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Hotel Iles du Salut

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cmoser12 wrote a review Dec 2017
Geneva, Switzerland19 contributions11 helpful votes
As the sole hotel on the Iles de Salut, the hotel is the only option for travelers wanting to spend the night on the islands. We stayed in the hammock room for several nights in a big group. We really enjoyed our stay, as the island is absolutely gorgeous and we had a great time exploring and learning about the historical context. The service in the restaurant and the hotel itself was decent, but not excellent. Wifi was available in the restaurant, although it was a bit inconsistent. The restaurant was extremely overpriced, so we brought most of our food and water from the mainland (the island's water is not potable, so visitors need to bring bottled water). There is no kitchen area in the carbet, so hammock guests need to think about bringing food options that don't require preparation. The hammock room's bathroom was basic, but not as nice I would have hoped for given the price (slightly higher than other carbets in Guyane). Overall I would recommend staying in the hammock room to other travelers looking for a budget option for visiting the Iles. That being said, I'd definitely recommend bringing as much food and drink as possible to avoid spending huge sums on the restaurant.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Adrian D wrote a review Apr 2013
Bedford, United Kingdom141 contributions133 helpful votes
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As confirmed in other reviews, the cost of staying here makes it prohibitively expensive so we decided not to stay for the night. We did however visit the Island and walk around the hotel. Hotel rooms are very expensive, almost £200 per night, but in our opinion aren't justified by the size of the rooms or level or service. We therefore decided to visit for the day and have lunch there. Sadly the service was non existent, the restaurant didn't open until late and we were mocked by staff who didn't realise we understood their french. The island receives 20-40 day visitors by boat every day; as the only hotel/shop/restaurant on the island you would think this is a captive market for the hotel to serve lunch and drinks; they don't seem to want the business. I have to say the Island is beautiful (see my other reviews), and I loved visiting the ruins, chapel and other features. For me, the 4 hour visit was enough. For reference, I feel a good room price would be £160 including dinner, B&B for a sea-view room.
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Date of stay: April 2013
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shmemley wrote a review Dec 2012
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I originally planned to stay in the Auberge but decided not to as when I discovered it was monstrously overpriced - with room prices being per person rather than per room!!! That would have meant over €200 for a family of 3 staying overnight in a single room without air-conditioning!!!! I didn't look into the rooms either but I had a good look inside the building, bar, kitchen and restaurant area and found it to be run down and shabby. It's also worth noting that room prices also do not include travel to the îles du salut is €42 to €49 round trip for one person. Whilst the Hotel restaurant is supposedly very good but again I didn't see it being worth the money for €34 for lunch. From what I saw of the kitchen through the open kitchen door and the bar itself it's very run down and dirty as well as overpriced. My overall impression is that because of the location and the fact that it's French Guyana, the proprietors think that they can charge whatever they want for poor quality accommodation. Admittedly the view from the restaurant of the infamous Devil's Island is superb but that doesn't justify the cost. Best value for accommodation on the Island is to bring your own hammock & mosquito net (a must) and either avail yourself of the €10 deal in the Hotel itself or better yet to camp on the island for free (just sling your net between a couple of coconut palms in the camping area). There's nothing to stop you bringing your own meals over with you as most of the locals do. Better yet, bring a cooler full of ice & drinks with you and have a great time for very little money.
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Date of stay: August 2012
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Which popular attractions are close to Hôtel Iles du Salut?
Nearby attractions include Devil's Island (0.03 km).
What food & drink options are available at Hôtel Iles du Salut?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.