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Alamanda Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Perfectly located. Walking distance to beach, five restaurants, multiple bars and grocery store. Staff very friendly. Upon check in, desk clerk escorted me to room, reviewed door lock, room safe, and electrical requirements for my personal electronic devices. Extremely helpful.

Excellent place , hard to make reservation lately though

Hotel was charming on the beach. Perfect laid back charm, with nice restaurants to walk to. If your looking for a relaxing time, this is a great choice.

Hotel needs updated. Beds are uncomfortable. It is overpriced,

The location is excellent and the staff was very accommodating. The breakfast, room, and value was good. The tubs are unusual and uncomfortable, the water pressure was poor. The pool was good. Being close to Grand Case restaurants was also important. Our first time going in November, will go back to going in April, May. Island needs more time to recover from autumn hurricanes and storms.

The Alamanda is a good hotel that could be great with a few updates. We have been there 9 times and still has same devour. Beds are uncomfortable and shower is in need of new shower curtains the floor gets sopping wet. There is no place to get snacks at night. Breakfast is great and staff is very nice. Location makes this place a favorite.

Great check-in! Very nice area near restaurants, convenience store and the BEACH. Only drawback was the ice machine was out of order, however I was able to purchase ice at the store. A nice clean, laid back accommodation.

Great hotel on a beautiful beach. Comfortable beds and great breakfast included.

To say the Alamanda is a "resort" is a stretch. To say it is in a "resort area" is more accurate. The Alamanda is located next to a "square" with a number of restaurants, small businesses, a laundry (not a Laundromat), and a small grocery store. The grocery store is about the size of a U.S. convenient store and is across the street from "the square". Look for the name "Casino". Beach restaurants/bars and watersport activities are on the beach immediately to the south. The hotel was pleasant, clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful. We were there 6 days and saw no bugs. There is a concern about mosquito-born illness, but during 6 days, including a visit to the Loterie Farm and hike through the jungle to Pic du Paradis, we saw only two mosquitoes and we were not wearing repellant (although we had some at the ready). There were no rats (although there were three friendly cats that roamed the grounds). As far as we're concerned, the Alamanda is on the beach. Walk down a 50 foot path, cross a dirt beach access road and you're there. Because you're staying at the Alamanda, you get free access to the beach chairs from the beach restaurant next door. The Alamanda's swimming pool was large, clean, and you'll probably have it all to yourselves. The continental breakfast was good -- unlimited coffee or tea, a large glass of juice of your choice, a large serving of fresh fruit, and a basket of breads and pastries. You can order more (omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, etc.) at additional cost. However, we found the added cost items were the equivalent of food at Denny's. Contrary to their website, there was no airport shuttle. We took a taxi and it was $25 (dollars) one way for two people. We had an ocean view room on the second floor (recommended). You can see the ocean through the coconut trees from the ocean view rooms but you will not have an unobstructed view. The room was large, air conditioning worked well, there was a ceiling fan, several chairs, a table, and a king sized bed with a firm, but comfortable mattress. The TV brought in about 40 channels. The room had a kitchenette and a balcony with two chairs, foot rests, and tables. The hotel loaned us a converter for electricity for a refundable $100 deposit. The bathroom was large with a hair dryer and a selection of soaps/shampoos. The only beef with the bathroom was the tub (as others have stated). The tub had a significant step-over. It was wider at the top that the bottom. I could stand sideways and my heels and toes could touch the bottom sides. The shower head could be used as a regular shower or a hand-held one, but we always used it as hand-held. There was no shower curtain or shower doors and water went everywhere. There were no grab bars. Given the shape of the tub, high step over, water everywhere and no grab bars, I would caution you to be very careful getting in and out of the tub. About the exchange rate: As I write this, the exchange rate was $1 = 1.37 Euros. Prices are often listed in Euros. For a ballpark figure, add 40% more. For instance, if a hamburger is listed at 10 Euros, 40% of that is $4, so that hamburger will run you about $14. The beach restaurants/bars on the beach often have a 1:1 exchange rate and it's MUCH cheaper to eat there (or get food at the small grocery store), rather than eating at the "square" next door. To save a buck or two, the Butterfly Farm is located down the "beach access road" a 25 minute walk from the Alamanda. The road is well-traveled but narrow, so walk facing traffic and keep well to the side. We really liked the Alamanda, would recommend it (and its location) and would return.

