The Mago Hotel was the 3rd hotel we stayed at in St. Lucia.
• We stayed in one of the “eco” rooms. Don’t be fooled that “eco” has anything to do with saving the environment besides the fact that they didn’t use any energy or materials to construct a fourth wall in your room. These rooms are totally open to the Soufriere air. Your privacy is somewhat protected though you may just be careful when having a shower. I didn’t mind because I was on vacation (what the hell!) but my partner was a little shy that maybe someone in the restaurant could see us.
• We paid $100USD/night for our room which is about half of the full price. Had we not known to barter, we would have paid a lot more. A family we met there were paying $250USD/night for a slightly larger room.
• Its style and decor is lovely and very interesting. Lots of antiques and hand-carved statues/masks/etc. I really thought it was tastefully done.
• Rooms seemed cleaned although be prepared that you’ll find frogs and geckos in your bathroom – just part of being “eco”.
• The design of this hotel is truly spectacular. It photographs very well because it’s so unique and interesting. Be sure to take a walk around the property to see all the different walkways, rooms, pools, etc.
• Though it was loud, the beds were very comfortable.
• Maintenance guy was helpful with bags.
• Like any Caribbean city... there are tons of roosters. Thousands it seems like. If you have one of the “eco” rooms you will 100% need ear plugs or else you’ll be up at 3 a.m. every morning. I’ve heard the rooms that are enclosed and nicely quiet.
• The restaurant was a little dirty. Its open concept, too so cats, ants, birds, etc. all have access to the plates, cups and silverware they keep out all day and night.
• Service at restaurant was below-par. They charge for every little thing. The continental breakfast is small and don’t bother asking for more toast because that’s another $3USD and it was a few days stale.
• Pools, though small weren’t well maintained.
• The damn room keys are intensely hard to use.
• The pipe in the shower backed-up a little bit one day – a stench that most people avoid when on vacation.
• You’ll need to rent a car if you’re staying here otherwise you’ll spend all your time walking up and down that hill. Whatever you do, don’t pay the atrocious cab fares. It’s a disservice to other travellers and gives those cabbies unrealistic expectations of how we value USD. A couple we met at the hotel paid $40 for a 5 minute cab ride up that hill. You’re so much better off renting a car in St. Lucia or taking the buses.
If you’re staying in Soufriere, you’ll likely not be able to escape the roosters so this hotel is really no louder than any other in Soufriere. Don’t both with the restaurant go downtown instead,
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mago Estate
- Mago Estate Soufrière
- Mago Estate Hotel St. Lucia/Soufriere