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Holland House Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Hyde Park, New York
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Only complaint is the noise”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

I agree with the positive reviews. The hotel is great. All the staff were excellent and friendly.

One issue we had was the constant loud music from the bands that play under the hut in front of the Toulula Mango restaurant on the boardwalk. It's just a few store fronts down from the hotel. They play loudly from about 12:30 PM until the late afternoon. We had to listen to the music while we relaxed on the beach whether we liked it or not. I would have liked a more relaxing afternoon by the beach.

The other issue is that the only thing there is to do is shop or enjoy a water related activity. There is no nightlife after the ships leave port.

Another thing we noticed was the disparity in prices. I paid $3.85 for a local Carib beer in the hotel and $1.50 on the boardwalk. Shop around you will see what I mean.

Select the breakfast option and you won't be disappointed. We had a lovely breakfast every morning while staring out on the Great Bay. Great Dutch coffee and besides the buffet you could have eggs, French toast and pancakes to order.

Room Tip: Get the beach view rooms. It's worth it. There is no swimming pool. Don't rent a car unle...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We are here for our second visit and it is even better than we remembered. We made the mistake of booking another hotel just down the street which turned into a nightmare very quickly. We left there and checked in here the following day and everything has been wonderful. Don't be fooled by a lower price because here you definitely get what you pay for. The staff is super attentive and the accommodations are wonderful. We had a beach front room and enjoyed views of the bay from sun up to sun down. If you want a truly wonderful experience in St Martín this is your hotel

Room Tip: Fourth floor Ocean front. 401 was great. Large balcony with wonderful views
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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charlotte
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stopped by for a nice dinner for a friends birthday. The meal was top notch. Atmosphere was the nicest i had seen on the Boardwalk. No complaints. We all enjoyed our dinners, appetizers and drinks. I would say it was the best meal of our trip. Price was as expected for an fine dining meal.

Room Tip: Didn't stay in hotel
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tortola
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2013

The staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. As a solo traveller I was made to feel very welcome and I was even given a late checkout at no cost to let me have shower facilities after a morning on the beach, in comfort. A great location and comfortable room. The customer service though, raised this hotel from good to an excellent stay and I will definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Go for the beach front, the rear is over the road which can get noisy
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here the night before catching a windstar cruise. On the beach in phillipsburg with Front street on the other side. Had a great time at the bar, thank you Torrey and staff! Food was excellent, service was tops! Room was basic with a pretty modern bathroom. We had four rooms, advise the middle rooms if on the ocean side, so avoid rooms 101, 201, 301, etc. and I think 107, 207, 307, etc on the other side. Linens were great, the entire property has been modernized.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

After walking down the boardwalk I picked the Holland House to get a beach chair since they had nice cushioned chairs and a fairly decent deal of 2 chairs, one umbrella, and four beers or other drinks for $25. Since I was single and willing to share the other chair with someone (which I did) they allowed me to pay half price for two beers and one chair. With the chair you also had use of their restrooms which were very clean and their outside fresh water shower.

Once their kitchen opened, they brought the menus out to everyone on the chairs and you could order and have your food delivered right there. They also came around periodically to take drink orders and to see if you needed anything else. Lunch was excellent and the service was great. I have to say that when I decide to come back for a land based vacation, I will definitely look to the Holland House for a room based on the great service I received on the beach.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

My husband and I have been to St. Maarten a few times, and we usually rent a vacation home. This time we only had a couple of days, so we didn't feel like renting a car and decided to stay close to the action. The hotel was very true to its pictures, the rooms are spacious, clean and sleek. The lobby, restaurant and lounge area are very nice, beautifully decorated and with a great view to the beach and cruise ships. The beach in front of the hotel is nice, definitely not the nicest on the island, but you can get a good swim and sun tan close by if you want. The hotel is literally in the middle of Front St, so you can walk up and down in the best area of the the Dutch side (which we prefer over the French).

Room Tip: Rooms with the street view can get noisy, you need to keep doors closed. Beware of balconies, they c...
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Property: Holland House Beach Hotel
Address: Frontstreet 43, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#4 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holland House Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located, right on the beach in downtown Philipsburg, the Holland House offers great charm, a unique ambiance and a rich Caribbean experience. Meet the friendly Islanders, relax and enjoy all that St. Maarten has to offer. The hotel is also located on Front Street, where you will find the best shops and boutiques on the island, all still Duty Free! The Hotel offers 54 rooms and suites all recently renovated, an award winning restaurant and wine cellar, a beautiful outdoor lounge deck and a magnificent beach right in front of the hotel with personal and attentive service. It's great to be here! ... more   less 
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