La Haut Resort2.5 out of 5.0
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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.
Stayed at La Haut for 4 days and as others have mentioned it is a very relaxing location just above the town of Soufriere. The have a shuttle service that will take you into town for $20.00 RT. They only serve breakfast and lunch but there are many options nearby in and around town so no problem. We stayed in Cashew #3 and the use of the owners residence Infinity pool was a nice plus. The view of the town of Soufriere from up at this resorts location is amazing. We used Gaston Taxi Service (758-486-8870) for a few outings (Anse La Raye fish fry on Friday, airport shuttle) and highly recommend him as he was a cautious driver who filled us with lots of local knowledge and tirelessly answered all our questions. This resort is also a working plantation with many fruit trees (mangos, bananas, cashews,etc.). They also make their own cane syrup from sugar cane using old grinding mill and cauldron for the boil off. Glenda the manager was very responsive to all our needs plus the owner and his family live on the grounds. Our room was huge, the bed extremely comfortable and the A/C kept us cool all day. The views from our balcony of the Pitons were amazing. Highly recommend this location as it is small (12 rooms) and thus very quiet and peaceful.
What an incredibly authentic St Lucian experience. My family and I enjoyed every second of this unplanned staycation from the local bread made on site to the bacon and eggs all made on location. Seeing guinea fowls and horses. An amazing infinity swimming pool which seemed to kiss the world renowned Pitons. Fresh fruit in the rooms and the most unspoilt staff. Alicia is am absolute gem and Mr Arlain the owner who is sooo incredibly down to earth. Thank you for creating just what we needed in a quick, stress free getaway with kids. I will be back....count on it.
We had a wonderful time at the plantation even though it was for just one night. The room was great. Nice and private. Loved the hammock in the balcony. The bed was quite comfy. Breakfast was wonderful; could've had a second omelet. Lol The view from the infinity pool was amazing. Will definitely be back.
Stayed at La Haut from Feb 26 to Mar 4, what a lovely place! I enjoy the fact that it's still a working plantation and the view from the porch is just breathtaking. The infinite pool by owner's place is also a not to miss. The only complain is the resort doesn't serve dinner, and have a rental car is a must for staying there.
I had passed this place many times on the bus. When I got a chance to stay here I was pleasantly surprised that it was even nicer that I thought. Large beautiful room in the old house with good ac and wifi. Breakfast was good, the infinity pool even better. This is an especially good place to base yourself if you have a car. Beautiful drives and lots to do both north and south of Soufriere.
We stayed at La Haut for 3 nights and had a good experience. The hotel has amazing views of the Pitons, and even better views from the owners infinity pool which they let the guests use. The hotel is spread out among multiple buildings and feels a bit like you are out in the country. It has a number of animals on the property, (horses, donkeys, turkeys, rabbits etc.) which we found cool. There a lot of trees and plants that were all over the property, which we loved. We stayed in room Cashew 3 (on the second floor), closer to the entrance and found the view nice. The rooms inside are pretty basic, nothing fancy nor luxurious. The bathroom was a little old in my opinion and needed a number of upgrades/fixes but it worked. :) We were able to look past it. The office where the employees worked did close around 5PM on a daily basis, so there is no one to really talk to if you needed something (other than the guard maybe) and there are no phones in the room. This did not bother us as we did not spend that much time at the resort/room but were rather out exploring. Breakfast is also offered at the hotel, for $15 USD a person and is a buffet style. It was good but a little overpriced. Overall we enjoyed staying here as it had a great view of the Pitons and Soufriere and at a great price which allowed for us to do more activities on the island.
The hotel overlies Sourfriere, which is a small town with not a lot of amenities. However this hotel offers a good value in that it is a quick drive to many other resorts for snorkeling, scuba diving, beach visiting, etc. We visited in 2016 and the onsite restaurant was open for dinner, apparently that has changed which is unfortunate. If you stay here i definitely recommend a car so that you can leave during the day and explore the beautiful island. The hotel rooms do not have AC, but most budget/mid budget hotels won't. Definitely enjoyed my stay here. BTW, i stayed in the room with an ocean view, which i think is slightly nicer than some of the other rooms.
Instead of staying at a 5 star resort we opted for La Haut since we wanted to spend our money on food/drinks. I did the Groupon deal and since it was last minute the only rooms available were the ones down the hill. Just so you know they do not offer A/C with those rooms. I personally didn't care since I had a huge veranda looking at the Pitons everyday. The resort does not have a shuttle to take you into town but you can hire taxis and be prepared to pay 35/40 R/T for taxis. Also they only offer breakfast and lunch. The day I went to have lunch took forever and the food was disgusting. The town does not have much to offer and I personally wouldn't walk it but use your own discretion. The staff was very pleasant and I had no problems with anyone. La Haut has 2 pools on property. I always went to the infinity pool that is the owner's pool. This property sits on a plantation and is very lush. The bed and pillows are amazing! I recommend this place if you just want to come here and not spend a lot of money on lodging.
- 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 445 reviews