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Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I visited St. Maarten with 8 months old baby and my husband in Feb. 2014. I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. The front desk staff, cleaning lady, owner, bartender, kitchen staff, servers and every other staff were amazing. Great people. You feel safe. They watch out for you. This hotel is in a great location, right at board walk. We got a room on the ground floor if you open the door we face the beach. It was soo great. With my son this room worked out to be the best option for us. They have cool menus everyday if you would like eat there as well. Never got bored. You can do the board walk or the downtown philisburg within walking distance. price is affordable too. I would definitely go back. Simple and nice hotel.

Room Tip: I didn't see any swimming pool. No need for it when there is an ocean in 2 steps.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Had another really nice trip to St Maarten, My 10th time in the last 12 months.
I love staying at the Pasanggrahan. They now have a totally new kitchen. Food is wonderful!!
The owner Tini, took us on a fishing charter, we caught 2 Mahi Mahi 40+lb., 5 Wahoo the biggest
48lb and they cooked them every way you can imagine right at the resort. Was the best Fish I ever ate!!! They have beautiful suites in the new building, and the original rooms are mine and my wife's favorite ,we love the antique furniture and the old island feel!!! Can't wait to go back

Room Tip: All the suites with ocean views are really nice!! The are very large rooms! The original rooms are...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

This was our third visit to St. Maarten and our second stay at the Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse. The rooms are comfortable, the location is great and the staff is simply first class. The restaurant & beach bar are also excellent.

We will stay here again!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank claytonj2014
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed in the old part of the hotel which I found to be very comfortable and well appointed. The staff was great. Lunch at the hotel restaurant was delicious and our waitress was very attentive. I would recommend this hotel to anyone but just one tip: it takes a long time for the water to warm up so don't give up on that hot shower!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We returned to Pasanggrahan for the second time. We stayed here at the end our of sailing adventure; enjoyed being back on land, taking a real shower, sleeping on a comfy mattress, and being treated to excellent service. The location provides for last minute souvenir shopping, excellent restaurants (includingthe hotel restaurant/bar), and donating at the nearby casino. Highly recommend the Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

This hotel reopened three weeks ago, and our sailing group spend a night here after turning our sailboat back in before heading home. My room was very nice, with a big verandah overlooking the harbor. We had lunch outside in the hotel courtyard - a wonderful lunch. Great mudslides and cold beer! The staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Unless you travel light, ask for a room on the 2nd floor, as there's no elevator for the rooms o...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

I agree with all of the other reviewers - stay in the new section! We had a wonderful suite #303 for 2 nights in January. The bathroom was huge - walk in shower, deep bath, twin sinks, separate toilet area, large vanity table. Small kitchenette with micro, sink and a wine cooler (no refrigerator).Also had a coffee maker but no coffee. The sleeping area had a king size 4 poster bed with netting around it. Not sure if that was for looks or for mosquitos! There were NO mosquitos and the room is air conditioned as well as screened. The balcony is wonderful - large with a view over the beach, water and docks. Colbert in the front office was nice to work with. We also appreciated the dining staff who were always up beat. And Janet at the bar was great. The elevator was appreciated! My only negative comment is the lack of a personal safe in the room. We will definitely stay here again and recommend it to others who want a short stay in the most convenient spot in Phillipsburg. Remember this is a "guesthouse" and NOT a convention hotel!

Room Tip: Definitely want the new section. They are aware there are problems with the older side. I suggest...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse

Address: Front Street # 19, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
Region: Caribbean > St Martin / St Maarten > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philipsburg
#4 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
Price Range: £75 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"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. ... more   less 
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