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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
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          US$477
          US$274
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          Overview
          • Excellent32%
          • Very good41%
          • Average15%
          • Poor7%
          • Terrible5%
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          “swim up bar” (205 reviews)
          “great bay” (657 reviews)
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          Free Internet
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          Breakfast Buffet
          Air Conditioning
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          Airport Transportation
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          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
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          Private Balcony
          4.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 5 days ago

          My husband and I (we’re in our late 20’s) stayed at this resort from May 21st-May 28th, 2017 for our Honeymoon! We booked the resort, flight, transfers, etc through Cheap Caribbean. Here are the things I think make a trip and my opinions of each:...More

          4  Thank Alicia B
          Reviewed 6 days ago

          First impressions can be deceiving. Walking into the lobby of the Sonesta Great Bay, we were disappointed at first. The outward appearance of the place is not as lavish as other resorts we've been to. But that impression soon dissipated. The ocean view was beautiful....More

          7  Thank Jeri1956
          Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

          Absolutely love the resort and staff. They are all extremely curtious and professional greeting my wife and I each day. Two of the staff in particular were outstanding going above and beyond. Esmond is fantastic and whatever he is being paid it isn't enough. The...More

          4  Thank CaptnBobB
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          When we arrived we were a little concerned as we usually stay in larger properties. But once we were there, we really liked what we saw. The pool and beach were nice. To be honest, the beach sand is a bit coarser than most of...More

          4  Thank Rvgantt
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          The good - Reception, Restaurant and Cleaning staff was excellent. Vicky from reception ensured we had everything we needed. Rachelle from the buffet was also lovely and very helpful. All the staff in the buffet restaurant was very helpful. Juliette, from the cleaning crew left...More

          3  Thank Solci13
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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Beachfront
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Free Parking
          • Free Internet
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Conference Facilities
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Casino and Gambling
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$276 - US$535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
          • #3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
          • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Accessible rooms ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 257
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          • Location
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          • St. Maarten-St. Martin >
          • Sint Maarten >
          • Philipsburg
          • 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 ,
          • Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          David A
          are the pools saltwater
          21 June 2017|
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          Response from Marla S | Reviewed this property |
          No, they are not, at least they weren't when I was there.
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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?
          19 June 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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          Ashley H
          Do the cabana rooms have a mini bar?
          19 June 2017|
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          Response from lovetogetoutofMI |
          All of the rooms have 3 bottles of local liquor (rum, gin and vodka) and a fridge with water, juice, soda and beer
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          "The one bedroom suites on the "apartments" side has amazing ocean views and privacy."
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          "The Garden View rooms look out onto the street."
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          "Butler suite was awesome!"
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          "Grand ocean view rooms are pretty good. Butler suite is a better choice."
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