Thoughts, Comments, and Suggestions on
Alizes Car Rental - Best 4 Less -
Guestbook of 2009 - 2013
We rented a car in September 2009 and greatly enjoyed Martine's services, their well maintained cars and her attentive way dealing with us. We'll take a car again, when we return to St. Maarten.
Bob Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
10/3/2009 10:37:36 PM - ip address:188.8.131.52
Great cars at very fair rates! Thank you guys!
Lisa Schell, lisa.schell.gmx.net
10/10/2009 5:35:33 PM - ip address:179.112.305.182
We rented a Hyundai SUV from Martine and believe, this is what you got to do on the island. The roads can be in rough condition, and we were glad that we rented a vehicle which could handle rough roads. Martine picked us up at the airport and all went very smoothly! No complaints whatsoever!
Tim Sotheby, email@example.com
10/12/2009 6:21:11 PM - ip address:184.108.40.206
Thank you for going the extra mile for us! Sorry that we had you waiting so long for us due to our delayed flight! Tom
Tom Orr, firstname.lastname@example.org
10/17/2009 9:30:59 PM - ip address:220.127.116.11
Frankly, we were afraid renting on the French side as we do not speak French. Luckily, we could easily cope in English with you! Did you immediately find the car on the airport parking lot, which we dropped off early morning? Thanks for making it so easy to deal with!
Susy and Bill
Susy + Bill Skorozy, Susyrozy@usa.net
10/23/2009 3:47:07 PM - ip address:18.104.22.168
Great website! I will book soon!
Ron Sadler, RonmyS@juno.com
10/28/2009 10:45:41 AM - ip address:22.214.171.124
Hi, I was told that the Dutch side rental cars have a special rental car license plate. Is it correct that the French side cars, like yours, are not marked as rental cars? I don't like to be branded :). If so, I like to book with you! Friends of ours had recommended you.
Jennifer Mindao, email@example.com
10/29/2009 1:56:16 PM - ip address:126.96.36.199
Thanks for the pick up at the airport at night! Fast formalities, much appreciated! We made it to our villa with your directions! Cheers, Lou
Lou Weijzer, firstname.lastname@example.org
11/2/2009 5:04:36 PM - ip address:188.8.131.52
Just Perfect! Thanks!
Richard Johnson, email@example.com
11/18/2009 9:45:16 PM - ip address:184.108.40.206
Hello Martine, just wanted to say thank you for the pick up at the airport and taking care for our needs. The car was in very good condition, and it served well our island exploring. Looking forward to next year and renting again from you folks, Ed and Lisa
Ed Sorensen, ed2Sorensen@sympatico.ca
1/9/2010 8:41:56 PM - ip address:220.127.116.11
Just wanted to say thank you for your outstanding service on St. Maarten. We didn't know what to expect as we usually book with the well known big brands. So my family and I had been pleasantly surprised by your service, your cars, and everything was just fine at even lower rates than what we usually pay on the islands. We very much appreciated doing business with you and Michel!
John Raker, firstname.lastname@example.org
3/17/2010 9:03:24 PM - ip address:18.104.22.168
Hi, just returned from the island and enjoyed the rides on your Terios! The right choice for the island roads. Thanks for meeting us at the airport. Will keep you in mind for our next trip! See you next year, Gordon
Gordon Winterbottom, email@example.com
4/29/2010 9:01:42 PM - ip address:22.214.171.124
Thank you guys for a great job! We would not have found our way to our rental villa without your guidance and escorting. It is good to know having a reliable and helpful partner, when arriving first time on an unknown island. Thank you again!
Ralph Hull, firstname.lastname@example.org
5/16/2010 1:04:24 PM - ip address:126.96.36.199
Great job! Count on us, next visit again with Alizes!
Bruce Westfield, BruceWestfield1955@yahoo.com
1/08/2011 11:33:34 PM - ip address:188.8.131.52
Hi, we had a fantastic time on the island! An important part was the great rental car service. After reading on website forums about some of the rental companies on the island, we were not sure what to expect. It turned out to be a perfect experience: prompt delivery, easy paperwork, fair rates, and clean vehicle.Looking forward to rent from you again!
