Village Pierre & Vacances - Sainte-Luce3.0 out of 5.0
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With the help of information and reviews available through Trip Advisor, my husband and I spent five days at Pierre & Vacances Village near Sainte Luce; and we were thrilled with practically everything about it. First of all, it is in a very beautiful location near lovely, shaded beaches and trails. We had not rented a car on Martinique, so we were especially happy that we could walk to a local grocery store (Carrefour) and also to the village of Sainte Luce on delightful trails that follow the beaches through many shady groves. These trails have tree roots and stones here and there; but for the most part, they were very easy to hike and offered a delightful morning stroll. There were some very nice "beach" restaurants that provided delicious seafood options. (Just be aware that you have to eat either early or late since most of the restaurants were closed between 4:00 PM and 7 PM! Since we normally eat dinner around 5 when we are at home, we generally ate breakfast and then an early dinner. No problem!) Pierre &Vacances Village provides a wonderful environment in every way. The entire staff is helpful and friendly. We do speak some French, so this was helpful (and very enjoyable!); but everyone we encountered spoke at least some English. There was always someone available who could communicate in English whenever there was any confusion on our part! No problem! The grounds, pool area and apartments are lovely and provide a very relaxing environment. We especially enjoyed having a kitchenette on our terrace where we could have breakfast. We chose to eat dinner out, but the cupboards were well stocked with pans and utensils had I chosen to cook more, (Ha, ha!) Also, there is a very nice little store on the grounds where one can buy sandwich makings, snacks, gifts, etc. It is quite well stocked and prices are comparatively similar to those at Carrefour. Very handy! Also, there are a couple of washing machines and dryers available for the guests. There are other services available right in the village including a restaurant, a pizza/sandwich parlor, and a sandwich stand near the pool area. We did eat at the restaurant a couple of times and were very pleased. We can't recommend Pierre&Vacances Village enough and are definitely hoping to return in the future
The location is about a 30 minute drive from the airport. It is probably best to either organize a transfer before you arrive or a rental car as taxis are expensive and hard to get out of hours. If you are coming from the USA just remember that most rentals are stuck shift... Just saying... The arrival was rendered a little more awkward than it needed to be. Paper confirmations of the booking were requested. The booking number and reservation in an electronic format were not accepted, even though the information was on their systems. The 2 bed apartment was spacious and clean upon arrival although the kitchen outside on the balcony me at there were ants around. The kitchen comes supplied with all necessary plates and cooking implements but you have to provide your own dishcloth and soap or tablets for the dishwasher. Tea towels were provided. The choice of food on site is quite limited. The Mahi Mahi restaurant is only open at lunchtime so the choice is pizza or the buffet meal. We didn't venture in for the buffet meal as it was expensive and didn't look the best. The pizzas were good, but salads only available at lunchtime and the crepes were never available, so it's either pizza and fries or nothing. Service in the evening was fantastic though. The pool is large and well maintained and clean. You have to get cards from reception to get pool towels and are asked to keep these several days. You need to return towels to get the cards back for check out. The biggest disappointment is that the swim up bar which looks great is used exclusively to supply towels, no drinks available. There is a bar close to the pool where you can get drinks and a panini. You can harge to your room. There is also the main bar open at night. Choices are limited and service is slow, but it is not very busy so all good. There is some evening entertainment provided but it is very French campsite and a bit cheesy. The location is right on the beach, so it is ideal to be able to get to the sea and a walk up the beach to the left brings you to Caribbean Food where the food and drinks are excellent. Car rentals and excursions are available in the main lobby, but best to book up front as the opening hours for staffing are only in the morning and pricing was much higher than booking online. Finally, there is a small store where you can get the basics. Don't forget to order baguette and pain au chocolat the day before and keep some small change to pay. All in all the experience was good, the resort is clean, well kept and if you are coming to cook yourself and hang at the pool and beach it is ideal. Some rooms have been updated and look better than others. If it rains watch out on the balconies as they get very slippery. I would highly recommend getting a car rental not only if you want to get shopping to cook yourself but also to be able to get out and visit many of the wonderful sights in the Martinique. Not much is walkable from the resort.
I was travelling alone, and had booked a studio apartment for 8 nights. The apartment was in the first row to the sea at the ground floor, and consisted of one room with a double bed and possibility to make a 3rd bed, a nice bathroom, and an outdoor kitchen at the terrasse with a dining table. There was AC, which I turned off whenever in the room, but it went on automatically, when I left. There was a big fan, which I turned on during the nights, this worked fined. The kitchen had a microwave, a dish washing machine and a fridge with a little freezer box, and all this worked fine for me, who preferred to make my own food, when I was "home". There was a restaurant with a buffet dinner, which I did not try. There was a bar. Further a take-away place which sells pizzas and a dish of the day etc.Tried the pizza. There is a superette, where one can by the most essiel food only. Baguette has to be pre-ordered for the following day, and was really not very exciting. There was free internet, which worked fine, and a television. There is a big parking lot belonging to the hotel, where one can park for free. There is a swimming pool, which again I did not use, since there were very nice beaches very close to the hotel. There is a path close to the sea, which leads to Sante-Luce to one site, it is only about 2 km. Enjoyed sitting out late in the evening with a glass of wine, and listening to the sounds of the nights and virtually, at the time of my stay, no mosquitos. The hotel is situated at the road D7, and very close to the RN 8, which is the biggest road on the island. It was very easy to get on the road and out to experience this fantastic island, and the amazing nature and the lovely beaches. The local population is very nice and kind, and even though travelling alone I felt completely safe, wherever I was. Staff at the hotel including the reception and gate, was very nice and helpful.
