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Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat

Rabot Estate, Soufriere St. Lucia
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#6 of 13 hotels in Soufriere
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Set 1,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea, with breath taking views of Saint Lucia’s Piton Mountains, Rabot Hotel is a space where the sounds of nature replace the noise of day-to-day life, stimulating and inspiring relaxation like nowhere else on Earth. Comprising an open-air restaurant, bar, spa and 14 luxury lodges, here you’ll find a sense of freedom as you reconnect with nature; sustainably living, eating and prioritising your wellness. Previously known as Boucan (the Creole word for a traditional cacao drying shed), the hotel is re-opening under a new name: Rabot Hotel, paying homage to the grounds of the beautiful cacao Rabot estate it resides in since 1745, an organic, sustainable 140-acre cacao farm on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. As cacao growers, Hotel Chocolat use every part of their cacao harvests in their Rabot restaurant and Cacao Bar; from the lychee-like pulp to the nutty, buttery nibs, nothing goes to waste. Serving contemporary dishes influenced by the West Indies and Britain, roasted cacao beans feature as a subtle savoury spice and garnish – as well as the rich, deep heart of desserts. Elsewhere, cacao is used for wellness treatments at the Estate’s open-air rejuvenation area. Using fresh ingredients that are gathered each morning – banana leaves, peppermint leaves and cacao nibs – its Cacao Massages are some of the best you'll experience. Blending into the verdant greenery via inside-outside structures, each of the Estate’s lodges brings guests face-to-face with the primordial beauty of the rainforest and Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot Estate cacao farm. Drawing on Hotel Chocolat’s expertise as a chocolatier and cacao grower, Rabot Estate Hotel offers guests the opportunity to discover cacao like never before. Beginning with a walk through the cacao farm and ending with crafting your very own chocolate bar, Hotel Chocolat’s Tree-to-Bar Experience covers all the fascinating stages of making your own chocolate, from fermenting and sun-drying the cacao to grinding, mixing and more – with plenty of tasting in-between… Taking a self-guided stroll through the 140-acre Estate’s valleys and cotes or setting your yoga mat down in the forest surrounding your lodge are also actively encouraged. Leave the headphones behind; exotic birdsong provides the only meditative soundtrack you’ll need. Accommodation at Rabot Hotel is a unique blend of Saint Lucian charm and sleek contemporary style. All rooms are positioned to catch the cooling breeze and are furnished with premium luxury and comfort in mind – and the views are to die for. There are two types of accommodation, both with 4 poster beds, Ceiling fans, Complimentary wireless, Mini-bar & Open sky rainforest showers.
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Amandam52215 wrote a review May 7
9 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed at both Ladera and Hotel Chocolat during our trip in May 2021 (during the pandemic). We loved both experiences and the views from both resorts were just incredible but I have to say, Hotel Chocolat had a slight edge over Ladera with customer service. We were treated like royalty at Hotel Chocolat and our stay was nothing short of magical. Everyone knew our names and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate every single request we had, regardless of how over the top it was. They had gluten free bread at the restaurant too which was an added bonus. When we arrived, they had upgraded our rooms and preemptively gave us daily compensation for construction that was going on (which we never heard so it was never a bother for us). They added so many little touches that made the experience so wonderful, like delicious little complementary treats in the room and in the refrigerator. My only complaint is that I got destroyed by mosquitos one night in the room. I love that the room is open to the wild, the temperature was perfect (and I'm usually a hot sleeper) and the sound of nature in background gave me and my husband the best sleep of our lives. But the mosquitos were a problem since I am prone to bad mosquito bites and they seem to love me. This was a risk I was willing to take going to St. Lucia, it's unavoidable and by no means the fault of the resort. But they do have great mosquito nets over the bed and the housekeeping staff sprays insect repellent in the rooms daily which was great. They provide bug spray but nothing with deet in it so if you are prone to mosquito bites, pack some deet. The only thing I wish they had was sunscreen for purchase. It was surprisingly difficult to get sunscreen once we were on the island which I did not anticipate, definitely recommend checking a bag so that you can bring good insect repellent and sunscreen. Overall though, I can't say enough great things about Hotel Chocolat. It was every bit as luxurious and romantic as Ladera and the views were breathtaking. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
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Very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We believe that every guest is VIP therefore we are happy that this has been achieved through our Customer Service. Thank you for visiting with us and we hope to see you soon.
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Lisa D wrote a review Apr 2021
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We did a chocolate tour and man was it great! We learned about the process of making chocolate( which is very long and hard) a whole new respect for what goes into making chocolate! We also got to make our own chocolate bars! The staff and tour guides were simply amazing! Marina, Yo, Monica, Naomi all were truly wonderful! A must do when you visit the beautiful island of St Lucia! 🍫 Lisa and Mark
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
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Thank you for joining us for our Tree to Bar experience at Our new Location- Project Chocolat. We are happy the you enjoyed the experience and that you now have a new appreciation for Chocolates.
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Meredith W wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York14 contributions
I stayed at Hotel Chocolate for three nights with my boyfriend and it was a magical experience. The infinity pool has stunning views of the pitons; the rooms have beautiful porches in the middle of lush greenery; the staff is extremely nice and helpful; the chocolate making "tree to bar" experience was unforgettable and delicious; the complimentary made to order breakfast every morning was the most amazing way to start the day. I will definitely be going back!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
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Thank you for a wonderful review. We are happy that you had an amazing Trip and "Tree to Bar" experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. See you soon!!
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Martha Patricia de Bruxelles wrote a review Apr 2021
Wiltshire, United Kingdom1494 contributions98 helpful votes
For those who seriously appreciate good chocolate and want the real deal, this is the place! The range gors from 50% to 100%pure cocoa in a range of drinks and cakes. They have seating available or take away.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
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Happy that you enjoyed your experience. Our cacao cuisine offers delicious Chocolate desserts, Cacao infused drinks and everything Cacao/ Chocolate. Hope to see you again.
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funkdoctor8 wrote a review Mar 2021
Florida162 contributions78 helpful votes
Everything. The staff was exceptional. Really, over and beyond. Always smiling, always helpful, and seemed very genuine. Connel was excellent from check-in, thru out the remainder of the stay. Perlicia, Alpha, Yohancie everyone. Just fantastic. The views. The views. THE VIEWS. You can't beat seeing Petit Piton from your balcony. Or the views from the restaurant and pool. Absolutely incredible and breathtaking. You can see both Gros and Petit Piton. Being on a working Cocoa Farm was amazing. We did the bean to bar experience (must do), where you make your own chocolate bar from scratch! The food was amazing! Expensive, but the entire island is expensive honestly. I at least felt like it was worth it. Definitely recommend getting one of the Luxe Lodges if you can. It's worth the extra money. The balcony is great. This place is great if you want a quiet, romantic, relaxing stay. Luxurious, sleek, modern feel too. I liked everything honestly. There are some things to know though, just so you're aware. -no TV. But that's on purpose! Time to unplug. We brought our laptop and watched movies at night! -its a very open room, so there will be bugs. But the openness of the room is one of the draws. You feel like you're sleeping in a rain forest. But there is a net around the bed and they do an excellent job at keeping them away.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
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Thank you for an excellent and detailed review. We are happy that you had an enjoyable experience with us from The views to the room, Bean to Bar experience ab Food. The holiday experience is definitely a Time to unplug and rejuvenate.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
Which popular attractions are close to Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Nearby attractions include Pitons (0.2 miles), Zaka Art Cafe (1.5 miles), and Anse Mamin (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jade Mountain Club, Martha's Tables, and Fedo's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Balenbouche Estate Heritage Site (5.5 miles).
Does Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.