John Murphy, JMurphy58@yahoo.com
3/23/2011 9:38:38 PM - ip address:184.108.40.206
We had a great time on the island! Your well maintained car was very helpful, when exploring the wonderful beaches, and all the other great places! Thank you and see you soon again,
Frank Woolsted, Frank.Woolsted@cadum.com
7/6/2011 6:44:01 PM - ip address:220.127.116.11
Hi there Martine;
Just a short note to say how pleased we were with Alizes Car Rental on our recent trip - back home now though, Boo Hoo !
For the benefit of anybody reading this:
Rental June/July 2011
I had not used Alizes before – I came across them online whilst looking at some alternatives this year and by chance they were also mentioned in some documentation the owner of the property we were renting had put together. Not the very cheapest but still competitive - communication from Martine via e-mail was prompt and being based on the French side the registration plate was French .
Collection at the airport was arranged and whilst we were a little late arriving on our AF flight from Paris Jean-Paul was there to meet us in arrivals with the car in the car park. It was clean, had a full tank of petrol (much better to return that way) and short of 3 or 4 minor marks from previous rentals was in very good condition. Spare (spacesaver) wheel was in the boot.
As is normal Jean-Paul did a “walk around” of the car to identify and note the marks and I took a few pictures for future reference if needed. Paperwork was completed and as the car parking ticket had been paid we were off in what was probably 10/15 mins at most.
Drop off at the airport on our return was just as smooth an operation. Jean-Paul greeted us with his cheery manner at the time we agreed – checked the car over and everything was OK and hassle free.
Obviously we can all have different experiences with rental agencies however I was extremely happy with the personal service we received and will have no problems in going straight back to Martine the next time we are over.
Jonathan & Wendy, U.K.,
7/29/2011 12:24:04 PM - ip address:18.104.22.168
We had several different car rentals before, when being on St. Maarten. This one is just the best! Great value for the reasonable rates! Faster and more personal service than the big companies I used before. Thanks, guys!
Jamie Sanders, JSanders@ralston.com
8/18/2011 7:05:16 PM - ip address:22.214.171.124
Hi Martine! We are looking forward to our island visit this season. You did such a great job last year, and your low rates helped to extend our budget. No doubt, we'll rent from you again in March! Looking forward seeing you at the airport exit!
Andrew Jacobs, AndyRJacobs@ymail.com
1/20/2012 6:54:57 AM - ip address:126.96.36.199
EASY RENT! PERFECT SERVICE! GOOD RATES! NEXT VISIT WE WILL RENT AGAIN AT YOUR OFFICE!
MAKKELIJK HUREN! GOEDE SERVICE! SCHERP TARIEF! BIJ DE VOLGENDE BEZOEK HUREN WIJ WEER BIJ JOU!
EINFACH MIETEN! GUTER SERVICE! GÜNSTIGER TARIEF! BEIM NÄCHSTEN MAL MIETEN WIR WIEDER BEI DIR!
HELMUT MATHIS, email@example.com
1/27/2012 4:25:41 PM - ip address:188.8.131.52
Ted Winchester, firstname.lastname@example.org
2/9/2012 1:27:53 PM - ip address:184.108.40.206
It has been a perfect vacation. Your car rental service contributed to our happiness. Just as you told us before, we met your guys at the airport, the car was in great shape, easy to drop off, everything worked smoothly. Thank you!
the best spinner, Ghuhus@gmail.com
6/16/2012 9:39:34 PM - ip address:220.127.116.11
We leased a car for a week with Alizes 7/21/12. Had the best service ever anywhere. Travel there every year and have never recieved better service or better vehicle. Martine met us at the airport after or flight was delayed and was able to return the vehicle to the airport with no problem.
Thanks again Martine will see you next year.
