Coco Kreole Hotel

, Castries, St. Lucia
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Coco Kreole Hotel

, Castries
2 star

Rooms: 20

P.O. Box GM 605 - Castries - St. Lucia Hotel Website | | 452-0712
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9/10
Great hotel
Submitted by: Julie & Paul in 16/10/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Right in the heart of rodney bay close to shops bars restaurants and a 3 min walk to the beach. The staff cannot do enough for you,very friendly and the hotel very clean this hotel is so good we have booked 3 weeks for 2007 already

Historical Traveller Reviews of Coco Kreole Hotel

t be disappointed.

from THENOLESFAN
Prior to our trip on January 22nd 2006, I researched several different locations in Rodney Bay, Anse Chastenet, and Castries. I found information on TripAdvisor and several other websites concerning Coco Palm in Rodney Bay and dug a little deeper. My wife and I weren't set on all-inclusive because we wanted a little freedom in our daily routines and dining options. Also, all-inclusive is not always the best way to go for lodging, location, ease of travel around the island, etc...Well, we booked our flight and hotel reservations after deciding on the Coco Palm and crossed our fingers hoping it would be nice and at least worth all the time I had spent researching a place to stay. IT WAS WORTH IT! The hotel is nice, the host and hostess staff were great, the hotel room was comfortable and the grounds including the pool were awesome! We arrived via van and walked right into the lobby to a hostess who had all of our information and room keys in her hands. Oh, before I forget, we took the helicopter back to the airport when we went home. Would recommend that to anyone who doesn't want to either get sick or see their lives flash before their eyes on the horrible roads in St. Lucia. Anyway, we headed to our pool view suite on the 4th floor and opened up the french doors to the balcony and were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful view not only of the property, but the surrounding mountains also. There was a bathroom with a large stand up rainforest showerhead just to the right as you entered the room. The large sitting area was well appointed with gorgeous furniture. The bed was a large king size with turndown service every night. My wife's favorite thing was the large tub in her bathroom (also with a standup rainforest showerhead). We came as we wanted, went as we wanted, ate where we wanted. Everything was really close by. The Ti Bananne restaurant on site was great. The free continental breakfast was a plus because we grabbed a bite on the run a couple of mornings as we headed to Frog's Scuba Diving, or before playing tennis at the St. Lucia Racket Club. The other days we sat and had coffee and breakfast before heading to the beach or just laying by the big pool. We would have drinks at the Ti Bananne bar at night and then head out to eat dinner nearby. I had a fantastic steak at The Charthouse restaurant right down the street. My wife had lobster. Castaways was a terrific restaurant. I had surf and turf. The shrimp were bigger than your thumb and the steak was perfect. The Buzz across the street from the Rex Resorts was probably the best dinner of the whole vacation. We had appetizers, entree, dessert and drinks for a little over $100.00 US ($270 EC DOLLARS)which we were extremely happy with. You can walk to the beach from the hotel. We thought we would spend a lot of time on the beach, but Reduit Beach was not as nice as I envisioned. It was nice, but not as pristine or clear as some other places in the caribbean. The best way to get to the beach from the hotel is to go through the Rex Resorts gate and you end up right in the middle of the palm covered huts or the umbrellas and chairs. Snorkel gear, seadoos, windsurfing, etc...all is right there should you choose. All things considered, we were very happy with our choice to stay at the Coco Palm. For 7 days and 6 nights in St. Lucia at Coco Palm we paid $1560.00 US. That was hotel cost only, not airfare, so for about $260.00 US per night we had one of the best vacations we've had in several years. St. Lucia is a wonderful island to get away from it all. If you go,

Fantastic

from ReviewerHerts
My boyfriend and I had originally booked into the Coco Kreole, but were upgraded upon arrival to the Coco Palm hotel and were given a lovely room overlooking the pool. The rooms are of a great standard, very nicely decorated and incredibly clean - ours had a huge, comforable bed; the room was quite large with lots of light, with air conditioning, fridge, iron + ironing board, hairdryer and safe.

