My wife and I had been in Simpson Bay for 8 nights and had plannned to spend the last 3 night (celebrating our anniversary) at L'Esplanade.
We arrived early on Saturday. Our room (#9, the standard loft suite) wasn't ready as the checkout time is 12 noon. We did get to "register" and they held our bags so we could go and tour the area (Marigot). They also made reservations for dinner for our three nights (Sol-e-Luna, LaTastevin and LeCottage) (all were great) Arrived back in time to have lunch at the pool. Alan makes a great drink and the cheeseburger was very good!
Around 2 we went back to reception and were able to get into our room. Someone from reception showed us our room and answered any questions we might have.
Our room was spotless. A nice welcome basket along with a complementary bottle of water. We relaxed for the afternoon, and took showers before departing for dinner at Sol-e-Luna. The only complaint we could come up with was there was no fan in the bathroom to remove the excess steam from the shower.
Day 2 (our anniversary) I arranged for the delivery of breakfast to the room @ 8:30. Arrived on time and was very good! We then spent the rest of the day at Orient Beach at Palm Beach. Nice chairs (free if you purchase lunch), not crowded, very cloudy and quite a bit of seaweed on the beach. Drinks were good but my chicken sandwich was very dry. Arrived back at L'Esplanade around 4 and the complimentary champagne was delivered as promised at 4:30. Walked to dinner in Grand Case. Felt very safe on the grounds and on the road into the town. Dinner at LaTavestin was great.
Day 3 started out with Breakfast at Grand Case Beach Club Sunset Cafe. Really good, and they gave a 15% discount because we were from L'Esplanade. Had wanted to take a water taxi to Happy Bay but I didn't make arrangements in time. Drove to Friers Bay for the day. Left around 3 and went back to L'Esplanade were we sat by the pool and had another of Alan's great concoctations. Got ready for dinner and had the best dinner of our stay at LeCottage in Grand Case.
Day 4, the end!. Went back to Sunset Cafe for breakfast. Back to the pool from 9 to 11 and then we went back to the room to shower and pack. Checked out by noon and back to the pool for one last drink.
Basically, our comments:
Great boutique hotel, clean, grounds great and safe. If you wanted something they were there to help, but not in your face. Convenient to the Grand Case fantastic restaurants (they have a book of all the menus!). Internet machine at receiption and the wireless in the room worked well. They have a DVD selection to borrow but we never did. TV reception and choice of channells (about 120) was good. Comfortable beds, nice linen and great view. In short, we had a fantastic time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amid lush tropical gardens, affording its visitors privacy without sacrificing its panoramic ocean views. Spacious interiors blend harmoniously with the Mediterranean architecture. Magical sunsets come to you on your private terrace to touch your soul. A delightful footpath leads you on a journey of discovery. We invite you to find your own rhythm, knowing that our staff is there to ensure that your every day is a perfect day, knowing that your comfort is our excellence and with us, you are home. For those who appreciate privacy, enjoy an uncrowded atmosphere, gracious hospitality and seek relaxation in exclusive, blissful surroundings...Welcome to Hotel L'Esplanade. Introducing our new Ti Spa for all of your beauty and relaxation needs! ... more less
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- Hotel l Esplanade