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Belmond La Samanna

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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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Arlington, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had high hopes for this resort, which is billed as a 5-star resort. Maybe once upon a time. It's now dingy and frayed around the edges--and has horrible service. On our arrival midday on a Saturday for a week-long stay, we were directed to the beach restaurant to wait for our villa to be ready. No problem. Except it... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at La Samanna and were graciously met by personnel with a wonderful fruit drink to quench our thirst. Down a beautiful landscaped path we were led to our 2 bedroom villa. Upon opening the entrance door, wow, it is just gorgeous, we were giddy with delight. The family room doors opened onto a private sunning area which led... More 

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

Dear greersy, hank you very much for your lovely review. I am delighted to read that you and your family are already thinking of returning! I couldn't agree more about the magical sunsets here, and Baie Longue Bar is a great place to catch them. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing location! Great hotel! Very nice beach, good watersports activities. Breakfast is extremely good. Service is good, sometimes a bit slow, but that is the Caribbean style ;-) Rooms are spacious and nice. Cleaning is good. Spa is excellent. In short; one of the best hotels I have ever been!

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

Dear JJVDL, Short and sweet! Thank you for your review, I am glad that you found the hotel to your satisfaction. I hope you come visit us soon again. More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When I read the review from cristianonyc, I wondered if we were reviewing the same place. But then, I read the review from gh707 which mirrors my sentiments. From the moment we arrived until we had to leave a week later we totally enjoyed LaSamanna. This was our 8th or 9th visit and we were impressed as to the number... More 

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

Dear sandman9253, Many thanks for your review. My staff prides themselves with making sure all our repeat guests feel as they are “coming home” when they return to Belmond La Samanna, and I hope that on your 10th and 20th visit to us you will still have that feeling. I am very pleased that you still enjoyed your time with... More 

Mars, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hands down, this is the finest resort in St. Martin. We were greeted warmly by the outstanding staff immediately upon arrival and shown to our larger than life one bedroom suite that walked right out to the beach and breathtaking view. The staff was amazing...especially Stephanie and Caroline who planned our wedding exactly as we had hoped! The food was... More 

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

Dear HolliS4, Congratulations on your recent wedding! I am so happy that you decided to have it at Belmond La Samanna and the result was just what you had dreamed of. I will certainly share your comments with Stephanie and Caroline, I know they had a lot of fun putting together your wedding. I would also like to thank you... More 

Anniston, Alabama, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please, can we go back? Our week at La Samanna was absolutely wonderful. This beautiful resort is located along a stretch of the secluded French beach Baie Longue. The clean powdered sand and the crystal clear turquoise water, coupled with tiki huts and well padded beach beds, are just footsteps away from the beautiful Mediterranean vacation suites. Our unit was... More 

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

Dear gh707, It was such a delight to read your review of your recent stay at Belmond La Samanna. All I would like to add is- when are you coming back? Thank you for such great review and summary of the resort and island itself. I will make sure to share your comments with Fanny. I do hope to see... More 

new york
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One day , long time ago , it was probably a top Cariibean Resort . Today is worn down , the landscape is shabby , dry and not manicured . The staff is rude , unattractive , not trained for an international sophisticated clientele. Belmond Group recently purchased , so hopefully changes will be made . The location is out... More 

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

Dear cristianonyc, Thank you for sharing your impressions regarding your recent stay at one of the villas at Belmond La Samanna. I am sorry that we fell so short of your expectations. The attitude and rudeness of the staff that you encountered is unacceptable and please rest assure that I will look further into this. Please note that we have... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited St. Maarten on business this week from Nashville, TN. My clients were on the Dutch side, but strongly recommended La Samanna for my accomodations. It is on the French side of the island, but not on the northern part where the majority of the French lodging options. Even though this hotel is more expensive than the surrounding other... More 

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

Dear 718virginiad I am so very happy that you listened to your friends! Thank you for your kind review. I am glad to read that you found not only the accommodations, amenities but the staff and service to your satisfaction. I hope you come visit the island again, you now know where to stay! Thank you again. More 

Milan, Italy
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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, be aware that I have been traveling across more than 100 countries all around the world, having the chance to stay at dozens and dozens 5 stars hotels: I just want to make this statement in order to let you understand the level of my judgement, over this property. Also, be informed that I was at Belmond LaSamanna hotel... More 

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

Dear MFGT, Thank you so much for such a detailed review of your recent stay with us. I will make sure to congratulate the staff you mention by name as they made quite an impression on you and undoubtedly helped make a memorable stay. The four points that you raise are very important. Please note that we are taking steps... More 

Port Washington, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my travel agent told me to stay here I promptly started looking for other places (doubting her judgement) for the purposes of comparison. Websites pointed to marginally better bargains and looked somewhat comparable to the Belmond but we decided to trust the agent and just roll with her strong recommendation. We were not at all disappointed!!! The Belmond to... More 

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

Dear Daniel Sumit G, I think you need to trust your travel agent again- I am so very glad that you did this time! Your thorough description of the property but mostly of the staff you had the chance it interact with, is a delight to read. Thank you so much for taking the time to write down all these... More 

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