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Karibea Resort Sainte Luce Amyris
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Sainte-Luce
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Our apartment (no. 110) was clean and spacious with a lounge/ sleeping area and extra bedroom. Enough storage room everywhere. Big bathroom with shower, good water pressure. The place itself was a bit hard to find at night as TomTom didn't recognise 'Quartier Desert'. Tipp,: when coming on the N5 from FDF there's a roundabout with a huge rock in the middle. Go left, then at the end of the road go left again and follow D7. When you see a pizzeria on the right side of the road you're nearly there. Reception is on the right side. What more to say? The kitchenette was equipped ok, but no soap or sponges to do the washing up. With a little band around your wrist you have access to all three Karibea areas with pool, restaurant etc. And: no mosquitos!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Gronings_Expat
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Equipe_Karibea, Responsable relations clients at Karibea Resort Sainte Luce Amyris, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Dear Gronings,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. These precious comments help us to improve our services qualities.

We are really happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked your room for its size, its cleanliness and all the equipments.
We are sorry to read that Tomtom didn't find the "Quartier Desert" though, we hope it was ok for you to find the place anyway and we apologize if it's been a bit difficult. We thank you for the good advices you're now giving to our future guest !
We are really happy to read that you could take advantages of the 3 swimming pools, the restaurant and all the infrastructure of the resort.

We thank you for your stay again and we would be delighted to welcome you again in one of our Karibea hotels.

Best regards,

The Karibea team

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Reviewed 12 February 2016

We have been to Martinique numerous times and wanted a hotel near the airport for an early departure. While the hotel was recently renovated, the actual room was old and worn. The seat cushions were filthy, the bathroom door had visual damage and the bed was as hard as a rock. Our "garden view" room had a view of dirt only. Maybe the so-called vegetation will grow someday. On a positive note, it was the last day of Carnival and there was a mini-Parade through the grounds and the Martinique Ballet of traditional dance was in the lobby. Without that option, this hotel would have been a bust. The infinity pool was large, but filled with children snorkeling while the beach down the hill went unused.

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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

Located on the ocean, west of fishing village of Sainte Luce. We had sea view " junior suite", queen size bed, sitting area with dorm refrigerator, terrace overlooking the sea, and 2 bathrooms with showers no tub. No in room coffee maker. Rooms are clean and had good air conditioning but furniture and linens have seen better days. Guests can use 3 pools including a beautiful, new infinity pool. There are several beautiful beaches within walking distance but the hotel does not rent any water sport or beach equipment. Chairs and umbrellas for the beach are not provided. There is evening "entertainment" which ranges from DJ to local bands. Room rate included a breakfast buffet with fresh fruit and was similar to breakfasts provided at European hotels except that the only coffee provided was instant. Hotel provides lunch and dinner buffets for flat charge. Beverages are not included. We ate dinner at the hotel the first night. Quality was poor and cost 45E each person plus drinks. Some of the front desk staff speak English. Staff are friendly and try to be helpful. Very few guests speak English as their primary language. No written information about the hotel and its services are provided in English. There is no information guide in the room either in French or English. There was free Wi-Fi in our room as well as small flat screen TV with French stations.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank flipflopgranny
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

The purpose of this review is to explain why I cut my trip short. Simply put, there was nothing worth staying for. This hotel charges like a nice hotel, $200/night, but in reality it is more like a motel, at least by American standards. Let me elaborate.

FOOD: This was one of my major complaints. The only food available was the restaurant, which serves buffet meals. Each meal is about $40. So, basically you will spend $120 a day (per person) on perfectly okay self-serve food. For another $10 you can have a DIY rum punch in a plastic cup! And nothing is really delicious. It is all okay. The coffee comes from a machine that mixes hot water with instant coffee. If you want a beverage-- even soft drinks-- this costs extra, even though the buffet is so expensive (yet so basic.)

