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Belmond La Samanna

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Baie Longue | PO Box 4077, Terres Basses 97064, St Maarten-St Martin
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Claremont, CA, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At almost $1,000 per night (high season rate including taxes) there were high expectations before we arrived. Mid afternoon arrival did not find our rooms ready but we were upgraded to a suite on the beach. The room was comfortable and as a suite very spacious but the quality and furnishings are perhaps closer to 4 star rather than 5.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in March for 8 days. It was myself, 2 teenage daughters, and my 83 year old mother. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. Every staff person was very kind and helpful. The resort is stunning, ocean views galore from just about everywhere. We had a lovely 2 bedroom suite right on the ocean.... More

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

Dear Southerntraveller_12, Thank you very much for your great words. I am very glad to read that you had a fantastic time with your family. I am sorry that your mother wasn't able to go in the sea due to the steep access but the big wave we were expecting since November to flatten the beach has arrived 2 weeks... More

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

My wife and I had a very nice stay at La Samanna last week. The resort is beautiful and well maintained. The beach is amazing (though the surf is a little rough with a steep drop off). We had an ocean view room with a private balcony in the main building that was quite nice. The room had been recently... More

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

Dear MGNYC23, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. While I am happy to read that you enjoyed the hotel very much, I am sorry that the Watersport staff hasn't been more present in helping you and giving you advices when you might have needed some. Your review will... More

New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortunate and blessed to have visited La Samanna back in March. Room was beautiful with a second level equipped with lounge chairs and hot tub. View of the ocean and it's sunsets outstanding and took way too many pics . Breakfasts were wonderful with a bountiful buffet and beautiful location and lunches on the beach were great. Dinner choices for... More

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

Dear Faige, Thank you very much for your great review. I am very glad you had such a good time and I will personally thank Taxi Andre for taking such good care of my guests. I thank you for your advice about dinner choices and you must know that we are currently working on offering our guests more dinning options... More

Boca Raton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you're hunting for a memorable venue to celebrate a special occasion or you're scouting for the best food on St. Martin, look no further than La Samanna's Trellis restaurant. Let's begin with its setting perched on a cliff dramatically overlooking the illuminated turquoise Caribbean below. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating, but for my money I'd opt... More

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

Dear DeLoNYC956, Thank you very much for your great review and I am very happy to read that you noticed the improvements made over the last few years. My entire team works very hard to consistently deliver the best service to our guests and we are touched when efforts are recognized through such positive feedback. I am very much looking... More

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have heard so many wonderful things about La Samanna...cant wait to show up May 12 thanks for the reviews that promise wonderful service. cant wait!!!. We trust these reviews! what a great week ahead.

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

Dear Wedge6, What a great idea to check out the reviews before your arrival on May 12th. May I suggest you to contact my Guest Relations Manager Maylis for any arrangement you might want to make prior to your venue? Her email is: mdepompignan@lasamanna.com We are very much looking forward to your visit to our little paradise. More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Sunday lunch on the decking overlooking a wonderful beach. Beautiful setting matched by the food and wine. If I was being picky, the only minus point was not being allowed proper glassware (health and safety! ) . The occasion was completed by hearing that England beat Wales at rugby earlier in the day -trounced them !!! would love to... More

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

Dear Carolyn G, Thank you very much for your nice review and I am happy to read you enjoyed your short time with us. As you mention it, French law doesn’t allow us to serve drinks and food in glassware when we are on a beach or by a pool. As I read that you are a wine amateur, I... More

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon La Samanna by accident, as we were walking along Baie Longue. And, we are so happy we did!! We walked up to the hotel and were instantly greeted by two of the most friendliest people I have ever met! They made me feel instantly at home! They immediately got us lounge chairs, got us drinks, and we... More

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

Dear gretchen411, I am very glad to read that your walk brought you to our beautiful property. It is true that a day on our beach is often compared to a day in Heaven. Feel free to come back again for lunch as the menu on the board changes everyday and promises to regale your taste buds. Thank you very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I was having a day layover between flights of 14 hours I decide to book a room at La Samanna. They honoured my request and I was extremely pleased. Fabulous room with great views, enjoyed an excellent breakfast a great lunch and extremely friendly service! I shall return!

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

Dear DFWJ, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor while you were with us only for a few hours. This was such a great idea to stop by. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the future to our "Friendly Island". More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is priced like a Four Seasons, but offers the experience of a Holiday Inn. The staff is noticeably absent. They were unable to seat us for dinner. We had a Tapas plate which tasted like day old convenience store fare. It is isolate on the island and relatively inconvenient. Do not stay here.

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

Dear Traveler G, Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback regarding your recent stay with us at Belmond La Samanna, as we learn from it continuously, to become better and satisfy to its best our guests needs. Know that i take to heart your comments and i totally understand the disappointment that was yours if the quality of our service... More

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Additional Information about Belmond La Samanna

Also Known As:
La Samanna By Orient-Express Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin
La Samanna By Orient-Express Hotel
La Samanna Hotel
La Samanna Resort
La Samanna Resort St Martin
La Samanna
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Terres Basses
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond La Samanna 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Samanna nestles amongst lush gardens overlooking 55 acres of spectacular beachfront. A complete resort in itself, La Samanna offers a spectacular private beach, two poolside terraces, 83 luxurious rooms and suites and 8 newly completed 4600sq. ft. villas with private pools. Enjoy its sophisticated food offerings and award winning wine cellar, indulge in its European Elysees Spa, or simply enjoy the privacy and relaxation of this sophisticated and sensual French-Caribbean enclave. La Samanna is everything you could wish for in a Caribbean hideaway. ... more   less 
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