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Belmond La Samanna

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04/09/2017 04/10/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New York City, New York
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We recently completed a 12 night stay at this wonderful hotel. We met with the General Manager during our stay and no-one was sure whether this was our 9th or 10th stay. While the hotel does have some minor flaws, the overall experience is wonderful. I have read some comments about surly and unresponsive employees and this baffles me. Almost...

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

Dear RobertMD 152, It is our repeat guests like yourselves that have made La Samanna a wonderful place for 40 years and I am so pleased that you still find it so. Thank you for your comments regarding our staff, I will be sure to share your comments with them. It is true that the recent renovations have moved things...

Anderson, South Carolina
Reviewed July 23, 2013

La Samanna is situated on a beautiful beach and the views are wonderful. Even though the beach sand was piled high creating a steep drop-off to the water, it was simply mother nature doing her seasonal thing. We stayed for a week in one of the nicer suites and for the most part the accommodations were very nice. It was...

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

Dear Ed T, Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent stay at La Samanna. While I am happy to read that you thought the resort and property are very nice, I am sorry that your felt that certain details were overlooked. Regarding the prices at our F&B outlets, unfortunately, being situated on an island all our products are...

France
Reviewed July 13, 2013

After terrible experience in one other property (see my reviews) I went for the second time to La Samanna. Relaxing 5 star hotel, really one of the best hotel on the island. Water was great, blue lagoon, fantastic short stay unfortunately due to early check out from other property but next time I will stay longer for sure.. memorable food...

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

Dear Holyvacances, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great comments on Trip Advisor. I am happy to read that you had a fabulous time. Our new chef who arrived last November is absolutely fantastic and I am glad you took the chance to experiment his menu. Our sommelier Christian is doing an amazing job in...

Middletown, New Jersey
Reviewed July 13, 2013

For our first trip to st maarten we couldn't have picked a more serene and relaxing resort. The grounds are lovely and the ambience wonderful. From the front desk staff who were always so helpful to the concierge team (Both benny and alexander)who took the time to help with dinner choices as finding a bookstore. The lobby bar staff mainly...

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

Dear Mmonch, Thank you so much for your kind praise. I will definitely share your comments with our entire family of staff here at La Samanna Hotel, and especially with Benny, Alexander, Leo, Madeleine and Olivier. In all sincerity, a comment like yours from a happy guest makes our day. I would like to apologize regarding the power cut we...

Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful view of aqua blue waters right outside your window. The hotel is beautiful & chic. The service was impeccable! Loved every minute of staying at this hotel. The food at this resort was great & they had a wonderful free breakfast with our stay. Everything from the room to the restaurants were very clean. Had a fantastic massage at...

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

Dear Janiejaniejanie, Following your stay at our hotel, you were kind enough to share your experience on TripAdvisor for which I would first like to thank you. Your feedback is extremely important to us as it helps to improve our service. I truly appreciate your glowing comments and, rest assured, they will be shared with all departments and Managers concerned....

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed July 4, 2013

La Sammana is located in a nice spot, gorgeous beach. The team is helpful. We ate very well and the food was delicious. Breakfast is a feast. The accommodation though good is somehow old and deserves remodeling. As the hotel is relatively far from the tow shops, one must be aware of the traffic jams that plague the island in...

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

Dear Jael R, Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay with us. I am very happy to read that the staff, the location and food was to your liking. As you have mentioned, we are truly blessed with our gorgeous beach and I am very glad that you were able to enjoy it all. Regarding our rooms, in...

New York
Reviewed June 20, 2013

please get all managm. fired they cannot run a resort on this quality level, service rude spec.beach and breakfast, food is horrible, this was not la samanna years ago, do not waste your money and stay there, st. martin or st maarten is a horrible place! crime left and right, very violent! go to other islands, do not visit this...

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

Dear rosefloweraruba, Thank you for sharing your thoughts of the hotel and the island itself. While I am glad that the property itself pleased you, I would like to apologize that you found the quality of service both of the staff and of the food so horrible. As for the violence and crime that you mention, while we have not...

Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We are 2 mid aged women that vacation for 1 week annually in mid May. For 12 years we have left our jobs, homes, husbands, animals and children behind, and found paradise on the beach with a great room in a beautiful, tropical resort. We could not have had 12 incredible vacations without using our travel bible "tripadvisor.com". Please feel...

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

Dear DonnaandDi, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback of La Samanna, I was very happy to read your review. I am pleased to hear that the resort lived up to its reputation of being THE luxury resort on the island and that you found the service, the property and the staff nice, friendly and helpful. Your comments regarding your...

Villa La Angostura
Reviewed June 10, 2013

First of all: Sorry English is not my first language, so I will write the best I could: The Hotel is Old, but nice and Luxury. We were just arrived from St. Barth after a week at Le Guanahani. A perfect “10” by the way for these people…. La Samanna was the other side of the story: The Beach is...

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

Dear nacholede, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at La Samanna. I am sorry that the service at the hotel did not live up to your expectations. As you mentioned, the beach during this time is affected by the swells bringing more sand than in the earlier months. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do...

Abilene, Texas
Reviewed June 5, 2013

I have read the recent reviews which correspond to the time we were at the resort. We agree with most everything that has been said except for the poor service. We were concerned that the renovations would spoil the charm of the property. However, when we walked through the front entry and took in the amazing view of the sea...

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

Dear sandman9253, Thank you for your review. I am happy to read that you found the resort and staff still wonderful and were not disappointed to come back. Our return guests are very important to us as is their feedback. The island has had some struggling times but it is bouncing back and new efforts to revitalize Marigot are underway....

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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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  • Suites
  • 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: $514 - $1,589 (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, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Suites overlooking the ocean and with a private plunge pool, covered rooftop gazebo and amazing views”
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“Do not get a room too far from main building...but not too close either!”
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“Ground floor rooms with porches allow easy beach access”
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“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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  • View from the roof deck of our suite
  • Complimentary planters punch on arrival enjoyed on our lovely terrace.
  • Caribbean Sunset
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