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Hotel L'Imperatrice

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have stayed several times at this boutique hotel well located in the downtown area and in all occasions we have been pleased and surprised with the many little things that the staff have done for us. We have stayed in different rooms, some smaller than others and have found all comfortable, very clean, beds well made (important point for my wife). The bathrooms are well provided with plenty of towels, soaps, bathrobes (when we were upgraded) etc. However, we cannot recommend one of the rooms to older seniors because of the knee high bathtub. The rooms we have stayed in face the beautiful La Savane Park and is always full of activity. On the weekend nights the music may keep you awake a bit longer but if you listen to it carefully you will find the heart of the Caribbean people in the songs. Breakfast, although with not as much variety as in more expensive hotels, is full of choices and fresh fruit. The coffee is first class. We intend to stay at this hotel on our next trip to Fort-de-France. It is quite convenient for anyone who is embarking on a cruise either at the Pointe Simon or Les Tourelles. By the way, there is no need to pay around 40 euros for a taxi from the airport because there is an excellent and totally safe trolley car that leaves you next door to the L'Impératrice Hotel, i.e. almost in front of the beautiful Schoelcher Library. Elisa (the Manager) and her team are very efficient. We were so impressed that we left a chocolate box for the personnel. Great place, nice people!

Arrived right in middle of Carnival. Had to wait at air port until 9.00 pm because streets closed downtown do to thousands of people in parade which went on for hours. This hotel right in middle of Carnival. What a joyeous treat. Great fun. Could watch parade from 2nd floor belcony. Right off of evening dinning room. Great breakfast which was included. We had a very tasty dinner their as well. .person at desk speaks English but many other staff only speak French. Hotel is very charming. Location, location, location. 5 minute walk to water where 3 different ferry’s available. To sight see other parts of island. Only 10 eco taxi ride to cruise terminal and 35 euros to air port. Had a room at back with ear plugs as carnival went on to 200 am. This was a once in a lifetime experience. Founds people on island very kind and honest.

It cost us 40 Euros in a taxi to get to our hotel from the airport, for 2 people and 4 cases. We paid a bit more for an upgraded hotel room, which I would always recommend - you so often get significantly more for paying just a little bit more. We were allocated room 32, a corner room with dual aspect windows and wraparound large and deep balcony that overlooked the front main road and a side street. The bed was big and comfortable, the room was large and clean, the furniture was a dark brown colonial style, tv, thick curtains, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, shower over a bath in the quite large bathroom, and iron, ironing board, slippers and bath robes were all available in our room. There was lots of garden furniture for relaxing on on the balcony too, some of which was covered by the balcony above, so that you could still use it if it rained. There was no safe in the room and the free WiFi was not particularly reliable. We found the staff very friendly and helpful, the reception staff spoke sufficient English for us all to understand each other. Breakfast was available from 6 to 9am. I thought breakfast wasn't that great, with only one plate on offer for all that you chose to eat. Breakfast offerings could have been improved with a bit of imagination. The hotel lift was small but reliable and more than adequate. Yes, I admit that it was indeed noisy during the night in the street outside, particularly the leaf-blower man who came along at about 4.30am daily and could be heard for about half an hour as he went along the long street. But based on reading previous reviews, I had come prepared with decent earplugs and so managed to sleep normally each night. It was my husband who heard the leaf-blower man each morning, he reckons he can still hear things past his earplugs. I think he should just buy some new ones! ;-)

The Good- great location, walking distance to pier and beach. The Bad- LOUD, NOISY, YOU WILL NOT GET ANY SLEEP!! The noise kept going from the time we arrived until the next morning. Don't stay here if you want to get a good nights sleep.

Great location! The hotel is ideally located near Savane Des Esclave and it's a great starting point for exploring the city. The nicest thing I can say about it is that they have a room that you can use to shower and change if you have a later flight and you already checked out of your room hours before. The air conditioning was "fixed" with scotch tape. Our bathroom door didn't close properly. The room was very, very small. The furniture was nice, but could use an upgrade. The breakfast was a bit stale and served in a moldy room. You could smell and see the mold. Great for your appetite!

