La Haut Resort2.5 out of 5.0
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Alas La Haut’s biggest asset is also its biggest downfall - it’s location. While offering amazing views of soufriere, the fact it is so far from the town (30 mins walk) and the restaurant closes at 3pm, makes it a frustrating place to stay. That coupled with the service (there was a distinct lack of a welcome and on our first night we were put in an awful room above the office) and poor facilities (we had no hot water during our stay), makes it one of the most frustrating hotels we have ever stayed at. Because it could be so much more with so little extra attention (how about operating an honesty bar in the evening). Saying all that it did offer us extremely affordable accommodation in soufriere which is definitely a must stay for anyone visiting St Lucia.
First thing first. To get to Soufriere from the airport is about 1:20h car ride. 1h just to get to see the Pitons. Taxi ride from the airport to the hotel is around $70-$75. Hotels that you see on tripadvisor with similar view will have a similar location to this place. A bit up the hill, as you would expect in a mountain area. Great big rooms, clean, not very modern, no TV or Radio or any entertainment in the room. But spacious. The rooms next to the parking are very loud, when the staff comes to work, you will hear them all chatting. Breakfast and lunch is delicious, totally recommend it. The kitchen closes at 3 though so hurry up to grab a bite. Same for the bar, I think it closes at 4-5. In the evening you will have to go out or grab some food from the restaurant and keep it in the fridge. You have a microwave if you want to warm the food. Now, to go out, you do need a car or taxi. However, it not a far ride nor expensive. normally would be $25-30 return to Soufrere or $50 return if you are going a bit further out. Understand that is not great that you need taxi but to be honest you would use one anyway in the evenings. The hotel and the view is lovely, so are the hosts. Prepare to wait for food about 45min-1h but that's usual in Caribbean. No staff will be there after 5pm. If you need a taxi, ask at the small office, somebody should be there in the evenings. Overall, would totally recommend for the view and location.
This former plantation had really quaint accommodations, it was fun to walk around and see the farm animals,vegetation and imagine how things 'once were'. The owners are very nice people, and quaint boutique hotel was the perfect answer to our 3 day early arrival for a 1 week all inclusive to follow. Though the grounds could use a little TLC, In many ways, we liked La Haut best of all!
We stayed just 2 nights. WestJet changed our flights so we had to come to St Lucia 2 days earlier than planned ( oh darn!) and offered to pay for our accommodation for those two days. So we took the opportunity to book a luxury king room , second story, which was in the colonial style building overlooking everything. What a good choice! The room had AC which wasn’t needed at night because there was a lovely breeze that kept the room just perfect for sleeping in a super comfy bed. No mosquitoes so no need to use the mosquito net. The view from our balcony was spectacular. We just ate breakfast there and it was great, the service very good just like most places in St Lucia. The pool by the restaurant wasn’t very inviting but the infinity pool down at the owners residence was outa this world. At first we thought a road ran through the property but it was actually the way to the owners residence. Very nice staff especially PETER the night security guy who saw us to our room after hours on the night of our arrival.
You need a car for La haut as it's quite a long up hill walk from Soufriere otherwise. Accommodation is a little tired and would benefit from a little TLC. Choose the cottage for the space, views and veranda The owners, Joseph & Stephanie, are very friendly and let you use their infinity pool and facilities at their house as if it's your own. Enjoyed our chats with Stephanie very much. Would have been good if the bar and restaurant opened in the evening but otherwise really good choice for the price compared to other hotels nearby! Thanks.
Nice hotel surrounded by nature. It has a beautiful view of Soufriere and the sea. Very good attention. I had a really good time there. It must be improve the Wi-Fi signal, and a TV per room would be great.
Had an awesome birthday night with my boyfriend.. the views were fantastic especially the one at the infinity pool.The staff were great especially Glenda.. We had a thrilled time ,didnt want to leave ❤ The only thing that was missing was a television in our room..
