Mercure Coralia Simson Beach Hotel, Marigot
Reviews - Mercure Coralia Simson Beach Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Mercure Coralia Simson Beach Hotel
Terrible Resort, Incredible Islandfrom A TripAdvisor Member
P.S. Keep in mind this is a lagoon resort...once you visit the beaches you won't even go in the water at the resort, I didn't see one person in the water there over the 7 nights that I was there.
We are really sorry to hear that your week at the Mercure Simson Beach Hotel was that unpleasant. Since January 2005, the ownership changed and a new management team took over. By April 2005, we were able to improve many things but not all. We agree with some of your complaints such as the screens even if in Europe they are not used, the AC leaking (they will be completely changed by 2006). We hired new competent staff for the season and we believe that our service will be excellent and very customer oriented...
As for our beach lagoon, our clients usually appreciate our quiet beach. We will probably organize a shuttle for beach lovers next year.
We would like to know from which TOUR OPERATOR you booked your trip in order to verify the pictures you say greatly exagerated.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, they are very helpful for us.
All the Best,
A Love Story.from A TripAdvisor Member
Great location, great foodfrom FunFamilyVancouverBC
Although it is a three star resort, and the bulidings are not fancy or in the best of repair, the rooms are very large, with wonderful balconies, comfortable beds, and are clean. The cleaning staff were outstanding...consistent and thorough. Front desk staff were also very nice, though occasionally too busy. Speaking french is an asset, but certainly not essential. Serving staff at the restaurant/bar were fabulous. The food was absolutely great. Like eating in a fine French restaurant for every meal. Breakfast buffet, and choice of two entree's for lunch, choice of two appetizers and two entrees for dinner. Not a lot of choices, but every choice was so good, that my family of five were constantly ordering both things and sharing. A Friday night seafood buffet and Sunday lunch BBQ buffet were also very good.
Lagoon side beach is very nice...lots of shade and quiet. Baie Rouge, the closest ocean beach is a 15 minute walk, and a gorgeous beach.
Activities at the resort were fun...beach volleyball, aqua-fit in the pool, and music, dancing, Kareoke, etc.. at night.
St martin is a great island..and pretty safe for the Carribbean. And the French atmosphere was great. Like a mini trip to France.
Our Air Transat package was a great deal, with the amazing food and drinks included...paying separately for this food on this island would have cost us a fortune (at least $500 Cdn daily for our family of five).
I will return again as soon as I can!
Great place, great holiday!from A TripAdvisor Member
I understand the place was run down but there is a new owner and there are things already done to update and improve with more plans for additional upgrading.
From here at Mercure we were able to walk into Mercure or catch a bus that passes fequently, just flag it down with a wave of the hand. We travelled by bus to Phillipsburg several times and took it from Orient beach back to the resort.
The staff were friendly. Some of them were French only but tried to be helpful. A few were fluent in English which made it good for us as we are English only and that is not by choice but by circumstances. Especially helpful were Linda, Philip and Patris, they were super and helped to make our day.
For anyone wanting a great place to stay with a very nice beach and lovely surroundings - flowers, palm trees, sandy beach, manicured grounds AND a super pool this is it. It is ideal for anyone from children to senior seniors, all who want to can enjoy. Keep in mind that if you want to find things wrong you can - anywhere and some people prefer that way. I find that with a positive attitude there is always something good everywhere and this place has so many good things - I'm sure you will have a wonderful holiday.
Bonjour messuer! (Is this correct?)
my little paradise..from A TripAdvisor Member
Extremely relaxing place, water sports paradise, terrific grilled fish buffets all that at a really cheap price.Totally worthed.
Loved the Mercurefrom John-M76
Upon checkin, the staff was very friendly and more than willing to speak English. I speak a bit of French, and they appreciated the effort that I put forth to communicate in the local language, but did not hesitate at all to speak in English.
Our room was spacious, with a large balcony that I wished we had more time to enjoy. The grounds were kept very well - the infinity pool and beach were magnificent!
My fiancee and I met the hotel owner at the front desk when inquiring about a good local restaurant, and he convinced us to eat at the hotel (we only had the half-pension, and dinner was not included). He was very nice to us, provided us with recommendations from the menu, and even gave us complimentary cocktails. We were very impressed with his efforts, and would definitely recommend this hotel (and restaurant) to anyone that we know.
I booked the room directly from Accor website for 99 Euros.
Great value, atmosphere, fabulous lagoonside beach.from A TripAdvisor Member
Great value with many subtle improvements on the way shortly!
NOT as good as shown in the brochure.from A TripAdvisor Member
the most lovely place than i have never gone...from peter600
why can i say !
all the staff speaks French and English. they are obliging and always with listening. The rooms are very large, cleanliness is exemplary. there is also a large balcony with a refrigerator. The swimming pool is splendid, large and always very clean. Food is excellent from breakfast to dinner, the choice is huge. There are animations every evening. the beach at the edge of the lagoon is splendid with always deckchairs at disposal. To finish, I will never forget these holidays because I met at the hotel Mercure Simson Beach the woman of my life. Since this stay my life changed, and for this reason I will go back each year.
How to make your holiday miserable at Mercure Simson Beach St Maarten!from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Marigot
FUN! Rent a car - there is so much to see on the island, and you will miss most of it without a car.
Aguilla Catemeran Snorkelling trip Terrible waste of money. 5 hours on a Catermaran to and from a speck of sand the size of a football field, off the coast of Aguilla, where the reef is dead from the number of inexperienced tourists who touch and grab the coral for stability from the surge. 3 hours on a beach where you have to rent crappy sun beds and pay $4 for a beer ... this is all after you have paid just over $100 P/P for the excursion. The only positive comment about this day, was the incerdible weather and the views from the Cat while sailing. The weather was the same if we had gone to Mullet Bay Beach and snorkled there for free and the beer at this beach was ice cold and $2 each. BEWARE THE HIGH ENERGY SALES TACTICS OF TOUR PROMOTERS !!! Ask questions to know exactly what you are getting for your $.
Rent a car for the best time Its easy and fun to drive around St. Martin. There are lots of cars, buses and trucks and motorbikes, pedestrians, etc...., so it pretty busy and you need to pay attention and drive carefully. However, there is a lot to see and its great to have a car and be independant. There are lots of local "buses" as well, which I saw but didn't take. I heard they were good to, although I can't vouch for that.
Other names for Mercure Coralia Simson Beach Hotel
- mercure simson beach
- mercure simson
- mercure hotel marigot
- accor hotel marigot
- Address: Baie Nettle - Marigot - 97150 - St. Martin
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