Stayed at the Espoir for one and a half weeks during Christmas and New Years. If you're looking for an all-inclusive place to stay with spa treatments and god-knows-what go to the East Winds Inn or the Windjammer Landing Resort. Apartment Espoir is for individualists that can sustain themselves. We had the studio which was perfectly fine with a small kitchenette that had everything you needed, a bathroom big enough to definitely not get lost in and a balcony with a nice view of the garden, the hills north of the capital and the ocean. Within a mere 5 minutes you're down at Labrelotte Bay beach and everything else you just get to by car. Getting used to driving on the 'wrong' side of the road was actually easier than we thought. Finding Espoir at first was a bit tricky though, because some of the signs that should lead the way were nowhere to be seen. I'd suggest replacing them if they haven't been replaced already, since the mark on Google Maps is wrong.
As for the owners, Sabine and Keith are perfect hosts. Not only will they host you, but help you in any way thinkable if you need help. If you want to be left alone they'll do that just as well. You should however not be intimidated by dogs. Although they are pretty sizeable they are very friendly, bordering on the affectionate.
Did we like the place? Well, certainly. Would we recommend it? Without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apartment Espoir, a unique experience, The 11 fully self contained apartments (clean, light, friendly Caribbean colors, well equipped), fantastic view overlooking the Caribbean Sea, lush garden, beautiful palm fringed sandy beach, great service, warm friendly atmosphere, English & German speaking, great unforgettable tours, home away from home. Don't just Dream it! Do it! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apartment Espoir Hotel Castries
- Apartment Espoir St. Lucia/Castries