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Hotel Corail Residence
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Anse Mabouya, Sainte-Luce 97228, Martinique   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Sainte-Luce
Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Loved Our Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very very charming place and highly recommended. The staff went way out of their way to take care of us and to make sure we had a wonderful vacation in Martinique. Excellent restaurant and bar. Food was great! Husband and wife (Julie and Pascal) are the inn keepers. Julie speaks very good English. Martinique is a one language country – French, finding anyone with any knowledge of English will be hard to find. Julie did get us a cab driver who was also very good with English. Residents are very friendly and accommodating. Room was very basic, but had everything we needed and nice balcony with kitchenette and beautiful view. Nice beaches in walking distance. If you don’t mind walking, head out to the left side of the hotel and stay along the shore for about a half mile and you will find very nice beaches. Must try Aqua Grill. Another beach is on the right side of the hotel which is a very short walking distance, but not as nice. You must have a car for Martinique. Saint Luce is a very pleasant town to walk around in.

Room Tip: It is three stories, want to be on second or third floor for better view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Corail R, Gérant at Hotel Corail Residence, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear Patrick,

I thank you for your opinion kindly message!
We were delighted to welcome you and to be able to help you to discover Martinique!
We loved your kindness, your sympathy and your good mood!
We hope that you will have the opportunity to be again our guests and we shall be made a great pleasure to welcome you!
Once again, Thank you!
Take care,
Best regards,
xx
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bideford
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

At first sight there isn't anything too special about this hotel, except that it had a lovely view over the bay. However, from almost the first moment, the charm and friendliness of the staff captivates one, so that staying there becomes a delight. Julie (who speaks excellent English) and Pascal (who speaks not a word!) do everything in their power to make the stay enjoyable, and John Paul, an excellent chef, loves to discuss his meals. This 'sympathique' behaviour affects all who stay, and there is a smile on the faces of all the guest and and staff. So -- although the bedrooms are adequate and clean but nothing to write home about -- choose this hotel if you want a really relaxing and friendly holiday, and you will not forget it as a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: I think all rooms are of similar value -- just ask for a view of the sea and the Diamond Island
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Corail R, Gérant at Hotel Corail Residence, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear James, Dear Carol,

First of all, I thank you very much for this so kind message which touches us sincerely,
and I apologize for answering it only now! Sorry....
It's a delight to welcome you both! You're guests as one dream to have it every day!
Pascal took your message seriously and tries to learn English!! Wonderful! The Chief Jean-paul continues to create good small dishes! And all the team pursues the road in the same thrown!
We hope we can make the renovation of rooms before the next high season... We cross fingers! This point will come to perfect the small Jewel that is the Corail Residence.
I hope that we shall have the pleasure to see you again one day!!!
Take care and stay as you are!
Sunny greetings,
Thank you ;)


Sorry if I made mistaken...
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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A big problem with this hotel is finding it. You have to keep your eyes peeled for the direction signs, as it is down some very small side roads. Our room was clean and comfortable, but the shower was rather temperamental. Beautiful ocean view from our deck. The continental breakfast was good.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Corail R, Gérant at Hotel Corail Residence, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Dear Dorothy,

I thank you for having taken time to give us your opinion onto your stay in our establishment Le Corail Résidence.
We took note of your remarks and we nudes try hard to settle these small concerns: already new signs were installed!
We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in the Coral Residence,
Sunny Greetings,
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

What else do you need from an holiday? Great places and great people ! Does it always happen? Not always, unfortunately. It's like in life actually. You never know who you meet on your path. Well, Pascal and July the Hotel owners are exceptional: young, dynamic, gentle and professional. And the place, wonderful, in front of the caribean sea at just 200 m from a wonderful bay with still water all days of the week (and in Martinique finding still water is not that easy. Nothing more to say. Or better, a last but not least thing to say: Jean Paul, the chef is superb ! And the restaurant, quite and relaxing. We really had a great time there. Ciao!! Raffaele & Diletta

