by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Each of the 103 rooms at Auberge de la Vieille Tour has an ocean view. The resort is right on the beach and features convenient and luxurious amenities. There are various room types to choose from including apartment-style suites with separate living rooms and private terraces. All rooms have air conditioning, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, mini-bars and safes. Many rooms also have balconies.
The property features an expansive oceanside swimming pool and sun deck with direct access to the beach, a tennis court, a full-service spa and multiple dining options. There’s a snack bar right on the beach, a restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a bar that features live evening entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.
Laundry service, dry cleaning and discounted tours and excursions are all available directly from the hotel. Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels are provided. Parking and Wi-Fi are offered free of charge.
Our Editor Loves
- Swimming pool
- Oceanfront location
- Multiple dining options
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
the room is somewhat basic in term of decoration - the bed is good though- the view is top- the restaurant on the terrace is somewhat disappointing - this hotel would deserve a good remodelling to match the price asked for
by Lisa B
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for five nights over New Year and it utterly exceeded our expectations in every way. We stayed in the "Le Vanille" building, which I believe is classified as the third level of room. I would recommend spending a little extra money to get this type of room. The view from the completely glass-enclosed bathtub and bathtub straight onto the beach is spectacular. The small private beach is one of the best we visited in Guadeloupe. Never had a problem getting a lounge chair, and there is a cute cafe with casual food.
We really liked the more traditional Colonial-style decor of this hotel (more Ralph Lauren than a modern-style W) and the small, gracious customs like the welcome drink and the nightly local sweets. Hotel staff were incredibly helpful, making dinner reservations for us during the day when most businesses are closed. It definitely helps to speak French, as in all of Guadeloupe. We had the New Years Eve Reveillon dinner, and I particularly loved the Trou sorbet with local herbs. They were incredibly generous with the unlimited St. Emillion and the coupe de champagne included with the dinner.
The hotel really had every convenience, from late night room service, minibar to towel service, Nespresso maker, terrace, blow dryer, plenty of shampoos, conditioner, cotton pads and swabs, paper and magazines in French and English. The hotel's location in Le Gosier is a convenient spot from which to explore either Basse Terre or Grand Terre. Hubby had fun feeding the local iguanas from our terrace. We would gladly stay here again on our certain return to this wonderful island.