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“A wonderful experience 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 2014
Traverse City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“A wonderful experience at La Plantation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010

We have been to Orient Beach several times, this was the first staying at La Plantation. It was our best experience of them all. The hotel is a grouping of small villas just up the hill from the beach, a short walk from the hotel to the beach. Being just up the hill from the beach gives a quieter more intimate feeling than being in the hotels directly behind the beaches and beach bars. The lobby, dining/bar, and pool area are just beautiful and serve as a gathering place for breakfast, and for cocktails and dinner. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast gals are also very nice. These folks are very personable, with warm greetings and pleasant smiles. We dined at the restaurant twice and they really know their food! Our best dinners on the island. The rooms are clean, simple, and nice. Roomy bathrooms and showers, comfortable beds with mosquito nets. They all have terraces with nice tables and chairs. We were there for 10 days and enjoyed every moment at La Plantation.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay at La Plantation. The amenities at the resort (pool, restaurant), in the "village square" and on the beach, were wonderful. The front-desk staff were very helpful with their recommendations.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

This hotel hear Orient Beach as perfect! Only 5 min walk to the beach. Free chairs included at most of the vendors included w/hotel stay. Rooms are clean & nice view of the water. We will be back to vacation here again.

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

Stayed a week at La Plantation and everything was great. Rooms were large and clean and had a great shower ( stayed in a suite). Great location to Orient beach and just five 5 minutes from Grand case and all the great restaurants night.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Riga, Latvia
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272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2009

I stayed here for 3 nights over the weekend and it was way too short. I got a great deal through the hotel for the 3rd night free. The location is excellent and it's a quick drive to Orient.

The room was a studio over looking the beach, but set up ont he hill. The room was decent sized with a comfortable bed, small kitchen and good sized bathroom. There was also a nice patio and safe in the room. Every staff member that I saw was very friendly. Breakfast was filling and a bread basket/fruit was included in the price of the room. I could have ordered off the menu for a charge but didn't need to.

One thing I really liked - my flight was later in the day, so I checked out & left my luggage with the hotel. When I came to pick it up - they let me shower/change so that I didn't have to fly with sand all over me. That was a nice touch!

Overall, I would stay there again, especially with a great deal.

Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Toledo, OH, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the hotel in July of 2008.

We loved the included breakfast, the service (the staff was very friendly), the location, the pool, etc. Our room was beautiful as it was very spacious, had metal shutters, a fridge, beautiful French colonial architecture, etc. We also like the fact that there are a variety of bars and eateries on the beach that you can charge food and drinks back to your room.

There is a grocery store about 500 yards down the hill. We saved a considerable amount of money by buying food there and then eating it in our room.

I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2009

Upon arriving, May 17, in St. Marteen we grabbed our rental car and made the drive to La Plantation which was easier to find than I thought it would be after reading some trip reports. We were welcomed by Daniella and led to our 2 bedroom unit, 870 and 872. The units were spacious and had everything we would need for our 6 night stay. The king bed and the two twin beds were both underneath a red netting, to keep the mosquitoes away during the night. The bathrooms were modern, and has been stated, the studio bathroom does not have a curtain--but, the water pressure was excellent and always had hot water. After a shower or two, you'll get used to water everywhere. The kitchen was well equipped and had a coffee maker, which is a must for our group. There were flat panel TV's in both rooms to check up on world affairs, every couple of days. The only lowlight for us was the shutters that had to be closed while asleep and away from the property. One night we ran to Tap 5 for some items and upon return, security was there outside the unit and again told us to never leave without closing the shutters and another night they called to remind us that we needed to close the shutters. We had a good laugh one morning when we discovered that we left the front door unlocked, although we had secured the shutters before going to sleep! They take security very seriously and we did feel safe.
The location of the property gives you easy access to the beach and they give you a card which gives you access to free chairs and umbrellas at 4 or 5 beach bars and the ease of charging everything directly to the room. Tap 5, as I mentioned earlier, is a great little convenience store which has some really good prepared food as well. On two evenings after being in the sun all day, we grabbed a roasted chicken, salad and pasta salad and had dinner on our patio [which was huge and had a nice view!].
The pool was a nice convenience after having a light breakfast at the restaurant and the staff was very friendly there also.
Overall, I would say we have a great experience and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel La Plantation

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 7 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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