This is a very nice motel once you find it. Most of the streets on this island are unmarked, so getting around was hit and miss. We just got off of a cruise, and they were so kind to let us check in at 12:30. The rooms are very clean and large. The first night we had no soap or shampoo, so I figured they just didn't do this (different country.) The next day, however these items were placed by housekeeping. King bed was very comfortable. They require you to turn in your key each time you leave the motel, and this seemed a little strange to me. The only room that is air conditioned is the bedroom. The front room was pretty hot in spite of two fans going full speed. The only TV in the room is in the front room, so you either sit in the heat and watch TV or sit in the bedroom doing nothing. There is a beautiful 2nd floor patio you can use, but it was too hot there to be really comfortable - even in the evening. Some people have said this motel was in a bad area of town, but I think that most of the island is questionable except if you spend some big bucks at one of the resorts.
Hotel staff was very personable and attended to my every need. Room was kept immaculately. Breakfast made to order was superb. It is not the most modern of facilities, but kept up well. Wifi on every floor worked fantastically.
If you don't need the name hotel, this is the place.
Randy from Kentucky
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The Joshua Rose Guest House is not a palace, but wants to be a palace, The staff acts like they are servicing a palace. Nadia, the manager, and her staff are are also a credit to the great friendly wonderful people of St. Maarten. Friendly? It is easy to become a welcome part of the family that runs the guest house.
Guidance was also available for all the wonderful things about the island.
You can rent a car, but bus (jitney) service is right outside the door to everywhere on the island.
I will try to go back there and do recommend the guest house to all my friends.
Bill from New York, NY, USA
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The location was ideal for both bars and the beach. We had a wonderful night here!
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