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“A very pleasant stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Karibea Beach Resort Gosier

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Karibea Beach Resort Gosier
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Pointe de la Verdure, Le Gosier 97190, Guadeloupe   |  
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Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Le Gosier
Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A very pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

We had a very pleasant stay at the Karibea Salako. The room was quite nice, although not fancy. Nice beach/sea view. The shower was wonderful and hot! The people were friendly and went out of their way to help us when we arrived late for dinner and came down late for breakfast. There were no "hidden" charges to surprise us at the end of the visit. There was no loud noise at night and no problem getting food at breakfast; perhaps it helped that we traveled in April just past the "high" season, or, perhaps the hotel has taken notice of previous complaints and changed their practices. The one thing we were a tad disappointed with was that the beach bar wasn't open late in the afternoon, but this did not mar our overall experience.

Guadeloupe is two islands in one, one part beautiful, traditional Caribbean beaches and the other part lush vegetation, mountains, rugged coastline, waterfalls, even a volcano! There is much to see and do. Speaking a little French helps, but if you make an effort you are amply rewarded. People are helpful without being obsequious.

  • Liked — Friendliness of staff
  • Disliked — Food was okay, but not gourmet quality
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

This was a terrific family hotel. We stayed in the Salako portion of the hotel. There are also suites and more basic accomodations at the Karibea. Our room had a lovely view of the Caribbean and was very quiet.
The buffet dinner (26 Euro/person) was excellent and a good choice especially if you do not speak French.
Gosier is well located for seeing all the sites on Guadeloupe and the beaches are great for kids, well protected.
We didn't have children with us, but didn't mind all the guests with children.
Each evening there was entertainment in the lounge and many of the staff spoke English.
To find the hotel, follow signs for "Pointe de la Verdure"

  • Liked — Relaxed Atmosphere
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Granada, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2008

There is very little good to say about the Karibea Clipper Hotel, which is part of the Hotel Karibea Salako Beach Resort. We were kept awake at night by excessively loud music from the bar until midnight. The quality of the breakfasts was appalling - dried out scrambled eggs (bacon on one day only and that was because we got there early), no toast, no salt and pepper. But the worst part was having to collect a breakfast tray (like being in a Macdonald's restaurant) and supposedly stack it away when breakfast was finished. However most people left their dirty trays on the tables and the lazy staff just left them there.

The buffet dinner poses a major health hazard. The food is put out at 7.30 and left uncovered to congeal and attract flies.

The entertainment was pathetic. Karioke music, amateur limbo dancers and the live music in the Salako hotel lounge featured a dua where the singer was not able to sing in tune. There were also lots of screaming children running wild around the music lounge and bar area.

The bedrooms are extremely basic - rather like a Novotel Accor Hotel.

There is an attractive beach. But don't even think about getting a beach towel on a Sunday - they are not available.

The hotel next door, the Hotel La Creole Beach, looked much better. There was a lovely swimming pool, lots of water sports on the beach, a nice bar with great live music and a very pleasant ambiance.

If we ever visit Guadeloupe again we will stay at this hotel.

  • Liked — The good beach
  • Disliked — Everything else
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2006

This hotel is a dump.
More ants on the roomfloor than waiter to serve you.
A place very loud, don't expect to sleep during the "event nights".
Towels changed when maid wished to.
The food :
breakfast, try to be there early otherwise, there is no choice and you have to fight for it against birds ; lunch and supper, just forget about it.
So just don't go there.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Karibea Beach Resort Gosier

Address: Pointe de la Verdure, Le Gosier 97190, Guadeloupe
Location: Caribbean > Guadeloupe > Grande-Terre Island > Le Gosier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Le Gosier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Karibea Beach Resort Gosier 3*
Number of rooms: 270
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the Guadeloupe Riviera of the Pointe de la Verdure, the Karibea Salako Hotel sits on the edge of the most beautiful sandy beach in Gosier. The hotel has all the ingredients for both an active and relaxing holiday: turquoise sea, spacious and well equipped rooms, kid's club and nautical center which allows you to explore the nearby islands (Petite Terre, Les Saintes, and Marie Galante).ActivitiesLa Pointe de la Verdure has numerous restaurants and shops within walking distance of the hotel. Casino Gosier also has, in addition to the slot machines and casino games, a cinema and theater. Gosier is ideally situated in the heart of Guadeloupe making it the starting point for many day or half-day trips.This large hotel has 116 comfortable rooms (28m ²), all with a balcony providing a wonderful view of the luscious green hotel gardens or the turquoise blue sea.Furnished in colonial style, each air-conditioned room is equipped with safe, refrigerator, telephone, cable TV and free wifi.Complimentary servicesThe two pools and beaches in the resort are ideal for relaxing -- with sun beds, parasols and beach towel service.The beach is also equipped for beach volleyball, football, tennis and rugby. There is also a petanque area, table tennis and two tennis courts for you to use.Your children will really enjoy the weekly entertainment program organized by our staff, and there is also diving equipment (for the pool) and board games available for them.Paid ServicesOur nautical center, located on the Salako hotel's beach in Gosier, is open every day from 8.30 Am to 6.00 Pm.From Jet skiing to scuba diving, hiking, excursions, or even the sensational "Flyboarding" -- we offer a multitude of safe activities and water sports, supervised by professionals.For your evening entertainment, we have a rich and amusing program that varies with the seasons. You can, for example, unwind and listen to a folk group, or have some fun with our karaoke, games and dance evenings.Treat yourself and try out our new wellness and massage centre. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier Hotel Gosier
Hotel Karibea Salako Beach
Resort Karibea Salako Beach
Karibea Beach Resort Gosier Guadeloupe/Le Gosier

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