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“Unforgettable (in a good way)”
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Le Guanahani
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Hollywood, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Unforgettable (in a good way)”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Stayed for 5 days and it was one of the best experiences I've ever encountered... Everyone was extremely friendly from the time they picked us up at the airport until the time we departed...The food was fantastic as well... We hung on the beach most of the time, which had a lot of seaweed floating up, but it really wasn't a big deal. The hotel gym isn't big, but there's more than enough equipment to do what you need and the trainer was very knowledgeable... The scenery was fantastic as well and the room was very clean. Loved hanging out on the porch overlooking the water, especially at night... The stars looked vast and illuminant and with the waves crashing, it was unbelievably romantic... Overall, it was a perfect trip and I'd go back again and again!

Room Tip: Try and get a room that overlooks the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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saintbarth97133, General Manager at Le Guanahani, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear Todd e,

It is a great pleasure to read your nice review, we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience at hotel Guanahani & Spa on trip advisor.
We are delighted that you enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the location. Your compliments are our greatest rewards.
We cannot wait to welcome you back soon in your Caribbean paradise.

Kindest regards,

Martein van Wagenberg
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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

My partner and I spent 7 nights in April 2014 at Hotel Guanahani. We absolutely loved our visit. We did a lot of research on hotels and chose Hotel Guanahani because of several factors...beautiful beaches, pool, restaurants on site, beach bar, beach attendants, lovely rooms with great views. We were not disappointed...it was the right choice for us. The service from all of the staff was top notch. We were met at the airport by a driver from the hotel. Our entire week was so enjoyable. We had a rental car and were able to explore the island and shop in Gustavia at our own pace. The hotel has wonderful amenities...a week of pure bliss! We will definitely return.

Room Tip: A view of the sea was a "must have" for us.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MiamiDalmata
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saintbarth97133, General Manager at Le Guanahani, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Dear Dalmata,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Hotel Guanahani & Spa on Trip Advisor.
The support of our guest is the most precious recognition we can receive. Please, be assured that I have taken great care in relating your compliments to the entire team of the hotel.
It is with much pleasure that we are waiting to welcome you back very soon to your Caribbean home.
Martein van Wagenberg
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

My wife and I have been coming to St Barths for 6 years and for the last 5 years will only stay at Hotel Guanahani! From our arrival thru departure we always experience the best in service, attitude, cuisine and accommodations. During our most recent stay we found our suite was newly renovated, very clean and comfortable with an unbeatable view of the ocean and beach. The grounds are kept impeccably clean and offer gym, tennis, beachfront and spa treatment. The atmosphere and attitude of the staff is sophisticated yet relaxed. It's evident everyone is well trained and accommodate's to all cultures. Do not miss dining at Barto; we've dined at some of the top restaurants in the world and this ranks as one of our favorites!

Room Tip: Please inquire about the Spree Package.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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saintbarth97133, Directeur général at Le Guanahani, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear DaveandJ,

Greetings from our sunny island
Thank you very much for this great review and for taking the time to publish on the Hotel Guanahani & Spa
I am most grateful for your loyalty and I am delighted to read that you enjoyed a great service and a very good experience upon each of your stay with us. This will encourage us to do even better upon your return.
We look forward to welcome you back very soon.

Martein van Wagenberg
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights, 6 days in Hotel Guanahani for our honeymoon. EVERYTHING was spectacular. Since the moment we arrived in the ferry was pleasant. The location, hotel, food, service, rooms, cleanliness, spa, honestly, everything was amazing. We booked the 'Lune De Miel' for our stay, and everyday we had a gift in our room, one couples massage, one free dinner in one of the restaurants (Bartolomeo is outstanding) a bottle of champagne was also included and to top it; we had a car everyday!!! The beach from the Hotel is relaxing and beautiful, while I focused on my tan, my husband used all the watersports available. We were able to visit almost all of the beaches in the island, the restaurants around the island are fantastic. Overall, it was the best money we have spent! We can't wait for our anniversary to go back!!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are great! We stayed in a suite in front of the beach and it was AMAZING - no pool, but it...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Stephanie V
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saintbarth97133, Directeur général at Le Guanahani, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Stephanie V,

Thank you very much for your precious recommendation on Trip Advisor and for choosing the Hotel Guanahani & Spa for your honeymoon. This is exactly what we wish for our guests and that is the reason why all of us are trying to “go out of the way” to achieve that.
I wish you all the best from St Barths and hope to welcome you back very soon for your anniversary.

