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“Romantic and Fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Orient Bay Hotel

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Orient Bay Hotel
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
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“Romantic and Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2004

We arrived in late October 2003. I can say the place is charming, clean, and good service. It was as described. I must say that its about a 10-minute walk to the beach, Orient Beach, and not "on the beach" as some would believe. That didn't matter, because we rented a car (which they arranged for us, $200 for the week) and drove to all the beaches.

The room was nice, a villa. Not luxury, but that's what we wanted. It was clean and the housekeeping excellent. The staff was friendly and had lots to tell us about places to go.

It really felt like being in Europe there. I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2003
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2004

We just got back from a week in St. Martin. We were booked at the Orient Bay Hotel. When we arrived we were told that they did not have the rooms we booked--the Mezzanine Villa-- and offered us the Studio instead. We looked at the room and it was dirty, in poor condition (broken stairs) and was located 1 block from the main hotel with a view of a broken-up parking lot. They would not even give a refund for the difference in cost! This was not a short-term substitution. It was to be for the entire 8 days of our stay. When we declined, and asked if they had arrangements with any other hotels on the island for overbooking problems the manager became angry and said that we should be satisfied with their offer. We were left to walk-in the rain-to find another hotel on our own. The pictures shown on their web site don't look anything like what we saw! I would advise anyone thinking about staying there to think twice! Also, it is not located "just steps from the beach" as advertised---it is at least a 15 to 20 minute walk down a very steep dirt path.

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Property: Orient Bay Hotel
Address: Mont Vernon I | French Cul de Sac, Orient Bay 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Orient Bay Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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