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EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

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On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
Terrace/Patio
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Overview of EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

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EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

3.5 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
34 White Sands Road, Simpson Bay

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSimpson Bay Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationMaho Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationCasino Royale14 min walk
  • AirportPhilipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.)8 min drive

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About this area

Simpson Bay

Located in Simpson Bay, EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel is near the airport and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Maho Beach and Mullet Bay Beach. With kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Simpson Bay Beach - 1 min walk
  • Dunes Casino - 6 min walk
  • Maho Beach - 10 min walk
  • Maho Bay - 10 min walk
  • Casino Royale - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Princess Juliana Intl. Airport (SXM) - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • El Zafiro — 1 min walk
  • Sunset Bar & Grill — 10 min walk
  • Sunset Beach Bar — 10 min walk
  • Moomba — 14 min walk
  • Amigo's — 14 min walk

About this property

EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

3.5-star hotel on the beach, near Maho Beach
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as spa services or a picnic area. All 4 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Conveniences include refrigerators and coffee makers, and guests will appreciate thoughtful touches like free minibar items and espresso makers.
EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel offers 4 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and espresso makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 50-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Simpson Bay hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - on the beach

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • 4G smartphone data speed
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Safe
  • Smartphone
  • Smartphone free calls (unlimited)
  • Smartphone data usage (unlimited)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Sint Maarten Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Property is also known as

EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Simpson Bay
EL Zafiro Boutique Simpson Bay
EL Zafiro Boutique
EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Hotel
EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Simpson Bay
EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Hotel Simpson Bay

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 63 out of 100 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 22 out of 100 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 100 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 100 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 100 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Staffs does not have good customer service, their attitude is unacceptable
Stayed 15 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the beach front location and closeness to Maho beach
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
We stayed in the Diamond Suite and the suite overall seemed up to date but every single wall had cracks in it. The door moldings were dated and needed to be refreshed. Some were cut out to fit a light switch. It is obvious there is no real upkeep with the maintenance of the place. It just seems like paint is applied over damages. The mattresses are very cheap and feel boxy. I was uncomfortable each night….even the sofa seemed very uncomfortable. The staff was very friendly and bubbly aside from the “front desk” or “check-in/out” person. She seemed very tired of her job and just dry and unhappy. Not very verbal or bubbly. She seemed more fit for a room cleaner position rather than the first face you deal with upon arrival. Not very welcoming. The prices for liability or replacing keys or lost towel card were a little outlandish plus a room deposit. The beach, that is literally right outside, has strong waves and is not like the other advertised beaches on the island. The water however is extremely clear, and the waves crashing are extremely soothing at night. They are very specific about house keeping and which hours they come and when it is that you have to put the door sign on display for them. All in all, I would not recommend this place to anyone who is not looking for just a place to crash. Shower, sleep and out the door to explore.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great airport shuttle service, proactive staff in checking In-N-Out and answering questions. Just steps away from beach. Quiet as planes do not fly at night. Does need some painting.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021