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Tamarind Hotel

Goldfinch Rd, Pt Blanche, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Philipsburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tamarind Management responded to my September 6, 2014 review, claiming that they could not find my original reservation in their system searching under my screen name. Accordingly, they suggested that I did not stay at their hotel but instead at an "apartment owned and managed by an individual owner." The reason that Tamarind management could not find my reservation in... More 

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Port of Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Located in Point Blanche, it is next to the port and distribution warehouses. So the area has an industrial vibe to it. The Tamarind is a small apartment complex that is ideal for a business trip or long stay visitors to the island, not the kind of place for short term tourists. The rooms are being remodeled, but the one... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I am quite baffled why this hotel has so many glowing reviews. I was scared to sit on or touch any of the furniture because everything looked so old and disgusting with stains all over everything. The bathroom and parts of the ceilings were covered in gross stains as well. The bathroom was crawling with ants. Basically, mold and stains... More 

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Paul I, Manager at Tamarind Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry for a late answer to you're comments on trip adviser, I was looking for your name in our reservations but could not find it. This tells me that unfortunately the apartment you rented was not among the rooms managed by the hotel. A few apartments are owned and managed by the individual owners . In future if... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Its not up there with La Sammana on the other side of the island, but neither are the prices. This is a quality,well run, friendly, value for money base to enjoy SXM. The staff are always welcoming and willing to help whenever they can. The improvements made over the last few years have been amazing and are still continuing, Paul,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed here before and after a sailing cruise. Price was right and staff super friendly and helpful. Seems to be combo hotel/long term rental property. Nice basic rooms with kitchenette & balcony. Although close enough, wouldn't necessarily wish to walk back and forth to Front Street in the dark - for one thing, there aren't sidewalks the entire way... More 

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Storrs, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Whether you travel alone or with a family, you will be pleased by the value of this hotel in Philipsburg! The grounds are kept beautifully, you are in walking distance to where the cruise ships dock, and you will not forget the incredibly friendly staff. If you are with your family, you can have a room with a kitchenette, a... More 

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Decize, France
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Not super lux, but super comfortable and friendly. Staff is welcoming and very helpful. Spent a week there solo and used it as a base to tour the island by rental car and check out the beaches. Wasn't there for shopping so skipped Front Street in Philippsburg, but it's within walking distance if you are so-inclined. The room was spotless,... More 

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96 reviews 96 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This hotel was terrible. It is a series of efficiency rooms with minimum cooking facilities. The hotel also offers television if you are willing to pay a USD $10 deposit for the remote controll. That describes it all… Only for backpackers..it has no beach, no view; is in the midst of an industrial park, it is a terrible place to... More 

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Paul I, Manager at Tamarind Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry for a late answer to you're comments on trip adviser, I was looking for your name in our reservations but could not find it. This tells me that unfortunately the apartment you rented was not among the rooms managed by the hotel. A few apartments are owned and managed by the individual owners . In future if... More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If you're looking for a beachside hotel or a five-star all-inclusive, "this ain't it." Last year we stayed for a month; this year for six weeks; and we've booked another six weeks for next year. The Tamarind has its own charm that for us is a welcome relief - believe it or not - from the major corporate tourist structures... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I stayed at the Tamarind for a night after my cruise on Island Windjammers, and would give it a less than stellar review. When we arrived, the clerk said they had no record of my reservation - even though I had the paperwork. While the room was spacious, only the bedroom had air conditioning. And finally, we were unable to... More 

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Paul I, Manager at Tamarind Hotel, responded to this review

n 2011 the current management company took over what was then a fading tamarind, now in 2015 the hotel as well as the area has so much more to offer, many rooms have been renovated and within 2 minutes walking distance there are now 3 supermarkets, within 10 minutes walk a Chinese restaurant and a very decent sea food orientated... More 

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Address: Goldfinch Rd, Pt Blanche, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 55
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