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Came here on vacation and were told that our stay was upgraded to Cabana room. What a disaster! Huge cockroaches 5-6cm length crawling down the towels, mirror, walls. My husband was killing them right and left. But that wasn't even the worst part of stay.... Friday and Saturday night the DJ parties were blasting loudly music until 2 am, causing me to have severe migraines followed by vomiting. When my husband came out to talk to the manager, he was told nothing can be done until it's over. If u throw parties, hotel should never put guests into the cabana. People come on vacation and not being able to sleep and relax at night bits the purpose of such vacation and complete ruins it.The only positive of la playa orient bay hotel is its proximity to wonderful beach and an amazing la playa cafe with succulent food for lunch ( never had dinner there).I would never recommend this place for couples or families with kids or anyone who wishes to have a resting nights.
The hotel is a little old, the beach full of seaweed and without privacy, breakfast poorly, generally speaking French and feels they are nationalists. The pool and garden generally beautiful. Manager help in general if you need anything. Recommended for retired quiet and nothing exciting. Prices are very high. Food was little and poor quality.
The La Playa was the closest hotel we could get to the beach. And although it was nice, there were a few things that we didn't like.The staff was not all that friendly. They sometimes acted like it was a pain to have to stop and answer a question or make you a drink. We were not informed that all the outlets in the rooms are European. So we could not use any of our appliances. They did provide a very cheap and ill fitting adapter to charge our phones. On our last night there, all the power went out and we were left in the dark. We finally left the hotel and returned later to find they had placed 2 very small votive candles in our room while we were gone. On our first morning, we went out to the beach and chose beach chairs. Immediately, a guy came over and said we could not sit in them. They were reserved for locals, cruise ship people, or people that pay for them, and since we were staying at the hotel, we had to sit in the chairs at the back. He was quite nasty about it and made us feel like we were inferior somehow.The continental breakfast in the morning was wonderful. Outside seating with wonderful croissants and fruit. And Orient Beach is a beautiful beach to stay on. Next time I would choose to walk a little farther and stay at a different place!
Unlike any other beach visit. We stayed on the other side of the island, so we rented a car and drove to Orient Bay beach's La Playa Club for the day. For $10 each, you get a lounge chair and umbrella on the beach. With that comes, wifi, a restroom, and access to the restaurant and bar. What a great time!! We hung out for hours on this beach. The folks at La Playa offered great service bringing drinks and lunch to our "spot." One of the highlights of our entire vacation. Highly recommended!
It seems that with all of the information and photos available on the internet that decisions can become more difficult and confusing...not easier.the decision to stay at La Playa was the correct one.the location is excellent for Orient Bay...probably the best with the closest walk to the beach and a very pleasant presence right on the beach with a bar and restaurant.The serving staff are very friendly and we enjoyed our dinner there on the first night of our three night stay.We stayed in a Premium Suite because the photos on the website made it appear to be updated decor...we were correct and it was a good choice of rooms with a comfortable king sized bed and basic kitchen. It was however the furthest from the beach. That being said, don't expect an ocean view from any of the rooms. This is typical of accommodation anywhere right in the Orient Bay Village.The only complaint is that there were loud gurgling sounds from the plumbing in the middle of the night that woke us up. Need to fix that team!Also special kudos to Kelly at the front desk who was extremely friendly, smart and eager to please the guests.We would definitely return to La Playa
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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- 28 rooms in two 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant and 1 a la carte restaurant (International, Local)
- Beach bar
- Room service
- 2 outdoor pools
- Shopping on-site (Beachwear shop, Designer boutique, News/bookstand, Souvenir gift shop)
- A range of watersports available
- 1 king bed or 2 king beds
- Ceiling fan
- Sitting area
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Internet access
- In-room safe
- Balcony or Patio
- Bathroom with shower
- Max occ 4 up to 3 adults
For the Kids - Babysitting service (fee), Kids' menu
Romance Bonus! - Honeymooners receive a bottle of sparkling wine. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.
Meal Plan - 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners availible for US $120 per person(reserve before departure and pay directly to the hotel)
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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L'HosteSaint Martin,Saint Martin
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116 Parc de la Baie Orientale BP 5146, Orient Bay 97071 St. Maarten-St. Martin
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