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Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse

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Front Street # 19, Philipsburg St Martin / St Maarten
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"The Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse is St. Maarten's oldest and most charming inn. Formerly a rooster farm, Governor's home, V.I.P. guest house, and Dutch Royal Residence, it is ideally located in Philipsburg on a white sand beach amidst enchanting tropical gardens and enclosed within its original stone walls: a green oasis hidden on Front Street. A national landmark and one of the last bastions of West Indian culture, the Pasanggrahan is secluded and offbeat in the heart of St. Maarten’s capital, and it's a minute's stroll to shops, restaurants, casinos, banks and other institutions and activities. This authentic, colonial style inn has all the special features of a larger hotel including concierge service, the Sidney Greenstreet Bar, boardwalk beach bar, complementary chaise lounges, beach towels, and social hour. “A special place for special people” General Information"This vintage West Indian-style guesthouse has a prime spot on the beach in Philipsburg, sandwiched between the busy, narrow main street of Philipsburg and the harbor. It's set back and shaded under tall trees, a charming relic from another time. In fact, this was once the summer home of the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, and the interior has a gracious, late-19th-century feel, with peacock bamboo chairs, Indian spool tables, and a gilt-framed oil portrait of the Dutch queen. The small- to medium-size accommodations have queen-size, double, or king-size beds with four-poster designs; some are in the main building and others are in an adjoining annex. The finest have genuine colonial flair, with antique secretaries and four-posters swaddled in mosquito netting, madras valances, hand-stitched quilts, beamed ceilings, and still life paintings. Set among lush palms is the harborfront Pasanggrahan Restaurant, which specializes in fresh fish caught by the hotel's own deep-sea charter fishing boat and family-style dinners.
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John R wrote a review Mar 2020
18 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed prior to a cruise on the Wind Surf, which left from St. Maarten. Be warned, it does not look fancy from the street and Front Street is EXTREMELY touristy. However, the rooms are very clean, modern and well appointed. They serve breakfast and it was very good. There is not much night life in this area of Philipsburg when no ships are in port, but there are a few places nearby once you get your bearings. You can see your ship dock from your room and it's walking distance if you have no luggage. The cab ride is cheap and they will order it for you. Still recovering from the hurricane, but quite workable.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Relax, try The French Touch for Lunch and the Greenhouse for dinner. Close by, walkable and...
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LT_Dallas wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas262 contributions112 helpful votes
Not much to look at from street side, but a beautiful hotel with large spacious rooms that overlook the beach. It has a restaurant for breakfast (not included) downstairs. You are steps away from all the activities on the boardwalk and right on the beach. Out the front door to Front Street and shopping. Get a 3rd level or higher for the view. Very pleased with the room and service.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Corinne S wrote a review Feb 2020
Mason, Ohio49 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a beautiful little hotel that has so much history! Colbert, the manager, was very accommodating. The beach is gorgeous, and the set up with the lounge chairs was lovely. The service at the beach was horrible. The package we ordered came with two chairs, two drinks, and two towels. We received a lovely basket with two washcloths and the sprig of flowers. Since I had ordered it on the resort for a day online, we paid a hefty price. I think you can go to the beach, and get a lovely deal for a lot less money. I suggest using this hotel, but do it on your own without the middle man.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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dapagel wrote a review Dec 2019
Chicago, IL45 contributions5 helpful votes
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Been coming to St Maarten for 30 years and stayed every where. This Royal Boutique Hotel has been our 2nd home for over 5 years! Love the balcony suite. Great staff. Great breakfast, too. Cant say enough
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jtp262 wrote a review Aug 2019
Fort Lauderdale12 contributions13 helpful votes
The suite building is up and running; the room was, as always, remarkably clean. Colbert and the rest of the staff are still there, and they make everything feel like home. We won’t go anywhere else especially with the lovely beach right across the boardwalk. This is not a place to go if you are looking for lots and lots of amenities. It is, however, the place to stay if you are looking for a relaxing, friendly, and clean vacation.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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$120 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CaribbeanSt Martin / St MaartenSint MaartenPhilipsburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Joe's Jewelry (0.2 miles), Grand Jewelers (0.1 miles), and Majesty Jewelers (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lazy Lizard Beach Bar & Grill, Maxine's Caribbean Grill & Bar, and Dirty Sanchez Crew Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (1.2 miles).
Does Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.