Fodor's Expert Review Habitation Du Comté

Comté de Lohéac, Ste-Rose, Basse-Terre, 97115, Guadeloupe

A decidedly special place, this was the great house for the owner of a sugarcane plantation, but the stalwart, hurricane-proof mansion wasn't built eons ago, but rather in 1948. Rooms have artsy decor, and luxurious bedding and quality mattresses—maybe the best in Guadeloupe! Spend the extra euros for one of the huge rooms with access to the wrap-around terrace. All rooms have a mini-fridge, some have seating areas. The bungalow is a real value for a family or two couples as it has two bathrooms and a small private pool. Vestiges of distillery machinery serve as outdoor sculpture, and although cane still sways in nearby fields, it's no longer the primary business. The restaurant features refined, French classics artfully presented, with views of the verdant landscape included. Guests from the outside should make dinner reservations. Breakfast is included.

PROS

  • good blackout shutters
  • blissfully quiet
  • in-room Wi-Fi is strong and free

CONS

  • may be too quiet for some travelers
  • isolated location means you need a car
  • no resort-style amenities

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Countryside
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0590-21–78–81

HOTEL DETAILS

7 double rooms, 1 2-bedroom, 2-bath bungalow
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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