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Joshua Rose Guest House
- Address: Back Street 7, Philipsburg St. Maarten-St. Martin
- Phone: 721-542-4317
- Toll Free: 315-519-7337
- Fax: 721-543-0080
- Currency Accepted: Dollar, Euro, Guilder
- Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Discover, Amex, Visa
- Safe-deposit box
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Wedding Packages
- Themed Dinners
Ratings & Reviews
Just a few minutes walk to front street it is at the perfect location when it comes to the beach, shopping and bus stop at the door step. This was my second stay there and it seems to need a some TLC when it comes to appearance (paint,sheets,tiles) and some of the furniture could use upgrade. This is a good hotel if you don't mind a 2 out of 5 star. Cable is terrible about 6 channels. The hot water tank was broken for 3 days they did offer to change our room for one with a separate water heater but it would have been inconvenient to repack and move. We also did not spend much time at the hotel, we were out of our room by 8am and returned at about 7-8 pm. I had to activate my cell phone data on the second night because the wifi was not working. Ask for a room as far away from the street as this is a very Noisy neighborhood. The second night a store burglar alarm went on from 9 pm till 7 am we got no sleep. The room doors are glass and it feels unsafe. I sent 2 emails to the hotel and Expedia also tried and could not contact the office to inform them we would be arriving late and did not want the small store to be closed. They never responded to myself or Expedia we were lucky to get to the small store before they closed. The small store is a market where you check in. Ok so it was a cheap room... they did offer to change it and did apologize for the inconvenience. If it was not for the very convenient location,price of room and the bus right at the door step I would not stay again especially with my wife. If it was just me for a few days I could deal with it to stay on budget. Also I did not know we had to pay at the hotel I thought it was charged by expedia. They did take my Debit card for payment.
Booked a reservation for here through Hotels.com. Put in the notes for the reservation that we would need a late check in (11:30 or midnight). (Never heard anything back from hotel and hotel didn't have anything in their listing stating that we had to check in before a certain time). We arrived around 11:20. The place is above a market and the market was closed. Walked up to office for the guesthouse and it was also locked up and closed. Knocked several times and waited for 20 minutes. Still no answer. Called them. No answer. Called hotels.com and they also called them. No answer. Needless to say we had to find somewhere else to stay with hotels.com help and it took over an hour to find somewhere. So, we didn't get to our room for the night until after 1 a.m. HORRIBLE!
First we asked for a late check in due to flight arriving at 10:00 pm. No one was there called the number no answer. Knocked on the door nothing. This place sucked no answer no coustomer service. We where stuck no motel. What a nightmare. Do not use these guys. Go with a more reputable hotel.
I wanted place near the centre of Phillipsburg in St Martin just for one night as I was joining a cruse the next day. As disabled I aske via expedia for an easy room if there wasn't a lift! Little did I know just how difficult it was.. The "Reception" was a surly lady sitting at a cash desk in a mini supermarket at street level. A man in the the shop reluctantly took my case to my room on the first floor ; there are 2 more floors above. The room had 2 double beds one of which had blood stains on the sheets however there were 2 clean towels the bed was comfortable and the A.C, kept the room cool. The furniture should have been burnt 20 years ago the shower controls were embedded in rough concrete the w.h.b had no soap and no cold water but there was hot water. No kettle or tea/ making and kitchen next door was filthy. Credit cards not accepted
A 2 minute walk from the beach and boardwalk, Joshua Rose Guesthouse is perfectly placed at the entrance to Back Street, an easy place to catch a bus or a taxi. Unlike most luxury resorts, this guesthouse is family run and has the charm of a Florida beach hotel from the 1980's in the heart of the Carribean. There is nothing to complain about, the price is decent, rooms are air conditionned with free Wifi and the location is perfect. One of the great secret places in SXM.
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