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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was beautiful the view exquistive. The personnel were extremely nice and attentive to all our needs. We were celebrating a friends 60th birthday and the hotel staff was attentive to all our requests. They honored all our requests.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel can use some upgrades, no room service. Time schedules on the restaurants and bars. However the people were wonderful and very friendly. Daily cleaning every morning at the pools and in the hotel room if you want it. All adults and all inclusive. View cannot be beat, I am glad I picked this hotel and not the Maho as...

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Edison, New Jersey
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with 5 friends, welcomed back by outstanding Manager, Kerisha Williams & outstanding greeter, bellman and all-around helpful guy, Thomas. Shantal & Vicki, Front Desk, always extremely pleasant & helpful. Owen, Lobby Bar bartender; outstanding. Virginia, Pescatore restaurant Supervisor and Anthony, Buffet Supervisor go out of their way to make you feel very special and check to be sure you...

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4Thank CRS4920
Brooklyn
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff and food was great, rooms are in need of repair and/or upgrades. I had a hard time entering and exiting the bathtub, it was too high from the floor with nothing to hold on to. Will not be returning

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1Thank Linda F
Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We vacationed at Sonesta Great Bay from Feb. 9-16th and were thoroughly satisfied with our accommodations and the resort as a whole. We enjoyed the convenience of a smaller resort that still offered a variety of options..swimming at 2 pools and a lovely beach, a variety of meal options, buffet to fine dining to take out pizza and the option...

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6Thank Julie C
Pittsburgh
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a stellar week at the Sonesta Great Bay Resort to celebrate our 30 year wedding anniversary. Booked the one bedroom butler Suite which was in the Mirimar section of the hotel. This is the quiet side of the resort, and it has it's own pool. Room had full refrigerator, couch, table, separate bedroom, nice modern bathroom , no bathtub,...

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9Thank SZQ
Sayville, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just spent a week at the the Sonesta Great Bay Beach, Casin and Spa. Talk about poor first impressions! The lobby is dated, which wouldn't be a deal breaker since we have been to other older resorts. But what knoocked us over was the disgusting smell of cigarette smoke coming from the open door casino which is located right...

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1Thank robin m
Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just returned yesterday from Sonesta Great Bay. Stayed a week and I had to write a review to tell anyone thinking of coming here to do it! The service is top notch. All staff are very friendly right from the Hotel Lobby, restaurant servers, bartenders, housekeeping staff and even the great grounds keepers! Our room was perfect. Oceanfront 7th...

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Henrietta
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a fantastic vacation at this resort but we found the rooms to be dated and the water when you showered went hot and cold also it would have been nice to have had a little more nightly entertainment but the people the beaches the food was fantastic.

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5Thank Randy L
Statesville
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in room 260 ...air did not work .....we called and also went to front desk 3 days in a row ... they would only come in room and turn down , which we had already done, finally after 3 days a maintenance worker named Jerry came and open a panel in closet and turned air down .....it was really...

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for choosing our resort. Seems the situation at hand was rectified. We do not upgrade guests immediately due to an air conditioning unit not feeling cool enough. Please try to understand, there are many reasons why a room may not be cold such as a balcony door have been left open or a user error on...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • 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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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: €265 - €560 (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
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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“ocean side is best, as there are roosters crowing at 4 am on the other side.....not just one but several”
 of 5 bubbles donnamA8561IV, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Oceanfront view is outstanding, with exception of ground floor which is blocked by cabanas.”
 of 5 bubbles CRS4920, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms that include cabanas may not be worth the extra cost, since they are adjacent to the volley ball area.”
 of 5 bubbles juliec299, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get the Butler Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles SZQ, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a butler room if you intend to sit out at the pool or beach. They are a walk but worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles robinm793, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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