We (my boyfriend and myself) were thrilled with the 3 nights at La Haut Plantation Resort and could not believe the outstanding views from the balcony, the nearby pool and also the infinity pool down the road. You would pay, as quoted, over $1000/night at higher-end resorts on the other side of the Pitons...we checked those out by driving over to them. They may have had more modern accommodations and restaurants but definitely not the charm and rustic appeal of La Haut. The price was real deal for what we got...the bed is comparable to the luxurious Marriott beds that we crave when we go on vacation. The rooms are very spacious with all that you would need including a nicely tiled bathroom with reliable and enjoyable shower. And the mangoes...this was such a treat! Bananas and mangoes were placed in the room every day for us to enjoy. Further, the owners encouraged us to take as many mangoes from the property as we wanted--we took 4 with us to our next accommodations in Marigot Bay. It was then that we cut into the most delicious mango we have ever tasted! Although the dishes are minimal, we managed to make our own bowls out of a take-out container so that we could have cereal every morning to save a few bucks and so we didn't have to rush out in the morning to seek out breakfast. The resort offered breakfast for $15 U.S. which is not too bad but our CDN$ is in rough shape so every saving helped. The view of the Pitons, the town of Soufriere, the Sea and the valley were spectacular. We saved a few more bucks buy purchasing chicken roti at Piton Pit (or was that Petite Pit?)...can't remember the proper name now...this was in Soufriere which is just a few minutes' drive down the hill. Check out Marie's at the Botanical Gardens...excellent buffet meal with authentic St. Lucian food. Delicious; we went back a second time! The botanical gardens are pretty amazing and worthwhile to visit with a beautiful waterfall at the path's end. We loved this island and La Haut was one of the reasons that made it special.
La Haut was the right choice for us. The bed was clean and comfortable, the kitchenette barely equipped. Views were as described. Yet I will say, the attitudes expressed by whoever is responding to reviews (likely a professional PR firm) were nowhere in evidence in our interaction with the owner or staff. You are likely to be blamed if something goes wrong. Weirdly we were without hot water at about 10 pm one evening. My husband stepped out to try to find someone and encountered the owner, who was dealing with a problem our neighbor was having. The owner suggested to my husband that the neighbor had "broken the showerhead." My husband explained we had no hot water and felt it necessary to point out we had been gone all day and couldn't have contributed to the lack of hot water. The problem was fixed and hot water restored. But the owners attitude set the tone for our view of La Haut. The claim that we are a "simple bed and breakfast" is ridiculous. By definition breakfast is included in establishments that make that claim. For us, breakfast offered few options, no menu, who needs a menu with so few options? One example of the many small irritating miscommunications, our room had 110, and yet when I emailed before the trip I was told I would need an adapter. The adapter I brought wasn't exactly right so we took a taxi to town to obtain the correct adapter. After arranging that trip to town with Glenda, who failed to tell us about the 110 outlet. Did she not know about the outlet? We will never know. Hair dryers are available, but you have to ask to "sign" for one from the front office. The property is for sale and it seems clear that so many small details are ignored the owners are tired and just want to sell. And for the record, we were not offered a comment card when we checked out.
We wanted two things on our trip to St. Lucia - easily accessible scuba diving and a hotel with excellent views of the pitons. We got both with this hotel. It is arguable that the views at the luxury resorts nearby such as Anse Chastenet, Ladera, Stonefield or Jade Mountain are better, but La Haut holds it's own when it comes to views. La Haut was a cocoa and coconut plantation before it became a resort and the buildings are spread throughout the old planation. We booked a Cashew room which is in a building a bit lower than the original rooms at the top of the resort. The views from these rooms are outstanding especially from the ample decks adjacent to the rooms. All have fans, air conditioning, and mosquito netting, but room 1 has the poster bed, room 2 has the sleigh bed and room 3 is at the end and more remote. Great place for couples. An alternative room for couples is the honeymoon suite which is close by (maybe a 2-3 minute walk) and although that suite does not have air conditioning, it has even better views and has the best pool (one with a disappearing edge) right outside. The building there is even better and newer. The pricing is comparable to the Cashew rooms. We booked this hotel because of its easy access to daily scuba diving. We chose to dive with Scuba St Lucia on Anse Chastanet beach and were so happy we did. It is about 17- 20 minutes from the resort by car ( 5 minutes on the smooth highway down to the town 750 feet below and another 12-15 minutes along the notoriously rough road to Anse Chastanet beach.) There are other dive operators in Soufriere, but Scuba St Lucia had the best features we wanted - dive boats with easy entries and exits, plenty of dive boats, ample rinse tanks, lockers and hangers and above all a very friendly and accommodating staff. If you do book with this resort and dive with Scuba St Lucia, rent a car. The resort has plenty of free parking. We rented a Suzuki Jimmy because it has a high ground clearance needed for travel on some of the roughest roads on the island. The resort is also close to some of the best dining on the island. The resort does have its own restaurant but serves only breakfast and lunch. Not to worry. Orlandos, Anse Chastenet, Hummingbird, Mango Tree at Stonefield Estate and Dasheen at Ladera are all within 20 minutes by car. Don't miss the BBQ at the Mango Tree on Thursday nights.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- 2 outdoor pools
La Haut Resort offers accommodations throughout the area in Soufriere. This 17-room guesthouse welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi.
Enjoy a bite to eat at The Delice Restaurant, the guesthouse's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.
All of La Haut Resort's 17 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.
Guests staying at La Haut Resort enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 65 per person one way. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a library and a gift shop.
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90% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 458 reviews