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“Perfect Beach Resort with Large Apartments”

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Royal Palm Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cole Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 30, 2013

We picked this resort for a birthday trip for a group of 5 based on good reviews and convenient location for traveling to the island without a car and were not disappointed. We booked a 2-bedroom apartment which has 2 bathrooms - a must for a large group. The master bedroom, living room and patio face the pool/beach area and have a beautiful view. The kitchen is large and well appointed including a dishwasher and a large fridge with an ice maker. There is a flat screen TV in the living room and each bedroom. The beds are very comfortable with nice bedding and pillows. The bathrooms are large. There is even an iPod dock. The apartment is large and very comfortable for a big group. We really enjoyed our stay.

The pool area is relatively small, but adequate. There water at the beach is very clear and calm. But we didn't spend much time there anyway as we explored other parts of the island during the day.

Finally, the location is great for someone without a car. There are plenty of restaurants available right across the street on the main road. It's also easy to take the local buses for only $1.50, which is much cheaper than the cabs at $5-10 per person. The buses are the same type of vans as the taxis, so there is really no difference except that the bus stops once in a while to pick up and drop off other passengers along the way. One of our buses even had a TV playing a new film.

Most nightlife is concentrated at Maho and buses stop running by 10pm. So if you want to go out a lot at night, it might make sense to stay at Maho Bay walking distance to Bliss club. Otherwise, it's $5 per person for a taxi (they charge per person).

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean. We choose one on a higher floor and liked it.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Palm Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

We are delighted to read that your expectations from our resort have been fulfilled and you were not disappointed with either our location, facilities available, or the appointment of our apartments. Thank you for sharing some of the tips with your fellow travellers! We hope to have a chance to give you another warm welcome in the future!

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We spent one night there and enjoyed the beach front views. Much better than Nebraska in March. Clean, well appointed rooms. Resturants accross a busy street. Suprisingly quiet rooms. Beach is small, but well protected...good for kids.

Room Tip: All rooms have a beach view
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Resort was clean, staff friendly and lovely views. Beds and pillows are comfortable, kitchen well equipped.
The location is ideal for walking to many harbor restaurants and from here you can pick a different beach around the island each day.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Palm Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

We are happy to read that you had an pleasurable stay here at Royal Palm Beach Club Resort. It is vital to us to ensure that our guests can enjoy they stay in a hospitable atmosphere and we are pleased that you consider our team members helpful and that you enjoyed both, our location and comfortable accommodation. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed at Royal Palm 2/3 - 2/10/13. Our unit was beautiful and had a great view from the living room, one of the bedrooms and the balcony. The unit was nicely furnished and the kitchen had everything we needed. There is a small deli on the property and a market within 1/2 mile. The check in staff was very helpful. This resort is located within walking distance of many restaurants, and has a restaurant on the property as well. They clean the unit every 3rd day and our housekeeping staff did a great job in keeping the unit clean. Our only objection is that people go to the beach and put towels out to reserve their chairs and many of them don't come at all. There are signs posted that you cannot do this but we saw some of local outdoor staff actually putting towels down for some of the guests. If we return to St. Maarten, we would stay here again.

Room Tip: This is a timeshare resort, and I don't think you are able to pick a location.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank pegny
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Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

The kitchen was fully stocked but the living room area was pretty outdated. One of the bedrooms had molding behind the head board. The room wasn't in tip top shape, but the balcony view was excellent, loved that. not to many activities, no shows, etc. You must have a car, you drive everywhere, but be prepared to drive on the other side of the road (Americans). My most fun was actually being able to catch a ferry ride to the next country over (Anguilla) that was pretty cool. The resort itself so so... The staff was excellent! Front desk handled everything, they were curteous amd nice. The swim up bar is another excellent feature and there the people are great there to!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Royal Palm. The staff was very helpful, rooms and property well kept. The security was excellent. Wonderful location for the regatta and access to all island attractions. We have been traveling to St. Maarten for many years and were very pleased with this property.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Palm Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

We are happy to read that you had an pleasurable stay here at Royal Palm Beach Club Resort. It is vital to us to ensure that our guests can enjoy they stay in a hospitable atmosphere and we are pleased that you consider our team members helpful and friendly and that you enjoyed our central location and comfortable accommodation. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a week feb 23 - march 2 and was extremely happy with the friendly staff and convenient location. I would definitely return to this resort.
There was a mosquito issues in the beginning but once we figured out running the ceiling fans minimized it we were ok.
Best resort in the area by far!!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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diamondresorts, Manager at Royal Palm Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

We are delighted to read that you had such a lovely stay here with us and we hope we will have an opportunity to be of service to you again in the future!

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Additional Information about Royal Palm Beach Resort

Address: 115 Welfare Road, Cole Bay 3035, St Martin / St Maarten
Location: Caribbean > St Martin / St Maarten > Sint Maarten > Cole Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cole Bay
Price Range: $150 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Palm Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
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Also Known As:
Royal Palm Beach Hotel Simpson Bay
Royal Palm St Maarten
Royal Palm Beach Club St Maarten

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