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Hotel La Plantation
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Delran, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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“Charming and spacious”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The hotel rooms were more like free standing villas. I was surprised by how big the room was, it was more like an apartment. There was a kitchen, a living area, and a terrace for sitting. The WIFI was very weak at my room, which was very close to the office. That was my only gripe. The best part is that this place includes a free breakfast and it's a substantial one. Not just coffee and croissants, like some other local hotels. I'll definitely come back here. I'd just like some WIFI in the room please.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winter Garden
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Hotel reception manager, Lisette, was absolutely wonderful and exceeded our expectations. We had a few minor problems with electrical service outages, but she was adept at handling our concerns. The hotel was a little difficult to find at first-- better signage would certainly help. The hotel is built into side of mountainous terrain, so accommodations are on several levels and not easily accessible by anyone who has problem with climbing. Once we reached our room , there were steep stone stairs with no handrail walking down to the entrance to the room. We were upgraded to a suite, which was wonderful -- vaulted ceilings , kitchenette, large bathroom with walk in shower. The in room safe was in the cabinet underneath the bathroom sink and was very difficult for us ( 65 +) to access. We had to get down on our knees and practically climb in to use the safe. Our bed was encircled with mosquito netting, which was definitely a necessity. The included breakfast was the same each day, croissants were delicious , but got monotonous after the fourth day. We enjoyed our stay but probably would not choose this one again. Would recommend for
younger people.

  • Stayed April 2014
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1 Thank Joyce C
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Canada
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Great location just off Orient beach, nestled on a hill overlooking the bay in a neighbourhood of villa's. Nice to be able to walk to the beach and retire to your own patio surrounded by lush gardens and panoramic views in a quiet setting. Our room had a full size fridge and kitchen, huge bathroom and shower to match.Hotel stay includes beach chairs and umbrellas at choice of three locations on Orient beach. Big supermarket down the road came in handy and a five minute drive into Grand Case to visit the LoLo BBQ stands for a great deal on a meal and some of the finest dining restaurants in the Carribean. Do not limit yourselves to all inclusives on this Island, the food is outstanding and the included breakfast at La Plantation was no exception. For what has become a highly developed, busy Island this hotel offers a tranquil ambiance, if it's grand luxury and glamour your looking for, or a raving party spot, move on. For those that prefer the laid back relaxation of the Carribean than I highly recomend. We rented a car from the airport for our entire stay, probably paid for itself with savings by being able to stock our fridge and bar at will. Relativley safe to travel the Island and visit the towns, although we never ventured beyond Grand Case at night, winding roads heavily travelled by everything on wheels, lanes and speed are just a suggestion. Been to the Carribean and surroundings over 20 times, I have found my spot.

Room Tip: Only stayed in one room and it was great. Some rooms high up hill and car came in handy, Others are...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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The Villages, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We have stayed at his little piece of paradise for 10 summer now. It is a charming small hotel with a beautiful view Orient Bay. The staff is outstanding, always helpful and like a family. The rooms are well maintained and clean. Lush gardens surround each villa where you will see cute little humming birds. You are within walking distance to both the beach and the cute village with restaurants and bars. Although almost everyone speaks English you are feel like you are in a quaint French town. Breakfast is awesome as are the two lovely ladies who great you with a beautiful smile each morning. Although my husband and I go for a romantic getaway each year I would be perfect for a large family since the villas have three adjoining rooms which can be opened up. The other past reviews say it all! If you are looking for a modern, sleek "American" property this is not it...this is a charming small hotel with great service and terrific location. It is as close to perfect place as you will ever be! I do recommend renting a car since it is a well worth it drive from the airport, but you will also want the car to go to restaurants in Grand Case as well as shopping in Phillipsburg or Margot ( you cannot get lost the main road circles the island).

Room Tip: All rooms have a view with the gardens, ask for a room with a view of the bay. All upper level room...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

The lovely D and I spent 16 days on St. Martin, and inhabitants of Hotel La Plantation (HLP). It was our fourth stay at La Plantation. Two words come to mind........charming, as in the overall look and ambience of the hotel, and location, as in juxtaposition to Orient Village and the sea. Nestled in the hills overlooking Orient Bay, the HLP bungalows are surrounded by lush, beautiful plant life; all have porches, and our favorite is on the upper level to get the panorama take of the Caribbean. We recommend a suite, which has a separate bedroom. HLP is a well-maintained hotel and could not be better situated. Staff are very helpful and our daily breakfast around the pool was a grand way to start each day (though I do wish they would bring back the self-serve coffee machine with all ways to have a coffee). As to closeness to Orient Village and the beach; there are five beach restaurants/bars that sit right on the beach, and another 6 delightful restaurants in the village itself. This, my friends, is travel at its easiest. Orient beach may be the finest collection of sand on St, Martin. To be clear, this is the French side of the island, so be prepared for delightful food in general, and of course baguettes in particular. Charme et son emplacement!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Just came back from a six night stay at the plantation and had a nice relaxing stay in a quiet, well manicured resort in orient beach. Beautiful rooms..2 minute walk to orient beach..gated resort that is as safe as can be with 24 hour security. The front desk staff and manager are always available and eager to please. The gardeners are always trimming branches and always seen manicuring the property bright and early in the morning. The breakfast buffet is plentiful every morning with a great variety of eggs,,cheeses,,cold cuts, cereal,fruits, fruit salad , spreads and coffee and comes with the room ..so it's free. This is good because you most probably won't need to eat until dinner so you can enjoy more time on the beach with just a snack. Also the restaurant has great food and a nice bar where u can enjoy a nice glass of wine in a relaxing atmosphere before bedtime.
There is also a public computer in the lobby just in case you decide not to bring your laptop and it's always available. the rooms are clean spacious and the beds are comfortable with a spacious balcony with great views of orient bay. This hotel is a hidden gem if you are looking for a relaxing stay in french st martin. Enjoy your trip...

Room Tip: Select an upper level room Bring an adaptor to plug in your devices.the outlets are European. They...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Mamaroneck, New York
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Rooms are very large, nice surroundings and very calm. You can easily walk to the beach and the place of the village ( where the restaurants are). Sine Orient Bay is. A private area, you feel secure wherever you're.
Nice breakfast in the morning. Not a lot of services during the day and Wifi does not work well in the rooms ( available at the reception and near the swimming pool though)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel La Plantation
Address: C5 Parc de La Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel La Plantation 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the north Atlantic coast of St Martin in the heart of the beautiful Orient Bay Resort, LA PLANTATION voted one of the best small hotels in the Caribbean, features St Martin’s most popular beach with its 3 mile stretch of white sand and turquoise waters. Hotel LA PLANTATION unites French West Indian Charm the comfort of modern amenities and personalised service.17 Stylish colonial villas are set amidst 7.5 acres of tropical gardens. A harmonious blend of luxurious palms, banana trees, bougainvilliers , hibiscus and alamanda encircle the Creole coloured villas capped with shingled roofs. Each ground floor villa comprises one suite and 2 studios which maybe rented separately or combined through interior, connecting doors. The atmosphere is decisively exotic, guest rooms are tastefully decorated in warm colours and original art work. The large terraces are cooled by the trade winds and offer for the upper level categories panoramic views over the bay, surrounding islands and the marine reserve. ... more   less 
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