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Joshua Rose Guest House

Back Street 7, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #12 of 13 hotels in Philipsburg
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Topeka, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, This is NOT a 5 star hotel, however I found that it met all of my needs adequately..... but then again I only need a hotel room to sleep in and don't spend tons of time in the room. That being said there are some downsides.... there are only 8 or nine channels on the TV. The staff will... More

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Bronx, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is bare bones... less than 8 channels on the cable, a little noisy,could use a coat of paint, and new sheets. I give a very good rating for overall. The staff was welcoming and helpful to us. The proximity to the front street shops,beach,restaurants and bars is less than 5 minutes walk. We did our diving at Caribbean dive... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

If you book a room on expedia or Travelocity you get a charge on your credit card even "payment is due at check-in". (Fyi they only accept cash there) Neither travelocity nor hotel could track the charge. (it was about $55 in my case) We still don't understand why the rate was a lot more than it says on Travelocity.... More

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The rooms are quite large, have decent beds and a decent airconditioning. There was no daily cleaning or breakfast, but you can call if cleaning is needed and you can have breakfast at the boardwalk. There is free wifi. The location of this guesthouse is perfect, on Backstreet, just behind Frontstreet and the Boardwalk. The area wakes up early and... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This place was loud and noisy, and the staff was absolutely unhelpful. I had a corner room right by the ice machine and was treated to noisy children stampeding back and forth across the balcony from 5 pm onward. I disliked checking in at the supermarket and being hit on by the grocery stockers. I also disliked being brushed off... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I needed a room in philipsburg for two nights before moving on,as this place was listed on travelocity and expedia ,both large internet hotel booking sites I figured it had to be ok despite reading the reviews. first ,check in at the supermarket at the cashier,s desk as local people also in line to pay for their shopping was a... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

My husband and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary at the Joshua Rose Guesthouse. The staff were very informative, and very friendly. We were pleased with the room that we rented, there was t.v,fridge, air condition, and hot and cold water in the rooms. The bathroom&shower were clean, the kitchen on the first floor was also clean, and equipped... More

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Curitiba, PR
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I stayed there for 10 days with my wife in may/2012. It was the cheapest option in the island (US$ 70.00/day). The location is awesome, right in the Philipsburg downtown, where you can reach shops, beach, ATM and buses by walk. The minimarket downstairs helps a lot, when you need something cold to drink. The air conditioning and frigobar (despite... More

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Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Bearing in mind that this IS the Caribbean and the hotel is one of the cheapest it's OK. Good points are the location, the air con and fridge worked and it was quite clean (but scruffy) and comfy. Downsides were the huge grumpy local doubling as receptionist in the shop below, and the noise from the air con units on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I stayed here twice years ago and not recent to this review. It was a value place to stay. There were some issues but I really didn't complain about them. The bedding seemed really old and not very clean. The rooms didn't have good AC. But I was mainly out in beautiful St. Martin and it didn't matter that much.... More

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Also Known As:
Joshua Rose Guest House Hotel
Joshua Rose Guest House Hotel Philipsburg
Joshua Rose Guest House St Maarten-St Martin/Philipsburg
Address: Back Street 7, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
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Ranked #12 of 13 hotels in Philipsburg
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