The hotel is really old and in bad shape. The service was terrible, the entire staff had no training whatsoever.
We could not eat at all in the restaurants besides breakfast. Although an all inclusive resort we ended going to Grand Case for dinner almost every night. The one night we stayed, half of our group got sick.
This place really needs a change in management in addition to a major facelift.
In addition the drinks were really terrible, made with watered down alcohol. We had to buy alcohol outside and bring it with us to the pool for the bartenders to mix.
The one thing great about this hotel was the beach and location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is a serene Caribbean haven - and St. Maarten’s premier, limitless all-inclusive, adults-only resort. Delivering a new level of sophistication and style, the elegant destination hotel is situated on a mile-long white-sand beach, overlooking Great Bay and the sparkling sea. With endless amenities and personalized service, the resort invites guests to unwind at three swimming pools, four restaurants, four bars, a spa and the Golden Casino for the ultimate vacation experience complimented by stellar service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino
- Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
- St Martin Great Bay Hotel
- Sonesta Philipsburg
- Great Bay Beach Hotel
- Philipsburg Sonesta
- St Maarten Great Bay Hotel
- Hotel Sonesta Great Bay Beach
- Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St Martin / St Maarten/Philipsburg