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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked this trip via Jetblue Vacations trusting the ratings as a 4 star resort. It's only a 2 or 3 star resort!!! It only has a buffet, a pizza outdoor restaurant and one seafood restaurant by reservation only. The food isn't good. The service is horrible. The pool is tiny and they constantly run out of towels, so you'll...

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We absolutely loved the location of this hotel. Being able to walk to Philipsburg by beach or street in 5 minutes is awesome. The views are great and watching the cruise ships come in and out each day was very nice. The hotel wants to think of itself as a 5 star resort but is far from that level. The...

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1Thank Keith W
New Hyde Park, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Please please please please DO NOT waste your hard earned money on this resort ! When we got there our room was not ready! We had to hangout in the lobby with our clothes sweating in Long pants and shirts because we couldn't get into our room.!Now the food, the food was just horrible !!!! Everything was mushy and cold....

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arkansas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We just recently returned from our very 1st time to St Maarten. We were there April19th-24. While we still managed to have an amazing time with good friends our trip did NOT start out so good. We are very seasoned travelers, and have been all over to numerous all inclusive properties, but this was our first time here in sxm,...

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2Thank jenluvs2floss
Amherstburg, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from 2 week stay at this hotel. Nice to see some upgrades from last year .As before food quantity and quality was excellent, all staff very friendly and helpful. Addition of more beach loungers and umbrellas was appreciated ,but still need to be up early to get prime spots. Only negative was large number of guests from Maho...

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5Thank Frank3651
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

3 couples who stayed from April 15 - 22. Tips for future guests: - One of the couples we traveled with spent the extra $$ for a walk-out, ocean side room. Rained hard one day and their room flooded. They had to show the "staff" how to get rid of the water by using the drain in the bathroom. They...

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1Thank TBCIII
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for a week from APRIL 13 TO 20. At first I thought the resort looked very tired and probably should be a three star resort, but after meeting the staff,and eating the food,and seeing the view of the beach,I would now rate it a 4 star hotel,The whole staff was so great.I would go back.

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3Thank heljon2017
kitchener
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We found this resort to be rather boring and too quiet. Seems to cater to 50 plus crowd. Buffet was repetative and the buffet desserts ....umm lol! Read the reviews for common themes as they are bang on. If you are okay with a quiet resort with a great beach that has a older crowd then you will have a...

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3Thank Ron A
Ajax, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a fairly seasoned traveller and when I booked this 4.5 star resort I had a few expectations, very few of which were met. I stayed at this resort with a friend from April 13-20, 2017. The best part of this resort is the location which is directly on the beach. The downside is there is little grass or...

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4Thank S0ULCat
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked the butler service for this past week in St. Maarten at the Great Bay Resort. Edrick and Marcia were unbelievable to us. We had never had this service before but would highly recommend it. They reserved us chairs at the beach/pool, made our restaurant reservations and made sure we had everything we needed. I can not recommend those...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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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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  • 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: €257 - €477 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
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“The resort is tiny. Not worth calling it a resort, more like a hotel.”
F2648LKrominar, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Do not book this place”
ahtibatr, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“pay extra for higher floor ocean view room; view is spectacular”
Frank3651, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“6th floor ocean view, maybe? Did note several airline employees stayed in 7th floor rooms.”
TBCIII, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“make sure you get a walk in shower, not a tub also get an ocean view room”
heljon2017, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
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