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Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This has to be one of the best, if not the best hotel in the world. The location is stunning, the staff are extraordinarily helpfully and attentive, the food is off the scale and I'm yet to find something not to like after having continued to visit for a good number of years.
If possible get a beach suit room and go about befriending the charming and extremely tanned English owner usually found with her sausage dogs in her 'office' on the beach.

Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Freddie C
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for having post this wonderful comment on TripAdvisor.
We are pleased that you enjoy the location, the food and the work of our staff. They always strive to exceed the expectations of our guests and it is a great compliment for them to receive your comments.
We look forward to the pleasure of seeing you back to the hotel St Barth Isle de France very soon.
Yours sincerely,

Christelle Hilpron, Director

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Island of Saint Barth... a treasure in the Carribean.. then you arrive at Isle de France and you will be amazed by its unique location on the island, the attentiveness of the staff and the TLC everyone is giving you! The Tropical Villa amidst the luxuriant garden with its private pool hidden in Eden (yes paradise does exist!) or the beautiful Suite 39 overlooking the white sandy beach...what fun to attend the tuesday night Fashion show and having a cocktail with friends on the deck.. La Case de l'Isle is really a great place to be and surely a great place to have a healthy breakfast and a refined dinner. Cant wait to return... Thank you to Christelle the wonderful hotel manager and her awesome team for making our stay a wonderful one!

Room Tip: Villa 23 (The Tropical Villa) is incredibly peaceful and very intimate featuring all facilities All...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Serendipidity
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for having post this glowing review on TripAdvisor.
We are pleased that you found your stay wonderful and that you enjoyed the location, the food, the fashion show on Tuesday evening and the work of our staff. They always try to meet our guest’s expectation and your comment is a real reward for all of them. It is really important for all of us to know that our clients will keep good memories of their stay.
Thanking you again for your appreciation. We do look forward to welcoming you back among us in the near future.
Yours sincerely,

Christelle Hilpron, Director

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Isle de France for our honeymoon from October 23rd-November 3rd 2011. It truly lived up to every expectation we had. We have very high standards for hotels and restaurants, and Isle de France did not disappoint. First of all, the staff is unmatched. They are extremely efficient, professional and well trained. They really were on top of everything. From the Front Desk to the bar, every staff member is excellent. The restaurant Maitre d' was incroyable! He had to be the best Matire d' I've ever come across, and I am born and raised in Manhattan! The food is excellent. The risotto-to die for!

The hotel itself is stunning. Beautiful views and the rooms are that chic French design. We were in a Garden Bungalow and it was perfect. We had breakfast every morning on our deck that came promptly at 10am everyday! Not a minute late-ever! (We specificed 10am delivery.)

Although it's pricey, it's truly worth every penny. The value is great-you really get a lot for your money.

Isle de France is for the sophisticated traveler who truly cares about the details. It's truly paradise and we can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Christina L
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Dear Christina,
Thank you so much for your lovely comment.
We were truly delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Kindly know that your appreciation means a lot to us!
We will be very pleased to welcoming you again at the Hotel St Barth Isle de France.
Yours sincerely,

Christelle Hilpron, Director

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

have stayed here many times and every time it get's better & better. The staff and management are amazing, service is super and the place is always above expectations. the rooms are very well appointed and the bed was the best, wish it would fit in my luggage
How can an island have so many beautiful people w/ 0 body fat, efficient and friendly.l

Room Tip: Garden rooms are beautiful, rooms facing the pool were quit and pretty
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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4  Thank CoyoteBWI
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HSBIDF, Director at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for having post this wonderful comment on TripAdvisor.
We are pleased that you found our rooms amazing and that you enjoyed the work of our staff. They always try to meet our guest’s expectation and your comment is a real reward for all of them.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Hotel St Barth Isle de France very soon.
Yours sincerely,

Christelle Hilpron, Director

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Staying right now and we could not ask for more. It lives up to its reviews. We are in the new beachfront one bedroom suites. Pricey, yes, worth it, absolutely. You exit your large living room to your private lani and plunge pool and open your gate to the beach and sea. Everything is seconds away. We have not gone to other beaches as Flamand is so beautiful and, like I said, everything you want is right there. Only issue is there is no beach service but again, the bar is near or in our case walk into the suite and get the bottle of wine/water.

It is well worth the the expense and with seven days ( we are here 8) and the Romance package you get the car, massages, a lunch, a dinner and a drink every night ( breakfast is always included). If ever you want to splurge this is the place.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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3  Thank JMSamuel
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for having post this so nice comment on TripAdvisor.
We are pleased to read that you were in Paradise. All the staff always try to make our guest’s stay a special one and your comment is a real reward for all of them.
We all look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel St Barth Isle de France very soon.
Yours sincerely,

Christelle Hilpron, Director

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Nice renovations, great view of the water from the corridors. I like that the soft drinks and snacks were complimentary.

House keeping missed to turn down our beds the 1 night we were there, and the breakfast at the hotel , wasn't at par with the rest of the 5 star hotels on the islands.

Rooms are spacious, they do make you feel like you are at a beach, with the greys, whites and the bathrooms are super. The stand alone tub is just fantastic.

Room Tip: direct beach access rooms are a must!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ash318
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment about the Hotel Isle de France on TripAdvisor. I apologize for the missing turn down service on your first night and hope it did not spoil your stay with us.
I am pleased that you liked our renovations, we are very pleased with the results and how the hotel looks this year.
We always strive to meet our guest’s expectations and your comment is important to us.
We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Hotel St Barth Isle de France another time.

Yours sincerely,
Christelle Hilpron, Director

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Reviewed June 19, 2012

WOW!!!! What an experience! We've read other reviews that were Luke warm and I couldn't disagree more. From the moment we arrived everything was thoughtful organized and laid out before we even had to ask. My wife and I have stayed at many amazing properties around the world and by far this trip was the most romantic, special and memorable of all. I would describe the hotel as classic French beach club as you would find in St Tropez, everything was white with beach washed wood and blue accents. The crowd is very sophisticated but at the same time not pretentious or stuffy. Certainly not an inexpensive island or trip but it was worth it in every way, it was romantic, special and supurb.

Room Tip: The property layout is supurb, they have beach rooms that face or are right on the ocean and Villa/b...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Randy C
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HSBIDF, Directeur général at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for having post this wonderful comment on TripAdvisor.
We are so pleased that you found your stay with us "the most romantic, special and memorable", and that you enjoyed the work of our staff. They always strive to exceed the expectations of our guests and it is a great compliment for them to receive your comments.
We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel Isle de France very soon.
Yours sincerely,

Christelle Hilpron, Director

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Additional Information about Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

Address: Baie des Flamands, Anse des Flamands 97133, St. Barthelemy (Formerly Hotel St Barth Isle de France)
Location: Caribbean > St. Barthelemy > Anse des Flamands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Anse des Flamands
Price Range: $602 - $6,496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the Flamands Bay, widely regarded as the island's finest, the iconic Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is home to 40 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas, with panoramic beach views or nestled in the lush gardens. Savor an exquisite locally-inspired French cuisine created by Chef Yann Vinsot at La Case de l'Isle restaurant overlooking the pool and the ocean or at La Cabane de l'Isle for a feet-in-the-sand lunch or a private dinner. The Cheval Blanc Spa and its Pavilion hidden in the tropical vegetation, offer Guerlain rituals, in exclusivity in the Caribbean. Enjoy a highly personalized service, exclusive events organized with the most prestigious champagne houses, tailor-made experiences imagined by a passionate team. The Concept Store proposes you latest creation of local and international designers and fashion show every Tuesday night around the pool. ... more   less 
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