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“Splendid spot - with pelican cabaret on the bay”

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The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 December 2013

We spent four excellent nights at the hotel in late November at either end of our cruise on a sailing catamaran around the islands. The suite rooms were very comfortable and we spent splendid breakfast times on our balcony watching the pelicans swooping and diving for fish in the bay outside. The rooms and the maintenance were extremely good and the bed very comfortable. This is a lovely spot with great activity and life to watch with the boats and the sea birds.The swimming pools, shops, and the bars were excellent and the staff always friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed several great meals at the on site restaurants. The one downside was the regularly long queue at the reception desk with a lot of guests in this busy hotel looking for faster service. More slick efficient reception staff are required.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a suite with an ocean view and a balcony
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

I stayed here for a week while on vacation but would not do so again. The staff here are great! Helpful and informative in respects to travel, venues, restaurants, tours, etc. HOWEVER if you run out of towels or toiletries, especially at a certain hour, you're stuck. ROOMS ARE CLEANED ONLY ONCE A WEEK. AND if you would like additional cleanings, they charge $25 with a straight face. Extremely tacky.

Our toilet would not flush and kept backing up. Instead of fixing it, we were told to not put ANY tissue paper whatsoever in the bowl forcing us to have to bring the soiled tissues out into the trash bin in the hallway EACH AND EVERY TIME we used the restroom. Just gross.

As previous reviewers mentioned, the walls are paper thin and you can hear EVERTHING going on above, beside and under your room. It's like the walls are talking.

The staff have their hands tied and are unable to do anything to help, especially after hours.

I would not consider staying here again. It's not as nice as it appears.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay, if you dont mind that your room remain uncleaned for 3 days and before weekend you will be removed from your room because owner is coming. Not very friendly stuff in the internet corner... most unfriendly white american girl. Black are the best here. Very nice especially on the beach area. All near, reataurants, busses. We rented car for 55usd for a day, but no need, you can reach Marigot and Philipsburg taking bus nearby for 1-3usd. Very often coming. Great place to stay for a weekend not longer. The entrance from villas to tge beach a bit complicated, from 3 floor. No place to wash your foots before entering the room. A lot of pelicans on the bay. If you want you room cleaned ask it when checking in. Dont forget deposit 150usd I dont even know if will be refunded. Cheap diamonds. Tax free. Take a lot of money with you. Dinner for 2 60usd with glass of wine. Stone restaurant is the best near the pool area. In market nearby you can by everething and heat it microwave here. Views are beautiful. Try local rum Gusvaberry. Normal price 18 usd, most of the shops sell 22-29usd. Viktoria from Estonia

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

What a beautiful place to stay. We were not expecting such a gorgeous apartment to stay in. We were expecting a hotel room. It had everything including granite counter tops. It made paradise in St Maarten even more beautiful. and every room in the place overlooks the lagoon and beach. Sooo beautiful to wake up to everyday. However they didn't replace the shampoo and conditioner everyday. AND, you pay Timeshare taxes whether you like it or not. I'm sorry, I was not looking for a timeshare. I was looking for a place to stay for two weeks. But unfortunately you find that out after you are there and stuck with it. AND they add a $1 per day to your bill for some charity and you have to tell them to take it off your bill if you don;t actually want to donate to that charity!! Not cool. We ate at the Green House a lot and Loved it every time.

Room Tip: Every room is a good room because they all face the water. Just make sure you get in the NEW buildin...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Nice place with good beach, great Mahi Mahi sandwich at beach bar, cold beer and nice view. Stopped on way back from Anguilla, close to airport and walk to shopping and restaurants. Rooms are clean with nice view from small patio, have fridge and microwave.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Four of us shared a 2 Bedroom at Simpson Bay and loved it. We loved the area, the rooms, the beach and really enjoyed eating at Bon Appetit, Simpson Bay which is right on site and within walking distance the Greenhouse Simpson Bay . Both were wonderful places to eat and we were never disappointed!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

The Villas were outstanding .... recently renovated with granite countertops, comfortable bed and great shower, to name a few of the nice details. View was teriffic, and the staff went out of their way to be sure we were happy & comfortable. Spent the first night in the resort, as the time share was scheduled for saturday check-in. The resort room was terrible; cannot imagine how old it was .... kind of scary, too. Be sure you stay in the Villas only... the best !!

Room Tip: try to get on an upper floor - the views are great.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Billy Folly Road No. 37A, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Region: Caribbean > St Martin / St Maarten > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Price Range: £88 - £238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina, your island hideaway with spacious Caribbean villas for luxury living. The ocean views are incredible and the resort has pools, restaurants and a water sports center. More fine restaurants and stores are just a short walk away in Simpson Bay. This resort is the perfect base for exploring St. Maarten, an island with Caribbean, French and Dutch ambiance. A privileged waterfront setting, with unparalleled location on the shore of Simpson Bay, Enjoy the best views of the Caribbean from your elegant, fully furnished and equipped Caribbean villa. ... more   less 
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