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Gateway Villas
Cap Estate | Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, St. Lucia   |  
Hotel amenities
Trinidad
1 review
“Best trip worth doing again, again and again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

I've read the reviews about the breakings, maybe management changed employees or upgrade their customer service. But it was the place to stay for myself and the mrs. The room was excellent, not to mention the view!!! But most important... thumbs up to the customer service. We were well taken care of and they saw to all our needs, from car rental to tours. Made us felt as if we were their top priority. Don't worry... it isn't going to be our last visit to the island and we know where we're stayin.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

The house provided a spacious bedroom and bathroom for each family. The house was cleaned daily and the 2 and a half year old enjoyed the swimming pool after his nap. The island gives you allot to discover The public beach provided excellent snorkling and the Windjammer had a beautifull beach and offered a good lunch. These beaches were at 5 and 10 minutes easy walk ing distance from the villa. We had a great week.

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Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Montreal
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We recently rented a villa through Gateway Vacations in St. Lucia. The villa was spectacular as is everything else in this country. We were also very impressed with the personnel from Gateway. They were warm and friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Housekeeping was done every second day. We will definitely return to St. Lucia and book with Gateway Villas.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

A group of 3 families, 7 people rented this 3 bedroom villa for a week. It was a really good value for money given the period we went and the fact that all other sensibly priced options were not available. The villa was situated on top of a hill which you accessed through a really bumpy road, high clearance vehicle recommended. It had stunning views of Rodney Bay with the small hills surrounding it. It was really close to Pigeon Beach and Gros Islet which is ideal when you want to get to a beach or a store quickly.
Cleaning was done twice in the week we stayed with plenty of towels available even for beach use. We didn't use the plunge pool since we had the beach and nice Carribean waters close by.
The villa could use some refreshing, especially with the blinds, but I can't complain about that.
All in all it was an enjoyable stay made all the more memorable by the friendly staff and people of the island.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lawrence, Kansas USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

To Whom it May Concern,

My partner and I spent close to three months (October 25, 2010--January10, 2011) at Zephyr Hill Estate managed by Gateway Villas. It was a dream come true! The management, estate, and staff were all excellent!

Zephyr Hill is fabulous! It overlooks both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and is close to the beautiful beaches and excellent resturants of St. Lucia.

I would highly Zephyr Hill and the professional service that we experience during our stay.

Hi to Tessa, Melanie, and Cheli (management and staff at Gateway Villas)! We miss you and the beautiful island of St. Lucia!

Sincerely,

Rodd and Tom

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canton, Ohio
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

Because we were going to be visiting St. Lucia for ten days, we opted for a villa rather than a hotel for our family of three. We were very glad we did. For just about what we would have paid for a single hotel room with a kitchenette, we got a two-storey villa (Frangipani 2) with all the amenities - fully-equipped kitchen, separate living and dining spaces, two spacious bedrooms with king-size beds and attached bathrooms, and a large furnished porch with a small plunge pool. The villa is clean and tastefully decorated and is surrounded by beautiful flowering shrubs and trees in quiet gated community. St. Lucia has been having problems with crime but we felt quite safe in our villa. Cheli and the rest of the staff are very friendly and helpful. We plan to stay at Gateway Villas whenever we return to St. Lucia.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Essex, UK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

My wife has decided that I must become computer literate and my first task is to write this review, so apologies for any typo's. Having stayed in St Lucia before but in hotels, we decided to go down the villa rental route for a change. We were travelling with friends but had a limited budget for accommodation so on the advice of a colleague we researched the Gateway Villas site. Upon arrival we were more than happy with our choice of the two-bedroom townhouse with plunge pool. The villas (or condo's as they are correctly called) are set within a gated community either on the hillside with views across to Rodney Bay or lower down in the peaceful landscaped gardens (ideal for children to play in). The townhouse was equipped with everything we needed and much more, it is well furnished with many homely touches. In the evenings it was wonderful being able to relax in the plunge pool, sit on the terrace having a drink and chat about the days events, and not having to dress up and go out for dinner every evening was a blessing due to having a large BBQ on hand. We found all the Gateway Villas staff to be helpful and professional, a particular mention for Cheli, the manageress who was charming and an absolute mine of information. Ideally you need to rent a vehicle but the bus stop and beaches are only about a 15 minute walk away, so it isn't absolutely necessary to have one for every day of your stay, there is a phone in the villa which can be used to call for a taxi or pizza delivery. Love the island and the people and will be back soon. We would certainly recommend Gateway Villas to anyone looking for reasonably priced self-catering accommodation close to Rodney Bay. Checked and approved by “she who must be obeyed”.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gateway Villas

Address: Cap Estate | Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Gros Islet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Gros Islet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 7 acre of tranquil, prime property is to the north of the island in a hotel residential area called Cap Estate. 5 minutes drive away is Rodney Bay, the real life of the north. Gateway Villas, gatepark hosts studio apartments, one, two and three bedroom villas with plunge pools. A mile long beach is 2 minutes drive away, we offer great deals on villas with jeep specials! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gateway Villas Hotel Gros Islet
Gateway Villas St. Lucia/Gros Islet

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