Ottley's Plantation Inn

Ottley's Village | Basseterre, St. Kitts  [SEE MAP]Basseterre, St. Kitts  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Set at the base of the glorious Mount Liamiuga, approximately 5 miles north of Basseterre, this quaint 18th-century former sugar plantation sprawls across 35 acres of St Kitts' northeastern coast. Ottley's touts all the amenities of an authentic Caribbean inn: The 23 rooms are filled with wicker and mahogany furnishings, locally crafted artwork and private balconies or patios. Outside, guests have access to pristine tennis courts and a tranquil 65-foot pool (not to mention the Mango Orchard Spa). When hunger sets in, retreat to the intimate Royal Palm Restaurant, which serves up flavorful international entrees with a side of striking ocean views. Despite Ottley's picturesque surroundings, recent guests bemoan its location removed from the island's beaches.

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Location
Basseterre
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 23 rooms
Primary View
Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Families, Couples, Solo travelers

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

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You're treated like a beloved relative rather than a commercial guest at this quintessential Caribbean hotel, formerly a sugar plantation, at the foot of Mt. Liamuiga.

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Lonely Planet

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Veering off the main road in the scruffy village of Ottley's, a meandering driveway ends at this immaculately restored vestige of colonial times.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 512 have reviewed the Ottley's Plantation Inn, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 512 reviews 5.0 (based on 512 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The quaint guest rooms and suites at Ottley’s Plantation Inn are decorated in a traditional British-Colonial style, with wicker furniture, tile floors and floral bedding. TVs are only provided upon request, leaving guests to focus on the scenic views from their private patios and balconies. Amenities include minibars, minifridges, coffee makers and air conditioning. Some upgraded units have private plunge pools and fully equipped kitchens.
  • Villas and cottages have separate living and dining rooms as well as adjoining bedrooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Standard room size square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located about 5 miles north of Basseterre on St. Kitts, Ottley’s Plantation Inn is perched on 35 acres of trails, mango trees and lemon-hued Colonial cottages. This family-owned and operated inn sits inland but offers complimentary transportation to two nearby beaches as well as the golf course at Marriott Frigate Bay and the capital city of Basseterre.
  • Located about 7 miles north of Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport
  • Those looking to explore the island should consider renting a car
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The Royal Palm Restaurant at Ottley’s Plantation Inn has a unique, historic setting inside an ancient sugar mill. Serving a seasonal menu of local cuisine, the restaurant is open to guests as well as the general public for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch. Outdoor dining is available on the stone patio with views of the ocean.
  • Meal plans available that include breakfast only, half-board and all-inclusive
  • Children's menus available
  • Picnic lunches can be arranged for guests embarking on daytrips, hikes and other excursions

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAsian, American, Latin American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The main pool at Ottley’s Plantation Inn is a 65-foot spring-fed lap pool with rustic stone walls leftover from the property’s Colonial era. This pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas and is reserved for adults only, however, many of the guest rooms have private plunge pools that children may use. Beachgoers may hop on the complimentary shuttle daily to visit one of the two nearby beaches.
  • Beach shuttle runs each day at 11 a.m. with pick up from 4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

Tucked into the edge of the rainforest that surrounds the property, the Mango Orchard Spa provides massages, facials and nail treatments in a tropical, open-air setting. Outdoor treatments are conducted in Colonial-style bungalows. Specialty body treatments and wraps are also offered along with aromatherapy.
  • Couples massages available
  • Bridal hair and makeup services available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

Although there is no fitness center at Ottley’s Plantation Inn, the hotel features tennis courts and a croquet lawn. An array of outdoor activities are also available such as hiking, snorkeling, swimming and mountain biking as well as various water sports like kayaking and sailing.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis (free)
    • Guided runs (with fee)
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    Ottley’s Plantation Inn has a variety of casual gathering spaces for meetings, retreats and other intimate corporate events for up to 40 people. An on-site event coordinator can assist with details and audiovisual equipment is available for rent.
      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Wedding

      Wedding ceremonies at Ottley’s Plantation Inn can be held in a variety of tropical locations, from an ancient mango orchard to a sprawling green lawn. Rehearsal dinners, bridal brunches, cocktail parties and other social celebrations can be accommodated at the restaurant or by the pool. An on-site event coordinator can assist with decorations, licensing documents, catering menus and guest activities.
      • Live music, videography and photography services are available

      Maximum wedding guest capacity100

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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