Alamanda isn't a 5 star hotel on Orient Bay, but it's by far the best hotel there, and I've stayed in a few others to compare. It's centrally located on the beach and only a few steps from Orient Village where there are a number of restaurants and village entertainment on certain nights. Alamanda is clean and comfortable, and staffed with friendly, helpful people. The hotel offers a free continental breakfast every morning alongside the pretty kidney shaped pool, and American and French TV channels in the rooms for those inclined to watch. The internet service can be very slow at times and rooms are not equal in receiving it depending on the location. The ice machine is a must for vacationers but when it broke recently it's repair was either not a priority for the hotel or it was just going to be done on "Island Time." When I departed it's demise was on Day 4, and there were some pretty annoyed guests by then.

The Alamanda is right on Orient Beach. Alot of nice beach bars. Not much night life, just a little village out the back door that does have quite a few restaurants, all of which were very good. The rooms were clean, although the showers were just hand held and no shower curtains, a little strange, the floor was always soaked after a shower. The pool is small and I never saw anyone in it. The Alamanda is plain and simple - no frills - no bar, no lounge, not even a vending machine. Be prepared for the high cost of everything on the beach and at the restaurants.

Very nice Continental breakfast, I miss the liquor bar, G.reat Beach good location. The rooms were very clean but the bed could use some help, not the nost comfortable. Very friendly staff and very helpful. I will definitely return.

Hotel staff very helpful and courteous. Check-in quick and easy. We were given a choice between two rooms and oriented to room. The lady serving complimentary breakfast is the best! Patio fairly private and large with comfortable lounge chairs. Beach about 50 yards away with included beach loungers, umbrellas and waiters bringing drinks and food.

This is a nice hotel next to a stupendous beach. The location was perfect. If you drive yourself from the airport at night, make sure you get good directions as there are no road signs and the resort is not marked from the road. Access to the beach was great and restaurants were right next door. If your looking for R&R this is perfect for you. Access to other activities is available also. We'll go back.

Our stay was generally comfortable. Continental breakfast was excellent. The room and patio were large and airy. Desk staff were helpful and knowledgeable. Arnaud was over-the-top. Cleaning staff could use more training. Crew had no idea what door signs meant for when to come clean the room. Maid completely ignored "early" sign. We had to ask 3 times to get it done. Very noisy at night. Location is off the restaurant square.

The location (wow), comfort and cleanliness (great), staff (wonderful) makes for a really exceptional value. Treat yourself to a true relaxing holiday!!

The location is great, hotel is nice but dated and you can tell management is very laid back...no manager or supervisor is checking the rooms. The cleaning is basic, mopping and toweling the bowl and sink. And if you forget to tip, they will forget to replace the soap, and will not touch your glasses or any other dirty ware in the sink. The room is filthy on corners, under the bed, and the ceiling fan has accumulated dust from last century, as well as dresser and night stands. The sheets were even broken, with holes, yes! The property needs some TLC. Staff is basic island service...do not expect much. Breakfast is only 2 croissants, half baguette, butter & jam, fruit salad, juice, coffee and tea. Any other extras like 2 eggs start at 6 euros. Pros: location, AC, fridge, close restaurants and market, free chair and umbrella (2nd raw) on beach. Wi-fi works at the lobby area, sometimes you get weak signal at your room, especially if you are far away form lobby.

Great modest clean hotel on Orient Beach in the perfect location.

