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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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19 Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Laval, Quebec, Canada
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

- Nice looking resort - Very Clean - Needs some TLC - Some paint needed - Main Pool needs new tile work on inside walls - Room very clean, good room service - Food quality can be improved, not enough fish. - Kitchen (wait) staff don't smile to often, ''Same as Maho'' - Can it be that it's because most... More 

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Terrebonne, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome vacation! We recommend this resort for everyone! Thank you Modesta, Pauline and Denroy for your kindness and your excellent service! We had a great time! We're going to come back to the friendly island for sure in the future !

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our first time in St-Maarten and we just came back from a week vacation in this amazing resort. I must say everything about our stay exceeded our expectations!!!!. This is by far the best all inclusive we stayed in. We enjoy the entertainment, peaceful and accessible location, good food, and great service. Entertainment: I want to give a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Murlina, Dawn and so many others made this a fabulous vacation. The location is superb. The food choices are great. Just what we needed to rejuvenate from a really tough 6 months of the year. The ocean was a bit rough with a strong undertow but the pools were refreshing Thanks

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is perfect! It's right on the beach, waking distance from shopping, the best all you can eat buffet, and the most beautiful beach! This resort is also 18 and up which means no kids! This is the way to go. The price for here is just right and the staff is outstanding! My family and I agree coming... More 

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Aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great stay here , from the fantastic welcome to the excellent service throughout the week.The Sonesta is a great place to stay on the Dutch side of St.Martin, quite local to the Philipsburg shops , bars and restaurants but able to have a secluded feeling if you wish so. The the pool service is very attentive and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our ocean room view was awesome. The bedding was so comfortable and pure luxury. And ther room was very comfortable. Can't wait to go back again. It was first class all the way.can't say enough about this place.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is by far the most relaxing and pampered experience you will have. My fiancee and I had just got married and chose the Sonesta Great Bay as our honeymoon spot. We had close friends that had stayed the year before and had nothing but great things to say. Every thing from the food, pool, drinks, staff and view... More 

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Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Becky and Kody B, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're glad you had a great time relaxing at our resort. We hope to see you back again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management More 

Toronto, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't even know where to start. Before we arrived I was a bit skeptical. We are used to mega resorts infact for 3 years in a row we have stayed at the Bahia Principe resorts in Mexico, Dominican and Jamaica. If you have stayed at one of those you will understand what I mean by mega resort - you... More 

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New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently stayed at the Sonesta Great Bay for a few days. We definitely were not disappointed. In fact, I cant wait to go back. The staff were warm and friendly. Every evening we received a knock at the door to check if we needed additional towels etc. The food was excellent. We chose all inclusive stay.... More 

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Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Melvin J, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're pleased to see that you had a great time with us. Thank you for highlighting our resort, friendly staff and excellent food. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management More 

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