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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 6 hotels in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carter works hard to make sure his guests are welcomed and taken care of. Great location, easy beach access, a clean and well run property. Thanks for a memorable stay. Hope to be back soon. Say hi to Jacob and Gregor for me and Justin

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here between back to back cruises in March. We had arrived from Grenada with dirty clothes and wonderful Carter set us up with a local woman who would pick up our laundry and return it the same day for $10 per load. The location of this quaint in is a perfect location for walking to... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Agree with previous reviewers - basic, clean and great location. However the owner/manager Carter makes the difference. He goes out of his way to be helpful. Without him, I would rate it at 3 stars. Also suggest getting rental car through him - rate ($35/day) was lower than any other rate that I could find for a 4 door with... More

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New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our 2nd time at the Inn. We stayed 3/12-3/15/14. If you want upscale then pay the higher price. You are on an island to enjoy the weather and good food. Basically we slept here. The room is clean, nice linens and a comfortable bed. Carter loans you beach chairs to use,gives you a shopping bag for groceries and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The pictures do not represent the place well, it is not as nice as you would expect. Prices are hard to get past, but you have to remember this is St. Maarten, a tourist island. Firstly, it is kind of hard to find unless you are looking for the sign because it is down a small alley behind a bank.... More

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Modena, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Good, simple place to stay in if your expectations are not too high, but there are certainly better alternatives for the same price and in better locations. The room was fairly clean the first day, but daily maintenance is rather poor. Only one minute piece of soap was provided for our whole stay. The hotel was not noisy though, really... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

“ A picture is worth 1000 words “ …. PLEASE review my photos ! We anticipate visiting St. Maarten again soon, (but not at this motel again !) so I recently checked back on some reviews to see if things have changed. And although our visit to Turquoise Shell Inn was over a year ago, I can’t help but think... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Stayed for one night before flying to Saba. We were made to feel very welcome and had a great check in. I will continue to use this Inn for my stay overs and would not hesitate to stay for longer periods. Great rooms with kitchen ,sitting area and porch. Nice clean pool, across a small road to the beach and... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed at Turquoise Shell Inn 3 nights mid January and everything was perfect! A great mid price property right in the middle of the Simpson Bay area. Spotlessly clean,safe, quiet and great service by Carter and his staff right from the initial reservation till check out. Lots of great eating establishments within short walking distance.Newspaper deliverd each morning a nice... More

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Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I'm posting this from the Turquoise Shell to talk about the internet service here. The recent post noting erratic service didn't mention that Carter was trying to get the system worked on, which happened yesterday. So the service is better today. And some things, including the occasional electric outages, are just part of the normal island experience and life and... More

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Also Known As:
Turquoise Shell Hotel Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Hotel
Turquoise Shell Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Inn St Maarten-St Martin/Simpson Bay
Address: 34 Simpson Bay Rd., Simpson Bay 00000, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Turquoise Shell Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small 10 room Inn located in the heart of Simpson Bay. Easy walking distance to all manner of shopping. Simpson Bay beach just our the back gate. Each unit is a small one bedroom apartment with equipped kitchen and private air cionditioned bedroom ... more   less 
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