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Bel Jou Hotel

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St. Lucia's wonderful, adults only hotel. Boasting stunning views over Castries and out across the gorgeous ocean from its setting atop a lush, tropical hillside, the 4-star Bel Jou provides a tranquil, tropical retreat for today's adult and senior travelers, free from the distractions of the more overrun resorts. With many opportunities for sightseeing and sampling island life, the hotel's relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a leisurely holiday or a lively Caribbean experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Free shuttle or taxi services
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Rooftop bar
Karaoke
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Massage
Adults only
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
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Makeda T wrote a review 11 Apr
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Went on a solo birthday trip and had such a great time. My first night there, I slept like a baby. The staff were the loveliest, and they ensured that I was having a good time. I definitely enjoyed my stay at the hotel. I’ll be back soon for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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SLandsborough wrote a review 9 Apr
Essex, United Kingdom27 contributions31 helpful votes
What a fantastic holiday. Bel Jou can’t be faulted for its excellent service, delicious food and great entertainment. Being a smaller hotel, there’s a lovely atmosphere and staff go out of their way to ensure you have a perfect stay. The views are stunning and the resort is spotlessly clean. We stayed in a garden bungalow which was comfortable and quiet. We would highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Max J wrote a review 6 Apr
Birmingham, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely hotel, great staff - everyone so friendly... Thanks to Dean, GM for the cocktail party - Jahfree for entertaining us, and the pilates and aqua sessions, and Sam, F&B Manager and her team for the delicious food! Worth a trip - nothing is too much trouble
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Toddy536 wrote a review 5 Apr
Street, United Kingdom53 contributions55 helpful votes
Lovely staff and very clean hotel. They do their utmost to make sure that you have a great time. The hotel is on a hill which gives a wonderful view of the town, the port and the sea. It means you will have amazing sunsets every night as the veranda bar and restaurant overlooks the bay. The rooms are clean, comfortable and the house keeping is excellent. The towels and sheets are regularly changed. The entertainment is great. Yoga, Pilates and aqua aerobics are all available. Plus two pools, a gym, coffee shop with mini library and nightly activities; these include BBQ with steel band and fire eaters, plus a casino night. Great place to stay. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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paulas wrote a review 5 Apr
Wokingham, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a great holiday at the Bel Jou, we stayed in a garden bungalow which was perfect, very spacious with a good bathroom and patio with table and chairs. The rooms are cleaned every day and fresh towels whenever you request them. The self service restaurant worked well for us, you can choose whatever you like. Our favourtie area was the roof top bar where we spent most evenings. As mentioned before the staff are fantastic, too many to mention. The only reason we gave 4 stars instead of 5 was because of the location of the hotel, whilest we knew when booking it wasnt by the beach we did feel a bit shut in and although there is a shuttle bus to the beach and market this has to be booked so you must decide in advance what you want to do. We wont return for this reason but would not hesitate if it was beside the beach
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Date of stay: March 2024
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hobby holidays wrote a review 3 Apr
East Anglia96 contributions119 helpful votes
This lovely little place must be the best kept secret in the hotel world! Previous reviewers have covered most of the excellent benefits so I'll just say that we should keep it quiet. We wouldn't want it to get spoiled, would we? I have returned many times over the years and am never disappointed. The staff are aware that I travel solo and they always look after me.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Valerie F wrote a review 3 Apr
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom9 contributions9 helpful votes
What a lovely hotel Small enough to feel noticed and the grounds are extensive enough to have your own space and never feel crowded What really makes the hotel are the people that work there They were all amazing so friendly and nothing too much trouble The rooms are spacious with glorious views from the balcony Lovely and clean Thank you to everyone who works at Bel Jou for the wonderful time we all had
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: I travelled with 2 vegetarians The hotel was very accommodating and they were able to pre order a...
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Jo&Rick wrote a review 2 Apr
Rotherham, United Kingdom119 contributions103 helpful votes
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We visited BEL JOU Hotel for 14nights in March with Kenwood travel. We selected an ocean view room as this was in celebration of our 15 year wedding anniversary. The room had a really lovely view over Castries and the sea and the balcony stayed right in the sun till 5pm ish. The room itself had 2 double beds which was a bit strange as these rooms were more expensive yet the garden rooms had a super king bed. The first thing I’d change if I were in management would be to add superkings to these rooms as there was no need for a second bed. The room was always clean, as was the bathroom and plenty of room for hanging/storing clothes. At this stage it’s worth saying we were underwhelmed with the decor and the bathroom was dated with a need to add new shower units as it leaked after use and the sink was cracked all around. The price may reflect the standard of bedroom however it wouldn’t take too much to update furniture etc as well as the entrance doors to the rooms. The air con was very effective and actually took away the sound of any background noise as this is in a residential area with a few dogs barking at night. The staff as everyone has mentioned are really helpful and friendly and will assist wherever they can. Taxis can be booked easily and Elton the local taxi man is happy to pick up and drop off at all times. The 2 pool areas were always clean with plenty of loungers. We sunbathed at the lower pool which had plenty of parasols and the self service bar was always kept topped up. Another suggestion here would be that the loungers are spread out more as some are packed like sardines. Also there are a few sets of plastic tables and chairs that just look old and for a small amount of money could be updated to make the pool area look more contemporary. The bar and food at Lulu’s cabana was well used and a lovely selection of cocktails and soft drinks. Also good to have this open after the buffet closes as you may be on an excursions and