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We choose the La Samanna for our last night St. Martin experience before returning home. The last time we visited was some 15 years ago and had good memories. We arrived promptly at 7:00 and noted the restaurant we 20-25% occupied. We were confused throughout the meal as to who was our waiter, who we should ask to pour our...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is an over-priced, pretentious resort facility pretending to be better quality than they deliver. It's not worth the price. The workers try hard & are friendly, but they don't have the support or training to be successful. The "resort fee" is hidden and outrageous. The service is generally poor. There are so many miscues there too many to list....

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear e4d5, Thank you for your review, I am terribly sorry that you feel this way about the resort, I wish you would have brought up all the miscues during your stay so that we could have rectified ourselves. Thank you again.

NJ
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful hotel...likely the nicest on the island! If you are expecting a five-star Ritz or Four Seasons, you will be a bit disappointed. The staff is wonderful...they all go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and deliver a very pleasant experience! They are helpful and truly aim to please. It is an expensive hotel--you...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear CMSCLS, Thank you for taking time to review your week of R&R with us. I am glad that you found the staff to be helpful and to use your words, wonderful, they will be very happy to hear that comment. Thank you for your feedback, it is always good to get it from guests, be it positive or negative....

Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 5 nights in April 2015, waited to write the review to see if my anger would subside, It is a great property with clean grounds, well furnished suites, room was directly on the beach with a great rear covered porch overlooking the beautiful Caribbean sea. The food and drinks was good, not worth the high prices,...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear Dufferme, Thank you for your time. I am very sorry to hear that you were or are angry about the resort fee that is charged. It is not a hidden charge, it is stated when the reservation is made. A resort fee is not uncommon in hotels. The fee covers for the use of all the facilities: pools, fitness...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at the property 5 times over last 20 years. It is more beautiful, more fancy, and more chic. Rooms are much more luxurious too. La Samanna is an exclusive gated sanctuary. Beach is most beautiful on St Martin/St Maarten and one of the 10 best in Carribean. You can walk for like a mile and nothing but glistening...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear trip647, Thank you for being a loyal Belmond La Samanna client for over 20 years! Your review was a delight to read. Thank you for your comments regarding the food options, we will certainly speak to the Chef and F&B team about this. Again, thank you for your time and we hope to see you back soon!

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

great Location and beautiful view! The place is very clean and staff friendly. I went there just for 2 nights and I wish I'd stay longer. Will definitely go back on my next visit to Lovely SXM. Sending lots of recommendations.

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear KatieLandW, What a lovely review, thank you so much for posting this! We certainly hope you visit us again soon - and this time a little longer. Thank you for you time and encouraging words.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful boutique hotel with a stunning view from the Entrance/Lobby. We shared a 2-bedroom suite with 2 friends at a cost of $3K/night incl. fees. Check-in was easy and the staff was considerate and thoughtful, everyone we came across was kind and polite. The hotel consists of many low-rise buildings spread along the length of a very beautiful, long,...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear IVK110, Thank you very much for such a detailed review of your recent stay with us. I want to start off by saying that we are thrilled that you want to come back. We have taken your comments regarding the keys, the coffee pods and the food at both outlets and will discuss with the appropriate managers. I will...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 7th visit....simply spectacular in every sense, we're coming till death do us part! When we first drove into the property we knew we found a very special place. The staff, restaurants, spa, rooms, view, ambiance are all beyond fabulous!

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear John W, We hope you are already planning your 8th visit! Thank you very much for taking the time to review your say with us. I am so very happy that after all these visits, you keep coming back and keep finding us fabulous! See you soon.

Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is well worth the expense. The location and view are beautiful. The food was absolutely delicious, including food made specially for our allergy/vegetarian diet. The bar area is also a very relaxing place to sit and have a drink. This is first class all the way. If you come early, you can also enjoy a walk on their...

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear FellowTaveler2, Thank you very much for your review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your meal at Trellis. We hope next time you stay a bit longer! Thank you again.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently hosted a group for an incentive trip at La Samanna. All of our guests loved the hotel from the rooms overlooking the beautiful beach and ocean to the very attentive staff. The beach is a wonderful place to relax for a few days!

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LaSamanna, General Manager at Belmond La Samanna, responded to this review

Dear RobinMary, We very much enjoyed having your group stay with us. I am very happy to hear that all the guests loved the hotel. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to welcome you all back soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Belmond La Samanna

Address: Baie Longue | PO Box 4077, Terres Basses 86200, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Terres Basses
Price Range: RM2,277 - RM8,177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond La Samanna 5*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
La Samanna By Orient-Express Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin
La Samanna Hotel
La Samanna Resort St Martin
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“Do not get a room too far from main building...but not too close either!”
 of 5 bubbles CMSCLS, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms with porches allow easy beach access”
 of 5 bubbles Dufferme, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay in a room away from the main hotel for a more intimate/quiet experience. Watch out for sand fleas and mosquitoes.”
  • Caribbean Sunset
  • Complimentary planters punch on arrival enjoyed on our lovely terrace.
  • View from the roof deck of our suite
  • View from our roof deck
 of 5 bubbles malibuu1, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floor away from staircase, noise travels thru the stairwell”
 of 5 bubbles Amimil, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a basic room with a king bed. Below is a photo from our room, which was a basic, king bed room in the hotel.”
  • Basic king room in hotel.
 of 5 bubbles SuzanneH757, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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