Anacaona Boutique Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Myself and two friends work in Sint Maarten and wanted a night of relaxation. And we got it. We arrived around 2pm and the staff showed us to our rooms. After this we visited a few of the beach bars and had a few cocktails with food. When we returned to the hotel we spoke to the friendly lady at reception who booked a resultant for us and gave us local advice. Next morning breakfast was good and staff even better. They gave use beach towels and let us check out late and even booked our taxi for us. Now the hotel isn't the most modern in the world but it is clean and comfy, what makes this hotel is it's fantastic staff and pure peace and quite around the hotel. Watch out for the cat who follows you back to your room and tries to sneak in!!. Already planning our next trip. Many thanks
Stayed here for 5 nights and in one of the larger rooms. The staff here are just lovely, kind and really helpful. Room: Needs updating - the plug sockets were worn meaning your plug just fell out of them a lot of the time. The patio door was broken so difficult to open and close. The bathrooms were too dark and no mirror in the main room. Very tired and needs some freshening up. No lifts available either so getting luggage in and out difficult. Hotel: The gardens need attention as the grass has dried out in places and a bit unkempt. The water fountain has dried up and looks abandoned. Friends had hired a villa and getting to it often meant almost walking into the bushes. The paving has worn too so it's a bit crazy paving in places. Pool: Main pool is lovely but sun beds need replacing - husband fell through his as it had a hole. Staff: Raquel is just lovely and she made the place for us. Morning breakfast lady was lovely too and so friendly. Breakfast: Served in the Firefly restaurant which is now just breakfast. Really good. Order what you want. I think I would come back just to see Raquel again (seriously the most lovely person in he world) but the hotel needs some investment. Another thing to point out is that we had an early dinner one evening and came back to find the hotel in darkness so we couldn't even get a drink which was a bit of a shame.
I am surprised by these recent negative reviews. We just got back from our honeymoon and it could not have been better! We stayed in what has to be the best room on the property (Room 303), had ocean views from every window, and the balcony was nice and private. Every person that worked at the hotel greeted us with "congratulations!", and even the hotel cat, Jasper, came and visited us on our balcony (after jumping on the roof of a lower floor to get there). The restaurant was closed but they did give us free breakfast every day, which was a great deal considering how expensive meals on the island can be. The breakfast was an a la carte menu so you could order everything on it if you wanted, and the food was good. The Best Buy supermarket is in walking distance and great for snacks (there is a mini fridge in the room). The amazing Meads Bay beach is a short walk away via a well marked path through the grounds of the hotel, which is filled with palm trees and local flora. Aside from breakfast in the dining room, we hardly saw another guest, and it felt very private. Considering the cost of the other hotels in the area, the Anacaona is a great value. As long as I can book room 303, I wouldn't stay anywhere else on the island.
We left St-Martin (the french side) running for the hills. We stayed here because our villa wasn't available ahead of time. *Please note we usually stay in 5 star hotels* This is NOT a 5 star hotel, but, IT IS a clean and cozy place, with friendly staff who embellish this place X 10. The access to the beach is a far trek ( especially for me who walks with a cane, or people with a handicap ) But I did it, so can you. On the plus side, There are beach lounge chairs directly facing (as far as we are concerned ) Meads bay. Plus you have direct access to Fishy ( Bamboo beer box beach bar). Which (BY THE WAY) people staying at the 4 seasons send their butler to order food and drinks from. We recommend this place very much.Even though it is only a 2-3 star place. It is clean, It has AC, WIFI, and Satellite. Plus 2 pools that have NO TRAFFIC WHATSOEVER!!
The hotel needs a little updating. It is 5 minute walk to the beach from the room. The breakfast was included in the rate and was delicious. Considering how expense food is on the island, a great thing. No other meal service at the hotel. The staff was wonderful and friendly. The beach hut had great food and decent prices on the drinks. I felt very safe and there were several restaurants you could walk to on the beach. The hotel rooms do need updating, but great value for the money. It was clean, just dated. Four Seasons next door - Sushi at Sunset Grill was great, but drinks were $18 each. Not very crowded.
