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Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
"The Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse is St. Maarten's oldest and most charming inn. Formerly a rooster farm, Governor's home, V.I.P. guest house, and Dutch Royal Residence, it is ideally located in Philipsburg on a white sand beach amidst enchanting tropical gardens and enclosed within its original stone walls: a green oasis hidden on Front Street. A national landmark and one of the last bastions of West Indian culture, the Pasanggrahan is secluded and offbeat in the heart of St. Maarten’s capital, and it's a minute's stroll to shops, restaurants, casinos, banks and other institutions and activities. This authentic, colonial style inn has all the special features of a larger hotel including concierge service, the Sidney Greenstreet Bar, boardwalk beach bar, complementary chaise lounges, beach towels, and social hour. “A special place for special people” General Information"This vintage West Indian-style guesthouse has a prime spot on the beach in Philipsburg, sandwiched between the busy, narrow main street of Philipsburg and the harbor. It's set back and shaded under tall trees, a charming relic from another time. In fact, this was once the summer home of the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, and the interior has a gracious, late-19th-century feel, with peacock bamboo chairs, Indian spool tables, and a gilt-framed oil portrait of the Dutch queen. The small- to medium-size accommodations have queen-size, double, or king-size beds with four-poster designs; some are in the main building and others are in an adjoining annex. The finest have genuine colonial flair, with antique secretaries and four-posters swaddled in mosquito netting, madras valances, hand-stitched quilts, beamed ceilings, and still life paintings. Set among lush palms is the harborfront Pasanggrahan Restaurant, which specializes in fresh fish caught by the hotel's own deep-sea charter fishing boat and family-style dinners.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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I love this hotel. I have been staying here for 12 years and only since the hurricane stayed on the renovated section. They upgraded me when I checked in and the room could have held 30 people comfortably! I like this hotel more because the restaurant and bar is not super busy
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Pasanggrahan Royal has been around since 1904 and suffered a lot of damage. We were pleased to help support them by getting a room there recently. The staff is wonderful, and breakfast is also great. The location is good if you are cruising since a short ride to the ship port is
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Many of the hotels on the island are generic concrete blocks. This is an exception, in a historic building right in town and facing the beach. It is not fancy, but room was spacious and clean. The whole island is still very much in storm recovery mode. Not a great bargain, but
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Very charming place to stay in philipsburg. Excellent staff and beautiful location. Great rooms who fabulous views. Close to everything in walking distance, Shops, restaurants, and grocery stores and marine.
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This hotel is a casualty from the hurricane Irma. My room which faced the ocean and had a great view was very nice. Completely remodeled and comfortable. This is were the nice things end. Workers are working on other rooms and continually smoke. This smoke enters my room at
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No just the parking in front it wasn't full the night we stay and the hotel was full
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Does the hotel accept the American Express Card?
We do not accept American express. Cards accepted are : Visa, Master and Discover. Kindly, Colbert Philips Reservations Dept.
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Are the deluxe seafront rooms non-smoking? Thanks.
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how far are you from the great bay express ferry to st barts? thanks!
You can see Bobby's Marina from the Boardwalk side of the hotel. When I sat on the beach, I saw the ferry coming and going. My iPhone kept connecting to the Bobby's Marina wireless connection if that's an idea of how close it is. You shouldn't have a problem walking there. I took a different ferry to St. Barth's from Oyster Bay on the French side, St. Martin, and that is easily a half hour away by car, without traffic. We took that ferry only because we were staying in St. Martin. The Great Bay express ferry is faster than the Oyster Bay ferry.
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"Of course everyone wants the ocean-facing rooms."
"Beach View"
"Ocean front rooms are the best of course. Due to hurricane damage, only 1-2 cruise ships a week stop here versus daily before the hurricane."
"Go with a beachfront room. Great sunsets from the balcony!"
"Try a different hotel"
US$346 - US$349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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