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“Jill and Carolyn”
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Apartment Espoir
Ranked #1 of 16 Castries B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Jill and Carolyn”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Sabine and Keith were really helpful and friendly. They made us feel very welcome even though we were only staying en route to Martinique and then again on our way back. The view from the apartment is wonderful and the beach is really close and you can eat there or in the apartment. Thanks for your hospitality .Highly recommended

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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c130Engineer, Owner at Apartment Espoir, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Jill and Carolyn,
Thank you for taking your time to write this beautiful review. We were so happy to have you with us at Espoir, even it was only for 2 nights. We both hope that you can come back in the nearer future for a longer time.
Take care of yourself and see you soon again.
Sabine & Keith
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St. Lucia
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Everytime i'm up in the north of the island i make sure i spend the weekend by the apartment espoir.The rooms are clean and spacious and the breakfast is a welcome wake up.If i need some info about anything,places to eat or visit, all i need to do is ask and this couple will send you to the right direction.The nights are peaceful because the house is located where is no traffic or neighbours close by.You can easily rent a car here even though i never took advantage.The rate is good last time i checked.The owners willingly take you places so you don't have to find your way around.Let's face it,everybody needs a helping hand especially when you come to a place for the first time.The rates are ,by my standards very reasonable considering St Lucia is not a cheap destination.The best way to enjoy the island is with a guide and you have it here.Not one but 2.Sabina and Keith. Muchas gracias

Room Tip: room facing the sea
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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c130Engineer, Manager at Apartment Espoir, responded to this review, 2 June 2013
We are happy that you enjoy Espoir and the weekends here. Like you mentioned we are in a secluded quiet spot but the beach is close by and the main road in walk able reach.
Thank you very much for this review.
See you again soon
Sabine & Keith
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We stayed with Sabine and Keith for 10 days, and it was a GREAT time. More than enough space in the appartment, kitchen, fridge and air condition worked perfectly, it was clean and safe. The pool is a great place to hang out (if there´s no wind, or you simply need a break).
We also rented the 4x4 Terios to get around the island - also in perfect condition and a more spacious car than we thought!
The beach just 2 minutes away is great to take a swim, the view from the appartment is simply stunning.
If you go to the friday night party in Gros Islet, be careful with the coke-rum mixes ;-)

Sabine and Keith are very helpful, friendly and really make you feel at home at their wonderful place!

Room Tip: If still available, you should see if you can get the separate villa next to the pool!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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c130Engineer, Manager at Apartment Espoir, responded to this review, 2 June 2013
A big "Hello" to our 2 kite surfers. Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review. We are happy that you enjoyed the stay with us and that the winds worked in your favor while being here. We are looking forward to have you staying again . And I hope further that I will find the time to come with you to try kites surfing myself.
Thank you for all the nice words. It was a pleasure to have you at Espoir
Sabine & Keith
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England
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Apartment with a lovely view of the bay. Close to beach and all amenities. Really nice pool in the attractive garden. Enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching humming birds and feeding the finches. Helpful and friendly owners. Highly recommended

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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c130Engineer, Owner at Apartment Espoir, responded to this review, 26 March 2013
Many, many thanks for all these wonderful words! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to receive reviews, it lets us know if we are doing every thing we can to help our guests have a fantastic holiday.Thank you once again. We look forward to welcoming you back to St Lucia & Espoir.
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Me and my boyfriend went to Saint Lucia in December 2012 and Apartment Espoir + Keith & Sabina (the owners) really made our stay in Saint Lucia unforgettable!

After 40 hours of travelling we arrived in Saint Lucia on the evening of the 26th of December. Since it was a holiday all grocery stores were closed and we were hungry after so many hours of travelling. Keith took us in his own car to look for some place where we could buy some food and drink which was so nice of him, we ended up at a really nice Pizza place! The day after when we woke up Keith drove us around Rodney Bay and Gros Islet and showed us the beaches and other places to visit during our stay. He also took us to the local bakery and bought us local food (since we only had US dollars). He was basically our personal guide! Thanks to him and Sabina we really got to know the 'real' Saint Lucia. After a few days we decided to hike the Pitons. Keith was really helpful and arranged the whole day for us and really tried to find the cheapest alternative for us, we were in really good hands :) and the hiking tour was amazing!

