Besides La Sammana, St. Martin does not have many luxury hotels. The second choice on the french side of the island is Radisson Blu’s newly renovated property which feels like a typical Radisson hotel.
I stayed in a standard room with Anne Sémonin products in the bathroom, but unfortunately not with separate shower and the best was a little hard. The room was however nicely designed and fully comfortable. The service at front desk is very friendly and the staff are trained, but not service wasn’t as professional as in the Radisson Blu city hotels. This was just as expected as this is a resort and everything is more relaxed.
Most Radisson hotels in the past wasn’t up to a standard worthy to be part of a collection like mine, but they have really changed for the better. Altough it isn’t like staying in a Four Seasons, Radisson really delivers an experience you can count on in almost all it’s destinations. One of Radissons strong signatures is the complimentary internet access. It worked very well here with a high speed connection, good enough for downloading and Skype to make a call home.
The bottom line is that Radisson delivers a good value experience and works as a great family resort. La Sammana is by far the best in St. Martin, but Radisson is a strong second. The stay ended with a swim in their large swimming pool and a walk along the beautiful beach. The breakfast was OK, but would be a thing to improve in an overall good hotel experience.
My opinion: Good+ experience.