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The Crystal Palace

2.5 of 5
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12 Crystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have stayed with Ronnie for several years as I travel to the BVI. I highly recommend this place and man what a view. Nothing like sitting on the deck with a rum and coke in your hand and watching the sun set over the Harbor. Airport pickup is a huge plus and there is a lot of breakfast options... More 

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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This was our first visit to Crystal Palace. We stayed one night there before leaving for our charter in the BVIs. We felt like we were visiting old friends - spent hours sitting on the balcony - sipping rum from the 24-hour honor bar and chatting with Ronnie and the other guests while admiring the gorgeous view of the harbor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

What I loved most about St Thomas was my stay at Crystal Palace with Ron and a few guests. The views from the balcony are worth a million dollars, and Ronnie is a great host who opens up his home to so many strangers but makes them feel part of the house. Had a great time eating down in the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Staying with Ronnie Lockhart at the Crystal Palace is like having a home away from home in St. Thomas. It is comfortable, historic, conveniently located, relaxed, and we love feeling like natives when we are here. Ronnie knows everything there is to know about St. Thomas and if he doesn't he knows where to find out. Simply the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a great time! Ronnie was a great host, the rooms were gorgeous (the stuff of those pictures you see int he galleries), and the atmosphere was laid back. Free wifi, directions, reviews of Local restaurants and amusements were spot on. Treated like family. Can't choose a better place to stay!

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