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Holland House Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Depends on what you want”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

My husband and I recently celebrated our two year wedding anniversary in St. Maarten. I think that it is important that readers understand what to expect if staying at the Holland House. There are both pros and cons to consider and I will try to evenly highlight both. First off, the Holland House is obviously not a five star hotel. If that is what you are expecting, stay elsewhere. I must admit, from reading the reviews, I expected much more from the basic ocean view room before I arrived. Me and my husband were disappointed when we arrived in our ocean view room. The room was rather small, a bit dated, and had a strange, unpleasant odor. We immediately called down to the front desk to see what could be done about the room. To our surprise, the management upgraded us to the Junior Suite. This room was sooooo much better. It smelled very clean and was very spacious. The balcony also offered a great view of the beach. I realize that this room is much more expensive than the others, but if you are staying at the Holland House and want a spacious, comfortable, and modern room, book the Junior Suite. The regular ocean view doesn't even compare. If you are ok with a small and dated looking room, try the street or ocean view. The Junior Suite has two televisions and an amazing ceiling fan that goes at such a high speed, sometimes a/c was not necessary. The only con to this room was that there was a strange sewage smell that came from the bathroom during the evening on two different occasions. The smell lasted for about half an hour each time, and eventually fully dissipated. This may have been due to some issue within the entire hotel, I am not sure. Overall, this was a very good room. I cannot stress enough, if you are picky about your living quarters, book the Junior Suite!! It is even more modern that the Penthouse Suite. We had an issue with our key during our stay and management offered to upgrade us again to the Penthouse. While it was very large and roomy, it was definitely more dated than the smaller Junior Suite, so we opted to stay in the Junior Suite.

The breakfast buffet was included in our booking and it was awesome. Along with the buffet, we were able to have the kitchen prepare another complimentary item each morning. We mostly asked for omelettes, and on one occasion we had french toast which was delicious. The area where you eat is very nice and offers a great view of the beach and board walk. Ceiling fans were on to keep the area cool. The eating and lounging areas are some of the nicest things about the hotel.

The people at the front desk were great about helping request a taxi for us whenever we needed to go out for a distance. They also sent up a complimentary bottle of champagne on the night of our anniversary, which was very nice.

All in all, staying in the Holland House is all about what you are expecting. Again, if you want a five star experience, you should probably look at the more expensive places on the island. If you are looking for comfort and great access to the beach, boardwalk, and Frontstreet, stay at the Holland House and request the Junior Suite.

Room Tip: I cannot stress enough, if you want to be comfortable book the Junior Suite.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

I would like to thank all of the staff and management for making my fiancé and I feel like a home away from home. The service is OUTSTANDING and the employees are amazing. Thank Roy at the bar, Keisha at the Resturant, and Luisanny at the Front Desk for amazing service. I also would like to thank the gentleman (can't remember his name) who made sure the lobby was cleaned. Housekeeping kept our room clean and said good morning/afternoon everyday. We will be back and recommend this Hotel to our family and friends.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Candiac, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

I traveled end of June 2014 for business. I stayed at HHBH for 5 nights. The pictures from the web site represent well the Hotel. Beach Front, Near many shopping stores. A quick drive to almost anywhere on the island. My room was clean I had a ocean view (very nice). Near the cruise ships dock. So when ships are In, it brings a lot of people, but always have a place on the beach, since the Hotel have a reserved section with chairs & umbrellas for the Hotel Guest.

The Food is Amazing at the Hotel Restaurant, I try many things and they we're all good. I would definitely be back to HHBH.

You can also get service directly on the beach, they can serve you your drinks even meals.

Special Hello To Roy (Bartender) Orange Juice & Club Soda ;-)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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toronto, canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights it was in the perfect location for us beach in front with many resteraunts to choose from and shopping in the back. The hotel resteraunt has a seafood pasta to die for! Best I've ever had. It was our anniversary so they surprised us with a complimentary bottle of champagne. We would stay here again.

Stayed July 2014
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Didn't stay in this hotel as we were on the cruise ship but we did stop at the bar in the front of the hotel for drinks...The gal there was very helpful, made very nice drinks and was also teaching the son of the general manager how service is to be done at the bar...The boy seemed quite knowledgeable and surely destined for a career in the Hospitality business! The bar tender kindly called a cab for us to take us to the beach area by the airport where we were able to witness a KLM 747 landing just over the heads of many beach goers at the popular tourist spot ...The cab driver was very friendly and provided quite a bit of background on St. Maarten and show us some nice scenic spots along the way. If we come back to the island, we would surely stay at this Hotel, seems like it would make for a very nice vacation. The amenities seemed top class.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Palo Alto, California
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I was in St Maarten attending an event with friends from the US and Germany and stayed at the Holland House Beach Hotel for 9-10 days. I found the hotel to be first class with very nice room and excellent service. The hotel is located in an ideal location with Front St on one side and the Boardwalk on the other side of the hotel. Easy access to the beach and shopping with many places to eat at to suit everyones budget and taste. The hotel staff was excellent being very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

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!

Henri T.

Room Tip: First thing to do, always check if the A/C is noisy or silent. In most cases in Fan mode a lot of no...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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