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The Azure Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Roberts Drive, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Sunapee, NH
2 reviews
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“Awesome Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Azure for two weeks in February and March and had an awesome experience! Incredible beach just steps away. Mike and Fawnette are terrific hosts. They offer a beachside patio, chaise lounges, umbrellas and a grille for outside cooking. Our room was very comfortable and spotless and included wifi and cable TV. (We kept an eye on how much snow was falling at home.). All the staff was friendly and always willing to offer suggestions for dining, excursions and finding groceries. I found a great bakery a short walk away that offered a huge breakfast menu including crepes and omlets.I wasn't aware how easy it was to get around by bus, so I rented a car, but would consider using local transportation next time. There are countless restaurants and places for entertainment close by. One of our favorite things to do was to sit beachside and watch the beautiful sunsets. Another reviewer mentioned nearby construction, but we were in the closest room to the workers and were not troubled at all. We had an outstanding vacation at one of the most beautiful places on earth. I'm planning to return again next winter and would love to make it a three week stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Cruz Bay, St. John
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We had a very nice, short stay here after the Heineken regatta. The room was small but perfectly adequate- and we weren't in St. Maarten to spend time indoors! It was a rare treat to stay right on the beach, and we slept well. It took awhile to check in, as we couldn't seem to find anyone, but that was the only hiccup. I'd certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Azure Hotel was recommended to us through mutual friends of the owners. We stayed 6 nights in the spacious Caribbean Suite, and our last night was in the smaller (and equally comfortable) Tikki Suite. Our move for the last night was taken care of by the friendly hotel staff, letting us go about our day without any interruption! We had perfect wifi and satellite TV reception the entire week. We were charmed by the tortoise habitat in the courtyard, which also attracts lots of pretty birds and lizards. A few steps outside the courtyard gate is lovely Simpson Bay. There are plenty of new lounge chairs and tables for hotel guests, and also a patio area that can be shared by hotel guests. About 150 steps up the street is a corner market that has cold beer (best price on the bay), and basic staples, perfect to begin stocking our kitchenette for the week. Yes, there was some construction noise, but it didn't disturb us because we weren't in our room during the daytime anyway (besides, the owners really have no control over it!). And yes, there is noise from the jets, but after the first day we really didn't pay much attention to it, other than to be curious about the types of aircraft coming and going from the airport. Mike is a gracious host and concierge, ordering our rental car and stopping by our room to map out some great spots around the island that locals enjoy. Here's the thing: If you want a resort, book a resort. But if you're looking for a quiet and friendly, easy-going island gem, book the Azure. We were very glad we did, and plan to return!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Nice place to stay, right on the beachfront. Laidback, cozy athmosphere and a very friendly host. Satellite tv and a fast wifi were a plus even though watching tv isn't the first thing that comes to mind on this island. During our stay, there was some kind of a construction project going on next doors, but it didn't bother us at all - neither did the planes taking off at Juliana airport. On the contrary, random plane spotting was a fun activity while relaxing on the beach. The construction yard did cause some noice during the day (our room was located right next to it), but evenings/nights/mornings were pretty silent. I'm not a good sleeper and I always carry ear plugs with me - didn't need them here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Wilmington, DE
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We got back from St. Maarten less than a month ago after staying 12 days at the Azure. We started in the Tiki Suite and it was pretty small but had all of the amentities you could ever want. We moved to the Tropical Suite for the remainder of our stay and it was huge and very, very comfortable. The room was immaculate and was kept that way for the entire time. We were right on the beach and Mike has lounge chairs and tables for all of the guests. Except on weekends when the locals come, it was like we had our own private beach. They are doing construction next door to the Azure but honestly Mike certainly can't control the noise that comes with construction and it really didn't bother us because we were up and gone every day by 7:30. The location of the Azure is perfect (Simpson's Bay has lots of restaurants and markets) and unlike what another reviewer said about needing a car, we never rented one because we didn't need to. We walked two blocks to the main road and got on the bus whenever we wanted to go anywhere. It was so easy and inexpensive and we were able to travel around all of St. Maarten/St. Martin by bus and meet the super friendly locals. Make sure you get to the St. Maarten Yacht Club for breakfast. We spent all but 2 days there eating good food and watching the draw bridge rise to let all of the huge yachts and sailboats through. The only negative we had about the Azure was that all of our towels and sheets had holes in them. It surprised us because everything else was first class. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Azure and would go back if we ever return to St. Maarten.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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yakko, Owner at The Azure Hotel, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Hello and thanks for the lovely review!
We finally got our shipment of new towels and sheets, sorry they were not here during your stay.
See you next time!
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Camillus, NY
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed in 2 different rooms, Garden Suite and Tropical Suite. Both clean, comfortable, and cool. The beachfront can't be beat!
We were only there 2 nights before flying out, so the location close to the airport was very convenient. The planes didn't bother us a bit.
Just like others mentioned, the owners really make this place special! Michael really goes all out to make sure your stay is a good experience.
This is a small boutique hotel on a beautiful beach, at an incredible value! You want a sprawling 5 star resort, stay at one and pay the price .
If you want a quaint atmosphere, amazing beach, personal service, come to Azure. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

The Azure has a great location for walking to many shops and markets or eating establishments or walking on the beach. I love that I can walk out the door of the court yard and be close to most of what we need. The air port is near but after a day or two it is not very noticeable. I read about some construction noise which did not effect us in the court yard rooms at all. I never noticed the construction unless going for a walk. Power is helpful and friendly. Enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 Roberts Drive, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Azure Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Azure is family owned/ operated boutique hotel on the most spectacular/ uncrowded beach on Saint Martin. Completely renovated. Watersports, marinas, restaurants, casinos, bars, shops all within walking distance. White sand beach, crystal clear water, the world's biggest mega yachts within a stone's throw. Kitchens, US satellite TV, AC. FREE WIFI, FREE INTERNATIONAL CALLS (most countries), FREE CELL PHONE USE,concierge. Lounges with umbrellas on the beach. Let us plan your activities. Our friendly staff will make sure you have everything you need! Azure for sure! ... more   less 
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Azure Beach Studios Hotel Simpson Bay
The Azure Hotel St Maarten-St Martin/Simpson Bay

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