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    Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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    • Excellent32%
    • Very good40%
    • Average16%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 17 March 2016

    Our room wasn't anything to write home about. The hotel must have been built in the 1950's because everything was severely outdated. Our bathroom was horrible. I only showered in the room once out of the three nights I was there- the shower would not...More

    3  Thank Tim M
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 18 March 2016

    Dear Tim, Like you many people do enjoy the location at the end of Great Bay Beach. I can see you would personally enjoy a sleek and modern resort such as our new Ocean Point Resort. Perhaps you may check it out if you return...More

    Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

    Very nice all inclusive hotel, caters mostly to American tourists, good food, right on the beach, adults only, on site casino (not my thing). Rooms are clean, beds are extremely comfortable, service is very nice and friendly. This hotel is nothing wow, but it's nice...More

    4  Thank Nectarinii
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 21 March 2016

    Dear Nectarinii, Simple and sweet review! We are glad to hear you found the ambiance nice and relaxing, that's is what Caribbean getaways should be about! Thank you for the review and for choosing Sonesta, - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 16 March 2016

    This cozy hotel is beautifully located by the Great Bay on the southern coast of the island of Saint Maarten. It features lots of amenities, with 2 swimming pools, a nice large hot tub and 2 cafeterias. The beach is good, however, water can be...More

    6  Thank Nikita G
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 17 March 2016

    Dear Nikita G, Thanks for the details of your suggestions regarding St. Maarten island touring, I'm sure other readers will find this helpful. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to always remember your vacation at Sonesta, St. Maarten. Regards, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 16 March 2016

    Thank you to all that made our vacation wonderful. Especially, the manager Rosalie and Shantal for making sure we had the best room ever! From the moment we checked in everything was awesome. Greeted by Innocent and handed towels and a glass of champagne. Received...More

    2  Thank plumcrazypdm
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 17 March 2016

    Dear plumcrazypdm, I can see you really enjoyed your Anniversary! Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten, for writing a great 5 star review and we do hope you return! - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 15 March 2016

    This will be the most accurate up to date review of the Sonesa Great Bay possible. I write this as I sit on our porch overlooking the Caribbean. Before we booked this vacation, we read all the reviews. Some accurate and some not so. Yes,...More

    8  Thank Josh L
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 17 March 2016

    Dear Josh L, Thanks for the live feedback in such detail. I like the idea of late nights snacks, I'll pass this along, since I'm a fan of popcorn during movies! We hope you can one day return to see what has changed since this...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
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    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    14 September 2017|
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    Response from majorrmajor6 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, that's my understanding also, Sonesta will give refunds for booking between through 2017. I hope you will be able to contact them soon for further information,
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    13 September 2017|
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    Response from Brenda B | Reviewed this property |
    Hey there I just saw your question. The news is that SunVacations bought the Great Bay Resort. I’m not sure about the Maho resorts if they were bought also. But here is a youtube. ://youtu.be/CYOnDdqFYRs
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