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Bel Jou Hotel

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La Pensee Road, Castries 89131 St. Lucia
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#3 of 11 hotels in Castries
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
St. Lucia's wonderful, adults only hotel. Boasting stunning views over Castries and out across the gorgeous ocean from its setting atop a lush, tropical hillside, the 4-star Bel Jou provides a tranquil, tropical retreat for today's adult and senior travelers, free from the distractions of the more overrun resorts. With many opportunities for sightseeing and sampling island life, the hotel's relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a leisurely holiday or a lively Caribbean experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Poolside bar
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Secured parking
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Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Rooftop bar
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Spa
Massage
Adults only
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Ocean view
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Hannah wrote a review Jul 2020
United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at the Bel Jou earlier this year, and being some of the last guests at the hotel before it was closed, we were so appreciative of the amazing staff who did everything they could to make our stay the best it could possibly be (particularly in light of the COVID situation which was obviously really troubling for all of those working at the hotel, as well as for guests who were worried about making it home). The staff are a credit to the hotel and really made the experience for us. On top of this the food was varied and delicious, (we liked the a la carte option) and the free shuttle to the beach was a nice touch too! Would say the beach that the shuttle takes you to is nice enough but nothing special (we didn’t get the opportunity to visit other beaches). However for those wanting to be close to the town, or on a beachfront I would note that the hotel is quite far up into the hills (a very steep walk from the town). Not an issue for us as we like exploring and venturing out but appreciate it might be for some people. The grounds of the hotel are also quite small for those who like to wonder around and explore (it has more of a boutique feel), although they are beautifully kept! The views out over Castries and overlooking the sea are also amazing, as well as the sunsets. All in all a lovely stay and we can only thank all the wonderful staff for being so friendly and attentive!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Deborah E wrote a review Jun 2020
Cwmbran, United Kingdom11 contributions12 helpful votes
Cant fault this hotel from start to finish. Staff excellent, food high quality, breakfast omelette cooked in front of you to your requirements and ingredients, this a place to just relax in wonderful settings. The hotel even has it's own garden, well attended with all veg, fruits and herbs marked so you can see what's growing. Evening entertainment very good, really didnt want to leave. Dean, you manage a marvellous hotel and hopefully now this horrid virus is disappearing I hope you welcome many more visitors to this great hotel on a truly beautiful island.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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delicious-dorn wrote a review Apr 2020
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
We visited St Lucia for the first time in February. Can't fault the hotel in any way. Every last one of the staff were fabulous, nothing was too much trouble. Jaffray is a brilliant asset and kept us all entertained! Gideon cooks the best scrambled eggs this side of the moon! Everywhere was immaculately clean. This is a beautifully-run hotel. It is no wonder that a lot of people return year after year. We rarely return to the same hotel as we like variety, but to prove how much we loved this hotel we have already booked for next February and are hopeful that COV19 will be over by then. Best wishes to all the staff.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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denisepaulbarney wrote a review Apr 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom50 contributions30 helpful votes
Recently returned from a fantastic holiday at Bel Jou, cannot understand the 3.5 star rating in some of the holiday brochures. Staff, food, rooms are top class. Facilities and entertainment is very good, the only small point is that it’s not a beach front location, but who cares when you can get their free bus to vigie beach.Photo attached. No wonder they have regulars returning year after year. Brilliant place, management/staff should be very proud.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rick M wrote a review Mar 2020
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We booked this first visit to St. Lucia through JetBlue. This hotel is nestled above the town of Castries with a view of the ocean. The clientele is primarily British...which was quite fun! Tea in the afternoon and thanks to the "bean bag" players, we learned many" new words and phrases". Great food, beverages, amenities (pools, morning stretch, pool aerobics,afternoon games), evening entertainment and more. We hired Manu to see the island, beaches and sites. You could fill the day or just relax. The staff was "brilliant"! We are very concerned about the people of St. Lucia with the advancement of Covid 19. The staff tried very hard not to burden guests with the fact that the hotel was closing and they would be out of work. The management did their best to keep us aware of the crisis as guests would leave and no new ones would arrive. We highly recommend Bel Jou Hotel and look forward to hearing their continues success!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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$192 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bel jou castries
LOCATION
CaribbeanSt. LuciaCastries QuarterCastries
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bel Jou Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bel Jou Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Immaculate Conception Church (0.7 miles), Castries Market (0.5 miles), and Malabar Beach (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bel Jou Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Bel Jou Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bel Jou Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bel Jou Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Trysting Place, Rendezvous Resort, Malabar Beach Club, and Chef Robby's Caribbean Pirates.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bel Jou Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bel Jou Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bel Jou Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bel Jou Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bel Jou Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Rodney (5.4 miles).
Does Bel Jou Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.