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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

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... More 

9 Thank Ken T
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

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... More 

8 Thank Sebastian C
Helsinki, Finland
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38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We spent a night at Joshua Rose Guest House and were not too excited. The bed linen and towels were clean but there was no toilet paper and the room was a bit dirty. The fridge was filthy and probably hasn't been working for some time. The room was a bit noisy because of other guests passing by. The corners... More 

2 Thank JP7000

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Topeka, Kansas
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62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

So, This is NOT a 5 star hotel, however I found that it met all of my needs adequately..... but then again I only need a hotel room to sleep in and don't spend tons of time in the room. That being said there are some downsides.... there are only 8 or nine channels on the TV. The staff will... More 

7 Thank Jesse K
Bronx, New York
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194 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This is bare bones... less than 8 channels on the cable, a little noisy,could use a coat of paint, and new sheets. I give a very good rating for overall. The staff was welcoming and helpful to us. The proximity to the front street shops,beach,restaurants and bars is less than 5 minutes walk. We did our diving at Caribbean dive... More 

4 Thank Alex A
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

If you book a room on expedia or Travelocity you get a charge on your credit card even "payment is due at check-in". (Fyi they only accept cash there) Neither travelocity nor hotel could track the charge. (it was about $55 in my case) We still don't understand why the rate was a lot more than it says on Travelocity.... More 

3 Thank Kay S
Kralendijk, Bonaire
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The rooms are quite large, have decent beds and a decent airconditioning. There was no daily cleaning or breakfast, but you can call if cleaning is needed and you can have breakfast at the boardwalk. There is free wifi. The location of this guesthouse is perfect, on Backstreet, just behind Frontstreet and the Boardwalk. The area wakes up early and... More 

3 Thank Diana F
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This place was loud and noisy, and the staff was absolutely unhelpful. I had a corner room right by the ice machine and was treated to noisy children stampeding back and forth across the balcony from 5 pm onward. I disliked checking in at the supermarket and being hit on by the grocery stockers. I also disliked being brushed off... More 

3 Thank BrookeAM
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2013

I needed a room in philipsburg for two nights before moving on,as this place was listed on travelocity and expedia ,both large internet hotel booking sites I figured it had to be ok despite reading the reviews. first ,check in at the supermarket at the cashier,s desk as local people also in line to pay for their shopping was a... More 

1 Thank kevshar62
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2012

My husband and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary at the Joshua Rose Guesthouse. The staff were very informative, and very friendly. We were pleased with the room that we rented, there was t.v,fridge, air condition, and hot and cold water in the rooms. The bathroom&shower were clean, the kitchen on the first floor was also clean, and equipped... More 

2 Thank Simmy D

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Additional Information about Joshua Rose Guest House

Address: Back Street 7, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range: $104 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Joshua Rose Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Joshua Rose Guest House Hotel Philipsburg
Joshua Rose Guest House St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
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“Don't book into this place”
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“I dont think there is any at this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles kevshar62, 28 Feb 2013 | Read review
“This a an excellent location”
 of 5 bubbles SimmyD_12, 21 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Test the AC.”
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 of 5 bubbles RafaelG709, 28 Oct 2012 | Read review
“A value motel”
 of 5 bubbles personallyme, 20 Aug 2011 | Read review
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