La Dauphine Estate3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I have been a regular visitor for over 10 years and never tire of the natural beauty and calm of this serene and welcoming home away from home. Tucked in the heart of a well kept estate, this house is everything a visitor can want with a natural trail, pool, an endless reserve of flora and fruit bearing mature trees. The staff are friendly and welcoming and meet your every need with grace and charm. I will keep coming back with my family who love every minute we spend here.
Charles and Antonia are so friendly and helpful! This place is on a cocoa plantation but it offers so much more! The pool over looks orange trees which you can pick fruit for yourself! Sitting on the swing in the evening at the great house just watching the fireflies put on a light show is out of this world! You have to get Antonia to cook a local meal with her homemade local juice! What an experience! Many thanks to David the security guard as well who watched out for us while we were walking around! Very nice young man!
Our family of four stayed at La Dauphine for two nights and wish it could have been more! We started in Castries and found this home high above the city of Soufriere to be a lovely retreat. As mentioned in other reviews, the rich greenery and prolific fruit and spices growing on the estate make it even more special. There is WIFI but no TV, making it even more of a peaceful escape. Charles provided a great tour and Al, our taxi driver during our time there, were both terrific. A great day trip to Sugar Beach - lunch on the beach (very expensive for meals and drinks) with a terrific snorkel tour with "CocoPuffs," a lovely member of the hotel dive shop team. Notes: the chairs to the left of the dive shop are free; chairs on the hotel beach are $90 for rental. The hotel will lend/rent life jackets to non-guest kids interested in snorkeling and I highly recommend it as the snorkeling is terrific.
We stayed at La Dauphine Estate for 3 nights as part of the Adventure package booked through Villa Beach Cottages (separate review posted). We were there with another couple and the four of us were fortunate enough to have the whole estate to ourselves! Upon our arrival we were greeted by Antonia, the housekeeper. She had cooked a meal for us (ordered before our arrival) that was delicious and plentiful which we enjoyed on the back patio, listening to the sounds of the rainforest. We stayed in the estate house, relaxing on the wraparound porch or lounging in the infinity pool. There are tropical plants, flowers and fruit trees all around that make you realize you are in a very special place. Charles, the estate manager, gave us a very interesting tour with a history of the estate and how chocolate is made. The whole estate was available for us to explore and we took advantage of this. We hiked up the ridge and went across the road to see where they grow so many beautiful flowers they supply local hotels and restaurants. This was one of most memorable places I have ever stayed. Antonia and Charles were very helpful and made us feel at home in the rainforest!
I have stayed here more than once. this is a very special place. The peace and quiet you get here is unbelievable. There are no tvs. You hear the rustle of trees and rain. The rooms are great. you will need a car but you can easily get one as the owners have a car rental company. The place I would say is the best value for money. If you like to go out and eat and see the sights, most of which are near this property. Don't forget to visit Hotel Chocolat. Did I forget to say that the house is situated on a plantation.. many different fruits and trees all on your doorstep.
We had one night here to experience a working plantation and I just wish we had stayed longer here. Swimming in the infinity pool was beautiful just looking up and seeing the rainforest all around. Seeing all the fruits growing on the trees, you felt so close to nature. Was wonderful to meet Charles the estate manager who showed us around and our kids were fascinated by him and how chocolate is made. Antonia was very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely recommend this place and would love to come back.
After the hustle of Rodney Bay we enjoyed our peaceful stay here immensely. I have never drunk so much fresh fruit juice; the novelty of picking and juicing ones own citrus fruits never wore off. Staff are delightful, we we lucky to be provided with some of Antonia's rum cake..."it's the black cake I love".
We enjoyed a relaxing 4 day break at the end of our St Lucia holiday at La Dauphine. The house feels untouched since it's Victorian heyday but has all modern conveniences. The infinity pool is magnificent. After a swim in the evening you can look out at the lush rainforested estate and pick the fruits you want to enjoy with the following morning's breakfast. The grounds are beautiful and a morning with Charles (The Estate Manager) is very interesting and worthwhile. Antonia prepares lovely breakfasts and authentic Caribbean meals with local produce,. One of my favourite ever holiday destinations..
This diamond in the rough estate house is perfect for a family retreat. Both my husband and I lead very busy career lives. With two young boys, we often look for stacation venues which permit us a retreat from the distractions of life. This was perfect. Being able to hand pick and eat fresh fruit (cocoa) off the tree, swim in a private pool, relax in swings or hammocks whilst listening to birds was a real treat. The grounds are well maintained and there is still an authentic, quaint and rustic estate feel to the property from the furniture to the crockery available for use. There was no radio or tv so we re-bonded in a wonderful and magical way. Even our boys ( both under age 10) did not want to leave. Now that says it all. The property is located less than 5 minutes from the sulphur springs and pitons...truly simply spectacular.
We stayed for 3 nights in Chateau Lafitte (3 adults) and it was a tropical paradise. There are a variety of fruit trees (avocado, citrus, bananas) which we were able to eat while there, and beautiful tropical flowers as far as the eye can see. There are also cacao trees everywhere! Charles, the estate manager, gave us a wonderful tour around the property, including the great house and the production of cocoa. We hope his plans for a chocolate factory come to fruition very soon- and hope to visit when it's up and running. Antonia cooked an awesome meal of fresh fish and vegetables- it was divine! We enjoyed the pool area and the beautiful views. We enjoyed the fresh pitcher of grapefruit juice with our Chairman's Reserve while watching hundreds of fireflies at dusk. The weather was very comfortable, especially at night when it cooled off considerably and there was a nice breeze. We so enjoyed our brief stay and hope to return again soon.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
- Laundry facilities
La Dauphine Estate places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Soufriere Volcano and Sulphur Springs. This 3.5-star guesthouse has 2 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also near Fond Doux Estate and Tet Paul Nature Trail.
All 2 accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes are other standard amenities.
Guests of La Dauphine Estate enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Helpful staff is there to provide tour or ticket assistance, as well as offer insight about the area. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills.
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96% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 43 reviews