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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holland Hotel Beach
- Holland Beach
- Holland House Beach Hotel St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg