A wonderful two weeks.
Lovey, well kept hotel.
View of the pool and beach (even though it wasn't an advertised with a view).
The room was large and clean.
The pool was fresh water, well kept and quiet.
The hotel is literally on the beach with a private area just for guests.
The spa has everything you need and rarely used.
The hotel gardens were immaculate.
I am in my late twenties and took my fiancé for two weeks to this wonderful island off-season for a wedding. I have never been on a holiday to simply relax but after a few years working in London I had the feeling like i was going to explode, and wanted to stay at the most relaxing-looking place I could...
I am so glad I booked The Royal.
Everyone was friendly, the bar staff made some incredible cocktails i'd never heard of, the restaurant and room service was fantastic (maybe the best burger i've ever eaten). The vibe was perfect for couples, the Royal even has a section of the beach just for guests which is quiet with free sun beds.
As a watch out; do not expect the brand new facilities of a Four Seasons or Mandarin Oriental, parts of the hotel are in need of some updating but are adequate. The spa and gym were well used but operational and worth taking advantage of - you don't notice when you're sweating in a sauna. There isn't the fine tuned attention to detail in some of the physical aspects you might be used to, but all this was a reflection of the chilled vibe and to be honest made the stay nice and relaxed.
All in all I had a brilliant time, I would recommend The Royal to anyone who wants a relaxing stay in to stay in paradise at a perfect location (for the beach and town), a great private pool, wonderful staff and beautiful surroundings.
The only negative was the Virgin Atlantic staff that were staying for work, they were rude to the staff and treated the hotel like an episode of Love Island.
I hope this review helps, and convinces you to stay at the Royal.
Thanks for the stay, i'll be back to see my new family next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Acclaimed as one of the best in St Lucia, the spectacular mile-long Reduit Beach fronts this all-suite hotel while, with a backdrop of rainforest covered hills, atmospheric Rodney Bay is reached within a few moments stroll. Standing in beautifully manicured grounds, the hotel offers an elegant blend of privacy and sophistication. Beneath palm-frond parasols, elegant furnishings allow for lazy days on the sandy beach or relax instead by the large lagoon-style swimming pool shaded by palm trees. The Royal Spa offers an enticing variety of treatments ranging from a reviving jet-lag busting massage to sensual aromatherapy and body care while, for the more energetic, the fully-equipped fitness room is available free to our guests. A delicious full buffet breakfast is included at L'Epicure, an elegant al fresco restaurant next to the beach which also offers tantalising a-la-carte dinner choices. Fine dining experiences can be enjoyed at Chic in the evening while, cooled by gentle sea breezes, the Beach Tent is a perfect venue for lunch. Perhaps enjoy a cocktail at the charming Minstrals Lounge before visiting the elegant Oriental restaurant (seasonal) or Mariners buffet, located at the adjacent St Lucian by rex resorts, or strolling in to town to experience the local ambience. Children are welcomed at the Royal and can enjoy the childrens club available on weekdays at set times at our neighbouring hotel while everyone can benefit from the wide range of activities accessible locally including water sports, horse riding, golf and exhilarating tours to explore the natural beauty of St Lucia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal By Rex Hotel Castries
- Royal By Rex Resort
- Royal St Lucian