This resort is the perfect place to enjoy Orient Beach. The resort is small, only 42 rooms, which was just perfect for us. It was quiet, but close to the action if you wanted it. The beach is beautiful. The room size was good, with a small kitchenette, a water closet and separate bathroom with sink and bathtub. They had a few issues with water while we were there, but were actively working to fix and everything seemed fine. Kakao beach bar and restaurant provides beach chairs and umbrellas for resort guests free of charge, but be aware that you still have to pay $10/person if you want to sit in the first row by the water. The drinks and food at Kakao was good, drinks had long pours. There is also a little "village" area about a 3 minute walk away that has several restaurants and a little convenience store that also sells fresh baked goods, pizza by the slice and quiche as well as liquor and cigarettes. Enjoyed french bread and cheese from this store. The balconies at the hotel were nice sized and we enjoyed sitting there and watching the world go by. It can get a bit warm as the air conditioner exhausts on the balcony, but we just turned the a/c off while we were sitting out there. The trade winds provided a comfortable experience. Room had a t.v., could not even tell you if it worked - we never turned it on! There is a fair number of women who sunbathe topless - no big deal. Occasionally, there will be a few folks who don't pay attention to the signs saying nudity prohibited and will walk down the beach totally nude. Again, not a big deal - mostly happening early morning as they go from one end of the beach over to Club Orient or later in the afternoon - making the reverse trip. Overall, I loved the location and felt the resort was a comfortable place to stay. It was not elegant, so if that's what you are looking for, look elsewhere. It was very comfortable and a superb location.

We stayed at Alamanda for 8 days. It is situated about 50 yards/metres from the beach and about 100yards/metres from the "Village" where there are numerous very good restaurants. Lunch you get on the beach and dinner at the village. The location is perfect. There are numerous Restaurants along the beach - however, the restaurant affliliated with Alamanda (Kakao) is excellent. The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms are comfortable and clean. We will definitely return and definitely recommend staying there.

Baie Orientale Bp 5166 Orient Bay

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Orient Bay, Alamanda Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of sights such as Coconut Grove Beach and Butterfly Farm. This 3-star hotel has 42 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also close to Pinel Island and Anse Marcel Beach.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 42 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchenettes and furnished patios, and there's space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free bottled water are also standard.


Property features

At Alamanda Resort, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a rooftop terrace. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 45 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, Pool View (Deluxe Beach Level)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Duplex, Ocean View

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Alamanda Resort

Everyone (1) Couples (53) Family (1) Other (2) Friends (1)
4

great resort, great location.

Everyone

Perfectly located. Walking distance to beach, five restaurants, multiple bars and grocery store. Staff very friendly. Upon check in, desk clerk escorted me to room, reviewed door lock, room safe, and electrical requirements for my personal electronic devices. Extremely helpful.

By , from Houston, TX on Mar 17, 2017

5

my favorite vacation

Couples

Excellent place , hard to make reservation lately though

By on May 29, 2015

4

great beach location

Couples

Hotel was charming on the beach. Perfect laid back charm, with nice restaurants to walk to. If your looking for a relaxing time, this is a great choice.

By on Mar 24, 2015

3

relaxing vacation with my hubby

Couples

Hotel needs updated. Beds are uncomfortable. It is overpriced,

By on Jan 26, 2015

4

excellent location and staff.

Couples

The location is excellent and the staff was very accommodating. The breakfast, room, and value was good. The tubs are unusual and uncomfortable, the water pressure was poor. The pool was good. Being close to Grand Case restaurants was also important. Our first time going in November, will go back to going in April, May. Island needs more time to recover from autumn hurricanes and storms.

By on Nov 17, 2014

3

good not great

Couples

The Alamanda is a good hotel that could be great with a few updates. We have been there 9 times and still has same devour. Beds are uncomfortable and shower is in need of new shower curtains the floor gets sopping wet. There is no place to get snacks at night. Breakfast is great and staff is very nice. Location makes this place a favorite.

By on Oct 27, 2014

4

love the area!

Singles

Great check-in! Very nice area near restaurants, convenience store and the BEACH. Only drawback was the ice machine was out of order, however I was able to purchase ice at the store. A nice clean, laid back accommodation.

