From the moment we were greeted at the airport by Sylvan from Hotel Guanahani, we just knew we had chosen the right hotel. Sylvan was very warm in welcoming us to the island and the complimentary airport transfer that the hotel offers is a nice touch and the perfect beginning to what we promise will be an exceptional stay.
When we arrived at the hotel we were met by the GM, Martein van Wagenberg, who is both kind and a consummate professional. Martein escorted us into the lobby and then invited us to the welcoming cocktail party that night at the Bartolomeo restaurant. Also, a very personal touch.
When we checked into our suite, it was even more fabulous than we had envisioned it to be. We had a beautiful ocean view, a huge deck with beautiful outdoor furniture. The decor in the room was turquoise, orange and white and felt fresh and modern with an island vibe. A good night's sleep is certain in these comfortable beds! The mini bar is designed to look like a travel trunk which is a clever touch and adds to the already charming room. The attention to detail is obvious.
Breakfast was included in our rate and you can have it in Indigo Restaurant or brought to your room. We chose to go to the restaurant every morning not only for the beautiful poolside/ocean view but because the staff is simply amazing. The service is impeccable. This is, by far, the most delicious hotel breakfast that we have had anywhere. Everything is cooked to order and you can have practically whatever it is that you are craving.... dangerous when you plan to be in a bikini! Not to worry, we hit ocean view gym immediately after indulging.
With the beautiful beach and pool there is not much of a reason to ever leave the hotel. The service by the beach is incredible and from the moment you arrive and pick a spot someone will come and cover your lounge chair, bring you a beach towel and get you a drink should you desire one. Anthony was a standout in the service by the beach. When I went in the jacuzzi a towel was placed right by me for when I wanted to get out!
Everything about this hotel was just perfect, however, what stands out the most is the service. You will feel special every moment that you are on this property. Those that really stood out for us are Martein, Ugo, Sylvan, Anthony, Virginie...I could go on and on and on. You will not be disappointed,we promise.
The only disappointing factor was that our stay had to come to an end. We were not at all ready to leave this paradise. With that in mind, we are already trying to plan our return trip. There is no place that I would rather stay than Hotel Guanahani. Let's just hope they are not booked up!!