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18 Orange Grove, Cole Bay St Martin / St Maarten
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#2 of 2 hotels in Cole Bay
Carl's Unique Inn is centrally located in the quiet residential neighborhood, Cole Bay, nestled between green mountains and the Simpsonbay Lagoon. Our rooms are tastefully decorated in the finest tropical decor and are equipped with A/C, private bath, mini kitchenette, satellite television, direct dialing telephones, free wireless internet access and much more modern conveniences. We also offer complimentary freshly prepared continental breakfast from our onsite Bakery & Supermarket: Carl & Sons Unique Bakery. Our central location puts The Princess Juliana International Airport less than 10 minutes away, we are minutes away from the Simpsonbay Marinas. We are also located only minutes from the town shopping and business centers of French St. Martin's Marigot and Dutch St. Maarten's Philipsburg
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch
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Mark L wrote a review Jan 2020
State College, Pennsylvania5 contributions1 helpful vote
Okay, it is in a warehouse district and not very appealing from the outside if you can get over that then you’ll love it. Cheap, decent size room for 2 adults 2 kids, rooms are on the top floor with a nice little courtyard. You will never confuse this with a resort but the price is right and if you are spending a night or two waiting on a flight then you found your place.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Blaise D wrote a review Oct 2019
Grecia, Costa Rica2 contributions
I am finishing my final day in St. Martin shortly but could not leave before my attempt of paying tribute for a perfect stay.Clean yes.Comfortable yes,but the whole experience of the "unique inn" has shown true.The staff and the vibe truly local and the benifit of the bakery below made this a truthfully must try for anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
nevisman wrote a review May 2019
nevis5 contributions
Laid back, cozy and pleasant. It gives you the "at home" feeling! It's location give you easy access to St. Maarten's "shop 'til you drop", and its diverse dining experience. The staff are engaging and very helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2018
Alan M wrote a review Apr 2019
Canvey Island504 contributions199 helpful votes
Albeit in a residential industrial area and on first impressions a bit dated the overall experience was very good. A small establishment with very comfortable and spacious rooms. The breakfast via a voucher from the adjacent supermarket was very good with a cooked baguette with various fillings, a pastry, coffee or tea and a fruit drink, great. Although we only stayed one night we were very impressed and would not hesitate to frequent again.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Jen322 wrote a review Apr 2019
Portage, Michigan9 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here two nights prior to transferring to Oyster Bay for a week. The hotel is in an industrial part in Cole bay near Simpson Bay Area fairly close to airport. Although the area doesn’t seem real nice, the hotel was a pleasant surprise. The staff was friendly and the rooms were nice. They were clean, large TV, good coffee maker, small fridge and small microwave. Furniture was nice, although beds were a bit hard. I thought the room was nicer than many more luxury type hotel rooms we’ve stayed at on the island. It also included breakfast which was sandwiches, juice and a pastry from Carl’s and Sons Unique bakery. They had breakfast in the courtyard Sunday morning which wasn’t as good as bakery but still good. I’d definitely recommend this hotel for a more affordable place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$89 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CaribbeanSt Martin / St MaartenSint MaartenCole Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carl's Unique Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Carl's Unique Inn?
Nearby attractions include Celine Charters (1.1 km), Carousel Gelateria and Bar (0.5 km), and Kim Sha Beach (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Carl's Unique Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Carl's Unique Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Carl's Unique Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Carl's Unique Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carl's Unique Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include IZI Ristorante Italiano, Avantika, and La Sucriere.
Does Carl's Unique Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Carl's Unique Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Carl's Unique Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Carl's Unique Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Carl's Unique Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (3.2 km).