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Experience: Hotel Ker Alberte, Cayenne, French Guiana

A review of the Hotel Ker Alberte in Cayenne, French Guiana the trip Carib Isles, Latin Miles.


  • Dedicated and welcoming owner/operators.
  • Delicious fine cuisine.
  • Tropical themed pool.
  • Central location.


Hotel Ker Alberte was originally an authentic Creole mansion which has been transformed into a 4-star luxury boutique hotel. It’s been a labor of love for the owner and operators who have extensively renovated with special care to preserve the original charm of the early 20th century by keeping certain detailing of the building original. The owners have also added their own personality to the hotel by filling it with souvenirs from their extensive travels. The owners are attentive and discreet welcoming visitors more like family than guests. It is situated in the center of town walking distance to the Central Market and the famous Place des Palmistes.


I stayed in a Comfort+ Room on the ground floor with a great view of the pool area in the center of the hotel. The simple but functional room was very spacious and tastefully decorated with hints of Creole touches. Inside was a queen-size bed, work desk area, satellite TV, a mini bar, a private safe, an iPod station, wireless internet and air conditioning. The bathroom included a walk-in shower, toilet, and sink.

There are only fifteen rooms at Hotel Ker Alberte, including two Penthouse Suites. If you happen to book a suite you’ll get to enjoy your own private terrace and outdoor lounge area.

Hotel Ker Alberte has become known in Cayenne for its excellent restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant and there’s even a Gourmet Salad Bar for a more casual meal. The menu is inspired by the local market and features the tastiest fresh ingredients of the season. Guests can also grab a cocktail in the indoor lounge area which gets popular for mingling in the afternoon and after dinner.

The outdoor pool is a highlight. Surrounded by a tropical garden, the area gets sun but still feels cool. Sun loungers are available for guests to relax in the tranquil environment.

Hotel Ker Alberte also caters to business travelers and events with the recently added conference room on the second floor. The room has plenty of windows with original shutters for natural light and views over the city and pool area. There’s a long boardroom table, projector, overhead screen, microphone and lounge area making it ideal to accommodate private events or small conferences. Catering from the restaurant can also be arranged.

What really stands out is the attentiveness and dedication of the staff. The owners were always on hand to assist, introduce the city, and give some inside information. The restaurant team was friendly and professional.

Overall Hotel Ker Alberte is an excellent choice in Cayenne especially for regular visitors. The 4-star hotel succeeds by providing a safe and cheerful area with a central outdoor pool and garden, fine dining cuisine, and a dedicated staff. I highly recommend Hotel Ker Alberte as the Cayenne hotel of choice.

Hotel Ker Alberte
Address: 4 Rue Du Docteur Sainte Rose, 97300, Cayenne, French Guiana
Telephone: +594 (0)5 94 25 75 70


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