by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The Ginger Lily Hotel is a small boutique-style hotel situated near Reduit Beach on St. Lucia’s Rodney Bay Village. There are several room types to choose from, including standard rooms, sea view rooms and suites. All are spacious and equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerators, telephones, one queen size bed and sofa beds. Suites also have separate living rooms and fully equipped kitchenettes. Many rooms also have balconies. Children under the age of 12 stay free when sharing a room with parents.
The property features a freeform swimming pool and spacious, furnished sundeck surrounded by tropical gardens. There is an onsite restaurant that serves breakfast daily, as well as a bar and lounge. Room service is also available. A continental breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi are offered free of charge.
The beach is located just across the street from the hotel, and lots of restaurants and shops can be found within walking distance.
Our Editor Loves
- One-bedroom suites
- Complimentary breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I write this review with a heavy heart because the property itself is quite beautiful and close to everything. It’s across the road from the beach and easy access to many restaurants and shopping areas.
My heaviness is in the fact that during my two night stay, I found the staff (particularly one front desk staff with dreadlocks) to be so unfriendly! I did not feel welcome at all.
I arrived and was given a form to sign with someone else’s details on it, followed by having to carry my bags up a flight of stairs, I got some assistance from the woman who promptly told me that she has a back problem so she can’t carry anything too heavy! The room was lovely - nice comfortable bed, large sized bathroom and a hammock on the balcony! But that’s where it stopped!!
No greeting in the morning for ‘continental’ breakfast- which consisted of toast, juice, fruit and yogurt. If you want anything else, you have to pay extra. I went out for the day and when I returned my room was not made up. When I call reception to complain they wanted to come and check for themselves, when two women and a child came, I had to ask for an apology, which I got and felt was sincere, and was offered my bacon, eggs and sausages that I had that morning, free of charge.
The check-out process was a matter of leaving the key at reception, no pleasantries, barely a goodbye!
This could have been an exciting visit if the staff were willing to engage their visitors in pleasant conversation and make us feel like we were welcome!
The vibe is extremely dry and boring!
by Dominique A
My husband and I stayed at ginger lily for 3 nights in July 2019 and would highly recommend staying there. The location in Rodney Bay is perfect, right next to the beach and near to all the restaurants and entertainment spots. The hotel is small and charming with a very relaxed atmosphere. The staff were helpful and the rooms were very spacious and comfortable. I would stay there over and over again.