We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“enjoyed our stay”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Karibea Camelia Residence
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Trois-Ilets
A TripAdvisor Member
26
Reviewed August 21, 2004

My wife and I booked the Karibea from the listings and were not disappointed. It was exactly what we expected. Early July -2004

The hike up is a bit daunting but we are in good shape and in our 60s and 50s. (I would not recommend this for the elderly or especially if you are not fit.) We arrived by taxi of course- from the ferry in Fort de France and the staff were welcoming and pleasant. The front desk can speak a little English and I speak French. There are clean public washrooms off the foyer.

The breakfasts-buffet style in the morning were very plentiful and varied. We enjoyed the spaciousness and cleanliness of the dining area. The pool just below was in use and never crowded. Its a splendid location for short stays . Restaurant and hotel staff were pleasant.

The hotel rooms were plain but comfortable, clean and fairly well maintained, and airconditioned. The shutter style windows over the doors were without screens .We had no bug problem,though.
The toilet /washroom /shower was fine although the unscreened bathroom window was stuck in an open position which we found was not an uncommon situation in several hotels on our three week holiday.

Taking one's luggage up to the second floor is only accomplished by walking and climbing on moderately steep and moderaterly wide tiled staircases. It was a challenge as it is a very warm humid climate.
The elderly shouldn't attempt this hotel as it doesn't have an elevator nor bus boys to help. We had two heavy soft suitcases each as we were travelling and sailing as well and it was a struggle with that.

The view from our room and the nice balcony to sit out on especially lovely in the evening, was an added plus.

The hotel price was moderate and reasonable although in American $ or Euros which for the Canadian tourist is still at a currency disadvantage.

Good parking for cars but a steep entrance off the lower road .

We would recommend it for couples, families and the older but 'fit' hotel clientel who don't mind steep and long 10 -15 minutes walks down or UP the hill back to the hotel. We saw numerous families at the hotel- and in the pool .

Location : Easy walk down to:
The village-Trois Ilets , below --is full of restaurants and stores, other very expensive hotels and docks and small ports; the good beach half the way there is worth the walk and easy to access.

Easy arrival by small ferry boat from Fort De France. (Don't take the TAXI - it was 60 $ USF )

The Navette-powerful fast launch trip from Ft. de France to a pier just below the Karibea hotel -5-10 minutes walk. The Navette cost was about 6 EURO one way or 7.50 aller-retour ( both ways ) each.
There are two ports for the ferry /navette- one close to the beach and the Karibea and the other in the small town of Trois Islets in the main small harbour- Both run frequently -every half an hour.
J.P.

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (135)
There are newer reviews for Karibea Camelia Residence
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

15 - 21 of 135 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
USA
16
Reviewed June 13, 2004

I stayed at the Camelia for 3 days and 2 nights last month. It's a slight hike up a hill from Anse Mitan, so be prepared. When I arrived to check-in, the manager-on-duty was slightly rude and condescending, especially when I asked if he spoke English. He also seemed unhappy that I hadn't brought a copy of my online receipt.

My room was on the top floor and had a balcony with gorgeous views of Fort-de-France and the bay. There was air conditioning and a tv that had 3 local channels. The room was sparsely decorated, and the mattress sank in the middle. Our bathroom light didn't work, but after I notified the front desk, it was replaced quickly.

The Hotel Camelia is definitely a budget hotel, but the low cost and views made it worthwhile. I'd suggest staying here if you don't mind visiting other hotels and properties for their beaches and views. Also, it rains often in Martinique, so bring an umbrella!

