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“Pleasantly Surprised” 4 of 5 stars
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Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, St. Lucia   |  
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Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Gros Islet
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We were really pleasantly surprised by Blu!

Upon arriving to the hotel, we were met with fresh, cool towels and complimentary drinks; a perfect way to unwind after the trip up. Our room was clean, had modern details (including an espresso machine!) and a great balcony overlooking the beautiful courtyard with pool.

Multiple reviewers were concerned about noise levels, but we didn't hear anything Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights. All of the bars are a good block away, and noise can easily be cancelled by closing the balcony doors.

Finally, we really appreciated the breakfasts! Fresh fruit, muffins, yogurt, an omelette bar, fruit juices and coffee were a great start to the day and were served in a nice open air patio.
The bathrooms were circa 1980 but had hot water and toiletries. The staff were friendly, and it seemed that they were in the midst of making various updates to the hotel.

The location was just off the beach, near the end of the cul de sacque (ie quiet :) ). It was a 3 minute walk to the beach and close to all sorts of restaurants. We are a bit more adventurous and were not thrilled with the overly touristy vibe of Rodney Bay, but Blu was a good place to stay for a couple of nights while exploring the Northern part of the island.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

As a solo female traveler I felt very comfortable and safe staying there. Everyone was welcoming and friendly. Rooms around the Pool like a ryad style. Cross the road to go to the beach where you can get a long chair and umbrella with a coupon system from the hotel. My favourite place was Spinnakers for a grilled Mahi Mahi and Piton beer. Good service at the hotel: service at the pool, in bedrooms, lunches and dinners. Cold drinking water available at all time. I loved it and will return ☀️☀️⛵️⛵️

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Lagos, Nigeria
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This small hotel provided us with a very quiet and relaxing holiday. It is convenient for the beach, which is just across the road (no direct access) and for which the hotel can provide vouchers for the sun beds and sun shades. It is also very convenient for many other bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. I was amazed by the quality of the free WiFi, which was available throughout the hotel, including the pool area, and which always provided a strong connection. The hotel staff were very friendly and the whole package provided good value for money.
On the negative side I was disappointed that the veranda rooms were only provided with one chair and no table - not much good when you are there as a couple. However, there was a chair in the room which we took out to the veranda. The other negative was that the water in the shower was cold. This was improved to luke warm when we reported it at reception.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

If you want a relaxing, quiet holiday, stay here. If you want to feel loved by the hotel staff, definitely stay here. We have just spent a thoroughly enjoyable two weeks here and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Poolside rooms are great and very convenient.
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Soraya R, Manager at blu St Lucia, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Blu St. Lucia would again like to extend our warm heartfelt thanks to all our Guests who have enjoyed their stay with us. We have enjoyed serving them, and do aim to create a wonderful experience for anyone of our guest who choose us to spend their holiday with.

It is very important to us that we receive both aspects of a review, but even more wonderful when they come back all positive.

Sincerely Blu Staff and Management
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Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at the Blu 12 days and we have a splendid time. We where there the whole family i.e. 2 adults and daughter 15 and a son 20. We got a very nice rooms with connecting doors.
The hotel was clean and the rooms always nice and tidy. Staff was friendly and care taking always with a smile and want to be helpful. The hotel had also a fitness room which we used for our yoga practice in the morning. As said a nice and friendly hotel

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My husband and I and a couple of friends have just come back from Blu Hotel, Rodney Bay. What a great hotel. This is the second Christmas we have stayed there. The hotel is so clean and inviting. The staff are amazing. The rooms are spacious and over look the pool. There are plenty of comfortable sun loungers around for sun bathing. The bar serves drinks and cocktails also bar snacks. They have an all inclusive deal as well. The beach is a 2 minute walk away. If you want a nice relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings look no further. Blu is the place to be. The staff will look after you. Nothing is to much trouble. We shall being going back again.
Carole and John

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Soraya R, Manager at blu St Lucia, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Blu Management and Staff would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for your review. We continue to aim to provide the most genuinely friendly and professional service. We are hoping to increase our Restaurant Facilities to include our external restaurant which will be Jack Grill by Valentines Day 2014, we do hope that you will join us again someday soon to have this experience.

We continue to improve our service through the reviews we receive, and extend again our thanks to all our guests.

Sincere Thanks
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We booked a family suite for my husband, myself and 20 year old son over Xmas. On arrival at the hotel we were told that the family suite was unavailable due to a problem with the air conditioning. We were upgraded to 2 suites that were adjacent but not connecting. Our son was over the moon with this! The rooms were lovely, huge extremely comfortable beds and clean. The bathrooms were a little dated but functional and on occasions there was no hot water, but it didn't bother us, after all we only needed a quick shower to freshen up.
All of the staff at the hotel were extremely friendly and helpful, always with a smile, even on Xmas eve when a terrible storm hit the island causing great devastation.
On Christmas Day we were unable to travel to the restaurant we had booked due to the state of the roads, the bar staff were fabulous at keeping us entertained throughout the day.
The hotel is in an excellent location , near to the beach and all the bars and restaurants in Rodney Bay. The pool is lovely and kept clean and tidy, but the sun loungers do fill up early.
Breakfast is excellent, there is a range of cooked and cold options with something for everyone. We found it best not to go to breakfast before 8am so that everything was available.
Service was relaxed, but we were on holiday with no need to rush.
We will most definitely return to the Blu again and would like to thank you all for making our christmas holiday extra special!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Gros Islet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Gros Islet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 72
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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