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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found the Esmeralda to be a very quiet and comfortable setting, The suites were very well kept. We did have a problem with the shower draining slowly which was eventually corrected. It really had little impact on our stay. The staff could not do enough for you and went over and beyond for us. We left our credit card...

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we thank you very much for all your great comments

New York
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great resort! So pleasantly surprised by this place! Loved staying here and would definitely go back. The food was great, servers were helpful. Concierge service went above and beyond. We needed a doctor while there and they booked and had him come to our room. So very helpful. Only bad experience was minimal and not worth going into as the...

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we thank you very much for your comments

Holmdel, New Jersey
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Pros: Stayed in superior room category. Rooms are large and clean. A/C worked well. Wifi worked well in rooms and at beach bar. Very nice sandy beach with free beach lounge chairs. Beach was never crowded even when cruise ships were in town. Coco beach bar had decent food for lunch. Some of the other beach bars further down the...

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we thank you very much for your comments. we try to accommodate you all together.

Buffalo
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was our first time in St. Martin, and we couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to escape together and connect. This is not a traditional resort in the sense of organized activities, spacious common areas, open food and drink, or contrived ambiance. We had heard it described as a place for self-sufficient adults, and that is an excellent...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Esmeralda after spending 5 nights on the Dutch side of the island. As soon as we pulled into the property we looked at each other and said, "oh man, we should have stayed here the whole time!" The French side of the island is without a doubt the more beautiful side. 360...

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Marlboro, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My husband and I have visited Orient Bay for years but this was our first time at Esmeralda and we were so thrilled!! The resort is low-key, very pretty and steps from the beach. Our room was very comfortable and clean. The air conditioning worked well and there was plenty of hot water (an issue we had in the past...

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we appreciate your comments we thank you very much for your kind visit

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The major reasons for not giving this resort a five star rating are in the details. On the positive side this resort -Conveniently adjacent to the best part of the Orient Bay Beach -A very friendly and helpful staff who immediately addressed all requests -A very comfortable super king-size bed - Each room had access to its own private pool....

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Canton, Ma
Reviewed 4 December 2016

My husband and I just returned from a week at the Esmeralda. We were delighted that our travel agent suggested it. Every aspect of it was better than we expected. The staff, especially Eli at the front desk, Anais the young trainee and Chris the maintenance man deserve top grades for customer satisfaction. They were friendly, efficient and quick to...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We go to St. Martin nearly every year and have stayed at Esmeralda probably half a dozen times. It is a great location, right above the beach. The rooms are nothing fancy, but more than adequate. They seem more like a beach rental than a typical hotel room, nice and casual. Love the small complexes, each having its own pool....

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 22 November 2016

My friend and I stayed at the Esmeralda Resort in mid-November 2016 for 4 nights. Check-in/check-out was simple and hassle-free. The staff in the Reception center was courteous and helpful! Our room was in perfect shape for the stay, with the exception of the missing corkscrew. The Reception center provided one with no hassle at all. Our room was in...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ESMERALDA RESORT, situated on the magnificent white sands of Orient Bay in French St. Martin offers just 65 rooms and suites spread among elegant tropical gardens in 17 villas. Esmeralda is the only four star hotel in St Martin on Orient Beach.Esmeralda's Coco Beach Bar offers beachfront lunch & cocktails. L'Astrolabe, the resort's fine dining restaurant offers French Creole and Continental cuisine. Guests receive dining privileges at 12 + restaurants in Orient Bay. Only minutes to more fine dining,shopping and entertainment. Rooms include a kitchenette, king bed, sitting area and patio. What makes this property so special is it's unique plantation style layout with only four rooms or suites per villa. For privacy, each villa has its own swimming pool and each accommodation has its own private entrance and terrace... Guests may reserve anything from a single superior or deluxe room or a generous sized suite or an entire 3 - 5 bedroom villa. Due to the way this resort in St Martin is situated on the property that is perpendicular to the beach there is limited availability in the two ocean front villas that include the Presidential Suites and deluxe oceanfront rooms. All superior and deluxe rooms include kitchenettes. Suites offer full kitchens and large living rooms. Guests enjoy the peaceful surroundings and a cordial, pampering yet unobtrusive on-site multi-lingual staff prepared to assist with any special needs. Esmeralda offers free use of beach chairs & umbrellas. Each accommodation has a fully equipped kitchenette (suites have fully equipped kitchens including dishwasher), large tile bath with hair dryer plus a 110 outlet for shavers only, color satellite TV, room safe, air conditioning with ceiling fan, daily maid service. All bedrooms have Color TV by satellite (8 channels and video system), telephone, private safe, A/C, ceiling fan, private, furnished terrace, kitchenette with micro wave, electric coffee pot, refrigerator and dishes. SUPERIOR, DELUXE AND OCEANFRONT ROOMS: King or two double beds, kitchenette. Maximum occupancy: 2 people. Superior rooms have garden view and are generally located further from the beach. Deluxe rooms are a bit larger located nearer the pool. Oceanfront rooms are located nearest the beach. SUPERIOR SUITES: Spacious living room and bedroom area with king size four poster bed and full size pull-out sofa bed plus a fully equipped kitchen. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children. PRESIDENTIAL SUITES: Large dining and living room area with full size sofa bed, separate master bedroom with king size colonial bed, TV in living room and master bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, radio/cassette/CD player and fully equipped kitchen. Suite is oceanfront. Maximum occupancy: 4 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esmeralda Resort

Address: Baie Orientale | BP 5141, Orient Bay 97071, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Price Range: €162 - €484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Esmeralda Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Esmeralda Hotel Orient Bay
Esmeralda Hotel Marigot
Esmeralda Resort Marigot
Esmeralda St Martin
Esmeralda Resort St Martin
Renaisance Esmeralda Resort
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“If available, try to get a renovated room”
 of 5 bubbles JWMC, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You can hear your neighbors, no trouble with ours- very polite. Any room closer to the beach is a plus as you walk to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 1posty, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you get a renovated room.”
 of 5 bubbles E9495XSbarbarad, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get close to the beach, but not too close. Anything in the general vicinity of the office is fine.”
 of 5 bubbles 983charlesa, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get close to the beach as possible”
 of 5 bubbles stephenfI6842AC, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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