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La Haut Resort

2.5 out of 5.0

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My husband and I got the Groupon deal last year and stayed at the Superior Deluxe room in May 2017. We tried all the accommodation this place has to offer from the main pool, to the owner's infinity pool, and to the restaurant. Our favorite is the owner's infinity pool and the daily basic breakfast overlooking the pitons. Breakfast was $15/pp and I think it's totally worth it. The other reviewer explained this place best as "Affordable Luxury." We rented a car and was able to explore the island with ease. There was no traffic so driving on the left side was manageable. Rent a 4WD. 2WD cannot take the traction when the road is wet and slippery and you have to maneuver on hills. There are a lot of hills in St. Lucia. I remember getting around was easy and it takes 5min drive to town and around 10min drive to Chocolate restaurant where we had lunch. Google map is what we used. We had a blast.

The views at La Haut make staying here worth it. The room rates are affordable, and the views are breathtaking, but the restaurant doesn't serve dinner, and the property is isolated. If you're looking for seclusion, this is the place for you! We stayed here for two nights, which was plenty, and we didn't rent a car. We took a taxi to dinner one night, and a taxi to an excursion the next day. We purchased some food at a grocery store that we could cook in our kitchenette. The landscape is mountainous, and the roads match the terrain - sharp turns and often difficult to see oncoming traffic. Our room had air conditioning. There are animals on the property, and one morning the dog barked for awhile, which woke us up. The food at the restaurant is okay. Breakfast was a buffet, and both breakfast and lunch were additional charges to our stay. The bar is only open until 3 p.m. We read there was a fitness center, but we couldn't' find it. There are two pools on the property. The infinity pool is down the hill (about a 10 minute walk from our room) but well worth it. It closes at 5 p.m. If we stayed here again, we would likely rent a car and purchase more food for the room.

