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Holland House Beach Hotel

$157.00 avg. rate/night


The Hotel holds the middle of a boutique style, easy going, beach hotel where more and more leisure travelers find their way off the beaten path to explore the best of Sint Maarten. The Lounge offers a great view on the boardwalk and the beach where many visitors go for a stroll. The all new Ocean Lounge restaurant recently won a silver medal in the culinary competition.
  • Address: Frontstreet 43, Philipsburg St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Phone: 721-542-2572
  • Fax: 721-542-4673
  • Currency Accepted: Dollar, Euro, Guilder
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Discover, Amex, Visa, Debit
  • Price: $157.00


Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service
  • Breakfast available
  • Safe-deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Smoke-free property
  • Internet

Ratings & Reviews

  • TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

    Based on 769 reviews
4 Stars
Apr 22, 2017
Great place to sty short term in Sint-Marteen

We stayed here at the end of our vaca from Anguilla. We didn't want to leave in the morning from Anguilla and take the ferry, then take a plane 5 hours back home. So, we stayed at the Holland House for the night. It was clean and safe for a low star hotel. The hotel's restaurant "The Ocean Lounge" is one of the best restaurants on the island. Don't expect a 5 star hotel, but, it is clean,well situated, and offers easy access to great shopping and beach access. And again, the hotel restaurant is one of the best on the island. Enjoy

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5 Stars
Apr 19, 2017

The first thing noticed was how clean the lobby, room and stairwells were. The front desk was friendly and efficient. We booked through what I believe was the hotel website for their Easter special which included breakfast. The confirmation email had a discrepancy in rate but a simple return email corrected the rate. We had a waterfront balcony room on first floor room 103 which had an extended balcony but all waterfront rooms have great view of cruise ships and beach. Vincent at front desk was great. The included breakfast was a $21.00 value which was a very comprehensive selection plus you could order anything on the menu plus take items from buffet. Our waitress Lucinda was very attentive and helpful. No hidden surprises and an experience that exceeded our expectations.

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4 Stars
Apr 19, 2017
Ocean Gem

Holland House accurately depicts what it offers on its web site and we were happily satisfied with our stay. This property is for rest and relaxation and that's what we came for. We didn't want the hustle and bustle of the clubs and shopping on the other side of the island. Reservations were simple and it was a benefit not having to pay for the room until check-in. Taxi fare (no shuttle) was reasonable to the hotel and check-in was seamless. We found all the hotel staff to be approachable and polite and didn't have any issues with anyone. The property's single elevator is in keeping with an older small European property and you have to allow time for this. If you are unable to negotiate a narrow and steep staircase, you will have to rely on the elevator; luckily the hotel staff will get off the elevator and allow hotel guests to use it if its busy. A deluxe room which we had with a sea view is a must if you want more tranquility and to lavish in the Caribbean landscape. The deluxe room has a luxury feel to it and it is equipped with a Nespresso maker and a mini bar is stocked daily with 2 complementary bottles of water. Our room overlooked the ocean and it was quiet and housekeeping was attentive; luckily we didn't have any difficulties as other posters have mentioned. There is an unpleasant odor (at times) coming from the toilet in the bathroom which had limited places to hang things. This can be solved by using a match or picking up a small can of air freshener from one of the nearby stores. Our stay included a full breakfast in the Ocean Restaurant each morning which was of high quality. They offer items from a list that can be ordered a la carte which are included for breakfast if ordered by 11 AM. Their eggs benedict and waffles were great. There's mixed information on tipping on the Dutch side and the owner of each property might have different conventions (the hotel charges a "surcharge" on each bill) on how they distribute any money (tips left on the table) to their staff; the staff are typically informed not to offer any information to their customers regarding this. Since breakfast was included we didn't tip but for the beach service and dinner (we had their signature seafood dish one night) we gave a 15% tip above the bill. The Ocean Restaurant is worth going to, especially if you are a seafood fan for at least one dinner but its very expensive for what you get. Our best find was Chesterfields restaurant by the pier (15 min. walk); scrumptious food with better value. The beach front is naturally busy when more cruise ships are in port, although you wont' have any difficulty securing beach chairs that come with a mini table and umbrella. Towels are loaned daily and you hand them in after you are done at the beach. Beach service is quite attentive and the staff are super polite and helpful. A few of them look like fashion models which makes them nice to look at! We found the roving merchants on the beach to be quite bothersome though and we were surprised for a property of this caliber that there was so many. A lot of women were selling aloe foot or back messages. A local told us they are mainly prostitutes and if they become too bothersome to inform management. We never did as part of going on vacation is to avoid issues and just deal with things on a more casual basis and avoid any drama. The women were polite for the most part although one of them was quite insistent and I threatened to let management know if she came back again. Casinos in the area are not great; full of smoke and have limited variety of slot machines. We only went briefly on 2 occasions and spent $5. The main street is ideal if you are a jewelry fan (we aren't) and electronics (but you could probably find comparable things at home anyways). We went on a hunt for cute Tee shirts for us and our family and the best store was actually immediately adjacent to the hotel (on the right side if you are on the main street). They had tons of shirts and cute ones for kids that turn colours when exposed to sunlight. An excursion to the French side for dinner is well worth the $30 cab fare as a lot of their dining establishments offer 4 course menus and you will still come out ahead. We had an exceptional meal at Le Cottage in Grand Case and they were generous with complementary rum after our meal. A day trip to St. Barts is also a must. There's a local merchant right across the street where you get off the boat, where you can buy a grocery lunch and have a picnic at a park instead of spending another $200 on lunch there. Air conditioning taxi cab drivers in St. Barts provide tours of the island with a commentary on the history and they stop at certain points and landmarks for you to take photos. We had a fabulous driver from France who gave us an extra 20 minutes. If you don't make it to Topper's Rum factory, make sure you pick up some of their delectable liquour in town; their banana vanilla cinnamon rum is heavenly. Check-out is at the front desk and we were lucky to be the only guests leaving at that point. Our bill was accurate and we left with a taxi provided by the hotel. We would return to the property and recommend it as well to others; you will have a great stay, especially on the ocean side.

