Le Petit Hotel, Grand Case
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my favorite hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Everything we expected and more...from Lesley-Win
I cannot speak highly enough of the staff! We dealt mostly with Muriel(she just happened to be working most of the days we were there), but Miriam and also Priscille(from the larger sister hotel down the road, l'Esplanade) were extremely friendly and very helpful. One of the reasons we chose St. Martin was its proximity to other islands(Anguilla, St. Barth's and others) and we did take full advantage of this feature. The staff recommended other excursions which we also enjoyed tremendously(America's Cup sailboat race; Scooby-Doo catamaran ride to Prickly Pear island, and climbing up to Pic Paradis from Loterie Farm-better go early in the morning for the best experience!)
We enjoyed lunch at the Lolos: try the plantain and the crab-backs. We also sought out other places outside Grand Case: Au Grain du Sel, in Cul-de-Sac (for a real taste of country French cooking[they also have pizza]...one feels that one is in the home of dear French friends in this small family run restaurant[take cash, they don't accept credit cards, but their prices are reasonable]), a nice change from some of the formality of Grand Case; excellent food was also to be found in a very casual setting-right on Orient Beach at Andy and Cheryl's 'Baywatch', and another highlight was La Chapelle, also in Orient Beach (mall area). In Grand Case, we ate at several of the "top" restaurants, but we both agreed upon The Cottage as our first pick. In Marigot, go to the Tropicana at the Marina for a nice lunch setting and even better food(the salads were AMAZING, and the french fries were the best I had ever tasted!)
Of course the best reason to go to St. Martin may be the beaches, and there is quite a selection. They are all worth a visit, as they are all somewhat different. Even Orient Beach, with its myriad of tourists and its handful of exhibitionists has a gorgeous expanse of beautiful sand. Even though the airport and the traffic on the road(s) can be hairy, one can always find a place to relax on the beach in front of clear turquoise water!
What a view!!from sailfish
We had the one bedroom suite on the first floor ( 2 separate bathrooms!). If you are coming to St. Martin there is not a better place to go! Complete room service everyday, very clean and carribean room with rich decor, and every room has a view to die for! straight onto the beautiful ocean and I mean the ocean is right there! At high tide the water came within 6 feet of our private double terrace. Small but exclusive feeling beach. Enough to sun and relax. Good snorkeling right out in the water. There is small reef/rock formations immediatly at the shoreline. Near french resturants in Grand Case and not very far from all the beaches and things to do. Enjoyed the free continental breakfast each morning and the pleasant attitudes of the staff. If you are going to stay on the French side, there certainly is not a better place than Le Petit if you want to enjoy your room the beach, and just plain relax!!
ll Revisit Often!from swhanselma
--Steve & Julia, New York, NY
Grand Case Magicfrom andynap
Heaven on Earthfrom deanzeus
And, by the way, the location is fabulous - a 5 minute walk from all of the top restaurants in St. Martin - Grand Case (which is why we chose to stay there) as we are big foodies from Philly and enjoy eating at the best restaurants, which Grand Case definitely offers!
Quiet, friendly and great valuefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Perfect Getawayfrom c1440
Nothing finer than Le Petitfrom jabe74
We loved listening to waves crashing while going to sleep, taking a swim before breakfast, indulging in the complimentary breakfast of pastries, juice and coffee, snorkeling right off the hotel beach, walking to town to sample the fine restaurants, taking out prepared delicacies from the local French grocer (The Bounty) and eating them in our room, and getting great advice from Miriam. Sure, the beach is narrow and there isn't much surf to speak of. Rent a car and drive if that's what you're looking for. You won't go wrong by choosing Le Petit. We hope to return many times.
A Slice of Heavenfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is such an incredible escape -- my husband and I are always in search of the perfect little hideaway (and we have very high standards), and Le Petit is ranked among the best in our book. It is small, private, and romantic, the rooms are gorgeous and all come with a small kitchen, and every room has a private terrace with a front row seat to the Caribbean--perfect for enjoying pastries, juice, and coffee in the morning (which the hotel provides) or making cocktails and playing cards at sunset! There just aren't many places like that.
The staff and management are incredibly helpful and cheerful -- you can ask them for help with anything and they will go above and beyond to meet your needs. They make the hotel feel like a little home away from home. That is something really important to us when we're traveling.
The beach in front of the hotel is beautiful and clean, and most of the time there isn't a soul on it. The hotel provides cushy lounge chairs so you can nap, read, or watch your vacation partner splash in the water. The water there is optimal for swimming and snorkeling so you never have to go very far to explore! The hotel is also great for kids because they have a natural playground right in front of them.
One of the best things about the hotel is that while it is quiet and private, you can take a walk down the beach (or down the street, whichever terrain you prefer) and you are in the middle of the best restaurant selection in the Caribbean. Many of the restaurants are French and right on the water, so if you're feeling decadent you have an incredible selection. There are also several casual restaurants to choose from, right on the beach, as well.
This sounds like quite a love letter to Le Petit, but it deserves it -- it's a terrific hotel in an unbeatable location.
Top Local Tips for Grand Case
Bottles of Wine Good wine can be had for reasonable prices in the market at the end of the resturaunt strip, past the Lolo!
Le Cottage Restaurant Check it out, the best food in town, maybe on the whole island!
Our favorite restaurants Le Tastevin was the best French we felt, other notables, Le Gourmand, ?? Escapade, not sure this is exact name but real close, just before Le Tastevin on same side, red lettering in sign. Very good. When your tired of French, great Italian at Spiga, this is fantastic..
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