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Montpelier Plantation & Beach

4.0 out of 5.0

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Thank you Muffin for allowing our tour bus to stop and visit your beautiful home on opening day of the fall season. The grounds were absolutely pristine. The decor in the main house and pool are was timeless and modern. Clean, cared for and so obviously loved. Suggestion: at the end of your Marriott trip on St Kitts come here for 2 nights to see what island living is really like. This place is bucket list material.

My family and I stayed at this quaint and beautiful property and even the children fell in love with it. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly, the rooms were great and the bed was very comfortable. The grounds are very well manicured spotted with fruit trees and we were awoken by the fresh scent of the sweet mangoes which we picked daily. Having fresh coconut water directly from the coconut for breakfast topped it off for us. We Love this place and highly recommend it. I can't forget the pool and the afternoon tea with mouthwatering pastries.

We visited Montpelier for a week on our honeymoon last year. We went the last week of May into the first week of June, which was technically "out of season" as far as they were concerned, but practically perfect in every way as far as I was concerned. Being "out of season," we practically had the resort to ourselves! I think it was four days we had the pool completely to ourselves until 4 or 5 in the afternoon. And the day we went down to the beach - with a packed lunch you pick up after breakfast - we were the only people down there. Well, us and the bartender, who delivered the most amazing pina coladas directly to our chaise lounges - and then shaved fresh nutmeg over them. Hyperbole aside, we enjoyed our stay immensely. The staff were wonderful, friendly and catered to our every need. They booked anything we wanted to do off-site and ordered transportation to boot. We literally didn't have to do anything but say "I want to ." One day we took a catamaran snorkeling tour and brought back a (totally approved by the guides!) conch shell and someone went so far as to bleach it for us so that we could safely transport it home. The attention to detail was simply wonderful. Our room was comfortable and private, large with a very large bathroom and a lovely little patio overlooking the monkey playground. I haven't even started about the restaurants. Each one was wonderful. Eating at the sugar mill was an experience you don't soon forget. And, I have food allergies, which can make travel challenging. Not so at Montpelier. By the second day, they knew who I was and gluten-free toast would show up at breakfast, or accommodations would be made to the evening's dinner menu. The service was graceful and elegant and attention was paid to the details. One of the most lovely parts of the stay was cocktail hour in the great room each evening before dinner. Do yourself a favor, dress the part and enjoy the experience. It's not something you get to do at home. I could probably go on and on, but if I keep telling you all the great things about the Montpelier, then you're going to want to go and you might beat me to my preferred chair at the pool or on the beach!

From the moment my husband and I arrived at Montpelier, the place felt like home. The friendly staff, the lush tropical gardens and comfortable room all reinforced this feeling. The 6 days spent there were wonderfully relaxing! Each morning we enjoyed a fantastic and generous breakfast, with a special treat on Sundays with the brunch buffet offering lots of local delicacies. We would definitely recommend the Montpelier Hotel on Nevis and we look forward to our next visit!

A stellar experience: relaxed, venerable, and a staff who are genuinely friendly and accomodating. Idyllic, serene, and where time slows down. Superb culinary experience with romantic ambience. Highly recommended.

We have been visiting Nevis for a number of years, but always in August when the Inn is closed. We love walking around the grounds; it is a special place with a lot of history. This year when we returned to Nevis the Inn was open so we went for dinner. You begin with cocktails in the great room and then go through for dinner. Service is attentive and polite. The food quality was high, the menu is limited, but there were enough options for our party of 6. We were celebrating two birthdays and at the last minute, the chef whipped up a two layer cake with whipped cream frosting, chocolate squares and a sparkler instead of a candle. The cake was delicious! Make sure you arrive early enough to walk around the grounds before dining. It's a unique dining experience here.

