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80 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This place is clean and quiet. I went with my daughter and we appreciated having a full kitchen so we could go to the local market and buy fish to cook. The kitchen was well-appointed and had everything we needed. The beds were fine, nothing special but a good, safe place to sleep. The grounds are well-kept with a small... More 

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Laborie
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Do not let the immediate surroundings or even the external appearance of this hotel frighten you. This is very convenient place, perfectly clean, very pleasant and helpful manager and staff. Close to the airport, to a nice beach, and to several restaurants.

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Thank ChaletLaMar
TShellSxm, Owner at Turquoise Shell Inn, responded to this review

Yes, here in the Caribbean buildings are close together and the neighbors can detract from the property. We try to keep our property clean and tidy. Room cleanliness is most important. Thanks for your review More 

Union City
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We love to travel, n have been to quite a few places. This is my first review precisely because St. Maarten, Carter n his staff at this lovely inn made the trip so worthwhile n memorable. The hotel may not be fancy, but the location is perfect in the Simpson Bay area. The accomodations have everything u need so that... More 

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TShellSxm, Owner at Turquoise Shell Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We love to hear when our guests enjoy their stay. Personal service and clean comfortable rooms are what we strive for. More 

Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We stayed at the Turquoise Shell Inn in March, we had room #4, which was ideally located on the ground floor, with a small patio in front with a view of the pool. While not luxurious, it was nicely decorated and very clean, with a fully equipped kitchen and a separate bedroom with a quiet air conditioning unit. Great WIFI.... More 

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Graham, North Carolina
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33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

While we stayed here as a super convenient airport stopover, we would not hesitate to come back and stay longer. Our room was clean, comfortable, and well equipped for a longer stay. We arrived in the afternoon and found easy access to the beach out the back and across the road. It was less than an hour from landing to... More 

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84 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

I would NEVER recommend this hotel! We called owner Carter before a Caribbean cruise leaving and returning to Saint Maarten. He took our credit card and guaranteed us a 8am check in the day our cruise arrived and we told him we only needed the room for five hours until our flight. A day room. The charge for five hours... More 

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4 Thank MRSREEF
TShellSxm, Owner at Turquoise Shell Inn, responded to this review

I deeply regret the inconvenience that a misunderstanding over this reservation caused the guest. I did receive a phone call requesting a day rental and we agreed on the price. Unfortunately the check in time was confused. I wrote down 9 Am. We are a small property and staffing is based on guest arrivals and departures. I was leaving the... More 

Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

From start to finish our experience with Turquoise Shell Inn was absolutely ace. Carter is wonderful and thinks of everything. The rooms are comfortable, great water pressure in the shower and you are right one the beach! Enjoy coffee on your porch and within minutes be on the white sand beach and enjoying the beautiful water. This is an ideal... More 

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TShellSxm, Owner at Turquoise Shell Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind remarks. We do strive to make our guests feel comfortable. There are times when we miss a bit, but we do our best. More 

Pass Christian, Mississippi
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We stayed at this lovely property while on a rather stressful trip to purchase a catamaran. Carter was a tremendously gracious host during our stay and provided plenty of good advice for things to enjoy on our visit. The property is surprisingly quiet despite being right on a main thoroughfare. The inn is within walking distance to many lovely options... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

T Shell Inn its a great hotel at a good price. Its near everything. Restaurants, bar, fastfoods and beach at walking distance. Easy access to the main road were you can get the busses. We had a very special weekend vacation at T Shell Inn.

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We stayed at the Inn for three days in April before moving to our Timeshare. We enjoyed our short stay. Hyacinth kept the rooms spotless during our time there. We had no problems with noise or the area. It was perfect for us. Small patio was perfect to just sit and relax on and the small pool was enjoyable. We... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small 10 room Inn located in the heart of Simpson Bay. Easy walking distance to all manner of shopping. Simpson Bay beach just our the back gate. Each unit is a small one bedroom apartment with equipped kitchen and private air cionditioned bedroom ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turquoise Shell Inn

Address: 34 Simpson Bay Rd., Simpson Bay 00000, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Price Range: RM612 - RM809 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Turquoise Shell Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“First floor has private patios.”
 of 5 bubbles LouiseL521, 13 May 2015 | Read review
“Pretty much all the same. If you can, get a ground florr room because you get a tiny patio with chairs which would be nice in the morning (we were on the top floor). PS. There are only 2 floors.”
 of 5 bubbles cameronm803, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 1-5, on the ground floor, have private porches (a good spot to leave sandy shoes, towels, etc.) and a table for 2.”
 of 5 bubbles LarryEls, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Main floor”
  • small private porch
  • separate bedroom - queen and single beds
  • pool area
  • sitting/kitchen area
 of 5 bubbles ontheroadmaryg, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I think all rooms pretty much the same...if you wish to sit directly outside your room, you should request a room on the bottom floor.”
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  • living area and kitchenette looking in from the door room #7
 of 5 bubbles PaulaG-Canada, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
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