Martein van Wagenberg
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Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

A fantastic stay for a week. This hotel is one of the best and most relaxing I have stayed at. The overall feeling was one of “Thomas Crowne Affair Island retreat”. This is a top hotel in St Barts so it is not be cheap. We found the Spree package to be extremely good value as it included car hire, spa vouchers and breakfast plus one other meal a day. We’ll be going back at some time.

The rooms.
We had interconnecting rooms as our 2 children are now 13 and 11. The beds are great, excellent views, Lavazza coffee pod machine in the room. The TV seemed Ok but we didn’t use it other than to see what there was. The English language TV was US centric. The toiletries are Clarins. Some have plunge pools but ours did not.
The restaurants - The Indigo and beach bar. Breakfast is in the beach/pool restaurant (Idnigo) and was well put together. The same restaurant is also used for the lunch and beach bar menu is the same. Interesting choice of foods with some excellent dishes of international and local cuisine. My favourite is the poached lobster starter. We only ate at the main restaurant (Bartolomeo) twice in the evening and those dishes were also excellent.

Gym and Watersports
A great mix of high end cardio machines, weight machines and free weights in an air conditioned gym right on the beach. The non motorised watersports are free and at the time we stayed they had a couple of paddle boards, about 10 sailboards including some small 3.5m sails for the children. 5 Canoes and loads of snorkel gear. The lagoon is a nature reserve so snorkelling is easy and interesting for a few hours. You might want to take your own water shoes.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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saintbarth97133, Directeur général at Le Guanahani, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear BHBPCP,

Wow, What a Great Review ! Those are the first words which came to my mind when I read your article. Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience at Hotel Guanahani & Spa. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed all the facilities of our Hotel : rooms, restaurants, watersports, fitness…We could not have wished for a better description.
I hope to welcome you back very soon to Hotel Guanahani & Spa.

Martein van Wagenberg
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Came to St. Barth's for the first time last year and stayed at Hotel Guanahani. We liked it so much we came back again this year and were not disappointed. As some of the other reviews say, the property is beautiful, rooms are very comfortable and spotless(!!!) and the location is great (nice beach!) however the staff is really what puts the Guanahani on the top of our list.

We were pleasantly surprised when at least three of the team members remembered us from last year. Stephanie at the beach bar is an absolute gem. Anthony from beach dining was our waiter last year (now supervisor), and even Mael from the watersports desk remembers that our friend liked wind surfing lessons! All around great service by the beach for chairs, thatched umbrellas, kayaks, SUPs, towels, etc. so you can just relax and enjoy the view!

Even the basic rooms are very nice and if you can splurge for one of the suites with either an ocean view or private pool, as our party did you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Even the basic room we stayed in last year was very nice and if you can splurge for one of the suite...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank scotts343
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saintbarth97133, Directeur général at Le Guanahani, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Scotts343,

Thank you very much for sharing your marvelous experience at Hotel Guanahani & Spa.
We strive to provide excellent services and make each of our guests feel like home. I will make sure that everyone from our team will hear your kind words, especially Stephanie at the Beach Bar, Anthony and Mael.
It is with much pleasure that we are waiting to welcome you back very soon to your Caribbean 5-star Hotel.

Martein van Wagenberg
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Everything needed for a pleasant stay is available. Lovely 2 beaches one sandy and another half sandy with a much appreciated slight wind, 2 bays to swim and snorkel with turtles, chairs, towels and umbrellas, beach service, kayaks and other sea equipment available free of charge, great breakfast buffet, 2 good restaurants, friendly staff, a kids club, a gym, a shop, a spa,... Rooms are spacious, clean, nicely decorated with free Evian bottles every day, and free anti mosquitos, in the closet you'll find as well beach towels and umbrellas should wish to go to a public beach (loved the latter details). Wifi is free of charge but unfortunately, it is probably the only negative point in this hotel as it is slow and we could hardly connect particularly around 7pm when all guests are back to their rooms. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this hotel more particularly for families with kids.

Room Tip: The first 2 days we stayed in rooms 58 and 59 with an amazing view on Marigot Bay. But they are far...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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saintbarth97133, Directeur général at Le Guanahani, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Tanmouss,

I am very delighted to read your very nice review. Thank you very much for taking the time to write on Tripadvisor about your experience at Hotel Guanahani & Spa.The support of our guests is the best recognition we could receive and we highly value your recommendation on Tripadvisor.
We already look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hotel Guanahani & Spa.

Martein van Wagenberg
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Property: Le Guanahani
Address: Lieu Dit grand Cul de Sac, 97133, St. Barthelemy (Formerly Hotel Guanahani & Spa)
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Region: Caribbean > St. Barthelemy > Grand Cul-de-Sac
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Grand Cul-de-Sac
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Hotel Class:5 star — Le Guanahani 5*
Number of rooms: 67
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