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Esmeralda Resort

4.0 of 5 Baie Orientale | BP 5141, Orient Bay 97071, St Maarten-St Martin
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed fir two nights prior to sailing on Windsurf. Two nights was more than enough. The hotel does have a nice restaurant on site and the beach is nice. However, the resort itself is very run down. Previous reviewers claim of bed bugs is a stretch for the record. There are no bed bugs. The resort needs major overhaul however.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't want to start with the negative as i think people tend to see that first and make a decision so I will start with the good. This is a very nice resort which is ideally located on Orient Beach. there are small villas grouped with private pools which makes it very nice and private. the pools light up... More 

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USAsalesoffice, Guest Relations Manager at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for notifying us of your complaint. It is with great concern and regret we received your comments concerning one of our receptionists. We strongly believe that the guests service is vital so we will make sure this will not happen again. We have share your comments with the receptionist in question and have taken appropriate actions to improve... More 

Brooklyn, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for a nice relaxing vacation to spend time with my fiancé. At first we loved the place; nice staff, spacious room, private pool, and easy access to the beach. However we kept waking up during the night feeling itchy and had large bites on our arms and legs. Our room had a very serious bed bug infestation.... More 

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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

In reference to your complaint, we are sorry you did not enjoy Esmeralda Resort and if complained we would have inspected the room immediately. After reading the post, we called in a professional exterminator and we are happy to report we did not need them and all rooms and facility were throughly inspected for any type of bugs and none... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Horrible property. First room smelled like sewage. Missing a faucet in the bathroom. 2 nd room was better bou not very clean. Outdated furniture and is in need of serious work. Beach is very dirty. Bright side the continental breakfast was quite nice.

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Huntington Beach, California
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261 reviews 261 reviews
48 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is great. The beach is clean and water sports are available. I saw many kite surfers. The room I stayed in was in a 4 room cottage which had its own swimming pool. There are two restaurants on the property. The bed and shower were fine. The air-conditioning was very good. The breakfast was excellent. I took a... More 

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Paris, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I cannot believe the poor reviews that this property is getting. We just got back from our 7th time there & it is still fabulous. You are in a foreign country & for that it is excellent. Yes, we were treated somewhat different than the US, but that's ok.

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Southampton, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

So we have stayed 3 times prior on SM at radisson blu- another well rated property on The island. We like it but we' were looking for something different as this trip was with the wife and I alone. Pros: esmeralda resort is one of the last beaches on Orient Bay but it offers a very nice beach and a... More 

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Aurora, ON
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I won this 3 night package for this hotel/resort during the I LOVE MY ISLAND DOG, St Martin, fund raiser last year, donated by Sandy Malloy Travel. Although I live on Saba, I have never heard of this resort. I checked the Trip Advisor reviews which all spoke glowingly of this hotel. The place is situated in the Orient Bay... More 

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Chicago IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was our second stay at the Esmeralda, and it didn't seem quite as nice as the year before. We did not have hot water the entire week we were there, even though they came to try to fix it a few times. Although it was annoying, we didn't continue to complain about it-- I heard others in the lobby... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife and I go to St Maarten about twice a year….beautiful island but the French side is very quite and not for us had to drive to Philipsburg or Simpson Bay ….just wanted to try another area of the Island … renting a car is a must and its cheap!! do yourself a favor if you like to lay... More 

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Address: Baie Orientale | BP 5141, Orient Bay 97071, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Esmeralda Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Esmeralda Hotel Orient Bay
Esmeralda Hotel Marigot
Esmeralda Resort Marigot
Esmeralda St Martin
Esmeralda Resort St Martin
Renaisance Esmeralda Resort

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