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“Perfect Getaway”
Review of Belmond La Samanna

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Belmond La Samanna
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Terres Basses
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 5, 2014

My wife and I traveled to beautiful La Samanna for a quick 5-day retreat. The hotel was classy and had a real European vibe. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated. The lobby is open-air with a nice bar overlooking the blue water. We had drinks at the bar every night before and after dinner. We ate at the restaurant and found the food to be excellent.

The beach is very nice and the water is perfect. Beach service is available from the restaurant. Food and drinks were pricey, but of high quality and to be expected at a resort of this caliber.

The resort is private so we didnt have to worry about the beach being overcrowded or people coming from off-resort.

There are plenty of great restaurants in St. Martin so do go off the resort to try a few.

We would return in a heartbeat

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2014

Dear universltraveler,
Thank you for your great feedback, I am so glad you enjoyed this small piece of Europe settled in the Caribbean. It is so wonderful to have the opportunity to enjoy both European culture and fine cuisine while being able to swim in an 85 degrees water in the middle of the winter. This is one of the richness of Saint Martin and what makes it such a very special destination. Come back soon.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Just spend the most espectacular week! Beautiful hotel and the staff was top nocht, weather was good, food is amazing, room was pristine, lots of things to do on the hotel and around, dinner at night was outstanding, overall it was a great experience!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Beautiful property, wonderful service. Very private. Worth every penny. Location is perfect and once you get there, there is no reason to ever leave the property. We were treated like royalty! Best vacation ever.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2014

Dear Brians Girls 2013,
What can I say except thank you for this great feedback. Belmond is very proud to have such wonderful guest to pamper and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stumbled on this slice of heaven on earth 7 years ago and have made it our yearly destination ever since. The staff is attentive to your every wish and always trying to improve themselves. The hotel's approach, setting and architecture embraces you every time....with breath taking beauty. We have now discovered all that St Martin has to offer and always find something new with each visit. La Samanna is our home away from home we love all it has to give. We especially enjoy the furry friends we've made there who always greet us with wagging tails and happy faces. We've traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean we have yet to find an island that offers everything St Martin offers, friendly people, amazing restaurants, beautiful scenery and great shopping! We can't wait to see our friends at La Samanna again!

Stayed: March 2013
Thank John W
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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2014

Dear John W,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts about our paradise. I am proud to announce that you are part of the 35% of repeat guests that come back year after year to their second home. Saint Martin is indeed a fantastic Island that has so much to offer, so many different cultures, a big melting pot of civilizations that creates its very peculiar character.
Thanks again and see you soon.

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

My husband and I are currently at La Samanna and only have 2 nights left to our 12 night stay. What can I say beyond it is perfect. Everyone has been fabulous. Room service is so fast and friendly. Check in was painless. The concierge has been so helpful. Olivier at the beach is the best. Our room P11 is beyond. We relax every morning with our coffe, hit the beach and then finish on our roof deck in the plunge pool in the afternoons. It is a perfect location. Close to the airport. Cupa Coy is close by. We bought groceries and cooked in some nights. They even moved a full size refrigerator to our room because of the length of our stay. We will be back. It is our home away from home!

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2014

Dear AMT 1028,
Thank you for your review regarding your great stay with us at beautiful La Samanna. I will definitely share it with Olivier and the entire team.
The suites are indeed very comfortable with the equipped kitchen and the grocery store located 3 minutes away has great products from all over the world for anyone who would like to cook.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at la Samanna for a week earlier this month in a deluxe ocean front room. Upon arrival at the resort we were greeted with a smile and chilled towels. Our check in was smooth and quick. Since our room was not yet ready, we headed to the hotel's beachside restaurant for lunch.

As promised, about an hour later our room was ready and we were brought over.

We stayed in H10, which is next to the beach restaurant. Initially I was concerned with noise as a result of being so close. That turned out not to be a problem at all. Our room had a king size bed and opened up directly on to the beach, which was absolutely amazing. The room was clean and tastefully decorated. The only issue I had with the room was that it was a bit "tight". There was a lack of enough drawers for clothes and a space to ditch the suitcases for the week.

