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“Good value for money, too bad the hotel is in a pretty bad location...”
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L'Esperance Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
Antibes, France
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Good value for money, too bad the hotel is in a pretty bad location...”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Spacious apartment , rather clean. Some problems with the shower that did not stay at constant temperature. Compared to other St Maarten hotels it is rather cheap but it is not fancy either. The pool is nice and the patio and facade are pretty with flowers. Beware the mosquitoes at night...

  • Stayed February 2012
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4 Thank pjeanne
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Caldwell, New Jersey
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Recently stayed at this sweet little palm and flower covered paradise, with a convenient location near Phillipburg and the airport. This is a beautiful small hotel with a crystalline pool. Timothy, a retired TWA pilot and his lovely wife Patricia, make you feel so welcome; that is always very important to me wherever I travel. The people working the desk were helpful, smiling and professional in everyway. Unlike some other places I've traveled, the WIFI worked! There is ample parking at the hotel. The markets nearby, made the kitchenette really appreciated. I highly recommend this place and it is an excellent value!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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7 Thank Jack M
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Nassau
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2011

Nice friendly little hotel. Very economical. Comfortable suite-style rooms, good TV, kitchenette, fridge, small nice pool, spacious communal lounge – all well decorated. No restaurant but it doesn’t matter. There are Supermarkets down the road. 10 minutes walk is Mark’s Place Restaurant – wonderful Escargots and not so expensive. Five minutes by taxi is The Gingerbread Café at the Belair Beach Hotel a wonderful location looking over the sea and good food.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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4 Thank RobertJNassau
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Montreal, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Really nive hotel and friendly people in a non-toursitic area (about 45 mntes walk from downtown Philipsburg and closest beaches).

No restaurant but close to nice ones and also close to a big supermarket and closer (around the corner) to a smaller one.

Really clean and perfect for the price.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank 3Pingouins
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2011

Just spent a couple days at this lovely hidden little hotel with my son. Although it's off the beaten path, once inside the lobby we discovered this great little gem. All the rooms are built around the pool courtyard - lots of tropical plants and flowers; you feel like you're in a private compound. Everything was very clean and neat and our 2-bedroom had everything we needed (except a hair dryer). The entire staff was incredible- so friendly and accommodating; every question or need responded to with a smile. Having spent the 1st night at a large chain beachfront hotel with not so friendly staff, I will most definitely stay here again if I make another trip to St. Maarten. Try it, you'll like it.

  • Stayed March 2011
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5 Thank snorkler43
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Kingston, Jamaica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2011

My husband and I arrived at this lovely hotel from December 25, 2010-January 8, 2011. Yes the precise location-neighbourhood was a bit of a turn off, but on entering the lobby of the hotel, we got a very relaxed feeling. The front desk staff were courteous, friendly and personable. They responded very efficiently to our needs/requests. The houskeeping staff staff were also very helpful and attentive. We stayed in the 2-b/room and 1-b/room during our time spent there. The bedrooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. The the living room and kitchenette which were appropriately equipped with the relevant utensils.

I certainly would recommend this to anyone and for certain, I intend to stay there on my next visit to St. Maarten.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank luciamatteo11
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Oss, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2011

Our family had our holidays in December 2010 around Christmas time and we stayed in the three room apartment. At arrival we were positively surprised about our booked apartment. The room was spacious, clean and was equipped with all necessary appliances. The mattresses on the beds were soft but were actually pleasant to sleep on despite the fact that we are used to (very) hard mattresses at home.

Personnel were always friendly and were responding directly to any of our needs. The swimming pool was maintained properly as far as we could determine. Around the pool a few sun beds and chairs were available. Wireless internet is available for free and was functioning for 99% of the time when we were there. Recently an extra floor is build on top of the reception and is now serving as a sort of lounge room, equipped with chairs and couches where you can go into “relax mode”. We made use if this room almost every evening after diner, very relaxing.

L’Esperance is situated in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by local houses and nearby are; a few supermarkets, a hospital, a gas station, a beach called Little Bay Beach and the capital city Philipsburg. The location is ideal for anybody who has a rental car and wants to explore the island, like we did. Even if you don’t have a rental car a bus stop is also on walking distance.

All together we had a more than pleasant stay at L’Esperance and we can recommend this hotel to anybody who wants to have an apartment in quit surroundings and wants to have value for money.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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4 Thank Familie_Martens
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Additional Information about L'Esperance Hotel

Property: L'Esperance Hotel
Address: Tiger Road 4 | Cay Hill, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — L'Esperance Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests will experience traditional Creole hospitality in their choice of 22 air-conditioned suites. Hotel L'Esperance is set just below rolling hills. Landscaped gardens, a sundeck and swimming pool invite guests to relax in the Caribbean sun. All suites are equipped with kitchenettes, cable television, and telephones. ... more   less 
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