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Eden Rock - St Barths
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Baie de St-Jean, St. Jean 97133, St Barthelemy   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Having been to St. Bart's two times, I would stay nowhere else by the Eden Rock hotel.

Two minutes from the airport, great mostly private beach, terrific rooms.

Yes, it is one of the most expensive hotels on the island, but worth every dollar. Great restaurants, great rooms. If you can afford it, try a rock suite....one of the seven suites actually built on the rock.

Even if you stay elsewhere, go one night for dinner....great food...great atmosphere.

Room Tip: Go for the Rock Suites....amazing rooms...amazing views.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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s paulo
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34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Very romantic place and very well located. The hotel is close to all we wished to know, but at the time peacefulness. Very nice room and a very nice bathroom, made around the rock that takes us to feel in heaven. The breakfast is very assorted and delightful in front of the sea. I deeply recommend it.

Room Tip: I stayed in a room in a very private beach, with only 3 rooms. It was great!
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Clarkston, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Just returned from Eden Rock and it was pretty much as I expected. I expected it to be expensive and it was - I'm not sure why there are complaints from travelers on this site related to tipping and expenses. If you go to St. Barths, you should understand that it will not be cheap. In addition, the staff there are very courteous and people should keep in mind that tips are likely most of their income.

Anyway, we ate at both restaurants and we found them both to be quite good. I had the tenderloin for lunch at the Sand Bar and some lamb at On the Rocks - both were quite tasty. The breakfast buffet was also well done - a wide variety of fruits, grains, breads, yogurts, etc. as well as the traditional scrambled eggs, bacon, chicken sausage, ham, etc.

Our room (Corail) was nicely appointed, although a bit on the small side. Patio was nice and the view was bascially of Nikki Beach, which was O.K. Internet access was flawless - no problems at all. There is a refrigerator that actually had some extra space in it, so we were able to store some of the items (soda, beer, extra water, etc.) that we purchased at the Super Market across from the airport. Housekeeping came twice a day and was very friendly (when we saw them - they usually kept out of sight).

The beach was nice, although the water, while blue, was not all that clear (I think due to some churned up sand). You could not see the bottom. Service was excellent - the staff were attentive and hotel guests can reserve chairs and an umbrella at any time. A better beach is Saline beach - very long, beautiful water, not very many people. However, if it is windy, you should not go as the sand blows quite a bit and can actually be a little painful. It's probably a 10 minute drive if you know where you are going.

The car that was included ended up being a Hyundai (not a Mini, which is what I was expecting - a bit disappointing). Not a bad little car, but only a 1.2 liter engine - with the air on full blast, this vehicle struggled a bit on some of the steeper roads, but ultimately made it to the top.

One restaurant you should visit that is within walking distance is The Hideaway. You can read the reviews elsewhere on the internet and they are all accurate - inexpensive (relatively speaking), nice atmosphere, great service and good food. Also, keep in mind that you will generally not receive your bill unless you ask for it - that is a common practice across the island (and elsewhere).

The only thing I would like to see at this hotel is a large pool - not sure they have the space for it, unfortunately. I know some individual rooms have pools, but since I did not make a specific request, I ended up in one that did not. Live and learn.

Overall, a very good experience.

Oh, and one other thing - we took The Great Bay Express from Phillipsburg and the ride was absolutely hellacious. I actually thought were going to capsize. Take the Voyager if you can - much nicer, newer and due to it's hull construction (cat), much more stable. It leaves from Oyster Pond, which might be inconvenient, but in actuality it's only 15 minutes from Phillipsburg

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Just returned from a stay at Eden Rock. We were in one of the Garden Cottages, Jade. If I recall these are the least expensive rooms in the place.

Everything was beautiful, the room, the private terrace, the hotel, the beach, etc. Food is really well done at both restaurants. Attention to detail and great service really set this place apart.

One con, internet connectivity was glitchy and intermittant.

A big plus is the free rental car that came with the room. Which made it easy to get around the island.

