Henry Morgan Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
Let me start by saying that we are fair and kind people. I don't usually write a review unless I have something nice to say, but this one, I cannot let slide. I feel like I need to warn y'all.We stayed here because a large group of friends were staying and we wanted to be close to them. There are several other resorts/hotels/AirB&Bs that are very close, so if you're in a similar situation, just pick a different place to stay. The price was $99 per person per night. Sounds decent for an all inclusive, but it felt like we weren't even getting what we paid for.First, the room (building #12):Cool canopy over a large bed. Small table with two chairs. One twin bed with a cushion as a mattress. There were two hammocks on the balcony overlooking other rooms. There was a small TV with cable. The closets were kind of torn up and the safe was falling out of the drywall. It didn't have batteries so we couldn't even use it.The bathroom was old with a dirty shower. The sliding door was broken and hard to shut. The shower head -- ugh this frickin shower head -- was coming out of the wall so it sprayed out and onto the tile floor. There was no water pressure, so taking a shower after being in the ocean all day took forever. There is a soap dispenser in the shower but it was empty. They do provide bars of soap and packets of shampoo. Housekeeping forgot to leave us a bath mat, so we had to use our towels to clean up the puddles of water from the shower. One of the towels we got was torn and had what looked like ink or makeup stains. There was a holder for a hair dryer, but no actual hair dryer.Now, the "grounds":There were large cushioned chairs all over the lounge area. They looked cool at first, but up close, they were torn and stained. The bathrooms by the dining area were broken and filthy. The gift shop was terrifying with weird child sized mannequins and a strange amount of baby clothes. Oh, and $21 sunscreen. The back end of the lounge had a few pool tables by the bar. The pool seemed okay, but we didn't go in it because the beautiful beach is just a few steps away. They have an outside bar and large deck where they host a fun looking dance class. There were a ton of lounge chairs by the beach, and towels were available with a voucher from the front desk. For some reason they need you to return the towels by 5. Somehow a few of our towels went missing, which then they expect you to pay for them. Luckily, the guy at the towel stand was understanding. We clearly did not steal them. It kind of felt like the staff gathered the towels that were left of the lounge chairs, then the hotel would expect you to pay for them. Scam. Not a very comforting feeling.The swim area is nice, but it is right next to about a half dozen boats that offer charters for the whole beach area. We did book a snorkel trip for $15 per person, so it was kind of convenient to have the boats right there. We went to the Blue Channel. Very beautiful and highly recommended. Next, the dining:The food was just okay. For breakfast they have an omelet station and lots of pastries. The lunch was pretty much the same as the dinner. Buffet-style with some odd choices. The food was the same every day. The drink station was always running out of mismatched cups and the ice was in a cooler with a scoop. It did not seem very sanitary. Probably why the entire group got diarrhea. I'm guessing that the water that comes out of the soda machine isn't filtered. Nor is the water that they use to wash produce, or the water we used to brush our teeth, or the water and ice used for bar drinks.Of course, the bar was the best part of this place. They use super cheap booze but the bartenders are friendly and made our visit fun. Bring your own cup so you don't have to use the paper and plastic ones. The outside bar is pretty dirty. It's where they served the snacks, which looked like homemade donuts. We ended up eating out for over half of the meals. Other stuff:You have to pay for WiFi, which only works in the lobby and dining area. The A/C didn't work in some of the rooms, and our group had to keep asking for it to be fixed or switch rooms. There were a few tables set up for info on excursions, but no one was available half the time. Security would not allow guests from other resorts in the lobby, even if they were meeting us for an excursion. The mattress was very thin and hard. They have water coolers set up in the lobby that dispense not cold water. You get two tiny water bottles in the room that you are expected to refill from the lobby water. Do not drink tap water!! You will get diarrhea and it will have you using the filthy lobby bathrooms every 30 mins while you're trying to enjoy the beach cluttered with boats and people trying to sell you things.Something nice:They had nightly entertainment, which had a lot of odd parts, but overall the dancers were great. The staff (except front desk) were friendly. The newer suites that our friends had were updated and clean. They have a dive shop where you can rent good snorkel gear. The guy running that was cool and nice. In summary, just stay somewhere else. This place was truly a waste of money. I would pay the extra $40-$60 a night to stay at one of the nicer places nearby. I really can't believe the owner and managers allow this place to be so terrible. They can do better, and for now, so can you. Hope this helps in decision making for vacations and also encourages the management to make changes. The stars are for the friendly staff who deserve to work in a better establishment.