Breakfast each day was amazing and there is definitely something to satisfy everyone.

On the beach, the staff were great. Always helpful and attentive. We ate lunch on the beach a few times and enjoyed lite salads. One night we are at the hotel and there too the food was excellent.

La Samanna is situated on one of the nicest beaches on SXM and after exploring beaches across the island, ended up spending the remainder of our days lying on chairs just outside our room. The beach is great for AM walks-you really get a workout!

We also took advantage of the water sports-paddle boarding & we also tried our hand at fly boarding, which was soooo much fun. You should definitely try it.

Overall, our trip was relaxing and very stress free. The staff at la Samanna were extremely helpful and we leaned on the concierge a lot to help us plan a day trip to Anguilla and for restaurant recommendations.

If you are looking for a stress free trip to unwind, i highly recommend La Samanna.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2014

Dear Andrea E,
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am so glad to read that you had a great holiday with us. Regarding your room location not too far from the beach bar, it is true that one might think it would be noisy but the Beach Bar service closes at 4pm for lunch and not being open for dinner, it remains very quiet. I am sorry to read that your luggage took much space in your bathroom. We have a luggage room where we would have been happy to store them, let’s keep this in mind for your next visit.
Thank you for your great comment regarding breakfast and dinner at Trellis Restaurant. We are very proud of our Executive Chef Gil Dumoulin.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is the finest hotel on the Island. The beach and views are magnificent! This is a dream get away. The amenities are top rate, and the personnel most helpful. Our favorite thing - the huge, private beach! Just head toward a lounge chair and someone will be there to set down a cushion and put up an umbrella and offer a drink.
For diversion, it's a quick trip to watch the planes come in at Airport Beach, where a bar right on the beach awaits you. Marigot is only 5 miles away with a few shops and a wonderful spot for breakfast.
The only suggestions I would have for La Samanna would be to expand their dinner menu as it got tiring after a week, and to offer a casual dinner elsewhere on the property. There were too few options after the pool bar closed. Also, they have a nice Keurig type coffee maker with little pods. They give you two with the room, and then you have to buy your own for @ $3-5 dollars apiece! For such an expensive, first class hotel, this was insulting, and should come with the room, especially because there is no user friendly place nearby to pick up a coffee. Come prepared to spend on food! It is $$$$. However, the room rates are equivalent to other 5 star hotels on the island, and La Samanna is hands down the most luxurious.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear PeggyM,
Thanks very much for such a great review about the hotel. I am glad to took the time to watch the spectacular plane landings and take off from the well known “Sunset beach Bar”. I am taking good note of your suggestion about the variety of dishes proposed at the Restaurant and I am currently working with my chef to offer a wider range of tastes for anyone who would stay for a longer period.
I am looking forward to welcoming you again.

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Address: Baie Longue | PO Box 4077, Terres Basses 86200, St Martin / St Maarten
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Location: Caribbean > St Martin / St Maarten > Saint-Martin > Terres Basses
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Terres Basses
Price Range: $538 - $1,068 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond La Samanna 5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belmond La Samanna nestles amongst lush gardens overlooking 55 acres of spectacular beachfront. A complete resort in itself, Belmond La Samanna offers a spectacular private beach, two poolside terraces, 83 luxurious rooms and suites and 8 recently renovated 4600sq. ft. villas with private pools. Enjoy its sophisticated food offerings and award winning wine cellar, indulge in its European Elysees Spa, or simply enjoy the privacy and relaxation of this sophisticated and sensual French-Caribbean enclave. Gourmet dishes are served in the elegant Trellis, and Baie Longue Bar offers pool-side dining and views of Baie Long Beach. Dine on your private terrace and later enjoy a drink from the wine cellar. Belmond La Samanna is everything you could wish for in a Caribbean hideaway. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Samanna By Orient-Express Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin
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La Samanna Resort St Martin

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