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burlington, vermont
Reviewed 16 March 2010

Our stay at the Turqoise Shell Inn on Simpson Bay was very comfortable and relaxing. Lots of great little restaurants with tremendous variety within a few blocks, a dive shop across the street, a fine beach a few steps out the bay-side entrance. We liked the peace of sundown and evenings either on the porch of our room or around...

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davenport, iowa
Reviewed 28 February 2010

We stayed at the Turquoise Shell Inn from Feb. 12th-22nd. We decided on this hotel based on prior reviews on this site and it was everything we expected and much more!! Marcus, Carter, and Pauline were great, the room was spotless and very comfortable, and the courtyard was beautiful! The location of the hotel simply could not be beat -...

1Thank travelingal736
Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 24 February 2010

From the moment we stepped out of the car, everything was wonderful. Check in was a breeze and beach towels provided right then. They brought our luggage upstairs in the rain. The room was spotless. Bottled water, creamer, coffee, tea and bath essentials were supplied. Inn is convient to everything including the airport. Access to Simpson Bay Beach and the...

1Thank turqwater
Reviewed 15 February 2010

My boyfriend, sister and I spent several nights here before going to Anguilla. The efficiency well suited our needs. Even the futon was very comfortable. There were many thoughtful amenities....bottled water, coffee, sugar, creamer, paper towels, etc. Many restaurants, grocery stores and souvenir shops nearby. Cleanliness is definitely a #10. We really liked the intimacy of the small, private courtyard...

1Thank jockeyridge
Niceville, Florida
Reviewed 7 February 2010

Celebrated my wife's 50th by spending 6 nights. The inn was clean, secure, affordable, and included everything you normally would use home...in terms of comfort, we only wished the beds weren't as hard but this will not keep us from staying again! The beach is only steps behind the inn and a moderate 20 min walk takes you to Karacter's,...

2Thank joedestin
TShellSxm, Manager at Turquoise Shell Inn, responded to this review

We are glad your visit was enjoyable and to let you know we have added pillow toppers to the bed to soften them.

New York
Reviewed 3 February 2010

Everyone here is very friendly and helpful. The place is clean, has a good sized living room and bedroom, and the kitchen is a great feature. And you know what they say about location, location: within a few minutes walk there are more restaurants then you can handle in a week, two supermarkets, casinos, and a beach. But defintely rent...

2Thank NewYorkSunWorshipper
TShellSxm, Manager at Turquoise Shell Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review you certainly took advantage of all that Sint Maaretn has to offer.

Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2010

We stayed at Turquoise Shell Inn for 4 nights prior to travel to St. Bart's. My sister and her husband stay here every year prior to boarding their sailboat for an extended vacation in the Caribbean area. So, Carter and Polly were expecting us and greeted us like old friends. The rooms are very clean, well layed out and Carter...

1Thank Silly2
TShellSxm, Manager at Turquoise Shell Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to evaluate our Inn.

Rochester, Ny
Reviewed 12 January 2010

This was our 2nd stay at the TSI... We usually stay here for a few days before heading to our timeshare. The rooms are very clean, roomy and the staff extremely friendly/helpful. The location is excellent where you can easily walk to the beautiful beaches or to the many restaurants in the area feeling safe the whole time. We will...

3Thank mornoiz
Reviewed 5 January 2010

Stayed with friends in December 2009. Perfect location close to all hot spots. Marcus, the innkeeper is very accommodating and helpful. Good size rooms with kitchens. Beach is not perfect, but it is not a problem because you want to visit all wonderful beaches on the island anyway. The best value for the money.

4Thank sergiotrav
Reviewed 17 November 2009

My mother and I recently stayed for a few days at the Turquoise Inn after a trip to Saba. We chose this hotel because of its proximity to the airport and beach. The beach is beautiful, quiet (but not too quiet) and we loved the pool so much we spent whole afternoons there relaxing and watching the hummingbirds. Everything is...

3Thank jan88york
TShellSxm, managing Director at Turquoise Shell Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write, we appreciate your comments

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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: $176 - $236 (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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  • 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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