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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   140 Blvd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97058, St Maarten-St Martin (Formerly Chez Martine)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
Kralendijk, Bonaire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“One LOVE experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We stayed 4 nights in this cozy beachfront hotel and loved it!!!
Nice spacious clean rooms with a very comfortable bed. We had execellent breakfast with fresh baguettes, french cheese and cold cuts while lounging with our feet in the sand. Their tapas are excellent and their service is out standing.
The location right on the quiet beach is perfect and has everything you need, lounge chairs, fat boy's, benches and umbrellas + kayaks and paddle boards free of charge for hotel guests.
The personal attention of the staff was truly making us feel at home and they really made sure we had nothing left to wish for.
We can recommend this place to everybody and if we come back to St Martin we definitly go to the LOVE hotel again.

June 2012
Bob & Marianne

  • Stayed June 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Rockaway, New Jersey
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Hotel Love is in a great location--right down the road from where all of the restaurants and shops are located--plus it is right on the beach! The rooms are very basic but clean. They have a cafe on the first floor which was convenient and the coffee was good (we didn't try any food). They have comfortable lounge chairs available to guests on the beach. The owners/managers did not have the best customer service. The guy was sort of friendly but the woman was aloof and not very friendly at all. They both should be more welcoming and helpful to the guests staying at their place!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kennebunkport, Maine
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We had been staying in our time share on the Dutch side and drove up to Grand Case for a day trip. Found the Hotel Love; stayed for drink on the porch and enjoyed the location so much we returned the next day and spent the night. As previous reviewers have commented, the location is unbeatable, staff friendly and helpful and rooms simple but more than adequate.....just don't expect high end resort style. We were in room 2 on the ground level (only room available) and next time we'll try room 4,5,or 6 on the second floor with balcony views of Anguilla. The afternoon tapas on the beach are not to be missed! We loved the Love.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North bergen
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Although this hotel may rank an overall average of 3.5 stars among raters...it surely makes up for that in its 5 star hospitality and beautiful location on the beach. Although there is no t.v. in room who for some this may be an everyday necessity, it actually encourages you to appreciate and enjoy natures natural beauty. There are only 7 rooms at love, which helps make it that more special in providing genuine, family-style hospitality. The largest room/suite has one large bedroom with awesome beachfront view and balcony and a smaller bedroom with views to welcome couples, family with children, or perhaps a group of friends, but only one bathroom. The hotel is located in a great town in St. Martin on the French side with great beaches and top notch hospitality. Locals, friendly visitors and guests spend their time at Love Hotel. Great tapas available daily with chill music and friendly service. Just stop by, have a bite, perhaps a drink and soak up some rays on the Grand Case beach! You might just decide that you don't want to leave.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

You're right on the beach in a hotel that serves French food and wine, what's not to like? Well for one, when you book, try to avoid rooms 1 and 2, which are on the main floor and are mosquito traps. The upper rooms are much better and bug-free! Otherwise, friendly owners, moderate room rates, but no television, no room service and free Wi-Fi is only available near the bar area, which means it's great on the beach, probably acceptable in room 2 and not at all available upstairs. I don't know about you, but when I don't have TV, I need a daily dose of Facebook and Twitter! ;)

Another note, don't expect to take long showers, their water heaters are only capable of providing hot water for one quick shower.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

As a person from CT mentioned it's solid 3.5 stars. I agree. So between my 4 stars and his (hers) 3 stars we managed to produce 3.5 stars. The location is perfect. The rooms are clean, basic and functional. The staff is friendly. Below is what I didn't like - the hotel has amazing "Fatboy" giant comfy beeny chairs for guests to use. However, they give a priority for customers that came to the beach for lunch. The guests need to reserve it ahead of time for weekends. Next, this hotel takes only Euros at actual $ to E exchange rate (80% of other places in Grand Case have dollar = euro rates) - so any drink averages you $10.00, any tapas plate $15.00. So I would prefer to go to the beach with my own water/beer/food easily found in a nearby grocery store that cost you 10 times less (grocery store takes dollars at one to one exchange rate). However the hotel system set up has a beach as a restaurant extension and I was not comfortable to bring my own food and drinks to the beach. It felt like sneaking food to a restaurant...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stayed at Love Hotel in 2011, after the change of owner and renovations. We stayed at the ground floor room. The rooms are very nice and the price is great. The owners are extremely nice and friendly, very helpful. Their beach bar serves amazing food and cocktails and again the prices are amazing compared to the rest of the island. Amazing location and beach, which has super comfortable beach beds. The only problem is that the room downstairs was very noisy as strangers would just hang out and talk loudly in the middle of the night on the patio right outside the rooms. There is no one available overnight in case random people hang out outside the rooms or in case of problems. Also, the entrance to the patio outside the rooms was open to anyone, which was a pity. I would probably go back but pick the rooms upstairs.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 140 Blvd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97058, St Maarten-St Martin (Formerly Chez Martine)
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Saint-Martin > Grand Case
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — LOVE 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Chez Martine Grand Case
Chez Martine Hotel Grand Case

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