1) you will need some French. Most staff speaks English as well as a US student learns French.
2) "deluxe king" was nice. mini balcony (we overlooked pool, others would be over a courtyard. most would have diagonal views to lagoon), twin bed for the kid. Well swept each day, but they always took away the extra towels we worked so hard to obtain. Don't expect a hot shower during the "getting going in the morning" or the "getting ready for the night out" rush periods.
3) Not a mini-fridge, but a Peltier thermoelectric cooler mounted inside a box where air doesn't circulate. If you leave the box door open (and hit your shin) it will get down to about 50F.
4) Nice buffet breakfast. (check if in your package) Expect you to dress for dinner - no kids menu. No walking distance places for food from 3pm to 7pm.
5) Pool deck under renovation - keep the flip-flops on. The real issue was that liner leaking, so 10% new water everyday meant it was cold.
6) Lagoon nice to sit by, but too much shallow sea grass to swim. Swimming beaches require car. Nearby ocean ones too rough (but nice lounging). Watch sunrise/sunset over mountains.
Our prepaid package included all but 7E a day in resort fee. But overheard others paying "service" fees.
I enjoyed my stay at your hotel, BUT, it was not too American friendly. For instance, there were no adaptors for the current and they could not suggest a place to get it.
The restaurant was not open on Monday night, there was no posting saying it would be and no one was able to suggest restaurants in the area.
Despite all of this, when a local crew was on duty, there was better communication and when my room key failed to work, John had it up and running in no time.
The views are beautiful and the pool was great.
The price was right. The shower head came out strong. Had to get hotel staff fix ac then fix bathroom light. Both were out when arrived. Not sure how they cleaned it with burned out lights. A/c never blew too cold.
We checked into this hotel for a couple of nights while putting our sail boat on the hard. Overall it has a convenient location looking out to Marigot Bay with a comfortable lobby lounge and restaurant bar. The hotel overall is a bit tired but is clean and the rooms comfortable. Off season rate promotions were good.
Fort St. Louis offers panoramic views of Marigot, capital of St. Martin. Here, neatly arrayed gingerbread houses contrast with the surrounding hills and turquoise seas. Marigot is beloved for its duty-free shopping. Reflecting the town’s French influence, the boutiques along Rue de la Republique and Rue de la Liberte speak French: Lacoste, Lalique, and Louis Vuitton are among the nameplates here.
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