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Alamanda Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Baie Orientale (Orient Beach), Orient Bay 97071, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Orient Bay
Calgary, Canada
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31 hotel reviews
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
“Excellent Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

My husband and I spent a week at the Alamanda. A very nice, small hotel located on Orient Beach. We had great service -- the staff was friendly and very helpful with any requests. The location was perfect -- easy to get to the beach, the grocery store and the fabulous little bistros just around the corner. We did have a rental car, as we wanted to be able to come and go as we pleased -- but -- I think the car was probably parked for 3 of our 7 days in St. Martin. A very relaxing holiday all around!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

What can I say? Location was perfect. Staff was great. Steps from the beach. Room was very clean. Overall I felt I was in heaven. The most romantic trip my wife and I have ever been on. We have been back to the same room and they remembered us, in fact people all over the island remembered us. Just remember every thing here is on island time not USA time. If you want every thing now you will be disappointed. The internet was spotty most times.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a day and night on our way back from the island of Saba. We shared our room with a friend and his son. They stayed downstairs and we stayed upstairs. This room was excellent. The hotel was a few steps away from a nice grocery store, cafe, and...best of all: Orient Beach!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

The Alamanda is located just steps away from beautiful Orient Beach and near a number of nice restaurants, so no need to drive anywhere. The rooms are a little tired looking and in need of a reno, and there is no bar or restaurant on the premises (although there is a breakfast area). However, there are plenty of bars/grills right on the beach, and a small shopping/restaurant area just behind the hotel. And the beach is one of the prettiest in the Caribbean.
We were here for just 2 nights prior to a cruise, so we took a taxi from the airport and just stayed put. We loved sitting at the beach side grills and having a light lunch with wine, and then going to the shopping area for dinner -- the French Bistro was our favorite.
If staying for a week, you may tire of just beaching it and want to rent a car or take taxis into some other towns including Marigot and St. Philipsburg.
If you drive from the airport, you will have trouble finding the Alamanda. It's in a gated community off a dirt road that runs parallel to the beach. Ask for directions at the gate.

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Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

This hotel was in a great location, with a very short walk to Orient Bay Beach and short walk to a grocery story and several restaurant choices. The complimentary breakfast was wonderful, along with the view from our patio. Always felt safe at the property and in the surrounding area. The staff was very helpful with any questions that we had. The downside was the bed and the pillows were not the best, but was still able to get great sleep after a long day on the beach. Room was always clean, but the furnishing were a tad worn.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

We stayed here for 3 days before boarding our clippership cruise. It's a typical beach hotel right on Orient Beach and around the corner from a delightful european looking town square with some other nice french and italian restaurants and also shops and convenience store. The room was very clean and nice with a sink and fridge and a nice veranda overlooking the pool. The bath had a nice tub and plenty of hot water. The tile work looked like it could use some repair. The continental breakfast was very good.
There were a combination of american and european guests. The best thing was that you didn't have to get in your car to get anything, it was all there. It is hard to find. When you get to orient beach, turn at the entrance to orient beach, go straight to the end, turn right and right again and then I think, right again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

We stayed at the Alamanda for 6 days and our stay was fantastic! Our room was just what we requested - second floor deluxe oceanview. We had the added plus of falling to sleep every night with the deck doors open and listening to the sounds of the ocean waves. The room, bathroom and deck was a good size. The beach is so close and the village square and grocery store was an added plus to our stay. We rented a car so we could travel to Friar's Bay and to the ferry that took us to Pinel Island ( a must when visiting). The hotel staff was very friendly and the complimentary breakfast was good. The restaurants we went to were great - we neer had a bad meal. The bed was a bit hard fo my liking but my husband liked it and had no trouble sleeping. We will return - hopefully next year.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Alamanda Resort

Address: Baie Orientale (Orient Beach), Orient Bay 97071, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alamanda Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alamanda Resort, is situated on Orient Beach, the largest and most animated beach on St. Martin. Small in scale with its 42 deluxe Oceanfront rooms and suites, you'll vacation in style at Alamanda, St Martin's newest and most intimate full service hotel. The charming restaurant opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and hotel guests have charging privileges at 6 beachside restaurants serving French, Spanish or American cuisine. Multilingual staff, daily maid service, room service, 3000 sq ft convention center along with fax and internet facilities. If you looking to relax, where better than poolside in fresh water pool, sunning in the patio or sipping a drink to the poolside bar lush tropical garden. ... more   less 
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