My husband and I spent 8 days at Montpelier, from July 15-July 23, 2017. Our impressions... Some highlights of the resort - Beautiful, stone colonial Great House; well-appointed Great Room; unique, colonial sugar mill (the pool is right next to the mill); outdoor spa area for massages with a view of the grounds; a hammock with a hill and ocean view; lovely landscaping with brilliant, red Flamboyant trees (and at the foot of the entrance way, a large cactus with stunning white flowers that open only at night); ocean view as well as a view of Nevis Peak. Lots of interesting history - Alexander Hamilton was born in Nevis and Horatio Nelson married Fanny Nisbit under a tree about a short walk away from the resort. (More recently, in 1992, after she and Prince Charles announced their separation, then-Princess Diana escaped to Montpelier to avoid the media). Donkeys, goats, monkeys, hermit crabs and lizards roam on and around the property. (We could hear the donkeys braying throughout the day). Very small gift shop with a small selection of necessities (e.g., sunscreen), some clothing and some jewelry. Very quiet and safe to stroll around. Our room - We stayed in Room 12, one of the smaller rooms. We had a large-four poster bed, bathroom with double vanity and tub/shower combination, two wardrobes with ample room for clothing and sundries, and a small patio with two chairs that overlooked the grounds with an ocean view in the distance. The room's decor was not up-to-the-minute, but it was simple and clean with everything in good working order. The A/C was very effective. Ample electrical outlets to use/recharge devices and US current. Wi-fi was spotty at best in our room but consistent at the pool. Housekeeping was unobtrusive, efficient and thorough. We got a new arrangement of fresh flowers every day and turn-down service while we were at dinner. What else is in the room - The usual suspects - electric kettle with a selection of teas and instant coffee (creamers and sugar as well), mini bar (two complimentary bottles of water every day), small refrigerator, small safe, blow-dryer, ironing board and iron (laundry services are offered, but we did not need them), spray (DEET) insect repellent and two full-size umbrellas. And in the bathroom, there were full-size personal care products (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion) of a decent quality, so you can skip bringing your own to save room in your luggage. Again, everything was in good working order. The power situation on the island - Nevis has frequent and significant (in scope and duration) power outages. The island is in the process of installing a new generator to ensure a reliable source of energy. Installation is scheduled for August 2017 and you can follow the story on the internet by reading local news reports. HOWEVER, Montpelier has its own integrated generator, so although the power went out frequently throughout our stay, the generator cycled on within seconds and we were never without power. Other locations on the island will be without power during these times (for example, the water features at the Botanical Gardens were not working due to a power outage), so locations outside the resort (e.g., restaurants) may have limited services and be unable to process credit cards, so you may want to take this into account. If the generator installation goes as planned, this may no longer be an issue by Fall/Winter 2017. The beach - The beach is an approximately 20-minute shuttle ride from the resort (too far and too unsafe - due to the narrow, winding roads and traffic - to walk). The beach is private, with a full-service bar and eating area, approximately six wooden cabanas to take a break from the sun or escape the rain (there are also lots of tree for shade) and an ample number of lounge chairs, beach chairs, and little tables. There is no food service at the bar, but Montpelier will provide you with a delicious picnic lunch in a cooler (sent down with you on the shuttle), which we highly recommend. Another couple walked down the beach and had lunch at a different resort. Because we traveled off-peak, we had the entire beach to ourselves one day; on the busiest day, there were only three other couples. NO noise, music, jet skis, vendors, etc., only the sound of the waves. Sand is volcanic (if you walk a short way down the beach, you'll reach a black-sand beach) and the coastline is a combination of rocky outcroppings and small stretches of sand. The water was warm and completely calm; great for swimming and wading (soft sand underfoot - no rocks). Walking along the beach, we saw a giant sea turtle, a sting ray, cows and goats grazing on the hills above and lots of local birds. I don't know if this was the result of the weather/season during which we traveled but there were ZERO bugs/insects at the beach, so our days on the beach were very pleasant! The food - We ate at the resort every day and LOVED the food. The continental breakfast was more than enough for us - every morning there was a selection of fruit juices, fresh fruit, cereal, bread and pastries and a selection of delicious home-made yogurts. The servers will bring coffee, tea, and toast to your table. Once we ordered from the menu and I really enjoyed the egg-white and goat cheese scrambled eggs. For lunch, we ordered picnic lunches for the beach or ate at the poolside restaurant. The pool restaurant (Indigo) had a wide variety of choices - a representative menu is on the website. My favorite was the conch stew while my husband loved the grilled shrimp wrap. For dinner, we ate at 750 and were extremely happy with the choices and all of our meals. Each meal was preceded (sometimes) by canapes and (always) an amuse bouche, something different every night. The menu, with accurate prices, is on the website. Dinner, with no appetizers, one drink each and no coffee/desserts cost about $120 per night. One evening, because there were so few guests, dinner was served in the Mill Privee (seating is in the sugar mill), with the 750 menu, so that was a lovely surprise. We did also eat (with only one other couple) in the MIll Privee, where a set, 5-course menu is served in the candle-lit sugar mill. While it's one of the more expensive meals we've eaten ($95 per person, not including drinks, plus an additional 24% tax/gratuity charge), it was a worthwhile and unique experience I'm glad we didn't miss. It was also lots of fun seeing the staff prepare the mill throughout the day, knowing it was (almost!) just for me. The service - The service was fine, and all of the servers were friendly, some more outgoing than others. However, anything you want, they will get for you. The pacing at dinner was LEISURELY, but, hey, where else did we have to be? :-) The Spa - Spa services were basic and good. We booked a couples hot-stone massage which was fun and relaxing. The therapists were friendly and competent. (We've had better, more luxurious services on other vacations, but this was fine). Recommendations - If you're looking to travel off-peak, you can get have a low-key, relaxing vacation here, and may even have the facilities almost completely to yourself for a few days. I'm calling this my "Princess Diana" vacation, as I'm sure she and her family had the resort pretty much to themselves as well!

