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“Cosy little hotel close to the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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The Ginger Lily Hotel
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Gros Islet
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Cosy little hotel close to the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Very cosy little hotel, close to the beach and with a very friendly atmosphere. The pool area was lovely and there were a good selection of restaurants close by. The beach was just across the road and was beautiful. The only drawback was the breakfast which was very uninspiring. Staff were fantastic! Highly recommended.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room on the top floor - nicer views!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Bellsan
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NYC
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This place is a great if you are not looking for a mega all inclusive experience. It's immaculately clean, just steps from the beach and several good dining options are close by. You can read the room descriptions in the other reviews but its worth mentioning that the tiled bathrooms are the biggest I have seen in a small hotel and the patio/balcony hammocks are a great touch.Grounds are nicely landscaped with tropical plants and well kept. Pool is small but as previous reviewer notes, you will most likely have it all to yourself. The staff is friendly enough but were slow to respond to our observation that the shower was draining slowly, probably due to blockage by beach sand. Won't recommend if you have young children as there are no activities or babysitting services. This is a pleasant, quiet, boutique type bed and breakfast for independent travelers.

Room Tip: Room #4 walks directly out to the patio and pool area. Shaded from afternoon sun by large tree. Some...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank INDIH
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Horley, Surrey
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48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I took my husband to the Ginger Lily for 10 days in January to celebrate his 60th birthday. We are not fans of all-inclusive resorts, and as independent travellers were looking for somewhere small and quiet. The hotel was everything we expected - about a dozen rooms arranged courtyard style in a lovely tropical garden around a small pool. Our room had a high ceiling, was spacious, comfortably furnished and clean. The bathroom had an enormous walk-in shower. The well-equipped kitchen area was a bonus, allowing us to store drinks and food in the good sized fridge. The inclusive breakfast was adequate and cooked items were available at extra charge. We found the hotel perfectly located, only 2 minutes from the beach and with a wide choice of restaurants 5-10 minutes walk away. The only downside for us was the arrival of a family with three very young, noisy, boisterous children, who seemed to take their cue from their equally loud parents, making relaxing on our patio or by the pool impossible when they were around. This was one of the reasons we had steered clear of a large all-inclusive resort! Having read many reviews about the hotel being a haven of peace and tranquilty, we were surprised by the family's presence as the hotel has no facilities for young children, but we subsequently learnt they were relatives/friends of the owner. Speaking of the owners, if they were there during our stay they did not make themselves known, which is surprising for such a small establishment. The reception and other staff were very pleasant and helpful and never failed to say hello. We were grateful for the late check-out which, given that we had to change rooms, was at no extra charge. This obviously helped to end our stay on a high note. Had it not been for the noisy family, my review would without doubt have been "excellent".

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sharon B
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Back again with my wife for another totally relaxing stay.
We visited some other hotels on the island on this trip with a view to perhaps staying somewhere else, but can honestly say that for us the Ginger Lily is the best.
All the detailed info. you can read on the other posts.
And special thanks to Virgin for your happy and professional attitude - your help was greatly appreciated ( Phil & Shirley).
ps had to laugh about the review saying the frogs were too loud!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 Thank pip268
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Sicklerville, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stayed at the hotel Jan. 27 - January 30th in 2013. We met the owners of the hotel and they were very friendly and accommodating. The staff was very responsive and helpful with recommendations for eating places. Our room had a large balcony with a hammock which overlooked the pool. The hotel is a hidden jewel. We rented a car and drove around the island and it was wonderful to come back in the early evening to The Hotel Ginger Lily. The location is within walking distance to several fine restaurant and you can return to enjoy a drink around the pool. The sounds of the "peepers" at night never interfered with our sleeping as it reminded us of the sounds heard back home in the spring. The entire island is alive with the sounds of the "peepers" at night. We would highly recommend this hotel and hope to go back at the end of the year. Lynn & Mark New Jersey

Room Tip: We were on the second floor and it was a large room with refrigerator, large bathroom and ceiling fa...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank lynn w
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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

On our arrival, one of the staff gave us the keys. As soon as we went inside of the room, there was a musty smell. It seemed run down.... The T.V didnt work, one of the fan didnt work. That night we went to Spinnakers which was a very nice restaurant. When it was around 11pm we decided to go to sleep. The only problem was, all night long there was this chirping noise.... We thought it was birds! It was actually frogs! We couldnt fall asleep and we didnt get any sleep that night....

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Patrick R
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

On our arrival my girlfriend cut her finger, the hotel didn't have any bandages or first aid kit available at the front desk and the receptionist wouldn't call the duty manager to unlock the office because it was "after hours" @ 17:30. It was also a public holiday that day so we had no alternatives available to us.

The second letdown came at breakfast the next day. I had specifically booked this hotel because the price included a continental breakfast in the price. When we sat down for breakfast and the lady serving breakfast presented us with three options.
Option 1 - Tea/Coffee & Toast (Included in the price I paid but the lady serving proceeded to argue with me that this was complimentary for about 10 mins. When I pay a bit more for a room with breakfast included I really don't think the hotel should have the cheek to try and say they are giving it away for free as complimentary.)
Option 2 - An additional EC$22 per head for the breakfast I thought I was getting when I booked.
Option 3 - An additional EC$33 for a full meal.

Room score 7/10
Location score 8/10
Value score 7/10
Staff Score 2/10 (the housekeeping and cleaning team were very friendly - just front desk / admin not up to scratch)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Property: The Ginger Lily Hotel
Address: Rodney Bay | P.O. Box cp 6013, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Gros Islet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Gros Islet
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gros Islet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ginger Lily Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel cushions the seafront of one of the island's most exotic beaches, Reduit Beach located within Rodney Bay Village. The hotel comprises of eleven luxury rooms. Four superior deluxe, four sea view rooms and three executive suites. Each are superbly furnished with fridge, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, ceiling fan and wall-to-wall shower, queen and sofa bed, clock radio and an in room safe. The executive rooms are fully furnished with separate dining and kitchen facilities. ... more   less 
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Ginger Lily Gros Islet
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