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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We had ocean view (Room 509) & worth it. Lots of storage space & room. Coconut Rum in room when we arrived, fridge stocked daily with what you want - if you ask. Buffet food was pretty good & bars know how to make lots of good drinks. Beach sand is course, deep water, big waves. Easy walking distance on...

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LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. . Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This hotel is in an amazing location! 10 minute walk on the beach to Philipsburg! Beautiful view of the bay and cruise ship port. The water is beautiful to swim in. The beach is a bit rough with shells but still easy to walk on. The food is great but not a lot of options if you're there for more...

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LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing our resort for your stay in St. Maarten. We certainly appreciate your detailed review for other readers to get the idea. We hope you manage a return visit one day soon and hope to see you then. Hope all is well with you! - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

St. Maarten-St. Martin
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Me and my boyfriend got a room there for his birthday and we couldn't be happier the food was ok service great rooms always clean and the pools was my favorite spot all day!!! Can't wait to go back!!!

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marsdencreative, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Zenobia, We are very pleased to hear that you are ready to come back already! Hope you do and thank you! - - Martha

Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

I would highly suggest looking elsewhere for a resort in St.Maarten. Sonesta Great Bay should eliminate the word "great". The bartenders were rude" we asked for a mixed drink and the bartender actually lowered his head and shook it with a bad look on his face. The service in general was poor as well. The resort is VERY dated. If...

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marsdencreative, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Bratche, Seems that speedy drink service is very important to you. We do try our best to accomodate everyone at the resort and while some prefer a party ambience others are honeymooning and/or on a relaxed page. Please feel free to reach out to me and send in your "Other Things" or "Areas of Improvements" that I may send into...

Belleville, Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2015

It has been 2 years since our last visit so it was nice to see some of the changes and of course the staff (old and new). Special thanks to Rosalie for her help with our special needs. You always take care of us. It was wonderful to see Gilberto, Marcia, Rufini, Marcelia,Virginia, Edrick,June "Bug",Charlene,Vicky,Destine, Jose,Michael,Patricia (from Italy), Patricia (gift...

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LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 14th VISIT! Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. Hope you can come back for 15Th! Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Can't beat the scenery...food was great (buffet and Water edge restaurant). Staff is eager to please and drinks are great. Clean room. Walking distance from shops and downtown Phillipsburg is very nice to visit and is very safe.

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marsdencreative, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Josee, Glad you enjoyed the food and scenery. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Hope you return one day! Happy Holidays! - Martha

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I spent the week here with mother and sisters and we had a wonderful time. The online pictures of the resort don't really do this place justice. There are areas that are slightly dated but the resort was clean and bright. We stayed in an ocean view and it was awesome to watch the ships come in and out. The...

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LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. Hope you can come back! Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2015

With Sunwing we reserved and paid extra for a king size bed ocean view. On arrival we were given 2 double beds. We slept apart for 7 nights. The beds were old and squeaky.The desk clerk did not care that we not getting what we reserved and paid for. She dismissed us by saying she will get us another room...

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LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. We appreciate the feedback. Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

North Bay, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Room 707, Top Floor, Beautiful view of the Ocean, all inclusive, with a stocked bar(semi stocked ). There was a bottle of Sparkling White Wine, 2 Miller light, 2 Heineken, 2 water, variety of soda pop. Beverages were replaced daily. We spoke to the cleaning staff several times asking to stock our room with a bottle of Rum, but for...

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marsdencreative, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Looks like you enjoyed your stay. They Liquor in the Suites is provided upon arrival cause as you noticed there are bars / drinks available throughout the day. Thank you so much for the great feedback. Our staff works diligently and I'm glad to noticed this. I will pass along your staff mentions. And we hope you return one day~...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 November 2015

If you are looking for warm, friendly and couteous service with a smile at all times, excellent dining options and an idyllic location - this is the resort for you. A short walk takes you to all the shopping you may need

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LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. Hope you can come back! Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $374 - $722 (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 Resort And Casino
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
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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“3rd floor was supposed to be good but since we didn't get that room I can't say”
404beckyw, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“I prefer the second floor rooms as they are close to the beach, pool and restaurants.”
276denisec, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are a must have. The "mountain view" side is actually a main thoroughfare view and has traffic noise.”
Rok67, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Forget 'island view rooms'. They suck. More like a 'busy road view rooms'. Pay for an ocean view room,'residence' rooms best. .”
  • the amazing sounds of crashing waves 24/7
  • fun watching fishermen and cruise ships across the bay
BeenAroundFolks, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are quieter and the view is worth the extra cost”
ervinjr, 16 May 2017 | Read review
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