Fodor's Expert Review Habitation Du Comté

Basse-Terre, 97115, Guadeloupe

A decidedly special place, this stalwart, hurricane-proof mansion built in 1948—The County House—was the great house for the owner of a sugarcane plantation; rooms have artsy decor, 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. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and guests are granted access to the pool.


  • good blackout shutters
  • blissfully quiet
  • 360-degree view of the countryside, mountains, and sea


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




Phones: 0590-21–78–81


8 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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