L'Esplanade is a gorgeous boutique hotel, but the service is less than savory. Any time we called the front desk to ask a question, the person who picked up (one of them being Philomena, a manager), seemed as if we were inconveniencing them. They were curt and unfriendly. There was another young lady who checked us in, and she was far from welcoming. We expected her to tell us more about the hotel and surrounding area; unfortunately she seemed disinterested and lazy. Hopefully this review will change their negative attitude.
I must note that there was one man that brought our bags to our room and was extremely helpful and enthusiastic that we were staying with L'Esplanade. And Alain, the bartender at the pool, was the friendliest person at the hotel. He took the time to talk to us, tell us about St. Martin, and made some amazing drinks to boot! The housekeeping was excellent. Our room was always impeccably clean.
The hotel is in a good location, just a short walk away from restaurant row. Stand outs for us were L'Hibiscus and Spiga. Definitely grab some BBQ at one of the Lolos, and watch the sunset at Calmos Cafe.
Make sure you bring lots of cash -- there are VERY FEW ATMs on the island, and the one closest to the hotel was broken.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Hotel l Esplanade