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Montpelier Plantation & Beach
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Charlestown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Stayed here for one night then stayed one night at Four Seasons.

The thing about this place is that everything seems good at first, but then you realize is not.
private beach - kind of ugly and lame (same with the pool)
property - seems big / pretty but omg there's so many bugs/ mosquitoes.... made my skin so itchy.
we stayed at the villa.. the backyard hot tub looked dirty.
most importantly.. this place is not cheap! with this money, I rather spend it at Four Season where you get the complete experience of a 5 star resort.

The dinner mill is nice, just come to have dinner here, but don't actually stay for the night!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Eunice C
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

Wow, where do I start? My wife and I just came back from 5 (too short) days at Montpelier and without exaggeration the most relaxing getaway we've taken in over 20 years. The grounds are beautiful -- mountain setting taking advantage of peaceful gardens, amazing views, cool breezes, and superb staff. The whole crew -- Jackie, Muffin, Kaddy, Nicholas, Javier, Valarie...--just amazing. No TVs or alarm clocks in the rooms, beautiful and spacious, best-on-the-island food (even the 4 Seasons refugees would rather eat here), local flavor and genuine friendliness everywhere. If you're looking for Club Nevis or nonstop party atmosphere, try something down on the beach. If you just want to get away, really detox from stress of daily life, and rediscover yourself and your partner, this is your place. It's amazing how may repeat guests we encountered, that should tell you a lot about Montpelier. Nevis is a wonderful island (better choice than St Kitts) and Montpelier leaves all other options in the dust. We are already planning our return trip.

Room Tip: All rooms have a great view, we got upgraded to a Plantation Suite but really there are no bad choic...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank Pfreakingk
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

It has been just under a month since we returned from Montpelier Plantation and we are still reliving the experience and longing for a return.

The odd thing is that as beautiful as Montpelier is (gorgeous), and as friendly and helpful as the staff are (stupendous), we only truly 'fell' for the place halfway through our two-week holiday when we realised how relaxed we were, how the staff and guests seemed like friends we'd known forever and how the combination of great food, wine and conversation provided us with fantastic days and evenings.

For those wanting practical information, the Plantation consists of, we would say, 20 rooms and suites all very well appointed within the lush grounds of the hotel. The heart of the hotel during the day is the pool and pool bar and, in the evening, the Great Room where guests congregate before dinner for aperitifs and a chinwag.

The lunch menu is very good, providing a host of light options, the Greek and Caesar salads being especially good. Some reviewers have complained about the dinner being too rich or too 'haut cuisine' but whilst it is termed as a 5-course meal, two of these are an amuse-bouche and coffee and the starter, mains and dessert/cheese are perfectly proportioned. We never left the table feeling overly-full, which is saying something since we cleaned our plates every night, such was the high-quality of the food. We would go as far to say that it was some of the best food we have had in the Caribbean.

During our first week we stayed in a Plantation Room which, as is described on the hotel's website, is simple & elegant. If we were to be overly-critical we would say that it was looking a little tired but it was spotlessly clean, provided all of the amenities one would expect and had a beautiful veranda overlooking the gardens and the sea beyond. It is also absent any TV or internet access ensuring that one slows to the Caribbean rhythm of time very quickly.

For the second week we moved to the Garden Suite, which is one of the newer rooms and is much more our style. Modern clean lines, split level, huge double shower with ceiling 'rain' shower heads, a lovely sitting area inside and a veranda and a gazebo outside.

It would be churlish to mention any specific staff since all were equally fantastic and within a day or so each knew your name, your room number and your preferences (e.g. second glass of wine after lunch when the Scrabble board comes out!). Nothing was too much trouble and with the family-owners very visible throughout the hotel there was a real feeling of being part of something special.

Our only goal before this holiday was to get some serious R&R to get us ready for whatever 2012 will throw at us. To say we achieved our goal would be an understatement - we got the R&R in spadefuls - but we also met some wonderful people, shared a lot of fun and jokes, laughed freely, drank heartily and made many new friends.

PS: We have booked to return in Dec 2012. Woo-hoo!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank JPCLEC
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Very comfortable, quiet, secluded chalets. Superb pool. Staff are absolutely outstanding. Special mention must be made of the beach bar and that barmans Rum Punch. Food was a bit over the top but perfect for once or twice. Could do with an eating alternative, not everyone wants haute cuisine every night

Nevis is a lovely island and the people are very friendly and accomodating

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MBr0x
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Ditto the comment re the "braying upper class Brits," who were fun but slightly annoying. But in the round, they mattered not. The place is beautiful, tranquil and expensive, which is fine. However, if you are going to charge serious fees for rooms, food et al, I'd recommend a few more efficiences - such as putting the price of the dinner on the menu! The cost came as a shock when we saw the final bill. Why not tell the punters in advance what the meal will cost? The pool is lovely. We asked for the lunch menu, which eventually arrived, but no one returned to ask for our order. As for the owner and her son. They appeared slightly stand-offish. When we notified them we were leaving early due to poor weather - we returned to Miami, and four days of cloudless, warm weather - her response was the local weather was improving (it didn't) and there it was. No, "well, too bad - thanks for coming, come back soon..." which is what, presumably a strong management system/thoughtful owner would do.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank marsmars9
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

Pity about the braying upper class Brits, but lovely atmosphere, delightful setting and attentive staff. Watch out for your bill, there were several errors on ours

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Thank cwbees
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

Just a delightful place to stay and unwind, from arrival through departure, with everything handled warmy and professionally. The food is outstanding, the service top notch, and the resort itself is peaceful and beautiful. While the resort is not on the beach, the daily shuttle makes the private and well-equipped (bar, showers, etc.) easy to use--plus it gives you a chance to see the lovely island of Nevis.

Many of the people we met are repeat guests, some for many years. And it is no wonder why--our stay makes us want to be repeat visitors as well!

Room Tip: All the rooms overlook the ocean.
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank runhack
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Address: Pond Hill, Montpelier Estates | P. O. Box 474, Charlestown, Nevis
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Location: Caribbean > St. Kitts and Nevis > Nevis > Charlestown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Charlestown
Price Range: $172 - $622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Montpelier Plantation & Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Montpelier Plantation & Beach is an elegant hideaway in the heart of the Caribbean. Nevis is an unspoiled island with stunning natural beauty. Only 6 miles from the beach, the hotel is idyllically situated 750 feet above the Caribbean Sea in the foothills of Nevis Peak. Surrounded by 60 acres of lush tropical gardens and built around one of the island’s original 18th century sugar plantations, this charming getaway is delightfully secluded. Carefully designed to let the fresh sea air and tranquility connect you to a simpler way of life. This unique getaway proudly offers Relais & Chateaux hospitality including fine wine and food with wellness that is both active and relaxing. ... more   less 
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Montpelier Plantation & Beach Hotel Charlestown
Montpelier Plantation And Beach
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