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Royal Palm Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cole Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

This resort is one of two Diamond Resorts on the island, the other being Flamingo Beach Resort. We usually stay at Flamingo. This resort is mostly 2 bedroom 2 bath suites. They are very nice units although the living room furniture is worn out in the unit we had. Appearances are OK but no support left in the seating. Nice large flat screen TVs. Within walking distance of a number of good restaurants. Our big issue is the pool. In fact it's a small pool that is dominated by screaming children. It seems to a favorite resort for famines due to the large units. Whatever the reason For all the kids , the pool area is not an enjoyable spot for us. The Flamingo resort is mostly studios so much fewer kids and just as nice a place to stay - better actually. Staff is friendly and check in and out is efficient. We use the Diamond Resort properties on St Maarten for several days in advance of checking into our own timeshare weeks at a different resort, so we can tolerate the kids for a couple days. That's really the only issue worth mentioning.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank David M
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Palm Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

We are sorry to read that your experiences at the Royal Palm Beach Resort have been marred by disruption from families in the pool area. We want our guests to enjoy themselves while on vacation, but this should not be at the expense of other guests’ enjoyment, and we would encourage you to speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns in this regard. We’re pleased to read that your impressions of the resort are otherwise favorable, though, and we hope that this has not dissuaded you from returning here for another visit in the future – we’d love to see you again!

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

first time going to st martin and stayed at the royal palms great location ,people who work there are friendly, great pool bar to have lunch, couple of happy hours every day plenty of palapas for shade,nice beach right next to the canal you are able to watch huge boats come and go there are many resturants a short walk across the steet

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Had excellent view. Beautiful suite/Apartment. The resort is used as a timeshare. The service was awesome. Be aware you cannot purchase drinks at the swim up bar/bar based on your room. It's cash & credit card only. Beach is right outside your door. Such a beautiful relaxing view its hard to leave. Dining can be a bit expensive. Lots of restaurants tailored towards tourist & walking distance. was able to travel using $2USD vans. which you can catch outside resort. Awesome time & would stay at this location again ;-D

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1  Thank Darby P
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Palm Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you had a great time here, and that the resort had everything you needed for a wonderful vacation. We hope you’ll get the opportunity to return here in the future – we’d love to see you again!

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Really enjoyed stay, had a few problems with door lock but eventually sorted. Then a great holiday. Daily cocktails on a 2 4 1 basis is very enjoyable.

As a Diamond resort it is very good.

One down side were the mosquito' s taking bites!
Long way to travel but worth the treck.

Room Tip: All rooms have a sea view, but unless you want to go straight onto beach would recommend being furth...
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6  Thank Larry B
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We have been there 6 times since 1996, the last time in 2013. Always a clean property and excellent staff. It also we'll centered between the Dutch and French sides. They have a great beach and pool. The pool bar is great.

Room Tip: Try to get a upper floor for the beautiful vistas.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank NYPD1972
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Palm Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent stay here at Royal Palm Beach Resort. Repeat business is very important to us, and we feel much honored that you have chosen to come here so many times since 1996. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

This hotel is in a great location and the price is right!!! Got a rate for $140 a night and the condo was 2 bedrooms. The pool and pool bar are nice as well. Happy hour is buy 1 get 1 on certain drinks. The staff is friendly and things are clean. Don't expect 5 star service or pool waiters etc etc. We travel around the island a lot and rarely spend anytime at hotel or in room. It is nice for what it is and the price and location cannot be beat.

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6  Thank Ryan B
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Check in process was slow and long.

We had a two bedroom suite, the rooms were nice.

kitchen items was clean and seem new.

Housekeeping only cleans once a week ( if your staying that long) but fresh towels can be exchanged.

No beach service , drinks and food at the pool bar only .

Check out is 10am and they mean it or they will charge $100.

Location is 10 dollars taxi from the Airport or 1.50 bus ride .
Lots of restaurants within walking distance .

Overall Tip: Bring groceries from the states , the groceries in St. Martin is very expensive .
The only thing cheap on the island is liquor .

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4  Thank RYAN F
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Palm Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

We are sorry to note that your check-in at the Royal Palm Beach Resort was not as quick and efficient as you would have liked. We understand that a poor check-in experience can set the tone for an entire vacation, and we sincerely hope that this didn’t spoil your stay here. We are pleased to read that the rest of your stay here was a generally favorable one, though, and we hope you’ll consider us for future visits to St Maarten – we’d love to see you again!

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Additional Information about Royal Palm Beach Resort

Address: 115 Welfare Road, Cole Bay 3035, St Martin / St Maarten
Region: Caribbean > St Martin / St Maarten > Sint Maarten > Cole Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cole Bay
Price Range: £91 - £380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Palm Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
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Also Known As:
Royal Palm Beach Hotel Simpson Bay
Royal Palm St Maarten
Royal Palm Beach Club St Maarten

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