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Atrium Beach Resort and Spa
Rifle, Colorado
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12 reviews
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“Stay at Atrium, 4/20 to 4/27”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

My girl friend and I stayed at the Atrium for 1 week from April 20 to April 27. We had a great stay on the Island but the Atrium is nothing special. We arrived and though I had previously requested a room higher and that had been remodeled, we were going to be put a non refurbished rom on the 3rd floor. I had to be escorted to the reservations office to request again. They did accommodate us and put us in room 608. The room was nice, but not so nice that I went wow. It was what I would expect from any nice resort. The view off this room however was so so at best. I had to lean over the deck from the bedroom to see the ocean and from the patio I could see the lagoon in between the buildings below.
There were no frills at this resort. The beach was wonderful and right off the resort. Plus you could walk along the beach and visit several beach bars. Reggae music on the beach on Saturday night was really nice.
The social event on Monday evening was nice and informative. The finger food that was served was excellent but wasn't very organized on how to get it.
The morning desk clerks were very nice and helpful but the afternoon gentleman really seemed that he did not want to be there.
There are many outstanding restaurants within walking distance. We liked Toppers for lunch. Be aware that most things on the island are expensive and we chose to eat in our room a couple of evenings. The grocery store is very close and the kitchen was well equipped to cook.

Room Tip: Try to get a higher room and face the ocean
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston(southshore), Massachusetts
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87 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

I was pleasenty suprised at this resort. Some rooms are older and some are newer. Some have good views and some don't. As far a I know all have at least a kitchenetts. It is very close to many things. This resort has alot to offer.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Tyler, Texas
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I believe this hotel was great a long time ago.
Pros:
We had a one bedroom apt that was very good size with a full kitchen and a balcony.
Close to the airport - $10 cab ride
Near restaurants and grocery store

Cons:
The room was run down, my wife was ready to leave the moment she got to the room.
The front desk staff was challenged, one reason we did not ask to move rooms
Found out that they are renovating the hotel but none of the new rooms were/are available
Wife was appalled when we walked to the pool and one of the staff tossed dirty water off the deck of the room above us

Room Tip: Check the room out before you move in and ask to change rooms if not acceptable
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2013

The Atrium is an older resort right on Simpson Bay. The lobby is open and has a good feel. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are quite dated, though clean and well equipped. Bed was comfortable, as we're the pillows. We had an ocean view room but the location was across from the elevator with a window that opened in the hallway. It could be noisy in the morning. The best thing about the resort is you could walk every where: grocery, restaurant, shopping. We did have a car for day trips. We really like driving and getting a feel for the local flavor but if you hate to drive, you don't need to do so. We loved St Maarten and will come back. Not sure if we will stay at the Atrium again or try some place new. Probably depends on Trip Advisor reviews.

Room Tip: Taste Factory for breakfast. Random Wind day sail for activity. Go to Toppers By The Sea in the Flam...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Coram, New York, United States
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed here last February and had an awesome time. Rooms were clean and staff did a great job cleaning them every day. This hotel is within walking distance to many good restaurants. The island of St. Maarten is absolutely amazing. Orient Bay Beach was the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Watching the planes take off and land over you on Maho Beach was pretty cool. You must experience this! Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Atrium is a perfect location on Simpson Bay. The resort has a nice private beach area and isw cetnrally located to many restaurants and attractions. The rooms were lare but as others have noted--some are renovated and some are not. There are many restaurants close by within walking distance as is the casino (??less than a mile away). The resort is small--about 90 rooms so it is cozy and the staff very helpful. The activity personnel gave many good suggestions for trips. St Martin is stunning!!

Some things we learned along the way on our trip:

1. This resort is centrally located and it would have been easy to get around by taxi. If you need a larger car and do not plan on driving every day...renting a car for just a day or two would be a better option. The one bed room condos are adequate size for 4 people.

