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Royal St Lucia Resort and Spa
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Rodney Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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My mom and I spent at least 12+ hours researching different islands in the Caribbean for our mother/daughter getaway. We wanted an island that wasn't all flat, and St. Lucia immediately became our #1 pick. Although it is a fairly "small" island, there are quite a few choices as far as resorts go. While my mom wanted something quiet and private, I wanted something on the beach and close to restaurants/bars. We finally wrote down our top three choices, and randomly selected Royal St. Lucia Resort & Spa (my personal top-pick).

This resort is located on the opposite side of the island from the main airport (UVF), but taxis are readily available at the airport for +/- $90 one way. The drive to the resort takes about an hour and a half and actually gives you a good mini "tour" of the island. Our taxi driver was wonderful and told us a lot about the island and what we should do while we are there.

Upon arriving at the resort, we were greeted with warm smiles and cold rum punch. The staff at the front desk (sorry, wish I still remembered everyone's name!) was very pleasant and helpful all hours of the day. We were brought up to our room, and as soon as we walked out onto our balcony, we knew this was the right choice! Absolutely amazing view of the entire Reduit Beach and the beautiful calm Caribbean Sea. The room itself was rather large with lots of storage, a separate bedroom and living room areas, updated/modern bathroom and central AC. The first night we actually slept "under the stars" on our loungers on the balcony!

We did not want an all-inclusive vacation as we felt that it would limit our freedom to try the restaurants in the area, therefore we opted for the breakfast only. Since we traveled during off-season (end of August), it was as though we had the whole resort to ourselves - no long lines at breakfast, no fighting for spots at the beach!

The food at the breakfast buffet was always delicious and fresh - especially the yummy local fruits! We also dined at L’Epicure (one of the hotel's restaurants) and the food/service there was excellent as well. Other nights we took advantage of the resort's central location and tried Spinnakers (less than 5 minutes walking-distance, beachfront, delicious) TWICE, Tapas on the Bay (near Baywalk Mall and right on Rodney Bay), and Q Jazz Lounge & Restaurant (right across the street). We were not disappointed with any of our choices.

Now for the important part - the bar that is INSIDE OF THE POOL! The drinks were so cheap and delicious, and our bartender Troy was always attentive and in a great mood. They have happy hour from 5-7pm which is "buy one get one free" on their yummy cocktails. The rum punch and strawberry daiquiri were our go-to. It was so relaxing to sit on one of the stools inside of the pool and sip our cocktails!

This hotel also seems to have the best beach area, and you can order from the bar menu and have it brought out to you right on the beach!

Needless to add, we really enjoyed our 6-night stay at Royal.

Now just a few general comments about visiting St. Lucia -

1) You HAVE TO attend the Friday night Street Party in Gros Islet! Take a cab from the hotel ($15 US). Yummy street food, lots of alcohol, and dancing in the street.

2) Take a catamaran boat down to Soufriere and visit the sulfur mud baths and the waterfall!

3) Hike the Gros Piton! Beware - it is INTENSE! But super worth it.

Although there are plenty of other places to explore, our experience in St. Lucia is worth returning for!

Room Tip: Sea View rooms have a large patio with comfy lounge chairs and beautiful view of Reduit Beach
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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RoyalStLuciaResort, Sales and Marketing Manager at Royal St Lucia Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for choosing our hotel and for giving us a perfect review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and for highlighting our services. It is also a pleasure to know that your encounter with our team was warm, friendly and amazing. We will certainly recognize Troy and the Front desk team for their great effort in making your stay memorable. Rest assured that it will find as well its internal recognition. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our fresh and delicious meals especially our local fruits. Our chef will be very pleased to see that you enjoyed your meals and that we met your expectations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience and it is gratifying to know that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Thank you for your recommendations and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Warm regards,
Beverley Antoine
Sales and Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We have just arrived on the island and treated ourselves to a helicopter ride. Quite pricy for the amount of time in the air but great to see the island. Taxi from landing pad to hotel , very chatty driver!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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RoyalStLuciaResort, Sales and Marketing Manager at Royal St Lucia Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for sharing your travel experience you encountered with the helicopter and taxi service providers here on the island. The experience for our customer is our top priority and this is always considered for every decision from an enjoyment perspective. We are disappointed that you feel elements of your trip did not meet your expectations and this will be addressed, as we at the Royal St.Lucia Resort and Spa strive to provide the best services once you are here.
We hope that you will however continue to enjoy your stay with us and if there is any way we can make your vacation even more enjoyable please feel free to let us know while at the resort.
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Beverley Antoine

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a great place to stay! All the staff were incredibly friendly and attentive (including new trainee Robin). The hotel was clean, the beds were comfortable, the food was good and the bar staff mix great cocktails! We highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ground floor for easy access to the pool
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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RoyalStLuciaResort, Sales and Marketing Manager at Royal St Lucia Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your accommodations and we really appreciate your comments regarding our staff and the customer service provided. Your comments will certainly be passed on to our team members especially to Robin. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you for the recommendation on the Royal and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back next year.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The moment you are greeted by the friendly staff on reception you feel at home in this lovely property. The rooms are spacious and very nicely appointed with a balcony that overlooks gardens, the sea and beaches. The restaurant is excellent, breakfast a delight and the cocktails served are special! Altogether a wonderfully relaxed experience and beautifully located on the beach front. Strongly recommend the Royal St Lucia Hotel for your Caribbean experience in Saint Lucia.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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RoyalStLuciaResort, Sales and Marketing Manager at Royal St Lucia Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your perfect review. We are pleased to read that your experience was a memorable one and that your stay with us was to your satisfaction. We are pleased for your recommendations and your kind comments will certainly be passed on to our team members. We are delighted that we met your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back next year.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this beautiful site for 6 nights and it was 6 days of bliss. The room was huge with a beach front balcony which again was huge. Each room is a suite and there is no way you cannot be comfortable. If there is something you need, just ask although we needed no extras, the rooms are fully equipped. The staff were extremely attentive, the difference being that they genuinely cared that you were enjoying your stay. What a difference that makes! I did not have dinner at the hotel due to commitments but ate at some of the nearby (walking distance) restaurants which never disappointed. Breakfast at the Royal was very good with a lovely selection of fresh fruit, local food and a hearty buffet. I will go back again and again.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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RoyalStLuciaResort, Sales and Marketing Manager at Royal St Lucia Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We are happy to know that your stay was a memorable one and look forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.

Sincerely,
Beverley Antoine
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Additional Information about Royal St Lucia Resort and Spa

Address: Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay LC01 405, St. Lucia
Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Rodney Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Rodney Bay
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rodney Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Rodney Bay
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Rodney Bay
Price Range: ₹ 15,435 - ₹ 39,140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal St Lucia Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 96
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

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