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Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

WE were located in the appartements sector. So we had no issue with the AC. Perfect location, clean and everything was close by. We had a perfect view of the ocean and had our own transat on the porch. Great experience. All team members were helpful and friendly.

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1Thank Jacques G
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upon arriving we were told the AC was out and the room we were assigned did not seem at all like the room we had booked. We booked the most expensive oceanfront room without the butler and the room was smaller than a regular Motel 6 room. The first night we slept with the patio door open b/c of the...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff members were amazing. We especially loved Alfred and Kerbie in the entertainment department and Kevin behind the pool bar! The late night entertainment could be longer, but we were told it ends early to allow guess to sleep. Every so often certain events on the activity calendar would not take place, without us knowing. Food and Drinks were...

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1Thank greggps24
Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time to this island and the Sonesta Great Bay was a good choice. The view of the harbour surrounded by mountains was quite appealing each morning. Watching the cruise ships docking daily also was a new experience. The beach was quite nice but would be nicer if the smokers would clean up there mess daily. When swimming in the...

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2Thank Bill195005
Georgetown, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sonesta Great Bay is a beautiful resort right on the beach! Multiple swimming pools, daytime and evening activities. Great food, whether at the buffet or In the restaurant. The staff here is very friendly and helpful, check in was easy, car rental kiosk right at the resort. Downtown Phillipsburg is only a ten minute walk down the beach, and is...

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3Thank johnbB6848JM
North Bellmore, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent location. Although there are 250+ rooms, the atmosphere feels like a small boutique hotel. Three waterside restaurants with wonderful dining choices. Loved everything about it. Unfortunately air conditioning was not operating, but it wasn't that bad at all...especially in the evening...and we were compensated with a certificate for a free five day visit next year! They handled the situation...

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2Thank Susan B
Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just got back from Sonesta Great Bay a few weeks ago. When we arrived I heard the complaints from folks about the air conditioning not working. Checked out what the issue was and found out it was a power surge caused but the town that did alot of damage to the AC unit. Well it was snowing back home so...

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2Thank Robert W
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

best resort near Phillipsburg, you can walk the beach to town. Casino in lobby, food is very good, can be long walk to room from elevator. priviate pool and hot tub on left side is a plus, adult only is a plus

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3Thank ventures_7
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just got back from a solo one week trip to the resort. While the air conditioner was hot and was difficult to sleep at night, am being compensated with a free stay next year. The beach is a full of shells and has a bit of a steep drop. As a solo traveler the staff was very nice to me...

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Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were booked to go to Sonesta Maho, but less than 36 hours we were told that the hotel was overbooked, so we had a choice to either cancel or go to Sonesta Great Bay, we would be upgraded. The Location was great, beach was good, hotel was ok, but needs to be updated. Our first room was in the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $394 - $937 (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
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
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“Ask for appartement sector,with sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles 104jacquesg, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“prefer to be on the 4th or higher floor for a better breeze”
 of 5 bubbles Bill195005, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful views from oceanfront rooms”
 of 5 bubbles johnbB6848JM, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Oceanview is a must! It's beautiful!!!”
 of 5 bubbles susanbU7347IO, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would ask for an ocean view, fun to watch the cruise ships come and go.”
 of 5 bubbles B5720RProbertw, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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