My husband arrived at the Royal Palm on 5/31 and were only staying for 3 days/2 nights. We had just spent 7 days on Anguilla and were spending time in St Maarten at the end of the trip. We were able to book the room through my parents - they are timeshare owners with Diamond Resorts. We will just say we did not have a good impression from the start because of the front desk. We arrived before check in, so maybe this was part of the problem. We had taken a ferry over from Anguilla and arrived there around 1pm. We had our luggage, so we asked them if there was any chance of being able to check in only. Basically they went through the motions, gave us our towel cards and said to come back at 4pm for our room number. We could store our luggage in the office until then. Fine - so we hung out at the pool for a little while, then decided to walk and see what was around. Came back at 4:15pm, to get our room number - and the woman acted like she was put out. Told us she doubted our room was ready, but she would check. Luckily the room was ready. Now the rooms are absolutely wonderful. Kitchens have granite counter tops and up to date appliances, the bathrooms are tile and plenty of room. With the 2 bedroom, 2 bath - the rooms would easily accomodate 4 people with no problems and not seem crowded at all. The pool is small for the size of the hotel, but that could be common for the island. The beach is nice size. Wish we were staying there longer so as to be able to take advantage of all the tours/excursions that are there. The rest of the staff we encountered (bar, restaurant) were exceptional nice - it is just sad that we got a bad 1st impression. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel and I do plan on going back. There is a restaurant across the street called Lee's Roadside Grill - the food is absolutely amazing. We were there for 3 days and ate 1 lunch and 2 dinners. Reasonably prices for food and drinks and so convenient!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Palm Beach Hotel Simpson Bay
- Royal Palm St Maarten
- Royal Palm Beach Club St Maarten