Grand Palladium Jamaica
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Just come back from a two weeks at the Grand palladium Jamacia and all in all had a fab time. Check in was quick and easy and got a shuttle to our room. First thing the bell boy asked was what we was into... with my boyfriends naive reply being 'everything' I had to gently remind him that he was asking if we wanted any weed lol. Which we certainly did not. But we did get asked a few times throughout the stay. (We must look like pot heads!!!) So just be weary and have your wits about you! Our room was big and spacious, but looked so run down and tired. I wanted to upgrade to Lady Hamilton but they didn't have availability for 3nights so stayed put. In the end we hardly spent much time in the room so it was fit for purpose. I liked that there was no deposit needed on the safe and the mini bar in room which was stocked daily. The food in the buffets were great. There are two buffets restaurants to choose from with great options. Saying that we ate in the A la carte restaurants almost every night our two week stay the steak house was my favourite along with the Italian however I did find the booking system a bit crazy sometimes they were on break whatever that means and sometimes you can go and get in straight away and other times you was told a two hour wait!! But at least you could go as many times as you wanted throughout the stay.Breakfast was good but there was a severe lack of bacon and hash browns most mornings with people queuing to wait for them but the omelette lady in Negril buffet was amazing!! The waiting staff in the buffet restaurants were so miserable and had such bad attitude wanting a tea / coffee seemed to be a massive chore for them! The bar staff were excellent. Big shout out to Roy Lawrence at the bar near the beach. He certainly did make us chuckle with his sayings... "it's not thanks giving day.... it's rum giving day!" Also in all the bars they all certainly don't skimp on the measures!! Absolutely loved the pool and the fact it was easy to get a sun bed everyday no issues and fresh towels when needed. Had some really good nights at the white party and the steel drums. Loved watching all the POP people dancing. They were fab and worked so hard, especially Happy she's awesome!! The dance shows at the theatre were really bad, bless them the outfits were terrible and dated, most people walked out half way through the shows.We went to the spa one day and had massages. Both the treatments and the spa itself is really poop. Don't recommend at all. Bills beer Hut is a great concept in a really nice settings but the woman running it was miserable. Loved the Jerk Hut and the vibe it had down at the sunset cove area.Life's too short to go to the same place twice... but if we did we would most deffinaly be back!!
Just left the hotel after a 2 weeks stay. The hotel its self was ok. We stayed in the Jamaica side so rooms were slightly tired but we had a fantastic view which made up for it. The buffets again were just ok nothing special and sometimes struggled in the buffets to find something for my 2 year old to eat. The lack of pool towels was slightly frustrating and staff offering drugs was a little off putting too. The real positives was the Italian restaurant. Lovely food. Miss Lou bar where they do the premium drinks was also excellent. Paula who works there is lovely. Ask her for a Paula special. We booked a catamaran trip with total water sports and that was an epic day out. In all an ok holiday however we wouldn't come back to this hotel
This hotel deserves its high rating. There was literally nothing to complain about - nice and helpful staff, clean rooms (kept in a good condition, although some refreshment wouldn't hurt), one large pool and a couple of smaller ones, delicious food (!!!) served as a buffet and ala carte. And if you think to go there with a kid, do not hesitate- there is a great pool playground and kid activities going on every day. The hotel consist of two parts: Jamaica Resort&Spa and Lady Hamilton. You have access to each of them and you can enjoy all 4 beaches. They are quite small though and if you are looking for a true caribbean beach, you could be a bit disappointed. Although the resort is large, you will be able to find there your intimate space, drink champagne at the sunset and listen to live music at the beach, if you wish to :)
We visited this past summer and it was Awesome!!! The food, the staff, and experience was GREAT. But when it came to their childcare area, it was EXCELLENT! Being a mom of twin toddlers it get a little overwhelming at times, in addition to leaving them with strangers for a couple hours for some me time was a scary thought. But they had the staff reassured us they will be perfectly fine. I built up the courage to leave them, and I was so pleased with the results. Tallawah took exceptional care of my toddlers, they normally don't do well with strangers, but once they met her it was like they knew each other for years. She was so nurturing, loveable and easy going. Avitar was awesome as well. They loved playing games with her. I would gladly recommend this hotel for family leisure and exceptional childcare service.
I will give 3 stars to the Grand Palladium Jamaica.We travel a lot and I compare GP Jamaica with the other two Palladium's that we've already went to at Riviera Maya and Dominican Republic. This is at the bottom of the list ... and we came here having high expectations ...Why ?First of all we are returning guests for Palladium - the only think they have for returning guests are 4 very small cookies ... Is better to be a returning guest for Bahia Príncipe or Iberostar where we've got upgraded room, separate check in, more services, even a weekly private party for returning guests at Bahia Príncipe Tulum etc ... so, the returning guests for Palladium are not valuable customers ...Somebody asked me - what we can do or change to make your stay better? - I will say change the people's more precisely change the management team. We love Jamaica and previously we had amazing experiences at SansSouci, Sandals and Veranda. The property is huge, beautiful beaches, the property is old but well kept and clean. One of the issues is the fact that the property is renovating 2 restaurants, part of the building and more ... that means great news for future customers ... but for us, was less choices, one of the beach with no washroom, noise etc. and they are doing nothing to accommodate the customers or to limit the consequences. The food and restaurants.The food was ok, nothing more. Less choices than at Bahia Principe or Iberostar. Less choices than at Palladium Riviera Maya ... the peoples at the restaurants generally unfriendly ... The best experience for us was at the steak house, great service, great food.At Palladium to reserve a restaurant is a privilege ... Was low season and the customers are waiting in line outside of the restaurants to get a table ... simply unacceptable ! I don't even imagine what will be for the Christmas and the end of the year ...At Palladium Jamaica the kids Club was great. Our 5 YO daughter just love it. Overall this hotel has potential and can be great ... But for the same price I will recommend to choose a different hotel chain for now.Finally - Grand Palladium or Lady Hamilton ? I was happy I didn't spend the money for Lady Hamilton ... Is not worth the difference, you have access to the same services, same restaurants, same beaches the same room size and amenities ... We had the room 1123, great location close to everything.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 Meals daily plus snacks
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (International brands, International beer, 24 hours)
- Drinks at disco
- Pedal Boat
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Boat Cruises
- Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics)
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 540 suites
- 3 Buffet & 7 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Creole)
- Snack bar
- 12 Bars including Swim up bar, Beach bar
- Casino on site (fee)
- 5 Pools (including kids' pool )
- Spa (fee)
- Fitness centre
- Tennis courts
- Mini golf (fee)
- Golf course (nearby, fee)
- Shops (fee)
- Meeting facilities
- Medical service (fee)
- Free WiFi
Junior Suites include:
- 1 King or 2 Double beds & 1 Queen sofa bed
- Satellite TV
- Safety deposit box (fee)
- Wireless internet
- Hair dryer
- Coffee / tea maker
- Iron & ironing board
- Balcony or terrace
- Max occupancy 4 persons
For The Kids - Kids Club (4-12 yrs) and Kids pool.
Stay at 1, Play at 2 - All the guests staying at the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa can use the facilities of the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, located in the same complex.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Honeymoon and Wedding Packages - Are available. Please inquire for details.
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Grand Palladium JamaicaMontego Bay,Jamaica
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The Point, Lucea Jamaica
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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