La Dauphine Estate3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Walks to town(Soufriere)was a great place to hang with the locals,good eats and taxis galore.Check out the sunsets from The Reef restaurant.What was missing @hotel a blender in the bar.
You awake to pink flower petals blooming outside your large window (or missing 4th wall) overlooking the small town of Soufriere, the Caribbean, and the Petit Piton. The problem is that the barking dogs, croaking frogs, and crowing roosters probably woke you. Early and often. Assuming you got any sleep because the wind was strong enough to deter the no-see-ums. You also are somewhat isolated on your hillside resort, several miles from any beach or other site worthing going to. The hotel's friendly staff will call you a taxi, but expect to pay $40-$100 in travel each day. Of course, you can rent a car, if you don't mind driving on tiny streets, around blind curves, along precipitous cliffs--all on the left side of the road. But otherwise the hotel is nice for a quiet couples' get-away: No loud nightlife, few guests, and little to do but share the evening with your loved one. If you stay in the eco-rooms, you probably won't have any water pressure. And you might not have any hot water either. And your toilet might not flush or it might flush constantly. And close your bathroom windows. Otherwise, critters might go after your soap.
The Mago is a unique place to stay while in St. Lucia. I was there with my wife, and loved the fact that the Mago was not your typical all-inclusive resort. Staying at there allows you to travel outside of Soufriere and visit other resorts or cities. Because it's rather small and not located on the beach, it forces you to venture out to other places in the city, which is great. If you're looking for a busy, bustling resort this is not the place for you. You can spend the whole days without seeing another guest. The only problems with the Mago is that it's located on a hillside with a very steep walk up to the hotel. As a result, it can be a daunting task to walk back into town after you've returned. The other downside is that the dinner menu is very limited and pretty costly. Aside from those two flaws, the Mago is a great place to spend a week in St. Lucia!
We stayed in the eco-value room. We loved the room's appearance, but the noise from the town at night was a bother. roosters, dogs and Sunday services could all be heard evenings and early morning. I suggest light sleepers definitely use ear plugs.
The Mago Estate staff members were very kind and helpful. The room was spacious and clean as was the other areas of the hotel. I certainly recommend this hotel for your stay.