Montpelier Plantation & Beach is such a spectacularly well-kept secret that I hesitate to even write this review, should word get out and the masses descend upon it. However, the world deserves to know, and owner Muffin Hoffman and her fabulous team at Montpelier deserve to be booked solid each and every day the hotel is open, so here goes: My husband and I decided to visit St. Kitts and Nevis for our honeymoon. With little prior knowledge of the islands and not much of an idea as to what we could expect there, we used the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts catalog to book what we thought was going to be a luxurious adventure at a hot new resort on St. Kitts. After three sleepless (hot, buggy) nights in what was indeed a beautiful but lonely and largely unfinished development on a remote part of St. Kitts, we took to Google and TripAdvisor and, on a whim, booked the remainder of our honeymoon at Montpelier on Nevis. Two land taxis and one water taxi later, we arrived in paradise. In searching for a honeymoon destination and our accommodations, we wanted to find something not overly commercial, nothing cheesy or touristy, and a place without tons of families and children. The goal was to go somewhere quiet and relaxing, with beautiful scenery, delicious food and drink, enough activity to keep us occupied and interested (cultural and historical attractions, sightseeing, hiking, time at the beach and pool, activities onsite at our resort and in the surrounding community) with a helpful and informed staff. Montpelier hit and exceeded each of those marks. Arriving at Montpelier was like coming home and being greeted by long-lost friends. Front-of-the-house manager extraordinaire Jackie made us feel immediately at ease as she greeted us, offered us complimentary rum punch, gave us a tour of the property and quick rundown of the various activities, options for dining onsite, how to coordinate transportation for off-site exploring, beach shuttles, and the amenities available to us. Our tour concluded at the pool bar, where Jackie introduced us to the wonderful Kaddy and Leslie who oversee and operate the pool bar and restaurant, Indigo, and who welcomed us warmly and entertained us as Jackie readied our room. We placed a lunch order with them before quickly running to scope out our room, where we found champagne, flowers, and a card congratulating us on our honeymoon and welcoming us to the hotel, and our bags already up on luggage racks and ready for unpacking. We opted for one of the cheaper rooms on the property but found it very nice and comfortable with incredible, sweeping views of the ocean, lush tropical gardens, and a terraced lawn down to the edge of the property. A picture window on each side of the room allowed for a comfortable island cross-breeze, but the room also included blackout curtains and a stellar air conditioning system--we slept SO well every night we were there. The room was bright and clean with a high, vaulted ceiling; a large, comfortable bed with nice linens and no shortage of extra pillows; a minibar stocked with wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks, and a tea kettle with assorted teas; a little sitting area; and a bright vanity and two sizable closets. The bathroom was updated and of a nice size, and included nice toiletries. Although this may sound minor, the room also included a very helpful little compendium on the features and offerings of the hotel and islands--no subject left untouched. As first-timers to Nevis and to Montpelier eager to get acquainted and explore, we loved having a handy guide to reference when we had questions about the time the beach shuttle departed, how to occupy our time onsite, or how to organize a tour or activity offsite, though anyone on the property would have been willing to help us at any time, had we asked! Meals on the property are an event and not to be missed. The beautiful breakfast service (continental or from the menu) in the shadow of the historic mill and Mt. Nevis beyond offers a relaxing way to start the day. Lunch can be enjoyed poolside at Indigo, or as a lovely, upscale picnic on the beach. We loved the comfortable elegance of dinner at Restaurant 750 - the mingling for cocktails and canapés in the Great Room before moving onto the Dining Terrace for dinner, and the gracious hospitality of Muffin and her daughter Tonya, who took time to visit with each guest nightly. Montpelier's greatest strength lies with its people. The team assembled at Montpelier is outstanding and all serve as wonderful ambassadors for the property and the island. The practice of being introduced by name to almost everyone on the grounds creates an instant familiarity and rapport between guests and staff, which establishes a culture of community; we are not normally in the habit of meeting fellow guests while traveling, but Montpelier's intimate size and established daily routines create opportunities to become familiar with those staying on property as well. We so enjoyed the hotel's group of guests, representing a variety of ages and nationalities, and looked forward to saying hello to them each day. However, somehow none of this felt invasive or awkward or forced--I would not shy away from Montpelier if I were a quieter personality or wary of meeting new people. The staff took time each morning to check in with us and ask about our plans for the day, and how they might be of assistance in making recommendations, arranging activities or tours, or providing insider tips. By the time we departed, I'd become so fond of everyone there that I truly hated saying goodbye. When we did venture offsite, Jackie handled our taxi service and called upon Pedro, a former Montpelier employee who kindly took time to drive us around Charlestown, along the water's edge, and to identify points of interest as he drove. Similarly, the hotel-arranged transfer back to the airport on St. Kitts went off without a hitch and made what could have been a stressful, multi-leg transfer into a fun adventure. We look forward to our next visit to beautiful Montpelier and hope that it comes sooner rather than later. Special thanks to Muffin, Tonya, Jackie, Kaddy, Leslie, Venetta, LaToya, Romel, Steve, and everyone else who makes Montpelier the special place it is, and for making our honeymoon trip unforgettable.

