We stayed at the Gate House for 8 nights at the end of June in a lovely ocean view room. We had high expectations due to rave reviews. But we were not prepared for the excellent service, friendliness, breathtaking views, and relaxation.
The room was spacious and very clean. The king bed was huge and comfortable. Our worries about air circulation was unfounded. The room had excellent air movement due to well placed doors and windows. Plus, there is a ceiling fan. Since we were on the windward side, there is always plenty of fresh breeze. We were very comfortable even in mid summer.
Saba is very safe. We left the door open all of the time, including at night and while away diving. This is a welcome change to other destination where we have to lock doors and valuables.
We booked a 5 day, 12 dives package through Michel. It was wonderful diving - again better than expected and possibly the best in the Caribbean. We were worried about hurricanes but the weather was perfect. We welcomed the few periodic showers and wished that there were more to replenish the water supply for Saba.
The food at the Gate House was absolutely wonderful. We spoiled ourselves and ate there almost every night. The menu had enough selections for a week's meal. The deserts are to die for. Appetizers were amazing - try the shrimp and mussels - they are fabulous. And of course, the wine selection was excellent.
In summary, the Gate House is a great boutique hotel with great views. The views are awesome, no matter what time of the day. It's well situated away from the "crowds" in town, which is just a short cab ride or walk away. It's close to some great hikes - bring hiking shoes.
Lyliane and Michel, the owners, took great care of us. We never had to ask for much since they anticipated our needs. What else can we say, we highly recommend the Gate House for those who want peace, quiet, quality service, great food, and relaxation.
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