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The Horny Toad Guesthouse

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06/06/2017 07/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I am a little late on this review but...better late than never! My husband and I stayed at The Horny Toad 20-27Sep15. We had never stayed on Sint Maarten and thought we would choose a new destination to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I arrived on staying at THTGH from reviewing traveller reviews on TA as well as other sites...

1Thank krisrn
Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Serviceable, modest rooms with unparalleled access to a secluded stretch of Simpson Bay Beach. Very quiet, friendly. Cash or check very much preferred over credit. Close to the airport, but we only heard the planes during the daytime. We didn't love the area--Simpson Bay, in general--but the hotel was really great.

2Thank pommetastic
Anaheim, California
Reviewed 22 August 2015

This was our first stop on our vacation and it was amazing. Cherry was extremely helpful. Our room was amazing with a view you couldn't beat. Being in Simpson Bay kept us around all the action, even though it was the "off season". Great beach area, quiet, relaxing and just an overall great atmosphere. Would definitely stay here again. Looking...

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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Wow! The location and outlook of this place is actually more amazing than the photographs show. We had taken up the offer of a food shop so when we arrived everything was there for us in the huge fridge freezer. We were provided with beach and shower towels and our room was cleaned every day. It was a mere 15...

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Hayward, California
Reviewed 10 August 2015

One of the features about the Horny Toad Guesthouse is its close proximity to Simpson Bay (you are literally sitting against the ocean at the property) and the airport. I figured if I'm arriving into St Martin for the first time, it'd be best to limit the amount of driving I do on the 1st day so finding a close...

Thank solarsnorkeler
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came to St. Maarten on our honeymoon and we throughly enjoyed our stay at the Horny Toad. It is a quaint villa with a beautiful view and wonderfully friendly staff! The staff is very helpful and friendly. Our room was cleaned very well every day. We would most definitely come back!! If you are looking for...

Thank Etmp18
Carrollton, Georgia
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Stated there for a week end of may. Close enough to walk to a bunch of places. Everything was clean and neat. Housekeeping was wonderful. Even handwashed all my dishes. Nice waking up and stepping out to the beach. No phone or TV. Darn, one might actually have to do something like hit the beach, go to a restaurant or...

1Thank Daniel M
Oakdale, Connecticut
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Stayed at the Toad for 11 days in May. The units are a little quirky, but always clean and well kept. We love it there. Just steps to the beach. Quiet property and very secure. Betty is a wonderful host. The maids, Cherry, Jackie and Joan will do everything they can to make your stay wonderful. Nightly cocktail gathering. Very...

1Thank thequeen54
Sun City Center, Florida
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Had a great 10 day vacation@The Toad. Great friends, a nightly cocktail gathering where we all talked about our day & ate great munchies. The maids (sherry) more than take care of any needs for the customer. If u want a more than relaxing vacation this is the place, doesnt have tv, etc. But who misses it. Modest daily cost

2Thank Mimaw-Cuyler
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Maby a bit out-dated but location and very friendly mrs. Betty, made our stay here wonderfull. THE appartement was very clean, THE bed extremely Large, everything was there. On THE balcony two chairs and beachbeds. THE property was closed by a fench wich made us feel secure! Next time on st. Maarten we Will choose again THE Horny toad guesthouse.

1Thank Marjandejongwolters

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Horny Toad is a deliberately small and distinctive guesthouse known for its congenial and unpretentious atmosphere. The original building is a former governor's house tastefully renovated into spacious, fully-equipped apartments. Each of the eight apartments is delightfully different, displaying a personality of its own. All rooms have fully-equipped kitchens, king size beds, complete baths with shower, and daily maid service. Fresh flowers are arranged in the units every day. The guesthouse is on the beach and provides beach chairs, towels and floats. An outdoor barbecue pavilion with two Weber gas grills, table and hammock allow you to enjoy dining beach-side. Simpson Bay beach is a beautiful, uncrowded mile-long beach - just a few steps from each apartment - great for walking, swiming and sunbathing.The Toad has been awarded Fodor's Choice Award each year including the most recent in 2012. They called us the "island's best value" on the Dutch side of St Maarten.This is a No Smoking property. No children under seven years of age, please. We can arrange to have a rental car for your use and stock your unit with food before arrival upon request. There is free high-speed WiFi in all the units and a complimentary computer with internet access and printer in the business center/reception area. Free gated parking on the property. Grocery stores, French bakery, shops and multiple restaurants are within a 5-6 block walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Horny Toad Guesthouse

Address: 2 Vlaun Dr., Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Price Range: RM533 - RM649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Horny Toad Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“I stayed in Suite 5, an end unit on the first floor - very close to the "pavilion" and with the beach just footsteps away.”
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“The return visitors seemed to prefer the upper floor, but our suite on the lower floor seemed fine to us.”
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“A great view from second floor.”
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“Choose one on the second floor for more privacy - no one is walking by your room on their way to the beach.”
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