Press Release

Nevis, West Indies – 25 May, 2016– The Hermitage Plantation Inn and Restaurant today announced that it has received twoTripAdvisor® Certificates of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“At The Hermitage, the recognition that matters most is that of our guests.  This only encourages us to continue our best efforts and even rediscover some new recipes and techniques that celebrate the uniqueness of The Hermitage and Nevis,” said owner Richard Lupinacci.

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.


About The Hermitage, Nevis, West Indies

The Hermitage Plantation Inn is a boutique inn and restaurant on the Caribbean island of Nevis, owned and managed by the Lupinacci Family. The Hermitage has historic significance as the Great House dates back over 400 years and is known to be the oldest wooden house in the Caribbean.  The Hermitage is dedicated to offering authentic hospitality in a low key, warm and friendly environment. It has a long standing return clientele and continues to win over new visitors, desiring to get off the beaten path and experience the way the West Indies used to be.  In 2005, the Hermitage cut the ribbon on The Hermitage Villas and Estates.  Elegant Caribbean homes in serene gardens offering the chance to live the Hermitage life as well as conveying citizenship by investment. 

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