The hotel has a perfect location on the first street where all the shops are and the back to the boardwalk of Great Bay. The rooms are renovated and very clean. I got a very nice king size bed with very comfortable pillows. Not the best beach in the island but very clean with comfortable beach chairs. you can take advantage to order drinks from the hotel bar while in the beach.
The hotel has an excellent restaurant (ocean lounge) that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food is quite expensive but very tasty. They have a good selection of starters, main dishes and desert as well as good wines.
The hotel is around 20 min from the airport (with no traffic) and taxi fare is around 20 USD. To take a taxi to the boat ferry to Pinel island is around 30 USD and the taxi to Marigot is around 20 USD. If you take a taxi from french to dutch side will always be more expensive as the fares are in euros.
There is no pool, gym or spa in this hotel. However you could use the spa in Divi little bay resort. Taxi charges 8 USD and it takes 7 min to get there.
Some inconvenients: There was a problem on the balcony door that didn't open. Since I was staying for a few days, I didn't bother to report the problem. The front desk was not very helpful on finding me a boat trip. Anyway it was not their fault that boat trips run only when there are cruises around and the city is pretty much dead on Sunday.
- 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