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Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse

Front Street # 19, Philipsburg St Martin / St Maarten
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#5 of 12 hotels in Philipsburg
"The Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse is St. Maarten's oldest and most charming inn. Formerly a rooster farm, Governor's home, V.I.P. guest house, and Dutch Royal Residence, it is ideally located in Philipsburg on a white sand beach amidst enchanting tropical gardens and enclosed within its original stone walls: a green oasis hidden on Front Street. A national landmark and one of the last bastions of West Indian culture, the Pasanggrahan is secluded and offbeat in the heart of St. Maarten’s capital, and it's a minute's stroll to shops, restaurants, casinos, banks and other institutions and activities. This authentic, colonial style inn has all the special features of a larger hotel including concierge service, the Sidney Greenstreet Bar, boardwalk beach bar, complementary chaise lounges, beach towels, and social hour. “A special place for special people” General Information"This vintage West Indian-style guesthouse has a prime spot on the beach in Philipsburg, sandwiched between the busy, narrow main street of Philipsburg and the harbor. It's set back and shaded under tall trees, a charming relic from another time. In fact, this was once the summer home of the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, and the interior has a gracious, late-19th-century feel, with peacock bamboo chairs, Indian spool tables, and a gilt-framed oil portrait of the Dutch queen. The small- to medium-size accommodations have queen-size, double, or king-size beds with four-poster designs; some are in the main building and others are in an adjoining annex. The finest have genuine colonial flair, with antique secretaries and four-posters swaddled in mosquito netting, madras valances, hand-stitched quilts, beamed ceilings, and still life paintings. Set among lush palms is the harborfront Pasanggrahan Restaurant, which specializes in fresh fish caught by the hotel's own deep-sea charter fishing boat and family-style dinners.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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JimM wrote a review Jun 2021
Mayflower, Arkansas
All of St. Maarten has been hit hard by a hurricane followed by a pandemic. The destruction and lack of money from tourism has resulted in most of the island being in some state of disrepair. The historic Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse reflects this larger situation. The more expensive rooms that have the ocean view are in better repair than the rooms with the street view. The staff was very friendly and helpful and made our stay enjoyable.
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Date of stay: May 2021
John R wrote a review Mar 2020
We stayed prior to a cruise on the Wind Surf, which left from St. Maarten. Be warned, it does not look fancy from the street and Front Street is EXTREMELY touristy. However, the rooms are very clean, modern and well appointed. They serve breakfast and it was very good. There is not much night life in this area of Philipsburg when no ships are in port, but there are a few places nearby once you get your bearings. You can see your ship dock from your room and it's walking distance if you have no luggage. The cab ride is cheap and they will order it for you. Still recovering from the hurricane, but quite workable.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Relax, try The French Touch for Lunch and the Greenhouse for dinner. Close by, walkable and...
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LT_Dallas wrote a review Mar 2020
Not much to look at from street side, but a beautiful hotel with large spacious rooms that overlook the beach. It has a restaurant for breakfast (not included) downstairs. You are steps away from all the activities on the boardwalk and right on the beach. Out the front door to Front Street and shopping. Get a 3rd level or higher for the view. Very pleased with the room and service.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Corinne S wrote a review Feb 2020
Mason, Ohio
This is a beautiful little hotel that has so much history! Colbert, the manager, was very accommodating. The beach is gorgeous, and the set up with the lounge chairs was lovely. The service at the beach was horrible. The package we ordered came with two chairs, two drinks, and two towels. We received a lovely basket with two washcloths and the sprig of flowers. Since I had ordered it on the resort for a day online, we paid a hefty price. I think you can go to the beach, and get a lovely deal for a lot less money. I suggest using this hotel, but do it on your own without the middle man.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dapagel wrote a review Dec 2019
Chicago, IL
Been coming to St Maarten for 30 years and stayed every where. This Royal Boutique Hotel has been our 2nd home for over 5 years! Love the balcony suite. Great staff. Great breakfast, too. Cant say enough
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Joe's Jewelry (0.4 km), Majesty Jewelers (0.2 km), and Grand Jewelers (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dirty Sanchez Crew Bar, Maxine's Caribbean Grill and Bar, and Coffee Lounge.
Are there any historical sites close to Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (1.9 km) and The Rusty Parrot - Sint Maarten Pirate Experience (0.5 km).
Does Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.