Can't beat the location if you want to stay at Orient Bay. It is a stone's throw away from 3 beach bars: Kakao Beach, Bikini Beach, and Waikiki Beach. It's also adjacent to the village which has 5-6 restaurants.
I paid extra for an ocean view room, however, our room could barely see the ocean. I complained and the front desk said they would relocate us the next day while we were at the beach. This didn't happen. By the 3rd day we were so unpacked we didn't want to move so we never brought it up again but I was angry that something was promised and not delivered.
The hotel itself is very dated. Lots of rust, very old doors, furniture, uncomfortable bed. One issue with the shower is that there are windows and covers, however, the covers don't block the window entirely and we had to hang a beach towel on it.
TV is very old and gets poor reception.
Internet only works in the lobby.
The hotel ran out of beach towels during the day.
I'll miss Waikiki beach. I won't miss the Alamanda.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alamanda Resort is situated on Orient Beach, the largest and most animated beach on St. Martin. Small in scale with its 42 deluxe Oceanfront rooms and suites, you'll vacation in style at Alamanda, St Martin's newest and most intimate full service hotel. The charming restaurant opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and hotel guests have charging privileges at 6 beachside restaurants serving French, Spanish or American cuisine. Multilingual staff, daily maid service, room service, 3000 sq ft convention center along with fax and internet facilities. If you are looking to relax, where better than poolside in fresh water pool, sunning in the patio or sipping a drink to the poolside bar lush tropical garden? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alamanda Hotel Orient Bay