Tip - you can really control the cost of the stay by getting wine / liquor and great take out right down the road by the airport at the superette and maya's to go.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

We just got back from a stay at the Eden Rock. It was divine. We stayed in a a Rock Classic named Treasure. Great room with an open-air bathroom and a rock shower. Very private room, and a great view of the water from your bed. The staff at the hotel are perfect. They dote on you, but they know when to disappear as well. Best breakfast you will find. The Jean George's restaurant is delicious. And the DJ (Florent) and the bartenders do a great job. The beach is perfect. Water is crystal clear. Evian in ice buckets. Plush towels. The guys bring fruit kebabs when it is hot.

If you don't like this hotel, I don't like you. It is that simple. Go stay somewhere else, and leave this one for me.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

It was a super hotel- I loved all the rooms on the rock side, as they were all individual, with their unique personalities, making it special.
For those seeking to be closer to the beach, there are newer beach front rooms too.
We stayed in room Fregate, a duplex, with double terraces and a private jacuzzi. What else does one need?
The breakfast was really good- fresh jams and cheese, hot food, fresh juices, smoothies etc. The breakfast rocked, but the lunch at Jean Georges, was very average and for the prices charged, it really should have been better.
The menu didn't have a great selection of light and refreshing items that one expects from a beach. The fish burger (fresh catch of the day) was over cooked and dry, my chicken paillard which was requested without gorgonzola cheese came with.
On the rock, the fine dining , was SO average. I don't know what the hype is about. Not worth it.
There is no spa here, treatments can be arranged in the room.

Room Tip: Stay on the rock side if you are not going with kids- each room is unique with tons of character and...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Eden Rock thinks it is the best of the best of resorts, when in reality it does not compare to other top notch resorts in the Caribbean.
STAFF: The staff needs a lesson in service and the housekeepers need to learn how to clean. They do know, however, how to have a hand out for gratuities at all times. At the morning buffet breakfast, which is included in the exorbitant room rate, a small paper is left at each table asking for a tip. The beach staff expect it and do not pay attention to you if you do not tip them. One was actually rude enough to drop off the one bottle of water (most high-end resorts provide unlimited free water, not Eden Rock) in the morning without even forcing out a fake "Bonjour" after having been greeted. Bottom line: The staff is well trained at saying yes to every request, but following through on none.
ROOM: The room was small, tired, worn and awkwardly laid out. It looks nothing like the photo on the website which shows nice hard wood floors and closets. The room we had, had painted white floors and walls and was worn and chipped. The shower in the bathroom was decent. Both the room and the bathroom were not clean on arrival. After numerous, detailed requests to clean certain areas, it was never done during the length of our stay. The bed should not be at a 5 star hotel. It is a thin mattress on top of a hard wood bed, no box spring, no comfort. Nevertheless, the air conditioning worked well.
FOOD: The food was good, but came at an exorbitant price which one would think would be accompanied by good service, but no such luck. It is worth mentioning one server, Emile at On The Rocks who was so atypical to the rest and very nice.
BEACH: The beach is OK. The water is clear, but it is not one of those sandy beaches one sees in Anguilla. At the end of the beach is the runway for the airport, so if you are bothered by small planes taking off and landing all day and the noise then this is not the place for you.
GYM: Pathetic.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Baie de St-Jean, St. Jean 97133, St Barthelemy
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Location: Caribbean > St Barthelemy > St. Jean
Amenities:
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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in St. Jean
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Eden Rock - St Barths 5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set beside the beautiful turquoise bay of Saint-Jean, Eden Rock – St Barths offers an English country house ambience and warm tropical sunshine. Created by David and Jane Matthews, the resort offers individually-styled luxury beach houses and superb suites and guestrooms, all clinging to the rocks or bordering the sand. This legendary hotel is the beyond perfect place to soak up the sun or to enjoy world class dining at ‘The Sand Bar’ and ‘On the Rocks’ restaurants both managed by the world famous Master Chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. ... more   less 
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