Right from our arrival, the staff were exceptional in all areas and incredibly helpful and friendly - it felt like a home from home. We booked on a B&B basis, and it was sheer bliss to enjoy breakfast in the 'open air' veranda style restaurant every morning (Patricia - you were great!). It is also a great place to have cocktails in the evening! The pool is lovely and a really nice place to relax if you don't feel like venturing far. We were also impressed by the range of entertainment the hotel provided - they evidently make a great effort to cater for their guests. Staff were also very helpful in assisting us to book car hire and trips.

Rodney Bay is really a perfect area in which to stay, as there are about 20 great restaurants just a few minutes' walk away and it feels 'safe' to walk around in the evenings. Reduit Beach is also only 5 minutes away from the hotel - this is a lovely beach, but the MUST VISIT place to eat is Anne-Marie's beach hut at the end of the beach, where she cooks on a BBQ what has been caught by local fishermen that morning (one day flying fish, the next red snapper), all served up with yams, sweet potato and other kreole specialities washed down with cold Piton beer and the sea lapping literally at your feet! An amazing lady - we visited her just before we had to leave, and she even made up a 'food parcel' for us to eat (as a gift) so that we woulden't have to endure airline food!

All I can say is that we will definitely be back - we had an incredible holiday and can't wait to return.

I did not want to leave this amazing new hotel

from TheTravel4
December 2006 I had the pleasure of staying at the Coco Palm Hotel in the Rodney Bay area on St Lucia. What a beautiful little hotel! This brand new boutique property is certainly plush and beautiful. All the many little touches made it one luxurious place to stay.

Eight nights were just not enough. Can I just move in there and live? The staff was so wonderful-I felt like I had a whole new family to take care of me.

The restaurant was very reasonably priced and the food very good. The convenient location made it easy to take a short walk to the many area restaurants as well as the mall nearby.

My only wish, was that it was on the ocean, rather than the 5-7 minute walk to the beach.

Brilliant little hotel

from RuthieSouthWales
We were lucky enough to spend Boxing Day (Dec 26 '05) through New Year '06 on this fabulous island staying at this lovely little hotel. and it broke my heart to leave. The staff at were just incredible - so friendly and genuine. I have visited the Caribbean many times and a lot of places that are supposed to have friendly staff turn out to be quite 'stand-offish' at times - but not in this case.
The room we had was clean and comfortable - a bit 'basic' in some ways, but it was quite spacious, had a refrigerator complete with complimentary bottled water, an efficient air conditioning system and satillite tv. What more do you want?
We had continental breakfast each morning on the terrace by the little pool. This comprised of juices, yoghurts, fruit, toast (the slowest toaster ever!), banana bread (yummy), jams, cereals etc. Oh, and of course, coffee and tea. You just helped yourself to as much as you wanted. It was quite a basic breakfast, but what you had was good and was also included in the room rate. If you fancied a 'cooked' breakfast you could pay a little extra and walk up to the serviced restaurant of the adjoining, plusher sister hotel the Coco Palm (the grounds and large pool of which the Coco Kreole shared) and have a full English or American breakfast there instead.
The location of the hotel was great. Next door to Cafe Claude and across the road from Domino's Pizza - so if you wanted a cheap evening snack you could just send out or take away - no problem. Cafe Claude had a superb menu as did the Ti Banane which was the restaurant at the Coco Palm hotel. The food was delicious and reasonably priced at both places and as you were surrounded by many other restaurants too - all within easy walking distance - the fact that you were bed and breakfast only did not matter one bit as you were more than spoiled for choice. In fact it was great as you could try out so many places nearby.
The pool at the Coco Kreole was small but clean and had nice sunbathing areas around, a few steps up from this - past brilliantly coloured flower beds where humming-birds flitted - took you to the level of the Coco Palm and the very large pool that you could use there. Here there were more sun-loungers (all had thick matresses) and the Ti Banane restaurant and bar adjoined this area. Whatever hotel you stayed at you had the same fluffy gold beach towels which you could take with you if you fancied a walk down to the beach.
The beach was about a 5 minute walk if you took the road down from the Coco Palm entrance and came out at the side of the Papillon Hotel. The first time we walked to it, we took the route along the main road, past all the other restaurants this way you got to the beach at the side of the Royal St Lucian hotel. This took about 20 minutes in baking heat. We were a bit disappointed, but then we found the 'shortcut' and from that point onwards there was no problem at all.
The crunch of the matter is - would I stay at the Coco Kreole again and the answer is an emphatic YES. Although next time I may pay just a little more and treat myself to the plusher Coco Palm. Either way they are both an excellent choice if you want to stay in the friendliest of places and be near the restaurants and shops on this exotic and stunning little island.