My husband and I went to Roatan, Honduras for our 46th wedding anniversary, we loved Roatan \, it is a beautiful place. Henry Morgan Resort was a huge disappointment, it is a "resort" that needs lots of work, we paid for transportation from the airport to the hotel and no one showed up to pick us up, no explanation was given to us.. The room was at the very end of the building and the lighting was very poor, had to be very careful going up the stairs to our room. They don't provide any amenities, so bring your own shampoo, soap. On the second day the hot water in the shower stop working every day we were given a different excuse, they replace the water heater the last day of our stay. The food was the same food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we got tired of eating the same food, all day every day, we had to go eat out, even it is an all inclusive. The personnel was very nice with the exception at the reception who were very rude. The beach it is beautiful and the activities are very reasonable price. We will go back to Roatan , but never to Henry Morgan "Resort"
As a disclaimer, I should note that I did not take full advantage of the facilities, so cannot speak to the full range. I booked this hotel as part of a package largely because an all-inclusive was both less expensive and less logistically challenging than booking separate flight and hotel from Canada. I used the resort as a jumping off point for a week of diving with nearby Bananarama Dive Centre (which I will review separately). Arrival and check in was smooth and easy. My room was ready a little early which is always a bonus. The room itself was totally adequate.Having read some of the reviews I was expecting worse but it was clean and spacious with a nice deck out back. I never heard my neighbours and the bed was large and comfortable. I had ongoing issues with the air conditioner, namely that it only ran for about 20 minutes at a time, but as long as you are in the room, this is easily dealt with. It did get very warm in there though if the room was left empty for any length of time. The option to leave it on low would be beneficial. The beach is lovely. There are plenty of sun chairs and ample shade. The water is clear and warm and lovely to bob around in. Lots of people selling tours and tourist junk but they do not pester too much. Unfortunately, that is where the good ends. The food was subpar, even by resort buffet standards. Very repetitive with extremely limited options for vegetarians. Almost every dish had ham in it! Service in the main buffet was hit or miss. More often than not I was not offered a drink and no plates were cleared at all during the meal. This seemed to be the norm. As the week went on, I generally went off-site to eat. The drink selection was quite limited and served only in paper Pepsi cups, which I often found floating around off the beach. Given that Roatan's biggest draw is the beautiful reef - which is at risk due to pollution and waste, this struck me as extremely wasteful and stupid. Reuseable plastic cups are not only better for the environment, but also more pleasant to drink out of overall. At no point during my stay did the slushy drink machines work. Again, this seems to be normal for this resort.The beach bar was a mess. Always running out of things and even if you came back 30 minutes later, it was not restocked. This seemed to be a logistics issue since the main restaurant was not out of things in the same way. Internet was fine, though it had to be paid for and only worked in the common areas.The in room safe is tiny, it would not even fit an ipad. I did not participate in any of the activities, although people seemed to be enjoying them. Overall, it was a fine place to park for a week, given the limited time I spent on site. I certainly would not return, having seen some of the much more charming, and likely more reasonably priced, hotels along the same stretch.
The thing that jumps out at me the most was the flies and the smell. We only did a day trip and I would not recommend this to any cruisers. The drinks were okay and the staff were friendly but the facility is in bad need of a facelift. Our guide Aleza was excellent but was the only interaction we had there. The food was not good and we didn't feel very comfortable eating it. There must be better places to visit in Roatan so I recommend finding somewhere else as a better option.
Henry Morgan is a nice all inclusive hotel, that has lost some of its enchantment. The suites were very confortable and have a nice front pool. But at the same time they lack basic stuff like no phones to contact the front desk or to ask for service. The food at the main restaurants is Ok, and what you can expect from an all inclusive; although I would think they can be better.The front pool need work, it docent look clean and the atmosphere is not a the level you would expect.The cafeteria next to the front pool is terrible. This is one of the main things HM can really work on. The flies and the bad food talks really bad about the hotel with in general terms offers a good stay.
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- 116 rooms
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Henry Morgan ResortHonduras,Honduras
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Carretera Pavimentada Ppal, West Bay Beach, West Bay, Roatan Honduras
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