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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 4 nights here this December and we had a terrific time. The beach and ocean are flawless. The Infiniti pool at sunset is breathtaking and the weather was perfect. Service on the beach, in the hotel and at the pool was very attentive. We had a suite and the room was a very good size,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my recent stay at La Samanna very much . Beautiful grounds, very nice and friendly staff, amazing breakfast ,stunning sunset drinks at the main bar, beach lunches brought to your lounger on the sand , lots of thick bath towels changed 2 times a day ( very practical since you are showering 2 or 3 times a day... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying this is for sure the best place on the island. You know it the second you walk into the lobby. All the staff from the bellman to the front desk to the concierge are extremely engaging and friendly! We stayed there a few days before their busy season and it was just what we wanted... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A for location, A for common areas/rooms, A for beach and ocean conditions, A for staff (everyone was top notch, especially people involved in breakfast, beach bar/resto and housekeeping), and A for ease of car rental on property. Sadly, the C is for the food. When everything is perfect, lackluster details are obvious and the food was glaring. Breakfast was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting La Samanna twice a year for the last few years. It is our peaceful retreat that we return to year after year. It is somewhere we can be sure of to eradicate the work stress caused by working in the City. As soon as we stepped onto the hotel compound, we were welcomed by the porters... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Belmond La Samanna Hotel was an absolute pleasure. From the moment we arrived we experienced the best possible service one can wish for. The room was situated right on the beach and the private beach itself was just perfect with more than enough sun beds available. The very kind beach waiter brought us an extra umbrella... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this trip as a birthday gift for my partner. It was my first time staying at a Belmond property, and I could not be any happier. The property itself is EXCEPTIONALLY beautiful, luxurious, and well maintained. The beach is private. What stands out most is the EXTREMELY friendly, professional and genuine staff.

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Norfolk, UK
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511 helpful votes 511 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Samanna is one of a handful of classic Caribbean resorts that, in the 1960s, attracted major movie people, writers, sports stars and sundry royalty. Movie legend Sam Spiegel died here, having just been handed his bill, I think. I remember being delighted that Chris Evert was a fellow guest back in 2000. That kind of glamour and sophistication survives... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I foolishly planned a three night trip to La Samanna. I say that because we live in L.A., so getting there is a minimum of twelve hours, but we had heard such great things from friends, we really wanted to experience it for ourselves. I can say with confidence that La Samanna = heaven. I can't wait... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years we have stayed at La Samanna perhaps 10 times, but over the past three years started staying elsewhere during our annual visit to St. Martin because the hotel seemed overpriced and the service not up to par. We were pleasantly surprised when we returned this November under the new ownership of Belmond and a new general manager.... 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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