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“Not That Great”
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La Vista Resort
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lambertville nj
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not That Great”
Reviewed 5 August 2005

Ive stayed there the last three year and every year was worse. Last year like usual ther were light buls out in the room and the towl rack fell off the wall in the bathroom. The phone didnt work and when i called the office i got connected to the bar and got a real smart [--] on the line who treated me like an idiot and basicly told me i didnt know how to use a phone. I went down to the bar and confronted him and he couldnt even get the phone to work nice. Last year our roof leake in 3 seprate spots in our bedroom (at 3 am). The decided to move us at 7 pm the following day in a thunderstorm and they didn't offer us any help, so neeedless to say we got wet moving our belongings (outside ) to another room and got soaked. After we moved our security gaurd called our new room to ask us for our key to the old one so "he could go inside to watch tv for the night". The restraunt isn't that good eithier. It was an old unit (pent house) we stayed in. I think since they built the new units on the beach they for got about the old ones. If you pay a maitinance fees wheres the matinance?

  • Stayed November 2004
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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joplin, mo
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2005

Just returned from a week at La Vista. As others have reported, this is a small, quiet and very relaxing resort. The view from the top floors and the infinity pool are wonderful. We arranged a rental car at the front desk. You really need a car to get around and see the island. Go to Nettle Bay for a beautiful and close by beach. The sunsets from Nettle Bay are spectacular. Food at the resort is very good. Also try Banana's in Simpson Bay for the best key lime pie in the Caribbean. Driving is relatively easy and is on the right side of the road. The locals drive pretty wild but you get used to it. The resort is very clean and well maintained. We had a penthouse unit and it is roomy with all the amenities. Only one complaint...the beds are BRUTAL. I guess a hard mattress lasts longer, but come on folks!!!...give your guests a break and invest in something more comfortable ! We won a free week at the resort in the weekly raffle and will definitely return. A resort this small that is consistently rated an RCI Gold Crown resort will give you a clue as to the overall appeal of La Vista.

  • Stayed July 2005
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14 Thank dmoss
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Reviewed 10 July 2005

We just returned from a weeks visit to the La Vista resort. This is the place to go for a quiet relaxing vacation. The resort is not new but is well maintained. They have also added a new section next to the beach. The view is excellent, especially from the top floors of the older section. They have a small restaurant and bar next to the pool. The food was very good and prices were comparable to other restaurants in the area. The staff was very helpful and took care of all our needs. I highly recommend this resort.

  • Stayed July 2005
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fort worth texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2005

We just returned from our week at La Vista. This is by far the best place we have ever stayed in the Caribbean. The view from our balcony was just awesome, and we found the beach to be "swimmable". It's not as great as many of the other plentiful beaches on St. Martin, however. There was plenty to do on this island. Our room was comfortable and efficient. The view was what you go for. Be sure and visit Bamboo Bernies and Sunset beach bar and grill for 1/2 price burgers on Mondays and $1.00 beer. Orient beach was beautiful, as was Cupecoy. We will be back as soon as we can!

  • Stayed June 2005
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8 Thank kevnbren
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Wayne, New NJersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2005

My wife and I just returned from a glorious week at La Vista Beach Resort.
Our studio was spotless and had all the ammentities one would want. The service was great even though the Outside bar was out of commission. their Hideway Restaurant was great and the staff was excellent and very accomodating about information about the island and anything else. We highly recommend it for both over 50 crowd and people have children.
We loved it and will go back. We also used Unity Car Rental. Rates were great and very nice.
Love St.Martin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dave & cecelia, wayne, n.j.

  • Stayed March 2005
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Reviewed 16 February 2005

The GOOD: great location - casino, restaurants, grocery shop, etc within walking distance. Simpson Bay/Maho/airport 5min drive, Philipsburg - 12min drive (when traffic is not heavy.) Great view from all rooms. It's a small resort, complete opposite of the "mega tourist factories." And plenty of parking spaces right next to your room.
The OK: the room was large, very clean, but not "sparkling." The kitchen appliances and furniture aren't as new as in some other palces. No electronic safe and swipe-card lock for the front door (had to use regular keys for both.) A/C was very loud.
The NOT So Good: there's no beach for swimming. I don't care for the pool (plenty of those back home), so I had to walk to the adjacent resorts (less than 3 minutes walk) or take a short drive to the best beaches on the island. I'm not really complaining, but still it takes time to get there and money to rent beach chairs, etc...

  • Stayed December 2004
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Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2005

We have just returned from our second stay at La Vista. Once again, we found the staff friendly and helpful. The units are well-kept and the location is outstanding with wonderful views. The restaurant is one of the best on the island. Looking forward to returning next winter.

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Property: La Vista Resort
Address: 53 Billy Folly Road | Pelican Key, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — La Vista Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
La Vista Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin
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