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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The facilities aren't new but, then again, it's not tattered and torn. My wife and I have been going there for a number of years and have gotten to know the friendly staff. We enjoy La Playa's nearness to the beach and being only steps away from a Plaza that offers a good number of restaurant of varying cuisines. We...

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DirecteurLaPlaya, Responsable relations clients at La Playa Orient Bay, responded to this review

Good afternoon, , We appreciate very much your comments regarding your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people working at La Playa are great and the restaurant that is attached serves up great food as well (although a little on the expensive side but that is all of the restaurants on Orient Bay). You get beach seats for free and you get a discount for parasailing so those are nice perks as well. The only downside...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on vacation and were told that our stay was upgraded to Cabana room. What a disaster! Huge cockroaches 5-6cm length crawling down the towels, mirror, walls. My husband was killing them right and left. But that wasn't even the worst part of stay.... Friday and Saturday night the DJ parties were blasting loudly music until 2 am, causing...

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DirecteurLaPlaya, Responsable relations clients at La Playa Orient Bay, responded to this review

Good afternoon, We would like to thank you for your message. We are sorry that the service did not meet your expectations, and we beg you to accept our sincerest apologies. Your evaluations and comments are precious tools that help us continuously improve our services, particularly in this type of situation. Concerning the cockroaches, Sin Marteen is located is the...

Constanta, Romania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is a little old, the beach full of seaweed and without privacy, breakfast poorly, generally speaking French and feels they are nationalists. The pool and garden generally beautiful. Manager help in general if you need anything. Recommended for retired quiet and nothing exciting. Prices are very high. Food was little and poor quality.

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DirecteurLaPlaya, Responsable relations clients at La Playa Orient Bay, responded to this review

Good afternoon, We would like to thank you for the time spent to write some words. We gratefully acknowledge your comments and suggestions, as they allow us to improve our service and better satisfy our guests. Your comments are precious to us and will help us do our utmost to fully satisfy your needs.We are looking forward to reading your...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The La Playa was the closest hotel we could get to the beach. And although it was nice, there were a few things that we didn't like. The staff was not all that friendly. They sometimes acted like it was a pain to have to stop and answer a question or make you a drink. We were not informed that...

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DirecteurLaPlaya, Responsable relations clients at La Playa Orient Bay, responded to this review

Good afternoon, We would like to thank for your comment We are sorry that the service did not meet your expectations, and we beg you to accept our sincerest apologies. Concerning the staff who is not friendly, I don't know if you talk about the staff of the beach restaurant or in the hotel, because it's 2 different managment but...

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Unlike any other beach visit. We stayed on the other side of the island, so we rented a car and drove to Orient Bay beach's La Playa Club for the day. For $10 each, you get a lounge chair and umbrella on the beach. With that comes, wifi, a restroom, and access to the restaurant and bar. What a great...

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DirecteurLaPlaya, Responsable relations clients at La Playa Orient Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment. Next time we hope to welcome you in our hotel who is just located back to the restaurant. the morning you will take the breakfast on the beach directly. Take care best regards Katy

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It seems that with all of the information and photos available on the internet that decisions can become more difficult and confusing...not easier. the decision to stay at La Playa was the correct one. the location is excellent for Orient Bay...probably the best with the closest walk to the beach and a very pleasant presence right on the beach with...

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DirecteurLaPlaya, Responsable relations clients at La Playa Orient Bay, responded to this review

Good afternoon, we would like to thank you for your comment. This year we will finalise the renovation, in the main building close to the swimming pool and the beach so the room on the second floor will have a look on the sea and the top floor junior suite Deluxe will have a beautiful view on the beach. We...

Reviewed 3 March 2017

It is a smaller but well maintained hotel. It is close to lots of beach activities, and walking distance to a wide selection of both inexpensive or fine dining restaurants. There are small grocery stores, and the Hotel Restaurant had Complimentary Continental Breakfast each morning.

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DirecteurLaPlaya, Responsable relations clients at La Playa Orient Bay, responded to this review

good Morning sir, We appreciate very much your comments regarding your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Awaiting...

Haslett, Michigan
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Just returned yesterday from a great vacation at La Playa. We have not been back since 2010 and had read favorable reviews that they had new owners. We were not disappointed! We stayed in one of the newly remodeled rooms and loved the changes they made. Great comfortable king size bed, completely new bathroom and kitchen which were all done...

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DirecteurLaPlaya, Responsable relations clients at La Playa Orient Bay, responded to this review

Good Morning Thanks so much for your comment. It's really apreciate. It's just the begginning, we hope to finalise the renovations in the main building this year. Concerning the restaurant we are happy to work now with Bruno who has the restaurant Le Dream's and thomas who has the restaurant L'Astrolabe Take care and hope to see you soon best...

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The room was terrible! The commode cycled endlessly with a LOUD screech at the end of every filling cycle----no sleep possible. I reported the incident with no resolution. The bed was completely worn out----years past it's normal life span. So many nasty little bugs (I can forgive this a bit being a tropical location). Dirty!! please see the photos. The...

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DirecteurLaPlaya, Responsable relations clients at La Playa Orient Bay, responded to this review

Good Morning Thanks very much for your comment We are sorry that the service did not meet your expectations, and we beg you to accept our sincerest apologies. Your evaluations and comments are precious tools that help us continuously improve our services, particularly in this type of situation. Be assured that the necessary corrective measures have already been taken to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Directly on the beach, the Hoste is a hotel offering 56 spacious Junior Suites and a Creole Hut « la Cabana ». The hotel is made up of small buildings (2 floors) with an outdoor freshwater swimming pool, a private beach area with sun loungers and a Bar Restaurant «La Playa" set in an exceptional location where you can enjoy breakfast by the sea the feet in the sand. On the beach you will find a small shop, a massage service for relaxation and a water sports center. Also available are sun loungers and parasols. ComplimentaryWiFi in all Rooms and the entire Hotel ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Playa Orient Bay

Address: 116 Parc de la Baie Orientale | BP 5146, Orient Bay 97071, St. Maarten-St. Martin (Formerly L'Hoste Hotel)
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Price Range: RM669 - RM1,110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Playa Orient Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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“need to be form France or to speak French”
chelarug2016, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want a peek-a-boo view of the ocean, ask for an upper floor room.”
gods57, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Until they finish the renovations, I would choose the Premium Suite.”
Andy-2017-Andy, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views I was in 304 I could see snippetts of the beach.”
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“Don't stay in room 114----Yikes!”
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