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The Crystal Palace

2.5 of 5
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12 Crystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00801, St. Thomas
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Woodinville, Washington
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can see why people have been disappointed. This place is older and not in the best condition. Breakfast is very minimal if at all: cereal boxes and pastries in a cellophane bag. However, the view is fantastic, the house is fascinating and the pick up from the airport is greatly appreciated on an island where taxi fees are phenomenal.... More 

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Johnston, IA
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not a good place to stay - the neighborhood did not seem safe to walk in after dark, our air did not work very well, the house is old, dated, shower was falling apart, there was no water pressure the first day, and the second day before we left for the airport there was no water at all,... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Crystal Palace was formerly a grand residence, and is filled with interesting objects and antique furniture. Our host, Ronnie, was extremely personable and picked us up at the airport. We enjoyed getting to know him and learned a lot about St. Thomas because his family has lived there for several generations. However, the guest rooms are shabby and unclean,... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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158 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a bed and breakfast which feels more like home or at least staying at a relative's gorgeous mansion. Ronnie will give you all the inside scoop on the island, since he knows everyone and is 6th generation native. The place has loads of charm and character, plus a whole lot of mahogany! Recommended.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I will never return dirty b&b live turtles on the kitchen stove Dogs with mange Rat poison in the kitchen .no ice for weeks then when repaired.. ice machine was full of black mold Just because your family owned this place for 5 generations does not give you the right to rip people off Windows with holes bugs all over... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you just want to check into a place, watch TV, and go to the pool, this is not your place. Find a chain hotel and pay 4x the price. This place is the epitome of authenticity.I stayed here for a month in one of the rooms without a bathroom, and it has never been a problem. The owner, Ronnie,... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

First off, if you are looking for a resort with a pool and want to be anonymous stay at Bluebeard's. If you want an intimate experience in an authentic STT home and it's owner, stay here! Part of the appeal to me was to be in an old home surrounded by beautiful antiques, with a wonderful view. I had already... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in the Daddan Room. Our queen 4 poster bed was super comfortable. The window AC unit worked great! The balcony facing the harbor was our "go to place" to eat, relax and enjoy the views or learn the local lore from Ronnie.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

When i booked (at the recom of a friend) for one night, the owner picked me up from the ferry dock as he would be in the area at the time! Got to the hotel and it turns out to be the old governors mansion! When i get inside i am not let down as the decor is right out... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wonderful grand home in the old style. This is the only way to experience the real Caribbean. Very conveniently located, very friendly, classy people, easy to get to shopping, nightlife, safari taxis to the best beaches in the world, safe location.

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