We happened to pull into Montpelier Plantation and Beach by accident while looking for the botanical gardens and it was a wonderful mistake. We had lunch there and they were able to make four adults and three children (two toddlers) very happy and relaxed. The customers service was on point, the food was great and the portion to the price was wonderful. The grounds and the history of the place alone was well worth the mistake. We did not get to the botanical gardens but this gem of a place off of the beaten path was well worth the few bad turns that we we made. What a pleasant surprise...

We just got back from this trip we planned for our 30th anniversary and it was wonderful! The hotel grounds were absolutely beautiful, the staff was so friendly and helpful. Our room was great, with spectacular views from our front porch. We were welcomed with a bouquet of fresh flowers and a card. Breakfast was included, which was basic continental or you could order from the menu, which was good as well. We were blessed to have a private dinner in the Mill restaurant and the food was so delicious! The atmosphere was so romantic and special. They really know how to make you feel special. We ate one meal off site, which was at Indian Summer down near Montpelier private beach. Speaking of the beach, so great! It was about a 15 min drive down from the hotel by their shuttle service. They will come back and pick you up in the afternoon whenever you'd like. We had only one other guest with us one time we went so we agreed to come back at a certain time. The other time we went to the beach we were alone so we just had them pick us up around 2:30. At the beach, they have a few cabanas with chairs, clean restroom and changing area, and a small bar with attendant to serve you. The first day we went we asked for a picnic from the kitchen and they had it prepared that morning before we left on the shuttle. The second day we decided to venture out to a nearby restaruant and found out they were closed for the season, so had to wait until we returned to the hotel to each lunch, which wasn't until 3. Nevis is pretty quiet in the off season, so check to see if restaurants will be open for any off site meals, lunch and/or dinner. Im sure they would have checked for us if we had thought about it then. The websites all said they were open, but call ahead to check. At the beach, the water was pretty calm, no giant waves to deal with and it was so clear and beautiful. The views at the beach were stunning. We spent 4 nights at Montpelier and absolutely loved our stay. What we loved about it was the quiet, peaceful, calm atmosphere. We spent time resting and reading by the pool, on the beach, and also just lounging in the many areas around the grounds. Their service and attention was excellent! They were available to answer any questions, make suggestions, anything to help us. We loved that we didn't have to fight the crowds, or deal with partiers, but just relax and enjoy the beauty all around us. We hope to be able to get another opportunity to go back. It was better than we could have imagined.

Montpelier Estate Charlestown Nevis

Hotel highlights

  • Free English breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Montpelier Plantation & Beach is located 1 mi (1.6 km) from Nevis Botanical Garden and within a 10-minute drive of Museum of Nevis History. 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 Fort Charles.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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.


Property features

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.

Room options

Superior Room (Plantation)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 372 reviews