I've really struggled with what to write about La Haut. We stayed in two different rooms and had two entirely different experiences. First, the parts that were the same through our stay: Grounds: The grounds are beautifully landscaped, with gorgeous plants and flowers throughout. Hummingbirds flit around, and the views from nearly all locations of the mountains, Petit Piton, and the sea are spectacular. The owner's pool: As a guest you have access to the owner's pool during the day. It is an infinity pool with a deep area. From the four lounge chairs or pool, again, the views are incredible. The chairs are in the sun and there is no shade, though the owner was kind enough to let us use her shaded area with two sitting chairs as we spent some time by the pool. The guest pool: Here's where my review begins to shift. This pool also has a beautiful view. But this area, like many spaces as La Haut, has seen better days. The chairs are somewhat worse for wear, and the area around the pool looks neglected. Weeds grow up through cracks in the surface of the cement, paint is worn on places, though the pool itself appears well kept. There are no umbrellas or other shade areas by the pool. The restaurant: The restaurant is open limited hours - breakfast and lunch. Some websites describe La Haut as a bed and breakfast. IT IS NOT UNLESS YOU PAY FOR BREAKFAST at $15 each. The breakfast is limited given the price - coffee or tea, cereal, some watered down juice, some yogurt, you can order eggs with bacon, bread or toast, and banana bread on the day we were there. And some fresh fruit. The restaurant also serves lunch, but meals are done by 2. I believe the bar is open till 3. Vibe - We did not find that staff made much effort to mingle with guests - us or others. And when we were there, there were not many guests. Those who were there kind of kept to themselves. So if you are looking for a place to hang out with other guests, this is not that place. There is no lounge for mingling in the evening. Location: La Haut is about a mile out of town. We debated whether we were going to rent a car, and based on our experience, we were glad we did. We were quoted prices from $20 to $30 each way for rides into and out of town or to the beach. If you want to go into town or to the beach, then return, then go back for dinner, it will get pretty pricey. Okay - so you want to rent a car. Be aware - if you are from the U.S. you will be driving on the opposite side, with your seat on the opposite side. We've done this before but St. Lucia is different - the roads are mountainous and steep, and very curvy. There are some hairpin turns, and drivers will pass from the opposite direction into your lane with little space for maneuvering out. There are deep ditches for rain on each side of the road, so a wrong move and you are not just off the road, but you are in a deep ditch. We did not see people walking up and down the road either, probably due to the danger - cars will not see you as they are rounding these sharp mountainous turns, and there are no sidewalks or lights along the road. So make sure you are ready to take taxis or drive these roads if you don't plan on buying food someplace and eating in your room or staying at the hotel all day. Rooms: Room Number 4 - We had reserved a garden room based on the picture and the description on the website. We were given room 4. It was completely unacceptable. The bed headboard was against the window, leaving us to face into a dark, unwelcoming room (and the bathroom). There were no screens on the windows, the curtains could barely be maneuvered because the bed was against the window leaving us in bed, sheer curtains behind us, at ground level). Certain areas of walls and door were dirty. There were gaps under the front door. The "kitchenette" was a stand-alone mini-fridge, small table and two chairs near it, and a toaster, and maybe a microwave? There were small tables on either side of the bed, one of which had a lamp which gave off little light (we removed the lampshade to read) and two small wall lights on the same wall as the lamp. The room was very dark both during the day and at night. There were no overhead lights in the bedroom, so we left the bathroom light on during the evening so we could read. The photo shows a TV but there is none (and we really didn't care about that). The description says mosquito netting, but there was none, and I would not have cared but for the fact that the windows were open when we arrived, there were gaps under the door, and no screens. We were allowed to check in at 1:30. My husband described the first room as feeling like we were trapped in a cave. After fretting a bit about the room and apologizing to my husband, wondering how I could have made such a blunder (we rely on Tripadvisor and usually do quite well) I looked at the website - wifi is good. The room pictured was nothing like what we had. So I went to the office at about 3. It was Sunday and staff leaves at 4, and I was told there was no manager and nothing could be done that day unless I wanted to pay for an upgrade. I was told I would have to speak to staff the next day and that the owner was away. I then emailed the office hoping someone would read it. I couldn't imagine three days in this room, so I headed down to the owner's house. (She was there.) We spoke for a bit and she said nothing could be done until the next day. The next morning Glenda, the office manager, offered us a free upgrade to room number 1 upstairs, and a complimentary breakfast. Room Number 1 - This room was everything pictured in the website picture and more. The floors are wood, and the room is spacious and bright. There are windows everywhere. There is a real kitchenette, a table and chairs for dining, and two chairs for relaxing. The bed is lovely, and the room has a balcony facing the mountains and sea with two chairs and a table. The colors were light and there were some skylights. Everything about this room was different - inviting, relaxing, welcoming. I so appreciated the response to my complaint, but at the same time was resentful that we were originally given the first room, and had to argue with the receptionist and remain unsure about the state of the rest of our trip until the next day. (As noted, there was one morning a dog was barking quite a bit.) I don't want to seem unappreciative of the willingness of the management to move us, but I do want readers to recognize that there is at least one room that is below the standard you would expect. Although I was told the room we rented was one of the lower end rooms, at $180 a night, I expected better than that. Ultimately we had a lovely time at La Haut, following our move to the second room. The view is breathtaking. Me: I'm adding this because one of the comments made to me when I was trying to get a room change was that we are in the tropics, and doors don't fit tightly. We have traveled a bit and stayed in a variety of Caribbean places - Jamaica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, Aruba, Nassau - as well as Central America. We have loved many places - more luxurious and less. So my complaints are not based on a lack of familiarity with tropical locations. Ratings: The rating choices Tripadvisor gives don't really suit this review, as we had two completely different experiences. So I'm averaging the two.

Stay here if you are looking for a quiet break on Saint Lucia. The rooms vary in quality depending on price. We stayed in the Superior Deluxe Cocoa room (mid-range), a balconied room in the original cocoa house. The room was spacious and clean with a small kitchenette with tea/coffee making facilities, toaster, microwave and mini fridge. The view of the Pitons from the room was spectacular, especially at sunset. The infinity pool overlooking Soufriere and the Pitons is the jewel in the resorts crown and the restaurant closing time (3pm) its downfall. It's about a 20-30 minute walk in to town, the walk down the hill is managable, but its a very steep climb back up - we took the local bus or a taxi cab and rented a car for 2 days to explore other parts of the island. We had a memorable 7 night stay here.

My wife and I stayed here on February 1-5, 2018. The views from all three rooms (we were involuntarily shuffled) were spectacular, and the personnel were courteous and professional. Unfortunately, there are significant caveats that must be considered before selecting this hotel. First of all, there are dogs, donkeys, and pigeons on the property that make noise at all hours of the night. It was especially bad in the honeymoon suite, since it is open to the outdoors (no AC). On top of that, the residents of Suffriere play loud music well into the night; especially on the weekend. Secondly, the restaurant closes at 4:00, and everyone except one security guard leaves for the day. Bring a car, or lots of money for taxis, if you want anything to eat for dinner. Additionally, and probably not a big deal for most, the honeymoon suite is the only room on the property with a TV. We were hoping to watch the Super Bowl, and read somewhere that the Cashew rooms have TV’s...they don’t! Lastly, the rooms and facilities are spread apart significantly, which can mean long hikes uphill in the rain if you want breakfast. We won’t stay here again, but others should if these caveats don’t matter. Although in need of repairs and improvements, the hotel has great potential because of the beautiful grounds/views, and proximity to attractions.

