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“Little gem in guadaloupe”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Metisse

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La Metisse
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Saint Francois
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Little gem in guadaloupe”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Having read a number of really good reviews we opted for La Metisse and really happy of our choice. The hotel is located on a hill called les hautes de St Francois, sought after area of the town surrounded by very nice villas. The hotel is small but offers everything that is required for a perfect holiday : very spacious rooms with terrace on the pool, flat screen tv with satellite tv, wifi and air conditioning. Breakfast is optional but really worthy and served on the terrace at any time in the morning...the selection of tropical fruits always different every morning is very appealing. The service and the passion of Sebastien and his wife in looking after the guests is excellent and really appreciated. Always available for a chat a full of suggestions for restaurants, excursions etc. Definitively recommend it. Make sure you have car if you want to make the most of Guadaloupe...

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2011

I stayed here with my husband recently and first of all, it is located outside of town in an area that has nothing much around it. The rooms are Ok, but dull. There are only 7 rooms and they are centered around a pool. If other guests are outside, there is no feeling of privacy at all. And only two of the rooms - I think #4 and #3 - have any shade at all. They serve breakfast but it is only croissants and bread. In a place like this, one would expect a piece of fruit, at least. As to service, the front desk is open only for about 2 - 3 hours in the morning and then again for 2-3 hours in the late afternoon and evening. Although we saw some service going to another couple that looked like nice drinks, etc., we were never offered anything like that. No english is spoken here at all and we struggled to make ourselves understood with our phrase book. There was some mix up and we had to change rooms but we never understood what the problem was because it seemed there was hardly anyone there. The town of St. Francois is pretty nice with a marina area, a nice downtown, and proximity to Pointe de Chateuax which should not be missed. The beaches there, the sunsets and the stars at night are gorgeous. There is a nice market daily down by the harbor, some nice restaurants, a golf course and a casino in the area, as well as ferries going to out islands. We just would not stay at LeMatisse again because there was just no personality. It seemed like a place for old people and we aren't that young!!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank SMcLearn
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Prague, Czech Republic
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259 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2009

In 2009, I stayed in both of the top two TA-rated hotels in St.Francois. And honestly, I did not expect the overall experience to be so different. La Metisse, while run by indisputably charming and ultimately interesting landlord Martine, is more of a private club with just 7 rooms, children are not welcome for the sake of the upscale guests. The rooms have all you might need, yet the bathrooms would use some renovation. One major minus for a Caribbean location - no seaview; another general minus - a resort in close neighbourhood, playing loud music till late night. The location is also somewhat remote from central St.Francois, yet this is not an issue, as generally all the guests drive rental cars. The service is perfect, free in-room wifi is a big plus and the private feel of the place is also fine; yet only to a certain category of guests. On the overall, one point to illustrate the whole difference: while the #1 rated hotel in St.Francois (Amaudo) was fully booked on the time of my visit; the #2 (La Metisse) only had two rooms occupied. And believe me - there´s a reason. This place will not be my 1st choice here, but rather a decent 2nd.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
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Stuttgart
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105 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2008

Nice clean rooms (but more on the small site) situated around a pool. Nicely situated in a residential area, but a little far away from St. Francois and the beaches.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2007

My wife and I recently stayed at this very friendly hotel in St. Francois. The manager was extremely hospitable and was more than happy to make restaurant and taxi arrangements for us. A beautiful breakfast full of delicious fruits and pastries awaited us every morning outside our room looking out on an splendid little swimming pool and jacuzzi.

Please note that the hotel is a bit removed from the center city so you definitely need a car to commute.

  • Liked — The staff of the hotel and breakfast
  • Disliked — Location was a bit out of the way though still quite scenic
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Metisse

Property: La Metisse
Address: 66 Lot les Hauts de Saint Francois, Saint Francois 97118, Guadeloupe
Region: Caribbean > Guadeloupe > Grande-Terre Island > Saint Francois
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Saint Francois
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — La Metisse 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine…A glorious, charming, authentic hotel lulled by the trade winds atop the Saint François hill.Looking for tranquility, La Métisse is an ideal get-away appreciated for its elegance, its peacefulness….A magical spot amid landscaped greenery, overlooking the international 18-hole Saint François golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, La Métisse is nestled in its tropical garden and its 7-acre park…It has a new look. The exceptionally refined, elegant decoration makes the site very specialFabienne and Sebastien GRELAUD, the new managers, will be there to welcome you so that your stay is unforgettable. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Metisse St François
La Metisse Guadeloupe/Saint Francois

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