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Atrium Beach Resort and Spa
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Reviewed February 4, 2006

My wife and I stayed at thr Atrium Resort in January 2006. It was just what we were looking for. Let me tell you what we look for. First a clean, well maintained facility. The Atrium is both, nothing fancy just neat and well taken care of. Second we look for a quiet and an uncrowded beach. The Atrium was full and yet it never felt crowded. The beach was awesome and never a rush in the morning for a palapa. There were about 20 palapa's on the beach. The beaches are great on St Martin and the Atriums was nice and peaceful. Thirdly location(supermarket restaurants etc.) The Atrium is in Simpson Bay which we felt was one the best locations on the Island. We were never approached about timeshares and always felt safe and comfortable at the Atrium. Say hello to Patrick at the front desk.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2005

We went to the atrium from England and stayed for 2 weeks.. On 22nd September 2005 and stayed until 8th October 2005, what a fantastic hotel. This was the first time we had used our timeshare, and we decided to use it for our honeymoon. The apartment was great, very spacious and very clean, the hotel staff were extremely friendly except for the woman who rented us the car, but she is not a member of the hotel staff. We found it to be a little expensive on the island. But as we where on our honeymoon the money was there to be spent.
We stayed on the 3rd floor and had a great view of the caribbean sea for our 2 week stay. The only downside to the holiday was the constant badgering from the timeshare sellers, both in the hotel and on the street. But once you tell them to go away in a forceful but polite manner they soon get the message. If you are going, renting a car is a neccessity as getting around the island can't be done unless you have a vehicle, you can use the bus service which will cost you $1 per person and they seem to go where ever you want.

The pool at the atrium is abit small but as you are almost on the beach of simpson bay and the clear caribbean sea this is a small price to pay..

I hope you enjoy this hotel as much as we did we will certainly be going back

  • Stayed September 2005
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2005

The Atrium is located on Simpson Bay. The beach is clean and has a gentle ocean. There is a little restaurant right on the beach which makes the best ribs and lobsters right on the grill located just yards away. There is also an outdoor bar and another little hut which makes good sandwiches and hotdogs. The grill belongs to the restaurant next door to the Atrium. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Atrium Resort has a small kiddie pool and little larger pool with a nice area to sunbath in. The hotel is kept very clean and though we were not there with children I though it would be a great place for young children as the beach doesn't get a ruff surf and they have hammocks that are shaded by palm trees so you don't have to fry in the sun. The staff is just wonderful and they can't seem to do enough for you. What we like best is that they don't push you to buy timeshare the whole time you are there. There are a couple of casinos within walking distance. The hotel has a parking garage for their guests which has a security card to enter. There is a shopping mall just down the street as well as many great restaurants. We drove over to the French side and went to Pinel Island. We paid $6 pp each for a round trip by boat to the islandl. There they have a number of restaurants which rent you a chair & umbrella. We snorkeled and swam on a beautiful beach the whole day. The lunch was very good too. There are so many great beaches on the island. Near our hotel is a place where you can rent jet skis and what they call watercraft boats. They are small zodics and they lead you to a great place to snorkel. They are alot of fun. The best part is the shopping as St Martin is a Duty Free Island. The gold and diamond jewelry is unbelieveable. We also took a ferry ride to Anguilla for the day. What fantastic beaches! Nothing there to do but the beaches but well worth the trip. The island os St Martin has alot to see and do. They have a butterfly farm which is amazing to see.

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Reviewed November 15, 2005

We just returned from the Wonderful Atrium Beach Resort on Simpson Bay. This was our 3rd year. It is a warm friendly, spotless place. The beach was wonderful. The staff very attentive.Sonia at the front desk is the best. What a sweetheart. There isnt anything we can say bad. Everything was wonderful and we cant wait to go back ASAP..................

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Reviewed November 14, 2005

It may not be proper to write down a review of a restaurant on that page, but we cannot help to share our dinning experience at the Boathouse.

Everything was just excellent. From Gilles the owner, to Basile our waiter, we met there the nicest crew of Sint-Maarten.

The food was just FANTASTIC. I had Coconut shrimps and my Husband had the Can't decide it dish !!!
With that dish you just have a sample of the Boathouse Specialities. Just FANTASTIC.

We had there a great dining experience...Excellent JOB.

Stayed November 2005
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Wirral, Cheshire , UK
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Reviewed November 6, 2005

Just got back on the 22/10/05 after our two weeks honeymoon.

Couldnt have hoped for more!

A view from the room to die for and the apartment was far beyond our expectations. (we had a 1bed ocean view) tidied and cleaned regularly...it even had a full sized diswasher and microwave! not to mention all the tools and dishes needed to make any meal! And two airconditioning units! - very cool when needed!

We spent a couple of nights at the restaurant called Le Bec just over the road from picante which was the nicest food and staff around. The bucaneeer beach bar is worth a visit and Terra in Mahon was nice for a meal too.

We like horse riding so we went to Le Gallion (on the french side) to Bayside Stables...its an excellent experience even if you have horses yourself (like we do) galloping along that white sand and swimming on horse back...totally unforgettable!

The beach at Le Gallion is lovely too!. The best beach for waves and having a bit of fun is Mullet Bay, its great for splashing about and getting half drowned in the waves!!

Any way...explore explore explore i say...we had a great time & even swam with the dolphins on Anguillia.

Well worth a visit!

Have fun!..we mite see u there!

April & Mark (Wirral, ENGLAND)

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed September 25, 2005

Just returned on Sat. Sept. 24th from St. Martin. We stayed at the Atrium Resort and had a great time. The Picante Cafe opened while we were there and found food and service excellent. This was our first time in St. Martin and loved every minute. Although watch out for the rum drinks at Orient beach. I had 2 drinks and was gone. I was told that the rum on the french side is different than on the dutch side. Hope you give the Atrium a try I know we will.

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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
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 13 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
Atrium Resort And Spa By Festiva Resorts
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