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Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse

119 Hornbill Street, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
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#8 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in St Lucia
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Unique design: poetic architecture, serene atmosphere, pure quality, maximum convenience challenges for an unforgettable visit. The most exclusive newly build guesthouse in St. Lucia is totally different regarding architecture and exclusivity. Minimalistic with a warm atmosphere. Big luxury rooms (50m2 each), a fantastic view into the garden and Wetlands Park with all the birds and animals, the silence, a beautiful large swimming pool and warm Dutch hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German and 1 more
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rcraig469314 wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Had a 5 night stay at Serene Estate over the recent Heritage Day long weekend, and what a pleasure. Its a piece of heavenly tranquility and modern class that made the 7 hour road trip from Joburg worth it. The location is perfect - fronting directly onto the lush green parkland on a quiet street away from the busy main road through St Lucia, but close enough that its a 10 minute walk to any of the restaurants in town. The rooms are very spacious, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Bed was super comfy and bathroom had double basins and a great shower. Best feature, though, was the view from the patio outside the room - we watched duikers, bushbuck, crested guinea-fowl, tons of birds and cute bush-babies, while sitting and having a glass of wine. Wonderful! Breakfast was a feast. Fresh fruit, Juice, yogurts, cereals, cold meats and cheeses, a generous bread basket (great croissants!) and eggs to order. Nice coffee, too. Enough to get us through till dinner while we explored the park up to Cape Vidal or lazed on the main beach at St Lucia Olga was a perfect hostess, and I can wholeheartedly recommend Serene estate. It really lives up to its name!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Olga Bilderbeek, Owner at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse
Responded Oct 9, 2020
Thank you for this fantastic review. I also enjoyed having you as guests in our guesthouse. We certainly hope that we will see you again in St Lucia. Regard, Olga
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Mizrachnad wrote a review Sep 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
My husband and I decided to do a road trip once we were allowed to travel out of Gauteng. St. Lucia was suggested by a friend for all it's beauty it has to offer. We chose Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse as it looked modern, clean and in beautiful settings (what we needed in Corona times) and it did not disappoint. What also appealed to us was the size of the room we chose leading onto patio and pool area. Olga our host was great and each morning a delicious breakfast was served so beautifully by her and her sweet helper. She gave us the right information on what sights we should see and we did a beautiful walk as well into the nature reserve (which forms part of the Estate) seeing as a bonus beautiful flamingoes. The Guesthouse is well maintained and all your needs are met. It also has a good size swimming pool overlooking the nature reserve and it is so peaceful. We loved our 4 night stay and would definitely recommend if you are visiting St. Lucia and want the best, stay at Serene-estate Boutique guesthouse.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Olga Bilderbeek, Owner at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse
Responded Sep 17, 2020
Dear Mizrachnad. Thank you so much for all the compliments. It was a special experience to have lovely guests again after the lock down. I hope to see you back again another time. Regards, Olga
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atzeverkennis wrote a review Apr 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands112 contributions30 helpful votes
We arrived the day the first 2 cases of COVID were dicovered in St. Lucia. The manager informed us about the consequences (some excursions were cancelled, no alcohol is restaurants after 18h) but also told us about alternatives. She was absolutely wonderful. We were the only guests, and stayed in a large, light room near the pool, with all the facilities one can wish for. Breakfast was abundant. The alternative trips turned out to be very nice and pleasant, and nearby. A great place to visit, hope to be back in better times.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Blue room is great
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Jan de 🐓 wrote a review Mar 2020
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This is an excellent place. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and you have a view on the beautiful garden and the swimming pool. Serene Estate Boutique Guesthouse is situated near the estuary and not far from the towncentre with plenty of good restaurants and giftshops.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Julie L wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had an early morning flight into Durban so arrived at the Serene Estate Guesthouse quite a few hours before check in time. We were met by the Manager who made us very welcome and invited us to stay by the pool in the sunshine until our room was ready. The Serene is a really unique place to stay with lovely rooms which overlook the garden and pool. The Manager was really helpful and gave us lots of information on the local area giving us a map and indicating/advising on things to see and do. Breakfast was amazing with an individual buffet on each table. We had a lovely couple of days here before continuing with our tour in South Africa. A great place to stay when visiting St Lucia.
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Date of stay: March 2020
$110 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include St Lucia Beach (0.7 miles), Amala Massage & Gifts (0.3 miles), and Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thyme Square Coffee & Gift Shop, Braza, and Reef and Dune.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of St Lucia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (3.0 miles).