L'Hôtel la Batelière

20 rue des Alizés, Schoelcher, n/a Martinique, 97233, Martinique

The best full-service hotel in Fort-de-France nevertheless gets mixed reviews from most travelers because the hotel (and especially the standard rooms) need a major renovation. The hotel was built in the early 1970s as a Hilton and was then considered top-shelf. Over the years, various attempts at re-creating the hotel in its heyday and providing a major renovation have not come to fruition. That said, the lobby area does have rattan-weave, French furnishings, and the superior rooms on the higher floors have been redone with comfortable beds and contemporary bedding and accessories, including a working desk, Wi-Fi, LCD TV (with international channels), and a balcony with limited sea views. The marble-tiled bathrooms are nice, and rooms are more spacious than those in newer hotels, especially the suites. However, the unrenovated standard rooms on the ground floor are truly dreadful and should be avoided.

PROS

  • lovely pool deck overlooking a small, man-made beach
  • good and ample breakfast buffet with sea views
  • safe suburban location with free parking and a public bus nearby

CONS

  • hotel needs a thorough renovation
  • not all of the front desk or other staffers speak fluent English
  • draws large meetings and business groups

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Views
Lively
Near the beach
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0596-61–49–49

HOTEL DETAILS

190 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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