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Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

My wife and I have been coming to Isle de France for more than ten years. We love the hotel but what makes the hotel very special is the staff. I wanted to especially recognize Patrick the manager for the breakfast service. Patrick has worked at the hotel for 17 years. He loves his job and as a guest you can feel that enjoys servicing his guest. He is always pleasant and works hard to make the experience very special. It is the well trained and happy people like Patrick that makes us want to come back year after year.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mike M
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Dear Mike,

We would like to thank you for your beautiful comment on Trip Advisor, and for visiting us those ten years.

This is exactly true, what makes this property so magical and special, is the passionate and dedicated staff working here. Patrick will be very happy to read you, this is such a beautiful reward.

We do hope to see you soon in this paradise,

Best regards,

Christelle Hilpron, General Manager and her Team.

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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Had lunch with friends who were with us on a Silversea trip - management and staff could not have been more welcoming. Lunch, lots of wine, company and swim in an azure sea scored 10 out of 10 for all of us. Only complaint was that we could not stay longer. Had been told by someone who has worked in the Caribbean for the last 25 years that the Isle de France is "the best" - hope to return.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Peter G
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on Trip Advisor.

It was our pleasure to welcome you and your friends at our marvelous property for lunch.
Our only regret is that you could not stay longer and experience the hotel rooms and the spa.
This is a perfect reason to come back soon to this little piece of paradise.

With all our best regards,

Christelle Hilpron, General Manager and her Team.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

We went to Isle de France for our silver anniversary ( 25 ). The experience was amazing, the best by far in every aspect.
The front desk - Guillaume, Sarah, Nina and Morgane went so far above and beyond of their regular duties to make you feel amazing, important and make you stay pleasant and relaxing. Pretty much everyone in the hotel seems like they can read your mind.
The restaurant is amazing, the beach is probably the best in St. Bart's.
Would like to come back there every year.
After this vacation we don't want to go to any other islands, just St. Bart's

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
3  Thank TravelFromPhila
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Dear Guest,

We especially want to thank you for this beautiful testimony on Trip Advisor, and for giving us the opportunity to celebrate your silver anniversary with you. This was such an important event, and we are so happy to having shared this moment with you.

We do hope that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our exceptionally dedicated Front Desk Team works hard to ensure that all your needs are met and will do everything possible to make your stay a happy and unforgettable experience.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you every year!

Best regards from the whole Team,
Christelle Hilpron, General Manager.

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

E$ 500 PER HOUR (E$13,000 per night) is the room rate for the new 3 bedroom white concrete monstrosity, crammed onto the beach adjoining the equally overbuilt Taiwana via a concrete alley that has all the charm of a Bronx tenement.
The unit itself, none of the 3 bedrooms have a view of the beautiful beach and ocean, nor any feeling or being in the Caribbean, is lasting testament to the greed and ignorance of the owners, who took what was once a small, quiet, elegant beach retreat and turned it into a the over built monument for ostentatious excess. Apparently LVMH has just bought the mess.
If these pagans to excess were off somewhere else not crammed into the beach side devouring what little beach was left it would not be my lead objection, but to me they loom for a reason not to return.
The Isle de France never had good beachside accommodations despite being developed by the man who brought Las Semana in St Martin to its fame in the 1980’s The ocean view suites always shared what should have been their private decks and views with the other guests. There was no privacy.
The garden units, which we always choose are comfortable, though sometimes dark from the foliage, and of course with no sea view.
But the beach was one of St Barth’s best and the service food and ambiance were magnetic.
The over building has crowded what used to be elegant and quiet dining by the sea and good service on the beach, not to mention the postage sized “gym” which required its patrons to be anorexic to enter.
For me who has watched this race to overbuild destroy a little bit of paradise it is sad.
When I flee the cold every year for my special time on St Barth’s I will no longer choose what once was a special place, except to still come to for a pleasant lunch seaside.
If I wanted the modern steel and concrete poured here with better view and price I might as well choose a suite at the Four Seasons in New York and save the hassling traveling

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank venamo
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2014

Dear Sir,

We have taken note of all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to write.

