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Alamanda Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Baie Orientale (Orient Beach), Orient Bay 97071, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2005
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  • Location
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2005

Just returned from 7 days at Alamada, and thought it was excellent overall. Could I get very picky and find some little thing to complain about ? Maybe, but I would really have to work at it. When you are on St. Martin, you need to kick back and set your internal clock to Caribbean time. My wife and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2005

We recently returned from Alamanda where we stayed from March 10th through the 15th. The hotel exceeded our expectations. The rooms were very spacious and clean with the staff most always very helpful. We were on the second floor which afforded a better view than the first. However the views are somewhat obstructed from the trees, etc.. In looking around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2005

We stayed at the Alamanda Mar. 8-11 and had a wonderful experience. I had previously read posts that the resort was a little difficult to find. We rented a car during our stay and toured the Dutch & French sides extensively. Once we found the sign to Orient Beach community (the hotel is nestled amongst other colorful small resorts &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2005

I was surprised how much I liked the Alamanda Resort at Orient Bay. First, if you like the beach, this is the perfect location. Orient Beach is the best beach on St. Martin, and the Alamanda is located pretty much dead center on the beach. The daily continental breakfast of croissants, bread & fruit was a nice touch. The service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2005

My boyfriend and I just returned from St. Martin after a 6-day/5-night stay at Alamanda Resort. Being avid travelers across the world we have been fortunate to experience wonderful accommodations in many continents from Australia, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Alamanda now ranks among our Top 5 places to stay worldwide. Our photographic memory is no match to the beauty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2005

My wife, 15 year-old son and I visited the Alamanda Resort in Orient Bay from February 23rd through March 2nd, and had a wonderful time. The Alamanda is a smaller (42-unit) complex of rooms and suites, right off the beach on the French side of St. Martin. We shared an oceanview duplex, with a bathroom on each level, and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2005

Just returned from a five night stay at the Alamanda. It began with our taxi ride to the hotel. The young driver was very friendly and informative. He commentated a brief history about the island, sites to see, what to expect at the Orient Beach, island cuisines and the wonderful guavaberry coladas. Upon arriving at our hotel, and I do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2005

The first sign of trouble was the signs. Or, more accurately, the lack of them. When we pulled out of the rental car place, we were told to take a left, and in about 20 minutes, we'd see signs for the Alamanda on our left. Easy enough. Except that when we got to the Orient Bay area, we saw signs... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2005

My wife and I just returned from 4 days at the Alamanda after spending 5 at the Cuisinart in Anguilla. While the Cuisinart was of a totally different caliber, the Alamanda was worse than a Motel 6 or Red Roof Inn in the U.S.A. We definitely can't recommend it. Maybe we just had a bad room. We had room 101,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2005

In the past year, I stated at the Alamanda (7days), Esmerelda (7 days) and the Esplanade (4 days). All are nice hotels but the Alamanda was my favorite. The Alamanda is clean and the rooms are very spacious. The hotel is only about two years old at this point. The staff are not very engaging, so if you need a... More 

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Address: Baie Orientale (Orient Beach), 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:3 star — Alamanda Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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