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“Great place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Lower La Haut | P.O.Box 262, Soufriere, St. Lucia   |  
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Soufriere
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“Great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

My wife and two kids and I had a great stay here. Absolutely spectacular view of the Pitons from our room and balcony and breakfast table and all over the hotel. Very friendly service from Dora and Michael- they went out of their way to help us at every turn including getting fresh coconuts for breakfast one morning (just because they had heard our son liked coconuts), to packing us a great lunch to take on our fishing/snorkeling trip, to arranging the fishing/snorkeling trip. Room was clean and large. Not a fancy place, but bright and cheerful and comfortable. Do not hesitate to stay here.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

This review is written very much retrospectively but after looking at some of the reviews I think it prudent to place a few basic comments.
My partner and myself stayed for five nights at the Villa des Pitons in 2010 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay and came away with many happy memories. We were a little wary when we first arrived as there was no greeting, we were merely shown to our room and felt a little isolated, but we certainly need not have worried. As soon as we were introduced later to Dora and Michael we were made to feel totally at home. The food, the service, and the view was absolutely excellent.
I can only thoroughly recommend and would really hope to return one day.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

A friend and I stayed here for two nights in mid-April. We happened to be the only guests at the time. Our room was a suite located near the upper part of the hotel, overlooking the eating area and pool.

The view from our balcony was amazing. We could see the smaller Piton and had a view of the larger one in the distance. The room itself was nice -- a living room with two chairs and tv, a connecting bedroom, a large bathroom, and a kitchen.

Breakfast was included in the rate. There was a snafu with breakfast the first day, as the day before was a holiday and there weren't many choices available on the menu. The staff, however, was nice and worked to provide us a healthy start. The staff also helped get us in touch with a Piton Hiking Tour operator, who was able to pick us up and transport us to the Gros Piton for a nominal fee.

We had dinner the second evening we stayed at the hotel's restaurant. The fish we had was amazing, service was good, and the ambiance fantastic.

The one consideration to this location was that it was up a very large, steep hill from the town of Soufriere. We went down to the town the first night, and I definitely got a workout going back to the hotel. However, the view from the hotel of the town, bay area, and Pitons definitely made up for my lack of fitness.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Couldn't get better views than from this hotel. The service was outstanding, the owners & staff made us feel very welcome & got us anything we needed or wanted. There are a few small things that should be updated but nothing big enough to stop us from enjoying the charm of this place. Breakfast & lunch was good and supper was fantastic every night. It's close to all the attractions. We really enjoyed our stay here.

But if you're looking for a 5 star hotel, this is not the place for you.

Room Tip: Pay the extra to get a deluxe room with a view of the pitons.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

My hushand and I stayed here, in March, 2012 and we have a wonderful time. We stayed for seven nights, and was entitled to a free catamaran cruise to the north of the Island, one of the high lights of our vacation.
Dora, Michael and the staff was very kind and absolutely marvalous. We enjoyed wonderful breakfast every morning, especially the creole breakfast. They provide a daily buffet lunch with lots of creole dishes from Sweet potato balls to christophine in a vinaigrette (never had this before but it was great). We have dinner four nights of our stay and every time, we had something different and it was exquisite. Generally, we enjoyed every meal we had at the hotel.
Our room was beautiful, with a view of the the famous, world heritage sight (The Pitons).
Some of the tours we enjoyed, are the Gros Piton trails, Pet Paul, Anse Chastenet & Anse Mamay for snorkeling. We also went fishing on a private boat charter and that was really amazing. There are lots to do in Soufriere and we look forward to our return trip. Thank you Dora, Michael, Kyle and all the Staff for one of the best experiences ever. We will difinately be back.

Room Tip: Soliel Coucher- best view
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

This is a restaurant catering to large tour buses from the cruise lines, which come for lunch. They have rooms in the side.

The rooms are pleasant enough but there is no service to speak of. The owners are never available and the other staff not knowledgeable. Overall, not a great value.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Luciana01234, Owner at Villa des Pitons, responded to this review, March 31, 2012
I would like to first thank you for your comment and to apologize for your unpleasant experience. To say, that the owners are never there would be an untrue statement since we reside on property and also manage the business. It seems clear that you were on one of the day tours, which spends no more than an hour at the Villa, in which case I may have stepped out. We the management and staff of Villa Des Piton, try to comply to our costumers every needs, and ensure we provide the best service possible. Once again I am truly sorry that your experience with us was not what you expected. We do hope if you are ever in St. Lucia, you would allow us the opportunity to make it up to you.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We stayed for 2 weeks over the Christmas break 2011. Michael, Dora, Kyle, Freddy Kruger and all of the staff at the Villa were the best, friendliest and most genuine hosts ever! They readily offered so many interesting insights to Soufriere and advice on car hire and places to visit.Views of the Petite Piton right from our bed and so many terraces from which to soak in the best views of St Lucia!!! We qualified for the free catamaran trip up the west coast of the island and it was certainly worth it. You can walk to Anse Chastanet from the Villa (about 45mins and be prepared for some steep uphill sections). It is worth the extra 5mins walk from Chastanet to the quieter beach (and better snorkelling on the left hand side of the bay) at Anse Mamin. The chap who maintains the stone walls on this beach is meticulous about keeping the place clean and tidy and I hope he is given due recognition for his work which is beyond the call of duty. It is also possible to walk to the beach at Jalousie from the Villa (for sturdy hikers). If you do and get a drink at the hotel, make sure you get a receipt and you will qualify for the free shuttle service back up the steep hill to the main road. The shortcut around the waterfront in Soufriere will enable you to avoid the traffic on the main road out of town to Jalousie. Make sure you stop for a local meal at Martha's on the way to/from Jalousie (best meal we had on the island!).
For energetic hikers who aren't afraid of some scrambling and rope work, the guided tour up the Petite Piton with Jah I or one of his sons (he is located on the road to Jalousie and there is a big sign for his services) will make the whole trip. For the less adventurous the Tet Paul trail (just up the road from the Fond Doux estate) will provide you will some amazing views of both Pitons and some interesting information about the sustainable way of life on the island (the hike is VERY short).
In summary, if you are not looking for an all inclusive resort stay and want to be a little more in touch with the St Lucian scene, then the Villa is an ideal base from which to do this. Car hire is recommended (3 days is enough if you are comfortable hiking the rest of the time) to see the rest of the island.
We loved the Villa des Pitons and are so thankful to everyone there for making our stay on St Lucia so fantastic!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lower La Haut | P.O.Box 262, Soufriere, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Soufriere Quarter > Soufriere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Soufriere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a hillside Villa des Pitons offers spectacular views over the town and the bay of Soufriere and the famous Pitons. The hotel offers two restaurants (serving breakfast, buffet and light meal lunches, and fine dining), Pool bar, two swimming pools, sundeck, Jacuzzi & Spa, and a Souvenir shop. All rooms are equipped with air condition, cable TV & Hot water. The "Standard rooms" have two queen sized beds and our "Deluxe rooms" offer fully furnished kitchenettes, locally crafted 4-poster extra king size beds, private balcony and more spacious baths. Our rates are inclusive of breakfast. ... more   less 
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