EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

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On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
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EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Maho Beach

8,6/10 Fabulous

124 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
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34 White Sands Road, Simpson Bay
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Maho Beach - 10 min walk
  • Mullet Bay Beach - 23 min walk
  • Simpson Bay Beach - 1 min drive
  • American University of the Caribbean - 14 min drive
  • Cupecoy Beach - 12 min drive
  • Kim Sha Beach - 14 min drive
  • Little Bay Beach - 25 min drive
  • Great Bay Beach - 28 min drive
  • Grand Case Beach - 28 min drive
  • University of St. Martin - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Princess Juliana Intl. Airport (SXM) - 10 min drive
  • Grand Case (SFG-L'Esperance) - 36 min drive
  • Gustavia (SBH-Gustaf III) - 20 miles/32.2 km
  • The Valley (AXA-Clayton J. Lloyd Intl.) - 12.2 miles/19.7 km
  • Saba (SAB-Juancho E. Yrausquin) - 28.2 miles/45.4 km
  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

Located just 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from the airport, EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or body treatments, and grab a bite to eat at El Zafiro, which serves fusion cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A beach bar, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace are other highlights. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant.

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Spa services

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Smartphone with 4G data speed, unlimited free calls and unlimited data usage
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Local maps

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body treatments.

Dining

El Zafiro - This restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

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Overall score and ratings

8,6

Fabulous

8,6/10

Cleanliness

8,7/10

Staff & service

8,4/10

Amenities

8,1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8,0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

PERRY, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Lancry, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Effiong, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ivan, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Maxime, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

We only stayed here one night. Property and rooms were great, right on the beach with a balcony view. I appreciated the fridges in the room and the spaciousness of the balcony.
Soufiane Wassim, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Disappointing this time
This was our second trip to El Zafiro after app. 5 years. The hotel is located beautifully on a great beach and has a good restaurant. We loved our first trip where the owners really seemed invested in making sure we had a good stay, but our second trip was more disappointing. We had a few issues with the room including a bad smell coming from the bathroom and a broken bedframe resulting in a sunken mattress (which took nearly our whole 8 night stay to fully remedy). Secondly, we felt like some of the hospitality team didn’t take to us well and although not hostile, were a bit rude and off-putting at times. Lastly, the all inclusive option was not fully flushed out on the menus, making for easy miscommunication. And due to this, the head hospitality woman’s attitude became so bad that I even felt uncomfortable to ask for bottled water (as a breastfeeding mother at the beach, this was particularly unsettling for me). The hotel was a great place to stay in the past and still could be, depending on the service team. It just wasn’t the best for us this go around.
8-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Marcie, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the closeness to the beach and the airport.
natalie, 3-night romance trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

Landon, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review