6  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 days ago
Google Translation

  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank labourgmaria
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Google Translation

Room Tip: Seule les chambres des 2ème et 3ème étage ont une vue sur la mer
  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Ludmy14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Equipe_Karibea, Responsable relations clients at Karibea Camelia Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Google Translation

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Google Translation

  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Nynao73
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Equipe_Karibea, Responsable relations clients at Karibea Camelia Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Google Translation

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 23, 2017
Google Translation

  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Seb97224
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Equipe_Karibea, Responsable relations clients at Karibea Camelia Residence, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017
Google Translation

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 4, 2017
Google Translation

Room Tip: Hôtel à éviter!
  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank pdupont97
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Equipe_Karibea, Responsable relations clients at Karibea Camelia Residence, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017
Google Translation

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Trois-Ilets
0.6 mi away
Hotel La Pagerie
Hotel La Pagerie
#1 of 11 in Trois-Ilets
1,067 reviews
0.5 mi away
Residence du Village Creole
Residence du Village Creole
#5 of 11 in Trois-Ilets
127 reviews
0.8 mi away
Carayou Hotel & Spa
Carayou Hotel & Spa
#4 of 11 in Trois-Ilets
712 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Hotel Bambou
Hotel Bambou
#3 of 11 in Trois-Ilets
764 reviews
5.2 mi away
Diamant Beach
Diamant Beach
#1 of 4 in Le Diamant
309 reviews
1.4 mi away
Domaine de l'Anse Ramier
Domaine de l'Anse Ramier
#6 of 11 in Trois-Ilets
65 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Karibea Camelia Residence? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Karibea Camelia Residence

Address: Les Hauts de l'Anse Mitan, Trois-Ilets 97229, Martinique
Location: Caribbean > Martinique > Arrondissement of Le Marin > Trois-Ilets
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Trois-Ilets
Price Range: $64 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Karibea Camelia Residence 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Karibea Camelia residence, located in the upper part of Anse Mitan, offers stunning views over the bay of Fort-de-France, considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The discrete charm of this hotel will transport you to a haven of peace and quiet, and is just 10 minutes' walk from the tourist center of 3 ilets. Activities The proximity of the 3 ilets town center means that you can take advantage of all the amenities of this tourist site: numerous shops and boutiques, restaurants and bars as well as a marina and a casino. For golf enthusiasts, the 18 hole golf course, located in the countryside surroundings of the 3 ilets park, is just a few kilometers from the residence. Several outings are also within walking distance from the residence, such as le musee de la Pagerie, the sugar cane museum or le village de la Poterie. Accommodation Standard Room There are 23 air-conditioned rooms available, four of which have a beautiful view of the residence's gardens and one is equipped for the disabled. Some rooms also have a wonderful view of the sea, perfect for a moment of rest and relaxation. There is a TV, telephone and refrigerator in all of the rooms. Classic Studio We have 26 studios (23 sqm) with balcony overlooking the residence's gardens or directly overlooking the sea All our studios are air-conditioned and equipped with kitchen, TV and telephone. This accommodation is ideal for customers looking for independence and peace and quiet for their holidays. Family Studio Family studios all have a balcony overlooking the residence's gardens or directly overlooking the sea Each studio is air-conditioned and equipped with kitchen, TV and telephone. These studios are perfect for families wishing to spend some time exploring the area together. The 26 Family studios include:- 10 small communicating flats which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children- 1 double bed (160 cm) and 2 single beds (90 cm) Dining When you arrive at the residence our welcome cocktail offered to all customers will put you in the holiday mood straight away! Start your day with a panoramic view over the bay of Fort-de-France ... You can then take your breakfast every day on the residence's restaurant terrace. The bar is also reserved for all hotel guests. Activities Complimentary services Throughout your stay you can relax in a sun bed by the pool, or enjoy the residence's facilities which include pool and table tennis. The whole of the residence is also equipped with wireless internet which is free for our customers. Paid Services The beautiful beaches of Pointe du Bout are only 15 minutes' walk from the residence where you will find lots of fun activities: pedal boats, water skiing, windsurfing, fun board, hobby cat, jet ski, etc. For all golf lovers and also beginners, the Golf des Trois-Ilets, located 5 minutes from the residence in beautiful surroundings, has an 18-hole course as well as an introduction course for beginners. In the evening, the village of la Pointe du Bout provides great entertainment with its restaurants, nightclubs, bars and casinos. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Fastbooking, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, Travelocity, HotelQuickly, Hotwire and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Karibea Camelia Residence reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Karibea Camelia Residence Trois Ilets
Karibea Camelia Residence Martinique/Trois-Ilets

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing