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“Very quiet but pleasant enough” 3 of 5 stars
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Le Flamboyant Hotel and Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Route des Terres Basses, Baie Nettle 97150, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Baie Nettle
Cambridge
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very quiet but pleasant enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night prior to leaving St. Maarten. The room was dated but clean and spacious with a large balcony including a kitchenette. The front desk staff was pleasant as well as the servers in restaurant. There was very little to do in the area although relaxing. No beach but two decent pools at this hotel and the food was ok. We really did appreciate having a place to leave our luggage as well as a room to shower in prior to our late flight. We would likely stay again for one night but we found the taxi overpriced from this hotel to the airport just for a one night stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Steubenville, Ohio
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104 reviews 104 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

As my title states this is just a room. Furniture waas all outdated and the room was musty smelling. Everything was clean. Nice sized balcony with kitchenette on the balcony. Secure bar kep the sliding glass doors closed/safety lock.
The outlets in the room need a converter.
Bathroom was spacious and had a hair dryer.
Front desk staff was pleasant.
The resort insisted upon leaving your room key at the desk if you leave the resort.
The bus schedule is not regular and do not count on this as a consistent means of transportation from this location.

Room Tip: No elevatory but would not recommend a low level room here.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Cod, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I am in the hospitality business so this not a criticism but honest reveiw to assist other travelers. This was much more of a rental apartment with very standard accomodations, no frills. Be informed of a couple of things that are not mentioned on their website, you SHOULD NOT SWIM in the lagoon pictured on their website (several locals on the island and a requent visitor who moors his boat in the lagoon warned us of this). The second pool was not operational upon our visit, and there is NOT a complimentary Breakfast Buffet or second restaurant. The one pool available was refreshing, but busy. This Hotel is best used as a home base. You will definitiely need to rent a car, which you can conveniently do in the hotel lobby. Check out Laylas Beach Bar just a short way up the street a little pricey but very tasty food & drink. The room was basic. Website stated deluxe suite was for 4 adults, but... that turned out to be one kingsize and a queensize pull out sofa in the living room. The bathroom was a very small and the shower for all was located off of the "master bedroom". If you want the room cleaned you have to give your one and only room key to the front desk and request for the room to be cleaned, otherwise it will not be cleaned. Hardly anybody frequented the bar or restaurant while we were there, it was VERY quiet. So use this as a place to hang your hat at the end of your busy day at this beautiful island's beaches, stores, delicious restaurants, etc, not as a one stop destination.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Waterford, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

As it says in the title...
It has it's own little beach on the lagoon, which is nice. I found the food to be quite good as well.
The rooms are a bit dated and are basic, but clean. I couldn't help the feeling that I was inconveniencing the staff by asking any questions, which would put me off going back.

If you have heavy bags, there was no lift or room porter available that I saw available, so a downstairs room would be better.

I had a balcony, a pleasant spot to spend an evening.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

The hotel itself was ok. But the lagoon is not for swimming. The pool was cold. There was literally no one at the hotel all day. Then the restaurant would start serving dinner at 7:00 and play booming bass music until after 10:00 everynight. If you don't rent a car it is a cab ride to any activity as there is nothing to do at the hotel all day except the pool. Food was overpriced. The breakfast that was included was good but you had to get there early as they often ran out of some items.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011 via mobile

Staff was rude and unhelpful.our kingsize bed was about six inches off the floor. The toilet had an annoying drip 24/7. The toilet smelled like a port a potty. The food was terrible AND overpriced. Resort on a lagoon, no beautiful ocean.pool was quite cold,but ok. Drum music before noon was not appreciated either...avoid this resort!

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hoboken, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

The hotel could be very pretty...but rooms are dirty and services poor. The resort is pictured on this pretty bay...but you can NOT swim in it!...it is dirty overgrown with sea weed and brown in color!! All water sports non useable. In our 5 day stay we NEVER saw jet skis boats etc go out. We traveled EVERY day to a clean ocean beach. Breakfast was monotonous and cold...bar closed at 10:30...not high end spirits...phones worked poorly..UGH...This is our fourth trip to St. Martin and we should have known better...GREAT ISLAND and people stay away from Le Flamboyant!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Le Flamboyant Hotel and Resort

Address: Route des Terres Basses, Baie Nettle 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Saint-Martin > Baie Nettle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Baie Nettle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Flamboyant Hotel and Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 271
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three-story Beachfront Hotel set on Simson Bay, 5 miles from Juliana Int'l Airport, St. Maarten. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Le Flamboyant Hotel Baie Nettle
Le Flamboyant Resort All Inclusive
Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort St Maarten-St Martin/Baie Nettle

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