The hotel is located on a mani street, thus forget sleeping. Also, at 4:30 in the morning there a guy (city worked) using a leaf blower to clean the leafs from the sidewalk. Absolutely, impossible to sleep in this hotel. We stayed here 3 nights and we only slept one full night. We talked to the front desk about this and they said that they talked to the mayor about this issue and the city just doesn't care, they do what they want, when they want. The hotel is over priced...120 euro for a room with mold in the closet, we never unpacked our stuff, the room is quite small too and needs a good clean up and a paint job. The stuff is nice and friendly but that's not enough to ever stay here again, or recommend this hotel! The breakfast ends at 9 am, thus forget taking your time in the morning, you feel rushed at very step. And you don't feel like you getting the services you paid for. The location is good

So this hotel was probably a very nice one some thirty years ago. Bit run down for European standards, but it has the uniqueness and a vintage "soul" that most modern hotels don't have. I liked it! The room I had were chilly and clean, however, the doors are not quite soundproof... The noice from town centre are very present in your room. There was apparently some frog squeaking outside all night when I slept there... If I had not brought my earplugs, I would not have slept very well. But I did! Thank you :)

Hotel L'Impératrice is a beautiful vintage hotel in a great part of Fort de France (La Savane). The classic style and old-school charm make this place a wonderful stay for those who like such. They have a restaurant with good food and a perfect bar-lounge area along the street. It has a lot of quirks that come with an old building, so don't expect the newest state of the art fittings and you will like it for what it is. My most recent stay I had great wifi. Unfortunately, it's not without it's faults. The biggest issue is that the hotel seems mis-managed. Understaffing is a serious issue at times. The clerk often times is the bartender and vise-versa, even when its busiest. The hotel has many guests from many different countries, but only half the time the person at the desk speaks English. This is a larger issue when there is only one person between the desk and bar as stated above. Overall service experience was good, but requires patience (some times a lot). The hotel is in the best part of town. This is a blessing and a curse. Everything is in walking distance. Monuments, markets, ferries, and the cruise terminal. That said, the area around the hotel is particularly noisy into the early hours of the morning. Due to the old construction of the building, sound insulation is poor (very poor if facing Rue de la Liberte). If you are a light sleeper or have an early flight, I do not recommend this hotel. The breakfast they offer leans more towards a continental breakfast with eggs you can boil yourself. The restaurant (Le Josephine) has good food, but was closed on my latest visit, and there was no food at the bar either. After 3 stays here, I feel that I might take my business elsewhere. It was certainly cool to stay in such a vintage hotel though. Three stars for being cool and having no serious issues, but management and noise are a bit of a problem. It cannot keep skating-by on charm and location alone.

The hotel is located close to the shore and also close to a busy road and some busy stalls located in a small park by the shore that close very late at night. You will hear music, street noises and in some morning early, the sound of leave blowers as the park is getting cleaned up. Parking on the street or there is a municipal parking lot a few blocks away. If you happen to sit at the hotel restaurant outside rather than inside, you will be a subject of snatch and run thieves of whatever valuables happen to be in your hand or on the table or next to you. The police station is conveniently close, 2 blocks .away so you could report it

Caribbean style furnished room with a Balcony, views of Forte-de-France harbor. Ferries to the beaches of les Trois ILets close by. Ferry runs frequently, schedule posted on pier.Big Supermarket close by. We stayed during Carnival (just before Lent begins). There are some food shacks/tents in park across the street from the hotel. Some better restaurants closed during the parade but the shack eateries remained open during Carnival. L'Imperatrice offered a daily lunch special in the bar. Also their restaurant Le Josepine was open daily. The Balcony was wonderful to view the drum bands pass by during Carnival parades (every afternoon/night for 4 days). The roof was also accessible to view the parades. After the parades ended, locals would park their motorcycles in front of the hotel and continue the party. We used earplugs and rum to sleep at night successfully. We did not see any drunken brawls during the festivities. We ventured into the park across the street at night to view "Brazilian Wrestling" or dance to a Caribbean band. I found the hotel staff helpful. They monitored the Hotel entrance during Carnival. We felt safe there. Overall a magical experience for us.

15 rue de la Liberté Fort-de-France

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour front desk

Hotel L'Imperatrice is adjacent to popular attractions such as Schoelcher Library and Fort-de-France Cathedral. This 3-star hotel has 22 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a phone, and a desk.


Property features

Hotel L'Imperatrice features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a terrace.

Room options

Superieure

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior - Family

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Confort

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

54.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 174 reviews

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