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kt Jun 25th, 2002 10:47 AM

FILAO BEACH HOTEL
 
I am looking for feedback on this hotel. Has anyone stayed here recently?

Lyn Jun 25th, 2002 06:09 PM

Lovely one-story hotel with a small pool and nice restaurant right on the beach, located in St. Jean on St. Jean beach. St. Jean is a very happening place in St. Barts. Has many restaurants and shops and the beach offers calm waters and great people and airplane watching. A great spot to be if you want to stay on the beach (many much prefer to stay in the hills for the great views). Also check out Eden Rock on St. Jean beach which is a little more upscale.

SBHlover Jun 26th, 2002 06:38 AM

Location is good. Tiny pool. Nice but busy beach. Rooms look like a low end Holiday Inn. Nothing special, no amenities, decent value. Would not stay here unless budget is a real issue.

Lyn Jun 26th, 2002 08:35 AM

&gt;&gt;&gt;Rooms look like a low end Holiday Inn. Nothing special, no amenities, decent value. Would not stay here unless budget is a real issue.&lt;&lt;&lt;<BR><BR>Yes, and you'll pay $250 to $500 per night (depending upon season and chosen room) for this "low end Holiday Inn" because that's St. Bart's....$$$EXPENSIVE$$$! It's the European style and unless you're willing to shell out $750 to $1500 per night you won't get much luxury like we're used to in the states. That's ok though because St. Bart's is expensive but wonderful!!!!

Lynette Jun 26th, 2002 09:29 AM

Just to diagree somewhat, not all hotels in St. Barts are at those rates especially off-season and the villa rentals vary.

Lyn Jun 26th, 2002 01:27 PM

I've been to St. Bart's many times and done a lot of research looking for deals. Maybe I should have worded that differently but in St. Bart's $250 per night doesn't get you much. That's why I said $250 to $500 depending on season for a hotel (Filao Beach) that is not considered one of the high end places. We knew some people who stayed there last year and those are the prices there. The cheapest room is somewhere around $250 even in the low season and $350 to probably $500 in the high season. The Christopher hotel is another mid range hotel where the low season prices with car and breakfast are around $300 per night. High season it is about $550 per night with no car.<BR><BR>Some low end places are Village St. Jean, Tropical, Emeraude Plage and they're priced around $200 per night in slow season (including car and breakfast). <BR><BR>Some high end hotels are Le Toiny, Isle de France and Carl Gustaf. Even in low season the rooms are around $500 per night at these hotels including car and breakfast. In the high season you will pay much more than that.<BR><BR>Yes, you can find low, low end places that are cheaper in low season (maybe $100-$150 per night) but the rooms are very small, decorated VERY plainly & sparsely with no frills whatsoever (no restaurant and no pool).<BR><BR>Villas don't usually include a car in the low season but a lot of the hotels do. You have to figure that into the price when choosing a villa.<BR><BR><BR><BR>


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