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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room is definitely big for a couple. It is very clean and the AC works. The only thing difficult when staying here is that the rooms are located at the 2nd floor and they do not have an elevator (I heard that they are installing one soon, not sure). The best thing about staying here, for me , is... More 

Thank rm25md
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135 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Booked on BOOKING.com. May be a low rate - but I would have Not booked if I had known. Very industrial, trashy, gross part of town. We did NOT stay. I would give a - 5 if possible. I DO NOT recommend!!!

Thank Janie R

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Sun City Center, Florida
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

While staying on the island we took a short cut thru cole bay to get to french side. Carls is located on a dusty very busy road. The bakery/store is located in front. It is 2-3 miles from beach. Great for a few nights stayover. Carls has a nice bakery & eating area.

2 Thank Mimaw-Cuyler
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Clean rooms had hair dryer and iron in room. Not always seen in Inns.. Plus nice kitchenette. An open patio area where guests can have continental breakfast in the sun should they choose to Rooms were clean. Fist time dot double beds Second time we got the last room available that had 2 single beds would have prefered double beds... More 

Thank caribbeanessence
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Carls Unique in for two nights. It was the cheapest place we could find and last minute too. Free breakfast, free wifi, and quiet overall. Our room had a tv, a fridge, and a stove that we didnt use. The only thing there was an issue with was the shower. Only the hot side would work and... More 

Thank Bryant Y
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Lovely room, friendly and helpful staff. Well situated, and a quaint convenience store and bakery downstairs. The price was reasonable, and it's in a very quiet area, which is good for relaxing. Food was good, breakfast was good and rooms were cleaned every day.

Thank Van X
Dunbar, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Although only booked as a stop over this was a disappointment in a number of ways. On arrival we climbed up the stairs with cases to be kept waiting while the reception is finished a personal call. We asked if we could get something to drink (after a long flight) to be told water is in the fridge. It wasn't,... More 

4 Thank RebeccaM2703
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Although the place is under renovation, the staff and service was great for an overnight stay. The room was clean and beds were comfy, it was very easy to find. The area was very quiet and except for a few vehicles driving by.

Thank JessicaandAhmed
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We wanted a comfortable and centrally located hotel on the island. Carl's Unique Inn provided just that, in between Philipsburg, the capital on the Dutch side of the island, Princess Juliana airport and Marigot, the tiny capital on the French side. While the Cole Bay area is boring, it ensured a good night rest away from the hustle and bustle... More 

Thank Daniel T
The Valley, Anguilla
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175 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2015

Due to an early morning flight, Carl's Unique Inn was a good budget deal as their rate was the lowest you can possibly find in the Simpson Bay/Cole Bay area. The Receptionist even though helpful was unfriendly, not even a crack of a smile at all. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean enough...however I did notice a few hairs... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Carl's Unique Inn is centrally located in the quiet residential neighborhood, Cole Bay, nestled between green mountains and the Simpsonbay Lagoon. Our rooms are tastefully decorated in the finest tropical decor and are equipped with A/C, private bath, mini kitchenette, satellite television, direct dialing telephones, free wireless internet access and much more modern conveniences. We also offer complimentary freshly prepared continental breakfast from our onsite Bakery & Supermarket: Carl & Sons Unique Bakery. Our Central location puts The Princess Juliana International Airport less than 10 minutes away, we are minutes away from the Simpsonbay Marinas. We are also located only minutes from the town shopping and business centers of French St. Martin's Marigot and Dutch St. Maarten's Philipsburg ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carl's Unique Inn

Address: 18 Orange Grove | Cole Bay, Cole Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Cole Bay
Price Range: $75 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carl's Unique Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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 of 5 bubbles caribbeanessence, Mar 29, 2016 | Read review
“For strong Wifi service, choose a room closer to the Front Desk i.e. 210, 202”
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 of 5 bubbles MissBonafide, Mar 13, 2015 | Read review
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