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Reviewed 6 August 2010

My husband and I stayed here for 5 days for my birthday, having arrived from Trinidad (we are expats). Although basic the apartment had everything necessary for a lovely relaxing stay for two. It is a stone's throw away from a great, white, safe, sandy beach and also has its own small pool to cool off in if you wish....

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Newark, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 July 2010

As a young couple in our mid-twenties, we were looking for an affordable place that was close to nightlife, restaurants, and activities. After much research, we decided on the Turquoise Shell Inn and it was the perfect choice!! Marcus and the owner were extremely friendly and welcoming; they were helpful in offering suggestions for activities, dining, etc and even hooked...

Thank BeNina26
Chester County, PA
Reviewed 1 July 2010

Spent two nights at Turquoise Shell Inn prior to a week-long villa rental. The 10-room motel is in the heart of Simpson Bay. Excellent access to all the bars, restaurants and retail on Welfare Road - most are within walking distance. The efficiency two-room studios with full kitchenette are spotlessly clean and well stocked. The kitchenette allows the option of...

Thank rtsuser
Lititz, PA
Reviewed 21 June 2010

The Touqoise Shell is a well-maintained little hotel, between the beach (Simpson Bay) and the highway. The hotel features very clean rooms with a kitchen an sitting area, and is well-stocked for your basic needs (cable TV, coffee maker, aircon, fan, etc.). The Inn's staff are excellent, and expert on the island. they also provided us with beach chairs, umbrella,...

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Harrisonville, Missouri
Reviewed 1 June 2010

Not only did we enjoy the hotel (so comfortable and clean) we benefited from the assistance of our host who helped find restaurants, stores, beaches, island sites in addition to booking special activities such as our sunset cruise and snorkeling. He quickly responded to our every whim and we loved that part! Definitely deserves a return trip.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We strive to meet the needs of every guest, to the best of our ability. I am happy that you enjoyed your visit to St Maarten and the T Shell Inn

Reviewed 25 May 2010

Four of us stayed eight nights and had a wonderful time. There is a good selection of restaurants within easy walking distance. I give thumbs up to the Pizza Galley just on the other side of the drawbridge and the little French bakery back the other direction towards the airport. If you don't mind slumming a bit, the little trailer...

1Thank Chindogu
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 May 2010

This is a smaller hotel but very private and gated for security. Rooms on the 1st floor have private patio which are very nice and are shaded by big trees and smaller plants which are well taken care of. We were concerned at first because rooms 1, 2 (we were in) and 3 border the parking lot. This turned out...

Thank SLK517
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 23 April 2010

This place is the Best ! The staff Carter, Marcus & Pauline are very friendly & want to make sure you have the best vacation possible. Marcus booked all our excursion's, provided beach towels, chairs and a small cooler. This hotel is quaint, very clean and comfortable right on the water and a very short cab ride from the airport...

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

We apprecite hearing from our guests about their experience at the T Shell Inn Thank you

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 13 April 2010

My excitement started long before my arrival at the Turquoise Shell Inn. I would check T.A. weekly for new reviews, and as I would read all the outstanding comments, my excitement would grow and grow. Upon my arrival at TSI, I couldn't have been more pleased than I was. We were greeted with a warm welcome by Marcus and shown...

1Thank craftcpc
Charleston, SC
Reviewed 11 April 2010

It was really a great stay at the TShell. Marcus was wonderful the whole time, always giving us suggestions, advice and directions. Pauline, the housekeeper, kept the rooms very clean. She was even so nice as to notice I left my watch on our porch while we were at the beach, so she picked it up and put it in...

2Thank westashleyguy

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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
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $182 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Turquoise Shell Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Turquoise Shell Simpson Bay
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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.”
  • view just outside room #7 from hallway balcony 2nd floor
  • view just outside room #7 from hallway balcony 2nd floor
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  • kitchenette room #7
  • 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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