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Oceanview Hotel
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Massade | PO Box 143, Gros Islet, St. Lucia   |  
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Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Gros Islet
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“value for money an imropving hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Good clean room, nice balcony with sea view and AC. TV was fine with lots of digital channels.
Breakfast fruit, juice toast and cooked breakfast if requested was very good and served promptly. All staff very friendly and cannot do enough for you. Hotel going through renovations, painting, new pool furniture and landscaping of rooftop pool area. boys centre opposite but no problems they only say hello. Bus stop to Rodney Bay (which is only 1 mile away) is 3 minutes walk (4 minutes on way back as there is a 100 meter incline) Definitely Value for money

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have a balcony but no view, they are quieter and also more shaded. rooms at the fr...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Rooms in the front, first floor are more convenient. The staff is super accomodating, so reach out t...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

My Girlfriend and I were traveling to Martinique and St.Lucia in February. We rather spend our money on special experiences than on hotels. The building itself is bit worn but It has the Caribbean flavour. It is up the hill through Gros Islet neighbourhood. We were taking this trip several nights during our stay and it was always very safe. It's close to the marina and Rodney Bay beach and mall and the bus costs only 1,5 EC$ plus you can always meet some nice friendly people during the trip. You have to know that the staff is very, very friendly. They always have time to help you, give you some insider tips about the island etc. Everyone is putting much effort to keep the hotel nice and clean. The nicest person on the staff was Anne Marie the General Manager. The cherry on top was her giving as a ride to marina as we had a lot of luggage on our last day.
To all the travelers who gave the hotel only one star: Don't expect 5-star Ritz Carlton quality if you choose one of the cheapest hotels on expedia. Keep open minded, talk to the staff if there is something you don't like and I'm sure they will do their best to help you.

Room Tip: Eventhough you booked the cheapest option without seaview if you talk to Anne Marie and she has some...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irl
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

If this hotel was your only place to stay in St lucia, you would never return to the island. Terrible service, horrible rooms with worn and torn bedspread, a tv that had more snow then switzerland. It is the absolute BASIC of a basic hotel. To add insult to injury once you are discovered to be a tourist you will find strange and inexplicable taxes added to your bill...that do NOT appear on local guests bills.

Room Tip: dont bother ...sleep on the beach !!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jamaica
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This place need to be built over it is terrible, too expensive for nothing, it smell of mold, bath room
terrible the tub was horrible and I will not recommend any one to go there it has much more better place to stay for less. I will never go back there even it's free.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Castries, Castries, St. Lucia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We went there just for a weekend. I cant really say anything bad because it doesn't really cost that much. When we got to the room, the remotes for the TV and AC weren't working so we had to go back downstairs to the reception desk. The bathroom was dated but clean and the room was okay. My biggest disappointment was the breakfast in the morning. The selection should never be called a selection. I was almost done with my egg when the toast came in. As stated before, if you want luxury then pay for luxury. I will not say that I wont go back.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

The hotel is up a steep hill and opposite what appears to be a young boys correction centre. We were constantly harrassed by the "inmates" every time we stepped onto the balcony. If they werent shouting at us then they were singing, yelling and fighting amongst themselves. There was no key for the safe, no tea and coffee making facilities (the website states otherwise) and only 2 of the lights in the room worked. The pool is tiny and the bar was never open in the evening. On the plus side I have to say that the staff were very friendly and the bed was extremely comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Massade | PO Box 143, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Gros Islet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Gros Islet
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Gros Islet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceanview Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Glencastle Hotel Gros Islet
Quality Inn Gros Islet
Oceanview Hotel St. Lucia/Gros Islet

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