2. Rooms--as others have noted the upper floors are best....701,702,703,704,801,802,803, 804 are excellent. All well equiped-just like home. There are 3 bedroom villas on 9th floor and if you get 3 couples together these rooms may also be an option for you -if available---the 3 bedroom villa is more cost effective than some of the "brand name hotels (ie Westin,etc) for much less space. some of the lower rooms have no scenery to see at all. The Atrium parking is very secure--we we liked very much after hearing the stories from visitors staying at other resorts.

3. Car rental--be very careful here and read the information very carfully. The deduction is maybe in euros not dollars. Many items are not covered and you will be charged. In foreign countries--many times your cc insurance or automobile insurance will not cover damages all the way either. One group we met had their car windows broken and parts stolen from the motor at another resort (not the Atrium). We used Rent a Wreck--their policy is to charge your cc for the entire week...then when you get to the rental desk..they charge the entire amount again!!! We end up paying twice for the same car rental. The company did not refund the money quickly. Since we had already pre-paid almost the entire amount there was no reason for the company to charge us again (Rent a Wrk would not give us the car unless we paid again). We have been to St Martin several times and this seems to happen with many of the rental agencies. Note: watch your alcohol level on the French side--it is lower for DUI than the Dutch side...know the numbers :-)

4. There is a shuttle at the Simpson Bay Resort that goes to Phillipsburg. Close to the Atrium are also AquaMania adventures--a close walk where you can arrange to go on day trips to other islands-St Barts, Saba, Anguilla.

5. There are amny 1 euro=1 dollar restuarants--the hotel can help you with these or do a google search. Many good restaurants that do this.

6. For you DRI members--Atrium is an affiliate and a good choice if Flamingo Beach or Royal Palm Beach REsort are full. Palm Beach is smaller --on the main street--which makes it nice to get to restaurants. Flamingo is much larger and is a little more secluded from the main street--longer walk to many of the other restaurants--like Skip Jacks and the Yacht Club . All ahve nice beaches...the pools are bigger at the Flamingo and Palm Beach than the Atrium but the beaches are where you need to be. Enjoy your trip.

we will be back often.

Room Tip: higher levels as stated above
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Charles County, Maryland, United States
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

These condos are good sized, clean with tiles and well kept, if a TAD dated and 80's style in general. The pool area is very nice, short walk to the great beach of SImpson Bay, and right in the middle of the action as far as walking to shops, food, drinks, etc.
The parking lot is a bit weird....there's an upper and lower and you have to swipe your hotel door key to get in AND out. And, of course, at least a few times during my stay it failed to work. Irritating, but not a deal breaker. Eventually I requested an extra key and left it in the car visor so I didn't have to keep pulling it out of my pocket....lol


I have timeshares at the nearby Simpson Bay Marina Resort and stayed here when I came in the week before MY week next door. It was adequate, comfortable, and decent facilities and views.

Overall - - 8 for 10.

Room Tip: higher floor = better view. There are many trees at low lever if you want a sea view go above floor...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Atrium Beach Resort and Spa
Address: Billy Folly Rd 6 | PO Box 1115, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Atrium Beach Resort and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Atrium Resort & Spa by Festiva Resorts is your getaway in paradise. The smallest island in the world to be shared by two sovereign powers (The Netherlands and France), St. Maarten provides a winning blend of Caribbean hospitality and European sophistication. Rolling hillsides, blue lagoons and breathtaking views are just a few reasons why so many visitors return every year to this island. With its half mile of natural beach and an array of nearby water sports, the Atrium is practically paradise. This quiet, beachfront resort overlooks the calm Caribbean Sea and is minutes from the glamorous nightlife and duty-free shopping of both the Dutch and French sides of the island.Adjoining the resort's pool area is a Spanish tapas bar, Picante. In addition to light and delicious fare, Picante also features a jazz club. If tranquility, luxury and a full-service staff are what you want, the Atrium is the place for you. ... more   less 
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Atrium Resort & Spa By Festiva Hotel Simpson Bay
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