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Residence La Plantation & Spa

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Sainte Marthe Center, Saint Francois 97118 Guadeloupe
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Looking for a place to stay in Saint Francois? Then look no further than Résidence La Plantation & Spa, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Saint Francois to your doorstep.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Résidence La Plantation & Spa offers guests free internet access.

The hotel features express check-in and check-out and baggage storage. Plus, Résidence La Plantation & Spa offers a pool and breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Saint Francois, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Résidence La Plantation & Spa, including Les Pieds dans l'Eau (0.9 mi), Le Zagaya (0.9 mi), and Colombo (1.0 mi).

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Résidence La Plantation & Spa as you experience everything Saint Francois has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Mini golf
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Desk
Seating area
Telephone
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Johnny L wrote a review Jun 2017
Diego Martin, Trinidad279 contributions54 helpful votes
My partner and I went on an island hopping trip to Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe. I can't praise the first 2 islands enough for it's friendly people, tourism industry, and it's accommodations for foreigners. Before we traveled, I contacted all 3 "hotels" to request information on popular tourist attractions. I emailed AND called our resort in Guadeloupe and was given zero information. When we arrived at the resort, we were initially so excited to see such a lovely place. We were anticipating to have a fantastic time. We couldn't have been more wrong. The first thing I did was go to the counter to request for power adapters for our cell phones. We are not European so our phone chargers needed adapters. This was primarily so we could take photos of our vacation, call taxi cabs, and use our language translator since we don't speak French. The woman at the front counter told us blatantly that this "isn't a hotel" and that they don't offer those kinds of services. From my experience, I always assumed that a resort was supposed to be an upgrade from a hotel, but clearly I was wrong. When I asked how can I possibly get one, she told me that we'd have to go back into town, which was an hour away, but everything would be closed by now. I then asked where we could get food, as we hadn't eaten most of the day and were very hungry. She told us that the closest place to get food was at the marina, but it's a 20 minute walk from the "resort", and there were no sidewalks on the road. I asked her what about the restaurant at the resort. She told me that is only open from 12 PM to 2 PM. I also asked the woman about if they had any fliers about tourism in Guadeloupe. They had about 50 different flyers, but not a single one in English. We ended up going into town and bringing them back some English flyers so that hopefully they would be able to help the next poor soul who stayed there. I asked about possibly getting a tour guide to take us around to see places in Guadeloupe. She told us that you had to book a day in advance and someone would come the next day. Little did we know that they just booked a regular taxi, who had the meter running the whole time, and ended up charging us nearly $300 after about 5 hours. I don't blame the driver. He was a very nice gentleman. But he wasn't what we requested. We did the exact same kind of trip in Martinique and only paid the equivalent of $60. And even Dominica cost us $120. Our room was also a bit disappointing. The air conditioning unit basically only functioned by being on or off. So you had to choose between sweating and shivering. Our kitchen had a massive crack along the mirror. There was no wifi in the room. The TV wouldn't turn on. The phone wasn't functional either. If you want them to clean your room or replace your towels, you have to pay a fee. The final straw was at the end of the 2nd day, we found out that the "resort" offers breakfast, and they didn't bother to tell us. You also have to tell them a day in advance to have breakfast. To make a long story short. Please do NOT stay here. In fact, I highly recommend Martinique over Guadeloupe. It's everything that Guadeloupe is but better. More people in Martinique speak English. The service was better. The locations were more beautiful and clean. It was much cheaper and the food was better.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Katherine D wrote a review Mar 2017
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gorgeous, perfect stay in paradise. my boyfriend and i had a "studio" room that had a kitchenette, full bathroom (with 2 sinks!), couch, coffee tables, TV, dresser, coat closet, and best of all--a beautiful private terrace that had a table and chairs for al fresco dining (we also used the space to practice yoga). the pool is a few steps away, and is absolutely gorgeous. we could walk to the marina/downtown st. francois area, but once we got a rental car, getting around was easier and more efficient. complimentary breakfast was a very nice addition--fresh fruit, croissants, bread, coffee, juice, muesli--and it was relaxing to eat in the main house every morning with the doors open, overlooking the beautiful grounds. the only negative was the bed--very hard and pillows were not great either, but it's possible that the beds in the bigger rooms are better (our bed was 2 single beds put together). we woke up every morning to the lulling hush of palm and tamarind trees swaying in the Caribbean breeze, in addition to softly chirping birds. the room had great black-out curtains, so even with floor-to-ceiling windows/doors, we slept soundly into the morning without being woken up by the bright sun. FYI I speak French fluently. Most of the staff there is not particularly well-versed in English, and we were the only Americans staying there, to my knowledge. so if you know no French whatsoever, it might be tough to communicate, but that being said--there's not a whole lot you need to interact with the staff for, and hand gestures would likely suffice for most of what you'd need to chat with them about.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Aaron R wrote a review Jan 2017
