Hotel La Plantation
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We had booked adjoining rooms - one for me and my husband and the other for our son and his friend (college age). Got there and although we had requested a king room and a room with twin beds - they both had kings. Managed with the futon for my ne boy the first night and Suade made arrangements to have twin beds brought in to the suite the next day. Great customer service from the f not desk.The rooms are in dire need of an upgrade. They are just really tired. There was a tv in our lounge but not one in the bedroom. That was a disappointment but not a deal breaker. The breakfast was fine. The usual petit dejeuner. The resident kitten made it so pleasant. The food staff was blah. I'd say they do not enjoy their jobs. That was unfortunate since we saw them every day several times a day.Be prepared for the walk to the beach. I suggest going down to Bikini Beach Bar for your seats at the beach. They make great drinks and the food is good. The chairs and umbrellas are included in your hotel stay. Only suggestion - update the rooms. I could literally hear the people on the the other side of our bedroom plugging in their appliances in the morning. No insulation at all.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at this hotel during our first vacation to St Martin. This is not a very luxurious feeling hotel but rather quaint and charming with a casual Caribbean vibe. Pros: Reasonably priced, good location (very short walk from the beach), quiet and private rooms/bungalows, plenty of parking including a parking spot right outside your room, a convenient charge card that can be used at many places on Orient Beach for food and lounge chairs, large and clean rooms, nice swimming pool with pleasant lounging area. The hotel was close driving distance from Grand Case and Anse Marcel. The staff members at reception were very friendly and helpful. They upgraded us from a studio to a suite when we arrived so that was nice to have a larger room with seating area and kitchen.Cons: WIFI - my biggest complaint. The wifi service was usually not working and was slow when it was. This applies to the wifi in the room, reception and cafe. And I get that you don't need to be surfing the internet on your beach vacation, but we needed to research activities on the island, email people to coordinate activities like scuba diving etc, keep in touch with the pet sitter back home... We mentioned something to the front desk staff and they admitted it was a problem. They claimed the whole island has bad wifi - maybe, but we got wifi at some cafes we visited. So anyway, just don't plan to have reliable wifi. There was not enough hot water for even one person to take a shower, that was a major bummer. The breakfast was also not great (but it was included so we ate it most days). The fruit at breakfast was not fresh - how is this possible in the Caribbean? The coffee wasn't great either. The breakfast is a pretty typical French breakfast with baguette, decent croissants and jam. Don't bother trying to eat breakfast elsewhere (unless you want to drive to a French bakery like Sarafina) because there aren't many places nearby that serve breakfast and they all serve the same thing.
We have been coming here for years and it is because you cannot go wrong. The ladies at the desk make it worth your while! They are all very charming, sincere, helpful and just wonderful!!! The rooms are clean and contain all you. need to make your vacation enjoyable. There is an ample kitchenette, closets, nice king beds, ironing boards, coffee maker, microwave etc. Beach towels are included and you will have beach chairs, umbrellas and privileges at 5 beaches and restaurants. You just a few blocks to the beach.Buffet breakfast is included and service couldn't be better! Of course there is a huge pool and dinner is served nightly (for a fee). There also plenty of restaurant choices for a short walk. What could be better??
We spent 12 days on this beautiful island and were very pleased with our bungalow with large room and balcony.No, it's not 5 star so everything is not perfect, maybe some painting etc needs to be done.But it has Charme and a real "Caribbean" feel, that's more important to us.Nice swimming area.Short walk to the wonderful beach, and Orient bay, which has a square with several restaurants, most French, one Italian, and a Thai. Prices were high compared to our own country.We rented a car for two days and saw most of the island.I would recommend this to everyone who is surching for a nice small hotel and a relaxing time at the beach on a beautiful island!
We decided on St. Martin this year for a winter get-away. We stayed at Hotel La Plantation on Orient Beach. When we got to the hotel (about a 45 minute cab ride from the airport, depending on traffic - more on that later) we were pleasantly surprised that we were upgraded to a one-bedroom suite. All rooms look over the ocean, but since the beach is a couple blocks away most are more of the garden view variety. The suite had a living room, a kitchen, a bedroom with a king bed, and a private veranda. Very clean. Our second day there we discovered that whenever we turned the water on the circuit breaker would trip and we'd have no electricity. Then we didn't have any hot water. It took a couple of days, but the maintenance staff worked dilligently until it was fixed. We were offered a key to an empty suite so we could at least take a hot shower. At all times the staff was helpful, friendly, and attentive. We didn't eat at the restaurant much, so I can't really review the food. The breakfast buffet was the same every day - typical European continental breakfast fare. The times we did eat there service was a little slow, but you're on vacation, so what's the hurry. The beach is a few blocks away, which worked out well. There are five establishments on the beach that will charge food and beverages back to the room. I recommend Coco Beach - separate review forthcoming on that one. Things to do: The beach is great for a good two mile walk. Lots of water sports if you're so inclined. There is a little market and some finer dining restaurants a few blocks from the hotel. We rented a car one day to tour the island (car rental available at the hotel) - I recommend doing this or getting a bus tour. The island is beautiful, and there are a lot of shops and other beaches. We stopped at Maho Beach to watch the planes land. Driving is interesting. The traffic is extremely congested, but everyone is courteous. Back to the hotel - again, no real complaints - great, friendly service. I would stay here again.
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- 52 rooms
- 1 Pool
- Lounge chair and beach towels (beach/pool)
- 1 Pool
- 1 Bar
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- Restaurant (fee)
- Motorized water sports (fee)
- 1 queensize or 2 twin beds
- Fully-equipped kitchenette
- Bathroom with rain shower, hairdryer
- Balcony or terrace
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- 1 king size bed
- Full bathroom
- In-room safe
- Radio/CD player
- Full kitchen
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Hotel La PlantationSaint Martin,Saint Martin
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C5 Parc de La Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150 St. Maarten-St. Martin
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