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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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.

Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you are shy about spending your $$$, his may not be the place but it is a nice place, our room was great (one bedroom ocean view suite). The view was not direct but can be seen in the attached pictures. Trellis restaurant was good and surrounding restaurants were also very good. The taxi ride was $15-$25 one way....

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

Dear Porter-Fenway, Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy to read that the hotel made you want to stay on the property! I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon.

Southport
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I read reviews and was nervous of safety. After being there for a week, don't know how that happened, I felt very safe! This place is amazing. Just a few cons: Not a fan of food...price on food and booze expensive and didn't like food housekeeping kept forgetting to replace certain things. I was really upset watching the water sport...

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

Dear Jeanette48369, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us. I truly enjoy reading your last remark - we will definitely be waiting for your return! We are working on the TV issue and will share your comment with the housekeeping department. Thank you again, we hope to see you back soon.

Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My husband and I have stayed here a total of 5 trips. We have never been disappointed and our most recent trip in early January of this 2017 was as wonderful as the others. I will start by saying that my husband has a lot of special needs (bad back, tons of allergies, etc) and the General Manager and Head...

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

Dear malibuu1, It was a delight to read your review. We are honored to have you as a repeat guest and are so happy that year after year you have entrusted your vacation to us. I have shared your review with all of the team. We are awaiting your return in March!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 January 2017

With all of the hype I was expecting to be blown away. The room was clean but old, funky shower but had a great view. The property is on the side of a hill so a lot of walking/stairs. Very pretentious other than our meal in the main restaurant which was excellent, food and service. They have a wine cave/restaurant...

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

Dear Amimil, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am glad that you found Trellis excellent and I will make sure to share your comments with the staff. Our beach can be completely flat or hilly as you experienced, it is all in Mother Nature's hands. Thank you again.

Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We just returned from La Samanna and had a great vacation. Most noteworthy by comparison from other trips we've taken to the Caribbean was that the staff had a sincere intent to serve and to make our experience great. They are truly friendly, expeditious, and witty. There was none of that undertone of hidden surliness that one can sometimes detect...

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

Dear Suzanne H, Thank you very much for your review of the establishment and service. First of all, I am thrilled to read that you will be coming back in five short weeks! I am very pleased to read that the food and service was to your liking. We are working on the TV issue, please know that we are...

Dix Hills, New York
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Our fourth time return visit to La Samanna, definitely did not disappoint. Check in was smooth and very friendly, as usual, with a very welcome cocktail offered over looking the Beautiful blue Caribbean ocean. The beach is the nicest one on the island, service was impeccable from check in to check out, and this resort destination is on our list...

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

Dear rsjaj1 1088, What a lovely review! Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your recent stay, but thank you also for becoming one of our endearing repeat guests. Reviews such as yours always put a smile on my face and that of the staff. Thank you again, see you back soon!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Gorgeous property nestled beside a cliff with abundant lush gardens. The property is stunning and certainly has many amenities such as tennis courts, snorkel gear, and excursion opportunities. The SPA was lovely although the rooms were tiny and cramped. It is slightly run down in the rooms (paint, walls, trim), walkways, and paths. The food was amazing at the beach...

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

Dear happyplaces5, Thank you very much for taking time to review your recent stay with us. I was very happy to read it, and we hope to welcome you back soon to our little slice of heaven!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 January 2017

After a long trip, we arrived in our room to find the bathroom had not been cleaned; while the hotel took care of it right away, it wasn't a great way to start out.Then, except for one time, our keys did not work at the door to our room which meant constantly trekking back to the front desk (which was...

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

Dear SnoopyKonjin, I would like to thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I want to apologize for the unpleasant stay you had with us. The keys unfortunately can sometimes demagnetize when they are in contact to cell phones or credit cards, I am sorry for the inconvenience this caused. The odor you smelled stems from the...

Dix Hills, New York, United States
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Expensive, lacking attention to basic needs of guests.. 1. I took a suite. Nice layout but maid service for daily care and evening turndowns very erratic and disappointing. Requested several times for early making up of room and 7pm turn down. Until 4th day, requests went unnoticed. 2. We had two TV sets that incoming signal would freeze and you...

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

Dear Howard D, Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am very sorry to hear that the hotel was a disappointment to you. The TV issue we are having is one we are well aware of and are in the midst of rectifying. I do believe our Front Desk Manager met with you regarding the issues...

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: RM2,276 - RM6,996 (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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“deluxe rooms are in hotel all suites are in cottages radiatiing out from hotel left and right - all have beach front views”
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“Suites overlooking the ocean and with a private plunge pool, covered rooftop gazebo and amazing views”
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“Do not get a room too far from main building...but not too close either!”
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“Ground floor rooms with porches allow easy beach access”
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“Stay in a room away from the main hotel for a more intimate/quiet experience. Watch out for sand fleas and mosquitoes.”
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  • View from the roof deck of our suite
  • Complimentary planters punch on arrival enjoyed on our lovely terrace.
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