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“Great, Romantic Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Petit Hotel

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Le Petit Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
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282 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Great, Romantic Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

My husband and I recently stayed a week in St. Barts, but wanted to do a couple of nights in St. Martin before heading over to St. Barts. Le Petit was perfect. We're not fans of larger hotels and wanted a more intimate feel. The staff was friendly and helpful without ever being intrusive and the complimentary continental breakfast of pastries, quiche, fruit, etc. was very good. Our room was very clean and spacious, and the kitchen is perfect for those who like to cook in. The hotel is situated right on Grand Case beach and our balcony overlooked the beautiful water. We spent our mornings and nights sitting our balcony, enjoying the view. Le Petit is also in a great location for walking into the town of Grand Case, where there are quite a few good restaurants.

I would highly recommend Le Petit for a beautiful, intimate, relaxing hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Nashville
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

The little hotel is perfect in every way. And the rooms on the top floor have just been renovated. Outstanding location on the beach. Easy walk to great dining. Very accommodating and friendly staff. Lovely Moorish architecture. Free continental breakfast, with expresso.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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kcpingc, Owner at Le Petit Hotel, responded to this review, 20 December 2012
Thank you so much for the positive review. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time at Le Petit Hotel. I just wanted to clarify that every room in the hotel has just been fully renovated, the one bedroom suite with direct beach access, the oversized deluxe studio with direct beach access, along with all of the 2nd and 3rd floor deluxe studios. We hope to see you back at Le Petit Hotel in the future. Happy Holidays!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

Excellent quiet hotel.
My wife and I needed a peaceful enjoyable place, just to rest. So, of course we enjoyed our breakfast on the balcony: fresh see air, tasty food brought upstairs from lobby - everybody describe this in reviews. We had room #5, so we had a shadow from the 3rd floor balcony - good for those who do not like too much heat.
After breakfast we stepped down to the beach (the water is what? 15-20 feet fro the hotel) and did not lay down, but started our daily route towards the right side along the beach: 100-200 yards of walking, then 100-200 yards of swimming - few miles forward, few miles back. This way we were active, which was good for us taking into consideration mostly sitting way of working in the office.
Since we did not like late dinners (just to let bodies rest during night rather than to digest the food) we planned our dinner to be at 2 or 3 pm. After making mistake going to Rainbow restaurant, we were lucky to find a wonderful restaurant Brasserie de la Gare in town of Marigot (7-10 minutes from Le Petit by Small Nissan rented from Kenny's). After dinner we were buying some pastries for late snack (6:30) in the locally known bakery in Marigot and were heading back to Le Petit to have 30-40 minutes rest and then to do our evening walk/swim along the shore. When sun was going down we set down on the balcony (it is like on the beach - sea just under the balcony), were reading our books, enjoyed pastries until 11.
Those who wants to go somewhere, may find useful a list of suggested activities for every day of week supplied by the hotel. Also you may ask for any kind of advise from brilliant Jean-Francois. The staff of this hotel is just excellent in all departments.

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

We just returned from our second stay at Le Petit. Love, love, love this place - it's perfect if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing beach vacation. The new renovations look great (updated bathrooms and kitchens). The room and bed are very comfy, the rooms are kept spotlessly clean, and, of course, the ocean is right there. We spent most days at either Friars Beach or in Grand Case. The walk to the restaurants in Grand Case is no big deal - just watch out for traffic. And, the kitchen area is really well-equipped. We ended up staying in a few nights and having a light dinner in our room.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

My wife and i just spent 5 nights at Le Petit. The Hotel lived up to all the positive reviews below. As expected the hotel is very small and the service was top notched. The views of the ocean were great to wake up to every morning. We used the hotel to book our car rental and restaurant reservations (although not need as it was still mid Nov).
I highly recommend getting a small car and touring the island yourself. The roads look intimidating at first but you will quickly get the hang of it and other drivers are very courteous
We walked to dinner every night and safety was never a concern. We had already high expectations for the food but it was even better. Although expensive, the food was easily some of the best i have ever had.
We will definitely be going to Le Petit or it's sister hotel L' Esplanade.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

My husband and I just returned from our fabulous trip to Grand Case, we could not decide between L'Esplanade and Le Petit Hotel and decided to try out both during our stay!
Having visited other parts of St. Maarten on previous trips we were going to Grand Case based on all the wonderful reviews we've read on TripAdvisor, however, Le Petit Hotel was an excellent choice right on the beach in Grand Case! The room was very clean and well appointed. The self serve continental breakfast - eaten on our balcony each morning was a perfect way to start the day! Falling asleep each night and waking up to the lull of the waves made this hotel even more enchanting! A short walk along the road to the restaurants in downtown Grand Case was a bit challenging, but the ocean front location was perfect for lounging or strolling the beach by day - like having the beautiful Caribbean sea at your doorstep! And the staff are very attentive to every detail - making our stay truly a great getaway from reality! Looking forward to returning!

Room Tip: Each room has an ocean front view!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Headland, Alabama
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

We went for an anniversary trip first time to St Martin all the reviews about LePetit were so positive we chose to stay in at LePetit in Grand Case and it was wonderful. November is not crowded. Lots of good food at the local restaurants. We rented a car the folks at LePetit arranged it and went to some of the different beaches ther suggested and were really pleased with all but Friars Bay and the freak side of Orient bay. But go to Orient Bay I would suggest staying down the beach from the clothes optional sde where you are more likely to see a fat 65 year old prancing around than a good looking coed. The French side seems to be more laied back no casinos less crowded. The Dutch side has shopping casinos more resorts so if you are looking for more night life and that sort of thing stay on that side. We wanted ocean sounds peacful un crowded beaches and found everything we wanted at LePetit. The owners could not have been niced would return in a minute

Room Tip: All the rooms are on the beach new modern facilities refrigerator stove microwave. You can hear the...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Le Petit Hotel
Address: 248 Boulevard de Grand Case | St. Martin, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Grand Case
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Le Petit Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set upon the sand of Grand Case Bay, this is St. Martin's true boutique hotel. Le Petit Hotel has an air of casual luxury, yet assures an impeccable attention to detail. Stylish and thoughtfully appointed rooms feature Balinese furniture, Frette linens, Damana amenities, fully equipped kitchens and marble bathrooms. Sunlight plays upon the surface of the sea while you enjoy soft tropical breezes from your own private terrace. Time to unwind, time to relax, time to wine, time to dine...A mood to remember. Le Petit Hotel...For the lucky few. ... more   less 

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