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“Great week at La Plantation” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Plantation
4.0 of 5 Villa   |   C5 Parc de La Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin   |  
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Certificate of Excellence
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
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“Great week at La Plantation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Had a blast! Great beach with lots of activities. The staff is very helpful and friendly and definitely well above standard. Had great fun playing beach football - Olivier and Curly, you were great friends! Food was great and wonderful variety. Evening music and dance shows were very entertaining.
Only bad comment: our room needed plumbing maintenance three times during the 9 days - leaking pipes and water dripping from ceiling due to air con unit. TV remote also didn't work, but we rarely used the TV. Some general maintenance on the older units might be a good idea.
I would recommend that travellers keep quite a bit of cash at hand for the paid activities, since these people don't accep cards.
Generally the complex is beautiful and well kept!

Room Tip: Pool viewing rooms are close to everything.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Beloeil, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The hotel is not a 5 stars but for location, cleanliness, service of "some" good employees, its close...

The suite with one king bed was clean every day. The view (upper), fantastic. The kitchen, very use full. Giant balcony with 4 chairs table and 2 long chairs. Wow.

Only bad commentary for the hotel: dont forget to take the welcome drink in the night. Paper is required but its not written. The french barmaid was completly indifferent when she said "no". I live her tips for breakfast lunch but when we will come back, i will forget it too....

Once again, Wow for the hotel and Wow for the personnal except the french barmaid.

See you in january, Saint-Maarten.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Karl P
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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The moment we drove up knew our stay would be perfect. Lovely property, secluded yet close walk to the beach and shopping. Beautiful landscaping, nice pool. Area seemed very safe & secure. Staff helpful & friendly.

Room Tip: end units are suites!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank sandfoxette
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Martinique
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115 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Surround yourself with lush tropical plants, stay in rooms that are spacious and in keep with typical Caribeean style, high wood ceilings, fans, mosquitoe nets but still maintaining the comforts of
Modern day,air conditioning, refrigerator, hot showers. The rooms have large outside terraces to relax in to the sound of the singing frogs in the evenings. Included Buffet breakfast by the pool is simple but adequate. The staff are very helpfull. This hotel is more for those seeking a little quiet after the bustle of Orient Bay. The beach is 5 minutes walk away and use of facilities at Waikiki and Coco beach restaurants, such as sun beds is included. Be aware that there is a great deal of traffic and you need at least
an hour to get to the airport taxi fare from Dutch side 25 to 30e. From French side airport 15e with15 min drive.

Room Tip: Away from the road and reception area.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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midtown
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We have travelled to many spots in the Caribbean, but we always head back to Saint Martin La Plantation. The staff are fantastic and so helpful. The suites are generous and incredibly spacious with a full kitchen which is essential for cooking easy meals back at home. And it feels more like a home because you are in a bungalow with a wide porch with room for tables and chairs, rather than in a high rise. Even the studios are great - we stayed in them many times. One of the best deals is their relationship with the beach bars on orient beach - no extra cost for chairs and umbrellas - which can easily run an extra $20 USD a day. The beach is a short 5 min walk away, but since we travel with two small kids we just drive the rental car to the beach. A huge US Supermarket is a 5 min drive away, and their are smaller shops in the village to buy food in walking distance. The pool is great - the kids favorite part. Breakfast is also good (though I like the boiled egg option they previously had, but I suspect it became too messy) There is no better place for families in Saint Martin. Go for dinner in Grand Case - Brasserie des Iles or to the Lolos for BBQ delicious crab farcie and fish - about 5 min drive away. If you like loud hotels and casinos the Dutch side may be better for you.

Room Tip: I didnt mean to check spa - there is no spa there.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I've been to La Plantation several times now over the years, they're located just a few short steps away from Orient Beach which is the top beach in St. Martin if not the Caribbean.

The room was clean and neat and well maintained with recent upgrades to the shower and the bathroom. Rooms are actually cottages/cabins located throughout the property with the higher ones affording better views of the ocean. We stayed in 861. We had a slight mosquito problem this time around probably due to heavy rains the week before our arrival, but got it cleared up eventually and while in bed slept under pink netting which is standard in all the cottages we've tried.

Maid service was efficient. We are a low maintenance couple and are happy if the the room is clean and the bed is properly made by the time we get back to the room after breakfast.

After coming in from the beach most days around 4pm, we would take a dip in the pool and have frozen drinks pool side attended by the lovely & friendly Ms. Charlotte who was in charge of the restaurant & bar section. The pool area is beautiful especially near sunset. Don't miss that.

Breakfast was included in our package and while not lavish, it was always good and filing, mostly scrambled eggs, toast, fruit, yogurt, cereals,croissants, chocolatines, baguette, coffee and the usual juices.

We ate dinner once at the hotel's restaurant for their weekly Lobster Fest. The menu for the restaurant is rather good if a tad pricey, yet we have no complaints as the service and the food was on par for both quality and presentation. There are so many good restos to choose from on the island, we recommend starting out in Grande Case which isn't too far away.

Only real downside is that Internet was only available from the main reception and pool area. There was no internet service in the cabins/cottages.

Room Tip: The cottages on the upper levels have better views.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The service at La Plantation could have been much better. We dealt with several staff members who were not very friendly or accommodating. Upon our arrival a staff member showed us to our room but did nothing to help with our luggage. We were expected to load it in the golf cart ourselves and then unload and drag it into our room. The accommodations were very nice. The suite was spacious and clean. It consisted of a private outdoor patio, separate bedroom, small kitchen, large living room and large bathroom. The air conditioning didn't really cool the bedroom well or the bathroom at all. It got pretty warm with the bedroom door closed. The grounds were very pretty and well maintained. The food at the restaurant was good but not great. It was really no comparison to some of the other great food on the island.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Address: C5 Parc de La Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel La Plantation 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the north Atlantic coast of St Martin in the heart of the beautiful Orient Bay Resort, LA PLANTATION voted one of the best small hotels in the Caribbean, features St Martin’s most popular beach with its 3 mile stretch of white sand and turquoise waters. Hotel LA PLANTATION unites French West Indian Charm the comfort of modern amenities and personalised service.17 Stylish colonial villas are set amidst 7.5 acres of tropical gardens. A harmonious blend of luxurious palms, banana trees, bougainvilliers , hibiscus and alamanda encircle the Creole coloured villas capped with shingled roofs. Each ground floor villa comprises one suite and 2 studios which maybe rented separately or combined through interior, connecting doors. The atmosphere is decisively exotic, guest rooms are tastefully decorated in warm colours and original art work. The large terraces are cooled by the trade winds and offer for the upper level categories panoramic views over the bay, surrounding islands and the marine reserve. ... more   less 
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