Apartment Espoir has the perfect location with a stunning view of Saint Lucia. We started off with breakfast on the balcony every morning and both me and my boyfriend felt that we could sit there for hours just looking at the view. There are some restaurants close by (walking distance) but if you want a lot to choose among you should take the local bus to Rodney Bay (takes less than 5 min and costs 3 ECD for 2 people) there you have hundreds of restaurants. Me and my boyfriend really loved Apartment Espoir in the evening so we cooked our food in the well equipped kitchen and ate our food on the balcony, played cards and listened to the birds - it was wonderful!

You can walk to the beach in less than 2 minutes and it is a really nice and calm beach.We drove around the island and this beach at Apartment Espoir was definitely one of the best beaches on the island. The sunsets were stunning as you can see on my pictures! The pool area and the garden of Apartment Espoir is also beautiful, with bananas and flowers growing everywhere. The room was nice and clean and the kitchen had all you needed.

We are really pleased with our holiday in Saint Lucia and if we go back we will most definitely stay at Apartment Espoir!

//Martina

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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c130Engineer, Owner at Apartment Espoir, responded to this review, 9 February 2013
Wow! What a wonderful review. Thank you so much for all those lovely comments. I must say I had to read this review a few times. I felt such a Joy to know you both thoroughly enjoyed your selves. You were able to fulfil your dreams @ Espoir & on our beautiful Island of St Lucia. It was a great Pleasure meeting you both. We look forward to seeing you again. I enjoyed sharing my knowledge of my Island with you. We @ Espoir try our best to help our guests have a wonderful vacation whilst they are here. A review like this certainly shows that we have succeeded. Thank you!
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Zurich
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

I just came back from my 9-day-St. Lucia trip spending all my vacation at Espoir. I am totally excited and can only recommend it. The place of the property is located on a little hill in 2 mins walking distance to a lovely beach - which I could compare to and found it as the nicest beach in the northern area of the island.
The hill situation offers great views of morning light over greenery and evening sunset into the sea. An absolutely romantic place!!!
The owners Sabine and Keith are the most lovely, caring and helpful people I met in quite a while. They are helpful on advice and help you to organize your day trips and know everything worth to know about the island and its people. It makes your time really valuable.
I stayed 6 days in a 1-2 persons studio and moved for 3 days in an apartment on the upper floor - all rooms offer sea view.
I am a luxury hotel goer for most of my trips but I was so glad that for this time I had decided for this guest house. Although the property is situated at a tranquil and dreamy place near a bay it does not mean that you are remote from shops and entertainment. By public bus or car facilities of convenience are easily to reach with no big fuss. The apartments are all well equipped with everything (microwave, AC, fridge, water cooker, dishes, pots, cutlery....) and nothing is left to be missed - even a full collection of adapters are provided. I will come again.
The owners organized for my arrival and departure an airport transfer.

Room Tip: all kinds of rooms are nice - I cannot specify a worse or better location as all rooms are good
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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c130Engineer, Owner at Apartment Espoir, responded to this review, 13 January 2013
Many, many thanks for all these wonderful words! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. You came to us with your dreams & Ideas of what you wanted to see & do during your holiday. I am so happy that we were able to assist you in fulfilling your wishes. As we say @ Espoir “Dont just dream it, Do it”. I am so proud of you! It was a great pleasure having you @ Espoir & we look forward to welcoming you back to Espoir & our Beautiful Island of St Lucia.
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Saskatchewan
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

We spent 12 nights at Espoir in February and had a great time. It's hard to add anything to the other reviews. Keith and Sabine are special people and make your stay a joy. We spent lots of time at windjammer beach and exploring this wonderful island on mini buses. We had an upper level room and the view was to die for and we enjoyed the pool as well. If you are looking for a true tropical getaway don't hesitate, just go!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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c130Engineer, Owner at Apartment Espoir, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your time spent with us at Apartment Espoir Once again, thank you for posting these wonderful comments; I am sure it will help assist other travellers when planning their own holiday.
We hope to welcome you back to Apartment Espoir at some point in the future.
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Property: Apartment Espoir
Address: Labrelotte Crescent | East Winds/ Marisule, Castries, St. Lucia
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Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Castries
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Castries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartment Espoir 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apartment Espoir, a unique experience, The 11 fully self contained apartments (clean, light, friendly Caribbean colors, well equipped), fantastic view overlooking the Caribbean Sea, lush garden, beautiful palm fringed sandy beach, great service, warm friendly atmosphere, English & German speaking, great unforgettable tours, home away from home. Don't just Dream it! Do it! ... more   less 
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