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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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          Overview
          • Excellent32%
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          Reviewed April 26, 2015

          Never listen to the naysayers about this resort....Some people will never be happy with life...I feel sorry for them... Now lets talk about Sonesta Great Bay....after Our third stay We feel like this is a second home. Staff, Rooms, Service, Second to none. Will be...More

          4  Thank CaptWolf
          Response from Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded April 27, 2015

          Dear CaptWolf, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We're so glad you had a great time with us and hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Management

          Reviewed April 23, 2015

          I am late writing this as we were there in March. We booked this trip last October and I started reading these reviews about 2 months before our trip and I have to say I was a little worried when I read some of the...More

          7  Thank chickiepoo
          Response from Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded April 24, 2015

          Dear chickiepoo, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're glad to see you had a wonderful time with us back in March and that you have already booked to return trip. Thank you for highlighting our Management, staff, food, and comfortable beds. See...More

          Reviewed April 23, 2015

          This resort has the most amazing and dedicated staff and this is what keeps the guests coming back. Always a warm greeting, a smile and a willingness to help with any problem during your visit.Hard working and there to make your stay memorable. Improvements to...More

          4  Thank Notme
          Response from Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded April 24, 2015

          Dear Notme, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review with us. We're glad you had a wonderful time with us and that you enjoyed our food, dedicated staff, new additions to our resort and our delicious cookies located in the Lobby....More

          Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

          The hotel and staff was wonderful!!! Slso, I have a gluten allergy and they went above and beyond with that. Made me homeade gluten free pizza, cake, pasta, ect.. I only had to tell the manager, pauline, who by the way was awesome too, my...More

          Thank Caraekehrer
          Reviewed April 22, 2015

          Without a doubt one of our favorite hotel. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by an extremely friendly staff. The restaurants are very flexible and very accommodating.The hotel manager goes above and beyond for all of his guests making sure that everyone is comfortable and...More

          7  Thank Bibi H
          Response from Amanda F, Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded April 24, 2015

          Dear Bibi H, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We're so glad that our resort has become on of your favorite resorts and that you enjoyed our friendly staff, Management Team, and location. We hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Sonesta...More

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          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Beachfront
          • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Free Parking
          • Free Internet
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          • Meeting Rooms
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Conference Facilities
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Business Center with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Casino and Gambling
          • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          Details
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          • $276 - $549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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          • Suites ,
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          • Number of rooms
          • 257
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          • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg ,
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          okolo
          So they have paddle boards included, or any other water sport?
          June 27, 2017|
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          Response from CaptnBobB | Reviewed this property |
          none that i used. there was one open kayak that we saw
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          David A
          are the pools saltwater
          June 20, 2017|
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          Response from Diisiimo | Reviewed this property |
          no
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          Ashley H
          We are going to rent a car during our stay. Is there a parking fee at the resort and is there available parking?
          June 19, 2017|
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          Response from Bob R | Reviewed this property |
          I felt compelled to provide an update to one of the answers that you received. The facility is a very long ways from a dump. It is, however somewhat older and in need of constant upkeep, as any facility in the tropics would... More
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          "ocean view is the prettiest - 6-7th floor - island view you'll only see the street 8 foot out your window"
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          "ask for the odd number rooms they have amazing views of the water!"
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          "Anything from the 5-7 floors facing the ocean."
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          "Butler Suite is the way to go!"
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