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“The perfect place for a quiet getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fleurs des Iles

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Fleurs des Iles
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“The perfect place for a quiet getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2009

My family of three loved our Easter week stay at Fleurs des Iles. Although this hotel is (incredibly) only a two-star, it fully merits the previous five-star reviews on Tripadvisor. The hotel is located two kilometres north of the small town of Deshaies and about 40 kilometres from Pointe a Pitre and the airport, on the more mountainous and scenic half (Grande Terre) of Guadaloupe. It comprises a semi-circle of 20-odd bungalows aligned around a tropical garden and swimming pool, just 100 metres behind the beautiful, golden beach of Grande Anse.

The bungalows are cute, colourfully decorated and immaculate, both inside and out. Inside there is a main bedroom, a decent-sized bathroom and a small second bedroom which has a single bed, a bunk bed or both, depending on the bungalow. The second bedroom also contains shelves for clothes and storage. The smaller bedroom is fine if you have no kids or (like us) just one, but would be rather cramped for two or more children. The airconditioning is quiet and efficient. The front third of the bungalow consists of an open eating/sitting area and well-equipped kitchen, which is very pleasant as it looks over the beautiful, flower-filled garden and is discretely screened from neighbours.

There is no restaurant in the hotel but this is not a problem. Around 700 am each morning a well-stocked baker's van calls at the hotel, with excellent French bread, patiseries and even quiches. At lunchtime there are half-a-dozen restaurants to choose from along the beach, just five minutes walk away. Nearly all of those are shut in the evening, but then there is a van selling excellent takeaway pizzas parked on the main road, or a decent takeaway "traiteur" called Creole Passion, 300 metres inland. Alternatively, you can always drive to one of the harbour-side restaurants in Deshaies (a hire car is pretty essential here). Another big plus is free internet access for guests in the hotel reception.

The best thing about this hotel is the location. Very light sleepers may notice an occasional farmyard animal (including an over-enthusiastic cockerell) or the distant rumble of a lorry on the mainroad, but the overwhelming impression is one of peace and tranqulity. It is so pleasant to be able to stroll barefoot from bungalow to the pool and beach, with no road to cross or stairs to take. The pool is not particularly large but was often empty and never had more than five or six people in or around it. The beach is also peaceful. Even on the Easter weekend, it was uncrowded and spacious.

In conclusion, anyone looking for animation and night life should consider one of the large hotels on the flatter wing of the island (Grande Terre). For those seeking a peaceful getaway in tropical surroundings, Fleurs des Iles is the perfect place.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2009

My family has been vacationing in Guadeloupe for years and the past 5 times I've gone, we have stayed here. Each year it seems to be better than the last and is always more beautiful than I remember. The owners are wonderful. The bungalows are Very clean. The beach is close. There are great daytime activities if you do not want to sit on the beach and if you do want to sit on the beach, it is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been too.
If you do go, make sure you check out Chez Sammy's, a restuarant at the very far end of the beach. Best food I've ever had.

  • Liked — proximity to the beach
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2008

We spent a week at Fleurs Des Iles in December 2007 .
All their little bungalows are in a beautiful tropical garden with direct access to Grand Anse beach ( one of the best beaches in Guadeloupe ) . There are only two vacation properties on the beach ,so it really is something special . The property also has a pool for hotel guests.

The hotel staff was very friendly, the atmosphere was very relaxed .
We loved our bungalow , it was neat and nicely painted and decorated and clean .
The place has two stars , so do not expect a lot of luxury but several small things showed that they staff really cared such as
fresh towels on demand , which is not usual in a rented apartment, a shelf of books for the guests , a pool party while we were there with free drinks and fingerfood , we could stay in our apartment till late on the day of departure free of charge, free internet access during office hours .
Every morning the baker passes by by car, so you can get fresh bread and croissants.
We staid there during low season and we thought it was really worth the price, bear in mind the prices vary greatly between low and high season .
The bungalow has a little room with two bunkbeds for children, but that room is also the only place where to store your luggage
so we can only recommend it with very small children but it is perfect for a couple .

  • Liked — Location in the tropical garden directly at the beach
  • Disliked — There was no wardrobe , we used the second room for luggage
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fleurs des Iles
Address: Plage Grande-Anse, Deshaies 97126, Guadeloupe
Location: Caribbean > Guadeloupe > Basse-Terre Island > Deshaies
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Ranked #6 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Deshaies
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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