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Belair Beach Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 February 2010

We have timeshare at Belair, and it never seems to disappoint. We love the staff, they are always so accommodating and friendly. It's a great place for kids. Jody (owner of Jody's Place) sets up many kid friendly contests. This includes sandcastle contests, and most recently a hula hoop contest! The beach is beautiful, always clean. The water is mostly clear. The rooms all have ocean views and are always clean. Belair Beach is one of the best hotels in St. Maarten

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 February 2010

May '09 was our 2nd trip to St. Maarten and Belair Beach Hotel. Both trips were wonderful - rooms spotless - great views.
Very quiet - great for a good getaway for relaxing and "chilling".
Favorite thing about Belair was the Grasshopper staff. We've gotten to know Heidi as well as Rufus the owner. As soon as arrive we go straight to the Grasshopper to say hello - like "best friends" week. Food is great and very reasonable. Several visitors from Divi came over to Grasshopper to eat because the food was so much better.

It took our second visit to get much "cordiality" from the front desk - they were never rude but just didn't go out of their way. But after our second visit would talk with Beulah a lot - either at the desk or in the Grasshopper when she was taking her break.

Definitely need a car to enjoy everything. Taxis are expensive but we met Carlton on our first visit and he took us wherever we needed to go on our second trip - very reasonable. Belair has his information if you need to be taken somewhere.

AND, we're going back this May 2010 and, of course, staying at the Belair.
Counting the days until we get there!

Our favorite restaurant is Tutta Pasta - hidden away in Simpson Bay Yacht Club area. Very small so reservations are recommended. The best Italian we have had since going there. We actually ate there twice while we were there.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2010

We stayed at the Belair Beach Hotel for a week in early December through a timeshare swap via RCI. There were 2 couples. The unit we had was on the first floor, 30 steps from the water. Beautiful location. The unit was clean and the staff was friendly.

There is a weekly orientation Monday mornings, with information on everything to do on the island. Lorna, th activities lady, is wonderful. We booked 3 trips through her desk - a dinner sunset cruise, a snorkel trip on Garfield, and zip-lining. We ate breakfasts at the restaurant there (the Gingerbread) - delicious food for very reasonable prices, and nice service staff. Monday night is a cocktail party at the pool (free) followed by a good barbeque for less than $20/person.

Be aware that the 2nd bedroom is really small.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 December 2009

We stayed here 14 November to the 21st. There were five of us so the one bedroom was a bit small but it worked. The beach is great and Lorna at the activities desk was knowledgeable and friendly! There was free wi-fi even though they say it cost $35 a week, we did not get billed! The place is older but it is kept up well and we would definitely stay here again if we ever return to St. Maarten.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2009

We just got back from st. Martin and as usual had a great time. We stayed at the Belair and I must say we loved it. It is in great need of upgrading and a good paint job. The lobby is not lush. Now you may ask why did I love it? Well for one thing the 25 foot wide sliding doors that even when they are closed make you feel like you are outside with the most amazing view of the ocean. It was also very well equipped. We had a two bedroom (that is all they have) with two bathrooms. My husband had one bathroom and I had the other. The staff is great and helpful. The location of this resort is great. You are 5 minutes from Philipsburg and 15 minutes to the Simpson Bay area.
When you are in St. Martin definitely go to Sunset Beach and watch the planes come in right over your head. I would definitely go back to the unattractive Belair Beach resort.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Belair Beach Hotel

Address: Little Bay Beach | P.O. Box 940, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
Region: Caribbean > St Martin / St Maarten > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
Price Range: €229 - €348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Belair Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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