We spent a week at the Sol e Luna in early May '08, in Suite Nacre.
The website is: http://www.solelunarestaurant.com. The website has very accurate photos of the rooms.
The property is well-located between Orient Beach, Anse Marcel and Grand Case allowing daily choice of beach and restaurant, but a car is necessary. I recommend grocery shopping in Marigot, about 8 miles away. (The Match Super Marche has excellent fresh food with a good selection of wines. I pruchased several '05 Bordeaux for about $4 each.)
It is a small hotel, with only 6 rooms on two levels. I selected our suite (Nacre) based on size and its jacuzzi. However, the common pool is gorgeous and only a few feet away, so next time, I would pick Jasmine since its patio area is larger. I saw 2 couples at the pool during the entire week.
The best part of the floorplans is the abundant outdoor space. The kitchen and eating area is outside and delightful. I was concerned about mosquitos, but, with a bit of bug spray, we were not bothered the whole week.
The interior of the room was spacious and airy. We left the windows (without screens) open in the daytime then closed them and turned on the AC to sleep - very comfortable. The bed was very firm, a mattress on poured concrete. Still, we slept well.
Hot water in the shower was intermittent, but this is not a problem since the days were hot. Water in the outside sink, in the kitchen area, had very low pressure.
The TV worked but only pulled in two stations both in French. We did not try to use the Internet. The room safe was inoperable, reportedly because the last occupants left it locked.
Unlike other reviewers who saw the owners only 2 - 3 times during their stays, I saw them only once: upon check-in. Checking out simply meant leaving the key since I could not find anyone. If you need service or attention, I recommend against staying here.
Since the write in Travel + Leisure (May '08), I suspect that their business has boomed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sol e Luna invites you to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience in an elegant, intimate and romantic heart of the Caribbean. Both gourmet restaurant, and boutique-hotel, this elegant and refined place, combines the subtle decoration of a typically Creole house, a garden with lush vegetation around gazebos and two swimming pools, all influenced by the colors Provence. Centrally located (5 minutes from the beach of Orient Bay, Anse Marcel, the Bay of Grand Case and 3 minutes from Pinel Island) Sol e Luna offers quick access to the most beautiful beaches of the island. As soon as you walk in the door, you feel the tranquility and authenticity of this Creole house with refined decoration The hotel, a haven of peace, has three suites and three rooms, each of different styles and have terraces or balconies offering you a relaxing view. All are air conditioned and equipped with mini kitchen (fridge, microwave, grid bread, kettle), Nespresso Coffee Maker, flat screen televisions, hair dryers, toiletries, iron and ironing boards. A daily cleaning service and Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. For mild relaxation, the hotel has two swimming pools: one located near the lounge and bar and a second more intimate only reserved for our guests. To complete your rest a breakfast room service is offered and we offer a privileged access to our private beach in the heart of one of the most beautiful bays of the island, the bay of Grand Case in providing you graciously beach chairs. From April 1 to December 12, the Sol e Luna also offers, for the duration of your stay, dinner based on a "discovery menu" including the choice of a starter, a main course and a dessert (excluding drinks) in our restaurant, one of the most famous of the island. The chefs offer a cuisine that is both imaginative and innovative only with fresh products and fish (caught by us) in respect of the French gastronomic tradition. For lunch they reinvent daily "La Table du Midi" (choice of a starter, main course and dessert) and offer dinner according to the menu, always taking care to sublimate the freshness of our products. You will be advised with elegance and simplicity to create the perfect match with your dishes based on a selection of preferred wines made with care and passion. The Sol e Luna is a delight, off the beaten track. At your senses ... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol e Luna Romantic Hotel Grand Case