I was expecting so much more but was sorely disappointed. There was black mold growing in my upper balcony! The pool was missing tiles and it needed a good scrubbing, inside and out. The outside furniture is falling apart in the bar and needs to be replaced in parts. The food is mediocre at best and way overpriced. The only nice parts are that is it is close to the beach (which is rat infested at night time) and the grounds are impeccable.
The room we had was well located,we had a beautiful view over the swimming pool and the sea.The place is well kept,the gardens very neat and lovely to look at,There were lots of activities,like gym.and so on,but we chose not to take part as we preferred to go our own pace.There are nice restaurants and a little shop.We like very much the possibility of eating our own meals,that's why we chose this option ,so we had everything needed to cook on our terrace,plus a dishwasher.There were only a few details missing,like a strainer,or spatulas,and maybe more than just a couple of knives and forks.would have been better...Apart from that,everything was great,and the personal all lovely.
This island is not friendly to American travelers. Don't really accept US currency the Euro is king. This hotel was not the best. The buffet is so very expensive for what it is and the bar only carries one brand (Russian) of vodka. Prepare to have an English to French translator because the language barrier was one of the most frustrating things to deal with. Our room had not been cleaned at all in 6 days. No fresh towels either.
We were traveling as a group of 8 through several of the French Antilles. Smattering of French in the group but that was not a problem. Arrival staff spoke enough English that check in was smooth. We booked for four nights with four rooms. The photos of the resort make it look like an attractive option at $ 238 a room. We arrived on New Years eve. We were told that we needed reservations for dinner and that no options were available for on site dining and no food items were available. The staff was unaware of off site options. We found that none were available as the restaurants in town were booked and wound up picking up Pizza in Snt-Luce. Even McDonalds was closed:). Memorable, but not wonderful. The resort had fireworks that were actually well done. The rooms seem dated and in need of maintenance. The beds have no springs and is a slab of something, quite hard. The quilt seemed to be sized for a twin on the queen bed, this may have been cultural as all four rooms were this way. Air conditioning was good but controlled by a room key that you took with you (only one available per room) so it got hot when you left. Our room AC kept going off as the sliding door trigger for the key was very quirky. The bathroom hair dryers looked like the 1940s salon retrofit with the large hoses and were basically unusable. Water on the island and the resort went off for two days while we were there, not the fault of the resort and they did pass out bottled water at no charge for basic toiletry needs.. We asked for additional towels during this period as our were muddy and were told by the male receptionist that "we are not in America, this was a resort" and they do not provide extra towels. Oh yes, maid service was not available also, resort lost something in translation there.. We would up checking out early and continuing on to our next destination. Don't know if the location is good, it was on the water next to a public beach and the N4 was close. Breakfast buffet ran E16 a person which was quite expensive for 8 people for some eggs and pastry each morning. Ate dinner buffet once and found nothing of note. Cold lobster, chewy beef?, hard green beans but good mashed potatoes:). Best meal we had was at Cocos in Saint Luce on Kennedy. Price fixe of $ 45 for lobster, lobster ravioli and desert with inexpensive wine. Their curried shrimp dish was world class.
Very nice and clean resort. The friendliest people we’ve met in a long time traveling. No ATM. No money exchange so change your $$$ at the airport. Bring outlet transformers. A lovely, picturesque location.
We have been there for 16 days.Friendly and smiley staff,ready to help you all day and night.Quiet near to the beach,you can find a scuba diving school there(amazing experience).Cocktails were fantastic tasty and with the right alcohol dosage.All of 3 barman were smiley and professionals in their job.Room was clear with nice view to the ocean in Antigua building.Saint luce is one of the best locations in martinique with lot of restaurants and small bars.Every wednesday they have live music down in saint luce bay were all restaurants are.We come again in martinique and of course in this hotel.
1. Disgusting housekeeping practice - cleaning supposedly every 4 days but went 6 days with no clean towels and no bed linen change!! AWFUL!! If, someone were to fall ill and they were travelling alone, the hotel staff would prob not find him/her till their next cleaning trip....by which time the poor person would have...well you know died!! 2. There are NO SUNBEDS ON THE BEACH - 3. The b'fast and dinner added up to E45 - multiplied by the number of nights and its gets expensive!! Better get a car and buy your own food from Carrefour!! 4. Jumbo car hire guy Enrico, really really very helpful and efficient. Thanks! 5. Diving school Kariba, on premises great and very proffesional - top quality equipment too - thanks Thibo and Guy!! !!!
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in Gros Raisins, Village Pierre & Vacances - Sainte-Luce is adjacent to Windward Islands and within a 10-minute stroll of Plage de Pont Café. This 337-room, 3-star residence has 3 restaurants along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.
Enjoy the ocean views at Habitation Philippeau, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.
Guests can enjoy a flat-screen TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a kitchenette, a furnished balcony or patio, and a dining area. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Village Pierre & Vacances - Sainte-Luce features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with securing valuables, luggage storage, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this beach residence include an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and a kids' club.
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70.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1850 reviews