Most of the previous reviews of the Blu hotel are exactly right, it was exactly as we expected and came away with wonderful memories after our first time in the Caribbean. The staff are brilliant in each role it would be difficult to name anyone in particular. Food was super and cooked for you, we were there for 16 nights and were never disappointed at any meal at any time of the day, all chefs were attentive and made great efforts to proved a special each day in addition to a well presented a la carte.
Table service what could I say, always served with a smile by Cathy, Casha, Tyler (great voice),Samantha, Tessa, Chantra what a team, oooooooooooo yes, if you go there you will soon know who this relates to, thank you all of you.
Great bar service managed by Remy and Lewis plus anyone else who was around, great cocktails and no limit on quality of spirits, not just local spirits and beers.
Rooms were of a good standard as previously described by everyone else, new furnishings, good storage facilities nice deep drawers to store clothes in, good TV and the coffee machine a really nice touch. The bathrooms are in need of some work but don't expect this to be carried out soon in our view, this will be a really big undertaking, but don't let it put you off at all, they are very well kept by housekeeping as are the rooms and ultimately you only go in there for a very small part of your holiday. If you feel the bathrooms are poor have some time in Greece people!
The walk to the beach is easy if you want to use it, as is the walk to the village where for those on B& B or half board will find lots of good places to eat with a wide choice, but this is second hand information from others we met who did eat locally. We were on all inclusive and did not feel the need to go from the hotel to eat as we thoroughly enjoyed the variety of food on offer in the hotel.
Car hire was taken using the facilities in the hotel, with taxes etc £125 for two days which we thought good VFM, fuel is reasonable and you can see most of the island in that period, be warned the journey from Hewannara to Rodney Bay is torturous if you are not a good traveller, try and book a car, not a minibus, it takes 1.5 hrs approximately, but can feel like a lifetime.
Overall we would recommend this hotel to anyone, it was our first visit but we would seriously consider a return just to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the people, o ooooooooo yes we would Cathy.
Many thanks to everyone at the Hotel Blu.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in Rodney Bay in the quieter part of Reduit beach yet close to all the vibrancy of Rodney Bay Village, blu St Lucia is the perfectly placed to offer the very best of this precious Caribbean island for both vacation and business. Just 100 yards walking distance to the beach, furnished to provide beauty,style and comfort, coupled with offering a nice range of facilities, this newly refurbished hotel provides the ideal base from which to discover the riches of St Lucia. We offer from our exceptionally friendly staff to the most comfortable beds on the island, fantastic Coffee and home made cake bar, wonderfully appointed Alia Spa with Espa products, tennis court, business center,fitness center, kids facilities and baby sitting services, prayer room, pool room, tour Desk and rental car service, and to add just an overall special environment, we look forward to welcoming any visitor to our shores with open arms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blu St Lucia St. Lucia/Gros Islet