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“Best Value on the island” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Turquoise Shell Inn
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Boston
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Value on the island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2010

Stayed with friends in December 2009. Perfect location close to all hot spots. Marcus, the innkeeper is very accommodating and helpful. Good size rooms with kitchens. Beach is not perfect, but it is not a problem because you want to visit all wonderful beaches on the island anyway. The best value for the money.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank sergiotrav
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Carlisle
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2009

My mother and I recently stayed for a few days at the Turquoise Inn after a trip to Saba. We chose this hotel because of its proximity to the airport and beach. The beach is beautiful, quiet (but not too quiet) and we loved the pool so much we spent whole afternoons there relaxing and watching the hummingbirds. Everything is very clean and well organised. We also loved the little extras like a newspaper in the morning and beach towels. The owners are very helpful and we were able to plan interesting excursions with their advice. I would stay here if you like a quiet, private and relaxing holiday and it is far prettier than any of the big resorts we saw on the island.

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jan88york
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TShellSxm, managing Director at Turquoise Shell Inn, responded to this review, 21 November 2009
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eyerep
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2009

I just completed my third trip to the Turquoise Shell Inn in the last two years. I now feel like I'm "coming home" when I visit the Turquoise Shell. Carter, Marcus and Polly are so hospitalble, and the Inn is perfect! The rooms are clean, comfortable, and the location is centrally located on the island. I can't believe I have received so much on these trips, and the price is SO reasonable! I am already planning another trip in the spring!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank wjjhd
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USA
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

My sister has visited the Turquoise Shell Inn several times and highly recommended it for a pre-high season get-away.... and I was not disappointed. The proprietors were extremely gracious and the accomodations were quite comfortable and relaxing. The location along Simpson Bay allowed walking to a variety of restaurants, shops, bars and casinos. And of course a beautiful beach setting is just a hop and a skip away. I believe I have found my St. Maarten haven for future visits.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank DJHerm
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Michigan
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

We have timeshare at The Pelican Club that runs from Saturday to Saturday in February of each year. We like to spend a couple of extra days in St. Maarten, and this past year we stayed 3 days/nights at the T-Shell Inn. Carter and Marcus are WONDERFUL hosts; the T-Shell is EXTREMELY clean and quaint, and very affordable. The location is EXCELLENT - walking distance to many great restaurants. Ask Marcus or Carter to recommend a few restaurants on the island. They won't steer you wrong. We will be going back February 2010 and have already reserved our room the T-Shell !!!!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MichiganBarb
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Chicago, IL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2009

We had a great time. The rooms were very clean and the staff was very friendly. Having a kitchen was extremely helpful when it came to filling our drinks while at the pool. We were walking distance from the convenience store and a dozen good restaurants (especially for "foodies"). We took local transportation to all of the shopping on both sides - Dutch and French - and found some great deals.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 64ballerina
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2009

Stayed there one night after timeshare, very clean. Cute little place with enough room, and even a small kitchen to cook. Would certainly stay again.Beach just steps away. Carter couldn't be more accommodating.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Luckydogpa
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TShellSxm, Manager at Turquoise Shell Inn, responded to this review, 19 August 2009
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Sint Maarten and look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Additional Information about Turquoise Shell Inn

Property: Turquoise Shell Inn
Address: 34 Simpson Bay Rd., Simpson Bay 00000, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Turquoise Shell Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small 10 room Inn located in the heart of Simpson Bay. Easy walking distance to all manner of shopping. Simpson Bay beach just our the back gate. Each unit is a small one bedroom apartment with equipped kitchen and private air cionditioned bedroom ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Turquoise Shell Hotel Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Simpson Bay
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