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Rendezvous Resort
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Castries
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Epic resort had a fantastic honeymoon!”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had a fantastic time all round some of the hi-lights were
the water sports tubing, sailing water skiing, all with tuition
Scuba try out
the champagne bar open until the last couple leaves
hammock on our beach fronted room perfect to relax and watch the sun set

Its also really nice to get waiter service from an all inclusive hotel. All the staff are friendly and ask if there is a way they can make the stay better

Just wish we could have stayed longer but i guess that just means we will have to go back!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

What can I say about the hotel that hasnt been said before. The staff are friendly, the food is good and th.e entertainment is low key. So imagine our dissapointment that after 2 days of arriving in our beach front room, the building renovation started, instead of enjoying the gentle sounds of the waves, we were treated to the sound of hammering and drilling, even if you lay on the beach in front of the rooms, you may as well be on a building site.The beach cottages have been renovated as well. Not so much as an apology from the management either, out of courtesy you would have expected some notification that this was taking place, but to date nothing has been recieved. Very dissapointed, travelling thousands of miles to relax only for this to take place on the doorstep. Also I think the small aircraft have been understated, they are dash 8 and atr prop planes, quite noisy .and some days more frequent than others.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ResortManagementRDV, General Manager at Rendezvous Resort, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Guests
Thank you for your feedback. We regret your disappointment with your stay or any inconvenience you may have expereienced. We note that the disruption you experienced was the only aspect of your stay that did not meet your expectations and we thank you for the positive feedback. Regarding the noise you experienced, we admit that three of the windows in the building you stayed in were being replaced during that time. We apologise for not having informed you of the intended work, we did not intend for this work to be noisy or disruptive and we wish you would have advised us that you were being affected.
We can confirm that the window replacement is now complete. Again, our sincere apologies.
Yhasmine
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Wndlesham
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Have just returned from 3 weeks at the Rendezvous, our third holiday there in the last three years and it just keeps getting better. From the minute you arrive the staff can't do enough for you, they are just amazing. The food is delicious and so varied that you are spoilt for choice at every meal. We used to walk along the lovely beach every morning before breakfast and again in the afternoons. Lots of water sports available for those who want them, also tennis, gym and luxurious spa. Two pools, one with the swim up bar which is obviously the one we used every afternoon!! Room service is excellent and as for the management and staff they are different from any other hotel we've stayed at in the various Caribbean islands, everyone is so smiling and pleasant. The Champagne Bar is lovely and a very popular meeting place in the evenings. Lots of trips you can take in the day but as it was our third time we just chilled out and couldn't believe how the three weeks flew. Thanks to all you lovely people at the Rendezvous and we will certainly see you next year. PS Absolutely lovely to have no TV in our room, sheer bliss.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ResortManagementRDV, General Manager at Rendezvous Resort, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Shelagh66
Many thanks for your glowing review. We appreciate your taking the time to write and more so your strong support of Rendezvous. We enjoyed hosting you over the past three weeks. You both are now like family to the team.
We look forward to your return visit in the coming year. Meanwhile, do take care of each other.
Yhasmine
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went in October 2012 for our honeymoon and we've got such good memories of it. It is pricey but it's not your average holiday. Excellent location, lovely food, great staff. You can do as little or as much as you like. We'd recommend the fishing trip, scuba diving, helicopter transfer and day trip to Le Sport (book in advance & you can eat at Tao - though we wouldn't rate it as highly as Conde Nast!). There was a real mix of ages to the couples who are there from teens to couples in their 70s, this gives it a nice mix.
We would definitely love to return.
Only 2 minor criticisms
-We'd give 'The Trysting Place' a miss as the atmosphere in there isn't great and the food in the buffet restaurant is great so the other restaurant isn't a step up.
-Our room was a little outdated but I think they've all be modernised now

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ResortManagementRDV, General Manager at Rendezvous Resort, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Guests

Many thanks for your kind review. We appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback. You are certainly correct when you say that at Rendezvous you are able to do as much or as little as you care to. We are extremely committed to providing our guests with a world of choices but at the same time respecting their decisions not to participate and simply relax. Our team is trained to encourage our guests to participate but accept when a guest prefers not to.
We are sorry for your disappointtment with the atmosphere in the Trysting Place. We would be grateful if you would provide us some more detail so we may be better able to address your concerns. On the other hand, thank you for your complimnets on the Terrace Restaurant experience and food quality. We know how important food is to an enjoyable holiday experience. Some have the perception that all inclusive resorts do not present quality buffets and we are grateful for your endorsement of ours.
Again, many thanks for your comments.