I recently stayed with my family for three nights. The room was clean and beds were comfortable. I would tell folks if you have four seasons standards book the four seasons if your happy with a "aged" resort with friendly staff this is the place for you. The beach is nice and not busy. We walked to Blanchards on the beach restaurant and the straw hat on the beach. We had two children with us 5-7 and they were able to walk. We also had pizza at the four seasons next door on the beach. Having breakfast included at the Anacaona was a real plus. The only reason why I gave the resort four instead of five was because the restaurant wasn't open. But everything else was above board. This place is a jem of find. Oh and to the person commenting about the grass being dry, water is very scarce on the island, they are not going to run sprinklers all the time to appeal to eye, no worries for us I'd rather have water for showers and the pool :)
My boyfriend and I stayed at Anacaona in March 2017. The #1 thing I want to emphasize is that the resort looks nothing like their website. Perhaps it used to, but today Anacaona is a depressed, slightly run-down version of what you see on the website. Pros: - Comfortable, clean room and bed - Nice full breakfast included in our room rate - Nice location on beautiful Meads Bay, next door to the Four Seasons; amply chairs and umbrellas on beach for free use Cons: - Property feels empty and run-down; felt like we were the only ones staying there - Arrived to find the on-site restaurant indefinitely closed. Very disappointing as the website portrays it as a full restaurant with detailed menu, prices. etc. The hotel bar is open every night but it's extremely quiet, little to no activity. - Staff were completely incapable of helping with a very simple request to help us book a tour; led to unnecessary frustration. Overall: If you are looking for a reasonably priced (by Anguilla standards) room to rent with a satisfactory breakfast included and no expectations of customer service, this is for you. If you want a boutique hotel experience, search elsewhere.
The hotel was okay overall. Beds not very comfortable and a bit from the beach. Service was excellent and the complimentary breakfast was a huge bonus (and a surprise). The place is in need of some renos but overall served its purpose.
We have stayed here annually since 1992. The location on Meads Bay is fantastic--the beach is a five minute walk from the hotel. The grounds, once lush and well-maintained, appear unkempt and give the hotel a shabby appearance. The front-desk employees are pleasant and helpful, but the cleaning staff don't seem to be supervised effectively. We needed to ask for something as basic as a washcloth every day. My constant question--who's minding the store? All that being said, we'll probably return next year--it's all about location, location, location.
I couldn't decide to give this place 1,2 or 3 stars. There is good and bad. The property looks nothing like the pictures online. The grass in the pictures is dirt now. Apparently this place had a different name and was well cared for but that has changed. We paid for an ocean view. They didn't tell us that we would have to go upstairs and stand in front of the window in the bedroom to see the ocean. The deck off the living room had no view other than dying palm trees and some crab grass. It seemed like every day I was complaining about something - the phone that never worked, the leaky a/c in the bedroom, ants int he kitchen etc. On the plus side the staff is very friendly - but not helpful. It seemed I had to ask about everything rather than be told things when you check in. I didn't know breakfast was included, didn't know until I asked that we had wi-fi, where we got beach towels, were there any chairs on the beach that were ours.... Seems you needed to know the correct questions. For the first 5 days we were there the second pool was green and dirty. Then they started cleaning it. Hopefully it is clean now! If you are looking for a cheap clean place to stay I would recommend this place. But if you are looking for frills - don't go. For a simple room with no view it is a great deal. The beach, once you find how to walk to it is beautiful!
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Barnes Bay, Anacaona Boutique Hotel places you within a few miles (5 km) of Rendezvous Bay Beach. This 27-room, 3.5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and a restaurant. Marigot Market is 13.4 mi (21.5 km) from the resort, which is near the airport.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.
Anacaona Boutique Hotel's 27 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies, iPod docks, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport Frette Italian sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ceiling fans, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are other standard amenities.
Guests of Anacaona Boutique Hotel have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, a library, and laundry facilities.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 326 reviews