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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 26 May 2015

T Shell Inn its a great hotel at a good price. Its near everything. Restaurants, bar, fastfoods and beach at walking distance. Easy access to the main road were you can get the busses. We had a very special weekend vacation at T Shell Inn.

2Thank JuanCarlos1427
New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We stayed at the Inn for three days in April before moving to our Timeshare. We enjoyed our short stay. Hyacinth kept the rooms spotless during our time there. We had no problems with noise or the area. It was perfect for us. Small patio was perfect to just sit and relax on and the small pool was enjoyable. We...

4Thank Louise L
warwick, rhode island
Reviewed 27 April 2015

The Torquoise Shell Inn is tucked away in sort of an alley. But it's pleasant alley with plants everywhere and a small pool that guests can use. A busy main street is on one end where there are lots of bars and restaurants, and the beach on the other end. A very convenient location, all thing considered. It can get...

3Thank athelfrith
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 March 2015

I totally understand why Turquoise Shell has so many repeat visitors. The location is perfect, a short ten minute drive to and from the airport. The rooms are simple spacious and very clean and provide the option to be able to cook some meals in your room. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the essential basics. Carter is very...

4Thank Aimee F
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2015

If you are reading the reviews of this place I would ignore the one below. My girlfriend and I just spent a fantastic week at Turquoise Shell Inn, and the owner Carter was very accommodating. On our arrival (after office hours) we simply hit the buzzer at the office door and Carter was down in about a minute to check...

2Thank Cameron M
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 3 March 2015

I just returned from a week in St Martin. Wow! What a fabulous place. I almost brought a puppy home, ate wonderful pastries everyday, drank cafe au lait,rode those great vans that cost only a couple bucks...I am not a person who complains but Turquoise Shell is a long way from quaint. Here in the States we would call it...

4Thank soozfrompsu
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We have stayed at the Turquoise Shell Inn for the last 5 Januarys. The price is very moderate, we like the neighborhood, with Airport Road restaurants 50 feet in one direction and Simpson Bay beach 50 feet in the other. And the rooms are very clean, the internet reliable, and the hosts very accommodating.

1Thank LarryEls
London, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2015

What more can be said about this little jewel of a place. We stayed in January 2015 pre and post cruise for 7 days in total. Great location...tucked behind the main drag close to bars, shops and restaurants. Steps away from the beach. It is like having your own apartment with maid service. Carter - the owner is the best....

Thank ontheroadmaryg
Kentville, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Spent 9 nights at Turquoise Shell Inn at the end of Dec 2014. Although small and tucked away just off the main road, it was an excellent find and terrific place to stay with the best bang for your buck in this area. The owner, Carter, was fantastic...attuned to guests, treated you like you were one of the family, helpful...

3Thank PaulaG-Canada
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 10 days in January 2015 and it was perfect for me. It was like having my own apartment by the ocean with maid service. I stayed in room #2 which is a lower by parking. The place is kept very clean and fresh and Carter and staff are very friendly and helpful. Simpson Bay beach is...

2Thank Karen K

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
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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: $181 - $239 (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.”
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.”
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.”
LarryEls, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Main floor”
  • small private porch
  • separate bedroom - queen and single beds
  • pool area
  • sitting/kitchen area
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.”
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PaulaG-Canada, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
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