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Hotel Riu Palace St Martin

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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Anse Marcel
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just came back from St. Maarten and we stayed at Riu palace from July 19-24. Very nice hotel , the views are great. The beach is spectacular and the pool is big and clean. The grounds were not so green because the island did not get any rain for about two months so all the grass and some trees... More 

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atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just got back from staying at the RIU with my wife and 2 sons (ages 18 & 15). We really enjoyed staying here, we had two adjoining rooms facing the gardens. The rooms were nice, only complaint is they limit air conditioning temperature to 23 celsius (thermostat is not in fahrenheit), because of that I was hot at night and... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this resort in June and had a good time. The check in was prompt, staff were all very pleasant and helpful. The food was excellent, one of the best buffets that we have had. Small hotel so did not feel overcrowded. Beach was lovely, no vendors and very relaxing. We had no problem making reservations at the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to St. Martin (French Side) and our second stay at a RIU, staying July 13 – 20…We traveled as a party of 9 – 8 adults and a 1 year old. Being an experienced traveler (and avid trip advisor reader) I am going try and be as comprehensive as possible. Please note this was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost, I love to relax. This all inclusive was really nice. A few things I would improve on is the privacy of the bathroom in the rooms, the doors don't shut all the way and you can see through the sides so that was really disappointing. The pool area is really nice, though the problem is they play... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really this should be 4.5 stars. This hotel was everything we wanted it to be. Our only complaint was a difficult check-in. If you can rebound from that, and we did, and you're seeking a quiet retreat to rejuvenate, this is a perfect spot. Here are some tips/suggestions: It is 40 minutes from the airport with no traffic and no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good facility beautiful and first rate but staff often indifferent to customers needs. They were inconsistent. At one time they clapped when we entered the dining hall.they were of little help in providing me with a current converter so I could use my electric razor

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently vacationed at the Riu Palace St. Martin and I was highly disappointed with my visit. This resort is no palace and the pictures and description on the website are misleading and deceptive. The website misleads consumers to think that the resort is newly built in May 2014 when in fact its just poorly renovated. The landscaping is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is now owned by Spanish company in French overseas territory. This characterizes the resort. I have stayed several all-inclusive resorts. Most of them do not offer good food. RIU St. Martin is the first resort I enjoyed food at buffet. This said, restaurants need improvement for two points. First, all three restaurants need to improve food quality. I... More 

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Lost in middle PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The worst first. I received an email from the RIU about local trip information and it included info about a shuttle/van/bus that went from the RIU every Monday at 0900 into Marigot, in addition to reading about it online. Plus we heard about a shuttle/van/bus that goes to the casinos on Friday evening. We asked about the Marigot bus at... More 

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