Ratings based on 270 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Bronx, NY

Very nice hotel and amenities

Posted Jul 22, 2014
Pros: Beautiful grounds and entrance. Very nice pool and amenities. Very good breakfast buffet. Great staff.
Cons: Although we don't watch much TV on vacation, the reception could be improved as we experienced some outage, especially during some world cup games.
Location: A little secluded if someone doesn't drive, but we did. Close to Grand Case for someone who likes to sample different restaurants like we did.
A very nice hotel with an equally nice beach where we relaxed on the lounge chairs with or without an umbrella all courtesy of the hotel. The infinity pool was just as inviting. The grounds were well kept with all kinds of plants that would provide a meal to the local iguanas, some of them large and not too shy. The food was excellent with a great breakfast buffet. As I always say, the people make the difference and they were great, we spent a beautiful week there.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Monroe, NY

A cultural oasis

Posted Jul 21, 2014
Pros: The staff, the grounds, the pool and whirlpool bath.
Cons: The food is very expensive.
Location: The capital city of Marigot has an interesting market on Wednesday mornings, there is tarpin fishing about the island, and there are beautiful art gal
This is our second time at the Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, now the Riu Palace. We were thrilled to be greeted by the same staff, including the lovely, vivacious, informative and hospitable Beatrice, David, Sunshine, and many others. The grounds are exquisite, the swimming pool is spectacular, and the whirlpool was wonderful for my lower back. The food was delicious and artfully prepared but expensive, as it is all over the island. I chose to go to St. Martin because it offers a culturally different environment, and I am able to speak French. I trust that the new owners will make the resort even more grand, and more affordable.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location.

Posted Jul 9, 2014
This hotel is one of best on island. Great breakfast buffet. Wonderful food at restaurant. Super friendly service at reception desk. Only downfall is the mosquitoes.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Experience

Posted Jul 1, 2014
Cons: Dinner service at times had waiters moving slowly, or in charge of too many tables.
Location: Very quiet and tranquil beach location, surrounded by green mountains. Perfect for just being at hotel if you don't want to explore the island.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from San Juan

Disappointing stay

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: the gardens were well maintained as was the pool and beach.
Cons: the female staff, the rooms a big face lift and the choice of restaurant only one for dinner.
Location: the best things were going to the Dutch side so will stay there the next time.
The hotel has great potential if the remodel it because is a nice property, but the rooms are updated, it had a humid musty smell, need it more cleaning and a really bad service from the female staff on the property. We talk to a female employee at the front desk about how hot the air conditioning was she told me it was controlled by the computer and she will lowered 2 degrees, when I got to the room later that day the temperature on the room was a little better but still hot for our taste, call guest service to let them know about it the woman who answered was very rude she told me thats the best they can do and if I did not like it I had to wait until monday for someone to come and program the computer (every word in a harsh tone), the same computer they lowered 2 degrees on (stupid excuse) so saturday was my last night we were leaving on sunday could not wait until monday for the air conditioner programer. The female servers at the restaurant were not nice, they were doing things as if they were doing it as a favor. This was a waste of my money and time, the only good thing the hotel has is the bartender on the beach bar he gave us a great service the 3 day we were there he is a really good person.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Tim from St. Petersburg, Florida

Peaceful and quiet

Posted Jun 19, 2014
Pros: Quiet and peaceful and tucked away behind the mountains with a very private beach.
Cons: Restaurant quality and choice could be improved and resort could use some updating.
Location: Everything is relatively close all the best dining on this culinary endowed Island. Beautiful family and more private beaches are close by.
Out of the main traffic and excitement and a nice hotel to get away from everything yet still close to Grand Case for the restaurants and to Marigot for shopping. Great beaches only 5 minutes away. This is not the place i would recommend to eat dinner at but for lunch and the free buffet breakfast it would be fine.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

great hotel

Posted Jun 10, 2014
great hotel great stuff clean rooms , good location
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from florida

Posted Jun 2, 2014
Great location to some of the best resturants in St Maarten. The hotel needs a slight upgrade but the view and pool are wonderful. Definitely go off property for meals.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Wonderful vacation

Posted May 30, 2014
Second time to stay at this location, the staff are great, some of the same staff that were there over two years ago are still here which says a lot about management. The place is a dream, one of the best spots on the island, stayed 6 nights but was not ready to go home, next time will push our stay to 9-10 nights :). Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kris

Nice Resort & Excellent for Vacation.

Posted May 30, 2014
We spent three nights and 4 days in this resort. While it is little far off from airport, we like the resort and its reach to a private beach. Excellent service and we had real good time.