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“Great Location and Great Staff!”

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Royal Palm Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cole Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The hotel is beautiful, it is a bit on the smaller side but I preferred that! It is pretty close to the airport so the drive over wasn't bad. As soon as we arrived we were greeted with water, juice, and snacks. Our room wasn't ready yet, so they offered to store our luggage while we hit the pool! The pool was medium sized with a swim up bar which was awesome! There is also a restaurant on-site as well, we only had lunch there once and it was pretty good. The hotel is conveniently located in Cole Bay, so we were able to have a small beach right outside. It was beautiful and there were many beach chairs as well as cabanas. The room was stunning, and the great thing is that every room has a view of the beach which was a pretty great thing to wake up to! There is a mini grocery store downstairs right on the resort, but it can be pricey so I'd recommend walking a couple blocks down the street where there is a bigger grocery store which was more reasonably priced.
The staff was attentive and super friendly! We especially LOVED Gardenia who works at the excursions and activities desk! She was wonderful and help us book an AMAZING excursion through Blue Safaris! She is very friendly and helpful, she arranges taxis and activities around the island so if you are looking to go on excursions on your trip Gardenia is definitely the person you want to talk to!

Overall we had an amazing trip! There were so many restaurants that were so close to the hotel- we never had an issue finding a new place to eat! Thanks again to the wonderful staff for helping make our trip so special!

Room Tip: If you don't like noise, try to get a room that is located on the far left of the hotel. Rooms i...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

The Royal Palm is close to the airport but far enough that you will not hear the planes. Our room was very clean even under the dust ruffle haha. We had a 2 bedroom with 2 bathrooms and a balcony with relaxing view. A quick change & we were down in the swim up pool enjoying 2 for 1 happy hour. The food was very good there but if you want to mix it up there are several locations in walking distance with different events going on. I can't say enough about the staff everyone was pleasant & helpful. A real joy.

Room Tip: The higher floors have a better overall view but it doesn't seem like any room has a bad view al...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We requested a ground level apartment in advance for our 1 year old. We had apartment 8112. This was a clean and well equipped room. Easy access to beach and pool as we requested.
Staff is very friendly and helpful. The pool and beaches were thoroughly checked every day and cleaned. We loved this placed as it was perfect for our family. We will definitely visit here again!

Only downside was " DRIven to fun" week when we stayed.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Paul_Anne_mijs
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We were on the third floor which worked because we like the steps. Perfect location to strip of restaurants across the street, Captain D's bbq shack and the grocery store.

Master bed is very comfy includes safe
Housekeeping only comes every 4 days after check-in
Towels provided are great for beach and you can get new ones daily in the lobby
Located in a cove so you can watch the ferry to St. barths
beach umbrellas fill up by 10 so be sure to have an early riser go down and find a spot
They charge $.25 for ketchup at the pool bar even when you order from them
Happy hour gets a little lively so we stuck to the beach
beach is rocky at some points BEWARE
Do not keep food on kitchen counters because small white bugs are everywhere
Pullout couch needs to be replaced- my son struggled to no fall through the bars at the end of the bed
Wifi is spotty and they don’t seem to care at the front desk
Great local gym for free attached to the hotel

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Ashley P
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Our family rented two rooms on the second floor. The rooms had everything we needed and were very comfortable. There were more than enough chairs on the beach and cabanas to provide some shade. The water in front of the hotel was exceptionally clean. There were grocery stores within walking distance and it was easy to have breakfast and lunch prepared in the room. They had very nice grills if you wanted to grill anytime of the day. Our rooms were not ready the day we arrived (in fact they didn't complete the room prep until 10:30 pm). It was a difficult start, but Jessie James at the front desk did wonderful service recovery and got us a gift certificate for dinner at Pineapple Petes to compensate for the inconvenience.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. Away from the center of the hotel towards the ends are more peaceful.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Perfect location on island. Lots of good restaurants are waking distance and things to do (water sports, other island trips) are on the bay in front of you.

This is our second time our family stayed here (we were here in 2012). The staff was VERY friendly and helpful). They resolved the water pressure issues for 2012 and they have free internet in the rooms now (albeit a bit spotty).

Rooms were huge and had a nice full kitchen. We had one room for us and one for the kids.

The happy hour at the pool is fun but the mixed drinks were terrible. Worst pina coloda I ever had and for some reason the bar staff is not as friendly as the hotel staff.

The hotel had lots of activities that were fun especially for the kids. The pool is a bit undersized for the resort and I wish they would outlaw "Marco; Polo" for kids HA.

Love the views from the of the bay and there are nice views of the mountains in front of the units. It like's 2 views in one.

Really nice gym next door which you have free access with the hotel. Not like a typical hotel gym.

The beach is really nice in the bay but no comparison to a beach like Mullett Bay in terms of water clarity and soft sand in the water. However, suggest a buying a cheap raft and water shoes ( a bit rocky in spots) for the resort. The huts on the beach are perfect.

Rent a car for the week and explore the island.

Overall, great value.

Room Tip: high floors
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank trueotis
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Rooms were great, staff very helpful, kitchen were east to work in for 2 people. Otherwise smallBus stop close by. Great beach and great pool. Truly friendly. Wifi was iffy. Sometimes worked. Sometimes didn't. On site laundry Would love to go back

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank marciel14
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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: £90 - £369 (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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