A few weeks ago our dear friends, Odile and Gabriel, wrote to us asking If we were interested in using their voucher for a 1 night stay at the Hotel Ker Alberte in Cayenne. The voucher was valid for a stay in one of the two hotel’s suites, breakfast at their buffet and a meal at the hotel’s restaurant. We decided to make it our first couples getaway since Aiden was born. We booked our stay during Easter’s weekend, from 16 to 17 April.
How to arrive to Hotel Ker Alberte
Situated between the fruits market and the city’s Fort, Hotel Ker Alberte is in the ancient part of Cayenne. It’s very close to the Palmistes Place were you can find the famous bar de Palmistes and a few minutes away of all the shops in the center. The hotel does not have a private parking, but there is enough place just in front of the entrance, and it’s controlled overnight so you don’t have to worry about your car.
The construction is over a hundreds years old and It has the unique charm of colonial buildings. From the entrance you can see a sneak peek of the garden which includes many varieties of tropical plants. The entrance hall is very nice and it’s divided in a sitting area, which displays some interesting books about local nature and culture, and a breakfast/bar area. Although my advice is to eat outside by one of the tables that are close to the swimming pool. The view on the garden is beautiful.
The historical building hosts a few rooms upstairs and a conference room. To get access to the other rooms you have to go outside and cross the garden on the left. Rooms are in front of you on three different floors. The decor is very nice as well, showcasing some steampunk statuettes and vintage posters.
Hotel Ker Alberte’s room Prestige :
Our room was the Prestige number 11, one of the two suites on the top of the hotel. The view on the garden and swimming pool is very nice. Further more you have a nice private terrace which is surrounded by plants. Inside, the room is 35 m² large and offers all the basic comforts : air conditioning, TV, WiFi, coffee and tea machine.
The bathroom which is of a nice size, includes a rain shower. The bathroom’s accessories includes a hair dryer, soap, body soap and cotton swabs. If you’re going to the swimming pool a different towel from the ones in your room is provided.
The K Restaurant
The K restaurant is surrounded by the garden, the swimming pool and an amazing graffiti by the artist Muze Laru. The atmosphere at night is soft and romantic. We wanted to go on a classic appetizer – main course – dessert formula, but the hearty dishes obliged us to stop after the main course.
We had land and sea appetizers. I was so happy to eat burrata, which is typically Italian. The main course was beef skewers for Massi, while I had duck with a blackcurrant sauce that was delicious! I also loved the pumpkin puree that garnished both plates. The caipirinha was very good and not to strong. Luckily for me who hasn’t been drinking alcohol for the last year!
The breakfast buffet is varied, offering French croissants and salted options as well. We ordered the fresh made crepes that were very tasty with a vanilla touch. You can also ask for scrambled eggs or an omelette.
The staff is very nice. Unfortunately we had a problem with our door’s lock. But the receptionist was very reactive and secured our belongings while we were away. Also the lady who welcomed us at breakfast was very kind. She let us visit the hotel and took all the photos we wanted.
Overall it was a nice stay I’ll definitely recommend it for your Cayenne’s getaways. It allows you to discover an historical colonial building with its own modern touch.
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