We have always strived to offer the best in quality of product and service that will appeal to all our guests however we understand that some of the changes that have been made are not to your own specific taste.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel for lunch when you are next back in St Barths and are so pleased that this is something that you still enjoy.

Best regards,

Christelle Hilpron & The Whole Team

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Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

We sailed to St Barths on sea dream yacht and was told to spend day at this beach and hotel/ restaurant. The facility was lovely. The employees were welcoming , friendly and accommodating. We were immediately set up perfectly on comfortable cushioned chaise lounges on beach. Ice water was brought promptly and it really was first class and we weren't even guests! We were there for lunch as well. Chairs were free. As opposed to the Eden Roc. They charge non guests $50 euro per chair!!!!! Lunch was directly on beach. Delightful and delicious. Wait staff was friendly warm polite and the opposite of what I thought "French " would be. Great day at the beach. This is a gem.

Stayed: January 2014
Thank brnbrklyn
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2014

Dear Guest,

We would to thank you for taking the time to write us on Tripadvisor,

We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant La Case de l’Isle, this is our best reward. Please be sure that we will always work to provide you the best service …
We will never stop to surprise you, and please you.

As you said, the Flamands view is just outstanding, and we are so proud to welcome you in this beautiful little paradise.

We do hope to welcome you back soon,

Warmest regards,

Christelle Hilpron, General Manager & the whole Team

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Reviewed 3 February 2014

This is an annual event for us an we are never disappointed. Service is correct and professional and the food is superb - standard French cuisine. We sit close to the beach and the views are outstanding.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
Thank PortlandPlace
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Dear Guest,

We would to thank you for taking the time to write us on Tripadvisor,

We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant La Case de l’Isle, this is our best reward. Please be sure that we will always work to provide you the best service …
We will never stop to surprise you, and please you.

As you said, the Flamands view is just outstanding, and we are so proud to welcome you in this beautiful little paradise.

We do hope to welcome you back soon,

Warmest regards,

Christelle Hilpron, General Manager & the whole Team

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Reviewed 28 January 2014

We were on a cruise and stopped at St Barth. We made reservations at Isle de France for lunch. We arrived early and they were happy to set us up on the beach. They treated us like guests. Chairs, towels, umbrella. First Class service. Lunch was delicious, the service was excellent. Try the cold pea soup, it was really great. Overall the experience was excellent. We were genuinely surprised by the service and hospitality. Everyone we came into contact with at the resort was kind and accomidating.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Larry M
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HSBIDF, Responsable commercial at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2014

Dear Larry,

We would like to thank you for you for you warm comment on Tripadvisor,

We were delighted to welcome you in our Beach Restaurant La Cabane de l’Isle and in our beautiful property. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We are so lucky to share this experience with you, that is why we will always do our best to fulfill all your wishes.

Our friendly team is at your entire disposal for any request, we cannot wait to welcome you back in our restaurants, spa & hotel…

Best regards from the Entire Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France Team,

Elodie Miyet, Head of Sales & Marketing & the whole Team

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Additional Information about Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

Address: Baie des Flamands, Anse des Flamands 97133, St. Barthelemy (Formerly Hotel St Barth Isle de France)
Region: Caribbean > St. Barthelemy > Anse des Flamands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Anse des Flamands
Price Range: £455 - £4,911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the Flamands Bay, widely regarded as the island's finest, the iconic Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is home to 40 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas, with panoramic beach views or nestled in the lush gardens. Savor an exquisite locally-inspired French cuisine created by Chef Yann Vinsot at La Case de l'Isle restaurant overlooking the pool and the ocean or at La Cabane de l'Isle for a feet-in-the-sand lunch or a private dinner. The Cheval Blanc Spa and its Pavilion hidden in the tropical vegetation, offer Guerlain rituals, in exclusivity in the Caribbean. Enjoy a highly personalized service, exclusive events organized with the most prestigious champagne houses, tailor-made experiences imagined by a passionate team. The Concept Store proposes you latest creation of local and international designers and fashion show every Tuesday night around the pool. ... more   less 
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