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Holland House Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
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Boston
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“Best Hotel in Philipsburg.”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Spent four great night here a few weeks back. Best location and hotel if you are catching a ship or wanna stay in Philipsburg. Hotel is literally right on the beach and is in the middle of all the shops. The Holland House had a very European feel to it and also feels like one of the properties on Ocean Drive in South Beach Miami. Rooms were clean and updated and service was very good. Do ask for ocean view.
Only drawbacks is that the area does close down at around 6pm when the ships depart. Taxi to others like Grand Case can be expensive so it's best to rent a care if you plan to stay multiple nights and explore the island.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Washburn, WI
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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

We got to this hotel at 6 pm, and was told that my Expedia room, which I had already paid for, was canceled. They did get me a room, and the manager told me the next day that she didn't know why the front desk people said that and everything was fine. I was never offered an apology, and I found the front desk people to be very rude.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great location and views. Esther at the front desk was so friendly and helpful. The breakfasts are good and the evening meal we had in the restaurant was better and far better value than the expansive one in supposed French gastronomy capital of Grand Case. The rooms are standard hotel room but adequate. Of the three Hotels we staid in St Maarten this is the only one I'd recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Tuusula, Finland
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

The title says it all. This is a 3-star hotel. But their breakfast is 5-star!! It's fresh, its a bit different every morning, there is ala carte, the views from the restaurant... we simply enjoyed it all. In addition, our ocean front room was ok, and more or less of the standard we expected. Beach is so beautiful, and beach chairs and towels are for free for hotel guests.There is a walking promenade between the hotel ant the beach, and a lots of activities there during the day.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Stayed at this hotel before a Windstar cruise. Had lovely room overlooking the beach. The staff was very helpful and friendly. A great breakfast. Just outside the open veranda is a boardwalk along the beach. Lots of fun local bars and restaurants with good local music and night life. Would definitely stay here again. But, not cheap.

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Southington, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We have stayed at HH 3 times for 10 days each the last 3 years in February, and another time in SXM in December. We vacation four times a year and Holland House is are absoiute FAVORITE! I can't believe anyone can give a negative review. From the moment you arrive until you leave all the staff from Esther at thr front desk, Vern the beach boy, the BAR staff Tory, and the great evening mgr.all are the best and have gone above and beyond inn welcoming us and assisting us.

First of all this is a BEACH HOTEL! This is a landmark, one of SXM firsts I think. The characterr is amazing., No, it's not a Marriott, AND THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF IT! Very island. Yes, the elevator is small, who cares? The beds are great, showers are beautiful. We never experienced any noise at night, nor filthy streets, or unfriendly people. The wait stgaff in the restaurant were great as well. Walking distance to everything, but we do take taxis to nightlife and in general in the evening. There are severaL VERY Good restaurants iin walking distance. The walk from the cruise ships is a nice walk if you are up to it, but if not they do have a Tender. We can't make it this month due to work, but we are going for 10 days in April and cannot wait. We have met many weonderful people at the Holland House who return year after year. The weather is also always perfect. You will not be disappointed.

Overall, you can see that the majority of people, give this hotel an excellent rating. I guess the sayhing "you can't please everybody" is true, but the Holland House certainly goes the extra mile to please.Picky from Connecticut.

Room Tip: Depends on how much you want to spend. Street view good bargain wasn't noisy. Like third floor...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2013

The positives - nicely remodeled. Clean rooms, very comfortable. Public spaces were nice.
The downside - almost non existent beach service. I would order something, 30 minutes later I'd see the guy and he had forgotten it. Hours later saw him again, still without my order. The front desk was rude and incompetent. I had to go to the front desk every time I wanted to sign some thing to my room. The Bar staff was just downright disrespectful. The manager ended up giving me a bottle of booze just to apologize. Its a very nice gesture but I'd rather just have good service. There was an overall tone to the place that the staff doesn't enjoy the service industry. I would see them drinking alcohol on duty or eating fast food in the lobby areas. It was just strange. Avoid this place.

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Property: Holland House Beach Hotel
Address: Frontstreet 45 | Saint Martin, Philipsburg 00393, 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 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#4 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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Holland Beach
Holland House Beach Hotel St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg

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