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“Fabulous hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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LOVE
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence
Cannes, France
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Muriel & William the owners are fantastic, warm and welcoming.The hotel is perfectly placed on a magnificent little beach all to their own with inclusive lounge chairs and umbrellas even little cocktail tables in the water! The decor is extremely tasteful, trendy and in perfect harmony with the Caribbean/modern theme.The rooms are ver comfortable, bedding and amenities are of very high quality, a great little bonus of a Nespresso machine (with two capsules) in the room to start the day in the perfect way, Oh and a great size fridge too. The menu restaurant/tapas/cocktails is superbly thought through,presented and priced, club sandwiches and mango mojitos are divine! Our short stay was so memorable and relaxing that we would go back in a heart beat! Thank you Muriel & William!!! Karen & Olivier Deplaix

Room Tip: The new sea view rooms in the "LOVE residence" are fabulous!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Karen D
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nelson, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

If you are the kind of traveler who enjoys big glitzy resorts, big night life, and fast paced service this is not your place. This is for folks who love the mellow easy good life! The owners are sweet authentic people, the staff is friendly and helpful. The beach is just plain awesome. Its small so that its not too busy, but always has a few people sharing drinks or soaking up the sun. The bar is great, I recommend the banana coladas. In terms of location its the best on the island, literally. Grand Case is lovely, safe, quant. I read a bunch of recommendations saying this place felt dangerous or seedy, its not. Its filled with locals who are friendly, and top notch restaurants. The location of Love is perfect, you can stroll down to dinner and its not so central that its noisy. I felt safe the whole time. But like I said , you need to be the kind of person who likes getting of the beaten track a bit, likes the grit of unpaved roads and just hanging out taking your time for food and enjoying the view. I love this place!!!!My only tiny complaint would be the rooms looked better on line than in real life, but I think thats to be expected of most hotels. The beds were not super comfy, the drain in the shower was plugged, but they fixed the shower head the day we complained about it. The rooms on the main floor behind the bar are quite dark and the lighting is poor. BUT.....it just doesn't matter because for the price of it, and the location and the people.....well, who cares!? Its not like we spent any time in the room anyway! I think if I were to come again (I hope!!) I would stay in the upstairs, or the in the addition to the hotel they are adding next door. The addition looks amazing! So go, you will have a fantastic time!!!!!

Room Tip: Upstairs, or the new addition they are building next door facing the water.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katya H
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

We fell in love with Hotel Love when we happened upon it on Grand Case beach at dusk after leaving another property which we felt wasn't as private as we'd hoped for our couples vacation. After a drink at the bar over looking the ocean, we were hooked by the bohemian French vibe, the laid back, friendly staff and the groove that became our soundtrack for the next four nights.

We stayed in Room 7, the suite overlooking the ocean with a private terrace where we enjoyed the best in-room coffee I've had to date from the Nespresso machine and where we had our nightcaps each evening before bed. The dark wood and white linens decor in the room is simple, not luxurious, but had a clean minimalist feel. The room and the entire hotel was very clean while still feeling very laid back and cozy. The constantly changing colored shower spray added a fun touch to showering in the wooden and tile shower. The AC was more than adequate for sleeping.

The best part of Hotel Love are the people who own and run it - William, Muriel, Babu, Frederik, Denis - everyone enhanced our stay by being personable and providing 5-star service. The food was very, very good and I am very picky. We love St. Martin for the beaches, the food and the people (this was our 4th trip) and Hotel Love delivered on all three. I hate to say anything negative about the hotel because we had a perfect time but my only suggestion is to upgrade the bed linens and the towels, and to provide beach towel service. No one travels with beach towels and it just feels better to lie on a towel on the beach. Babu actually found us a couple of beach towels when we requested them, which we kept for our entire stay. Not as ideal as having one daily but we certainly appreciated that he delivered what we asked for and that exemplifies the service and the personality of everyone at Hotel Love.

And we LOVED being able to walk into Grand Case every night for fabulous dinners at Le Pressoir, Bistrot Caraibes and Ocean 82. Loved all three and loved returning to our simple little Hotel Love each night. A memorable stay for sure.

Room Tip: For the best ocean view, choose the suite, Room 7. Although they were adding on to the hotel with a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tracycfbrown
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Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

My wife and I stopped in to grab a drink since it looked like a cute place. The entire atmosphere was pleasant and welcoming. Great bar set-up, great looking tapas and a great beachfront area to chill. We met the owners William and Muriel...they were working the bar, treating their customers personally. I asked to tour a couple of rooms for future reference and Muriel happily took us on a tour. The rooms are simple, but tasteful and clean and quite pleasant. They were the most gracious hosts and really made us feel welcomed and special. Would love to stay there when I return.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank nasmscott
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

This place was an amazing little hideaway located on Grand-Case Beach on French side on Saint Martin. While I did not stay here I spent a few days relaxing on their deck chairs in the ocean sipping wine, listening to their chilled music and soaking up the sun! Staff were very friendly and can make some amazing cocktails. Cheese platters were delicious! Highly recommend just popping in for a wine or two if you aren't actually staying

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Rhiannon954
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Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

We stayed here for just one night (Friday) and wished we stayed longer. This is the cutest hotel! Only 7 rooms. We stayed in room 2 which was on the ground level right by the street but it was still very quiet as the town doesn't have much nightlife. The hotel locks up at night but guests have their own key so we never felt unsafe. We hung out on the beach loungers all day and enjoyed the water, beach, food, and drinks. Beach service was provided. Drinks were larger than average size and very reasonable price. We ordered grilled paninis for lunch and were a bit disappointed as they only had one small slice of meat in them but were still very tasty. We will stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alberta_Couple
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Palo Alto, Ca
Level Contributor
41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

As we drove from the airport, we were very happy that we had decided to stay at Grand Case - the Dutch side of Saant Marteen seems to be all surface glitlz. We were fascinated to see how the Love Hotel with its somewhat bizarre name would turn out. We could not have been happier. The welcome was very friendly and the room, while not glitzy hade everything one needed with nice views from the side of the hotel over the beach. The bar was very friendly and we were able to wind down from our flight from Amsterdam. We really enjoyed Grand Case with its great choice of restaurants. We would definitely stay again at the Love Hotel. For photos and an additional view see my wife's blog (http://gallivantingisadora.blogspot.fr/2013/03/our-first-night-in-caribbean-grand-case.html)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about LOVE

Property: LOVE
Address: 140 Boulevard de Grand Case | Saint Martin, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin (Formerly Chez Martine)
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Grand Case
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOVE HOTEL & RESIDENCE are located on the beautiful bay of Grand Case, bordered by turquoise Carribean Sea, offering a private and luxurious experience. An ideal setting to relax on the beach and enjoy refreshing cocktails and lunch feet in the water. Families can enjoy the sound of crashing waves while children are entertained by one of the multiple beach activities. Directly on the very lively and animated Grand Case Boulevard, you will be able to enjoy the fine French cuisine at THE PETITE TABLE, situated in front of the HOTEL. You must also take some time to visit the local art galleries, boutiques, bars and so much more! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Chez Martine Grand Case
Chez Martine Hotel Grand Case

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