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Turquoise Shell Inn

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2.5 of 5
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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 March 16, 2015
Aimee F Toronto, Canada
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I totally understand why Turquoise Shell has so many repeat visitors. The location is perfect, a short ten minute drive to and from the airport. The rooms are simple spacious and very clean and provide the option to be able to cook some meals in your room. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the essential basics. Carter is very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you are reading the reviews of this place I would ignore the one below. My girlfriend and I just spent a fantastic week at Turquoise Shell Inn, and the owner Carter was very accommodating. On our arrival (after office hours) we simply hit the buzzer at the office door and Carter was down in about a minute to check... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I just returned from a week in St Martin. Wow! What a fabulous place. I almost brought a puppy home, ate wonderful pastries everyday, drank cafe au lait,rode those great vans that cost only a couple bucks...I am not a person who complains but Turquoise Shell is a long way from quaint. Here in the States we would call it... More 

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Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have stayed at the Turquoise Shell Inn for the last 5 Januarys. The price is very moderate, we like the neighborhood, with Airport Road restaurants 50 feet in one direction and Simpson Bay beach 50 feet in the other. And the rooms are very clean, the internet reliable, and the hosts very accommodating.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

What more can be said about this little jewel of a place. We stayed in January 2015 pre and post cruise for 7 days in total. Great location...tucked behind the main drag close to bars, shops and restaurants. Steps away from the beach. It is like having your own apartment with maid service. Carter - the owner is the best.... More 

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Kentville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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 January 27, 2015

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 January 16, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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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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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