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“Outstanding Hotel - GREAT Location, GREAT Staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Holland House Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Frontstreet 43, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Philipsburg
Half Moon Bay, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding Hotel - GREAT Location, GREAT Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We have never been crazy about the Dutch side of the island but this place may have changed our mind. Huge room overlooking a great beach (complete with lounge chairs, unbrellas and nice young men who cheerfully deliver cocktails). The restaurant and bar are first class - GREAT food and excellent service. The hotel has a euro vibe and a hip look with patio seating and a great sound system. AND they have a wine cellar with a really great selection of international wines - included some from California. You don't even need a car - walking to great restaurants and shopping is easy. LOVED IT>

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Knoxville, TN
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We had a group of 6 stay at the Holland House for one night, while waiting for a flight over to St Barths the next morning. My husband and I have stayed there one other time and found it to be very nice. It is located in the downtown area of Philipsburg and very close to all the shopping and outdoor market. You will have to take a taxi from the airport, which is about a 20 minute drive...IF the traffic is not too bad. If you hit it at rush hour...expect a much longer cab ride. Once you reach the hotel, you will find the front of the hotel very unassuming, but once you enter into the open air lobby, you get a completely different feel for the place. The view out back is wonderful of the beach and the lobby bar is right there. Outside there is also a great area to just sit..have a drink and kick back. The rooms are very nice with wooden floors and comfortable beds. The rooms are done up rather European-like...with more basic furniture and more sparcely decorated room..but still very nice and clean. The room we were in had a tub rather than a shower, which was a little dicey to shower in. You have to have pretty good footing while getting in and out. Don't try this after sitting at the bar for awhile! :) The entire group decided to sit outside and enjoy drinks until dinner time and found the waiter and waitress to be absolutely wonderful. Once dinner time came around, we stepped over to the Holland House restaurant, which also faced the beach...for a wonderful dinner. They have one of the best caesar salads I have ever had. Again..the staff was wonderful. In fact, the staff all over the hotel...from the front lobby to the maid service were really great. We enjoyed our one night at the Holland House and would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Willemstad, Curacao
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is the place to be in the city. You can shop til you drop. On the back there is the beach and sea where you can swim. enjoyable atmosphere. The promonade is on the back where you can make a nice stroll. Good staff and nice bar to have a drink. Great location for the breakfast. Parking may be a problem however we were allowed to park on the front (but I think that is an expection). Rooms are clean and large but take the beachview room as it has a wonderful view! At night the surroundings are quiet though. Restaurants are closed (but you can eat in the hotel). At night it is better to drive or take a taxi to Maho where there is nightlife and great restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dublin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Although we did not stay at this hotel, we were regular guests in their loungebar/terrace, and the service was excellent. The waiter and waitresses were all very friendly, and because we were there almost every day we got a free cocktail. The customers were very nice too and we got to meet a lot of nice people. I would certainly recommend to have a nice cocktail in the bar.
We had a great time all over the island of St Maarten and all different nationalities mix very well,
and we could not have met any more nice people anywhere..

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Located in the center of the shopping strip the Hotel provides easy walking access for shopaholics to local stores as well as high end stores as Cartier, Colombia Emeralds etc, while the "allergic to shopping" can sit back and relax in one of the most turquoise colored beaches. Don't be in a rush to get in and out of the Hotel via car--traffic in the downtown areas during working hours in St Maarten is slow and laid back as "dont worry, be happy--you will get there when you get there"...Recently redone, rooms are elegantly zen simple. Everyone is Island friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Basseterre, St. Kitts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I had to attend a family event in St. Maarten and decided to stay at this hotel due to its prime location. After visiting the website and could not get to book the room, I called and was not disappointed. The receptionist was not only friendly but very informed. I was unable to book online due to the fact that there are a certain number which they available for that purpose. So, I got to stay. Me, my mother and 2 sons stayed for two nights. We were allowed an early check in which was great. The room was not quite ready so we went for breakfast at the restaurant. Breakfast was tasty. The setting of the restaurant was very relaxing and the oceanview spectacular!!!! The room was well appointed and spacious. The beds, as my eldest son said, were the most comfortable ever!!!!! Lounging at the bar is a must. The Holland House did not disappoint me at all. I selected this property based on location only and I was pleasantly surprised. Oh! there was also complimentary breakfast!!! nice touch!!! This included both buffet and kitchen items. I will not hesitate to stay here again. For its location, it was great!!! Truly an oasis in the city..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tomah, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Sitting at the Holland House in Sint Maarten is a feel of luxury. Original art works down the walls, a very welcoming bar and staff, the comfortable seating on the patio and the evening sunsets. Very relaxing, very nice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holland House Beach Hotel

Address: Frontstreet 43, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#2 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holland House Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located, right on the beach in downtown Philipsburg, the Holland House offers great charm, a unique ambiance and a rich Caribbean experience.Meet the friendly Islanders, relax and enjoy all that St. Maarten has to offer. The hotel is also located on Front Street, where you will find the best shops and boutiques on the island, all still Duty Free!The Hotel offers 54 rooms and suites all recently renovated, an award winning restaurant and wine cellar, a beautiful outdoor lounge deck and a magnificent beach right in front of the hotel with personal and attentive service. It’s great to be here! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holland Hotel Beach
Holland Beach
Holland House Beach Hotel St Maarten-St Martin/Philipsburg

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