By on Aug 19, 2014

4

beautiful location

GetawayWithFriends

Great hotel on a beautiful beach. Comfortable beds and great breakfast included.

By on Aug 12, 2014

4

great choice on orient bay

Couples

To say the Alamanda is a "resort" is a stretch. To say it is in a "resort area" is more accurate. The Alamanda is located next to a "square" with a number of restaurants, small businesses, a laundry (not a Laundromat), and a small grocery store. The grocery store is about the size of a U.S. convenient store and is across the street from "the square". Look for the name "Casino". Beach restaurants/bars and watersport activities are on the beach immediately to the south. The hotel was pleasant, clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful. We were there 6 days and saw no bugs. There is a concern about mosquito-born illness, but during 6 days, including a visit to the Loterie Farm and hike through the jungle to Pic du Paradis, we saw only two mosquitoes and we were not wearing repellant (although we had some at the ready). There were no rats (although there were three friendly cats that roamed the grounds). As far as we're concerned, the Alamanda is on the beach. Walk down a 50 foot path, cross a dirt beach access road and you're there. Because you're staying at the Alamanda, you get free access to the beach chairs from the beach restaurant next door. The Alamanda's swimming pool was large, clean, and you'll probably have it all to yourselves. The continental breakfast was good -- unlimited coffee or tea, a large glass of juice of your choice, a large serving of fresh fruit, and a basket of breads and pastries. You can order more (omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, etc.) at additional cost. However, we found the added cost items were the equivalent of food at Denny's. Contrary to their website, there was no airport shuttle. We took a taxi and it was $25 (dollars) one way for two people. We had an ocean view room on the second floor (recommended). You can see the ocean through the coconut trees from the ocean view rooms but you will not have an unobstructed view. The room was large, air conditioning worked well, there was a ceiling fan, several chairs, a table, and a king sized bed with a firm, but comfortable mattress. The TV brought in about 40 channels. The room had a kitchenette and a balcony with two chairs, foot rests, and tables. The hotel loaned us a converter for electricity for a refundable $100 deposit. The bathroom was large with a hair dryer and a selection of soaps/shampoos. The only beef with the bathroom was the tub (as others have stated). The tub had a significant step-over. It was wider at the top that the bottom. I could stand sideways and my heels and toes could touch the bottom sides. The shower head could be used as a regular shower or a hand-held one, but we always used it as hand-held. There was no shower curtain or shower doors and water went everywhere. There were no grab bars. Given the shape of the tub, high step over, water everywhere and no grab bars, I would caution you to be very careful getting in and out of the tub. About the exchange rate: As I write this, the exchange rate was $1 = 1.37 Euros. Prices are often listed in Euros. For a ballpark figure, add 40% more. For instance, if a hamburger is listed at 10 Euros, 40% of that is $4, so that hamburger will run you about $14. The beach restaurants/bars on the beach often have a 1:1 exchange rate and it's MUCH cheaper to eat there (or get food at the small grocery store), rather than eating at the "square" next door. To save a buck or two, the Butterfly Farm is located down the "beach access road" a 25 minute walk from the Alamanda. The road is well-traveled but narrow, so walk facing traffic and keep well to the side. We really liked the Alamanda, would recommend it (and its location) and would return.

By on Jun 1, 2014

4

best place and location

Couples

Alamanda isn't a 5 star hotel on Orient Bay, but it's by far the best hotel there, and I've stayed in a few others to compare. It's centrally located on the beach and only a few steps from Orient Village where there are a number of restaurants and village entertainment on certain nights. Alamanda is clean and comfortable, and staffed with friendly, helpful people. The hotel offers a free continental breakfast every morning alongside the pretty kidney shaped pool, and American and French TV channels in the rooms for those inclined to watch. The internet service can be very slow at times and rooms are not equal in receiving it depending on the location. The ice machine is a must for vacationers but when it broke recently it's repair was either not a priority for the hotel or it was just going to be done on "Island Time." When I departed it's demise was on Day 4, and there were some pretty annoyed guests by then.

By on May 6, 2014