Having read the last review about the noise posted on 24 February, I have to say, I agree!
My husband & I have just got back from a 3 night stay at Ladera (room X3) and although the views of the Pitons are spectacular, I didn't expect to be kept awake until 11 pm / 11.30 pm on 2 nights out of the 3 by live music in the restaurant and bar to then be woke by staff arriving for work, chatting outside, laying out tables etc at 6 am.
Their website gives the impression that's it a quiet, serene hotel but the open rooms with 3 walls means that sound travels fast which is fine if you want to stay up in the bar until late but if you don't, you'd be better off spending your £500++ per night elsewhere.
On another note, the food is good but not great (some odd combinations plus 2 lots of room service dinner were not hot), the hotel pool is tiny (but then you do have your own personal plunge although ours was freezing when it should have been heated?) and the decor is interesting but looks rather tired (especially the restaurant toilets which were really shabby - not what I would expect from a luxury hotel).
So, if you have the money, do go for the experience and views but ask for a room far away from the restaurant and bar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ladera is the pioneer of the open air three-walled concept in St. Lucia and has since been distinguished by a wide range of international publications, awards and accolades from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Forbes Life Caribbean Travel and Life, Brides Magazine and countless others. Ladera was once part of Rabot Estate, one of Soufriere's oldest plantations, which still borders the resort. In the late 1960's a parcel of land was sold and developed into a small cluster of condominiums and christened Dasheene, named after the thousands of large, glossy-leafed dasheen plants (also known as elephant ears) harvested on the site. In 1982 it was transformed into a unique resort and changed hands a number of times before emerging as Ladera under the current private ownership. The mission has always been to offer an unparalleled guest experience that is quintessentially Saint Lucian, one that embraces the magnificent views and offers harmony with the surrounding natural beauty and rich bounty of the island. Today, that commitment to sumptuous authenticity is evident in everything from the innovative renderings of fresh local dishes at Dasheene restaurant, to the use of Caribbean timbers, stone and tile work used in the guestrooms and public areas. Yet it shines through most effectively with warm and welcoming Saint Lucian staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ladera Hotel Soufrière
- Ladera Resort Soufrière
- Ladera St Lucia
- Ladera Resort St. Lucia/Soufriere