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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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    • Excellent32%
    • Very good41%
    • Average15%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
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    “swim up bar” (209 reviews)
    “great bay” (670 reviews)
    “ocean view” (402 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Dry Cleaning
    Butler Service
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    Casino
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1,091 - 1,095 of 3,752 reviews

    Reviewed 2 March 2016

    The hotel has a great Location! The hotel is located on a wonderful beach within walking distance via the beach or the street to the Philipsburg boardwalk. It is just far enough to give you a quiet beach and close enough to town for shopping,...More

    Thank TRafter
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 5 April 2016

    Dear TRafter, Certainly a lot of detail included in this review. We appreciate the feedback and I have submitted it to management. Thank you for choosing Sonesta, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 2 March 2016

    Decent hotel with lovely beach, within walking distance of downtown Philipsburg. There are a couple of good restaurants on site, a small casino, and a swim up bar. Located across Great Bay from the cruise ships, you get a good idea of when not to...More

    1  Thank murphyvt
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 5 April 2016

    Dear murphyvt Thank you for choosing Sonesta and for writing a review! Kindly, - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

    We are very disappointed. A real waste of money, and our health at risk in this place. The room had a strange smell, the ceiling was leaking, our bed was wet it was a disaster.. The beach and the pool is beautiful but the beach...More

    3  Thank Samantha J
    Response from LiveMaho, guestservices@mahobeach.com at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 9 March 2016

    Dear Samantha J, We would like to first thank you for the feedback and for taking nte that we are informing our guests upon arrival. We assure you that we fully understand the importance of vacation in everyone's life and that we are very sorry...More

    Reviewed 2 March 2016

    comfortable,laid back resort.all the help was absolutely fabulous.they could not be more pleasant.our waiter for the week was Jonathon puente and he was outstanding in every way.Room was comfortable but did have a few annoying problems.TV reception was awful and sink clogged twice.The shower had...More

    1  Thank james s
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 3 March 2016

    Dear james s, You seem like a laid back person that enjoyed a laid back vacation! Thank you fro choosing Sonesta St. Maarten and from also writing in your review. Take care, - Martha mmarsden@sonestastmaarten.com Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

    Well if you like cold food, poor wait staff and unpredictability this place is for you. The food service and bar staff including management is not up to the task. The front desk staff with the exception of nayoka was average. We got checked in...More

    1  Thank Dave E
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 3 March 2016

    Dear Dave and Mary Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten to celebrate your Anniversary. Many guests love the resort and return annually if not several times a year. They do this for the obvious reasons such as view and location, but also out of...More

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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
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    • Pool
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    • Casino and Gambling
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Price range
    • US$260 - US$579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
    • #3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
    • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 257
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    • Philipsburg
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    • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino ,
    • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg ,
    • St Martin Great Bay Hotel ,
    • Sonesta Philipsburg ,
    • Great Bay Beach Hotel ,
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    • St Maarten Great Bay Hotel ,
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    Traveller (3044)
    Room & Suite (780)
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    Dining (245)
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    Cheri-Missouri
    18 August 2017|
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    Response from ccapitaine | Reviewed this property |
    I stayed at the Miramar Ocean view and really appreciated the privacy of the balcony, the view, the quietness, room service to top the stay was great. I ordered a transfer from the airport to the hotel and same on... More
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    15 August 2017|
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    Response from susannebX498CH | Reviewed this property |
    Dutch side doesn't have topless, you would need to visit Orient beach.
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    9 August 2017|
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    Response from Anne-Marie R | Reviewed this property |
    Because the chairs right in front of the resort (on the beach) were not comfortable, we always found comfortable beach chairs and umbrellas right next door at Lola's (beach restaurant) - which is affiliated with the resort.
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    "I recommend staying in an ocean view room on the higher floors (4th floor or higher)"
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    "junior suite ocean view is the best."
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    "If you pick a Sonesta property - try the Maho Beach location it was surrounded by shops, restaurants and..."
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    "Ocean view sooo worth it!"
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