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“One of the Best All-Time Hideaways I've Visited” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Le Toiny
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Anse de Toiny, Toiny 97133, St Barthelemy   |  
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new york city
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“One of the Best All-Time Hideaways I've Visited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2008

The other reviews are on target. I had a fabulous 1 bedroom villa with a great view of pristine nature in a setting of utmost privacy. The common areas of the hotel are pleasant and chill-out inducing. Nice spa and Anita is a very good therapist. Staff and management are very accommodating and it is overall an excellent hotel -- one of the best all-time hideaways I've visited.
The restaurant delivers very high quality fare. Prices are in the high realm of reason. Breakfast is decent but not out of the ordinary. I visited the other high quality hotels on the island -- Gustav, Eden Roc, Sereno and Isle de France -- and felt this was the best of the bunch, in terms of facilities, views and what you get. None of the hotels except the Gustav are within walking distance of Gustavia anyway. The Eden Roc's rooms on the actual rock are quite charming though small but otherwise it's a scene and lunch at Sandy Rock is priced in the stratosphere (ie: 45 Euro for a lunch entree). Hint: walk 5 minutes up the road to the Italian trattoria and you can get plenty of food for under 15 Euro. This property with private pools in back of your villa is not suitable for small children. It is a 10 minute walk to the beach but it is a beautiful secluded beach when you get there. It is a 20-25 Euro taxi to town (15 minutes); I do not recommend trying to drive the roads there yourself. For 120 Euro, you can have a driver take you on a 2 hour tour and see just about everything.
My suggestions to the hotel: Lobby PC is slow on the internet; TV is limited to a few channels and could use more.
My recommendations to the reader: Go off season during the fall and save a ton. Win-Air uses a DC-6 for certain flights to San Maarten; it is a less jolting experience so book one of those. Consider using Tradewinds Aviation to go via San Juan instead of San Maarten; if you are stuck overnight in San Maarten after JetBlue's 5pm flight, the only flight to the US mainland that goes out in the morning is AA to Miami. I got stuck overnight there and that wasn't fun at all. San Maarten is something you could definitely skip although La Semanna there is a nice resort with a nice beach reachable by a direct flight at a more reasonable price -- but no way comparable to St. Barts or Le Toiny.

  • Liked — highest quality hideaway set amid pristine nature views
  • Disliked — needed better internet service and tv channels
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Oslo, Norway
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2008

Stayed ay Le Toiny for 4 nights in the beginning of November. Both the Island and the hotel is gorgeous. We had booked a rental car at the airport, but someone showed up from the Hotel at the airport to take our luggage and show us the way to the hotel nevertheless. We stayed in one of the Villas and this was great. It was huge with living room and bedroom, new very nice furnishings, 40 Inch plasma in the living room, Ipod Dock, Ice machine and just about all other ammeneties you can immagine, even free Internet. We ate at the restaurant and ordered food service the entire time we were there. The food was so good we did not feel the need to go anywhere else. Service was impeccable and everyone were extremely sweet and helpful. St Barth is really paradise. We also went to St Martin on the same trip and ST Barth was miles above. Prices to match. Not just the hotel but also everything else you do on the island. I would guess 40% over St Martin and Mainland France, But definetly worth it. The beaches are wondeful. Try Saline and Gouvernor in that order, They are wonderful

  • Liked — Villas, Private pool
  • Disliked — The occational Moskito
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

My husband & I stayed here for 5 nights in May, in a 1BR Villa. We were very happy with the facilities & found the service to be very good, though perhaps lacking a certain warmth & consistency which would have made it absolutely perfect.

We had booked a Junior Suite (not on the web site, but was offered to us by email), which is slightly smaller but also has a private pool; when we arrived, we found the view was partially blocked by another villa. We asked to see other rooms & they showed us several, as the hotel wasn't full; we chose one with a stunning, full view over the bay (I think #7, next to the carpark but very quiet). They gave us a complimentary upgrade, which was very kind. Both rooms were huge & elegantly decorated, with a nice kitchenette, well stocked bar, large bathroom with nice bathtub, full-length windows & plenty of light. The villa had a huge terrace with a beautiful tree, where we had massages ordered in from Ligne St Bart - a heavenly experience.

Each room has a fax machine with which you can communicate your needs to the front desk; the hotel encourages guests to feel luxuriously isolated & achieves this nicely. It is easy to drive around the island from the hotel, though the coastal road is a bit hairy at night. We ate at the restaurant & had room service several times & found the food to be very good, though not amazing; but we did find that it was among the best on the island.

The service was a bit inconsistent, in that some of the staff were genuinely warm & helpful, while others were rather aloof & unconcerned; but in either case, they were efficient, so I suppose it's hard to complain too much. Nevertheless, this is what prevents me from giving the hotel a perfect 10.

