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The Royal Turtle Inn

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Airport road 114, Simpson Bay 9999, St Maarten-St Martin
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The Royal Turtle Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Simpson Bay B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Fernando, Trinidad
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed a week there in 2006. The stay was Good and the price reasonable. Food was excellent and it's located near the airport so noise may be an issue for some. The staff was courteous and the stay was enjoyable. I don't know how things have changed over the years but in 2006 it was good.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I have stayed at The Royal Turtle Inn several times. Last time was August, 2012. We always enjoy it, very clean, great breakfast (included). It used to be the governors mansion, converted to a hotel with about 12 rooms. It is quaint but comfortable. No, it is not the Hilton, but it is picturesque, with antiques in the rooms. Very... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stayed here 1 night in August as it was close to the airport for our flight the next morning. On arrival at 5.15 pm after a 15 hour trip the place was desered. No reception, no staff, no information or phone numbers to call. Ended up going next door to Avis to see if they knew anything. An employee... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I stayed here one night in june...thank god it was just one night!!! my flight came in late,when i got to the hotel by cab around 10:30 pm i was frightened. it was pitch dark and there was a guy standing outside next to a motorcycle. I had to just hope he was a lagit employee of the hotel. he... More

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Austin, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

This is place is beyond horrible. We stayed here for one night due to it being close to the airport. The sheets had to be changed due to hair being all over it! Mosquito infested we had to purchase mosquito repellent and bombers and to top it off we were told they no longer carry wash clothes because the are... More

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Milan, Italy
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

I've been in this "hotel" 1 night in May, during my return trip to Europe, with my girlfriend. My needs were: a decent room, quite close to the Airport at a fair price. We instead fall into this trap. To put it simple this is not an hotel and it sucks! The "hotel" is situated very close to the Airport... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

This place is closing down by the end of the month April i was told by some staff when i stop by to make reservation for next year. Since Dwayne left the hotel it has gone to the dogs. The French owners seem to not have done a good job. There were a few great staff and most seem to... More

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Mukwonago, WI
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106 reviews 106 reviews
28 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This hotel is 10 minute walk to the airport in St Martin. They have a nice pool that is quiet. The room has a very nice bed and mattress. There was a TV with many channels and a refrigerator in the room. Free WIFI reception was OK if we were outside our room near the pool. The walls of the... More

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Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
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106 reviews 106 reviews
50 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I recently stayed at this hotel and wasn't too impressed really. The rooms are kind of nicely appointed, but the TV was not working properly, the shower head was not attached to the wall which made showering kind of hard (holding the shower in one hand and trying to use the soap with the other). Also the promised free WiFi... More

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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

French sorry for mistake I just need to tell at most many poeple. We have not sleep well for 2 days and wake up with bite and red spot. we found couple lice and tell the reception about it. The change us rome but told us that when we were gone they search for it and found nothing at all.... More

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Address: Airport road 114, Simpson Bay 9999, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Royal Turtle Hotel Simpson Bay
The Royal Turtle Inn St Maarten-St Martin/Simpson Bay

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Ideal for a comfortable quiet vacation on St Maarten / St Martin or as your hub while visiting the surrounding Caribbean Islands Saba, Statia,St. Kitts, St Barths, Anguilla. A Hotel on the Island of Saint Maarten/ St.Martin in the Caribbean with lovely decorated rooms. ... more   less 
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