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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
Grand Cayman
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel for the price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

we really enjoyed our stay, the location is convenient to marigot, the airport, and many beaches. The hotel had a fantastic breakfast with our favorite French croissant and pain au chocolat, and French bread. The service was great. We had a very nice time and would return. There is a dive shop onn site that took us to the best dive site. We saw nurse sharks, a reef shark, turtles, eels, stingrays, lobsters, and huge fish.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    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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Hopkinton, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is a fine hotel perfectly located. Rooms were very clean. We were hardly ever in the room as the pool area is a great place to relax. Restaurant located on premises made some very good meals. Beach bartenders were quick and witty. Located on the bay not the ocean was only setback.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stayed here for two nights in the lagoon-facing suite room. The view from the room was fantastic- although the room itself was a bit dated, but as they were clean. Well-equipped kitchen was a plus. The reception staff was very friendly. No hotel services but you will get everything you'll need for the stay. Big supermarket is only a minute's walk away. Water activity desk's price was reasonable and services were fantastic. Although there are many more savvy spots around the island, but in terms of value for money, definitely recommend.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We have been there for 7 nights. The hotel is located on the French side. I was afraid with the comments I read on Internet and even the woman who sat close to me on the plane seemed to tell me I was doing a mistake by choosing this hotel. I was happy when I saw a clean room, a garden which surrounded the hotel. The beach is beautiful, but you cannot swim there because the hotel in on the lagoon. But you can rent for free a pedal boat. You just have to walk for some minutes to get a beach. You have two nice swimming pools. As we were away during the day, we discovered other beaches of Saint-Martin. It is very pleasant to take breakfast in the restaurant close to the beach. The staff was pleasant. In the future, I will be very careful by reading comment on the Internet. Of course, if you go there, you must like the French culture, but I found the local people very original and funny.

Room Tip: We had a quiet room close to the parking. I did not ask for another one, because we enjoyed the fact...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have been going to this hotel for five years! We love the location, which is on the French Side!

Just a few steps to the French grocery for bread and cheese!

When you contact the hotel for a reservation you can also reserve a car. The car company will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hotel..then you are on your own!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the lagoon!
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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We luckily just stayed for 2 nights so it didn't matter that much that room cleaning was only to be had at extra charge (having paid more than 100 euros per night i found that quite scandalous anyway). As well it didn't matter that the furniture was old and the appliances a bit run down. However to find a broken shower head (and broken to a point where it is impossible that the previous guest didn't complain about it) when you come from your flight is quite a downer.. In the morning we found our tooth brushes infested with ants... And the next day the toilet flush wouldn't work anymore... And upon departure you have to strip yourself the bed linen off, empty the trash and clean up generally. They will come up to control if you'd done it properly otherwise a fee applies!
Needless to say that the air conditioning would only make a lot of noise but no cooling.
When we stated all these facts to the lady in her stuffy office that served as reception we wouldn't even hear a sorry just a 'well you really had no luck...'.
Luckily the beautiful island and the nice people everywhere (except at the Flamboyant that is) still made the trip a very nice experience.
Just stay away from that place and you will be good.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

While this hotel is run-down and could use a bit of cleaning and fixing, what really turned us off what the completely unwelcoming un-staffed front desk...with a pathetic little sign guiding you to a side office. This was our first glance into what was ahead. Check-in included the bare minimum information about the facility, but clear warning about charging 50 Euros for not washing your dishes and cleaning the kitchen. Even though website states there are all sorts of water sports available, when we asked about them we were sent to a little shack where the staff pointed to the Lagoon and did not offer anything else.

We would not recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 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*
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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