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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This resort is so outdated. I noticed that the light switches were falling in and just looked unkept. We were on the first floor and there is only an elevator to the second through fourth floors. You can only make reservations for the restaurant from 10-2. We didn't really try. The room was clean. We asked housekeeping to come make...

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Smiths Falls, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here two years ago and we could not wait to return. We absolutely love the friendliness of the staff, the smaller size of this resort, the fact that it is adults only, and of course the compact size. No golf carts or lengthy walks are needed here to get to any of the resort's amenities. Plus, Phillipsburg, with...

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4Thank Nunnan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location. Easy walk to town. Easy beach access with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. Mimosa bar every morning. Good food. Cold A/C. Good noise control in rooms. Friendly people. I would definitely come here again!

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4Thank leighannhight
Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful Island. First time there. Just returned home from a week at this Resort. Right on the water and our room was on the 6th. Floor. Went with family and although they had some complaints, our room was almost perfect. Take a night light for the bathroom as the light also runs on a VERY loud fan. Take ear plugs...

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Koke'e State Park, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful island, lovely resort although outdated. Probems: simply not enough chairs or umbrellas if you are a pool person, either plan to be at pool at 630 am or good luck at the beach, but get there early as well. Bath Towels are a major big deal here. Four to a room if you're lucky. Want to shower for dinner...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here for few days business related. Didn't have much time to spend in the hotel but for me it was perfect. Nice clean room, good variety of food and nice staff. Also you can make reservation for a la carte restaurant if you like but for me the buffet was the better option. There is always something to...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Basically an all inclusive where you must leave for a decent meal. The location is great the beach is nice and the butler service is worth the additional charge but the food was inedible. Back to the future middle school cafeteria type food.

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our beach resort and for taking the time to submit a review. We certainly appreciate the feedback and are always striving towards further improvements. Kind Regards, Martha J. Marsden Social Media & Guest Engagement Coordinator

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was first time in St. Maarten and will not be my last. this was a birthday trip and This resort made me feel so at ease, comfortable and showed me mad birthday luv.. Its not a big resort so i didnt have to walk to mars just to eat or do anything. the pool was a average so it...

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5Thank Kenneth B
Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon April 17-23. We heard great reviews about the island and decided to make this our honeymoon destination. When we arrived we were greeted at the door by a bellman named Esmond. He was by far the nicest guy at the resort. He attended to any need my husband and I had...

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Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went the 1st week in April and had another great week in St Martin. Was there in December of 2016, but this time we ventured out a bit. Rented ATVs for the day with a Guide who took us around the island for about 6 hours. Next time i go here i'll rent an ATV and go out on my...

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

Address: 19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range: $390 - $724 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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“Ocean view is the way to go.”
Nunnan, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra for the ocean view is unbeatable”
peter2018483, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a ocean view on the apartment side of the resort”
kennethbC5765YV, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the balcony is the best, especially if it rains you can still enjoy the view”
sna0412, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“avoid island view for a better sleep”
Bill195005, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
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