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Carl's Unique Inn

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a place off the beaten path with reasonable rates, good service and still close to town, this is the place. Hotel is 12 minutes or a $15 taxi ride from the airport. Industrial neighbourhood, with several grocery stores a few minutes walk. Room was average, matteress was worn but comfortable. Very quiet and peaceful. It...

Thank pauleE838ID
Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large rooms, clean, good bathroom however the beds are not comfortable, probably it's time to replace the mattresses. If you arrive with heavy suitcases, you will have to climb two stairs. Wifi signal is sometimes weak

Thank JulioPohl
Reviewed March 6, 2017

I stayed over a week for business purposes, the hotel has relatively low rates for the average SXM hotels. It is located close to Cay Bay and was a bit difficult to find, the best reference you can give when ask for directions is the bakery located next to the hotel. There is no elevator so take this into account...

Thank mynord390
Reviewed February 21, 2017

This hotel sure is "unique" It is in a sketchy part of town. 2 sets of stairs to climb with your luggage to find the office. Office personnel stayed late to check us in as our flight was quite late. She was very friendly and accommodating.Brought my husband a coke and ice to the room as rest. was closed. Had...

Thank Angela H
Miami, Florida
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Carls Unique Inn was very nice and cozy. There is a restaurant and mini mart just downstairs which I thought was very convenient. A/C worked great. This is a plus, since it was very hot at that time. Will most likely stay there again.

Thank Katie L
Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed November 1, 2016

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...

Thank rm25md
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
Sun City Center, Florida
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.

2Thank Mimaw-Cuyler
Montreal, Canada
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...

Thank caribbeanessence
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...

Thank Bryant Y
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $71 - $114 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“I'm not sure if there are any, good rooms. We got in late and left as soon as we woke up.”
261AngelaH, Feb 21, 2017 | Read review
“Book early”
caribbeanessence, Mar 29, 2016 | Read review
“For strong Wifi service, choose a room closer to the Front Desk i.e. 210, 202”
  • Mini Fridge
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  • Single room
MissBonafide, Mar 13, 2015 | Read review
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