return late. During our stay the guests were mainly British and we met lots of lovely couples which really added to the holiday experience. The general manager Dean was always visible around the hotel and happy to chat which was nice. The food in the buffet was always varied, lovely salads, soups and local food as well as desserts. We also visited the Hummingbird restaurant twice which was a nice experience although we found the service slower if booking later in the evening. Staff were a real selling point of this hotel, from Brendan, Shanel, Tinka, Princess and Nicol to many more we don’t have a name for (gardeners, maintenance, housekeeping) and of course Jahfree the entertainment and activities guy. We would certainly recommend this hotel however wouldn’t personally return mainly due to the dated bedrooms and overall pool area. Also the beach was a short shuttle ride away and although we visited twice it didn’t make sense to be down there spending money on food and drink when we had paid for an all inclusive. Although the view down at the beach was much better than round the pool. The gym was adequately equipped and we popped in most mornings for a brief workout although the air con was broken throughout our stay so it got warm in there. The evening entertainment was good: BBQ Night being a favourite. Overall this hotel is definitely worth a visit and you can do so on a reasonable budget
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Theresa R wrote a review 1 Apr
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Bel Jou is a lovely hotel set on the side of a big hill overlooking the sea with stunning views due to its elevated location. Although not a beachfront hostel, there is a regular shuttle to take guests down to the beach and local town. Food was delicious and had local options to try every day as well as a grown up selection of mains - no beige food! It's a relaxing hotel, not party party, but there was nightly entertainment- usual kind of hotel fayre - but I enjoyed the Caribbean night best. The staff are all lovely and very helpful which made our stay even more pleasant. There are lots of stairs,no lifts, so if you have mobility issues it's not likely the hotel will work for you although you can get from the bungalows to the top pool and bar/restaurant via ramps so those are a little more accessible. We had a lovely stay so I'd recommend the bel jou if you can't afford Jade Mountain ;-)
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kurt I wrote a review Mar 2024
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Where do I begin? The stay at Bel Jou was incredible. The setting is so beautiful and relaxing, with luscious gardens well tended by the groundskeepers, incredible sea views and overlooking Castries’ lights at night. Two key elements really make this hotel incredible. We had ‘partial sea view’ rooms, these were spacious and clean, although may benefit from an update soon. Both of these had two beds, large closets and nice bathrooms but the best part was watching the sunset from the terrace. The amenities at Bel Jou were partly what drew us to it, having the Veranda buffet restaurant overlooking the gardens, sea and Castries, the rooftop bar with even more views, the Hummingbird and la carte restaurant, two pool areas and more such as table tennis area. The amenities did not disappoint. The hillside location means you aren’t directly beachfront which is what I would normally look for, but there are plenty of free shuttles to the local beach (Vigie beach) which has free lounge chairs for the guests, beautiful stretch of sand, amenities such as washrooms and bars but best of all, it is not full of boats in front of the beach like you get at Anse Chastanet and Sugar Beach. The fact the hotel is on the hillside means you get the glorious views and a more relaxing experience overall. To add to this experience I had a 30 minute massage at the sugar cane spa on-site which I would highly recommend. The hotel is the smallest All-Inclusive on the island but it has to be one of the best because of its size. It is adults only but it is perfect for solo travellers, couples and adult families visiting. It does not have elevators/lifts so there are plenty of steps given the hillside location so bear that in mind if visiting. The views are incredible, the rooms very comfortable, the amenities fantastic but what really made the experience so fantastic and forever memorable was the food/drinks and the team at the Bel Jou. The food prepared by head Chef Alvin and his team was consistently delicious, full of variety and flavour. They even use their own-grown items from the garden. The quality of the food was reflected across the Verandah buffet and the Hummingbird a-la-carte. We had the opportunity to meet Alvin during a Creole cooking masterclass and experience first hand his passion and talent for cooking. The best part about our stay at the Bel Jou? That has to be the team. I cannot name them all but genuinely every person at the hotel made us feel so welcome and so happy at every interaction from General Manager Dean La Force, Naila and team at the front desk, security and more. I celebrated my birthday at the a-la-carte Hummingbird restaurant and had a great time thanks to Kisha and Kasha. Vionce was so insightful and friendly at the rooftop bar. Tinika and team at Lulu’s Cabana took great care of us making drinks and desserts every day. At the Verandah buffet, all the chefs were incredibly talented, the servers Madrina, Natari, Sam, Shanel, Princess and the entire team made sure we always had a brilliant meal with a smile and island style. Jeffrey was excellent at the guest entertainment and provided us with opportunities such as listening to the best steelpan and drums on the island followed by a fire dance show on our BBQ night. This was our first time visiting St Lucia and I would love to visit again. When I do, I will be staying at the Bel Jou because there is nowhere else I would rather stay thanks to the incredible team working there.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Suitable for those who can handle plenty of steps as there are no elevators/lifts. Worth it for...
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₹18,967 - ₹30,164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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bel jou castries
LOCATION
CaribbeanSt. LuciaCastries QuarterCastries
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bel Jou Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bel Jou Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Immaculate Conception Church (1.1 km), Castries Market (0.9 km), and Derek Walcott Square (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bel Jou Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Bel Jou Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bel Jou Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bel Jou Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Trysting Place, Rendezvous Resort, Malabar Beach Club, and Shawama Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bel Jou Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bel Jou Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Bel Jou Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bel Jou Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bel Jou Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Rodney (8.7 km).
Does Bel Jou Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.