Overland Park, Kansas93 contributions14 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay here. Staff was friendly, just up the street from the center of town. Very quick little drive. When we where there half the location was condo, and other half hotel so a mixed bag of people.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Escape299283 wrote a review Aug 2016
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If you are considering booking this hotel I would really recommend looking elsewhere. It's not really a hotel, the front desk is housed in a separate building to the rooms, which is only open mon - sat, from 8.30am to 8.30pm. This is the only building that has wifi, so no internet access in the room at all. When we arrived, after a delayed flight, we were outside the operational hours of reception and had a number to call for someone to drive to the hotel and give us access and a controller to switch the air conditioning on. What she didn't tell us was that there was no running water, we had to call her back after we discovered this gem. We were told there was a water problem on the island and it would be back on at some point the following day. We since discovered this is not true, and it was a regional problem that Saint francois suffers from. Quite why there hasn't been an investment in a water tank if this is a recurrent problem I don't know. Having said that there's very little investment shown in the property at all. The room was very, very tired. Decor and furnishings had random stains, burns marks, chipped tiles, holes in the wall. The bed was like sleeping on a rock, and the pillows were equally stone like. We had booked a studio for two adults and a child and our five year old daughter with us who was apparently supposed to sleep on the couch. A spare duvet was provided if you hunted for it, replete with cigarette burns, but no sheets, no duvet cover and wait it's Saturday night, so you can't complain to anyone until Monday, and you're checking out on Tuesday. In the interests of being fair, the pool area is nice with a huge pool, and the gardens are well maintained. There are however no pool attendants so be prepared to take your own pool towels. There is no daily housekeeping, nowhere to put your rubbish, or get replacement rubbish bags etc. And for our third night we were really delighted to come back from a days sightseeing, looking forward to a shower and feeling refreshed, to find the water was off, again. So another night of a family of three, sharing a studio, where you cannot flush the toilet because they don't even provide you with bottled water to top up the cistern manually, or actually even apologise for failing to meet any basic standard of hygiene. The water was still off the following day at 11am when we checked out so it's anyone's guess how long the remaining guests have waited to indulge in the luxury of a shower and the ability to flush their toilet. This was an off the hoof, last minute long weekend away for us, and frankly, due to this hotel, we are really wishing we just hadn't bothered.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Aguaquilmes wrote a review Feb 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark17 contributions21 helpful votes
From the documents available at the La Plantation it was clear that it wasn't really used to a lot of non-french speaking guests ... but as it turned out during our 1 week stay it wasn't a problem. Staff was friendly and making an effort in trying to understand and make themselves understood. From a friend living in Guadeloupe we were told that La Plantation had been a 5 star place some years back, but apparently hasn't put the money into keeping the level, so now it's 'only' a 4 star place ... but a pretty decent one. However, in spite of some areas of fine-tuning we had a very nice time there, as we really valued some of its key strenghts : a beautiful pool, quiet location and free access to a tennis court & mini golf. So a good place to start your Guadeloupe exploration from ...
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Date of stay: February 2013
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US$98 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanGuadeloupeGrande-Terre IslandSaint Francois
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Residence La Plantation & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Residence La Plantation & Spa?
Nearby attractions include La Douche (1.0 km), Maison de la Noix de Coco (1.0 km), and Casino de Saint-François (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Residence La Plantation & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Residence La Plantation & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Residence La Plantation & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Residence La Plantation & Spa?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Residence La Plantation & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orchidea, 619, and Casa Fabio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Residence La Plantation & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Residence La Plantation & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Residence La Plantation & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Residence La Plantation & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Residence La Plantation & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.