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The Horny Toad Guesthouse

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06/06/2017 07/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had what we thought were reasonable expectations for this property based on the website and others' opinions here, but were unfortunately disappointed this time around. We were expecting a fairly basic hotel (simple amenities with a great location) but experienced hit-or-miss service and a dated, awkward, hot room. The price appeared relatively good for the location, but in reality...

3Thank RMG07
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I absolutely LOVED this guesthouse and the simplicity of the environment. I counted less than 20 steps from the room to the beach and was in Heaven. Cherry Hall is very attentive and the BEST host ever! Can't wait to return! I apologize to Cherry as I promised to write a review when I left St. Maarten last July.

2Thank msdailey
Morris Plains
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This was our second time staying at The Horny Toad. Life could not be any better staying there. You get up in the morning with a cup of coffee in your hand and open up the dorr and you step into the sand on it's beautiful beach. Betty, the owner, makes you feel so welcome. The nightly cocktail hours on...

1Thank muggsMorrisPlains
DeBary FL
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We stayed for 5 nights. We were met at the gate by the owner, Betty. She gave us a little tour and information on the local stores and dinning options. The bed was very comfortable. The apartment was cleaned every day. The place was easy to find (we rented a car). Parking always available. Small store a block a way....

1Thank bobo29
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Great service by maid Sherry, owners have been there 35+ years and can share a unique history of the island with you. Close to Simpson Bay shops & restaurants. Wrap around balconies, multiroom suites, stunning beach walk & views.

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We decided to return to St Maarten and self cater following a disappointing all inclusive experience the time before The Horny Toad is a short ride from the airport usually around 10 minutes Betty welcomed us on arrival and gave us the run down on our room and facilities and showed us around the small clean and well kept complex...

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Derry, New Hampshire
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We were on a corporate award trip, staying at the Great Bay Sonesta. Not particularly impressed with that resort. Due to the major storm on the East Coast last week, our flight was delayed (and delayed again) - Great Bay had no rooms open so we were scrambling to find lodging. We had the lucky coincidence to meet Betty &...

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Leland, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I'd been to island 9 years ago but stayed in a large hotel/resort. This time I wanted something more intimate and closer to other amenities. The owner, Betty, is delightful and very customer-oriented and friendly. She emailed me before my trip to see if I needed them to buy some food for the studio I would be staying in for...

Thank jeanzet
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

What can I say about this place it's different and wonderful ! Cherry is wonderful and really adds to the place. I feel like I was on a private island. I hope one day we can come back. It's a total Caribbean feel.

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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We stayed at the Horny Toad with 4 other couples the first of December. Everything you read in the positive from the reviews is true. The rooms were modest but super clean. Jackie & Cherry were wonderful and made sure we were on rest and relaxation the whole time. We loved meeting under the gazebo every morning with our coffee...

Thank Dianedan2015

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Horny Toad is a deliberately small and distinctive guesthouse known for its congenial and unpretentious atmosphere. The original building is a former governor's house tastefully renovated into spacious, fully-equipped apartments. Each of the eight apartments is delightfully different, displaying a personality of its own. All rooms have fully-equipped kitchens, king size beds, complete baths with shower, and daily maid service. Fresh flowers are arranged in the units every day. The guesthouse is on the beach and provides beach chairs, towels and floats. An outdoor barbecue pavilion with two Weber gas grills, table and hammock allow you to enjoy dining beach-side. Simpson Bay beach is a beautiful, uncrowded mile-long beach - just a few steps from each apartment - great for walking, swiming and sunbathing.The Toad has been awarded Fodor's Choice Award each year including the most recent in 2012. They called us the "island's best value" on the Dutch side of St Maarten.This is a No Smoking property. No children under seven years of age, please. We can arrange to have a rental car for your use and stock your unit with food before arrival upon request. There is free high-speed WiFi in all the units and a complimentary computer with internet access and printer in the business center/reception area. Free gated parking on the property. Grocery stores, French bakery, shops and multiple restaurants are within a 5-6 block walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Horny Toad Guesthouse

Address: 2 Vlaun Dr., Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Price Range: $172 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Horny Toad Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“I stayed in Suite 5, an end unit on the first floor - very close to the "pavilion" and with the beach just footsteps away.”
CKWIrving_Texas, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“don't need a car”
iansteele2017, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The return visitors seemed to prefer the upper floor, but our suite on the lower floor seemed fine to us.”
champ24daytona, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A great view from second floor.”
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“Choose one on the second floor for more privacy - no one is walking by your room on their way to the beach.”
lindadale, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
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