The Pasanggrahan Royal Inn

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

The Pasanggrahan (which means 'guesthouse' in Indonesian) Royal Guest House is St.Maarten's oldest and most charming inn. Formerly the Governor's home, a V.I.P. guest house, and royal residence, it is ideally located in Philipsburg on a white sand beach amidst enchanting tropical gardens. Secluded and offbeat, it is yet only a minute's stroll to shops, restaurants, casinos and other activities.

This authentic, colonial-style inn has all the special features of a larger hotel including personal service, ceiling fans, the Sidney Greenstreet Bar, seaside dining, manager's cocktails, complementary chaise lounges, beach towels, and afternoon tea. A special place for special people.

From Fodor'sFun on St.Maarten:

"As befits a major town, Philipsburg offers plenty of places to stay. One charming alternative, The Pasanggrahan (which means 'guest house in Indonesian), is the Island's oldest hotel, nearly lost in the front street shuffle. A throwback to a more gracious era, it has peacock chairs in the lobby and a portrait of Queen Wilhelmina on the wall. With ceiling-fanned rooms a beachside bistro, tropical gardens and the Sidney Greenstreet bar, it qualities as an oasis."
"Blithely ignoring the bustle beyond its wall (but occasionally peeking out to make sure it's still there), The Pasanggrahan is the best place for the best of both worlds. Naturally, they serve afternoon tea."

[IMG=Front View] (c) 1997 Paradise at Best
  • The island's best bargain ... - ASU Travel Guide
  • An island landmark ... - Get 'em and Go Travel Guide
  • A small, charming, informal guesthouse ... many national magazines have written about how 'in' it is to stay here, and they are right.- Caribbean Bargain Book
  • There are not many authentic old West Indian guesthouses still in business, but this is one of them. Pasanggrahan ... it has just the right ring about it for this delightful little keepsake of an inn. - Ian Keowan's Caribbean Hideaways
  • For a small and formal place in the sun ... and with a beach at your doorstep, we like Pasanggrahan ... addmittedly, it's not for everyone, but we loved it. - Editor's Choice, Fodor's
[IMG=The Specialty Room](c) 1997 Paradise at Best

Rates are European plan.
15% service charge, 8% government room tax not included
Additional person: $15 (low season); $25 (high season)
A three nights deposit in the winter and one night's deposit in the summer are required to hold space.
Deposits refundable with 30 days notice in high-season and 10 days notice in off-season

Rates subject to change without notice.

  • Standard rooms are situated in the original building and features phone, cable TV, air-conditioning and shared balcony facing the ocean.
  • DeLuxe rooms are situated in the new building, featuring phone, cable TV, and a private balcony facing the ocean.
  • Specialty rooms are located on the top floor of the new building, features the same as a DeLuxe room, but with more unique furniture and high ceiling.
  • The Queen's Room is the biggest room and is furnished with antique furniture. It has the same amenities as the DeLuxe rooms. Added special features:
    • complimentary beach chaise lounges
    • complimentary beach towels
    • complimentary coffee/tea snack hour
    • watersports on beach and day sails arranged
    • social cocktail hours
    • evening turndown service

Low season rates

April 16- December 14







Queen's Room      


High season rates

December 15 - April 15







Queen's Room      


[View from Room] (c) 1997 Paradise at Best
[IMG=DeLuxe with Two Queen Beds] (c) 1997 Paradise at Best

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