Yhasmine
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Hookwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Spent a lovely week at the resort and felt suitably relaxed at the end of it. The staff were all very attentive and helpful. Loved the Champagne Bar and lazy river. After breakfast every morning we would have a stroll along the glorious beach and then chill out by the pool with a swim up bar. Would recommend to family and friends

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

First and foremost we enjoyed our holiday with the exception,of a couple of things. The weather in June is not brilliant , although we were assured by our travel agent that all was fine, it will be hot all day etc etc. it wasn't. Secondly this is being pushed as a couples only hotel, but the beach is public, so every day we had hundreds of kids playing football, cricket and just making lots of noise right in front of us, which did spoil the holiday as we wanted to get away from all that. Thirdly, we didn't have a bad meal there, but the choices where limited unless you booked the other restaurant on site.
This holiday was booked for our 30th wedding anniversary but didn't live up to,the hype. It is over priced, for the type of holiday and we have had far better value for money elsewhere in the caribean.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ResortManagementRDV, General Manager at Rendezvous Resort, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Guests
Thank you for your feedback. We note that you stayed in June at the start of the rainy season and we are sorry that the weather was unfavourable. We also note your disappointment with the beach experience. As all beaches on the island are public, locals have access to every beach. Therefore, on a Sunday families may visit the beach. However, this occurs one day out of the week and other days the beach is tranquil and serene with almost no local traffic. It is disappointing that the resort did not meet your staisfaction. We aim to please all of our couples and are always eager to know how we can improve. Please feel free to provide us more details for our consideration and action.
Again, many thanks for your comments.
Yhasmine
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London
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed at Rendezvous in October and we absolutely LOVED it. We wanted an all inclusive hotel that offers a lot and this hotel really does. It has a really good selection of wine, prosecco and spirits available and also a daily "champagne evening" before dinner where a different selections of champagne (or sparkling wine from California etc) was available in the piano bar. Just lovely!
I thought the food was very good, the breakfast buffet was fantastic with eggs made to order and waffles made to order. A big selection of fruit and cereal etc and cooked breakfast. Lunch was delicious, I loved all the fish they had on offer and they also have lots of meat options and salads etc and we really enjoyed dinner too.
I thought the hotel was extremely good value for money as also all the water sports were included - all water-sking etc and even a half day introduction to scuba diving!! The scuba diving was fantastic, they take you through everything in the pool and then take you out to sea for a 20 minute dive, really amazing. You can also do your full certification at the hotel if you wish (you need to pay for this).
There is a lovely little cat at the resort called Ginger who is very clean and friendly, and he is great because he keeps the birds away from the tables at mealtimes.
The best thing about the hotel though is the staff. I travel a lot for work, mostly staying in 5 star hotels and I have to say that Rendezvous is the best service I have ever experienced I think ever. The only other hotel I think that has a similar level of service is Claridges, London. The staff all so friendly, and they all genuinely seem to enjoy their jobs. Everyone in the resort stops and says hello, all the gardeners and cleaning staff included and we loved the friendly nature of the hotel. They are also all very helpful and really go that little bit extra.
The water sports team are really keen to help you improve and help to teach you how to water ski properly, the bar staff remember what you drink each day, the waiting staff are so attentive and your water glass is never empty. We were very very impressed!
We headed down to the south of the island for our other days in St Lucia and although the south is very beautiful indeed, I think if you are looking for a great hotel on a lovely beach with fantastic people and food, then Rendezvous is the place. We are definitely going to book a trip back soon!
One tip - taxis are very expensive. We booked our taxis through PHV Tours (they are so lovely and take you on a little tour if you want to enroute to the hotel!) They are still expensive but cheaper than all the other quotes we had.

Room Tip: We stayed in a garden view room and I really would recommend these. They are newly refurbished and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rendezvous Resort
Address: Malabar Beach, Castries, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Castries
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Castries
#2 Romantic Hotel in Castries
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Castries
#5 Family Hotel in Castries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rendezvous - The Boutique Hotel For Couples. Rendezvous is the only all-inclusive boutique resort in the Caribbean nestled in a tropical garden on a 2-mile stretch of beach, designed for couples who want to spend quality time together in an atmosphere of personalized care. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rendezvous Hotel Castries
Rendezvous Hotel St Lucia
Rendevous St Lucia
Rendezvous Resort St. Lucia/Castries

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