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Turquoise Shell Inn

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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015
Monica - Niki E Oakland, California
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stayed at this lovely property while on a rather stressful trip to purchase a catamaran. Carter was a tremendously gracious host during our stay and provided plenty of good advice for things to enjoy on our visit. The property is surprisingly quiet despite being right on a main thoroughfare. The inn is within walking distance to many lovely options... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

T Shell Inn its a great hotel at a good price. Its near everything. Restaurants, bar, fastfoods and beach at walking distance. Easy access to the main road were you can get the busses. We had a very special weekend vacation at T Shell Inn.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stayed at the Inn for three days in April before moving to our Timeshare. We enjoyed our short stay. Hyacinth kept the rooms spotless during our time there. We had no problems with noise or the area. It was perfect for us. Small patio was perfect to just sit and relax on and the small pool was enjoyable. We... More 

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warwick, rhode island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Torquoise Shell Inn is tucked away in sort of an alley. But it's pleasant alley with plants everywhere and a small pool that guests can use. A busy main street is on one end where there are lots of bars and restaurants, and the beach on the other end. A very convenient location, all thing considered. It can get... More 

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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