Ottley's plantation was the most beautiful resort on the island. Accommodations were clean and roomy. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable. The food at the hotel restaurant was a bit pricey, but incredibly delicious. The swimming pool was a bit cloudy and overchlorinated, but very relaxing. The rainforest on the property was magnificent. Be sure to enjoy the mangos that drop every few minutes just outside your room. There are rosy and floral flavored 'apples' near the rainforest that are out out of this world. Keep an eye out for cute little pigs, monkeys and mongoose. Ottley's is a paradise.
Our room was in the main house and was larger than an average hotel room and tastefully decorated. Service was exceptional. We felt as if we were were the personal guests at a gracious country estate. The staff was always helpful and did everything they could to ensure our stay was enjoyable. We happened to visit at a slow time, so there were times we felt as if we were the only ones there.
My husband and I booked a Supreme Room with its own pool and the meal plan. It was well worth the extra money to have this much privacy and amazing views of the ocean. The hotel offers a beach and town shuttle that we used each day and the rest of the time we spent beside the pool or walking the grounds of this amazing place. It really fits St. Kitts and what we think of as the Caribbean.
My wife and I stayed at Ottley's Plantation during the last week of June 2011. The service, food quality, and room comfort were all very high quality and exceeded our expectations. We particularly enjoyed the botanical tour of the premises by Marty, one of the owners, and, his family and inn staff extended a very warm reception. Ottley's also provides a daily free shuttle to the capitol, Basseterre, and to the main beaches along the southern peninsula. If your looking for a quiet comfortable inn, reflecting St. Kitts' sugar plantation past, Ottleys's is a great choice.
My husband and I just returned from Ottley's - what a beautiful and romantic place. It truly reflects what is so special and unique about St. Kitts. The resort's pool is set in the remains of a former sugar cane plantation and the spa overlooks the entrance to the rain forest!
Beautiful boutique hotel in St. Kitts. Away from cruise ship crowds, also distance from the beach. However, the hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the beach/ downtown area. The service is outstanding! I stayed for a week in February 2010, and I felt like I was staying with family. Best part about the location is that you are on the edge of the rain forest, so I was lulled to sleep each night by the tree frogs, and at dusk I had great fun watching and photographing the green vervet monkeys. If you are looking for a peaceful destination away from the crowds, where you will be treated like a VIP, this is definitely the place to stay!
I would be at the pool but it is closed. I would be at eh bar but it is closed. I would be at the beach located at the hotel, but it is very dirty. The room is marginal. Not as bad as I have stayed in, but far from great. I would suggest you do yourself a favor and stay at a hotel closer to the strip. I will not stay here again. I love the island however. The people are friendly. Down town is like Cozumel was 20 years ago. When you go to the strip eat at Cathy's. Next to the Monkey Bar. Excellent food. When you take a taxi, I would not suggest renting a car!
this was the worst trip ever!!!!! my room was terrible the airconditioning leaked, money was stolen, the closet leaked. everything went wrong. the staff was unfriendly and unhelpful they didnt even care that all these things went wrong. i would never stay here again.
Stayed at Bird Rock twice in 2008 - Feb and Nov. Rooms were clean and comfortable both times. When problem with sliding door was reported - received prompt attention. Beach was small and quiet in Feb. Good for snorkeling. Closed in Nov - being repaired after hurricane damage. Loved the pool - spent every afternoon there. Staff is very friendly - particularly loved our breakfast waitress at the restaurant. This is a quiet, smaller hotel - if you want 'action', go elsewhere. Renting a car? We did both trips from Bullseye Auto Rental. Owner and staff there were super! Will definitely rent from them again. Driving on St Kitts is easy, though downtown can get a bit congested. Visit the areas away from 'the strip' - Brimstone Hill, Romney Manor, the beaches on the south end of the island. The newer shopping area at the cruise ship port is nice - wander around or sit and listen to the 'two man steel band'. Check out the Circus. Love the island and plan on returning.
We travelled to St. Kitts from Nov. 11 - 17. Upon our arrival, I was disappointed in the conditions of the hotel and our room. There were a few minor maintenance issues that were handled for us. The hotel could definitely use a fresh coat of paint everywhere. The grounds are very lush and tropical, so that does make up for a lot. Then we met ABC (Captain XYZ) who heads up the dive operations and he gave us a tour of how Hurricane Earl really did a lot of damage to the property and completely took out the beach. Hopefully by the high season, the hotel, Rocky's Bar, and the beach will be back to normal. After the first night in a very comfortable bed and waking to a beautiful view from the balcony, I was much more acclimated to the hotel. The staff is friendly and are more than willing to do anything to make you feel welcome. My husband did four days of diving and a night dive with Captain ABC and had a very good time and some terrific diving which was very much up to the Caribbean stand...
Our dive club stayed here from June 20 to 27 Misery as follows: Basic room was clean and maid service was good Bathroom was in need of repair Door could not fully close Mildew on bath tub tile Dead bugs on several surfaces Food was very blah and repetitive Wine selection was bredb or bwhiteb White was terrible, red was unfit for human consumption Only one poorly-trained waitress for a party of 25 Juice served at the end of breakfast Coffee not ready at the end of dinner Buffet quantities not adequate for 21 hungry scuba divers Some nights, late arrivals did not get any of the entrC)e and management didnbt care The bartender was the most unfriendly man Ibve ever seen Constant confusion about what was and wasnbt included in our ball inclusive packageb Even a waitress was frustrated by the contradictions Part of the safety railing was missing on a very steep stairway with uneven steps The pool swim-up bar never had a bartender Our group ...
Quite neighborhood. Very friendly host. Breakfast was great. The dinner served was like a king's feast. No AC.
It was very nice and welcoming. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was a delicious personal experience and was offered when l had awaken in the garden yard. This stay was not like a typical hotel; Gave more of a "at home feeling", was quiet, and I didn't feel like I was just another guest. Internet was good. The Ms Hazel and Ms Josephine were the sweetest. I would definetly return, without hesitation. Great Bang for Buck! That I had to leave.... :(
I stayed one night at Fern Tree while transiting through Basseterre. Hazel provides Caribbean hospitality in an authentic and unique setting. Breakfast was hearty and delicious. Hazel is a pleasure to chat with on the porch. She helped with all necessary taxi arrangements across town and to the airport.
We really enjoyed our stay at Sugar Bay Club. It is a lovely, clean reasonably priced resort with beautifully kept grounds and lovely swimming pools. The room was spacious, cozy and comfortable. And the sounds of the waves from the nearby beach added a nice soothing and relaxed atmosphere to our stay. If ever in St. Kitts again, I will definitely stay at Sugar Bay Club.
I loved my stay at Sugar Bay St. Kitts and would certainly visit again and also recommend to friends. It was affordable, clean and perfectly located in walking distance near to the beach.
I was first impressed by the spaciousness of the room (the largest I've ever had except suites), which included a full height refrigerator, range and microwave. There was an on-site grocery store which included an adequate selection in every food and sundry category. The hotel's oceanside location was convenient to restaurants, shopping at the nearby Marriott, and a world class golf course. The staff were friendly and accommodating.