Kenneth Howell, email@example.com
7/28/2012 6:32:52 PM - ip address:18.104.22.168
just would like to thank you for a great experience with you. Everything worked out fine, meeting you at the airport, the car was in good shape, almost new, and the rates were exactly as you told us before. Hope to see you again on our next SXM trip!
Roger Curtis, Caribtravelers@ymail.com
9/5/2012 7:33:23 PM - ip address:22.214.171.124
Thank you, Martine! You made our car rental a really nice and easy experience from your meeting us at the airport to the easy car return. You not only provided us with dependable transportation, but you saved the day for me as I locked the keys in the car at Friar's Beach. Many thanks for your kindness!! Will always give you good reviews and recommendations! Have a great week!
Janice Badger, firstname.lastname@example.org
9/11/2012 12:07:36 PM - ip address:126.96.36.199
Hello "Best for Less",
just wanted to drop a line and telling you that you did a great job. The car was in mint condition. We enjoyed every second of our sightseeing trips. Meeting you at the airport was easy and convenient, no waiting, fast service, just the way as I wish the big companies would do! Thanks, Bob
Bob Holler, bigrobertH@gmail.com
9/17/2012 8:25:56 AM - ip address:188.8.131.52
Thanks so much Martine for great service and convenient pickup at the airport. The car was excellent and made our stay very enjoyable. We'll be sure to rent from you next time.. and we hope it's soon!
John & Becky Johnson
John Johnson, JLJohnsonDDS@skybest.com
9/18/2012 12:47:47 AM - ip address:184.108.40.206
After seeing a post on the Fodor site about renting cars in St Maarten, we clicked on this website and reserved a small Kia Picanto. We met Martine at the airport, just as she described, and left the chaos of all the other rental-related activities in the terminal to go directly to the car we had reserved in the parking lot. While the posts in this Fodor blog were pretty scary, we had a much different check-out experience with her, though we were very careful to note any scratches, dents or doors that didn't lock (they all did) before signing the contract.
We were off and running after about 10 minutes, filled the tank up (you start with a quarter tank) and proceeded to drive all around the island over the week. As others have recommended here, your island experience would be difficult and expensive if you had to depend on taxis and busses. Renting a car is the way to go. We were able to do and go where we wanted, but we were careful about where we parked because we did hear some stories about how con-men occasionally tried to stop you or even flatten your tires. There are some travel anxieties on the island that we heard about, but we had nothing but good experiences in all the trips we made. It's good to be aware.
When we returned the car again, Martine's check-in process was easy and honest. Since the island is so small, we were able to drive wherever we wanted and it still cost us only $8 to get the tank back to a quarter-tank as required. Alizes Rental was a great way for us to go. No issues and exactly as described on her website.
9/24/2012 12:50:23 PM - ip address:220.127.116.11
Had never traveled to St Maarten before, but was told by many that renting a car was a must. After a week on the beautiful island, I concur... it is necessary to rent a car to explore.
When it came time to find a rental company, I read many horror stories but one company stood out as always being well recommended... Alizes.
Our experience with Alizes was excellent. Great, well cared for compact car and really easy pickup and drop off process.
We'll be back to SXM and Alizes.
3/4/2013 5:14:20 PM - ip address:18.104.22.168
Had a 2 week rental from Alizes in March 2013.
Veronique met us at the Airport as arranged even though our flight was 3 hours behind schedule.
The Kia Picanto was ideal for 2 adults + luggage. On pick up car was clean and clearly well maintained. Veronique kindly led us to our accommodation which would have been a trifle tricky to find in the dark.
Absolutely no problems with the car over the 2 weeks, and it's size perfect for the islands narrow and twisty roads.
To catch our outbound flight Veronique once again met us at the airport as arranged and the car return was a breeze.
This was one of the best car rental experiences I've had (both for business and pleasure), was competitvely priced and the pick up and return arrangements in the airport car park so much easier than going with one of the more recognised firms all of who have off site facilities with bus rides involved.
Kudos to all at Alizes !!
Jon and Hilary Eade, Alberta Canada, email@example.com
3/31/2013 3:26:07 PM - ip address:22.214.171.124