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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked sight unseen on the Amex Platinum care site. The place is gorgeous. The ocean is spectacularly beautiful. Wonderful beach and setting. Rooms were great. The area is great with some wonderful restaurants. My only beef with the place had to do with breakfast - the fruit was cut up and chilled well before we woke up and always...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear PraTrapM, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am so happy to read that you would come back! Thank you for your comment on the fruit at breakfast, we will certainly review that with the team. Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back to our little slice...

San Diego, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bad: the resort fee was $216 PER DAY! (thus the 3 stars) Good: nice room, good ocean view, pool good for laps, beach restaurant ok, good beach chairs with prompt and friendly service. We spent 5 nights in late Feb 2017. The hotel is on the French side a short drive from the airport. It is an easy taxi ride...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear fivestarsd, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to read that you found the resort fee very high, please keep in mind that the resort fee covers the maintenance of the hotel's facilities such as the beach, pools, fitness center, WiFi throughout the resort, non-motorized water sports, to name some of the services covered by the fee. Nonetheless,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing 5 days at this resort! Thankfully it was part of a business trip as I personally would have had a hard time "stomaching" the cost. If money is little to no object then you won't find a nicer spot on the island. Room H16 is right on the beach and nicely appointed. Breakfast buffet was awesome if...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Matthew B, Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay with us. I am glad that you were able to enjoy the hotel and its facilities while you were on your business trip. Thank you again for your time.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overpriced. Mediocre all over: service, maintenance, restaurant. The Breakfast buffet remind me of my school days and they charge $73 dollars for 2 people!! One phone in my room did not work. 24 hr service is a joke. Call after 10:30 and only cheese and crackers. The beach is lovely and service in the beach is actually very good.

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear santiagoparm, Thank you for your review. I am truly sorry that you did not have a good experience with us and that you felt that the quality did not match the price. Thank you for your time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just wrapping up our stay at La Samanna. This place has it all, beach, pools and relaxation. If you are looking for a place to unwind, this is it, this is not the party and drinking resort. Staff is great, service was great, our stay was great.

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Glen P, What a great review to read! Thank you very much for taking the time to summarize your stay with us. We hope to see you back soon in our little slice of paradise.

pelham, NY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from a fabulous week stay at La Samanna. We had a deluxe ocean view room (M11), a 2 level deck! Beautiful sunrises, sunsets and views of yachts coming in to the bay. We even saw the Regatta pass on one day, lovely. The breakfast buffet is amazing. Staff was exceptional (thanks Fannie at concierge for all your...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Lauradw, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review of your recent stay with us. I am so glad that you were able to enjoy some of the Heineken Regatta. I will be sure to share your comments with Fanny, she will be thrilled to hear them. Thank you for your feedback on the food, we will be...

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we travelled as a family of 5 in 3 rooms as the deluxe rooms didnt have space for an extra bed. rooms were lovely and light and airy with sea views each had bedroom and seperate dressing area and lovely big bathrooms with walk in showers - each room also had a private terrace plus 2 chairs to sit down...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear martinmould, Thank you so much for your review of your recent family stay with us. I will make sure to share your comments with the staff, especially the ones you mentioned, they will be very happy to hear that you were satisfied with their service. I am glad to hear that you had time to benefit of the pools,...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The resort is lovely, outstanding setting. The beach bar is lovely and the menu and food very good. Although it is called a beach bar it is a lovely platform overlooking the beach. Thus my complaint. Drinking wine or cocktails from a plastic cup is rather disgusting. My Rose looked as I was drinking an orange drink. The plates are...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear dcbos, Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Beach Bar and I am very happy that you found the resort lovely. I agree with you about the setting, it is outstanding. Regarding the plastic cups at the beach bar, as there is also pool at the beach bar and many clients are barefoot, we do...

Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed February 20, 2017

The hotel was wonderful -- great room, great atmosphere, great beach, great service. The only thing keeping the rating from being higher was our disaster of a dinner at Trellis Restaurant -- didn't have a record of our reservation and not particularly apologetic when we provided proof from the hotel, topped off by terrible food and terrible service at Trellis....

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear David1623, Thank you for taking to review your recent stay with us. I am terribly sorry that the dining experience at Trellis ruined what should have been a wonderful stay with us. I will make sure to speak to the Chef and the rest of the Food & Beverage department regarding your disappointment. Thank you again or your time.

Chappaqua, New York
Reviewed February 19, 2017

We just returned from our second trip to La Samanna and have already booked our third. The property is 15-20 minutes from the airport. The beach and pool area are lovely. The bar and restaurant have beautiful views. The staff was warm, welcoming and so helpful. Especially Huguette the manager, Fanny, Benny and Julie the concierges and the lovely lady...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear jan292929, It was a pleasure reading your review, we are very excited to welcome you again . Thank you for your comments and I will be sure to share with all the team. See you soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Belmond La Samanna nestles amongst lush gardens overlooking 55 acres of spectacular beachfront. A complete resort in itself, Belmond La Samanna offers a spectacular private beach, two poolside terraces, 83 luxurious rooms and suites and 8 recently renovated 4600sq. ft. villas with private pools. Enjoy its sophisticated food offerings and award winning wine cellar, indulge in its European Elysees Spa, or simply enjoy the privacy and relaxation of this sophisticated and sensual French-Caribbean enclave. Gourmet dishes are served in the elegant Trellis, and Baie Longue Bar offers pool-side dining and views of Baie Long Beach. Dine on your private terrace and later enjoy a drink from the wine cellar. Belmond La Samanna is everything you could wish for in a Caribbean hideaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Belmond La Samanna

Address: Baie Longue | PO Box 4077, Terres Basses 86200, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Terres Basses
Price Range: $515 - $1,581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond La Samanna 5*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
La Samanna By Orient-Express Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin
La Samanna Hotel
La Samanna Resort St Martin
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“deluxe rooms are in hotel all suites are in cottages radiatiing out from hotel left and right - all have beach front views”
 of 5 bubbles martinmould, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Suites overlooking the ocean and with a private plunge pool, covered rooftop gazebo and amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles RichP135, Feb 19, 2017 | Read review
“Do not get a room too far from main building...but not too close either!”
 of 5 bubbles CMSCLS, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms with porches allow easy beach access”
 of 5 bubbles Dufferme, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“Stay in a room away from the main hotel for a more intimate/quiet experience. Watch out for sand fleas and mosquitoes.”
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  • Complimentary planters punch on arrival enjoyed on our lovely terrace.
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