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“Excellent Holiday”
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Rendezvous Resort
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Castries
Certificate of Excellence
Southwold, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Excellent Holiday”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We recently returned from a 1 week holiday. Couldn't fault the Hotel - location, friendly staff, accommodation, food & drink all first rate. We stayed in a veranda room next to one of the pools with a large double bed, seating area & good size bathroom. Well worth eating in the Trysting Place, you need to book at least 2 days ahead.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Four Marks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Just returned for 2 weeks at Rendevous. I just cannot understand How anyone can write a bad review ! The staff are amazing- from the gardeners who keep the gardens so beautifully, the entertainment team (who could withstand Josie's talk or Jackies laugh), the lovely Tony with that huge smile and a general manager who was always visible. All helped make our holiday perfect.
The food in the Trysting Place matches any I have eaten in a lifetime of business dinners in top restaurants. Thank you not only the chef but Harry, Alex, Carmel and Marthe for great, and fun, service.
Our seaside suite was the icing in the cake. Steps from the pool, a view of the sea, a huge bathroom and a so comfortable bed. Lovely.
Will we be back? Just as soon as we can. Don't change a thing in the meantime

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

We have just returned from our 2 week honeymoon at the Rendezvous hotel and honestly could not have wished for anything more. This place is absolutely amazing and there is not a single negative comment I could even rack my brains to make about it! From start to finish, the staff are friendly, approachable, always smiling and happy and can't do enough for you.
In particular the activities staff Yarmi, Pauline, Jacqui, Josie, Clavi and Deano have struck the perfect balance of being encouraging but never pushy to join in with the many activities and their banter and jokes make it all so relaxed and fun that you actually want to take part.
We have never been on an all inclusive holiday before and I will admit I had reservations about this type of holiday and not having the opportunity to plan our itinerary, search for good places to eat and all the other stuff I usually enjoy but I have to say that these reservations disappeared very quickly!! The reason for that is that you can plan to do as much or as little as you like and the Terrace restaurant and Trysting Place both serve the most amazing food and it is different everyday in the Terrace restaurant so you will never get bored.
All of the waiting and bar staff are excellent and make you so welcome at every opportunity, suggesting drinks to try and never letting your glass be empty!!
The hotel itself is immaculately clean and the facilities are excellent.
I have never received such an excellent welcome - we too received a couples honeymoon massage and champagne on arrival and on my husband's birthday we had champagne breakfast and then came back to find more champagne in our room!
I could go on all day about how much we loved it but will stop now and just say if you have the opportunity to stay here, grab it and enjoy :)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

I can really understand why this quite exceptional hotel attracts so many repeat clients. My wife and I were looking for a quiet, relaxing break and this was achieved. Achieved because the staff are simply wonderful in not only doing their jobs and doing them well, every one of them seem to want to go that extra step, yet remain unintrusive. A delicate art, achieved in style. The room enjoyed good gardena nd sea views with a huge verandah. The garden areas are really exceptional. The ppols equally so and for the pure romantics the hidden lazy river offers a solitude purely for the escapists!. The terrace restaurant was excellent and worthy of mention was Trystings Place, the a la carte restaurant offering a wonderful ambience, beautifully presented dishes, amazing staff and fine wines. Hard as I can try I cant find one single negative to make comment on. A real jewel in the St Lucia paradise.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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armagh
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We booked the Rendezvous for a week of our honeymoon in October 2013.

The transfer from the airport takes around an hour. Roads are twisty but the views are beautiful and not to be missed! The drive takes you through local towns/villages and winds along the middle of the island, mostly through lush picturesque jungle from coast to coast.

On arriving at the Rendezvous, there's no queuing at reception to check in. Instead, we were greeted by enthusiastic, friendly hotel staff and lead to the bar area for a refreshing towel and drink. Our luggage was taken straight to our room in the meantime. We were then shown personally to out beach front room. My husband had upgraded from the standard room to the luxury beachfront room. The room itself was very spacious, 4 poster bed, large bathroom and balcony (complete with hammock :) ) overlooking the sea. Total luxury! Staff had left a bottle of champagne, fruit and spa vouchers with a welcoming note from the manager - a lovely touch. Our room was perfect. Only problem was the frogs outside were quite noisy all night but hey, that's nature.

The rendezvous has 2 restaurants. A buffet and an a la carte. Food was very tasty and lots to choose from. Different local dishes and drinks (eg cocoa tea) were offered also. They have a live cooking station at all 3 meals and afternoon tea outside the restaurant.

