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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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.

Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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!

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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
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: €496 - €1,739 (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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“Suites overlooking the ocean and with a private plunge pool, covered rooftop gazebo and amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles RichP135, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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  • 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
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