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Wallingford, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Best hotel bed in a long time. Kitchenette great for leftovers snacks - they DO have full kitchen suites. Staff is amazing - felt like we were staying at a relative's house - restaurant on site great authentic French cuisine - from the simple to the gourmet. Anyone wavering between French/Dutch - go French - you can drive anywhere on...

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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Joseph! Esmeralda is pleased to know you consider our resort "your home away from home". The staff and team of Esmeralda looks forward to welcoming you back. Warm Regards, Esmeralda Management Team

Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have been coming to St. marteen since 1983. I have been to the Esmeralda at least 25 times, and i will be going back again this year, The hotel is not a plush hotel, but it's all about location, where you have 250 steps to one of the greatest beaches in the world, orient beach. Your hotel room includes...

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Surprise, Arizona
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

my thought are this is a 3 star boutique, smaller place looked like it was a town house complex turned in to a resort it works well there are 4 rooms in a unit with a pool, we enjoyed the pool, rooms do need updating, with that said if your looking for a relaxed atmosphere you flip flops on all...

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Freehold, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We recently stayed here for the second time and it is an excellent place to stay. Nicely laid out and well kept grounds. Semi-private pools that are well maintained. Very good restaurant with a friendly staff. A short walk (minutes) to the Coco Beach club, which is also excellent. The flaw is that the housekeeping left something to be desired....

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Lexington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great location! Our room with the ocean view was fabulous! Loved the comfy chairs & umbrellas on the gorgeous beach with friendly service. Not so impressed with the main restaurant, but the beach bar was fun.

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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sassyrazzy, Thank you for your nice review. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday / vacation and look forward to welcoming you back to Esmeralda Resort, St. Martin.

new york
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is our 6 visit to the resort. Last time we were at the hotel is 4 year ago and don't see much improvement done. The furniture in the room is very old. The TV screen is so small that you can't even see it from the bed. The stove was removed but you can order it at front desk...

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

My son and I went to the beach for 5 nights. This hotel and all of its emplyees went out of their way (although it was completely who they are) to make our stay great. Very good value and super relaxing. Nice change from mega resort as this was totally laid back and low key. Thank you for a wonderful...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 July 2016

we like the place , it is quiet , beautiful , close to the beach , god food, privet pool , nice people , we are coming back every year for 5 years , it feels like home . We like the shopping, and the atmosphere.

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Claudie N, General Manager at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

we thank you very much for your stay with us, we always appreciate your comments. welcome back.

Key West, Florida
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My honeymoon was fabulous. I love this place and I want to go back as many times possible in the future. A perfect, romantic setting. The food was amazing and so was the staff. Our days were a nice walk to breakfast, beach, lunch at the beach with the amazing Jimmy, quick swim in pool, nap, then dinner. What a...

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Hoover, Alabama
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Esmeralda never disappoints! We have stayed here many times. The staff is GREAT; Chris always makes sure our needs are met. The rooms are very clean and spacious. We love beginning each day with a nice breakfast around the pool at L'Astrolabe. Lunch on the beach is a special treat! Yummy, too! SO quiet this time of the year. We...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ESMERALDA RESORT, situated on the magnificent white sands of Orient Bay in French St. Martin offers just 65 rooms and suites spread among elegant tropical gardens in 17 villas. Esmeralda is the only four star hotel in St Martin on Orient Beach.Esmeralda's Coco Beach Bar offers beachfront lunch & cocktails. L'Astrolabe, the resort's fine dining restaurant offers French Creole and Continental cuisine. Guests receive dining privileges at 12 + restaurants in Orient Bay. Only minutes to more fine dining,shopping and entertainment. Rooms include a kitchenette, king bed, sitting area and patio. What makes this property so special is it's unique plantation style layout with only four rooms or suites per villa. For privacy, each villa has its own swimming pool and each accommodation has its own private entrance and terrace... Guests may reserve anything from a single superior or deluxe room or a generous sized suite or an entire 3 - 5 bedroom villa. Due to the way this resort in St Martin is situated on the property that is perpendicular to the beach there is limited availability in the two ocean front villas that include the Presidential Suites and deluxe oceanfront rooms. All superior and deluxe rooms include kitchenettes. Suites offer full kitchens and large living rooms. Guests enjoy the peaceful surroundings and a cordial, pampering yet unobtrusive on-site multi-lingual staff prepared to assist with any special needs. Esmeralda offers free use of beach chairs & umbrellas. Each accommodation has a fully equipped kitchenette (suites have fully equipped kitchens including dishwasher), large tile bath with hair dryer plus a 110 outlet for shavers only, color satellite TV, room safe, air conditioning with ceiling fan, daily maid service. All bedrooms have Color TV by satellite (8 channels and video system), telephone, private safe, A/C, ceiling fan, private, furnished terrace, kitchenette with micro wave, electric coffee pot, refrigerator and dishes. SUPERIOR, DELUXE AND OCEANFRONT ROOMS: King or two double beds, kitchenette. Maximum occupancy: 2 people. Superior rooms have garden view and are generally located further from the beach. Deluxe rooms are a bit larger located nearer the pool. Oceanfront rooms are located nearest the beach. SUPERIOR SUITES: Spacious living room and bedroom area with king size four poster bed and full size pull-out sofa bed plus a fully equipped kitchen. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children. PRESIDENTIAL SUITES: Large dining and living room area with full size sofa bed, separate master bedroom with king size colonial bed, TV in living room and master bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, radio/cassette/CD player and fully equipped kitchen. Suite is oceanfront. Maximum occupancy: 4 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esmeralda Resort

Address: Baie Orientale | BP 5141, Orient Bay 97071, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Price Range: $233 - $588 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Esmeralda Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Esmeralda Hotel Orient Bay
Esmeralda Hotel Marigot
Esmeralda Resort Marigot
Esmeralda St Martin
Esmeralda Resort St Martin
Renaisance Esmeralda Resort
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“Try to get close to the beach as possible”
 of 5 bubbles stephenfI6842AC, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a unit close to the walk-way to the beach if walking is a problem although it was only a 5 minute walk to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles sunshinegirl038, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 424 is right across from the restaurant and has good views of the mountains and a short walk to beach.”
 of 5 bubbles tedeb527, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“good view ocean front, amazing breakfast”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view with pool is best option”
 of 5 bubbles 259kenk, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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