Fodor's Expert Review Auberge de la Vieille Tour

Rte. de Montauban, Grande-Terre, 97190, Guadeloupe

At this island classic, built around a historic sugar mill, everyone loves the initial welcome: a cool drink and citrus-scented towels. After a day at the beach it's back to your bi-level room, with its glass-enclosed bathroom, to watch the lighthouse begin its nightly blink (ask for rooms 85 to 90). The bedding throughout is luxurious, although other furnishings could stand an improvement. The wing closest to the lobby has smaller but more recently renovated rooms. The lounge is a trip back in time, as guests relax in planter chairs and listen to the piano man. The in-house restaurant is a gastronomic pleasure with affordable prices. And there's a snack bar at the beach.


  • most rooms have great views
  • breakfast is a highlight
  • restaurant is one of the better ones on-island


  • exteriors of some sections are an unattractive 1960s style
  • it's an uphill climb from the beach and pool
  • pool area still needs work, as do some rooms




Phones: 0590-84–23–23


70 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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