Although the location is stunning this place has seen much better days. We only stayed here for one night before joining friends in a house along the coast and on the whole did enjoy the experience - for one night!. The Mago offered an excellent price compared to everything except the Downtown hotel in the centre of town so you have to take that into account. The staff were also very friendly. We had the huge open 'Julius Ceasar' room above the bar area - an amazing experience as there are no screens or windows at all except for a net over the bed. The view was absolutely incredible looking directly over the town and the bay to the Pitons. One problem was that Friday is party night on the island and the noise coming up the hill was incredible for much of the night followed quickly by the cockerals till dawn! We ate fish for dinner at the hotel which was surprisingly good except that wine was a little random - a cold glass of red wine from an unknown bottle - thank heaven for Piton beer, which they had plenty of. Breakfast was good with eggs and lots of fruit.
One problem with the property is that it was badly damaged in the 2010 storms and still needs a lot of work. The steep paths are dangerously slippery after rain and we both fell badly leaving the property. The pool does not appear to be being maintained, beyond daily leaf removal and looked very unsanitary, so do not expect to swim. There are plans for a full refurb after which it could be amazing, but much more expensive! I hope they succeed.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mago Estate
- Mago Estate Soufrière
- Mago Estate Hotel St. Lucia/Soufriere