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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
    +1 855-814-4024
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    Reviewed 16 March 2016

    This cozy hotel is beautifully located by the Great Bay on the southern coast of the island of Saint Maarten. It features lots of amenities, with 2 swimming pools, a nice large hot tub and 2 cafeterias. The beach is good, however, water can be...More

    6  Thank Nikita G
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 18 March 2016

    Dear Nikita G, Thanks for the details of your suggestions regarding St. Maarten island touring, I'm sure other readers will find this helpful. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to always remember your vacation at Sonesta, St. Maarten. Regards, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 16 March 2016

    Thank you to all that made our vacation wonderful. Especially, the manager Rosalie and Shantal for making sure we had the best room ever! From the moment we checked in everything was awesome. Greeted by Innocent and handed towels and a glass of champagne. Received...More

    2  Thank plumcrazypdm
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 18 March 2016

    Dear plumcrazypdm, I can see you really enjoyed your Anniversary! Thank you for choosing Sonesta St. Maarten, for writing a great 5 star review and we do hope you return! - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

    Reviewed 16 March 2016

    This will be the most accurate up to date review of the Sonesa Great Bay possible. I write this as I sit on our porch overlooking the Caribbean. Before we booked this vacation, we read all the reviews. Some accurate and some not so. Yes,...More

    8  Thank Josh L
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 18 March 2016

    Dear Josh L, Thanks for the live feedback in such detail. I like the idea of late nights snacks, I'll pass this along, since I'm a fan of popcorn during movies! We hope you can one day return to see what has changed since this...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

    We stayed in the studio timeshare. Kitchen was fully stocked and the room was clean. They changed the garbage and towels everyday and cleaned once during our 6 night stay ( fine with us!) The staff was extremely friendly... We loved everyone there. We didn't...More

    1  Thank tvalentine2
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 17 March 2016

    Dear tvalentine2, Thank you for taking the time to share you experience in St. Maarten. Great tip a bout renting a car, cause you can zip around the whole island in one day and see so much! Sincerely, - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator guestservices@mahobeach.com

    Reviewed 14 March 2016

    Unorganized check-in with no clear line up, felt like a "free-for-all”, no champagne at check-in as advertized, no porter to help with bags. Room decor is old, dated, & sparse. Washroom has had repairs that look like a DYI home handyman performed of poor quality....More

    3  Thank MartinCosta
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 17 March 2016

    Dear MartinCosta, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I have sent this feedback to the management team. Glad to hear to notice the Friendliness of the friendly island. Sincerely, - Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator guestservices@mahobeach.com

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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Adult pool
    • Outdoor pool
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    • US$332 - US$693 (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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    • Number of rooms
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    TBacchi2013
    14 September 2017|
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    Response from majorrmajor6 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, that's my understanding also, Sonesta will give refunds for booking between through 2017. I hope you will be able to contact them soon for further information,
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    13 September 2017|
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    Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
    Saw time share owners video & hotel destroyed. I posted it to my FB. It was on youtube.
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