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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

4.0 of 5 19 Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Despite a reservation that plainly called for a "Grande Ocean View", we were initially deposited in an interior room overlooking the tennis courts. 45 minutes of insistence eventually landed us in a room with a view (and not much else) located nearly the length of 3 football fields from the lobby (and even further from meals, pools, the beach, etc.)... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So unimpressed of this place. First night killed 3 cockroaches in my room. Complained to the staff and they truly did not care. And the following days no difference. Had an empty minibar, asked staff several times to fill... Never happened. The entertainment desks employs two people who truly don't like their job. Will never come back here. Besides the... More 

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Pembroke
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5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at Sonesta Great Bay from January 12-19, 2015. We have travelled to many destinations and this was one of our most favourite spots, especially for the breathtaking views and turquoise waters. We celebrated our 20th anniversary while here and we shopped in Philipsburg for an anniversary band....awesome prices for diamonds!!! Shopping in Philipsburg and watching all the cruise ships... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went back to Great Bay in January 2015 after just being there in April 2014. I would have to say our experience at the Great Bay in April was more pleasant then this time around. There are many positives about Great Bay but we noticed more negatives this time. To start on a positive note, we would like to... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were greeted with cool towels & champagne upon our arrival to the open air Lobby which was quite nice. Sat. upon checking into our room which was not what I had requested for an ocean view (this was on the beach level) we requested a higher floor! We couldn't get into another room until Sun. But, it was worth... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like to go to St. Maarten to all inclusive resort Sonesta Great Bay is an excellent choice. Located on the breathtaking Great Bay with turquoise water and gorgeous long beach within walking distance to Philipsburg and short drive to the airport. Walk in to the lobby and you feel welcome!!! While waiting to check in we were greeted... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Better than average for an all-inclusive. Rooms are beautiful (although the air conditioning could have been not so damn cold!), property is lovely, food is better than average for an all inclusive, beach and water are great. Too bad downtown Philipsburg essentially closes once the cruise ships leave town, but nightlife is only a $20 cab ride to Maho. And... More 

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

Dear medic8587, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're happy you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed our beautiful rooms, lovely property, location, good food and beach areas. We hope to see you back again soon! Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management More 

Rochester, New York
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tonight is our last night at Sonesta great bay. We left the room this morning at 8:30 for breakfast and a day at the beach. Upon our arrival back we found the door to our room open, with the safety latch throne to keep it open. ( maids do that ). Called the desk at 6:00 pm , were told... More 

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

Dear Donnab17671023, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're disappointed to see you did not have a better experience with us. We have passed on your comments to our Management Team to look over and we assure you that we will take the appropriate measures regarding your valuable feedback. We do hope you will... More 

Minden, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent a week here and had a fabulous time. It only has 3 restaurants, but we knew that when we booked it. It is a smaller resort. The food was amazing. The drinks were great. The rooms was clean, comfortable ( but you don't spend much time in it). We loved the pool areas and the beach. Having... More 

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

Dear teed43, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're very happy that you had a good stay with us and that you enjoyed the amazing food, great drinks, clean rooms and our pool and beach areas. We hope you will be back in the near future. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management More 

Mississauga
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to St, Maarten and we had booked an ocean view room on the upper floor with a king size bed. You can imagine our disappointment when our allocated room was on the lower level facing a cement wall and some beach umbrellas (see photos). After fighting with the staff at the reception desk for over... More 

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

Dear KmanMississauga, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We're very pleased to see you had a great time with us. Thank you for highlighting our beach, food, and location. We appreciate your valuable feedback and have gone over it with our Management team and hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great... More 

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Address: 19 Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#4 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg

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