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Hotel Riu Palace St Martin

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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Anse Marcel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the best trip me and my family have ever taken. There are many activities and other things to do! The view was amazing. But I think that they should boost the employees for the ALL INCLUSIVE BAR!!!!! Everything else was awesome, Like the infinity pool, The kayaks and jet skies for rent, The clean water and clean beaches,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 9 nights at the Riu Palace St Martin over Easter vacation with my husband and daughter and 2 grandchildren.... we were afraid before departure because some of the reviews were not so great....... I am here to tell you that we absolutely loved the resort ....the staff were amazing .... from the front desk at checkin with a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was there with a group of friends in February and many the the reviews were very poor before that. I waited to write and see if it kept improving and it seems it did. We had a great time, the food was very good, 2 weeks and only once I could say we were not happy with the service... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hello internet! I've decided to create this account and write this review after returning from an absolute amazing vacation on St. Martin. Now I'll be honest - I was a bit skeptical before the trip because of the numerous bad reviews posted on this site about this particular hotel. After being there for 6 days, all I can say about... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay. We stayed at the RIU St.Martin in April for 5 days. Our party included 2 adults, 1 year and 7 year old. First - make sure you get transfers to hotel from your airline. we did and it was convenient as the hotel is on the French side so it is quite a drive from... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a bit wary of how out-of-the-way this hotel seemed on a map of St. Martin - but the taxi driver knew where it was, no problem, and the fare for the two of us in a cab was only US$40. Then, after 15 minutes of driving or so, she paused the car, put it in low gear and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a big trip for us to plan for...this is my 2nd day of an 8 day stay. In one word PERFECT. It was arranged through Costco Travel. The staff is very friendly and the grounds are well maintained. Like most people I read a lot of reviews beforehand. This is a vacation destination where having a car would... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Riu knew what they were doing when they bought this resort! Its a goldmine for them if they do it right (which they are working on). I can see this resort being busy year round! Its in such a beautiful setting that it makes up for some of the areas that are lacking (will touch on that below). We (my... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just spent 5 days at this RIU and was pleasantly surprised. The reviews seemed to be all over the place, but we are fairly easing going and were glad we gave this place a chance. Firstly, we have stayed at many RIU Palaces in several different countries and yes, this place is a little different. It apparently was a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

General First, people please do your research. The Radisson Blu was purchased by RIU. A lot of people seem disappointed by this (they even posts their silly reviews about that – get a life!) but after being there – I honestly don’t think I would have booked the Radisson. Yes, the resort could use a reno, but it looks to... More 

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