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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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Reviewed yesterday 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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6Thank Matthew C
Syracuse, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed there the week of April 13-19 . After a long wait for check in as there was a tour group checking in ahead of us. Then our room wasn't ready as it wasn't 3:00 yet, after having lunch we went back 3:15 our room still wasn't ready 4:00 we got in. Everything else was great . The hostess...

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6Thank marciabacon
Endwell, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sonesta was not like staying on a cruise ship! The food was average and the staff did not go out of their way to make it special. Each day when we returned to our room, we had to ask for clean towels. The last day it was 5:30 at night before we received them! If a cruise ship can...

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2Thank kmmb417
Kennebunk, Maine
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely not a luxury resort, the building is older and a little bit run down, but it is clean and comfortable. We requested a room with a king size bed and we were given a room with 2 double beds. We arrived on Sunday and were told that we could get the room we wanted on Tuesday. We asked on...

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5Thank TLynnC_11
Ladysmith, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 2 weeks here in Mar/Apr 2017 and loved it. Smaller resort but you have access to the Maho beach resort as well. My only suggestion is that there should be a shuttle going a few times a day between the two resorts. Food here was not a huge selection but always fresh and tasty. Best thing was that it...

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5Thank RitaMB66
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time at the resort. The food was great and the service from the staff exceptional. There was daytime and night time entertainment to keep everyone busy. The pools were clean and the beach was great and the staff helpful with the umbrella arrangements and chairs.

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4Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food selection is OK , but is abundant, fresh and available most of the day and night. Dining on the beach every night at the buffet was relaxing. Staff is welled trained and friendly. A special shout out for Melissa, Vicky, Maureen, Tallian, and Cleopatra. Rooms are decent . TV reception is terrible but you really don't watch too much...

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5Thank Bill M
Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just returned from11 days at the Sonesta Great Bay Resort. This resort has undergone some changes since our trip last year and all were in a positive direction and showed how much the Resort management at all levels is working to really ensure that all guests have the opportunity to realize a really wonderful time. These people are constantly...

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5Thank Tom W
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just returned from a first time "great " stay at Sonesta Great Bay. Rooms clean, food was very good, location was great, 10 minute walk into Philipsburg. Not enough can be said about the staff... always willing to help..very safe enviroment. A definite for our " return to" list.

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5Thank Dave P
Orillia, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The resort it self is older but very clean the staff are truly amazing every one is helpful and happy could not ask for better service. Special thanks to Rachelle in the buffet you always have a beautiful smile for everyone. Kevin is a very good bartender who never forgets what you drink he also is quick to smile. All...

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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 beach resort and the fantastic review. We enjoy hearing about your visit and hope you do manage to visit again! Take care, Martha

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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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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: ₹ 18,072 - ₹ 33,618 (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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“Anything above the 2nd floor so you have a decent view”
marciabacon, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We did not get the room we requested and got the feeling that this was because we booked with cheapcaribbean.com”
TLynnC_11, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the ocean side have a great view. The lower 2 floors are noisier and the back side of the hotel doesn't have a great view.”
V691LBmichellep, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go the extra with ocean front on floors 4 to 7”
L7236JEtomw, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the second floor or up.”
rlparks, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
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