My husband and I stayed there 6 nights for the first leg of our honeymoon. Checking-in was effortless and the front desk staff was very friendly. After they found out that it was our honeymoon, the manager said "send them a champagne" and they did!
Our room was perfect, on the first floor, beach view, biggest terrace right above the hotel lounge. It was great hanging out there in the early evenings, listening to lounge music and enjoying a glass of wine, while looking at the picturesque bay.
Given that it was low season, there weren't many restaurant options in the evening, but it was OK because the hotel restaurant was outstanding. We ate there twice, and both times food and service were great. Also, the breakfast options were great as well, only wish there was more options on fruit.
Two of the days we were there, the cruise ships arrived and it was a bit of a mad house around lunch time, but that didn't stop us of enjoying the beautiful beach and our vacation.
We didn't rent a car until our second leg of the trip, because we were going to be at the French side at the island. On the Dutch side, where the hotel is located we didn't need it. The hotel's location is central and we walked to many places (including Divi Little Bay) and the cab ride to Simpson bay was $15.
We also arranged a couple of activities through the hotel (Anguilla Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise and Dinner Cruise), both were fantastic!
Overall: Fantastic, contemporary hotel, (folks were stopping to take pictures of it), boutique feeling, great service!
Side note: evening cab fare goes up in cost, after 10pm it becomes $20 and after 12am it becomes $25.
Wish list- fitness facility.
- 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 Martin / St Maarten/Philipsburg