Above: an ocean-view room at Auberge de la Vieille Tour in Guadeloupe (all photos by CJ)
It isn’t easy to do.
To take a hotel more than a half century old, to keep it fresh while retaining a certain timeless quality.
At Guadeloupe’s Auberge de la Vieille Tour hotel, that’s precisely what happens.
This gem of a small hotel in the tourist-friendly Gosier section of the island of Grande-Terre is one full of charm, history and a great pathway to discover the things that make Guadeloupe unique.
Above: the lobby at the property
And there’s nowhere better to discover the place than in one of the hotel’s ocean view rooms.
Above: the wonderful lobby bar (don’t miss the piano on Friday nights)
They’re spacious, airy and blessed with show-stopping views of the turquoise waters of Grand-Terre, along with some of tiny, nearby Ilet du Gosier, if you’re lucky.
But the best part of this hotel is the service — warm, friendly and perhaps the best of any hotel in Guadeloupe.
In other words, a great way to see Guadeloupe.