Montpelier Plantation & Beach4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Loved loved loved this restaurant. Great ambiance. Dress up this is elegant. You have cocktails in the bar area where you also order your meal. Claudio does an excellent job as the sommelier. Muffin, the owner, will give you a tour of the old plantation. Such history. Food was fantastic. Had lobster and loved that it was out of the shell and wonderful sauce. Fish was fresh and perfectly reasoned. Risotto was excellent. This is date night worthy.
Claudio met us with charm warmth and smiles that quickly set the scene for a fabulous evening with my wife and two daughters, a good maitra de has the nessesary skills to do that and the lady of the house, Mrs Hoffman came to meet us to say hello nice touch by any standard. Bridget Skann married to Martin of Chewton Glenn, a favourite UK haunt made that her professional role in life, pure class. Such places ooze style and that is not easy when guest spend the entire evening on their mobile phones, as did the entire table sat adjacent to our table, or perhaps a word or better still ban phones from the resturant. Service was as one would rightly expect, excellent with food to match. A sophisticated resturant operated by equally impressive staff. Oustanding and a place for a special occasion as this visit was.
I had never heard of Nevis or St Kitts until doing a search for places to go in the Caribbean that are not completely inundated with cruises & tourists. This resort came up on my searches & had many outstanding reviews, so my husband & decided to give it a try. It was well worth the trip (a flight to neighboring St Kitts island (where we spent a couple days), water taxi to Nevis, and then regular taxi to resort). The island is small & full of natural beauty. Montpelier was a gorgeous piece of land. Its small & easy to navigate. There are 3 options for dining, the casual poolside area, the fine dining establishment, and the extremely unique Mill Prive' which is a restaurant inside one of the ruins of the old sugar plantation which used to be on this land. We ate at all 3 & found the food & handmade cocktails to be wonderful (including very good vegetarian options). We had a package in which we had breakfast included every morning, which was a good choice, as there aren't any nearby choices for something else. The breakfasts were delicious as well with very good coffee which is important to me. Service was very attentive & friendly all around. The pool area is beautiful, and we spent lots of time lounging & having drinks. One of the most lovely features is Montpelier's private beach. They will take you there & pick you up, it is small, private & gorgeous. The water is wonderful to swim in, and there are about 6 little cabanas, each small enough for a little table & two beach reclining chairs. Perfect if you want to stay out of the sun, but you can also move those chairs out & into the sun if you like. There is also a private bar/bartender available, and this is all billed to your room. The room we stayed in was very spacious & clean, no complaints. It had a beautiful view of the grounds & mountains all around us & felt private. The resort also arranged a 4 hour hike for us in the rain forest, the one we took was great, but requires some skill & endurance. The guide was full of knowledge about the plants, and history of the island. We also booked a couples massage which was very nice, done in sort of an open air, yet private, area, and the therapists knew what they were doing. The resort is very good about getting you taxis & making arrangements whenever you might need them. EVERYTHING is billed to your room. That is very convenient, but you may want to track it, because it does add up! They recommended a few other restaurants off site that we went to. The Golden Rock had a similar feel to Montpelier, it was wonderful, wish I could have seen it in the daytime though, as I hear their grounds are beautiful. Bananas was a little more whimsical & casual with local art on display everywhere, and a small gift shop to peruse. We did take a quick trip into Charlestown & went to the local museum & hot springs, both of which were very nice. Not a lot to do in the town other than walk around & take it in. There is also a neat Thai restaurant and botanic gardens about a 5 minute walk away. On the day we were there, they had live entertainment that was really fun. The only thing that did not go smoothly for me was the transport from landing on Nevis, to the resort. I did not understand properly that I was supposed to set that up with Montpelier staff ahead of time, it was not clear in the communications I had with them. However, it only was maybe a 15 minute wait for a taxi, so no big deal. Just get that arranged ahead of time! One pro tip, finding an ATM to dispense US Currency on the island was next to impossible (we went to several banks & none could do it)! Most places will take local currency or US Dollars, but preference is always for small bills. Make sure you have enough for tips etc.
