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“okay but needs to change the bedsheets and pillows” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Carl's Unique Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Cole Bay
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“okay but needs to change the bedsheets and pillows”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

The stay was nice but it did not start that way. On arrival, the stand in receptionist could not find our booking and when she did, she did not know how to complete the process. This had us waiting longer than I'd care to. The room was semi clean: there were long hairs in the bathroom, the pillows and sheet had stains. The continental breakfast was okay. There's a shop on the bottom floor which accepts credit card and this was helpful. I rarely stayed in the room (only to sleep by covering the sheets and pillow with clothing). Finding the place was a headache since very few people in the area knew the place existed and there were no street signs to follow. Other than that, things were nice. I got some good tips from the front desk on places to go/visit etc. The room had WiFi which is a must for me.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Diana P
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

It's not located near to any beaches but it is located in the industrial part of the island (no pollution though) but the truck movements shake the room that I'm in. I gave the location a 3 because you can get anything you want as all the amenities are within working distance. Cleanliness got a 2 because the sheets have stains that don't look like they can be washed off and the bathroom had hair when we arrived. Since then the room has been cleaned daily but the sheet remains the same.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Paige P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

This place is wonderful, comfortable, quiet and very clean. It was my first time staying there and I enjoyed my stay. Wish I did not have to leave but I had to. Anselmo and the rest of the staff are wonderful and considerate. The cleaning lady is so funny she will keep u laughing all day.

There r a couple things that I would improve on is the continental breakfast. There should be more of a variety to eat and also a hot breakfast besides the teas would be appreciated. Other meals should be served instead of being bought from the supermarket downstairs. The supermarket should be updated so one can do heir shopping and not have to strain to do it elswhere. Convience is what I am talking about.


But all in all this place is great and the next time I travel to St. Maarten I will stay at Carl's Unique Inn for sure.

Hannah

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank The Sexxy Rasta
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Hart
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2008

We stayed at Carl's for a week. It was not the best place we ever stayed at, but it was good enough. Free fresh breakfast, from the bakery downstairs. Rooms were outdated, but kept clean. How much time do you spend in your room anyway. We are planning on returning to Carl's for a month in early 2009.

Stayed February 2008
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Property: Carl's Unique Inn
Address: 18 Orange Grove | Cole Bay, Cole Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Cole Bay
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Cole Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Carl's Unique Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carl's Unique Inn is centrally located in the quiet residential neighborhood, Cole Bay, nestled between green mountains and the Simpsonbay Lagoon. Our rooms are tastefully decorated in the finest tropical decor and are equipped with A/C, private bath, mini kitchenette, satellite television, direct dialing telephones, free wireless internet access and much more modern conveniences. We also offer complimentary freshly prepared continental breakfast from our onsite Bakery & Supermarket: Carl & Sons Unique Bakery. Our Central location puts The Princess Juliana International Airport less than 10 minutes away, we are minutes away from the Simpsonbay Marinas. We are also located only minutes from the town shopping and business centers of French St. Martin's Marigot and Dutch St. Maarten's Philipsburg ... more   less 
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