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Hummingbird Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Soufriere
München
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3 reviews
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“very romantic hotel, very good food, very friendly personnel”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Hummingbird Beach resort was a very nice hotel where we stayed several nights in May 2013. View is perfect: you can see the great view to the famous "Piton Mountains". In addition, you have a supermarket in walking distance. It is also relatively close to some great beaches (we recommend to have a car).

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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HummingbirdSt_Lucia, Manager at Hummingbird Beach Resort, responded to this review, 19 June 2013
Thank you for reviewing The Hummingbird Beach Resort. We are highly appreciative of your candid feedback as it goes a long way in helping us maintain a reputable standard of service. Our team is euphoric that you were captivated by the vivid view of the majestic twin peaks from the resort and you were able to access the supermarket conveniently located in the town of Soufriere. Some of the most picturesque beaches in St.Lucia are near Soufriere and the staff members are pleased that you ventured out to relax on some of them. A vehicle would be an asset, as numerous points of interest are located in the vicinity of the Soufriere basin. Once again, we wish to thank you for staying at The Hummingbird Beach Resort and we eagerly anticipate another opportunity to serve you.

Warmest Regards,
Joan Alexander Stowe M.B.E.
General Manager
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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

A true St. Lucian Experience, The name speaks of the for itself, plenty hummingbirds flying so freely. My husband and I enjoyed perfect snorkeling right at the water’s edge 2 feet away from the resort. Chester will ensure that your diving experience is the best. Thanks Chester we truly enjoy reviewing our pictures.
For the best local cuisine the Hummingbird Restaurant is the best. My husband and I tried all the other restaurants and the Hummingbird was the only restaurant that truly exceeded our expectations.
The Mountain is in perfect view of the resort, makes you feel like you are right there.
Chef David we miss St. Lucia and your local food.

Although the resort has not fittness center i enjoyed my morning run on the beach.

Room Tip: Rooms 1,2 and 3 are the best but if you are travelling with your family ask for the country cottage...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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HummingbirdSt_Lucia, Manager at Hummingbird Beach Resort, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
On behalf of our entire team, I take this opportunity to mention how happy we are that you had a truly St.Lucian experience whilst staying at The Hummingbird Beach Resort. Chester is ecstatic that you had such a memorable dining expedition with him and we are also pleased that you were able to enjoy the snorkeling within such close proximity to the resort. It is gratifying that our restaurant exceeded your expectations and Chef David is elated,as he is highly devoted to embracing our local cuisine and providing guests with an impeccable dining experience. We are pleased that you enjoyed your morning run on the beach as this is a common trend for locals and visitors alike,on a daily basis. Once again, we thank you for sharing such positive feedback of your recent stay with us and we eagerly anticipate an opportunity to welcome you in future.

Warmest Regards
Joan Alexander Stowe MBE
Managing Director
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philadelphia
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

I have never seen anything as beautiful as the view from the Hummingbird Beach Resort. It is something else before a storm too. My room was comfortable and large and I slept so well to the sounds of the tree frogs, wind, and sea outside. I had a rooster outside who made sure I was up and awake in the morning so I could make the most of my trip. The professionalism and kindness of the staff members was excellent - especially Rashan who patiently helped me in so many ways. There was wi-fi in the bar and restaurant area where I was able to sit and do my work and the food was very good. For breakfast, I had pancakes and a selection of local fruits which were fresh and delicious. For dinner, I had a vegetable pasta that was well seasoned and tasty. I loved the swimming pool - the water was warm and clean. There is also interesting artwork in the bar and restaurant area including batiks and local statues and carvings which are worth seeing. This location is very close to the volcanic mud bath and waterfall, both of which are absolute must-sees during a visit to this island. I also met several friendly locals who gave me a tour and taught me a lot about the people, culture, history, and nature of the island. This is not a place for people who want a resort vacation with other tourists, removed from the rest of the island, but it was perfect for someone like me and I hope to return again soon.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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5 Thank misspuff
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HummingbirdSt_Lucia, Manager at Hummingbird Beach Resort, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Thank you for sharing such positive feedback of your recent stay at The Hummingbird Beach Resort. A breathtaking view of the majestic Pitons rising from the sparkling Caribbean Sea continues to captivate both locals and visitors alike, upon arrival. Our staff members are elated that you enjoyed the comfort of your room whilst truly appreciating the soothing sounds of our natural environment. Maintaining a reputable sense of customer satisfaction is one of our primary objectives at The Hummingbird Beach Resort and as a result we are devoted to providing a genuine sense of hospitality on a daily basis. Our culinary team is passionate about using fresh organic ingredients to provide a memorable dining experience on every occasion. The artwork displayed throughout the resort is a collection of our island's rich heritage portrayed in its finest art forms. Our resort is located within a twenty minute drive from all the major points of attraction in the Soufriere area and our reliable taxi service makes each point completely accessible. The people of St.Lucia are kind and gentle people who are always willing to welcome visitors who are eager to learn about their heritage and we are glad that you had a chance to interact with some of them. Once more, we wish to thank you for visiting The Hummingbird Beach Resort and we kindly look forward to welcoming you in future.