It is in the middle of the hill, when you think you are lost in the middle of nowhere then suddenly the door opens and it is an elegant garden and building. There is an air of serenity in the property. It is a delicate environment. The cocktails are good, I would recommend the Siven ( a rum based cocktail). Food is ok but not outstanding. Service is very cordial.
For the fifth year we stayed at the Montpelier Plantation hotel in February 2018 and it was excellent from all aspects, first class accommodation, excellent staff and management and excellent food and drink. It is a perfect place to quietly ponder the great issues of the world and to decide that another gin and tonic will solve them.
It is hard to find a place that captures the charming essence of the Islands while still being efficient. Every time I called the staff were available, lovely and helpful. They were excellent at arranging transfers and dinners. Their breakfast is wonderful. At the cocktail hour whenever that starts for you ask for a weaker drink though. It's a very generous pour. I loved the rooms.Cleaner and fresher than the nearby 4 seasons. If you are debating between the two pick here. Bring slippers though for the room. Its wood or tile which is perfect.They do have robes. I need a longer stay next time. Good book reading location. Ask for Champ's taxi service. He is the best. Rooms vary in location. Look at the map and decide if you want to request one. View indescribably good. It's so much nicer to be high than beachside if you don't mind a drive to the beach. Enjoy
My family and I enjoyed an idyllic week at Montpelier. The setting in the hills is so beautiful. We appreciated the gracious staff, excellent service and food and serenity. It was especially restorative for us being from one of the largest cities in North America. Nevis is a beautiful hideaway as well. We were glad we rented a vehicle to get out and explore. Will definitely be back
We spent 5 nights here which was just the right amount of time for us. We stayed in the Garden Suite which was beautiful and very comfortable and we enjoyed relaxing on the day bed in the private gazebo annexed to the bit of private patio that comes with the suite. It looked to be much more spacious and private than the other rooms. The food in the hotel was very good and we loved the tasting menu in the old sugar mill, very accomplished cooking. The service was a bit erratic, sometimes good and sometimes very slow, even in just taking our order, and then occasionally the order was incorrect but I think that was the kitchen not reading it properly rather than the waitress taking it down incorrectly. It is a lovely inland property with distant views of the sea and close views of Nevis Peak. The beautiful botanical gardens are about 10 mins walk away and well worth doing. The advertised beach is really not worth more than a footnote. It is tiny, with loungers set out along a larger stretch of grass. But it made a delightful change of scene for a few hours, looking across to St Kitts and we enjoyed a walk along the much longer beach next door where there are two beach bar/restaurants which are closed on Tuesdays. The bar man will phone for the shuttle bus if you want to go back early, which we did.
Such a wonderful place, but forget the scenery for one moment, the staff are 100%. The dedication and love shown to us. Especially Veneta on the cricket field too The breakfasts are lovely and as for the cocktail party on Fridays.....
My husband & I enjoyed an excellent meal at Montpelier Plantation & Beach. It was our second night on Nevis and we enjoyed the canapés, shrimp with chili sauce, and two wonderful appetizers, of goat cheese/beat salad and coconut shrimp. For the entrees, we split the lobster fettuccine. We were too full to try any desserts, but will be back to!!!The service was very good and the staff was very professional & friendly. We were very early and the only diners for about and half hour. The bar became very active and the dinning area filled up as we were finishing up. All in all, a very nice early evening experience.
- Free English breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Montpelier Plantation & Beach is a short stroll from Nevisian Heritage Village and St John’s Fig Tree Church. This 19-room, 4-star hotel has 3 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and a private beach. It's in the mountains and also close to Market Place and Nevis Botanical Garden.
Start your day off right with a free English breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Indigo, which specializes in Caribbean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner, and Restaurant 750 with pleasing ocean views. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.
All 19 air-conditioned rooms provide patios, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.
Renovated in 2014, Montpelier Plantation & Beach offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a kids' club, and a computer station.
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93.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 397 reviews