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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Le Gosier, Grande-Terre Island, Guadeloupe

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johnandti...
Cyprus
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Not quite what we expected!”
Reviewed February 2, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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The heading “Les Pieds dans l’eau” which attracted us to the property, (and which we imagined was actually the name of the apartment) evoked thoughts of a charming studio, perhaps perched on the water’s edge, from where we could literally step out each morning on to some soft sand and immerse ourselves in the warm Caribbean. Never having been to Guadeloupe before, and despite scouring the internet, we were hard pressed to find a recommendation for the ideal location. We therefore plumped for this home-from-home apartment at Le Gosier having read that the area is apparently very popular.

Imagine our surprise, if not horror therefore, to find when we met the owner on our arrival, our waterfront paradise was actually flat number 821 on the second floor of Residence des Yuccas, a large and rather sad looking block somewhat reminiscent of a 1980s built prison. To compound our discomfort, we were told that lift had never worked and so we had to lug our cases up two steep flights of stairs. Looking over the internal balcony to the floors below, one could almost imagine inmates tramping round in circles, taking their daily exercise.

Having said all that, for what we paid, apartment 821 actually contained all the furnishings and kitchen equipment that we would have expected. We rather grew to like it as the days went on. It might be more accurate to say that we enjoyed returning to it each evening having visited some of the lovely beaches that the island has to offer. This definitely did not include La Pointe de la Verdure where we were situated. Our first and only venture on to this beach here actually made us feel very sorry for all the other guests from the adjacent hotels, who presumably thought that this was the best that the Caribbean had to offer which included mud, litter and sea water as brown as a cup of gravy.

Prior to our arrival, we contacted the owner and asked if we needed a car during our stay. We were told that this would only be necessary if we wished to explore other parts of the island. Having soon decided that this really was a necessity, we discovered to our amazement that there was not one rental car to be had near Le Gosier, at the airport or, apparently anywhere else. We then spent the second day scouring the whole of Pointe-a-Pitre and did eventually find a rather agéd specimen of a vehicle with 105,000k on the clock and springs sticking out of the driver’s seat.

Of course, none of this can be laid at the pieds of the apartment owner, but we think that all guests should be told that it really is imperative to arrange a hire car with a reputable company long before one’s arrival. “Take the bus like everyone else!” we hear you saying. Ah yes, we often use the bus service in other islands. However, the nice lady at the Bureau de Tourisme told us in a rather embarrassed tone that whilst there is a bus service in Guadeloupe, there are no timetables. “One therefore needs to have extreme patience, optimism and well, hope” she indicated. Not exactly helpful when you are trying to reach somewhere before it closes! Rather like the Himalayan Yeti, intrepid travellers have spoken of seeing buses from time to time but nobody has actually photographed one to prove, beyond doubt, their existence.

We were both perfectly competent to speak in French as required but nonetheless, we found the locals, including those engaged in the tourism industry, to be disinterested bordering on the rude; unhelpful, bordering on the useless and amateur bordering on the incompetent. All this is sad for an island which has much to offer but needs a vast amount of staff training and an enormous facelift for all of its buildings which leaves one with the impression that this particular Department of France has largely been forgotten by the powers that be in Paris.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Feb 4, 2016
Je pense que John et Tina se sont tout simplement trompés de destination. Je trouve la comparaison avec une prison très violente. Ont ils déjà une expérience en matière de prison ? Depuis quand les prisons ont-elles un accès direct à la plage et une vue imprenable sur la mer ? Effectivement chaque appartement porte un numéro, qui y a-t-il de choquant à cela ? Monter deux étages (avec palier à chaque demi étage), quel effort énorme ! Il n’a jamais été question d’ascenseur dans le descriptif. Personne ne s'est jamais plaint de telle manière, bien au contraire, jusqu’à présent tous les voyageurs furent très satisfaits. Je leur conseille la prochaine fois de louer dans un 5 étoiles, mais évidemment le tarif sera nettement supérieur. Concernant les locations de voiture, ils ne peuvent s’en prendre qu’à eux même s’ils n’ont rien prévu à l’avance au plus fort de la saison touristique. Par ailleurs, je leur avais signalé que les horaires de bus sont aléatoires. Rien ne trouve grâce à leurs yeux, ni la Guadeloupe, ni les Guadeloupéens, ni la plage, ni la mer, ni la résidence… le mieux quand on ne sait pas voyager est de rester chez soi !!!
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San Diego, California
Reviewed May 1, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Liked best: the location. the balcony/kitchen/view/dining all in one!
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Management Response
May 14, 2015
Mary et son mari ont été de parfaits vacanciers vraiment très agréables.
Je les remercie d'avoir choisi ma location. Ils seront toujours les bienvenus.
Merci Mary !
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jocer34
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15 reviews
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
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Fabiog196...
Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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villadeni...
Sucy-en-Brie, France
1 review
Reviewed March 2, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Mervyn M
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4 reviews
Reviewed December 29, 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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Armendo10
Paris, France
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 6, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Liked best: la place et la vue
Liked least: pas grande chose
Traveling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
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