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La Playa Orient Bay

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116 Parc de la Baie Orientale | BP 5146, Orient Bay 97071, St. Maarten-St. Martin (Formerly L'Hoste Hotel)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If location and friendly staff are all that is evaluated, La Playa would be a 5. We were enthusiastically welcomed on arrival by Katy who explained the breakfast and beach set-up, welcome drink, bar hours, etc. However, as noted in other reviews, the place is dated, the beds are very hard, as are the pillows, and the towels are well... More 

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Vinkeveen, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at La Playa Oriënt Bay for one week and had a great time. The ladies at the reception are very kind and helpfull. The room was a little outdated, but that was not a problem for us. It was clean and spacious. The bed was a little hard, but big. Breakfast is served almost on the beach. That... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location on Orient Bay was perfect - smack dab in the middle. The hotel has its own area on the beach, and access to it is simple. As noted by other travelers, the beach does cater to day-trippers, but there are reserved seats for hotel occupants. The rooms are basic, but the staff was amazing. We traveled with our... More 

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right from the first moment that we arrived, it was very clear that this was exactly the type of resort that we were looking for.The location on the beach is second to none. Our room was spacious, clean, and well laid out. A wonderful experience overall. We will be back.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect location, excellent service at hotel, restaurant and watersport facility. The included Continental breakfast was sufficient and if more is needed a 15% discount is given for extras. I love watersports so the 15% discount saved a substantial amount of money for my girlfriend and I. The beach bar also give the discount, try the Pina Colada... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the best location on the island. Steps from the beach and restaurants/shops. Free breakfast consisted of Coffee, breads, fruit and juice. No need for a car. Room was average. Location was Excellent so Very Good overall.

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Watchung, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Playa has a lot going for it. It is located at the middle point on Orient Beach, to me the best beach on St. Martin, the staff, particularly Kelly, is friendly, helpful, charming and highly competent. They will be there to help with whatever you need. The hotel provides a continental breakfast, included in your room rate, served in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even by Caribbean standards this hotel is at best a two star. The outside is nice but the rooms are worn and dated and the bed is hard like a rock. The beach access is excellent. The hotel goes by several different names. Maybe to avoid the bad reviews

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La playa is a beach bar and restaurant on Orient Beach. We rented chairs and umbrellas for the day. They have music and waitress service for drinks and food. The chairs and umbrellas are rather expensive at $15 a person. If you buy food, they should cut you a break. However the waitress worked hard. We had simple cheeseburgers that... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time staying on the French side of the island! I have always visited Orient beach during my stays. Perfect location! Very friendly staff! I was fortunate to book before high season rates started!

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