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Joshua Rose Guest House

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Back Street 7, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Philipsburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014
Sebastian C Paris, France
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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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Paris, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A 2 minute walk from the beach and boardwalk, Joshua Rose Guesthouse is perfectly placed at the entrance to Back Street, an easy place to catch a bus or a taxi. Unlike most luxury resorts, this guesthouse is family run and has the charm of a Florida beach hotel from the 1980's in the heart of the Carribean. There is... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We spent a night at Joshua Rose Guest House and were not too excited. The bed linen and towels were clean but there was no toilet paper and the room was a bit dirty. The fridge was filthy and probably hasn't been working for some time. The room was a bit noisy because of other guests passing by. The corners... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 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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Address: Back Street 7, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Joshua Rose Guest House 2.5*
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