step on the way to the continential breakfast -- which is good; simple and delish.
The pool is convenient if you don't want to walk down to the beach, but I would recommend taking the trek.
Overall, a great place to stay for the money. Save it on a hotel, stay here, and go experience the culture instead!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is the relaxed simplicity and natural warmth of the Tropical Hotel that attracts guests year after year. Nestled in a tropical garden, this intimate Saint-Jean hotel is centrally located.1.5 km from the airport2.5 km from the Gustavia Harbour ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tropical Hotel St Jean