THE ROOMS: The bedrooms are very small. I stayed in a room with two twin beds. The mattress was five inches thick. (Yes, I measured.) The bedding was thin and worn as were the graying towels. (And the towels, like everything else were strictly rationed. Good luck if you need a towel for your body and another one for your hair.) It was like a Motel 6 circa 1979. There was no clock in the room. The complementary toiletries were only a small shampoo and a small soap. Not even lotion was included. Nothing was provided to make the place comfortable. There was a little balcony with a plastic table and chairs, but the "sea view" was a view of a construction site. (There is a plus: two bathrooms in a suite.)

SERVICE: This hotel does nothing it make guests feel comfortable. No one is available to help you with your bags. (I saw a busload of elderly folks struggling with their suitcases!) There is no poolside drink service. When you do take a drink from the bar to the pool or your room, you are told that you must return the empty glass to the bar. There are no little extra touches to make you feel welcome.

RANDOM: During dinner there was a fashion show (?) in which very young women paraded around in bikinis while male guests took photos and applauded.

INSULT TO INJURY: When I made clear my plans to leave early, they would not refund me a dime.

THE UPSIDE: Martinique is a beautiful island. Also, the infinity pool, recently installed, is beautiful, particularly is you angle yourself where you don't have to look at any of the construction sites.

IN CONCLUSION: This hotel should hire a consultant to help them understand what a resort experience should be like. Obviously, they are making an effort because they installed the lovely infinity pool and there is evidence of landscaping. (The photo of the pool leads you to believe that this is a different sort of hotel, IMHO) Someone should explain that the thing that makes a resort an ideal vacation is COMFORT and there is little to no comfort at this hotel.

(You know it was an unpleasant experience if I would come back to winter in New York three days early!)

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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3  Thank A-Silver-Sparrow
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Reviewed 23 November 2014

The hotel needs to realize that not all its guest speak / read French. I originally booked at Karibea Resort Résidence Caribia (the sister property) when I arrived the security gate was closed with nobody around. I walked to the reception desk and it was also closed with nobody around. I had to ask an English speaking guest where “Reception” was. She directed me across the street to Karibea Resort Amyris. Once again the security gate was close and all instructions were in French. When I got to reception I was told that I would be staying at the Amyris not the Résidence Caribia.

The Amyris is located basically on the coast, a walking path takes you to several beaches and is used by locals who seemed to enjoy walking and jogging on the trail. This was a plus. Also you can use the amenities at any of the three resorts they own. Nothing else about the property was exciting. The rooms were poorly laid out. The outdoor kitchen seems like a nice idea but if you want a cold drink in the middle of the night or when it’s raining, the outdoor kitchen becomes pretty inconvenient. For the price, Amyris / Résidence Caribia is not really worth it and the "Peak Winter Rates" are even more!

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank Erik H
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Additional Information about Karibea Resort Sainte Luce Amyris

Address: Quartier Desert, Sainte-Luce 97228, Martinique (Formerly Amyris Resort)
Region: Caribbean > Martinique > Arrondissement of Le Marin > Sainte-Luce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Sainte-Luce
Price Range: €93 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Karibea Resort Sainte Luce Amyris 3*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by two beautiful natural beaches, and close to the fishing village of Sainte-Luce, you will be enchanted by the Amyris Hotel with its idyllic setting and prime location. Situated in south Martinique in the Karibea Sainte-Luce Resort, the Amyris Hotel is perfect for those who dream of relaxing and exploring the area.The proximity of Sainte-Luce allows you to easily visit the many bars and restaurants on the seafront. There is also a nautical club near to the hotel which offers a multitude of outdoor activities. Try out our massages in the flower gardens that surround the hotel.Due to its size, the Karibea Sainte Luce Resort has lots of activities for you to choose from. During your stay you can relax around one of the three pools in the resort. Everything has been thought of to make your stay a relaxing one: beach towel, sunbeds and parasol hire.For the more active, there are tennis courts, a petanque area and table tennis. ... more   less 
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