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“Peaceful Oasis” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Metisse

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La Metisse
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Saint Francois
Certificate of Excellence
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Super relaxing atmosphere. Delicious breakfast with exotic fresh fruits set outside by the pool. Our hosts were extremely attentive, friendly and professional and helped us with finding beaches, restaurants and helping to coordinate excursions.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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nauti2
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

We spent three very enjoyable days at La Metisse. The owners could not have been nicer, our poolside bungalow room was clean and neat. The hotel is small with only 7 units and is very quiet. The pool is very nice. Each unit has an outside poolside table with chairs and lounges. The owners provide a poolside breakfast of coffee, juice, fruits and breads upon request. It is a bit pricey at 12 euros per person but is convenient and enjoyable. The in room mini bar is well stocked and fairly priced. Whatever we needed for support or supplies was cheerfully provided. The town of St Francois has good restaurants and services. We were well pleased and would return again.

Stayed January 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

This is a lovely well-maintained property with a few bungalows around a pool. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in the hills above St. Francois, so it is not the most convenient place to stay if you are interested in activities around the marina or in the town. However, it was a great location from which to explore Grand Terre.

If your French isn't real good, they will try English, and Franglais works fine.

We went in the off-season, and the rates were very reasonable. However, we were under the impression that breakfast was included. It was not. A breakfast of fresh fruits and bread cost 12 euros per person per day. That substantially raised the cost of our stay. Had we known that in advance, we would have stayed someplace cheaper.

Also, while there is a mini-bar, there is a sign that says, in French, that you are not allowed to have food in the room. For those who like to buy things at the supermarket for eating at the hotel, this would seem not to be the place.

For some, this could be the ideal place. For those who are looking to cut costs by eating breakfast and other meals in, this is probably not the place to stay, even as attractive as it is.

Also, it is important to note that small hotels in Guadeloupe are not comparable to anything in the US. They give you a real island experience. If you like American-style resorts, this is definitely not for you. In fact, the reason to go to Guadeloupe is to have the French-Caribbean experience. It is definitely not for those looking for American-style luxury.

An excellent place, if you accept the food situation, and the location works for you.

Room Tip: They are all around the pool, and equally good (although I was not in the other rooms, of course).
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Vienna
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51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

The La Metisse was taken over by new owners in November 2012. We enjoyed our time there a lot, the Location is very nice, small Bungalows around a pool which is cleaned every day. great breakfast with changing fruits every day and some Baguette. the owners are super friendly and we really enjoyed our stay!

Room Tip: the owners are only there in the morning or afternoon after 16:00 so consider this when you arrive.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stayed in this hotel only for one night and thought it was a great place for such a duration. The room is well furnished, although a bit dated. The breakfast consists of fresh fruits and spreads, and is served on the terrace in the morning sun. The couple running the place are very friendly. As they knew we would be coming with a young child, they bought a new cot and high chair meaning our little boy could test the new equipment. The hotel is in a complex on the outskirt of Saint Francois, meaning that you can spend a restful night after having enjoyed an evening at the busy marina.

Room Tip: Very good place to stay in with young kids
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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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 #3 of 9 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:
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