  • Liked — Large, beautifully decorated rooms with gorgeous views
  • Disliked — Service a bit inconsistent
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

Le Toiny is perfect. We've been to many Relais & Chateau in the US, Europe and Caribbean and few compare. It really is a luxury of a life time.

  • Liked — private pool & patio
  • Disliked — not applicable
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2008

Le Toiny far exceeded our expectations, From the breakfast brought to your patio in the morning untill the bed turndown at night everything was fabulous!!! Le Gaic was our favorite place to eat, on the whole island and it is steps from your room, Thank you Le Toiny for a great trip!!!

  • Liked — Your own personal pool and privacy
  • Disliked — cost
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Arlington, VA
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2007

My husband and I stayed at Le Toiny during the second half of our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. It was the perfect place to decompress after our wedding.

Le Toiny's villas are amazing. They have spectacular views of the ocean and are incredibly private. We loved that no one would bother you - by phone or otherwise- if you requested privacy. The villas are
strategically placed so that you cannot see any other villa's pool or
terrace. We had our own pool, lounge chairs, and terrace that allowed
us to soak up the sun and relax all day long. The rooms in the villa are gorgeous and incredibly well appointed. Attention to detail is valued at Le Toiny; they anticipate your every need and supply the rooms accordingly (way beyond the typical hotel room amenities). Breakfast is served every morning on your private terrace. We loved how the hotel would serve breakfast whenever you wanted and that you could enjoy the view non-stop while eating. The food was tasty (they provide a menu on which you mark your choices and then you leave this
menu in your room for a member of staff to pick up at night).

The main house/restaurant of Le Toiny is also lovely. We loved how quiet the property was (there were no children around) and how polite
and friendly the staff was. The atmosphere was elegant and sophisticated without seeming stuffy or snobby.

The food at the restaurant is gourmet and was more delicious than all of the meals we had at other locations on the island. The sommelier was also extremely helpful; we were able to find wines that
paired well with our food and fit into our budget.

The only drawback of Le Toiny is that it was not situated directly on
the beach. At the time of booking, we were concerned that this would bother us. However, there were several beaches very near by (a 5-10 minute drive at most). We enjoyed going to these public beaches - they were far less crowded than the ones we saw at hotels in the area
(Eden Rock was VERY crowded). Driving was a little scary at night because the roads are very narrow, but we managed just fine during the day.

Le Toiny was the perfect ending to our honeymoon. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing and elegant retreat with gourmet food and wonderful service, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed July 2005, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2007

When my now-husband and I decided to go to St. Barths for our honeymoon, we picked Le Toiny because of the seclusion and excellent service we had read so much about. From the moment I e-mailed them with questions about what their rates for the new season would be to the minute we checked our bags at the airport to leave, they were extremely helpful and courteous.

We were picked up at the airport and driven back to Le Toiny. Along the way, the driver pointed out things about the island, made suggestions on places to eat, and talked about the beaches and shops. He gave us tips on driving on the small roads and picked up one of our suitcases from the airport the next day (if you are on the last flight out from St. Maarten to St. Barths, there's a chance your luggage won't make it until the next morning - we were 50/50.)

The wonderful staff at Le Toiny also took care of our itinerary for departure, confirming our flights and even catching an error where the transfer time from one flight to another was only five minutes! They resolved everything and left nothing for us to worry about.

The 1-bedroom villa we stayed in was very secluded (as I hear they all are) and had a spectacular view. Everything was of the best quality and made the rest of the world sort of melt away. The private, heated pool was our favorite part of the villa. The service all-around was exceptional. I cannot wait to stay at Le Toiny again. I've been spoiled, and I don't think I could take a chance at any other place on the island.

I would agree with other posts which say Le Toiny is expensive, but well worth it. We would suggest traveling during the "off season" when the prices seem to be almost half what they are at peak. We also signed up for the "Awaken in the Dream" package which included a dinner and lunch (not including drinks, etc.) at Le Gaiac, a rental car (jeep), spa treatment for two, manicure for one, and sunset ride on Sao Mai, an original Chinese junk. The packages might change every season, but it's worth looking into.

  • Liked — Secluded, private pool
  • Disliked — Distance from beach which is relatively safe to swim in
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Anse de Toiny, Toiny 97133, St Barthelemy
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Location: Caribbean > St Barthelemy > Toiny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Toiny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Le Toiny 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Privacy and exclusivity have been the defining characteristics of Hôtel Le Toiny. The 15 pastel-colored bungalows, called Villa Suites, are set on a gentle slope overlooking an island lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. From luxurious interior accommodations decorated in a fresh, vibrant French Colonial style, guests can step from any one of their three glass bay doors and be immediately on their outdoor patio, complete with a private swimming pool and patio furnishings. ... more   less 
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