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“Wonderful Suite and hospitality”
Review of Hotel L'Esplanade

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Hotel L'Esplanade
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence
Montana
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38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Suite and hospitality”
Reviewed 3 March 2011

Hotel L'Esplanade is an attractive, hillside hotel with warm winter weather and warmer hospitality. The suite has an upstairs bedroom/loft and bathroom. The living room, complete kitchen and dining alcove are downstairs. Furnished well with nice views and a very comfortable bed. The staff was always cordial and helpful. A continental breakfast can be ordered for morning delivery to your room. While not a problem for us, there is a steep, short walk down to any restaurant or beach. Also the stairs to the loft are steep. Anyone with limited mobility might want to book elsewhere. Hotel parking is free but parking spaces in Grand Case are not always easy to find. Only other problem was the temperature of the swimming pool, somewhat cold for us. Overall, though, a wonderful place to which we would love to return.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kentucky
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

We just returned from a short visit to St. Martin and L'Esplanade. Kris and her staff once again made us feel completely at home. It was more like staying with friends than in a hotel. Everything was flawless, from reception to making dinner reservations to accomodating special requests. This is an exceptional property, where we will return again and again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Altadena, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2011

Besides being an incredibly beautiful hotel, with wonderful amenities, an amazing view and a gorgeous room they are also the most responsive people I have ever dealt with. I left my camera in the room and realized it at the hotel. It was very early in the morning and I knew the desk wouldn't be open yet, so I sent an email. By the time I arrived at my layover destination they had already responded that they found it & would ship it. And by the time I got home (the next day) it had arrived! I will never forget such a kindness and responsiveness, and would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone. And I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2011

St. Maarten is a difficult place to describe. If you have been to a few islands, you will find it a little disappointing in my opinion. It is tiny, it is difficult to get around, there are two distinct cultures to understand, it's a little run down, and not well planned in terms of development. Having said that, if you are going, this hotel will make your trip, whether you realize it or not. It is the BEST situated to get to extremely fine dining, which is a short walk down a quaint hill. (You don't want to drive much if you don't have to.) If you like crowded, large hotels, with staff running all over, it's not for you. If you want to eat in a hotel restaurant (why anyone would do that in a place most famous for it's restaurants I'm not sure) ,it's not for you. If your idea of paradise is a beautifully landscaped property that suits and exceeds it's surroundings, a quiet place where some one will come running at the first phone call; a place where you can meet and talk to the owners, and a "zen" or spa like room, with a private balcony overlooking a beautiful hill and out to sea, you will be thrilled. If you want to walk less then 10 minutes to great diving (Octopus Diving), too many restaurants to count & a lovely little beach, you will be thrilled. If you want to lay at the most lovely pool (think private estate, not Brand X hotel with throngs of people) you will be charmed.

We have been coming here for years, after having put up with the crowds of tourists and condo owners/renters filing in and out of larger properties, it makes it seem like we are at home. Actually more like I wish my home were!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sint Maarten
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Reviewed 12 February 2011

Overall a fantastic place. Lovely staff. Fabulous views. Ultra relaxing. Definitely worth it all!

  • Stayed December 2010
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Reviewed 12 February 2011

That is and will always have a special place in our lives close by to grand case walking distance and helpfull staff very clean rooms my choice to stay

  • Stayed July 2010
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Reviewed 12 February 2011

Very beautiful experience. Quiet surroundings, very clean. Staff was superb, and very helpful. So nice to be able to walk to everywhere and not have to hassle with a car or parking!
The suit was delightful and the pool area was very tropical feeling.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel L'Esplanade
Address: On the Hill of 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:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel L'Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amid lush tropical gardens, affording its visitors privacy without sacrificing its panoramic ocean views. Spacious interiors blend harmoniously with the Mediterranean architecture. Magical sunsets come to you on your private terrace to touch your soul. A delightful footpath leads you on a journey of discovery. We invite you to find your own rhythm, knowing that our staff is there to ensure that your every day is a perfect day, knowing that your comfort is our excellence and with us, you are home. For those who appreciate privacy, enjoy an uncrowded atmosphere, gracious hospitality and seek relaxation in exclusive, blissful surroundings...Welcome to Hotel L'Esplanade. Introducing our new Ti Spa for all of your beauty and relaxation needs! ... more   less 
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