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... trip we went back to the boat, cleaned up, grabbed some food and headed back into town.
There is a water taxi that goes from the dock to town, but we opted to walk since it was only about a 20 minute walk into town. It’s a small town, and mainly there for the ships.
We wondered the shops, and went down a back alley to see some paintings which were done locally, but nothing ...
... with them. I walked around downtown St. Maarten, which was still fairly geared toward tourists, but I really felt more like I was further into the island. I explored until I saw this store that didn’t really belong with the other stores. It was called “Yoda Guy” and the building was Star Wars themed! I had to check this out.
So I went in, and it turns out that it is a museum of the personal collection of ...
... jumped (or should I say slid) off the gigantic boat and swam to it. Turns out, they had just moved the boat closer to the island for the picnic. When I was on the boat, the captain asked me where Joanne was. I did not see her - worried about her as I thought she had jumped into the water right after me. Turns out, shed hadn't gone in the water - but had waited for someone in a little boat to take her to the ...
... The guy started calling names and saying people had roommates, so I was getting nervous again because I really just wanted to be alone and relax, but I guess I have a good position on the ship, because I didn’t have a roommate, and my room was really nice! After a really long day, of traveling, I went to bed. But that wasn’t the end of it.
When I woke up in the morning I couldn’t believe how ...
... drove to and through a few of the key Dutch areas and had important sites pointed out to us (since we docked on the Dutch side). Specific highlights included The Great Salt Pond, Orient Bay, the village of Grand Case, a Rum Factory and Fort Louis. Our tour guide also discussed the island’s population makeup, land ownership, employment, education, taxes, medical care, child and elderly care, and a host of other topics; very informative.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holland House Beach Hotel Philipsburg
My boyfriend and I just returned from our stay at the Holland House located in the heart of Phillipsburg, St. Maarteen and we both agree it was a fabulous trip, largely in part to our staying at the Holland House.
The Holland House worked out great for us. We had a timeshare rental that ran from sat. to sat. at a different location, but airline flights that landed us in St. Maarten two days prior. The Holland House was a great place to spend a few days.
We spent three nights at the Holland House Hotel in mid Dec 2004 after spending a week in Anguilla. The hotel itself is quite nice and a good value for the money, BUT...
I just came back from my first trip to St Martin and stayed at the Holland House for 4 nights. I was a little nervous at first from the pictures that I saw and the fact that it is such a small hotel (only 54 rooms I think). When I arrived in St Martin I took a cab to the hotel which cost $12. The taxi driver informed me that she would have to drop me off near an alley and I would have to walk the rest of the way because of construction on Front St. This made me even more nervous about where I chose to stay.
I stayed at the Holland House last Feb. on a package deal. I loved it. I rated this above average because the price was right, it was on the beach and walking distance to all shopping and restaurants in Philipsburg.
The Holland House Hotel in Philipsburg is above average and quite recommendable. Pay a bit more and get sea view. Ask for the weekly rate if planning to stay seven nights. The only caveat is that if you rent a car it will be impossible to park it nearby. Maps are misleading, Front and Back Street are extremely narrow. No car traffic is allowed in the Holland House neighborhood on Front Street. And Back Street is literally filled up with people and cars during daytime.
We got a cab from the airport but he had to let us off at the end of Back Street as Front Street had roadworks. We were aware of this before we arrived as we had read reviews. Once we had got there and checked in, we very pleasantly surprised at how our room was. We had a Junior Suite with a beach view and the view was absolutely beautiful!! We had a fantastic view of the broadwalk, beach, sea and we could see the cruise ships coming in in the mornings. We spent 10 days there and every single day our room was kept clean and tidy. The bar man was excellent and made us feel welcome. All the staff were very welcoming. The restaurant was excellent too. I cant say enough about this hotel - If i were to return to St Maartens, i would definately be staying at the Holland House Hotel. Check it out!
My wife and I and another couple spent the last week of July '04 at the Holland House Beach Hotel in Phillisburg. We stayed in the ocean view rooms and absolutley loved it. It's an older hotel, but obviously well maintained and very clean. The staff was courteous and the food in the restaurant was very good and moderately priced for St. Maarten. The hotel is on very busy Front St. with the grittiness of a small city with a lot of traffic and pedestrian congestion. The rear of the hotel is quite a contrast from the street side. Very quiet and serene, it faces beautiful Great Bay with a newly constructed boardwalk and a fabulous beach with complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas for hotel guests. There are also a number of small beach front restaurants and bars in in short walking distance from the hotel. I highly recommend the Holland House and would certainly stay again.
We stayed at holland house for 2 or 3 nights in 2002, prior to our week in St. Bart's. It was really a delight. The room was adequate, not large, not fancy, but clean and comfortable...we had a decent view out the window. The staff was very accommodating and there was even a computer you could use in the lobby to check email, free of charge. Like many of the less expensive deals, the place showed some signs of wear and tear and updating will probably be needed (if it hasn't already occurred).
Have stayed at this hotel several times. Enjoy the view from the beach side--always get beach side room. Street side noisy. People are friendly and hotel is well cared for. Reasonable food in restaurant, especially breakfest and lunch. Restaurant directly on beach and great atmosphere at night.