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“I just cannot get enough of this little bit of paradise”
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La Dauphine Estate
Ranked #3 of 11 Soufriere B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I have been a regular visitor for over 10 years and never tire of the natural beauty and calm of this serene and welcoming home away from home. Tucked in the heart of a well kept estate, this house is everything a visitor can want with a natural trail, pool, an endless reserve of flora and fruit bearing mature trees. The staff are friendly and welcoming and meet your every need with grace and charm. I will keep coming back with my family who love every minute we spend here.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Charles and Antonia are so friendly and helpful! This place is on a cocoa plantation but it offers so much more! The pool over looks orange trees which you can pick fruit for yourself! Sitting on the swing in the evening at the great house just watching the fireflies put on a light show is out of this world! You have to get Antonia to cook a local meal with her homemade local juice! What an experience! Many thanks to David the security guard as well who watched out for us while we were walking around! Very nice young man!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

Our family of four stayed at La Dauphine for two nights and wish it could have been more! We started in Castries and found this home high above the city of Soufriere to be a lovely retreat. As mentioned in other reviews, the rich greenery and prolific fruit and spices growing on the estate make it even more special. There is WIFI but no TV, making it even more of a peaceful escape. Charles provided a great tour and Al, our taxi driver during our time there, were both terrific. A great day trip to Sugar Beach - lunch on the beach (very expensive for meals and drinks) with a terrific snorkel tour with "CocoPuffs," a lovely member of the hotel dive shop team. Notes: the chairs to the left of the dive shop are free; chairs on the hotel beach are $90 for rental. The hotel will lend/rent life jackets to non-guest kids interested in snorkeling and I highly recommend it as the snorkeling is terrific.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stayed at La Dauphine Estate for 3 nights as part of the Adventure package booked through Villa Beach Cottages (separate review posted). We were there with another couple and the four of us were fortunate enough to have the whole estate to ourselves! Upon our arrival we were greeted by Antonia, the housekeeper. She had cooked a meal for us (ordered before our arrival) that was delicious and plentiful which we enjoyed on the back patio, listening to the sounds of the rainforest. We stayed in the estate house, relaxing on the wraparound porch or lounging in the infinity pool. There are tropical plants, flowers and fruit trees all around that make you realize you are in a very special place. Charles, the estate manager, gave us a very interesting tour with a history of the estate and how chocolate is made. The whole estate was available for us to explore and we took advantage of this. We hiked up the ridge and went across the road to see where they grow so many beautiful flowers they supply local hotels and restaurants. This was one of most memorable places I have ever stayed. Antonia and Charles were very helpful and made us feel at home in the rainforest!

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

I have stayed here more than once. this is a very special place. The peace and quiet you get here is unbelievable. There are no tvs. You hear the rustle of trees and rain. The rooms are great. you will need a car but you can easily get one as the owners have a car rental company. The place I would say is the best value for money. If you like to go out and eat and see the sights, most of which are near this property. Don't forget to visit Hotel Chocolat. Did I forget to say that the house is situated on a plantation.. many different fruits and trees all on your doorstep.

Room Tip: There are steps up to a room in the roof. Not suitable for small kids. There are 3 rooms downstairs...
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

We had one night here to experience a working plantation and I just wish we had stayed longer here. Swimming in the infinity pool was beautiful just looking up and seeing the rainforest all around. Seeing all the fruits growing on the trees, you felt so close to nature. Was wonderful to meet Charles the estate manager who showed us around and our kids were fascinated by him and how chocolate is made. Antonia was very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely recommend this place and would love to come back.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

After the hustle of Rodney Bay we enjoyed our peaceful stay here immensely. I have never drunk so much fresh fruit juice; the novelty of picking and juicing ones own citrus fruits never wore off. Staff are delightful, we we lucky to be provided with some of Antonia's rum cake..."it's the black cake I love".

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Additional Information about La Dauphine Estate

Address: Etangs, Soufriere, Soufriere, St. Lucia
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Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Soufriere Quarter > Soufriere
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Soufriere
Price Range: $161 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Dauphine Estate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Dauphine Estate is a cocoa plantation dating back to the 18th century located in the mountains, four miles from the picturesque, town of Soufriere, in the shadow the Pitons, a World Heritage Site. La Dauphine Great House and Chateau Laffitte are two estate houses located in the heart of this 75-acre tropical plantation nestled in a lush green hillside surrounded by luxuriant gardens, fragrant with exotic flowers. ... more   less 
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