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Holland House Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Bridgetown, Barbados
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not perfect but close!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Having been at this hotel for the past 4 nights I am quite sad to leave tomorrow morning. While there was a bit of a rocky start and a longer than usual check in process I truly have enjoyed my stay here. The location is fantastic... Right on front street could not be better! The beach while not fantastic is visually breath taking and simply laying on the complimentary chairs is a treat of itself. The food has been consistently enjoyable and the service, while not always on point from the front desk staff has been great from the restaurant staff and housekeeping. I would definitely return to this comfortable room with one the best showers any weary traveller can ask for!

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This was our second stay at the Holland House which is located in the middle of Front Street, the main shopping district of Phillipsburg; with the Boardwalk and the beach to the front of the hotel. So if you are looking to do a bit of shopping as well as relaxing at the beach the Holland House is ideal. We stayed here in May 2012 and were upgraded to the Penthouse Suite which was absolutely wonderful. This time around we were not so lucky since the hotel appeared to be quite busy. Even so, we were very satisfied with our modern, spacious and comfortable Deluxe Ocean View Room located on the 3rd floor. Check-in was efficient and quick.

The staff is generally friendly and helpful, especially Esther at the front desk and Roy at the Beach Bar. The ladies at the main bar and Roy were very attentive to our needs. The Beach Bar is a relatively new addition which provides excellent food and beverage service while you lay on comfortable lounge chairs at the beach. Roy provided superb and prompt service as he brought us delicious burgers, salads, sandwiches and drinks while we soaked up the warmth of the sun.

We have eaten at different restaurants in Phillipsburg but we are of the opinion that none are as good as the food prepared by the chefs at the Holland House. A large complimentary breakfast is provided which is an advantage if you are on a budget. After a day of shopping, swimming or business guests can relax with a cocktail and finger foods at the Ocean Lounge, or have dinner at the restaurant which both overlook the Boardwalk and the sea. The ambience is inviting and romantic as the sun goes down.
Cons: wifi strength needs to be improved; hotel does not have a pool, gym or spa.

We would recommend this hotel to travelers who don't mind the bustle of shoppers and cruise ship tourists who crowd the beach and Front Street when the cruise ships dock.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We were walking along the beach front and wanted to sit down at a nice, outdoor restaurant for a good mid-day meal. What a pleasurable experience. Quiet, relaxing, great place to people watch, and the service was superior! The food, was served quickly with exceptional quality. If you are looking for a place to take a vacation from your vacation, this is the ideal spot!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed in this hotel the last two weeks everything was perfect.
The rooms are very nice at beach side.
Breakfast you can ask what you want and it will be served.
The guys at the beach Roy Jeffrey and Patrick does all the best they can do for you to enjoy your stay.
Restaurant has a great menu card in one word perfect.
We will come back to this Hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I have stayed at the Holland House for 2 years in a row in February. It's a lovely spot located right on the beach boardwalk in Philipsburg. They serve a buffet breakfast that while pricey, has a good selection of everything you might want to eat. The rooms are always clean, the staff is friendly and you can watch the cable if you're from New England like me and be glad you missed some of the cold weather and snow.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Maraval, Trinidad
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Service at Holland House is great and the relaxing and charming setting along the beach front is great. After shopping on the streets directly behind the hotel/restaurant you can relax and enjoy the view and watch life pass you by. I had fantastic tuna for lunch and although service is excellent the staff need to watch the tables t ensure glasses remain full the entire time.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Nantwich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Great service, relaxed meal in a charming setting on the beachfront. A lovely shady spot with a choice of comfortable loungers. Not the cheapest restaurant along the boardwalk but maybe one of the most stylish. Let's see what the rat of St Maarten has to offer over the next two weeks....

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Neil S
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Additional Information about Holland House Beach Hotel

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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