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Tamarind Hotel

Goldfinch Rd, Pt Blanche, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Philipsburg
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 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
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Saskatoon, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I stayed at the Tamarind hotel from 30 April 2013 until mid-July 2013 until I found my own apartment on Sint Maarten. The reception when I arrived was amazing. I have travelled around the world, stayed in many and the nicest hotels, but I never got such a reception as at this hotel. I was received with open arms by... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Had the pleasure of spending a wonderful seven days at the Tamarind Hotel this past June, 2013. Mr. Paul Ingram, Henne, Mary as well as the staff, made the stay comfortable and enjoyable. The grounds are well kept and maintained as if in a botanical garden with the flowers in full bloom upon my arrival. Rooms are clean compact and... 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): $$
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