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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having made reservations, we expected our table to be ready ... We were not greeted, not asked to wait, and when we had finally helped ourselves to a table, we were asked to move. The waitress tried to make us as comfortable as possible, but the start was really bad, and since it was already late, we could not leave... More 

Thank CaribbeanExperienced
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The location is perfect, right on the boardwalk in phillipsburg. The hotel is OK and a bit dated. The shower was luke warm. Also right now there is light construction going on. If you want something posh, go to Holland House. If you want something reasonable right on the boardwalk, its a decent choice.

Thank Mike M
Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is an older remodeled hotel that is clean and nicely furnished. I had an ocean view room and it was great seeing if a cruise ship was in port or not each morning. My room was very comfortable and nicely furnished. The hotel staff were really friendly and helpful. I ate mostly breakfast in the restaurant and they were... More 

Thank ochump
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Pasanggrahan hotel: clean, location is great, staff is kind. The front office manager, Colbert, is the best! From check in to check out, she treated us as family and made us feel welcome. We got a free upgrade to a junior suite. Great view! You ask and they make it happen.

Thank Vina B
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

What a beautiful experience. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the sites of the island and the service was excellent. The location is perfect. Shops in the front, the beach and the boardwalk in the back. Outstanding view of the sea, cruise ships, and the Island Sabo. Two types of rooms, our friends stayed in the newer section... More 

Thank nickmarr520
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Would I stay here again? If I were going to be doing Jewelry shopping that took time, yes. Otherwise, probably not. Big problem? To get this hotel you have to drive backwards on front street. If there's traffic, forget about it. They need hours the front street 'block' starts posted on the booking pages of all websites. Otherwise, might spend... More 

Thank CKHiD
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great value in a glorious spot downtown. Access directly to beach, pleasant rooms, old style colonial guest reception, good breakfasts and right on the main shopping street. Also, easy walk to bus for Marigot and short step to grocery store across from boardwalk. Very convenient and well-priced.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The history of the hotel influenced my decision to stay there, being one of oldest on Front Street. Our stay only lasted four nights, but we made the best of it. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were greeted by the front desk rep. The staff was overly courteous, warm and friendly. I felt right then and there that she... More 

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Was fortunate to have stayed at this lovely hotel over the Fourth of July holiday. The hotel is located right on the beach in Philipsburg making it convenient to shopping and restaurants. The food at the Pasanggrahan was delicious with fresh ingredients and the staff made us feel welcome. We stayed in the newer portion of the hotel and the... More 

Thank vimidnight
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2016

An absolutely classically beautiful inn. A refreshing change from the boring resorts. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated. The staff and attention is very personal. The view is gorgeous and the location perfect. The food is excellent.

Thank nkklawonn

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"The Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse is St. Maarten's oldest and most charming inn. Formerly a rooster farm, Governor's home, V.I.P. guest house, and Dutch Royal Residence, it is ideally located in Philipsburg on a white sand beach amidst enchanting tropical gardens and enclosed within its original stone walls: a green oasis hidden on Front Street. A national landmark and one of the last bastions of West Indian culture, the Pasanggrahan is secluded and offbeat in the heart of St. Maarten’s capital, and it's a minute's stroll to shops, restaurants, casinos, banks and other institutions and activities. This authentic, colonial style inn has all the special features of a larger hotel including concierge service, the Sidney Greenstreet Bar, boardwalk beach bar, complementary chaise lounges, beach towels, and social hour. “A special place for special people” General Information"This vintage West Indian-style guesthouse has a prime spot on the beach in Philipsburg, sandwiched between the busy, narrow main street of Philipsburg and the harbor. It's set back and shaded under tall trees, a charming relic from another time. In fact, this was once the summer home of the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, and the interior has a gracious, late-19th-century feel, with peacock bamboo chairs, Indian spool tables, and a gilt-framed oil portrait of the Dutch queen. The small- to medium-size accommodations have queen-size, double, or king-size beds with four-poster designs; some are in the main building and others are in an adjoining annex. The finest have genuine colonial flair, with antique secretaries and four-posters swaddled in mosquito netting, madras valances, hand-stitched quilts, beamed ceilings, and still life paintings. Set among lush palms is the harborfront Pasanggrahan Restaurant, which specializes in fresh fish caught by the hotel's own deep-sea charter fishing boat and family-style dinners. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse

Address: Front Street # 19, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range: RM692 - RM1,456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse Hotel Philipsburg
Pasanggrahan Royal Hotel
Hotel Pasanggrahan Royal
Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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“An ocean view room is very nice. WiFi might not be as strong in some of the rooms facing the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles ochump, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Better views on the top floor. See my review for different room types”
 of 5 bubbles nickmarr520, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The new wing is gorgeous”
 of 5 bubbles nkklawonn, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the new part of the passanggrahan are better.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexanderD634, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose an end room on a higher floor. Make sure you ask for an ocean view room. They are a bit more, but worth it!”
  • The tub is very long and deep. The shower was huge.
  • The bed was beautiful. The mattress was not super comfortable, but acceptable.
 of 5 bubbles 911kayg, 19 May 2016 | Read review
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