Coco Kreole - Good Value, Friendly Staff

from AndieCMC
For the most part, our stay at Coco Kreole was pleasant. The hotel is located within walking distance of Reduit Beach and is close to shopping and several restaurants. The staff, particularly Joe and Peppy, were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The rooms are small, but clean and the decor throughout the hotel is charming. The pool is also very small. However, with the continental breakfast included in the rate and access to the facilities (pool, restaurant, etc.) at the adjacent (newly-opened) Coco Palm hotel, it is a very good value. Our only complaint was noise. The hotel is located next to a very busy street and loud talking, laughter and music could be heard all through the night, particularly over the Christmas weekend. Cars constantly sped along the road with music blaring. Even within the hotel, there was often the noise of the walkie-talkies used by the staff during the night and early in the morning. So, if you are looking for a quite retreat, this may not be the place for you. Definitely, do not get a court-side room. The Coco Palm Hotel is in a much quieter setting, but still has easy access to the beach, etc. Most of the restaurants in the area are quite expensive. For example, at the Indian Restaurant, Razmatazz, entrees start at EC$39 (about US$15), but this includes only the meat. Side items (e.g. rice) are an extra charge. The Lime is an excellent value, providing a variety of local dishes (e.g. curry chicken, beef stew, fried fish) with hearty portions at a reasonable price.

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from Ruzmatx
I just need to point out one thing here... the hotel is beautiful, clean and affordable... Great pool atmosphere with bar and restaurant. However, it can really become irritating to be constantly (bothered) by the hotel staff. Don't get me wrong, the staff is friendly, but a little too friendly. I personally don't like the fact that there is no check-in desk in the lobby. My wife and I were taken to our room by rep who checked us in and proceeded to stay in the room a little too long after handling the paperwork. Everytime we went downstairs and went somewhere through the lobby we were greated by every single one of the workers (Bartender, desk clerk, bell boy, security, etc.) This constatnt "interaction" after two days started to become a distraction and we would try to duck around the people just to avoid saying hi, hello, answer questions about "how we're doing". Checking out was also an essential mess. We received a call from the bell-boy saying he would like to come out and help us check-out... I said, no need, and declined.. after this, we received two more calls from the manager in charge who basically wouldn't take "no" as an answer and she made her way up anyway. Privacy is key to me... if you like privacy and not to be bombarded with constant, and I mean excessive, interaction with staff who do not know when to quit... then do not come here! Other than that St. Lucia was great and so were the rooms and ammenities.

Excellent value for money

from MD_MD
Good points
- extremely friendly staff
- free wireless internet, free internet in lobby
- very clean
- nice pool
- clean rooms
- only 100 metres to a supermarket, KFC, Domino's pizza, lots of great restaurants


Bad Points
- 5 minute walk to the beach (although the beach, when you get there, is gorgeous - lovely powdery white sand & crystal clear blue water)

SUMMARY - excellent value for money, with super-friendly staff. When I checked the reviews, they were all so good, I thought it was too good to be true, but apart from the short walk to the beach, there really are no problems here. Highly recommended.

