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    Carl Gustaf renovation

    How is the repair and renovation of the Carl Gustaf proceeding? Will the noisy work be finished by January and 'the season'?
    Need to decide on a villa in Lurin within earshot of the hotel.

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    Dennis is offline
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    They are accepting reservations for dates in December so I would expect most of the loud outside work is close to completion.

    We are renting in Lurin late November thru early December and were told that things "should" be quiet by then.

    We are in Villa Gros Islets which, I'm told, is walking distance to the new Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf

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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    You can not miss the new hotel it...it is right on top of the road to Lurin.

    Can not wait to see them replace the trees and plantings that have disappeared during the building of this new project.
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    Thanks. That is what I wanted to hear! It is Le Gros Ilets that we are considering. Have stayed there twice recently.

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    Very exciting to see the new Carl Gustaf! Wonder if they will still have sunset cocktails from a veranda/bar in their lobby area?

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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    According to Le Journal, the reopening of the Carl Gustaf will be delayed until late December.

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    Dennis is offline
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    Bummer. No sunset drinks at the Goose for me this year.

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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Bummer. No sunset drinks at the Goose for me this year.
    I was looking forward to that, as well as dinner at Fouquet.

    Alternatives for sunset cocktails include Ociela, below Bonita, and Victoria's the Goose's 3rd restaurant, at the old Route de Boucaniers location on the harbour. I've never tried the sunset view from Shellona, the Goose's beach restaurant, formerly Do Brazil.

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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    The sunset at Carl Gustaf was spectacular because of their wonderful bartenders mixing generous cocktails with entertainment and a great setting.

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    Jacky was a super bartender. I liked when they had live music..guitar or piano, always so relaxing.
    Just a terrific spot to meet and greet old friends as well as new.
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    December will be here before we know it! Can’t wait to enjoy the new Barriere Carl Gustaf!

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    Sunset cocktails at the Goose was magical. Glad to hear of the December re-open date.

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    This may seem an odd thing to comment on but Carl Gustaf had the best restrooms. Great to freshen up after running around Gustavia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle Dean View Post
    This may seem an odd thing to comment on but Carl Gustaf had the best restrooms. Great to freshen up after running around Gustavia!
    My wife loved the free samples.

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    I got a kick out of the fiber optics and color changes of the running water in those state of the art lobby bathrooms.
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    Yes but the restrooms are/were quite a hike out of Gustavia!

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    amyb is offline
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    I used the facility only when dining or having cocktails there.
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    I was looking forward to that, as well as dinner at Fouquet.

    Alternatives for sunset cocktails include Ociela, below Bonita, and Victoria's the Goose's 3rd restaurant, at the old Route de Boucaniers location on the harbour. I've never tried the sunset view from Shellona, the Goose's beach restaurant, formerly Do Brazil.
    Victoria is beautiful, if you don’t mind paying 16€ for a drink with an ice baseball in the glass. But there is a little flower in it
    And then they overcharged us

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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    That was then. Give the new crew a chance.
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Jacky was a super bartender. I liked when they had live music..guitar or piano, always so relaxing.
    Just a terrific spot to meet and greet old friends as well as new.

    Amy and Phil<
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    amyb is offline
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    Hooray for Murray. He made the right call!
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary View Post
    Amy and Phil<
    That"s where we met! Murray bullied me into it because I was scared to meet you. Life is funny. XXoo
    That’s funny, though understandable! Amy & Phil — for numerous reasons, including frequent Forum commentary & valued, illustrated restaurant reviews — have become trusted “friends” to many of us. In my experience, they’re also, without fail, welcoming in meeting folks who stop to meet & say “Hi.” There’s nothing scary there! Only love, sincerity, & sage observations.

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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    That was then. Give the new crew a chance.
    I think she means the new Victoria opened this past season on the harbor...

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    Ok, Ellen. My mistake.
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    Re: Carl Gustaf renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    I think she means the new Victoria opened this past season on the harbor...
    My understanding is that Victoria was being managed for the hotel by the La Guérite/Shellona team last season. I don’t know if that continues this season.

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