I read alot mixed reviews for this hotel before booking, many of which may not have been on the nice end of the scale but I must say, given the price, this hotel is well worth the stay.
I contacted the property directly and was efficiently and effectively serviced by their customer relations.
Added free bonuses:
Breakfast included. The breakfast is adequate and offers a selection of bread, pastries, with three additions plus an omlette station.
Pool towels. Many hotels I've stayed at before with double the cost treated you like a convict with their towels. Not Blu. These are readily available with a smile and you can take with you to the beach and on your tours.
Pool cabanas. Many hotels also charge for this. Not Blu. Lovely inclusion to soak up the pool scene.
Tennis is included at your leisure.
Weekly managers cocktail and finger foods included.
Welcome drink included. (Yum)
The rooms on the ground floor and top floor all have balconies but the hotel does not have an elevator. No problem, it's a short walk up. The rooms had cable TV along with a heater and ironing board along with mini fridge which had two complimentary bottles of water. There is also coffee/tea in room.
Many reviews spoke poorly about the bathrooms in terms of size but I'm 6'3" and I was comfortable in the shower, granted you cannot shower with your companion (lol)
I would suggest take your own shampoo and soap though as the provided products are a lager sized which are refilled. You may be more comfortable with your own.
The location of Blu is a huge plus. Two minutes walk to Reduit Beach and about 13 minutes walk to the main Rodney Bay area where all the bars and restaurants are located. No need for a taxi imo.
Overall Blu is a budget friendly and comfortable hotel and I would definitely stay again given the location and added inclusions!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in Rodney Bay in the quieter part of Reduit beach yet close to all the vibrancy of Rodney Bay Village, blu St Lucia is the perfectly placed to offer the very best of this precious Caribbean island for both vacation and business. Just 100 yards walking distance to the beach, furnished to provide beauty,style and comfort, coupled with offering a nice range of facilities, this newly refurbished hotel provides the ideal base from which to discover the riches of St Lucia. We offer from our exceptionally friendly staff to the most comfortable beds on the island, fantastic Coffee and home made cake bar, wonderfully appointed Alia Spa with Espa products, tennis court, business center,fitness center, kids facilities and baby sitting services, prayer room, pool room, tour Desk and rental car service, and to add just an overall special environment, we look forward to welcoming any visitor to our shores with open arms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blu St Lucia St. Lucia/Gros Islet