Friendly Staff

from UkLioness
I had a great time at the Coco Kreole. The room was a good size, 2 double beds, TV, Ceiling Fan and Coffee maker were provided and little touches like complimentary water in the fridges, CD Player, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, Air Con, Shower gel and Shampoo dispensers in the showers all added to it. Free continental breakfast and internet access were also provided.

The staff are one of the friendliest I have ever come across, from the Admin staff right through to the Maids. The hotel has a family feel to it and they really make you feel at home.

The location is superb for access to Reduit beach and there are lots of restaurants on the same strip of road. You must try Elena's Italian Ice-cream shop which is behind The Lime Restaurant and there is also a shopping mall with a decent-sized supermarket nearby.

The only downside was noise, the sound-proofing was not very good and you could hear people next door as there was a connecting room, which is good if you are with family or friends, but not so good if you don't know the people in the next room.

There was also a lot of noise from the roadside because of very loud car stereo systems, and people walking by, and it is not the hotel's fault as this was around the Jazz Festival, so there were lots of people arriving for this event. There was an open air concert just down the road which happened a few nights, which started at around 11pm and did not finish until 3 or 4am, so if you wanted to sleep you were in trouble. I would advise getting a poolside room to try to dampen the noise, but I don't think that would really help too much. All in all it is not the hotel's fault, so I think that this hotel would be perfect any other time of the year except around the Jazz Festival time.

I would go back to Coco Kreole, but I would definitely ask for a Poolside room next time.

I liked it...

from A TripAdvisor Member
I liked this hotel a lot for 4 reasons:

1. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. If you read any bad review of any hotel, they always complain about the staff.

2. FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET!!! For the majority of my stay this was not working. However, it was due to the internet provider and not the hotel. Basically, if you have a laptop with wireless capability you can surf for free. If not, you can rent a PCMCIA device from them that will allow you to surf(call them to confirm rental rate.)

3. Location location, location. This hotel is located within walking distance of a lot of things. It is relatively far from town ($16us taxi drive (5-10mins depending upon traffic), but close to most other things. They're a lot of good restaurants in the area (I highly recommend Capone's, it's an Italian restaurant.) There is also a shopping center that's a 2-3min slow walk, and a beach (definitely not the island's best) about 5-10 mins walk from the hotel.

4. Good ole' fashion cable. I don't care where you go on vacation, when the sun goes down you'll need something to chew away the time with, even if it's only for 1-2 hours. Their cable boasts 3 movie channels (HBO, Cinemax, and some other station that I don't know the name of.)

From my experience (I literally drove all over the island collecting data, incidentally I'm an engineer) if you stay at one hotel, you'll be near the beach, but not near the restaurants, if you stay at another hotel you'll be near the restaurants, but not near the stores, and if you stay in ayet another hotel, you'll be near the stores but you won't be near the beach. In my opinion this hotel has a nice mixture of all these areas.

This hotel is definitely clean and looks fairly new. It's not the ritz (my room didn't have any chairs.) But for a business traveller, I definitely enjoyed it and will return again, and again, and again.

Cheers.

Great price but not worth it

from summrtraveler
Booked this room without much information which was against my better judgement. Though the rate was a bargain, $55 plus tax, it simply was not worth it. We left after the first night for another hotel due to loud room to room noise (as if there was no soundproofing), and very loud street noise, including stray dogs barking. This is not a nice part of town, so my thought in booking for the convenience of being able to walk to places was mis-directed - one wouldn't want to do much walking around here! The room themselves were small, which we really didn't mind and they have AC and TV, but the other inconveniences were too great. Luckily Expedia gave us a refund and we booked elsewhere.
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  • hotel coco palm
  • coco palm st lucia
  • coco palm resort
  • coco palm hotel
  • Address: P.O. Box GM 605 - Castries - St. Lucia
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