We were delighted with the facilities and the fact this was the only hotel (smallest too) on Reduit Beach Rd that really made you feel like you were on a tropical island and not in Las Vegas or any beach city anywhere.
The landscaper gets the gold stars for making this place so pretty and charming and giving it its most positive attributes.
The rooms are large, the bathrooms large.
The pool is wonderful and surrounded by the jungle like landscaping that makes you feel protected and private.
They have an all-night guard that sits out front and it is across from the Police Station and Reduit Beach.
You can walk to anywhere in Reduit Beach area or Rodney Bay Village and most guests do.
Every room has as patio with hammock but the hammock is strung across the door and almost hangs onto the floor when one climbs into it, so it is not practical to use.
St. Lucia needs a noise ordinance. Although we had one of the best-placed, front rooms, the week-end noise from the nighclub nearby was intolerable and robbed us of much-needed Saturday night sleep. The hotel owner (who lives in UK) really needs get with other hotel owners and work with city govt about this. I would not return for this reason alone. St. Lucia is an activity oriented island....snorkeling, snuba, scuba, hiking, boating.....so guests rise early and need good nights' sleep. Being kept up all night due to the bass beats and deafening music from clubs blocks away is unacceptable.
2nd big negative: the 'breakfast'. yes it is as bad as all other reviewers. We are somewhat stunned that an island with so many local resources, locally grown fruits and products, local women baking and vending those fruits and baked goods, are not engaged to provide a wonderful local breakfast...Still could be continental.
The 'milk dessert' (a fake, cheap, gloppy little cut meant to imitate yogurt), the toasted white sandwich bread with little packet of 'grape jelly' that contains absolutely no fruit --just chemicals and flavorants--are just unacceptable. The stinginess of coffee (one cup each, always having to ask for more than the 2 oz of milk provided for 2 people, day after day, and the 1/2 c of fresh melon with a banana, just does not cut it and is unnecessary.
Once we got to the food store we bought cheeses and real yogurt and other fruits to enjoy for breakfast and give us some protein for our sport-active days.
Also, starting breakfast at 7:30am was late for us every day, since most activities start early and the tours often pick you up at the hotel at 8am.
WE asked why they didn't provide more local goods that are available everywhere on the island and we were told 'the women are unreliable' and we'd have to ask the owner who lives in England. Really? Don't buy that. We even talked to some of the women about that; they are at the beach religiously every day or at tourists spots every day with the same baked goods made from local items.
Hey Ginger Lily, how about supporting the local economy and local women instead of importing the processed artificial food stuffs from UK or US?
Kudos to the housekeeping staff and groundskeepers for your good work. Kudos to the location.
But to the owner, this place could be a real gem if you'd just serve a real continental breakfast of fresh local foods and either get soundproofing or work with the local clubs.
Still, this place is a better value than the others we saw along the 'strip'.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel cushions the seafront of one of the island's most exotic beaches, Reduit Beach located within Rodney Bay Village. The hotel comprises of eleven luxury rooms. Four superior deluxe, four sea view rooms and three executive suites. Each are superbly furnished with fridge, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, ceiling fan and wall-to-wall shower, queen and sofa bed, clock radio and an in room safe. The executive rooms are fully furnished with separate dining and kitchen facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ginger Lily Hotel
- Ginger Lily Gros Islet