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Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
4.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Let me first start with an honest review of other reviews of this resort. 1. Yes the resort does need updating 2. Yes some of the rooms have a "smell" 3. Yes the resort has an over 50 feel. 35 is young. 40-50 is the...More

1  Thank greg f
Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 24 May 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. We love to hear all about it and value your time and input. . Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Reviewed 25 February 2016

The Sonesta Great Bay was very nice. My husband and I hadn't gone away in 5 years, so we decided to go away for my birthday this year. The food and drinks were great. The beach was spectacular. We were able to get a chair...More

1  Thank Amy S
Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 24 May 2016

Dear Amy S, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review! We appreciate you choosing our resort and for writing in. Come back for your birthday again ;-) Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Reviewed 24 February 2016

With good friends travelling to the Sonesta Great Bay in advance of their cruise, I wanted to arrange something special for them. My luck, I spoke with Renee at the concierge desk. She was amazing! Renee patiently listened to my ideas and then went into...More

3  Thank shelleysobel
Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 24 May 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for sharing your thoughts about your stay in this review. We love to hear all about it and value your time and input. . Thank you, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

Reviewed 24 February 2016

We were at this resort last year and liked it so much we went back this year, Jan. 31 to Feb. 14 for 2 weeks. We exchange into their timeshare section called the Royal Islander Club at Great Bay Beach. The resort has 2 parts,...More

3  Thank Fabulash
Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 25 February 2016

Dear Fabulash, Really sounds like you did enjoy your vacation and I can understand why you opted out of all inclusive if you do not eat much. Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and for writing a glowing review and just know you are...More

Reviewed 23 February 2016

When we first arrived the hotel seemed a bit short staffed but within a few hours they were sure to turn that first impression upside down with excellent service from dropping off the complimentary bottle of champagne to our rooms to dropping by and checking...More

3  Thank Miss B
Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 25 February 2016

Dear Miss B, Pretty cool a Bachelorette Vacation, certainly sounds like a blast! Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten for this group vacation / celebration and for writing a great review. Travel tip: You can check the website and click OFFERS to see the...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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Pool
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Internet
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting Rooms
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Airport Transportation
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Casino and Gambling
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$352 - US$699 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$352 - US$699 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Accessible rooms
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