Palm Court Hotel
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The nice gardens and quiet pool setting saved our vacation! Having read about Orient Bay having such a great beach I was absolutely disappointed by what we saw and we preferred being at the hotel's small pool instead of going down to the beach. The ocean was great for surfers (mostly kite surfers) but bathing was barely possible or enjoyable. The beach was absolutely crowded (equally bad as Italian Riviera) and it did not feel like being in the Caribbean at all! Our room was very spacious and extremely clean, compliments to the staff! Breakfast was served by the pool in a nice setting, but the selection of food was a little poor, and it would have been nice to get some more variation (different sorts of bread, sandwich spread or other fruits) during the week and you had to pay extra for i.e. egg or omelette etc. In summary: Very nice hotel, but some areas (breakfast and bar) could be improved.
My husband and I have been coming to St. Maarten almost every year since 1994 and have stayed a bunch of places...and Palm Court is our new favourite. A 3 minute stroll to Orient Beach, right through Orient Village which features about 9 restaurants (with 6 being fancier) for dinner and grocery stores for daytime supplies; etc. A very chill place! The rooms are all updated and super clean (and I am a germaphobe!) with excellent wifi and satellite tv for when you need a nap from a day lounging on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Anna who runs the office is fantastic, super friendly and helpful. The staff who run the breakfast are wonderful. The staff who take of the rooms and property are wonderful. The place is made up of 28 units in all: We chatted with lovely folks from all over the world over breakfast. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing beach week (and are not into the all-inclusive scene) then consider Palm Court! For your reference: Most dinners at the area restaurants for two ran 100 Euros. Breakfast is included with the hotel and lunches are easy in the beach as there are tons of places to grab food if you choose not to pack your own cooler. Two beach chairs with an umbrella run about 20 dollars US but Palm Court also has access some beach chairs at a couple of bars on the beach.
I would like to start off saying, "I love the island of St. Maarten", especially the french side. But having said that, Palm Court was just "alright". I was hoping to have a facility that was customer service friendly and accommodating. NOT THE CASE. The breakfast that is so called 'included", is basically a lot of cards/ bread and low quality deli ham. They also require you to eat right there at the pool deck. We were actually approached by Anne and was asked NOT to take food back to your room and that we can only have what you consume at the pool. Terrible service and rude in my opinion. My husband and I was hoping to be able to cook small meals in our room, maybe an egg or two. NOT THE CASE,the kitchenette consists of a working microwave, fridge, plates and silverware. They have range like contraption but nothing to cook with. However to their benefit, you may purchase a couples of eggs for $6 dollars to add to the slice of ham and bread. The room was decent, but the bathroom did not have a shower curtain, causinf water to get on the floor while showering. Last but not least, the beachfront bars/restaurants that they are" partnered" with make you pay for a cushion and also make you sit in designated area for hotel guests. However, if you do not want to be treated like a second class citizen, you may PAY for a cushion/chair and umbrella in a better location a fee. Not to mention, you dare to bring your favorite refreshment to the supposedly included chair and umbrella, they require to buy food and drinks for them only. Which mean more money more money. For all of that I could have and definitely WILL rent a house or condo. I should have known that the price was too good to be true. I would rather pay triple then to get nickeled and dimed to death!
I have been to St. Martin many times. I had never stayed at Palm Court but it had such wonderful reviews, we thought we'd give it a try. The Hotel exceeded my expectations! We were greeted by Ann, the Hotel Manager. She is wonderful. It is a relatively small hotel and the guests mingle at breakfast by the pool. The rooms are clean and very large. The bathroom is so nice!! The property is great...pool, lounges, towels, they even had electrical converters for us to borrow. The beach is a 3 minute walk as well as some shops and restaurants. Finally you can't beat the price! We are definitely going back to Palm Court.
This was an excellent hotel with helpful and pleasant staff and free wifi. The room was clean and an easy walk to a beautiful beach and shopping. Night life was pleasant with choices of excellent restaurants. Getting a taxi was a challenge so reserve one the day before if needing to get back to the airport.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- 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
- Items of a personal nature
- Full American buffet breakfast daily
- Beachfront lunch daily at choice of 5 restaurants: Bikini, Kakao, Coco, Kontiki, or Waikiki
- Theme buffet or a la carte dining nightly at 4 restaurants: gourmet dining at l'Astrolabe, poolside at Cafe Plantation, beachside at Bikini Beach restaurant, buffet at Atlantis casino(includes transportation)
- Mini-fridge stored with soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors
- Selected non-motorized water sports
- Discount booklet including $10 casino chips for the Atlantis Casino
- 26 suites in a 3-storey building
- Pool at St-Tropez next door
- Lounge chairs and beach umbrellas at Orient Beach
- Snorkeling equitment
- Boogie board
- Sea mats
- ceiling fan
- 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
- bathroom with shower
- small living area
- radio alarm clock
- in room safe
- balcony or terrace with garden view
Resort Location Map
Palm Court HotelSaint Martin,Saint Martin
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Parc de la Baie Orientale Parc de la Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150 St. Maarten-St. Martin
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