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1 Stars
Apr 17, 2017
Dave A

My wife and I stayed here only one day, although we booked for at least three nights. The nightmare began when we can from the airport and were not able to reach the hotel. Simply because all the roads around the hotel or going to the hotel were closed or blocked. After driving around and trying to get through we called the hotel and asked how we could get there. Then they explained that this often happens when there is a cruise ship coming in and this will be the case till at least 6 pm. If we want to get through we have to look for a tourist information guide in order for them to call the police so that they can remove the blockade in order for us to pass through. So now we had to look for a police officer or a tourist guide. Which was nowhere to be found. After a while we finally found a police officer. He then simply told us we have may and have to remove it ourself and we gen we passed through we should put it back as this is custom to do so. We are tourist visiting the area for the first time, so how should we have known that. The irritating thing about this was that the hotel never mentioned it on their website or in our confirmation mail for the reservation. Finally after a Hassle of at least two hours we got to the hotel. Checking in was another headache as it seemed that our reservation was not in the system although I had in my hand a print out of the reservation. After some searching they finally found it. Seemed that they put it under a wrong date, different from the confirmation email. After our complaints about reaching the hotel and the hassle of checking in we got a upgrade to a junior suite. Then there was the issue that there is only one elevator which seemed to break down now and then. As we were there it got stuck with some people inside it. Good thing that was resolved quickly. Looking at the junior suite I must say that it had a good view. But the accommodation is very basic and in my opinion very overpriced even for the rate I paid for a normal room. Being in the junior suite it was still overpriced. In the evening after the shops close the whole area is deserted and quite. A stroll through the streets would not be advisable also most restaurants were closed early and only that of the hotel was available. Making it a very limited option. Breakfast was included but not all that great as for every other option such as a omelet you needed to pay extra. We decided that this was not worth to stay longer then one day and cancelled the rest of the stay and went to a other hotel where we had a very good time. Overall Holland House is very overpriced for what they have to offer.

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5 Stars
Apr 16, 2017
Victoria S
very nice place

we came in with carnival cruise this was our first port on this trip, weather was great that day, we walked down the strip looking for a nice place to relax on beach chairs and this place had the nicest chairs, the booze is a bit expensive but we sorta had a feeling when we bought our chairs it was worth every penny though! service was great! we also visited the Kool Vibes resto not to far from this hotel to grab a bite, the food was mouth watering! i would come back forsure!! wifi and chairs with two drinks i think was 20$ pp

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