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Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Marigot | P.O. Box 7227, Marigot Bay, St. Lucia (Formerly Discovery at Marigot Bay)   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Stayed at the hotel with my husband for one week end October. Rooms very spacious and nicely decorated. Had breakfast included in my rate and it was very good every morning. Staff very courteous and to be highly commended. We ate at the Hurricane Bar most nights and the food was very good Stayed at the pool all week, there is a water taxi to take you to the nearby beach but opted for the pool instead. Grounds very nice and you the marina is a three minute walk away with shops, supermarket and cafe. Only downside was that is was very quiet when we stayed there, the staff said it was off season at the moment, but if it is a place where you want to get away from it all and totally relax it is definetly the place to go. Loved my time there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My husband and I did not stay at the Discovery, but at a condo on the Marina that included free access to the pool at Discovery. Pool is very nice with a "swim up" bar. Our first day we ordered mimosa's which the bartender told us were $7 US. As we were finishing our drinks, we were informed that they made a mistake and the cost was actually $17 US (each). As I was looking at the drink menu, I noticed that the price for champagne was $7, but to add the OJ was $10 more! So my husband asked if they could charge us for the champagne which they did.

Another day we were told that the rum punch was on special for $3 US, but when we paid it was $12 US! My husband was going to order a Piton and the only reason he ordered the rum punch was for the "deal". Needless to say, we did not order any more "specials" on our trips to the pool bar.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

This hotel is down right beautiful. The staff are great and the grounds are surreal. Rooms are large, well cooled and look out on a rather beautiful bay.
The quirks are that there is no beach BUT they run complimentary shuttles to beaches. The bar shuts down rather early for a hotel which is not directly on a large strip of places to go at night.
There are a few places nearby to eat but going up the hill or to the next town opens up to many more options.
The value was high for us as we booked as part of a package and got a huge discount.

Room Tip: I suggest getting the garden floor room which have plunge pools vs a room with a balcony. Views are...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We split our 8 night vacation between Discovery and Rendezvous. We stayed 3 nights at Discovery, and really enjoyed our time. The staff was polite and courteous. Always responsive if we needed something or had questions.

Rooms - we were upgraded to an awesome room with a plunge pool. Very clean - pretty much spotless, with nice linens and furnishings. Loved the decor and waterfall shower, and the kimono robes. Honestly, our room was one of the nicest we've had in the US or abroad.

Food - Best food and drinks we've had in the Caribbean, but we normally stay at AI's. Breakfast was included in our rate, and was very good. They provided free bottled water in the room. Lunches and dinners were excellent and reasonably priced. We loved looking out over the marina. Great drinks too - get a BBC - not on the menu, but sooo good.

Beach - 1 minute water taxi to the beach - it's okay. Pretty scenery and the locals are nice. But, not many people there, and the chairs are a bit worn out. We would've gone to a different beach if we stayed longer.

Overall, we loved our time at Discovery. We were there during low season, so it was extremely quiet. Maybe too quiet for some people. But, we enjoyed it. For us, it was cool to switch up the routine a bit, so we stayed here a few days before moving to an AI on the beach. In the end, it was one of the best parts of our trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is the most amazing place I have ever stayed. Maybe is it because we splurged a little and this was way above what I'm used too! It was just amazing! The view was amazing and the pools were cool! The food was pretty good. While it is a little far away from most things on the island you can just hire a car or catch a taxi. If you do decided to book tours through the hotel they will charge a fair bit extra. But I really miss this place. Me and my boyfriend had an amazing room!!! I gave the spa a rating of 1 because we payed for the room with a working spa and when we got there it was broken. But we thought why you need a spa when you have an ocean!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

My husband and I were looking for a place to stay that was away from the bigger commercial resorts to experience the Island for all that it has to offer. The Discovery at Marigot Bay is absolutely beautiful! We stayed here for the first half of our honeymoon and it was picture perfect! The staff was so friendly and accommodating to our every need, even during the Tropical Storm that happened during our stay! Discovery is secluded, there are no real restaurants to walk to, only the one on the boardwalk and a small market, so if you're looking for a hotel that has lots to do, Discovery is not for you. The private beach Discovery has is across the way and you have to take a very short boat ride to get there, which is free...the beach wasn't as glamorous as we hoped, but a beach none the less with bars and food.
If you decide to take day trips, Discovery is about 45 mins away from everything, so be mindful of this. We highly recommend PHV Tours for private car services, Kimbert the owner is absolutely a pleasure!

Room Tip: We chose to stay in a standard room and opted out of the room with the pool. Once we got there we sa...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

This was a return visit end July 2012, when we spent 6 nights. We had been here at same time of year in 2009. Hotel is in a lovely setting, built up the side of a pretty wooded bay. The report I wrote 3 years ago still largely correct.

In summary:

1. Lovely setting, though secluded. But no easy and cheap access to other parts of the island. Local minivan bus requires a walk of 2 kms from hotel. Taxis are expensive
2. Friendly staff. A couple remembered us from previous stay
3. Spacious bedroom, even at the basic tariff, with walkin shower (though no grab rail), good quality fittings, and comfortable beds. Airconditioned though no instructions provided on how to use it
4. Large open air pool 30m long open 24/24 with comfortable practical loungers
5. Simple breakfast selection but standard was ok
6. Free wifi throughout on two networks. I found The Marina one slightly more reliable though both dropped connection regularly
7. Bar restaurant had energetic genial barman Winifred. Food was ok if not gourmet
8. Easy walking distance along marina to tiny shopping mall with supermarket, launderette and internet café. Local cake shop got strong wifi signal too!
9. Cheap ferry across narrow bay entrance to Dolittles restaurant, or Rainforest (sadly, closed until Nov 2012) or, separately to JDs. Hotel offers free tickets across to Doolittles area. Otherwise EC$5.

Points against
1. There are no lifts. Steep climbs up wooden stairs to upper rooms. We had 305 at ground level which was ideal for retired travellers like us!
2. Cheapest room off season was USD 240 inc tax and service and breakfast
3. Beach across narrow bay at Doolittles was scruffy and poorly maintained.
4. Very limited selection of eating places. Of those open, JDs was best.

Overall, this is a quality hotel aimed at upmarket audience of couples. Think carefully about your needs. If you are looking for young nightlife, beach holiday or children playing, this is not for you.

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor room if you have trouble climbing stairs
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Marigot | P.O. Box 7227, Marigot Bay, St. Lucia (Formerly Discovery at Marigot Bay)
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Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Marigot Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Marigot Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina 4.5*
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