Village Inn & Spa at Rodney Bay
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Tonyfromlondon stayed here on May 6, 2009 during their trip titled: 1976 the Start of my travels,london to as far around the world i can travel too!!.
... Sexy Pink and multicolored Orchids. Even the drive itself is breathtakingly beautiful and I couldn’t help sticking my head out the window for the best view of the lush island winding by, waving and smiling at all the locals who are easily some of the happiest people anywhere – of course with all this beauty out your front door, who wouldn’t be. One evening we invited our new friends over for a BBQ at the villa and we all laughed the night away. ...
To sum up we had an amazing vacation here at the Rendez-Vous. We loved the staff, the hotel, the towns we visited, the excursion, the sailing, the scenery and the couples we met have become our friends we still keep in touch with. If given the opportunity I will definitely flog this hotel to people. It's a great choice for a romantic, quiet and also fun getaway and the island of St. Lucia did not disappoint.
... 2 reefs in the main, but as we are reefing the lines are stuck, the wind has come up and the boat is getting properly slapped around in the waves, we're nose diving down 8m waves and there are several moments when I am looking straight down into the ocean as the boat teeters at the top of the wave deciding if it will surf or fall down it! Boris then decided to climb the mast and get into the lazy bag to free the reefing line, and my heart is in my mouth worried he is ...
... along the steep cliffs dropping to the bay from the north Piton.
The weather was overcast, and the water pretty cool, but the snorkelling was the best we had seen so far, with lots of sea-fans, and a fair selection of fish.
The return journey to Castries and the ship was by sea. We travelled right along the coast, in improving weather, to get some excellent photos of the coast, including a slot cave full of bats, a house used in ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Village Inn & Spa at Rodney Bay Gros Islet
We moved here after 7 days at Ti Kaye and boy was it a shock. The entrance, lobby and pool area look and are very nice but when you get up to the room it is a different story.
We just got back last night from St. Lucia. We were there for a week on a trip booked through Tradewind Tours. The hotel is very nice for budget accomodations. The rooms were a great size, though the shower was a tad small.
The Village Inn and Spa is in a great location. While the beach a minute's walk away is not the best beach I've ever seen, it's certainly not awful. It's definitely big and, thus, not very crowded. Besides, the hotel's pool is a fun diversion because of its unique design and is very convenient to any guest room. The breaksfast (included) is hearty and of good quality. The staff is very friendly and accomodating.
Great stay! won't dissapoint
We stayed at the Village Inn and Spa because of a dissapointing arrival at another hotel ( REX PAPILLON). We were so happy to stay at a very clean, newly renovated, and friedly hotel. The pool and jacuzzi were great. We were footsteps from the beach. The rodney bay area is very open and public. So even if you stayed at a hotel on the beach you will still have locals and other hotel goers around you. This area was great compared to others because you could walk around and there were hotels and bars in close walking distance. We loved our stay at the Village Inn and Spa, we woudl return there if we returned to St. Lucia.
This hotel was wonderful! Given the economical price, I was concerned about what I would arrive to, but in the end it was better than I had expected. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful with any of my travel needs. My room was very comfortable and had a beautiful view of the inside court and pool, which had flowers draping down the balcony's. The maid staff was also terrific!
The Rainbow is a very reasonably priced hotel. The all-inclusive package is wonderful and cheap enough to eat out if the meals get boring. There are breakfast and lunch buffets and dinner alternates between buffet and menu nights. The wine is good and the drinks keep flowing. It is an easy walk across the road to a beautiful beach where chairs can be rented for $5 per day (you must negotiate price!). Rooms are large and have a veranda with French doors overlooking a beautiful pool. It is walking distance to restaurants, bars and shopping. I'll definitely stay there again!
The Rainbow hotel was fabulous. Friendly staff, nice rooms with verandas, close to beach. Restaurants, bars and shops are within walking distance. The location is the best! Cheryl at the tours desk is very knowlegable and helpful and will set you up to see the island. We'll definitely go back to beautiful St Lucia and will stay at the Rainbow.
A great hotel in a great location. Just got back from a week at the Rainbow in St Lucia, the hotel is in a perfect location just across the road from the beach and a close walk to some great restaurants. The breakfast buffet is good and don't miss the happy hour at the pool bar, the cocktails are just what you need after a hot day on the beach and the waiters really friendly and a good laugh to chat to. Check out the all-day-happy-hour bar next door, a local haunt with 2-4-1 drinks all day (and night).
We have just returned from our trip to the Rainbow Hotel and it was a wonderful experience! This was our third time to St Lucia but our first time to the Rainbow. We cannot say enough good things about this place!
Stayed at Rainbow through an Air Jamaica package in January 2000. We had a ground floor room with 2 queen beds across from the pool, a stone's throw from the bar. I wouldn't recommend the location because of noise, but had no problems with the hotel otherwise. Had a plumbing problem that was fixed promptly. The ability to change money at the front desk was very convenient.Had only one dinner at the hotel's restaurant. Didn't like the food and thought it was overpriced. Maybe the food's better now.We ate a lot at the restaurant next door that sat near the water. Ate many breakfasts there. Ate a lot of dinners at the Chinese restaurant down the street -- it was a bit pricey though. Rainbow is well-located in the Rodney Bay area. Grocery stores, restaurants, banks are all very accessible so that's one thing in its favor. Loved the bakery at the mall. The KFC was good for snacking.All in all, on another visit to St Lucia we'd certainly consider staying at Rainbow again.