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“Comfortable resort, great location” 4 of 5 stars
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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 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Comfortable resort, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Spent 8 nights at the Alamanda Resort on Orient Bay. It was a nice, relaxing vacation on a great beach. The room was pleasant and larger than many hotel rooms. It had a king bed, which was not plush, but was okay. There was a small kitchenette with a microwave, sink and mini fridge. The resort stocked sufficient dinner ware and flat ware for 2. The best part of the room was the balcony. We spent many evenings there enjoying the breeze off the ocean.

The best feature of the resort is the proximity to the beach and the small "village" . Both were within steps of the resort. The beach was right down the sidewalk and beach chairs and an umbrella come with your reservation. The village was a 2 minute walk and provided access to a number of nice restaurants, including a lovely italian restaurant and an sushi bar. There is a little convenience store that frankly stocks a little of everything. Each morning, they cook chickens on a rotisserie on the sidewalk in front of the store. They also sell a decent variety of alcohol and beer as well as toiletries. They have a little deli section that sells some fresh salads, quiche and desserts. They had great french bread and a variety of cheeses.

The resort staff were very nice and helpful. We had the breakfast at the resort which consists of a variety of breads, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. You can order eggs at a cost. The breakfast is served in a little garden area outside the main office, next to the pool.

There are a number of beach bars and restaurants within an easy walk. Club Orient is close to the resort area, but is clearly marked as a naturist area. It's not uncommon to see topless beach goers on the entire Orient Beach, but it is totally nude within Club Orient's naturist area. Again, the area is clearly marked and if this bothers you, don't go to that end of the beach.

We really enjoyed our time at Alamanda resort. The resort was comfortable and low key. It is not a luxury resort, but that is not what we were looking for. We would definitely consider returning on a future vacation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This resort is located right on Orient Bay, just steps from the beach. It's also located within walking distance of a supermarket and multiple restaurants. Free beach chairs are available at the closest beach bars. Location was perfect!
Staff was very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. They helped us with dinner reservations and information about the surrounding area. Free breakfast included several French pastries, fruit bowl, and drinks.
The room itself was very large and comfortable, with a king sized bed. It included a kitchenette, with a refrigerator, hot plate, and lots of gadgets (including a corkscrew!). We had both a shower and bathtub in our spacious bathroom. We also had a patio overlooking the pool with lounge chairs.
This hotel was just what we were looking for to relax and enjoy Orient Bay! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

nice and clean good welcome i love the breakfast and the service good staff and watter front
we love st maartin from 9 years good restaurant like the cadre in the place du village very good food to and good service perfect for the familli
we comme back every years for vacation since 9 years

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is the second year in a row that my husband and I have spent 9 days at the Alamanda. Rooms are large, with handy kitchenette (microwave, fridge, small stove, glasses, utensils, etc.), large bathroom, safe in room, and lovely patio. Free breakfast of fruit and croissants is just right. Free internet access is so handy, even if it is a bit slow, but hey, you are on vacation! Beach is absolutely heavenly. We have been many, many places and never have felt so relaxed. Beach bar restaurants (Chez Leandra, Aloha, Kakao, Orange Fever are excellent but are only open until about 4:00). Housekeeping is very timely, efficient, and room was always very clean.

We will return next year, same time, same place!

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor both years as we didn't feel it was worth it to upgrade to the seco...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I stayed only three nights at Alamanda earlier in May. Shared a duplex with my two adult children. Clean rooms, lots of space, wonderful breezes. In response to a negative review below, the ONLY bug I saw was a mosquito that bit me during the night because I left the porch doors wide open to enjoy the ocean sounds. (But it is the Caribbean afterall...) I loved the casual comfort of the place, the proximity to the gorgeous beach, the pleasant continental breakfasts and the friendly staff -- including the cleaning crew. Also really enjoyed the surrounding community. I don't go for high rise resorts so this hotel was perfect for us. Definitely coming back!

Room Tip: The two-floor duplex is wonderful.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Spent 8 nights at Alamanda with no complaints-excellent value on St. Martin for the money. I'm amused at some of the comments....the 'smell' described is NOT cats, its the cleaning solution that they mop the floors and halls with-you know, sort of like our Pine Sol. This hotel was very clean, and I'm always amazed at what people think that they should get for the price they pay. Alamanda was very clean; breakfasts were fresh and excellent for being included. This hotel is absolutely the best for location-check it out on a map. Just a few steps to the beach and other hotels are much further away.

Room Tip: We were on the 2nd floor-liked the large balcony and view as compared with the lower floors.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The resort is lovely and the staff is very friendly I must say the front desk agent Anou made our stay perfect he was so peasant and helpful when we asked for assistance with our room.The resort is right across from the beach and the restaurants are a short walk we enjoyed all of the restaurants especially little italy and le petite.The staff at breakfast at the hotel were always pleasant and we enjoyed it every morning.

Room Tip: We had a sunny corner suite which made our stay perfect1
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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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 Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alamanda Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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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