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Hotel Riu Palace St Martin

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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The setting for the resort is wonderful, a quite little cove between two towering hills with a pretty little sliver of a crescent beach. The specialty restaurants were great in both the food and the service. For the most part the staff was efficient and friendly. But for a few little things they could have gotten a 4 or 5... More 

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Anse Marcel, St Maarten-St Martin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's gorgeous there, great staff, great beach - great food. Swimming pool was great. Perhaps a little too isolated. Need to drive over this very steep hill to get there. It was nice to be able to stay there all day if you wanted

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So-so experience during my late May trip. Pros: Clean facility, pleasant staff, nice beach, serene views, beautiful water, quite and relaxing place. Cons: The buffet is low to mid grade. There's a complex situation where reservations are limited and or inaccessible. The pool does not have a swim up bar. The beach does not have chair service. There's no night... More 

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Franklin, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Please note that the rating is based on attitude and service and not the property itself. The grounds were beautiful and striking. With that said…. While on a hospitality and tourism assignment in St Maarten it had been suggested that I make a trip to the RIU Palace on the French side of the island to visit this remarkable hotel.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just returned from a great stay at the Riu. I selected the hotel because of the reviews and I was looking for an all-inclusive resort. Location The hotel is a good distant from the airport. Getting a taxi was easy. No one harassing you to get a taxi. It was $40 one way. You get to see a lot... More 

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Bronx, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were very dissatisfied with the Saint Martin Riu Resort Hotel I submitted a complaint to the hotel manager Mr. Benito. My complaint was never followed up with. There is no record on file of my complaint. I submitted a message on the Riu website and never received a response. The Jet Blue Getaways crew member that followed up on... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great relaxing week. Usual all inclusive resorts. Lots of seniors. Maybe a few too many. Great beach and perfect for snorkelling. Food was good. Although they over rated the ala carte restaurants. Tip the staff well and get some extra attention. Mo pushy sales on the beach, a big difference from your Mexican vacation. This is the French side so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found this to be a great place located in the cove at Anse Marcel. From the pickup at the airport to a very smooth check in and by the time we got to our rooms with a beverage in hand our luggage had been delivered. The beach bar and its staff were magnificent. Kudos to Claude who always made... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace from May 7 to 14. I have to admit I was a little nervous in our choice of the Riu which we had booked in January. I could not have chosen a better resort. Long story, but there was a mixup in our room. They upgraded us from a regular garden... More 

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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were actually staying in Philipsburg at another resort, but had a car and were up for exploring. We had visited this resort 22 years ago while on a cruise. At that time it was call L'Habitation, and we had such a good time there we wanted to at least visit on this trip. This is an... More 

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