Beautiful setting on the sea but not a resort
Posted Feb 8, 2016
On the sea, short walk to 4+ public beaches with plenty of shade. 3 well maintained pools are on the Karybea property. Hotel is 5 minutes from town of Sainte Luce which has several good restaurants. 30 minutes from airport. Staff friendly and front desk staff speak English. Little information about the hotel or its services is provided and there is almost no info in English. Martinique is part of France and almost all of the guest are from France or Quebec. Rooms are clean but dated despite recent renovation. Linens are old and limited. All have sleeping area, seating area, and terrace/balcony. Our room overlooked the sea and had 2 bathrooms. WiFi in room as well as small flat screen TV with French channels. Breakfast buffet included in room rate. Good fresh fruit, great bread, terrible instant coffee. Hotel has one restaurant which only serves buffet meals. We ate there on arrival and food was mediocre at best and overpriced. No table service. Rent a car and visit local restaurants and beach grills which are great. Very few if any activities provided by hotel with the exception of music and dancing at night with DJ or local band. Bottom line even though we don't speak French and the hotel wasn't great, we loved Martinique. It's beautiful, people are friendly. It's clean and standard of living is better than on most of the islands plus the food is the best we have had in the islands. So we are definitely coming back and we may return to the Karybea.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 21, 2016 by Karibea, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. These precious comments help us to improve our services qualities.
We are really happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you took advantage of the localisation of the hotel : right in front of the beach and only a few minutes to Sainte Luce. We are really delighted to see that you could use and enjoy the 3 differents swimming pool and that you get along pretty well with our staff. We are happy to see that you enjoyed most of the room and the equipments like the TV, the wifi… It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our breakfast serve as a buffet and included in the price, but we are sorry that you did not enjoy that much the restaurant. We will tell them about your comments to improve it. It is pretty nice also to see that you enjoyed our entertainment and our services like the car rental.
Thanks again for your comment and we would be delighted to welcome you again in one of our Karibea hotels.
The Karibea team