Room Tip: They are all good beacuse with sea view!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Corail R, Gérant at Hotel Corail Residence, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thanks a lot for your comment!
It was a real pleasure to welcome you at the Hôtel Corail Résidence.
You're right when you said : "You never know who you meet on your path" but it was a wonderful pleasure to meet you!! We are very happy that we help you to enjoy your stay in Martinique and we really hope to see you once again here or somewhere else! Maybe in Italia!
Thanks too for your comment in Italian, sorry to not Answer to it in Italian....but My Italian Is very bad! Sorry!
Sunny greetings,
Julie and Pascal
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Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

We stayed in a studio with 'outdoor kitchen' with a superb view. We rented a car and we think that is a necessity to have a pleasant stay. The hotel location is quite remote from restaurants and supermarkets, so a car makes your stay much easier. The beach is public but in walking distance (5 minutes) and really quiet. The only suggestions we have (besides renting a car) is to bring your own towels, as housekeeping is every three days and you get only 4 towels as a couple. So bring your own beach towel (we bought it in the supermarket) and maybe some other towels for private use. During our stay we were attacked by mosquitos and some really tiny black flies, that made really itchy lumps. So we bought a mosquito net as well. But in general, we had a perfect holiday!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

SUPERB - stayed 9 nights. Room very clean, nice view of sea and Diamant. We give it a 5 out of 5. This hotel is somewhat isolated and difficult to find but it's worth it. Quiet and secluded and a great staff. Somewhat limited in accessories which is typical of French hotels. Bring your own shampoo and wash clothes, etc. 240 voltage electricity. A very friendly orange cat which we tried to kidnap. Cricketts are noisy but enjoyable. If you like resort type atmosphere this isn't for you. It's not all inclusive but a real gem.

If you need directions to the hotel they are somewhat difficult and not even easy to follow on Google maps. From Fort de France (FDF) airport take the N5 south passed Lamentin, continue south toward Ducos, continuing south toward Three Rivers, and headed toward St. Luce. As you are about 6 km west of St. Luce you will see a large Windmill on the right side of the highway (known as the trunk road) named Three (Trois)Rivers Distillery. Continue about 1km on N5 until the turn circle and take an immediate right for about 2 blocks to a stop sign. Turn left and immediately back to the right. Follow the signs (difficult to see) until you reach the hotel.

And, by the way, St. Luce is a very enjoyable French setting with a few superb restaurants. Enjoy

Tim and Debbie Tilsworth
Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

We stayed for 5 nights and were quite pleased with Karibea Corail. We booked one of the smaller rooms which was adequate for two. All rooms have a great water and Le Diamant view. We really enjoyed the pool and our balcony, which had a small kitchen. Our room was clean and the air conditioning was excellent. We only took the breakfast offered by the hotel our first morning and then found a grocery store. The breakfast offered was good - just too much for our budget. We encountered a variety of staff members during our stay and all were willing to help, as much as they could in English. It really is essential to have some French vocabulary on Martinique.

There is not much near the hotel, as far as shopping or restaurants goes. We hired a car so it was easy to get into St. Luce or Trois Ilet. We did walk to Anse Mabouya, the closest beach to the hotel. It was okay but there are much nicer beaches nearby if you have a car.

In all, we would definitely recommend this hotel, especially for what you get for the price.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Anse Mabouya, Sainte-Luce 97228, Martinique
Location: Caribbean > Martinique > Arrondissement of Le Marin > Sainte-Luce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Sainte-Luce
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Corail Residence 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The CORAIL HOTEL RESIDENCE overlooks the Caribbean sea above a magnificient white sand beach, the Anse Mabouya. The Residence is located in a very quiet environment with a splendid view of the sea and the famous Diamond Rock. The south of martinique is well known for its beautiful beaches and numerous water activities.The CORAIL Hotel Residence comprises 26 units distributed over two buildings. All the studios are equipped with: individual regulated air conditioning. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Karibea Corail Residence Sainte Luce

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