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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hi. We were here 10 days March 4 to March 10. I've stayed here at Sonesta Great Bay half a dozen times. It has a great beach and a very friendly staff. I always enjoy my stays here. And I'll be returning for another visit soon. BREAKFAST WITH PATRIZIA: Each morning our extremely professional waitress, PATRIZIA, made our breakfasts a... More 

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Sonesta Great Bay the 2nd week of March for 7 nights! Was very excited about St Maarten and was not disappointed! Scenery and colour of the water is gorgeous, wish I could say this about this resort but can't! 1st day we had problems with our toilet, after the 3rd visit to our room it was fixed. Ok, no... More 

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Daytona Beach
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its been a year since our last visit, Now an adult only property, much more enjoyable with a mature crowd. Property has been refurbished and upgraded. The buffet and food are much improved. Room and beding were all newly renovated and clean& comfortable. All the staff were pleasent and friendly. Now has free & fast wi-fi in all rooms .... More 

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first day we arrived we were put in an older room which had had a musty mouldy smell. The next day we were moved at our request to the room we had booked. The food was okay. The resort is small and not a lot to do, however the walk into Phillipsburg is a lot of fun if you... More 

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

Dear wendy f, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're glad you had an overall good time with us and do appreciate all of your valuable feedback as we have gone over your review with our Management Team. We do hope you see you back again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort... More 

London, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It had been approximately 15 years since we were last here. At that time we were disappointed and were not going to return. After reading reviews we thought we would try again and were pleasantly surprised. The food was first class and accommodations were more than adequate. Most employees were very helpful and more than happy to answer questions. The... More 

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

Dear waynehath, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're pleased you had another great vacation with us and that everything was great. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management More 

Paphos, Cyprus
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The biggest plus-point of the hotel is its location. Right on the beach. Easy access from the airport or cruise liner pier. A short walk from Phillipsburg (the only sizeable town o the island). And ocean-view rooms look out at the comings and goings of the boats in the harbour on the opposite side of the bay, plus the antics... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is so beautiful! Just got home yesterday-so sad! Went with 6 other people. We found the service very good and organized! Lots of activities that are fun! Although, all rooms were full it never felt super crowded! The food is very good-much better than any other resort I''ve visited! Although each and every staff member was kind, I... More 

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

Dear Mary Anne R, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're glad you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed our beautiful resort, views, service and staff. We hope to see you back again in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management More 

Yonkers, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from a five (5) night stay @ the Sonesta (3/16-3/21). Fantastic! We arrived 2+ hours before the 3pm checkin time and our room was ready for us. When we arrived we were greeted with a cold glass of champagne and a cold ice towel. The resort is impeccably clean and staff super friendly. We were celebrating our 20th... More 

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

Dear Bob S, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're so happy that you enjoyed your five nights with us and that you enjoyed being greeted with a cold glass of champagne and a cold towel upon check-in. Thank you for highlighting our Managers cocktail party, location, views and staff. We hope to see... More 

Wichita, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent 3 days relaxing at the adults only resort, had a very nice time. The staff and accommodations exceeded our expectations and was just what we needed. The all inclusive (my first time to experience) was perfect. Great food as well. Short walk on the beach to downtown Phillipsburg, very convenient location. Would highly recommend!

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Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Nowiki, We are overjoyed to hear that you had a great experience. As the best and only all inclusive adults’ only resort in Philipsburg St. Maarten, our aim is to always exceed our guest expectations. Thank you for spending three days in the awesome resort and our team is happy to hear that you had a fantastic time with... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice resort, the staff were very nice and work very hard, the food was excellent. I would go back. I met alot of nice people. It is a smaller resort being adults which I liked. We had a tour of the island. There was a good variety of activity's to do if you want, which was nice. I would... More 

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Karl B, General Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Wendy e Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our amazing resort. We truly appreciate your high recommendations and we will share this great review with our fantastic employees. Looking forward to see you again soon Thank you Team Sonesta Great Bay More 

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