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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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San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We recently honeymooned at Eden Rock, and it was a truly special experience. It was definitely expensive and something we would not do on a regular basis, but it was worth every penny. The reservations process was simple and it was worth the 10% fee to have the concierge book our ferry transfer. From the moment our driver (Frank?) met us at the ferry, we were thrilled. The room, view and toiletries were the best we've ever had. The included lunch was delicious and it was priceless to have breakfast a short walk from your room each morning, rather than hunting it down. We enjoyed the private beach and reserved chairs, and the clarity of the water was refreshing. The staff were friendly and the language barrier was minimal. All in all an excellent trip.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • 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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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I travel often and travel well. Eden Rock rates up there with the best. The beach is small but comfortable. The service is unsurpassed. The beach staff are always there when you need them with towels, drinks, food. Whatever you desire. The rooms are well appointed and quite comfortable. The restaurant is unreal with home grown products that are so fresh. It is near impossible to find this in an island setting. Drinks are amazing! This resort is truly the best!

Room Tip: We chose a room on the beach. It was quite amazing. We were very close to the water. The only th...
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  • Stayed November 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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Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

When my husband and I traveled to St. Barths for our Honeymoon, we ended up dining at Eden Rock the majority of the times. My husband is a Chef and he was in love. The cuisine was amazing. Consistant, innovative and the atmosphere outside at night overlooking the water of St. Jean is just perfect. The staff was all very welcoming and hospitable. Drinks were also top notch.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are on a budget, have a few kids, or look bad in a swimsuit - go to disneyworld. If you want the best of the best, fantastic food and drink, and want to mingle with celebrities go to Eden Rock. My wife and I have been fortunate to travel to many places, but St. Bart's is simply the best. The quality here is designed for the upper demographic. Keep that in mind when shopping for anything on the island. Oh, take the plane charter, it's fun and quick and will spare you potential seasickness on the ferry. As far as Eden Rock, well, everything was done to perfection. They don't have a community pool, you'll have to get a villa for that. But the beach is only a few steeps away.
Explore this wonderful island and it's quiet picturesque beaches and you won't be disappointed. And you can't get lost, it's only 8.5 sq. miles of bliss..

Room Tip: The rock suites are cool, however, get a few friends together and get the Villa Rockstar. It's l...
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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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Balwyn
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This magic setting for a hotel on a beautiful island of St Barth's has got to be one of the worlds most picturesque places to stay. We had a Classic Rock Suite and loved evey minute of it but got tired of having to walk upto our haven from the beach each day. We loved breakfast and lunch at the beach cafe hard on the sand. A glorious beach and clear water was bliss. Didn't go too much for the night time retaurant up on the Rock, some nights some boistrious groups seem to go on unchecked, spilling drinks and breaking glasses. Not what you expect from a place that charges around 1000 Euro a night for a room. The service on the beach each day was great with the use of various items for water sports. Fun to walk up the beach to the end of the run way to encounter the plane taking off right over your head. Couple fo minutes form the airport and five minutes from the capital Gustavia, with plenty of good shopping and eats its a great place to holiday. Plenty of top restaurants on the island and all only about 10 to 15 mins away by car. We are going back for a week next January (2014) we loved it so much but this time we will stay in a Beach room. They are at beach level a few meters away from teh water and cafe.

Room Tip: Honeymoners take a Classic Rock Suite for the privacy. Older couples take the Beach Rooms, no climbi...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My wife and I just got back from a 10-day stay at the Eden Rock and we loved it.

First, we found that the location of the hotel is ideal - one minute from the airport, five minutes to Gustavia, within walking distance of many shops and restaurants, and a short drive to other areas.

The service at the hotel was excellent - there was always someone around to help and people were very friendly. Everything was seamless from pickup at the airport to the car rental to restaurant reservations and beach chair service. I loved how our car was always waiting in the parking lot with the keys in it ready for us to hop in and go whenever we wanted.

The beach and the way the hotel is situated on and around the rock are beautiful. While we loved going to other nearly deserted beaches like Gouveneur and Colombier, those beaches also were windy and had no shade, so they weren't always great places to stay for more than a couple of hours. But St. Jean beach was calm with fine sand, warm water, and always-available beach chairs with umbrellas and free waters in an ice bucket, so we liked to come back to the Eden Rock in the afternoon and chill there. The people who worked at the beach were great and we watched one of the "Beach Boys" go into the water to rescue a boy who had stepped on a sea urchin while walking where he shouldn't have been. You never have to worry about getting a beach chair - they reserve them for your room, and half of them were empty when we were there anyway.

The food was excellent - in fact, the best that we had on the island. We loved the nutella donuts at breakfast too! The coffee wasn't great but it wasn't easy to find great coffee on St. Barths (it seemed like the focus was much more on drinking wine, not coffee...) Dinner at On the Rocks was delicious, especially the shrimp salad and caramel popcorn sundae. The only thing we would have liked were much more simple offerings for lunch at the Sand Bar, but there was always Mayas-to-Go or Andy's Hideaway in walking distance for simpler fare (or Nikki Beach next door or La Plage down the beach if you just wanted a change of scenery).

We stayed in a garden room which is the smallest room there. It was not huge but had a nice big private patio. The room was nicely furnished and the free water and chocolate they replenished daily were appreciated (they were also happy to supply us with extra fresh towels and a beach umbrella when we needed them). We didn't spend a huge amount of time in the room but if you are planning to do so it may be preferable to get a beach room with a view. We used the gym a few times and happened to be there when an instructor (Etienne) was giving a class so we had a good workout - (they offer a number of free gym training sessions).

Overall the vibe was stylish yet casual which is what we loved about it. We had lunch at the Ile de France on Flamands beach (great food), but that hotel felt more uptight, like people were dressing up to impress each other or something, whereas things just felt more relaxed and fun at the Eden Rock. Also, even though the hotel was fully booked, it never felt crowded at all.

After traveling around the island and seeing most of the other hotels and beaches, we were glad we chose the Eden Rock and thought it was the best place to stay, as well as use as a jumping point to explore the rest of the island. We would definitely stay there again.

One tip - we used Premium IV VIP services to help with airport transfers and they coordinated with the Eden Rock on our arrival and departure. It made everything super easy and smooth - no waiting on lines anywhere in St. Maarten or St. Barths (where else can you leave your hotel room less than 30 minutes before the airplane actually takes off?) Well worth it in our opinion.

In sum, the Eden Rock just gets things right so you can relax and enjoy the hotel and island to the fullest.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Island hopped for a weekend to St Barths and stayed at Eden Rock. The service by the staff from check in to check out was incredible - they know what you want without even asking. On the Rocks restaurant is my favourite place to eat in St Barths so it's great that we're staying right in the same resort... just next to Nikki Beach for lunch and afternoon drinks. If the island had beaches and waters like Anguilla it would be my favourite island, that's the only thing that would mark it down for me. Great for couples mostly but there were a few families there too.

Room Tip: Stay up on the rock - the little 'tree house' suites are great!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Also Known As:
Hotel Eden Rock
Eden Rock St Jean
Eden Rock Resort
Eden Rock
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 #2 of 7 hotels in St. Jean
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Eden Rock - St Barths 5*
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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