If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Kourou, look no further than Hotel des Roches.
Guest rooms offer a minibar, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and Hotel des Roches makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.
You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.
While in Kourou be sure to experience nearby barbeque restaurants such as La Grillade, Relais Spatial Karting, or Le CDB.
Best of all, Hotel des Roches makes it easy to experience some great Kourou attractions like Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais), which is a popular science museum.
The staff at Hotel des Roches looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
We stayed at this hotel as part of a group for two nights. When we arrived the lifts and the wifi was not working so it meant a rather difficult walk up the stairs with out bags. The air-conditioning in our room was not working but was fixed when we asked at the front desk. We had dinner there and also breakfast. The dinner was okay and the breakfast buffet was very good with a large selection although not so much on cereal. When the wifi was fixed the internet worked very well. I imagine that most people staying here are either here for work or tourists so you wouldn't be spending much time in your room. It is on the water front so it does have a lovely outlook if you get a room with a view.
The architecture and decor of the hotel are interesting -- a whimsical French version of mid-century modern/ doo whop. But it's a mixed bag. The rooms have some elegant wooden furniture (real wood, not veneered particle board) but the walls are covered with tacky popcorn style wallpaper. Rooms have flat screen TV with mostly French programming but some other channels including CNN. There is a room safe but the advertised mini bar contained nothing but water. Some rooms have ocean views but others face the street. There's a pleasing internal corridor with architectural features picked out fresh paint colors, but the exterior of the building is long overdue a new paint job. The large dining area seems to be a later addition, as it does not relate to the rest of the hotel at all. It's a cavernous, awkwardly laid-out space with inadequate cooling. The climate on this coastline is muggy at the best of times and the high-set, slowly rotating ceiling fans of the dining area are just not up to the job. The breakfast buffet and other meals are OK but nothing special, and service is rather haphazard. There is a good wifi signal but it cuts out as soon as you pause at your phone or laptop, I found myself having to reconnect constantly. The location is excellent, right on the beach, and there is a pleasant palm-shaded terrace area to relax or take meals. However the ocean along the entire coast of Guiana (and Guyana and Suriname) is very muddy for at least a mile offshore because large rivers from the interior dump a steady supply of mud. I found the hotel nice enough, but there is room for a lot of improvement,…
We only stayed at this hotel in Kouru so I don't know how it compares with other hotels in the area, but I can say I enjoyed my stay a lot. Rooms are comfy. Air conditioner worked quite well, which was nice since it was pretty warm outside. I think what I liked the most are the astonishing views from the room and the breakfast restaurant. Views of the sea and the nearby lighthouse were beautiful. The breakfast was really nice. I liked to have it outside in the terrace, with the noise of the sea. I recommend it!
2 nights at Hotel des Roches. The hotel is in a lovely location on the point - within walking distance to town and adjacent to the departure point for the tour to Devil's Island. The hotel itself is tired. Our room was basic but covered the necessities. The hotel was full however the main dining area was not open either night of our stay. The casual dining area is adjacent to the pool however is poorly laid out and not at all inviting. Food was mediocre. Once you find your way to the outdoor pool I found no attendant and no towels available. The pool itself is fine The hotel is on the ocean and subject to fairly constant winds during our stay - the shoreline is not inviting and has alot of seaweed. The staff were very nice at the front desk and helpful. In summary - fine for a night but beleive there is a newer option in town with a good attached restaurant. …
The hotel restaurant seemed totally unprepared to receive our group in spite of the advance booking. After considerable confusion, we were seated and orders were taken. It took awhile to get food, but most of us were happy with the quality. The restaurant has an unfortunate, industrial feel to it, with super-high ceilings with distant fans but no a/c. The location by the shoreline provides for a muggy experience. During the day you can enjoy the view of the beach, but the water is very murky. The breakfast buffet is served in the same venue, and was average. Our room was overlooking a parking lot. It was clean and comfortable. We had a problem the first evening with the safe in our room. We informed the reception the next morning, but it was not fixed before our departure the morning after that. Others in the group shared the same concern. The location close to the boat taking us to the former penal colony on Isles de Salut was the main advantage.…