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Rabot Estate, Soufriere St. Lucia
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Set 1,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea, with breath taking views of Saint Lucia’s Piton Mountains, Rabot Hotel is a space where the sounds of nature replace the noise of day-to-day life, stimulating and inspiring relaxation like nowhere else on Earth. Comprising an open-air restaurant, bar, spa and 25 luxury lodges, here you’ll find a sense of freedom as you reconnect with nature; sustainably living, eating and prioritising your wellness. Previously known as Boucan (the Creole word for a traditional cacao drying shed), Rabot Hotel, pays homage to the grounds of the beautiful Rabot Estate it resides. Since 1745, Rabot Estate has been an organic, sustainable 140-acre cacao farm on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. As cacao growers, Hotel Chocolat use every part of their cacao harvests in their Rabot Restaurant and Cacao Bar; from the lychee-like pulp to the nutty, buttery nibs, nothing goes to waste. Serving contemporary dishes influenced by the West Indies and Britain, roasted cacao beans feature as a subtle savoury spice and garnish – as well as the rich, deep heart of desserts. Elsewhere, cacao is used for wellness treatments at the Estate’s open-air Cacao Spa. Using fresh ingredients that are gathered each morning – banana leaves, peppermint leaves and cacao nibs – its Cacao Massages are some of the best you'll experience. Blending into the verdant greenery via inside-outside structures, each of the Estate’s lodges brings guests face-to-face with the primordial beauty of the rainforest and Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot Estate cacao farm. Drawing on Hotel Chocolat’s expertise as a chocolatier and cacao grower, Rabot Estate Hotel offers guests the opportunity to discover cacao like never before. Beginning with a walk through the cacao farm and ending with crafting your very own chocolate bar, Hotel Chocolat’s Project Chocolat Tree to Bar Experience covers all the fascinating stages of making your own chocolate, from fermenting and sun-drying the cacao to grinding, mixing and more – with plenty of tasting in-between… Taking a self-guided stroll through the 140-acre Estate’s valleys and cotes or setting your yoga mat down in the forest surrounding your lodge are also actively encouraged. Leave the headphones behind; exotic birdsong provides the only meditative soundtrack you’ll need. Accommodation at Rabot Hotel is a unique blend of Saint Lucian charm and sleek contemporary style. All rooms are positioned to catch the cooling breeze and are furnished with premium luxury and comfort in mind – and the views are to die for. There are two types of accommodation, both with 4 poster beds, ceiling fans, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-bar and open sky rainforest showers.
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Mathios wrote a review 2 Feb
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Our worst experience in St. Lucia. $50 per person for a 15 minute tour of what they call chocolate project, that doesn’t even show you how chocolate is made. Very slow service at the restaurant and food that was below average Expensive and very bad value for money
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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FCharl wrote a review Aug 2022
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An amazing stay and experience - the staff were great, the rooms were beautiful and the restaurant was fantastic. A truly unique experience and a gorgeous setting. Would recommend staying here or (at the very least) visiting the restaurant. We had a private dining experience by the pool which was really special.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Sep 2022
We are delighted that you had an amazing stay and experience. Thank you for choosing Rabot Hotel as your holiday destination and pleased that you thoroughly immersed in our unique experience and setting, We look forward to seeing you again.
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Keanna W wrote a review Jan 2023
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This hotel is nice the view is great but it is insanely overpriced. Navigating around the hotel isn’t very convenient. The front desk staff overcharge you for taxi and travel excursions then pocket the extra cost. It is incredibly unprofessional. As a Caribbean person, it was so disappointing to know there is no nightlife in the hotel they barely played any reggae. The staff will a price for a taxi then when the taxi comes it’ll be even more than what was promised. You’ll have conversations with guests about where your going and suddenly they’ll ask about your plans trying to force to do their expensive service and saying the one you chose isn’t safe. It is a lie. Dinner and lunch is over priced. Bar by pool was never open not once! Didn’t provide candles for my birthday even though my dinner was almost $200usd for 2 people. I would not recommend this hotel. Your money is their priority and not experience. The bartender with glasses made me feel about my swimsuit and coverup because I wore it at the bar. I left the bar in tears. I came to celebrate my birthday and didn’t have the fondest time because they cater to the uk clientele. I was so disappointed because I tipped staff and to be treated as such isn’t cool. Some staff was pleasant.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan E wrote a review Jan 2023
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I was lucky enough to win five nights here through a Hotel Chocolat competition. I took my friend with me and we had the holiday of a lifetime! I thought maybe as we had won it we mightn’t quite get the full experience because we hadn’t paid like the other guests had for it (and to be honest it’s probably something we wouldn’t have been able to afford ourselves) but we were treated so well and made to feel so welcome. The staff are so friendly, polite and welcoming, always making sure things were ok and we were happy. Marguerite and her excellent team - Jennie, Jonathan, Michele and Sherma to name but a few - really looked after us and made our time there extra special. And a particular mention to Hencia who was kind enough to give me a little souvenir at checkout which I’m absolutely delighted with! We did all the big touristy things while we were in St Lucia and although we really enjoyed the beaches and various natural wonders on the island, I have to say the thing I was most impressed with was the stunningly beautiful hotel grounds. The plants, the fruit, the flowers and the wildlife was just amazing. Friendly little finches and hummingbirds flying about, luscious palm, coconut, banana, cashew, citrus and of course cocoa trees, sugar cane and coffee plants. All the gardeners were so friendly and willing to answer our questions about the plants too, and a little detail I really enjoyed was that many of the plants themselves were labelled so you could see for yourself what you were looking at. The Jurassic Trail around the estate is fantastic - we really did feel like we were about to bump into dinosaurs around the next corner! And I would