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Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat

Rabot Estate, Soufriere St. Lucia
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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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Free breakfast
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Infinity pool
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Special diet menus
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Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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RoastedWalnut wrote a review Oct 18
New York City, New York222 contributions61 helpful votes
Rabot Hotel was the 2nd hotel that we had stayed at during our vacation to St. Lucia and am I glad it was the 2nd one. Coming to this hotel from our previous one was a night and day in service and quality. We were greeted by Felicia who made our initial interaction with the hotel a great one. First impressions matter a lot and Felicia was fabulous and gives the hotel a polished look and feel. Pros: - The food here was outstanding. This is what fine dining should be and for the price you pay, it is well worth the service and quality of food that is being presented. The pesto sauce they have.... that is one hell of a pesto sauce! - Staff here are all extremely pleasant and easy to talk with. - The drinks here were very well made, my wife and my favorite drink is the Praline Soother. What i would do to have one more of those right now. - Even though we were one of the few guests (6 guests in total when we were there), the hotel still provided the guests with a lot of activities to do such as bingo (win prizes), walks, private dining, etc. - Yohance who gave us the cocoa tour was a delight and really taught us about the cocoa plant and the surrounding landscape. - One of the nights i saw the hotel fumigating the grounds which did help with the insects. - HOLY MOLY, the shower.... god almighty that shower is the love child of guilty pleasures. It was absolutely the best shower I've ever experienced at a hotel. Give whoever designed that shower a raise because that was heavenly. Cons: - The insects (even with fumigating) they are everywhere. The netting that covers your bed can only protect you so much. We found small mosquitoes that were able to let themselves in. - No A/C in the room since it's somewhat open. This is personal preference but yes, I would've loved A/C since the Fan didn't do much for me. - We stayed at villa 10 and there is no Wi-Fi there. (I read that villa 7 has the best wifi range). However, when we were on the balcony, there was wifi, just not when you're in bed. - I killed a snail when i was walking to the restaurant. I heard it crunch and i apologized to it. Please watch out for the little snails at night time. This hotel deserves the 5 stars. The hotel staff, hotel grounds (very zen-like and modern), the food and drinks. They were all great!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Charlie wrote a review Oct 11
Eastbourne, United Kingdom433 contributions84 helpful votes
I really cannot put my finger on this place. It seemed from the moment we arrived; we were profiled (looked up and down) by the lead waitress. This is disconcerting; regardless that we were dressed to be comfortable. The burger (meat) was delicious; however, the bun and chips didn’t compliment the quality of the meat. The drinks were modest; although the staff left a lot to be desired. We were initially told they had a table for 1:30hour. However; this is was changed to an hour before the lady started struggling for tables. She told us you can have a table; but only for an hour. We accepted this; yet waited 18 minutes before we even ordered our drinks. We were seated in the only table without a heat lamp and even witnessed other people being allowed to move table. I would not return and hope no one else faces the wrath of this inconsiderate lead waitress.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Debbie Lee wrote a review Oct 5
Plymouth, United Kingdom13 contributions7 helpful votes
I have just returned from a week here and it was totally amazing from start to finish , the staff are all so friendly and welcoming from the security to front desk the bar service so attentive, the setting is truly paradise with the most fantastic views from the infinity pool the restaurant the lodges , waking up to the sounds of the birds in the mornings and listening to the crickets in the evenings was truly relaxing Also a surprise bottle of fizz and chocolates in our room for our anniversary such a thoughtful touch . Lots to do even in these times with the restrictions, from estate walks with the fantastic very knowledgeable Merle and tree to bean and bean to bar experience where you get to make you’re own bar of chocolate.We also did a fab sunset cruise and a sulphur spa The restaurant meals were to die for by far the best fillet steak I have ever tasted with a dark chocolate sauce the desserts where a work of art that tasted amazing !!The choice at breakfast with a chefs special every morning also was just perfect .Thankyou hotel Chocolat for a truly relaxing holiday a taste of paradise !!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jessie T wrote a review Sep 2020
new york6 contributions1 helpful vote
if you plan on going to this hotel from Sept 2020 to Dec 2020, BEWARE BEWARE !!!! You are not allowed to roam outside the premises. You have to pay the astronomical prices for covid 19 excursions and the expensive food in the hotel. They will not tell you this until the last day. DO NOT GO TO RABOT HOTEL... They are sneaky and dishonest..
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
Responded 2 weeks ago
Sorry that you cancelled your stay with us. Currently based on phase 1 of the reopening of St Lucia guests are unable to leave the hotel during their stay. There are a limited number of COVID certified sea-based tours available. The latest government protocols have been highlighted on the St Lucia website https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19 as well as our hotel website https://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/rabothotel.html. We do hope that you are able to visit us sometime in the future
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Carly K wrote a review May 2020
Tampa, Florida9 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I got married here in May of 2019. We planned our elopement only 2 months in advance, and Lorna was an amazing help all along the way. She helped make everything perfect for our day - it was just us, so having someone there to support us and make sure everything was flawless was so valuable. Lorna arranged every detail ahead of our arrival, from our expedited marriage license to the icing on our cake! We weren’t married on the ridge - we wanted to be somewhere lush and green instead - so Lorna arranged for everything to be done right outside our room among the plants there. We had a bougainvillea aisle, a bottle of chilled champagne for right after the ceremony, and even a sweet little shell to hold our rings. That evening we had a beautiful private dinner by the pool with music and more champagne, and a homemade cake! It was truly the perfect day. Lorna worked with us every step of the way to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. We can’t thank her enough for how much she did for us!! The hotel itself is a beautiful, secluded paradise. We participated in as many of the offered activities as we could, planting our own cocoa tree and making chocolate, as well as taking advantage of the spa - everything was so perfect, relaxing, and beautiful! We hiked the trails around the property as well - those mountains are not for the faint of heart! The restaurant is also fantastic. Everything has a chocolate spin on it - our favorite parts were probably the condiments for the bread and the burger!! We bought the cookbook to take home with us as well. I can’t wait to come back for an anniversary in the future. We loved every bit of our stay and we are SO glad we picked Boucan as our elopement location.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
Responded Sep 9, 2020
Congratulations on your Wedding! We are happy that your enjoyed your stay with us as well as your Wedding Celebration. We offer a unique wedding experience and Lorna is a star when taking care of this very special occasions. Belated Anniversary Greetings to you. Hope to see you soon
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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 Tet Paul Nature Trail (2.0 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.