I needed 1 night at a place to stay before my 2 week at my time share. Since I know this property is close to where I stay; I booked it at a great rate through Expedia for about $100 a night.
Well I should have known better…
Arriving at the main reception building; you are greeted by friendly staff in a new building with a beautiful view of the Simpson Bay. Below is a large pool - simply amazing.
However; my room; with little directions on how to get there (go up there; turn left; go up a hill; turn right; then another right) or something like that… was NOTHING like what I had hoped for.
It seems someplace - up a hill; make a few turns; etc - are some very old buildings. My room; with 1 small window which looked upon the generator and fuel tanks; was nasty.
Yes; it needed upgrading. But even so; it was a terrible room. The lay-out was so terrible; that you actually had to step over the end table to reach the bathroom.
The bathroom was dirty; in need to new caulking around the shower and sink. It was one of the worst rooms I have stayed in.
Had my flight not been late getting in; and I dinner reservations with friends; I would have demanded something better.
Thank goodness it was only for 1 night. I feel terrible for anyone who made this their vacation spot for any length of time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on a hillside overlooking Simpson Bay, one of the most popular spots on St. Maarten, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina is a peaceful Mediterranean-style holiday village offering comfortable suites and all the services guests could possibly need during their Caribbean vacation. With a sheltered private beach, five pools and colorful gardens full of bougainvillea, hibiscus and Allamanda, Simpson Bay Resort & Marina is a captivating island hideaway where you can enjoy the best family vacation ever. A varied activity program, tennis courts, a spa, water sports, dining and evening entertainment make it a favorite with visitors of all ages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Simpson Bay Resort And Marina
- Simpson Bay Resort & Marina Hotel Simpson Bay
- Simpson Bay Resort & Marina St. Maarten-St. Martin