Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 780
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ruby676767 Family Fun Atmosphere
We will stay again next year. The atmosphere was wonderful and the hotel staff was very accommodating.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ddddddave Great Experience
First trip to Jamaica, therefore first trip to this property. Was unsure of what to expect, but the experience was nothing short of absolutely excellent and great value. We upgraded to the "adults only" area, which essentially means quiet and no kids, and would recommend that if it's appropriate for your travel party. The property has about 3/4 mile of beach and a private island, everything you could possible want to do is included..... food and drink was outstanding #restaurants ranged from bar and grill, to jerk hut, to buffet to sit-down seafood, Italian and Jamaican-themed....all excellent#. Guest services were over-the-top polite and competent. Overall great experience and we will re-visit this resort, no question......the sooner, the better.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jamacia lover A GREAT PLACE TO VACATION
This was our 8th vacation at Holiday inn Resort Montego Bay and it won't be our last. I also want to thank Winsome Hooper for being so helpful as always.
February 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RKw1 Great Resort for the money
Very nice place, not a 5 star luxury resort, but a really nice place for a family or value vacation.
February 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buddy62 Private VIP Club
As a VIP member, we were entitled to take advantage of services in a Private club in one of the buildings (building 7 to be exact) I believe the private club was called Rose Hall. We went there for lunch one day. It was the most amazing experience. The food was excellent. Actually there was a dessert on the menu that was new York style cheesecake. I suggested to the pastry chef that the name should be changed to "Better than New York Style Cheesecake." I want to bring this to your attention (and BTW I did go see the Manager of the day to discuss also). The servers name was Lotia.. I travel a lot and am subjected to hotel or Restaurant service al the time. She was the most amazing server I have ever experienced. Actually, we did not think of her as a server, she was that good. Made us feel at home, took care of our needs. She was so amazing. I couldn't brag about her enough. PLEASE, if the manager of the day did not mention this to her, make sure that she gets this information and compliment. If this resort does anything to reward their team for services over and above expectations, she surely deserves something.
February 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stone13 Friendly Staff and a Great Location
We visited the Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay for our January winter getaway. The hotel is a 10 minute cab ride ($30) east of Sangster Airport. The short cab ride works for us, allowing us to get to the resort quickly and get a head start on our vacation. Once at the resort, you will quickly discover one of its major attractions, a half mile of ocean front property to enjoy. You are never far from the ocean.
This is an older property of about 500 rooms, but it is well maintained and the management team is continually working to make improvements. Since our last visit they completed a renovation of Building 7, making this an adult only building adjacent to the adult pool area, which was also expanded a few years ago. There is an extra charge if you are interested in the adult only accommodations. The rooms are a decent size (bathrooms are somewhat small) and fairly spartan, but clean and comfortable. If you can afford the extra money, I highly recommend an ocean view or ocean front room. All the rooms feature balconies or patios, providing a great place to enjoy a drink and the beautiful scenery.
The staff members at the hotel are great, always very friendly and accommodating. The guest services folks, the bartenders and the wait staff all really work hard to make sure you have a good stay. Dining options include a daily buffet for every meal and four specialty restaurants for dinner. The breakfast buffet is very good and includes custom made omelets. During the day you can also visit the Barefoot grill by the pool (burgers, etc.) and the Jerk Hut on the beach, which serves great Jerk chicken and Pork. For dinner, there are Jamaican, Italian, Japanese and a Seafood Restaurants in addition to the buffet. Pre booking is required for the restaurants. After dinner, there is a nightly show by the pool and often entertainment at the Port Royal Pub.
There are two pools at the resort, some free non-motorized water sports like paddle boats and kayaks as well as Hobie Cat and glass bottom boat rides. You can also arrange for various off property activities at the guest relations desk for an extra charge.
Overall, we had another great stay at the Holiday Inn Resort and will definitely be returning in the future.
February 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bub23 Types of Pillows Noted on Pillowcase
Great idea....I've stayed at a lot of hotels and have never seen this before.
February 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Subman-uvi Poor value for the dollars spent
Basically a tired old hotel with low cost food and run-down leaseholds but with premium pricing. I have also posted a review on the internet to worn other guests who might be fooled by the poor value. This hotel rate should be US$ 100 -125 per night and then I would be OK with this hotel.
February 4, 2016