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Turquoise Shell Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   34 Simpson Bay Rd., Simpson Bay 00000, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
PaulaG-Canada Kentville, Canada
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Kentville, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent 9 nights at Turquoise Shell Inn at the end of Dec 2014. Although small and tucked away just off the main road, it was an excellent find and terrific place to stay with the best bang for your buck in this area. The owner, Carter, was fantastic...attuned to guests, treated you like you were one of the family, helpful... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 10 days in January 2015 and it was perfect for me. It was like having my own apartment by the ocean with maid service. I stayed in room #2 which is a lower by parking. The place is kept very clean and fresh and Carter and staff are very friendly and helpful. Simpson Bay beach is... More 

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Eindhoven, Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked very last minute, but the owner (Carter) was very accommodating. I did have to change rooms a few times for my stay of 3 weeks, but that's to be expected if you book in the high season only 3 days ahead of time. The service is great, every day the room is cleaned and even the outside is... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sweet! Very friendly staff, good housekeeping=clean, and a small but long beach for your own but still very close to main street with restaurants etc! Compared to other places on St Maarten this is very affordable! The staff can help you with helpful tips where to go and what to see! thumbs up!

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ajax
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We arrived 2 days prior to leaaving on a sailing trip. Although not a luxury hotel it has all the basics including AC, full kitchen, convenient to restaurants and grocery stores. Highly recommended for short or longer stays.

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Oklahoma City
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16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Spent a night before going to our timeshare location. Arrived on the late AA plane from Miami.Breezed thru the airport in record time. Carter was waiting for us. The room is clean and arranged well. Carter even supplies a shopping bag and candles and matches, just in case the power goes out. The beach is right there. Stores and shops... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Turquoise Shell Inn is the perfect get a way! Location on Simpson Bay is so beautiful. Location to the airport is great. also to visit Maho, Phillipsburg or the French side of the island. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, perfect island décor. I usually stay 7-10 days each year and always sad to leave. Wish it could be a... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Yes, I am lucky enough to say, this is my tenth year straight to have a great stay at the Turquoise Shell Inn. Each year is filled with with comfortable extremely clean rooms perfect for a Caribbean get away that just can not be topped any where. Simpson Bay is so lovely and peaceful. But there are many great restaurants... More 

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Lexington
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235 reviews 235 reviews
36 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From my first email to Carter, I knew we were staying in a good place. Another couple and my husband and I stayed here one night before we boarded our sailboat. Carson was very helpful with restaurants, local information, and he even has a wonderful supply of gently used books for the taking! The property cannot be seen readily from... More 

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Fullerton, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My wife and I decided to stay at the TS Inn for several reasons. Our trip to the Dutch Antilles also included visits to the other islands of Saba and St. Eustatius, so we planned on staying at the Inn for the first few days of the vacation as well as the last couple days, therefore, we wanted to be... More 

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Address: 34 Simpson Bay Rd., Simpson Bay 00000, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Turquoise Shell Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Turquoise Shell Hotel Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Inn St Maarten-St Martin/Simpson Bay

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