Ratings based on 126 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from alpharetta ga
Great GetawayPosted Jul 24, 2015
To get away from the crowds go to Ladera. The grounds are botanical. The staff is the best I've ever seen. The views are spectacular.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Remote with a Priceless ViewPosted Jul 23, 2015
Pros: The views. The grounds were so pretty - all the landscaping. Staff was very professional and kind. Our room was large, the infinity pool was awesome.
Cons: Lower dinner prices, better showers (lack of pressure), nicer interior in the Owner's Cottage, better options for dinner, clarity on "free" breakfast.
Location: The hotel offers shuttles to Sugar Beach (private beach), which is great, do the Sulfur springs (bring nose plugs), and climb the Piton.
The welcome staff was really great. We received an ice cold towel and delicious beverage (though the towel was taken back after like 20 seconds). The hotel grounds are just breathtaking. Gorgeous views - absolutely priceless views. We got the Owner's Cottage. My husband loved the infinity pool and view and it made it worthwhile. I would have preferred one of the other rooms because the interior (finished, dark wood - bungalow style) was much better than ours. Our room was dated and felt unclean, though that is more due to the open layout - so bugs fly in a lot. But it's so nice and windy, the weather is not an issue. We did have a very frightening wind storm one night that kept us up. We couldn't get one of the shudder doors to close so we had to leave it open. But the room was so large, we were on the other side, so it was not an issue. All the walls in the living room are shudder doors so you can open everything up. It would be a great room for two couples to share if you were vacationing with friends. The pool was huge, the Owner's Cottage room was huge. The pool was deep but not heated. We moved the patio a little so the mango wouldn't fall on us as we lounged. This room probably has the best view in the whole hotel though. We god the sunset and the straight-on look at the Piton. It was like a panorama view, where the other rooms may cut off on each side. It just wasn't as nice and new on the inside.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Breathtaking views!Posted Jul 16, 2015
We came here for our honeymoon. From the moment we stepped onto the resort grounds, we were welcomed by friendly hotel staff who gave us a delicious drink! Then they took us to our room and we were blown away! The view of the pitons in our room was amazing!!! We definitely want to come back here again!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from california
Beautiful views!Posted Jun 24, 2015
Amazing resort, great service. Great food! Everyone should stay there at least once in their lifetime.
by A verified traveler from Virginia
Expensive camping trip!!!!Posted Jun 24, 2015
We felt like we were out in the wild. We saw all types of creatures and critters in our room including roaches on the couch. We were so uncomfortable that we were willing to pay more money to book another reservation some where else for the remainder of our stay in St. Lucia. I would not recommend this resort unless you want to go camping and don't mind paying a hefty price to do so.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from DE
Posted Jun 11, 2015
The hotel was beautiful and well-maintained. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Loved this hotel and highly recommend it. The views are astonishing!
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Kansas City, MO
One of a kind Saint Lucian experience!Posted Jun 9, 2015
Pros: The views from the rooms, pool area, and restaurant/bar are absolutely amazing.
Cons: Staying at Ladera is not for the budget-minded. It is expensive, but well-worth the splurge.
Location: If you are in decent physical shape, do the Gros Piton hike! Also, be sure to check out the sulphur springs mud baths and the town of Soufriere.
My wife and I chose to stay at Ladera for half of our honeymoon and another, commercial, all-inclusive resort to stay at for the second half. Ladera was a one of a kind experience. The view alone is so unique that I often found myself just sitting on the patio of my open-air room, admiring the beauty of the Pitons while I enjoyed my morning coffee. The hotel staff was very friendly and the concierge was extremely helpful in arranging for transport and setting up excursions around the Soufriere region. Since there are so few rooms, you really get that exclusive, remote feel when staying at Ladera.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Caribbean Sailor
Location, LocationPosted Jun 4, 2015
If you wish to spend a night in the midst of one of the most dramatic examples of natural beauty on the planet, book a night here. We stayed in room T, the least expensive in the resort and it was described as a "superior" room. The view was the same as the big buck rooms and our room was clean, comfortable, big enough, with a wonderful shower. Rustic elegance I'd say. The room had dramatic architecture and sight lines and beautiful original carvings. The little plunge pool was chilly, but good for a quick dip. The grounds are like a musuem with carvings, sculpture, gardens, and fountains. The restaurant was great and the staff were absolutely delightful. No TV, No AC, only 3 walls, loud frogs and birds at night, and quite expensive. Worth every cent in my opinion. Might be a little too quiet for me for a long term stay, but a once in a lifetime opportunity for a couple of days.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Greensburg, PA
FantasticPosted Jun 2, 2015
Pros: The views (duh), the evening breeze keeping us cool at night, the very tasty food/snacks/drinks, friendly staff. Everything.
Cons: Only complaint is that I couldn't stay for more than a couple days (small grounds made me feel a bit restless)
Location: Very near many things in Soufriere: Botanical Gardens, Sulfur Springs/Volcano, Hotel Chocolate, Tet Paul Trail
Really, not much to complain of. This is the first place I've stayed where the staff customized their service to meet my needs. Very impressed. High staff-to-visitor ratio. The mobile phone they gave us during our stay was incredibly useful when calling cabs etc. Worth the money.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted May 30, 2015
Great hotel ,fantastic location ,most accommodating personnel .The restaurant although good the we lacked a choice of restaurants