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Village Inn & Spa at Rodney Bay
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Gros Islet
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

Definitely recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a welcoming, clean, and local resort. The staff are friendly; the rooms are clean and spacious. When we had arrived, after a long day of traveling, we opened our door to our hotel room to find a bed covered in fresh flowers and a bottle of chilled champagne! Also, I would recommend doing the inclusive plan… the food and drinks were both amazing. The hotel even packed us a “picnic” to take with us to sight-see. They were also very helpful in all of the activities that we did. They set up our tickets for the excursions, contacted the taxi- whether boat or car, and they gave us some worth-while suggestions of some of our favorite adventures. Highly, highly recommend this resort.

Room Tip: We stay in the "Verandah Suite". Had mini-fridge, coffee maker, tv/dvd player, and a nice...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Trinidad
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

My husband and I spent 7 days at this hotel. The rate was excellent so was the service. This hotel is beautifully located just across the street from a very beautiful beach which always has security. The breakfast which comes with the package was always good. We would recommend it to all.

M&M Murphy from Trinidad W.I.

Room Tip: My choice is always a higher room and this was quite good. Honestly all room are good.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fort-de-France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2011

Very nice rooms, especially the ones on the second floor. Really friendly staff.
I enjoyed the swimming pool, the bar located next to it, you can drink very good cocktails, watching golf, tennis, etc. on the bigscreen TV, and enjoy the hamburger.
In the morning, an english breakfast awaits you: sausages, fried bacon, omelettes with chili pepper, if you like it, fruit, toasts...
To summit all up, a really really nice place to spend a relaxing holiday in a stressfree island.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2011

We hadn't reserved a hotel when we landed in St-Lucia. We briefly checked expedia.ca and this hotel was giving us the best deal on the island (this was the end of November). Rodney Bay is about 1h30 drive from the main airport. We got to the hotel quite late, but the next day were amazed at the beauty surrounding us and the fact the hotel was practically, across a beautiful beach.
We took a standard room with continental breakfast. The rooms are good, spacious, but if you want a fridge to store some food (eating out is very very expensive), you have to pay extra. Also, the hotel hasn't been renovated in a while, so some things might be broken in your room. We had to change at some point because the A/C was not working. In the new room, the shower was constantly leaking. But hotels are super expensive in St-Lucia, so keeping in mind that we were right by the beach, we were quite happy to stay where we were.
Beach towels are provided, cleaning service is great, and we could use the hotel wifi, which was a huge plus.
The hotel itself is about a 10-min walk from the center of the little village, where you'll find a few restaurants, cafes, and a grocery store (life-saver!).
IF you do stay there, don't forget to walk all along the beach and walk up the mountain - the view is spectacular!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2011

My husband and I went to St. Lucia for our honeymoon and stayed at the Village Inn. The staff was pleasant, the hotel was in a great location. It didn't offer any of the major luxuries that you can find at other resorts throughout the island but it did offer something those other resorts do not and that's some peace and relaxation.

Rodney Bay is a recommended location to stay as it's near by many restaurants, the beach, and shopping. The drive from the airport though is a little unnerving as the roads are have many turns and they are still recovering from the hurricane that went through there about a year ago.

We had some bug issues in our room, but they made many efforts to correct the issues and you kind of come to expect it at a tropical island. The beds are a little uncomfortable but we stayed in a Junior "suite" which basically gave us a little extra space in our room but that was about it. We met another couple who had issues with there air conditioning but ours worked just fine.

If you book through TAN you are required to pay for the meal plan which only allows you breakfast, lunch, and dinner... it is isn't very "all inclusive" because they do limit how much you can eat but NOT how much you can drink. You have to try there rum punch... it's the best on the island. The food is good... especially the banana crepes! yummm

Say hi to the hotel cat... Mike. He's the orange friendly one :)

I may stay again if the price is right, but maybe try somewhere else just because there are so many options. I wouldn't say it's bad it's just okay.

Advice for the offseason: It is VERY quiet, but you do get the beach to yourself mostly. The locals can tend to be a little more aggressive in "selling" whatever it is they have that day because business for them is so slow. There will be rain... it's a rain forest but enjoy the liquid sunshine.

Advice for things to do: You have to zipline, take a catamaran cruise, go to Soufreire, and check out the views from the fort on Pigeon Island!

Room Tip: go during the off season and request an upgraded room. "Junior Suite"
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

This was a wonderful establishment to stay in for my birthday celebration trip (or for any other possible reason!).
From start to departure I found the staff to be absolutely beyond reproach. I am a fairly seasoned traveler, with standards yes, and considerable flexibility because places and cultures are understandably different. My standards were exceeded and done in a quite enjoyable St. Lucian-style. This staff provided personalized service with a smile and consideration - they quickly figured out they should put a pot of coffee on my breakfast table because of my appetite for more than one cup (or two :-) ). Because I rarely meet a 'stranger' I was afforded the opportunity of many short conversations with the staff which just added to my sense of comfort.
The room and grounds were aesthetically pleasing - vibrant colors, well-groomed, clean-very clean. My room was spacious enough for my needs with a really cool expanded sitting room where one could relax (MORE), read, watch the pool and bar area from afar.
The inclusion of medium sized refridgerator, spacious bathroom, sufficient closet space made it a great place to be able to hang your hat or remove the heels.
Nestled in Rodney Bay just made the hotel even better. The sea was just a matter of footsteps away. Walking the main drag would allow you to find many a good-to-great restaurant and lead you to a 'high-end-of-mall' and wonderful super market. For those who might worry about personal security, I felt absolutely safe . . . Luchan style is about a smile in my experience.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Georgetown, Guyana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2011

If you are on a budget and looking for a great place to stay, then you should check with the Village Inn and Spa. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The sheets were clean and so were the pillows and the beds were very comfortable. The rooms were cleaned and towels changed everyday and they also give us beach towels to go horse back riding along the beach without us even asking, we also got towels to use by the pool and for bathing by the beach. Noticed some persons complaining about the noise from the bar next to the hotel, however, this is not true as we stayed in the last room (64) on the ground floor and once we closed our door we couldn't hear anything. The AC worked well so did the television. We had a safe, spacious closet and drawers, iron and ironing board, tea, coffee and hair dryer in the room. They also had free access to the internet 24/7 and guards on duty 24/7 too. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Village Inn & Spa at Rodney Bay
Address: Reduit Beach | Rodney Bay Village, Gros Islet 3050, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Gros Islet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Gros Islet
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Gros Islet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Village Inn & Spa at Rodney Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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