Warmest Regards
Joan Alexander Stowe MBE
Managing Director
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Kosice, Slovakia
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

We just returned from our holiday in Carribean Islands and we found the Hummingbird Resort the best from all hotels we visited /7 together/during our trip.We liked the friendly welcome at reception, with very helpful and carrying staff,who almost tried to read your thoughts to fulfill your wishes.They showed us at least 3 rooms to choose from/each was clean,some with fridge or kettler/ and we chose one at ground floor with terace with Piton view /beautiful views from all the resort/ and direct access to the garden what loved especially our children.The beach is so close,that you can hear the sea in your room.The beach itself is great to relax for few days,with some locals/children made quickly some friends/ and with water taxi to bring you to nearby resort beaches.The food is really worth to come for a lunch or dinner, even if you are not staying at hotel. We loved all fish dishes we tried for dinner and enjoyed the fruits and fresh juices for breakfast /and omellets and pancakes../.We would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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HummingbirdSt_Lucia, Manager at Hummingbird Beach Resort, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
I wish to express to express the highest level of gratitude to you on behalf of the entire team at The Hummingbird Beach Resort. It is always pleasing to receive such positive feedback implying that our guests were totally satisfied with their stay. Our staff members are very knowledgeable and always eager to maintain a reputable standard of hospitality. We are glad that you were able to unwind on the beach and use the local water taxi to explore the neighboring beaches whilst making some friends in the process. Our local cuisine is uniquely prepared to savor your palate and we take great pride in knowing that you enjoyed all your meals. We are frantic that you are willing to return to the Hummingbird Beach Resort and we look forward to serving you again.

Warmest Regards,
Joan Alexander Stowe MBE
Managing Director
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

When one visit this Resort there left breathless cause of the amazing view that no luxury resort in the north like sandals can only dream of having. I was giving a reminder to comment about my stay.The resort is a beach front property where locals access a lovely volcanic sand beach. Myself and my husband stayed in a Superior Room which has a balcony which over looks the Ocean and the Petite Piton, the room looks like it was recently renovated with lovely floor tiles and beautiful bedding, never have a seen a Caribbean hotel with such a large small refrigerator that can keep you items chilled. The staff at the resort are friendly and very helpful. I was always asked how i was doing during my stay which made my feel cared for. The foods also is amazing i highly recommend you choose the Fish Creole. My room were cleaned daily with fresh towels every day. All i could say is i had a wonderful vacation here at the Hummingbird.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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South Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

My husband and I just returned from 10 days in St. Lucia. Two of our nights were spent at the Hummingbird Resort. Our room, a Superior Piton View Room, was wonderful. It had a great, comfortable bed and attractive furnishings. The room was clean, had lots of fresh flowers and a screened deck with incredible views of the Pitons. Our only room complaint is that the ceiling fan was not sufficient. Either a more powerful fan or AC would help (although I'm not a fan of AC). We loved the breakfasts which were included in our room cost and the bar/dining area is great. Drinks are pricey - 3X the cost of those in Rodney Bay. Our dinner was good, not great. We found people in Rodney Bay far more friendly, interested, and outgoing than those in Soufriere. It baffled us.
We were very disappointed in St Lucia and we have traveled to many islands. The Pitons are spectacular but beaches and waters are much prettier elsewhere. This we never expected! We rented a car and made a point to see most of the island. Litter is a huge problem...truly worse than in places like Barbados, parts Mexico, PR, Vieques, Bahamas, on and on. While snorkeling we saw as many plastic bags and bottles as fish. The large contained resorts are gorgeous but that is not the way we generally like to travel. We like small, local hotels and restaurants..We like to enter a town and experience local culture, authentic local food, dance, art... it doesn't come easy in St Lucia. It seems that most tourists stay within the confines of their hotel for the majority of their trip.

Room Tip: Stay in a room with a view! That is what makes this inn special.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank jjmjlm
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

We knew we were in for a local feel, but were surprised at the poor cleaning of the rooms and general maintenance. The people were more freindly than most we met in St Lucia. We did like the food and the bar. Great view of the Pitons and fun hiking.

  • Stayed March 2013
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1 Thank Harrison-the-hiker
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Property: Hummingbird Beach Resort
Address: Anse Chastanet Road, Soufriere, St. Lucia
Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Soufriere Quarter > Soufriere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Soufriere
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Soufriere
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Soufriere
#9 Family Hotel in Soufriere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hummingbird Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hummingbird Beach Resort is a small, intimate resort, located in the scenic town of Soufriere on the south western part of St. Lucia, home to the famous pitons – a world heritage site. Hummingbird Beach Resort has eight (8) beautifully decorated rooms, most of which offer magnificent views of the ocean and the pitons. We also have a Country Cottage which accommodates a family of four (4) comfortably, it is fully furnished and offers breathtaking views of the pitons. We are world renowned for our French Creole Cuisine, award winning cocktails and beautiful batik studio. We are located on the beach and also have a fresh water swimming pool. We do arrange a wide range of tours and excursions. Spa treatments can be made available on request. Let us host your dream wedding or wedding reception dinner. Our tropical island setting and renowned hospitality combine to make your Caribbean wedding and honeymoon an unforgettable experience. Make the charming Hummingbird Beach Resort your choice of accommodation in Soufriere. ... more   less 
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