Drinks were of a high quality and not the usual cheap brands that other all inclusive packages offer. Champagne in the champagne bar was always plentiful and lovely. Champagne waiter was a real character :-)

The rendezvous has a pool with a swim up bar, a spa pool (complete with outdoor hot tub) and a lazy river. We loved each but generally preferred the beach and waiter service was fantastic (stick flag in ground, waiter appears from nowhere :-) ). We always had a choice of sun lounger on the beach as it was lovely and quiet. The hotel provides high quality towels for guest use on the beach or at the pool - a lovely touch. The sea water was pleasantly warm, even at 6am. The water wasn't as clear as other Caribbean islands but we'd researched this beforehand and expected this due to the sedimentation around St. Lucia but this isn't a big deal.

My husband hired the private gazebo for a romantic dinner one night. We had our own waitress who was very charming and attentive. Dinner was perfect :) Definitely worth doing.

The hotel offers a comprehensive range of activities and there is something for everyone. Entertainment at night was busy and fun.

We had a complimentary couple's massage in the spa which was total bliss!

All staff in every department were enthusiastic, genuinely friendly and just lovely!!

Overall, our experience at the Rendezvous and St. Lucia was total paradise! The only problem we encountered was that on the last couple of days, the rooms adjacent and above ours were being renovated 8am-5pm which was really annoying and I guess maybe shouldn't be done with guests on site at all.

We would without a doubt go back here :D

Room Tip: Upgrade to a beachfront room if possible - so worth it! :D
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berkshire UK
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

My wife and I made our 2nd visit to Rendezvous in November having visited for a week in February earlier this year. This time we were accompanied by our son and his fiancé. Almost everything about the resort was another wonderful experience be it it the great food, water sports or activities. As a returner we get the privilege to attend a dinner with other "returners" and the Management Team. Yasmin and Elsa invited open feedback on anything that could still improve our experience at Rendezvous. I asked for a refrigerator to be in our Beach Front Cottage and some fresh milk each morning for tea and next morning it was all done. The service as ever was superb across the whole team and our special thanks must go to "Good Morning" Veronica who cooks the best eggs ever at Breakfast and also Pauline who is a bundle of energy, life stories and motivation - try her morning lighthouse walk as it is a good calorie burn and some interesting history to be told.

One small but important disappointment was that the dress code at Rendezvous sets a certain standard be it in the Terrace Restaurant, Trysting restaurant or around the Terrace bar area. Some people were wearing just swimwear and nothing on their feet and from the many comments this was not always a good sight to look at whilst enjoying your food! I hope this can be improved. However, this should not detract from what was a superb week at the resort and our thanks go to the whole team that made it a great 2nd time experience.

Room Tip: The Beach Front Cottages have great ocean views and you step right onto the sandy beach!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

We stated for one week in November as part of our honeymoon.

It was perfect. Beaches and pools are great, especially the lazy river which is so relaxing and private. Waiters bring drinks to you at each pool and beach.

Food was wonderful - especially the deserts!!! Lots of choice.

Premium spirits and great choice of drinks.

We were upgraded to a beachfront room (we had booked a seaside suite) and this was great, cute lounger/love seat chair to watch the sunset.bed was really comfortable. Champagne on arrival too.

Thank you rendezvous for a lovely honeymoon. We hope to return for an anniversary. This is exactly the sort of hotel for a couples holiday, relaxing and quiet.

This is actually our first ever tripadviser holiday review, prompted by some of the odd comments we read when we got home, particularly the unfounded criticisms about the food.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rendezvous Resort
Address: Malabar Beach, Castries, St. Lucia
Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Castries
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Castries
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Castries
#2 Romantic Hotel in Castries
#5 Family Hotel in Castries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on two miles of powdery sand, surrounded by acres of exotic tropical gardens, it’s easy to why Rendezvous has been called “the romantic holiday.” It’s hard to imagine a more alluring corner of the world for two people to escape to. A world away from the everyday, it’s a uniquely intimate island retreat. From the long stretches of deserted beach to the lazy-river pool that winds its way through quiet nooks and secret hideaways, every aspect of this all-inclusive luxury resort has been created to give couples the space and time they need to be alone. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rendezvous Hotel Castries
Rendezvous Hotel St Lucia
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Rendezvous Resort St. Lucia/Castries

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