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Belmond La Samanna

5.0 of 5 Baie Longue | PO Box 4077, Terres Basses 97064, St Maarten-St Martin
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort is absolutely gorgeous. Rent a car from the hotel and did our little day trips around the island, there is no need to rent from the airport. The hotel has a ton of amenities. My fiance and i enjoy traveling and the hotel exceeded our needs all around. The villas looked amazing and we might consider going with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear dlinas, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. It makes me very happy to hear that the hotel exceeded your needs and will be sure to pass the comment along to the rest of the staff. I look forward to welcoming you back to at either one of our villas or at the... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We recently stayed at La Samanna for 3 nights in a 1 bedroom beachfront suite. From the minute you arrive in the beautiful entry lobby, you know what to expect from your stay, and La Samanna and the great people that work there do not disappoint. If you're going to stay in St Martin, there is no place else to... More

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Mike G, We are already looking forward to your next stay with us! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It is always a pleasure to read a review such as yours. We look forward to welcoming you year after year. More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I stayed on the Dutch side for 3 days at villas with a large group of girls and decided to extend my trip for 2 days for some relaxation before heading home. It was completely worth it. The views are the best I had seen on the entire island with calm waters (private beach), no seaweed (this was an issue... More

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Chi_MM_Jetsetter, You picked a perfect spot to take a vacation from a vacation! I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us in our little slice of paradise. We are quite fortunate with the views and our location itself. I love reading that you were blown away by us. Perhaps on your next visit to... More

New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stayed at La Samanna for three nights in one of the 1 bedroom beachfront suites. Room B10 to be exact. The room was amazing. The patio opened onto the beach, which was about 50 feet awaas outstanding. Approximately 650 sq feet. The living room had comfortable sofas and a large flat screen TV. There was a small kitchen which... More

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear H-Train 17, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. While I am happy to read that you felt the hotel was overall nice and your room was amazing, I do regret to read that you felt it was overpriced. I have taken note of your issues with maintenance and the... More

Litchfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed at the La Samanna during our honeymoon last August. It was a beautiful property. Lobby and entrance was fairly new and gorgeous. Our room was ocean front and just steps away from the beach (white sand and gorgeous water), which was very convenient. Very friendly staff and the grounds were well care for. Saw a few macaws which... More

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Mike4281, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent honeymoon stay with us. We are glad to read you enjoyed our resort and would like to wish you again a long and happy life together. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back for one of your many wedding anniversary. More

New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

La Samanna is a lovely place with excellent service from a carribean perspective. However, being priced to perfection, when the service or room quality disappoints, it can really sting. Room Quality: we booked an ocean view suite under the "suite sensations" offer and ended up changing rooms. Both rooms were well appointed. Our first suite had sliding doors with slats... More

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear WeloveCarib, Thank you very much for your review about your recent stay with us at la Samanna. I am happy to read that the reservation department was able to free a suite with a connecting door, even though there was none available when you checked in, so you could have more privacy while travelling with your teenager girl. The... More

Mesa, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We spent the last 2 days of our St. Maarten vacation here. Our room was fabulous, ocean front 1 bedroom. We were very disappointed in the food here. We felt it was VERY overpriced ($35pp for standard buffet breakfast of premade eggs, pancakes, meats, pastries, etc..Lunch - $24 hamburger, $17 hotdog, $9 bottled water) We felt the staff at the... More

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Deanna R, We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your accommodation but regret to read that you found the breakfast buffet overpriced. The scrambled eggs on the buffet are effectively premade but a side menu is... More

St. Martin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I am utmost stunned as to what makes this hotel 5 stars? The ice front suite was nice. That's it. It has nice rooms. When we ate at the restaurant, the food was mediocre. We asked for a high chair for our 1 year old and there was none. My one year old subsequently fell out of the chair and... More

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Brent H, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us and we are very sorry to read that the resort hasn't been matching your expectations. We are glad you liked your suite but regret that you were so disappointed with the food. You can be certain that... More

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was our first trip to St. Martin and La Samanna was our first choice for our stay. We arrived by about 1pm and our room wasn't ready yet. Rudolph provided us with a few complimentary glasses of wine and an upgrade to the ocen view suite with the upstairs terrace. All staff was very helpful and so nice. Our... More

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Bridget M, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you had a lovely stay. The property is indeed very secure and needs to be as we are welcoming many famous personalities who want full privacy. The cats on the property are all looked after, vaccinated and sterilized. Some of... More

West Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arrived late at night, hadn't had dinner yet and planned to just go to bed, wake up early for breakfast. No need! The hotel knew we were arriving late and had a large plater of food waiting for us, free! The room which was a one bedroom suite with roof top terrace was fabulous. It had a gorgeous view,... More

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Scott69, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to read that you had an excellent stay at our beautiful resort. As you mentioned, we are effectively losing some sand on the beach during the summer but the sand will be back in November, recreating a large and flat beach. The beach erosion is a yearly natural... More

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Address: Baie Longue | PO Box 4077, Terres Basses 97064, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Saint-Martin > Terres Basses
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond La Samanna 5*
Number of rooms: 81
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Also Known As:
La Samanna By Orient-Express Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin
La Samanna Hotel
La Samanna Resort St Martin

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