Excellent choice. Recommendable both for pleasure or business. The hotel is located in Front Street, where you can start to shop as soon as you step out of the lobby. Shops (including major brands) all close to the hotel. You can either walk up or down the street in a relaxed way. Since the street is small the traffic is limited and cars are therefore forced to drive slowly. Need more shopping? Just take one of the alleys and walk towards the back of Front Street, to ...yes Back Street (that's the name) where you can continue shopping. Prices are reasonable since the whole island is duty free. Additionally you often get a discount. If you want to see other parts of the island or St. Martin (French side), just hop in a bus in Back Street. Instead of paying US$ 20 or more for a taxi, you can go to Marigot or Mullet Beach etc. for U$ 2. Most buses have air condition and don't wait till the bus is full to take off.
Tired of shopping? The beach is right behind the hotel. Between the hotel and the beach you have a nice board walk. Very neat and well maintained. Pleasant for a stroll in the morning hours or early evening or just to relax. A number of restaurants including Subway are located alongside the beach.
The restaurant as well as the terrace bar of Holland House has an ocean view. Breakfast is well taken care off, balanced and varied. In general the food is great. No complaints about the service either. The hotel room was equipped with all the amenities you usually are looking for. For about U$ 200 you get value for your money also considering the fact that the hotel is located downtown. The staff is also friendly and helpful, especially the front desk (Esther and tall guy).
Only one minus, the Wifi connection in the room (3-rd floor) frequently disconnected. But other than that, it's an excellent hotel! Thumbs up!
- 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