absolutely recommend the tree to bean to bar experience. You really won’t look at a bar of chocolate the same way ever again! There is a real sense at the hotel that they care about their grounds and how they produce their chocolate, with a lot of thought put into ethical farming and using their produce well. The restaurant is amazing - with a view second to none (which can also be enjoyed from the incredible infinity pool!) and a wonderful atmosphere. The food was delicious and it was great to try so much different local produce. The menu is superb and everything tastefully presented. Although it’s the dinner menu people probably pay most attention to, I have to say I think it was the breakfasts we enjoyed the most! Fresh fruit from the estate and a little sample of the smoothie or fruit juices of the day always included before the main event. And the French toast, banana bread and pancakes were sublime! We had a thoroughly wonderful time and have taken so many amazing memories with us. If you’re considering a trip to St Lucia, I don’t think there’s anywhere better you could stay. PS The private poolside dinner is a very special experience - if you’re celebrating a special occasion or just to treat yourselves I would highly recommend it! It’s a very special place.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ken A wrote a review Jan 2023
Milford, Connecticut17 contributions17 helpful votes
My wife and I ended up at this hotel at the last minute when our flight out of St. Lucia was cancelled and we ended up loving it! The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly starting with Cindy and Marguerite at the front desk were there to help us with these last-minute travel changes. The food and drinks are amazing. A lot of the menu took advantage of the local fresh fruits, the cocoa plantation on property and other local foods. The staff in this area was also outstanding with the bartender Joewell and waitress Anne Cecille really leading the way. Some of our favorite dishes were the vegetable presse, the local pork and the chocolate tasting. The hotel is primarily made up of the individual cottages, the restaurant and the pool. The lodges are very comfortable and unique feeling. They have beautiful views and open air showers. While we enjoyed these spaces the real draw is their massive property which I think is 140 acres. We only had time to walk part of one of the paths through the forest which opened up to hut with chairs and a hammock overlooking a field surrounded by rain forest. Definitely bring hiking shoes as it was pretty muddy on the day we went, but absolutely worth the walk. We are now looking forward to returning to our accidental find so we can explore more of everything they offer!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Shawn M wrote a review Jan 2023
Taipei, Taiwan6 contributions2 helpful votes
While the staff (AnneCecile, Tanika, Antonio) were universally great, the setting of the Rabot was highlight - with sunset views of the Piton seemingly just in front of every deck and pool, was what made the stay exemplary. Throw in a wide range of seemingly endless activities at your disposal (or just laze around the pool and enjoy that view), and it was a stay not to be soon forgotten.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Britney R wrote a review Jan 2023
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We were so happy with our stay at Rabot Estate. This is a very beautiful property. Very clean and well maintained. Staff is very professional, friendly and helpful. The rooms are very spacious and beautifully designed. We really enjoyed the walking trails around the property. Trails are well maintained and marked well. The property is located close to the Pitons and the volcano. 10/10!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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itzsupergirl wrote a review Jan 2023
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
My husband and I stayed here for the first part of our honeymoon and the views from the hotel restaurant were absolutely stunning, breathtaking, picturesque, instagrammable. It is very quiet and peaceful here with only adults allowed as guests. It feels like a romantic spot ideal for couples for sure. Some things to note: The pool is on the smaller side and rather intimate, given the smaller boutique nature of the hotel. All rooms have windows that don't fully seal, so you'll experience the outside weather some and hear the noises of the local bird and insect populations. That means you might wake up earlier than you might intend and you might always experience some level of humidity in your room. The showers are well situated to both be private and give you the feel of an outdoor, shower in the sun. I personally loved the shower! The food at the restaurant is very decent but rather on the pricy side. I would recommend setting outside the restaurant to experience some local restaurants rather than having every meal here. Overall, highly professional staff, luxury feel, boutique hotel vibes, but a bit on the pricey side.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Hannah C wrote a review Jan 2023
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My husband and I stayed at Hotel Chocolat for our honeymoon and it was amazing! The food was great, the pool wonderful, and the spa was spectacular. On top of that, everyone went above and beyond to make sure our stay was fantastic—especially Cindy at the front desk. We loved our stay and hope to be back soon!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
Responded 3 weeks ago
Congratulations and wishing you all the best for the future ahead!! Thank you for celebrating with us on your special occasion. Very happy that you had a fantastic stay. See you soon.
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Irvin Williams wrote a review Jan 2023
5 contributions2 helpful votes
My friends and I went to Hotel Chocolat for lunch. Absolutely fabulous food and service. The staff are professional, charming and efficient. The food is utterly delicious and not just a chocolate lovers dream, but a treat for everyone. The cocktail selection is varied and exciting. The white chocolate mojito is a beautiful dream in a glass. I would totally recommend lunch there any day.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for joining us for Lunch at Rabot Restaurant & the Cacao Bar. Delighted that you enjoyed the food, cocktails, and service. Our small slice of paradise. Hope to welcome you back.
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$392 - $712 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Which popular attractions are close to Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Nearby attractions include Pitons (0.3 km), Anse Mamin (5.1 km), and Zaka Art Cafe (1.2 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
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Top room amenities include a minibar, a mosquito net, and a view of the mountains.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Jade Mountain Club, Martha's Tables, and Treetop Restaurant and Bar.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Balenbouche Estate Heritage Site (8.7 km).
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