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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unimpressed. Not only did we not have a working air conditioner in our room, the bathrooms were completely disgusting with a sewage smell, beach area is filthy - cigarette buds everywhere and no one bothers to clean it up. We arrived on Sunday, and there was unacceptably rude, inappropriate music blaring until 12am. When tried to call the main line,... More 

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I will start off by saying we had a great vacation. The location couldn't have been better. The view is outstanding. It was nice seeing the town of Philipsburg and watching the cruise ships coming in each morning and leaving in the evening. The food is good. The breakfast could have more options. We missed our smoothies and yogurt that... More 

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2 Thank Debbie G
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough about the front desk and housekeeping staff. We left a cell phone in the taxi from the airport to the hotel. Esmond went above and beyond to help us get in touch with the taxi dispatcher and set me up with a driver to try to get it back. Brand new iPhone was located and returned... More 

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4 Thank Anthony S
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with the whole family. The resort was nice, small but a bit rundown. The beach was too wavy and had a really strong riptide. The staff were very friendly. The food was good but there weren't enough options. Only 1 a la carte and the buffet and then the pizzeria which was only open during the day. BUT that... More 

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4 Thank dsouza_a29
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No Air Con for the 4 days I was there.I heard it was out one week before I got there.They forgot to restock the fridge three days in a row.No new soap until we had to ask for it on day 3 on the trip.Erika was the only person who was helpful.She was the person that seat you at the... More 

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3 Thank Mohamed01171967
Watertown, United States
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While the resort could use an update, the beautiful beach is steps away, the infinity pool is gorgeous and the food is second to none. Some staff members made our trip memorable... Thank you Kaleef, Audrey, Kevin and Kirbie, we will never forget you! The resort is blessed to have you!

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great all inclusive destination . the view of the bay is exceptional and the activities were fun and humorous. First time playing Bingo in a while but everyone enjoyed it. Kevin at the swim up bar was fast and funny. Jamal and Alfred really got people together and the volleyball was was enjoyable every day. Despite the lack of... More 

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2 Thank Brianjlosh
Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First I would like to mention how wonderful warm and very comfortable this hotel and all the employees that worked at the hotel, it was amazing! By day we travelled the island by evening we enjoyed the delightful Pescatore restaurant with the superior chef's and their wonderful sauses adding to the delightful meals. The entertainment was not up to the... More 

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1 Thank norbird11
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Jeanmal, Alfred, Malcolm, and Thomas are the best staff. The music needs to be more lively near the pool. Lobby lounge parties and pool parties need to be happen again....ASAP. The entertainment workers are the best people here.

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1 Thank Erik H
Hudson Falls, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice clean place Friendly staff There Buffet was ok stay away from the other 2 rest. at night very poor service. We lost ac mid week but the power went out 3 times and the surge toke out there main board, they said they ordered parts but had to come from they main land (USA)

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is a serene Caribbean haven - and St. Maarten’s premier, limitless all-inclusive, adults-only resort. Delivering a new level of sophistication and style, the elegant destination hotel is situated on a mile-long white-sand beach, overlooking Great Bay and the sparkling sea. With endless amenities and personalized service, the resort invites guests to unwind at three swimming pools, four restaurants, four bars, a spa and the Golden Casino for the ultimate vacation experience complimented by stellar service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

Address: 19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range: $410 - $945 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 257
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino
St Martin Great Bay Hotel
Sonesta Philipsburg
Great Bay Beach Hotel
Philipsburg Sonesta
St Maarten Great Bay Hotel
Hotel Sonesta Great Bay Beach
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
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