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Not a great value
Avaliou em 22 de Fevereiro de 2018
just come back from Guadeloupe and we stayed at Caraibes Royal 2 nights.
We spend 486$ for a family room next to the parking on the ground floor .
The kitchen is outside so all the animals ( cats, dogs and spiders) were every where.on the chairs, on the kitchen table, on the kitchen counter. I can’t recommend to anyone this place if they don’t change the way they run the Hotel.
Avaliou em 30 de Janeiro de 2018
My stay in Caraibes Royal was simply amazing. Perfect as I was looking for a quiet and cosy place to stay with my girlfriend just next to the carribean sea. The staff was very friendly and smiling. Basse-Terre is the most amazing island I have ever been to. Thanks to the staff, I could organize my journey the best way and could visit amazing places.
Absolutely amazing stay
Avaliou em 28 de Maio de 2017
I visited Caraibes Royal from may 15th, to may 22nd, and my stay was absolutely incredible from start to end! I stayed in the bungalow which was huge, just for me, but that's only a plus. It was clean and nice, and with a great air condition! I was visiting my friend at the Fort Royal which is only like a 3 minutes walk from Caraibes Royal, so i wasn't staying much at my own hotel, except in the night. The only day i went to the pool, i had it all to myself! It's a beautiful and clean pool, and you just feel like you're in paradise! It's nice and quiet, which i like! The service in the reception is amazing as well! One day the nice receptionist, cut me some aloe vera, because i was sunburned. The other day he let me borrow his phone to call a local place, and he also called a cab for me when i had to go to the airport! All in all an amazing place, and i'll definitely recommend it!
The only downs were:
No airport transfer. The taxis are very expensive.
And no supermarket nearby. There's a souvenir place, and a pizza place that is sometimes open, but doesn't open until like 7pm.
But if you rent a car, all these "problems" will be solved.
So thank you for an amazing visit! I'll be back.
Clean, well-maintained, good value, great location
Avaliou em 24 de Maio de 2017
My husband and I stayed at Caraibes Royal for 8 days on our holiday to Guadeloupe. We knew that the accommodation was self-catering (and thanks to reviews on here had packed washing-up liquid and a tea towel). The apartment was very clean and well-maintained. There was an outside kitchenette area (no oven, but good electric hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, crockery (no bowls), cutlery, pans etc.) and dining area. Inside the living area was spacious (TV, only in French, didn't use) and the bathroom was clean and functional, with a good supply of hot water.
The staff were friendly and although not all of them spoke English we didn't have any problems - they spoke enough or there was someone else on duty (we realised early on on our holiday that our French was not good enough for the area in general!). The welcome book/info in the apartment was all in French, so our dictionary came in handy.
While it said it was a 4* place on their website and I accept that 4* self-catering is different to a 4* resort, there were a couple of things that didn't seem very 4* : there were no bedside lamps in the apartment - we had to get up to turn the light off if we wanted to read before bed; there was no hairdryer; our mosquito net had been 'repaired' by tying a knot to cover the hole. None of these were drastically awful, but they didn't shout 4* at me. The info in the apartment suggested towels would be changed every three days. This didn't happen, and while I'm sure we could have asked, again, that's less than ideal. Although it was nice to know that staff weren't coming and going into the apartment during our stay, perhaps this could have been got around by them asking you to leave dirty towels on the terrace and replacing them from there.
The only major downside to the apartment was a lack of a safe in the room. We ended up hiding our passports creatively and carrying all our cash with us.
The pool was lovely and usually quiet and we loved the plants by our terrace - they attracted hummingbirds, lizards and the local chickens/cats who liked to visit us! We used the wi-fi quite a bit and apart from often having to log back in, it was absolutely fine.
We didn't try breakfast as it seemed expensive at 9 euros each; instead we drove into Deshaies everyday and bought pastries (and lunch and delicious cakes) at the bakery there.
We made use of the bar and restaurant at Fort Royal. The buffet there was a bit pricey at 29 euros each (and not an amazing selection, but the prawns were great!), but the beach bar serve pizza and other snacks all day (until midnight) at a much more reasonable price - this was a godsend when we arrived on a Sunday evening, severely jet-lagged and with all shops shut.
There was a small shop up the road which we visited once for food, and there's a Spar in Deshaies, but generally we stuck to popping into the Carrefour in Ste Rose and Boucan as these seemed cleaner and stocked better ranges of food.
Overall, Caraibes Royal did what we expected it to do - providing us with a clean, safe and pleasant place to stay while we explored the island and relaxed. We would definitely stay here again.
A week in March 2017
Avaliou em 16 de Abril de 2017
We arrived at about 9:30 PM on a Sunday after driving from the airport - an envelope for us was on a lit sign to the right of the [closed] reception window. In the envelope was a map of the grounds and information as where our "unit" was. Found it, the A/C was on, and in the fridge were cold glasses, a bottle of water and a bottle of the house fruit punch - nice touch! We were in an end unit, so on the one hand, little foot traffic by us, on the other hand the road was close by. Fortunately there is little motor traffic at night. Kitchen was "open air" on our own open roofed-over terrace - with a padlock on the fridge door. Interior was fine, clean and a bit dark. Bathroom was 100% functional with 4 towels, toilet, shower with almost instant hot water, and one roll of toilet paper (but we found you could ask for more at the Reception, and we'd brought an extra). Bedroom was where the A/C was, with remote controller, and a mozzie net over the double sized bed which was comfortable.
There was TV, but we never turned it on. Wi-Fi was slow and some days not working. The pool is quite nice, but cool. To be able to lock the door when leaving the unit, you had to turn off some of the electricity (esp to the A/C and wall outlets).
Staff were all very pleasant and as helpful as could be. Most did not speak much English but all gave it a good try. There was one staff there most days, Michael, who was more fluent in English, and who was very informative and helpful. It really does help, though, if you can learn some of the essentials of French ("restaurant French") before you go (and while you are there).
Judging by the parking lot, the place was full or nearly so, but it was pretty peaceful and quiet. The grounds are heavily planted with a great variety of bushes, plants and trees, which we found enjoyable.
Continental breakfast (extra cost) was OK, a bit pricey and you had to notify Reservation the day before. If you wanted an evening meal there, advanced notice was also required - we ate there our last nite, and while the food was good, it clearly had been prepared earlier and warmed for us. No one else appeared to eat evening meals there. Given the quality of restaurants 5-6K down the road in Deshaies, it was understandable. Of note, there is a small but quite complete grocery just down the road from the Royale - within walking distance. We found they had everything we wanted including baguettes and rum.
The nearby beaches (3-5 minute walk) were OK, but at least while we were there the surf was heavy enough to discourage swimming. Sand was brown. Better beaches a few minutes drive south.
All in all, we were quite satisfied that we were getting value for money, and everything we needed. If we were to return to Guadeloupe, we'd certainly give serious consideration to returning to The Royal.