Ratings based on 65 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby Eduardo from Miami
Posted Jul 1, 2015 on Hotels
It was impecable. The hotel, the rooms, the service, every little detail was prefect.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Jun 8, 2015
the hotel and stay was everything we expected. Being right of the beach made our stay unforgettable.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from NYC
A Pic-Perfect Location !!!Posted May 26, 2015
Everything was one could dream of to have for vacation at La Samanna, such as the beautiful beach with amazing water, 2 fun pools, pleasant garden with relaxing housing/ rooms with spacious terrace. Staff were very friendly in general. However I felt strongly that the food for both dinner and the breakfast don't worth for the costs. They were good, but as to the costs, they disappointed me. The food was fine but the staff weren't qualities to serve a "fine dining" experience,especially for dinner. The quality of breakfast was rather rough.... need to catch up.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Nice hotel but service needs to be improvedPosted May 19, 2015 on Hotels
Hotel is cozy and room includes a well equipped kitchen. Hotel room is clean, but needed some updated. We enjoyed the hotel and the facilities.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from San Diego, CA
Scenic view, attentive staff, friendly islandPosted Apr 8, 2015
We could not have had a better stay on Saint Martin. The hotel grounds and views are just like the pictures - turquoise waters, clean white sand, Mediterranean architecture. The hotel is well-located on the French-Dutch border, making it easy to get a taxi to anywhere on the island quickly (which the concierge always booked for us). A few extras that made the view and service that much better: the roasted chicken at the beach bar cafe; the watersports staff (30 min jet ski on open water was a delight even for a non-swimmer); evening turn-down service; L'Occitane bath products; gift of a 6" chocolate egg on Easter morning. This hotel far exceeded our expectations.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Schenectady, NY
Posted Mar 14, 2015
Pros: Quite, reserved resort.
Location: Sits on cliffs over looking Bae Longue.
We have stayed in many resorts but La Samanna may be the best.This was our 37 anniversary and so it was wonderful when we were upgraded on arrival to a beautiful suite overlooking the most beautiful beach. The staff was great. Turn down service was fantastic no matter how late we went for dinner.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Poor comfort for a high priced tiny roomPosted Feb 2, 2015
Beautiful property. Staff attentive Room Air conditioner loud . Alarms and noises all night. Mattress, sheets and pillows were awful. Hard bed, stratchy sheets and old flat small hard pillows. Overall a poor value for the overpriced rooms.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Massachusetts
Beautiful, but watch for exchange rate shenanigansPosted Jan 30, 2015
Pros: Visual beauty, location, landscaping, buildings, sea views.
Cons: Don't try to soak Americans by un-transparently taking their dollars at a long out-of-date currency exchange rate other establishments don't use.
Location: On a small island, nothing takes long to drive to. Top restaurants are half an hour away, and others are closer.
We arrived at this truly beautiful place, & got a tour by a helpful staff member. Our suite was spotless, quiet with a gorgeous view of the sea. The lovely landscaping gave privacy to our balcony. A staircase to the roof enabled us to gaze at the stars after dark. A few minor annoyances show that facilities management could be improved: no large sun umbrella in the stand provided for it, broken stops on both adjustable chaise lounges, 1 room ceiling fan that wouldn't work. And the Trellis restaurant food was mediocre yet high-priced, with a disorganized waitstaff. But what spoiled our experience was being put on guard by how this hotel deals with currency. On this French side of St. Martin, prices everywhere are in Euros, sometimes with dollars also shown. Final bills usually show both Euros and dollars. You can choose which currency to pay in cash, or Euros only with a credit card. At 5 different restaurants over 5 days, the exchange rate used on our bills ranged from $1.20=1 Euro to $1.16. Euro charges on my Visa card on the last day (the Euro was falling) came through at $1.14=1 Euro. But La Samanna's menu prices, which they insisted on posting only in dollars, used $1.35=1 Euro, subtly adding 13%, which you had to uncover for yourself. This exchange rate occurred in Apr 2011, Oct 2013, and was last seen briefly in July 2014. At checkout, I was told the hotel only made credit card charges in dollars. I had to insist hard on paying all charges in Euros on my Visa. You, too!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Arlington, VA
Posted Jan 13, 2015
Pros: We had a nice room. The food service staff that provided room service were nice.
Cons: The male concierge staff acted homophobic.
For the room rate charged, the hotel staff, especially the male conceirge, should be much nicer.
for Couplesby Aleksander from Oslo
Perfect location, fallen starPosted Dec 23, 2014 on Hotels
Perfect location, fallen star