We arrived on March 26, 2013 and was "upgraded" to the second floor to a better unit. When we saw our room we were surprised that it
was shabby. We unpacked and went out to dinner. Upon returning we noticed the smell of cat urine in the outside common areas (hallways, sitting areas, etc). The next day we headed to the beach and the front desk clerk informed us to make sure we used the "blue lounge chairs" and to inform the attendant we were staying at the Alamanda.
When we arrived at the chairs they where 5 rows deep, some of the 1st row was roped off. We proceeded to sit in the first row and inform the attendant that we where guests at the Alamanda. He informed us we needed to sit anywhere in the last row (5th row) or pay for any other row. We decided to go to the pool.
We were unable to sit on our balcony as the air conditioning unit for the next room generated so much heat it made it unbearable to sit out on.
The shower head was laying in the tub as the hose was not long enough for it to hook on the wall. We had to use the suction cup from our GPS unit to jury rig a system to hold up in order to take a proper shower.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Alamanda Hotel Orient Bay