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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We spend all together 4 nights at this amazing location and can more than definitely fsay that this is absolute the best of the best locations you can spend your time on St Lucia. We arrived late for dinner, comming with a Taxi from Castries, and suddenly were thrown back in time feeling arround 1920th...Wow!...what a lovely, charming and gorgeous...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

These beautiful cottages are in the middle of an historical plantation. The owners will take you back in the past and 'll tell you the special historie about Balanbouche. Above all they help you with all your questions to make it easy for you to explore the south of St. Lucia. After a few days it feels very familiar and...

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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We recently visited the estate and were impressed by the grounds. We chose a self-guided tour and took a walk around the old sugar mill and walked to the beach area. After, we saw the house that was built on the plantation. The owner's daughter was very friendly and we got a kick out of the dog who acted in...

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fayetteville nc
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We were in St Lucia (Laborie area) for our 25th wedding anniversary. Our Airbnb hosts recommended we see the Balenbouche Estate and it was everything that we imagined. We had a spectacular meal on the veranda to the moon and stars and frogs singing in the background. Our hostesses were incredible and everything from the falafel and Lemongrass Basil mojitos...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Interesting tour, especially since the house is 180 years old. We saw the ruins of the sugar mill. The owner gave us a quick tour and related the history of the plantation and her late husband's family. The vegetation is lush and gorgeous.

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USA
Reviewed December 2, 2016

We were staying in Bay Treehouse in Laborie and the owners recommended Balenbouche Estate for dinner. So glad they did. We had a lovely dinner at this old plantation house! The service, atmosphere and food wasamazing! Everything from start to finish was delicious and reasonably priced. The owners are warm and hospitable. We loved it! We will be back next...

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UK
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

A disappointing stay - dark, sweltering rooms with limited privacy/security and overpriced food. We were greeted by a large number of barking dogs running at us, which would be alarming to most people - even dog lovers. The place has a lot of character, and the owners are nice people. However, the lack of amenities and discomfort coupled with high...

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Balenbouche, Owner at Balenbouche Estate, responded to this review

We're sorry this couple felt disappointed. They arrived from London and planned to stay with us for one night. This time of year, it is indeed quit hot and humid, especially if you're not yet acclimatized to the tropics. However, the bedrooms all have fans and lots of windows and doors (with security bars). The Banyan cottage, our largest and...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stayed in one of the cottages at Balenbouche Estate for one night before staying elsewhere on the island. The cottages are quaint and lovely, and the estate is full of beautiful surprises. There is an old sugar mill slowly being overtaken by an enormous Banyan tree which is simply breathtaking, and a short walk through the estate takes you...

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Reviewed April 7, 2016

We rented the Almond cottage for our family (two adults with a child and a baby) and were very sattisfied. The estate is wonderful with old trees, lots of plants and flowers and an impressive ruin! The cottage is very big with good beds (with mosquito nets), lovely decoration and enough storage space. The highlight is the outside shower! The...

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Balenbouche, Manager at Balenbouche Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We really enjoyed meeting all of you. All the best to you and your family! Kind regards, Uta, Verena and Anitanja, Balenbouche Estate

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 28, 2016

A stopping point on a cruise ship tour. A quick walk round the house - not impressive - then into the grounds. Here is a lovely spot with remnants of the old mill. Would not make a special visit but it looked like a good place to stay.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balenbouche Estate is a Historic Plantation Guesthouse offering several tropical vacation cottages. The 80 acre property includes an expansive park with colonial plantation house, 18th century sugar mill, yoga barn, fruit orchards, lily ponds, nature trails and two secluded beaches just a 5 minute walk away. Balenbouche is not a resort and remains a working organic farm, heritage site, and family residence with a focus on wellness, sustainability and conservation. Our eco-chic accommodations are created from historic structures and sleep between 2 and 6 people, some include kitchens. We prepare breakfast daily, and dinner 2 - 3 times a week by reservation. There is a restaurant within walking distance. Several other St Lucia restaurants as well as a supermarket are a short drive away. We are located 20 minutes from the International airport and 30 minutes from the town of Soufriere, near many of the islands best attractions. Balenbouche is a magical place, a world in itself, popular with artists, photographers, green travelers, wedding couples, honeymooners and families. Our family has owned and managed the estate for three generations. Gradually, the property was transformed into a well known St Lucia attraction, guesthouse and retreat venue. Many of our guests feel very much at home at Balenbouche Estate, and keep returning! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balenbouche Estate

Address: Balembouche, Laborie, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Laborie Quarter > Laborie
Price Range: $110 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balenbouche Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Balenbouche Estate Hotel Laborie
Balenbouche Estate St. Lucia/Laborie
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“Cottages vary greatly, so choose based on number of guests in your party and desired privacy”
 of 5 bubbles infoH8938VA, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“there are individual cottages, a cottage with two separate bed/bathrooms. Definitely pick and individual cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles donnapease3, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles joannewetzel, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
“best place, nature view, silent, historic, beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles gbeister, Jan 17, 2017 | Read review
“There are various cottages to choose from on the Estate.”
 of 5 bubbles Annaoldroyd, Jan 27, 2016 | Read review
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