We had a great experience at Ginger Lily. Pros: cleaning was impecable. Housekeeping staff is very friendly. Hammocks in every room. Cable TV with American local news stations and international stations. Large rooms and large bathrooms with walk-in showers. The rooms also have a small kitchen area with a kettle, sink, refrigerator/freezer, and coffee pot. A/c works fine, just put it on high power at night so you can sleep. Bed was comfortable, though if you are 3+ people, consider a second room. You will be more comfortable than on the fold out bed.
Cons: none really. But a couple tips: We couldn't use the phone in the room, and one of the younger girls at the front desk would not let us use the front desk phone (not sure if it wasn't working, or if it was for some other reason), so we had to go to harmony suites, which is a 5 min walk, to make a local call. The other staff were very friendly and always smiling, and allowed us to make several calls. The pool is small, but you will likely have it all to yourself. Mosquitos are always a problem in the Caribbean, so bring some repellent for night time. Breakfast is included and was what we expected: toast, yogurt, and coffee and juices. If you want a big breakfast, Rituals Diner has pancakes and eggs and the like at reasonable prices, and is walking distance. Same for coffee: if you want espresso or latte, Rituals is just 5 mins away walking.
The hotel is just across from Reduit beach, which is one of the most popular on the island. There are ample restaurants to choose from that are all walking distance, including the restaurant at Blu hotel, which is always open. There are some big hotels on the same street, but I wouldn't call them resorts. Definitely not like the Sandals mega-operation, where you aren't even allowed on the property if you're not staying there. The neighborhood is probably one of the more advanced on the island, with clean streets and sidewalks.
We felt secure, being across from the police station, and also having the evening guard. No watersports on site, but go to reduit beach across the street and you can do jetskis, parasail, kayak, catamaran, boat diving, and whatever else you want. There are plenty of watersports stands that will gladly accomodate you even if you are not staying at their resort.
Summary: quiet, calm, small, clean bed and breakfast hotel in a great location with friendly staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel cushions the seafront of one of the island's most exotic beaches, Reduit Beach located within Rodney Bay Village. The hotel comprises of eleven luxury rooms. Four superior deluxe, four sea view rooms and three executive suites. Each are superbly furnished with fridge, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, ceiling fan and wall-to-wall shower, queen and sofa bed, clock radio and an in room safe. The executive rooms are fully furnished with separate dining and kitchen facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ginger Lily Hotel
- Ginger Lily Gros Islet
- The Ginger Lily Hotel St. Lucia/Gros Islet