I stayed at La Haut for 2 nights in January 2018. I was thoroughly pleased with my stay from check in to check out. It’s easy to find, I had a rental car and used google maps for directions, which was accurate. There is a parking lot right after you turn in which is well marked. I was welcomed warmly at the reception office and check in was efficient. They offer a complimentary rum punch or fruit juice to welcome you. I arrived after lunch and was starving. I was disappointed to find out the restaurant was closed, but the staff was kind enough to get me some banana bread to tide me over until I could get to a restaurant for dinner. I was staying in the cashew house (room 1), and drove my car from the parking lot to the building. The road is rough and short, and no issues in my small 4wd suv (Jimny). For the price I thought the room was perfect. The cleaning staff had placed flowers around the room. There was a 4 post bed with mosquito netting, mini fridge, microwave, sink, deck with chairs and a hammock. The views of petit piton were nothing short of awesome. I loved laying in the hammock enjoying the views. Even from my bed I would wake up and see the views on petit piton. There are two pools on the property, but one was unavailable due to maintenance during my stay. Fortunately the infinity pool was open and it was so cool. Again the views of pitons were incredible and the pool was clean and well maintained. It’s not a heated pool so the water was a bit chilly, but I’m from Canada and used to swimming in lakes of similar temperatures here so I had no issue spending 30-45 minutes hanging out in the pool and enjoying the sunset and great views. There is a restaurant on site and I visited for breakfast. It was nothing special, buffet of cereals, yogurt, pancakes, blood pudding and eggs and breakfast meats made to order. The best part was the fruit juices. I only went one day, the next I had my own cereal and fruit in my room. I never went for lunch and it is important to note it is CLOSED FOR DINNER which means you have to drive / get a taxi to one of the nearby restaurants for dinner. There isn’t anything in walking distance (at least not that I saw or they recommended). The best part of this hotel is the views and the service. The cons for me would be the restaurant breakfast was mediocre and it is closed for dinner meaning a bit of travel for dinner.

My wife and I stayed at La Haut for our 40th anniversary in Cashew 2. It is lovely! I don't know if there is a better view of the pitons and the Caribbean Sea in Soufriere? Our preference when traveling is to stay in a lodging experience owned by natives, La Haut fit the bill. This is the most interesting property as it has historical lodging, a working farm and mid-range accommodations. The staff are wonderful people, the restaurant has good food and it is certainly easy to relax and unwind at this property. We met the owners family who were in for a reunion. What kind and interesting people - so inviting. We are horse people and I fell in love with a donkey who lives here and has the most gentle disposition. We made fun memories! The hammock on our deck will surely be missed, as will the view. I don't think any high end resort could beat the infinity pool.

My husband and I stayed at La Haut for two nights in January. The room was spacious and the view was nice from the balcony. The room wasn't very clean and expect dated, worn furniture. We noticed a hole in the ceiling with a water stain (because it was raining). We stayed in a room located away from the office which I would highly recommend. There were workers and a garage of some sort located right under our balcony so we could hear people below us once in a while. The biggest disappointment was that the restaurant closes early in the afternoon. Breakfast was not included. We found some amazing restaurants connected to other hotels nearby, however. You will definitely need a vehicle to visit this area. This property has a lot of potential to be amazing, but I'm not sure that will ever happen.

We enjoyed our stay in November 2016 at La Haut. Cottage-like accommodations in an interesting former plantation location. We enjoyed the walk on the trail below the restaurant to the small farm and owner's quarters. We took photos of the horses and donkeys and continued to the pool below. The room was large and comfortable. One note to keep in mind is not to leave food crumbs. We forgot to put away a few cookies and found hundreds of tiny ants on the counter. The staff came in to spray and they cleared out. By the is one of the best vantage points for a photo of the town of Soufrière. Remember to bring your camera if you go for a swim !

Had a lovely four nights at La Haut during December. The views are simply stunning and the plantation has loads of fresh fruit and plants which makes it very picturesque. We did not rent a car but visited Sugar Beach, the Mango Tree and Peito Pitons which were all close by taxi. The owners are lovely and invited all guests over to their house for Christmas lunch which was a lovely touch! It is a very chilled place, stock up on wine and food and enjoy!

West Coast Road, West Indies Soufriere

Hotel highlights

  • 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.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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.


Property features

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 472 reviews