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Rendezvous Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Castries
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 June 2011

We stayed at this hotel having been told that this was the place to go!! I must start by saying that we are just an average hard working couple and we make the best of what we have in all circumstances, right that said i feel i would like to point out a few matters that you may or may not want to know and having travelled the carribean alot i feel as if i am not talking blind about these matters.
Right the positives : staff excellent , the grounds are stunning, the beach wonderfull, the room excellent (sea veiw room) , clean ,well run, excellent facilities, good position, entertaiment very good.

negatives (my opionion thats all!!)

The buffet food in the evening was different, the quality was ok but the combination was awfull, yes you could eat but certainly was not what i have expected from the carribean, we were not the only people to say this. Although to get round this i would advise you to book trysting resturant every night of your stay as soon as you get there, they do not tell you you can do this but you can!! the fine dining resturant is excellent, the food wonderfull the staff in there are second to none. I must state though i like to sit down and make an evening of my nightime meal and this resturant suits me rather than a buffet and the rush too get too the food.!!
ok the big talking point, the airport and graveyard......... what graveyard?? you did not know it was there unless you walked down the beach and lets face it how many noisy graveyards have you been too???? the aiport on the other hand you do know is there, after reading about the few planes that take off i did not feel this too be a problem as some people said there was only a few flights in and out, can i please say i can only comment on the 2 weeks i was there so i reckon this can change : the earliest plane we heard was 06.20 and the latest was 01.45. i would say that on average there was about 20 planes a day in total and they were not jet engines and although some were louder than others and you knew they were there you did get used to it too the point of not knowing!!!.
We upgaded our room to a sea view room, the room was stunning, however if you look at my pictures you will see what the comments about privacy on the terrace is all about, i found this too really let the room down and at another 1000 pound i feel it was not worth it as the other rooms you got 2 chairs, a table, privacy!!.

We did have a great time and met some lovely people (staff and guests) and would certainly not want too put you off going here.

St Lucia seems to have its fair share of beggers wherever you go and you can be intimidated by it, just say no firmly and that should be the end of it.

there is a guy selling gifts etc everynight in the hotel by the bar, have a look he is a very nice man and sell nice cuban cigars cheaper than anywhere on the island and he appreciates your custom.

I would mark this hotel 5 out of 5 if it was not for these few things, however the staff and people really do make up for these little things.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

Wow! At the tender age of 50 we went to the Rendezvous for our honeymoon through Virgin holidays. On arrival we were greeted with a cool face towel and a rum cocktail. We were then taken to our room personally, which was a basic garden view room. Foor poster bed the works. In the room was a bouquet, champagne and a tray of fruit courtesy of the hotel. The location is on the beach literally. The staff here are amazing and the food is out of this world. It is next to a cemetry and a small local airport, 7 planes a day and is not a problem. I am actually lost for words the place is fantastic and any body that wants to complain needs shooting. Lots of weddings and honeymooners here. Go on book it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

We arrived by helicopter transfer, Brilliant. We were welcomed with a refreshing drink and cold towels which was lovely, shown to our room well I dont know where to begin... Room was lovely , on the beachfront just few yards from an amazing beach. Everything had been thought of for your stay, Furnished to very high standards and very large bathroom with great walk in shower that worked perfectly. Toiletries to last you the whole stay and a hair drier that was good too. It is worth paying the extra for a beach front room. The grounds were well cared for and well lit with lovely quiet spots to find but you didnt actually need them as the whole resort was very peaceful. The Lazy River was great, lovely furniture and a quiet place to relax. The food was first class plenty of choice and always hot even though it was a buffet service. The staff went out of their way to please you and nothing was too much trouble. We loved the drink service on the beach . Afternnon tea, cakes and sandwich's was lovely too. This was all inclusive and at other hotels you sometimes have to pay extra for branded driks or bottled wine. Here you didnt everything was included. We never actually spent any money at all. We did not go out of the hotel as it was too nice to leave.(we have been to St Lucia before and have done the sight seeing trips ) Even the departure tax was paid for by the hotel. We transfered back to the airport by helicopter also .
We would reccommend this hotel for a lovely relaxing holiday . For us it was just perfect. Thank you to all the staff. :-)ps check out the piana bar its amazing.

Room Tip: Luxury beach front rooms are brilliant.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank bev325
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

Quite simply I think you would struggle to find a better Hotel than this anywhere in the world...We had an awesome honeymoon. Staff were outstanding, food was excellent (that from a fussy eater), rooms and service were top notch. You have to try the massages too!!!!!

We are saving to go back - immense holiday!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank whatmaystevesay
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Reviewed 16 June 2011

From Twilight check in @ Gatwick to Hotel Manager Jhasmine Remy and ALL her staff everything was spot on. The 'little' airport next door was a bit of an inconvenience but
nothing terrible. The hotel, the facilities, the rooms, the food. the staff were just wonderful
even Pauline trying to get us fit! You could do everything or nothing just plant a flag in the sand for another 'cocktail' - the Trysting Place for truly 5*+. The Spa was so pampering, the swim up bar such fun - and you meet the nicest people.

Room Tip: The Verandah rooms are simply the best.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank jopen5
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Additional Information about Rendezvous Resort

Address: Malabar Beach, Castries, St. Lucia
Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Castries
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Castries
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Castries
#2 Romantic Hotel in Castries
#5 Family Hotel in Castries
Price Range: RM1,996 - RM4,162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on two miles of powdery sand, surrounded by acres of exotic tropical gardens, it’s easy to why Rendezvous has been called “the romantic holiday.” It’s hard to imagine a more alluring corner of the world for two people to escape to. A world away from the everyday, it’s a uniquely intimate island retreat. From the long stretches of deserted beach to the lazy-river pool that winds its way through quiet nooks and secret hideaways, every aspect of this all-inclusive luxury resort has been created to give couples the space and time they need to be alone. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Rendezvous Hotel Castries
Rendezvous Hotel St Lucia
Rendevous St Lucia
Rendezvous Resort St. Lucia/Castries

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