We recently travelled to St Lucia on a combination biz/vacay trip and stayed here for 2 nights over the weekend. No illusions; we knew we were at a budget hotel and did not expect much. We found a very warm, friendly welcome from Anne Marie, the manager, and her staff. We were given a large, clean room with AC, a large bathroom with great hot water/pressure and a nice view to the front. The pool in the front was smaller than you usually find in a hotel but this was not an issue as we had it to ourselves quite alot and there is a larger one upstairs and it was pristine. We were given large, thick towels for the pool. They could, in all honesty, use new lounge chairs, which have seen better days.This is a property with a lot of potential, but for guests staying there now, you will find the basics, clean, safe accomodations, a staff that will go out of the way to please (even finding and taking us to church service!), and a surprisingly accomplished chef in the restaurant located on the property. Check if breakfast is included when you reserve. This is delicious and pretty, with fresh juice from local tropical fruits, and is an added value and time-saver.The coffee is very good, served with steamed hot milk. There are some steps (all with rails, I might add), so I don't recommend this for mobility impaired guests (although there are plans to increase accessibility). I think this is a good choice for budget business travelers, active backpackers and families since there is adequate bus service to get to Rodney Bay and other points and the beach and Pigeon Island Nature Preserve are a nice, healthy walk away.
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- Also Known As:
- Glencastle Hotel Gros Islet
- Quality Inn Gros Islet
- Oceanview Hotel St. Lucia/Gros Islet