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Captain Oliver's is a laid back sea side resort that is elegant enough without being stuffy. The staff is phenomally friendly. the property is uniquely beautiful in an old fashioned, elegant way. This is a resort where you can spend a week doing nothing or doing everything.
If you're looking for luxury and modern amenities, this isn't the place for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for quaint, relaxing, old time Caribbean feel with killer views, this is just what the doctor ordered! The staff is always helpful and pleasant and ready to please. We have stayed here many times, and will continue to do so. We have stayed in many different hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, but this remains our favorite. They also have an excellent restaurant that serves a breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner, or if you'd just like to have a drink and look out into the lagoon, and enjoy the warm breeze, pull up a stool at the Iguana Bar and enjoy.
The staff was French with a basic English, The location is very nice. The rooms are a little old but descent. Internet only in the looby and the musquitos were wild. ( take some spray) Overall it was a good experience for the Value. St Marteen is not a low cost location.
Captain Oliver's is tucked away in a quiet lagoon with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. It's like being in your own little world. They have a fantastic breakfast buffet (which is complementary with the price of your room). If you do want to socialize and mingle with people all you have to do is go down to the bar or restaurant which is also part of the Resort, and they usually have some sort of live entertainment going on at the restaurant. We stay at Captain Oliver's every time we're on St. Martin, we love it!
Captain Oliver's was a fantastic laid back resort. The serenity of the bungalow type rooms was perfect for a long romantic weekend! The charm of the resort and grounds made it a fun and unique place to hide out from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the island. The staff were all very courteous and helpful. The location right on the border of the french and dutch side made it easy and quick to get wherever we wanted on the island. The pool may not be big or exotic or exciting, but it had character with the wall overlooking the bar! It made for some cute pictures for sure. The view from our balcony was incredible and romantic. We didn't eat at the restaurant but hopefully we'll be back and enjoy more time at the resort! If you are looking for simple charm, this is the resort for you!
My husband and I are in our late twenties. We stayed at Captain Oliver's for a few nights during a recent stay in St. Maarten. The rates were cheap and the hotel looked cozy. WOULD NOT GO BACK. While the sheets were clean, the room was dirty. Dirty floor, mold on the ceiling, very out of date and battered. The bed had a small hole in the side and the curtains on the door were very discolored--by dirt. I wore shoes in the room the entire time, because the floor looked gross. Don't get me wrong, we just wanted the basics as we planned to hit the beach most of the time. But, if you are looking for a clean room look elsewhere. I will say the pool and the restaurant looked very cool.
The hotel is surrounded by trees and feels like a residential area instead of an hotel. The restaurants and the shops on the premises were very reasonable and personable. The location is beautiful. We enjoyed being there and would stay there again. Staff was very helpful and friendly.
The room was beautiful, the best I have seen in awhile. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom and shower were fabulous! Better than the 4 star hotels I have stayed in. I had the ocean view and my terrace was 30 feet from the shoreline of a small cove. I had the sound of the ocean and wind with the view of the hills and ocean. I watched the sun and moon rise over the point. It is very Caribbean, not a groomed, resort-type hotel. The staff was very friendlly and courteous.\nSome of the room amenities could be improved. There was no information on how to call any hotel services or the front desk, no room service menu and no alarm clock. I asked for an iron and ironing-board and had to retrieve it from the front desk. The hotel listed a sushi bar, which consisted of a few Sashimi items on the main restaurant menu, not really a Sushi bar. \nThe above issues aside, I loved this hotel. I visit St. Maarten every 3 months and will stay here every time!
Our room was dirty. The curtains that covered the sliding glass doors were soiled on the bottom. A thick layer of dirt covered them. There was mold growing in the ceiling of our room and a small hole in the side of our bed. On a positive note, the sheets were clean. We stayed for three nights. I will also say restaurant looked nice and fun, as well as the pool. However, if cleanliness is important to you--run.
I have eaten at Captain Olivers Resort many times on past visits to the island so I was familiar with the location and layout. I had an extra night at the end of my trip so I chose Captain Oliver's. Nice quiet location, no traffic, pretty views, beautifu landscaping, and good all round service with friendly staff. The room had a private balcony with a nice view of the marina. The room itself was was more like a bungalow. For the price, what an absolute value. They even threw in two welcome drinks and breakfast. We ate dinner at the reataurant and were very pleased. \n\nI would definetely consider staying here again.
Very nice hotel with live entertainment. However, I like to walk ealy in the morning and there is no place to walk. the water taxi to the beach only runs from 9am to 3pm, that is not enough hours. there is no beach to walk to. $30.00 each way to town by taxi is a bid much. there is no regular public transportation. Excellent seafood buffet.
In general, Captain Oliver's 'Resort' was a nice place to stay at. That said, if a warm (or hot) shower is something that is important to you, skip this place. The hot water was barely a trickle and you had to keep adjusting the amount of cold water to keep the temperature reasonable. Also, the TV only had 3 English speaking channels (TNT, HBO, and Nick I think). Once in a while you could listen to CNN, but more often than not, the audio was accompanied by loud clicks making it quite annoying. Other then the TV and the shower, this is a nice place - very clean and comfortable. The staff was very nice.
We loved the size of our room, its proximity to the beach and at a very fair price. We arrived early and the front desk was able to check us in and bring us to our room; a huge plus for us.
Nothing! I spent $1500 for a vacation. Only to check out the next morning! This is a French hotel and where so disrespectful that I checked out the next day. They would not serve me food, it was horrible!!!!
Customer service was terrible. Or lack of.
The settings, the atmosphere, the room itself. Not a single complaint
The beach facilities are excellent. The rooms are great, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and most of the time the prices for this place are an excellent bargain compared to many other St. Martin hotels of lesser quality and location. The location is tough for those who do not have rental cars, as it is in a valley that only has one access road to it, and you would do well to get out and explore the many, many excellent restaurants nearby.
Lovely reception, quaint and quiet location, phenomenal value
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The private atmosphere of Anse Marcel.Breakfast was nice. Le Domaine lacks the services it advertises on the website.The restaurant is defunct, except for breakfast.Tepid water for bathing/showering.Staff is nice and helpful, considering the limited resources they have available.