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La Playa Orient Bay

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116 Parc de la Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/02/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/02/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 7 hotels in Orient Bay
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Directly on the beach, la Playa is an hotel offering 56 spacious Junior Suites including 1 Executive suite that has been completly renovated in 2019. All units provide kitchenette (Except Superior Junior suite) with microware, 2 stoves and refrigerator. The hotel is made up of small buildings (2 floors) and offers one swimming pool with lounge chairs and umbrella, a private beach area with sun loungers and a Bar Restaurant "La Playa" set in an exceptional location where you can enjoy breakfast by the sea the feet in the sand. Complimentary WiFi in all Rooms and the entire Hotel !
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Car hire
Couples massage
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Taxi service
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian

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Rachel S wrote a review 07 Jul
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We just spent six nights at La Playa Orient Bay and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I was looking for a small hotel on the beach with a pool, a room that would comfortably hold four, and a nice breakfast, with a friendly staff. La Playa checked all of the boxes and then some. The staff is super friendly, the beach is beautiful, the room was great (even had a kitchenette with a coffee maker), and the food at both breakfast and lunch on the beach were fantastic. I spent hours and hours researching hotels in St Martin for this trip and am so happy we decided to stay at La Playa. The front desk staff helped us organize a day trip to Pinel Island (also highly recommend) and gave restaurant recommendations (Le Piment is the BEST), they even have a nurse who will come onsite to administer your COVID test the day before you leave, to return back home. I highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Ruth wrote a review Jun 2021
Austin, Texas5 contributions1 helpful vote
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My stay at La Playa Orient Bay was absolutely fabulous! It’s a beautiful hotel with the most gorgeous beach that’s freshly combed every morning. Katy and the entire staff went out of their way to make it a most special birthday experience and we loved it! The day I arrived, my room was filled with bougainvillea petals in every imaginable color and a chilled bottle of champagne. Very nice touch! Katy and staff suggested the most fabulous restaurants and coordinated the reservations for dinner and taxis seamlessly. They also arranged a massage in the comfort of my room. My room (Room 301) had a gorgeous Caribbean view from the third floor. The bed was very comfortable. Like sleeping on a cloud. Even the bathrooms were lovely. On the beach, the chair and umbrella service was perfect. The chairs were very comfortable and Nicholas tended to our every need. He made sure we always had our favorite food and drinks as we soaked up the sun. He’s a master at placing the umbrellas at the perfect angle. And as the day went by, he continued to adjust it to shade only what I wanted. There was always a gentle breeze to keep us cool and make some waves to play in. I could spend an entire year on that beach! On my birthday, I returned to my room after a day on the beach to find more bougainvillea petals, champagne, and gifts from loved ones. It was such a lovely surprise coordinated by Katy and the wonderful hotel staff. Absolutely love La Playa and didn’t want to leave. They treated us like family and we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Franck Tournus, Directeur général at La Playa Orient Bay
Responded 4 weeks ago
Good morning, Thanks so muchn we appreciate very much your comments regarding your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. La Playa is like a second home and you confirm it. it was a pleasure to take car of you and welcome you Thank you and we look forward to host you again in our hotel. Sincerely La Playa Orient Bay Katy
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Justin S wrote a review Jun 2021
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Now for the details. I am a very picky traveler with exceedingly high expectations. EVERY aspect of my stay at La Playa, from check-in to check-out was incredible. Check-in went seamlessly – the warm and welcoming staff at the front desk had everything prepared in advance of my arrival. They explained in detail the layout of the property, dining options and hours, beach and pool access, and nearby restaurants and activities. When they said "do not hesitate to ask for anything you need", they not only sincerely meant it, but followed through on the offer by immediately acting to satisfy any request throughout my stay. COVID safety measures were in place and followed by staff and guests. The room was ready upon arrival - it was clean and modern with a fully stocked kitchenette, comfortable bed, great A/C, and a gorgeous view of the beach and sea. The grounds were meticulously maintained with beautiful flowering plants/trees at every turn. Breakfast on the beach with your toes in the sand was a great way to start each day. The stretch of beach along Orient Bay is perfect for an after-breakfast walk. I spent most of my days relaxing on the beach; two comfortable padded lounge chairs and an umbrella were included. The beach servers were spectacular, they always came by to make sure you had everything you needed, even brining extra ice throughout the day to ensure bottles of water/wine remained chilled (awesome rose selection!). Lunch on the beach was fresh and delicious - I highly recommend the poke bowl! The water was clear, calm, and refreshing. La Playa is steps away from Orient Village (excellent dinner options from casual to fine dining) and other restaurants/bars, grocery stores, and bakeries. Grand Case and Marigot were a short taxi ride away for shopping, sightseeing, entertainment, and other beaches. The hotel and the surrounding area always felt safe and secure. The hotel even arranged on-site COVID testing poolside (or in the comfort of your room) which took all of 15 minutes. I was grateful that we didn't have to lose half of a day of our vacation taking a taxi to/from Marigot, waiting in line for testing and then waiting for results. It was also a fraction of the price. Although I tried, I honestly cannot convey in words just how amazing my vacation at La Playa was. I have highly recommend it to family, friends, and colleagues, and cannot wait to return!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Franck Tournus, Directeur général at La Playa Orient Bay
Responded 10 Jun 2021
Good afternoon, We appreciate very much your comments regarding your stay with us. i was so surprise when i read your comment and see that you had a beautiful time with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank so much again we love so much what we do that is so pleasant to read your message Don't hesitate to contact us when you would like to come back take care and stay safe to come back Sincerely La Playa Orient Bay Katy
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Rebecca M wrote a review Jun 2021
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We had a delightful experience staying at La Play in April 2021. The staff were all kind and incredibly helpful, but also friendly. We plan to stay there on our next trip as well. Our room was clean and had every amenity needed, including a small kitchenette. It was in walking distance of excellent restaurants and grocery stores. The pool was the perfect size for the small hotel. Their breakfast was delicious!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Franck Tournus, Directeur général at La Playa Orient Bay
Responded 08 Jun 2021
Good afternoon We appreciate very much your comments regarding your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you and we look forward to host you again in our hotel. don't hesitate when you would like to come back to contact us if you have any questions best regards Katy
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Kymberly wrote a review May 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana48 contributions19 helpful votes
We chose La Playa for lunch and a day at the beach during our stay on the Dutch side of St Maarten. The service was excellent, food delicious, and beach chairs were very comfortable! I would absolutely come back here again and recommend it to anyone. Nudity warning: While we didn’t mind that Orient Bay is a semi-nude beach, we walked a little too far to the right and encountered quite a few fully naked sunbathers before turning back around.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Franck Tournus, Directeur général at La Playa Orient Bay
Responded 05 Jun 2021
Good afternoon Kym it wasa pleasure to welcome you So glad that you spent a good time with us don't hesitate to call us when you would like to come back best regards Katy
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PRICE RANGE
US$246 - US$438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
l hoste hotel orient bay
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
L'Hoste Hotel
LOCATION
CaribbeanSt Martin / St MaartenSaint-MartinOrient Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
56
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Playa Orient Bay
Which popular attractions are close to La Playa Orient Bay?
Nearby attractions include Orient Bay Beach (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Playa Orient Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Playa Orient Bay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Playa Orient Bay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Playa Orient Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Playa Orient Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Piment, Le P'tit Bistro, and Astrolabe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Playa Orient Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Playa Orient Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to La Playa Orient Bay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (9.0 km), The Rusty Parrot - Sint Maarten Pirate Experience (8.1 km), and Wallblake House (13.9 km).
Does La Playa Orient Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is La Playa Orient Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.