Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay
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- All Inclusive Features
Our OpinionA real Holiday Inn. Despite being an older resort, this hotel is a good, basic 3.5 star hotel. Very small beach area. Not the best resort and not quite 4 stars as rated, but if other resorts are out of budget, then the Holiday Inn Sunspree is recommended for its great value.
OverviewThe Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay, provides one of the best value for all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Great for families, it successfully captures the laid back vibe and beauty of this tropical island.
Location: On 1/2 mile of white sand beach, 20 min drive to downtown Montego Bay, 10 min from the airport, championship golf courses nearby.
Just returned from a five day stay at this resort. This was my hubby and I first time at an all inclusive and we were impressed at the great service we received. We stayed in bldg 7 -the adults only- we were upgraded to a suite ocean front with access to the lounge upstairs. The adults area is great - peaceful with cabanas and an bar. Positives:Room- clean and updated. Maid service couldn't do enough to make you feel at home.Food- we are picky eaters and always found something to eat at the buffet. The Beach Bar was great if you wanted a quick bite but before dinner. We enjoyed the Italian and Seafood restaurants the best. The Jamaican was ok but we live in the Caribbean so the food was kinda the norm for us but non the less it was good.Staff- the staff was wonderful from checking in to check out. They were always attentive and willing to help. The grounds maintenance should be recognized as the grounds are well maintained and gorgeous.Island- great place to relax. I would recommend the afternoon as it seems to be more quite and peaceful. Great area to snorkel. Entertainment- seemed like it was always something going on to came you entertained. Shuttle service is offered to a nearby shopping plaza with jewelry, watches and souvenir shops. We went for the coffe shop - Cafe Blue - the best lattes with blue mountain coffee. Some suggestions - since the hotel is so close to the airport it would be great if they offered shuttle service as the $30.00 taxi fee is a bit high.A small coffee shop to showcase the local coffee would have been great. We had an amazing and very relaxing experience here and we will definitely be returning and recommending this hotel. Overall great experience.
There are some very good — and very bad — things to say about this place. The BAD: I got absolutely destroyed by bed bugs. Torturous, but it happens, even at the finest hotels. What doesn’t happen, though, is management responding to your concerns with “your assertion is baseless”. Winsome Hooper (11-word job title), knows very little about bed bugs, like that bites can take up to 2 weeks to appear (“the fact is that you did not report your alleged claim prior to leaving our hotel”). Mine appeared 2 days after we left. She’s also unaware that 50% - 70% of people do not react to bed bugs (“For the record, our internal investigations have shown no sign of your claim of bed begs, neither is there any record of the guests prior to or following your stay.”) Hard to argue with ignorance.The GOOD: the food was excellent (make sure to stop by the jerk hut), best I’ve had at a resort. They do a fabulous job keeping kids entertained. If you like screaming, happy kids and booming DJ’s all day, this is your place.
I had a good time at the Holiday Inn Resort considering the fact that some of the hotel personnel and waiters were not hospitable. I had to request the same things several times to different people because the people that were supposed to help would never come back. However, Waitress Rochelle was very kind, helpful and made my stay more comfortable. She always kept a smile on her face.
An affordable hotel. Stayed here instead of our normal stay in jamacia. We go to jamacia twice a year and decided to stay here because we took our 8 yr old grandson. A lot of activities go on at the resort for the kids during the day. A few things were shut down but other than that it was ok. A lot of kids here because of the under 10 they stay free deal. So if you want a quiet place this is not it. Foid was good. Beaches were clean. Staff was good. Watch the u tube videos as they r very informative even tho someone else made you will get a general idea and you can make a decission. Overall would stay here again
We stayed for 4 nights at the resort, the all-inclusive offering makes for a good holiday.Food choices were adequate, cocktails excellent.Its a very large resort with lots of amenities, restaurants, bars etcAs per many of the reviews, a complete refurb of the rooms is probably needed, as balcony doors stick, bathrooms and furnishings are dated. The beach and sea was very clean, and the snorkelling around the island interesting.Seems there is a bit of misleading advertising in the booking process, as we booked a "Superior" room which was supposed to have a sea view and a fridge. On arrival, this proved to not be the case, the room did not face the sea and no fridge was included. A complaint to reception quickly rectified the issue with an upgrade to a "Deluxe" room, which was fully sea-facing and included a fridge. Beds and bedding were very comfortable, as is the case with pretty much all Holiday-Inns. It was handy to have "Excursion" reps on site for convenient booking of excursions etc.All in all a good stay at a very reasonable price for all inclusive!
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
- Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
- Pizza & ice cream for kids and parents
- A la carte dinner option
- Domestic drinks 10am-1am
- Wine w/lunch and dinner
- Theme/beach party nights
- Adult disco (drinks till 2am)
- Sunfish sailing
- Pedal boats
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Fitness centre
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Adult disco, drinks included till 2am
- Several restaurants
- Piano bar
- Adult disco
- Magnificent, large pool
- Oceanfront whirlpool
- Tennis courts
- Fitness centre
- Gift Shops
- Oceanside wedding gazebo
- WiFi internet (fee)
- Games Room (fee)
- Golf nearby
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 4 persons
- Same as above with partial oceanview
- Same as above with oceanfront location
- Same as above with separate living room
- Pullout sofabed
- Max occupancy 4 adults and 1 child
For the Kids - Baby club (1-3 yrs), Kid's Klubhouse (4-12 yrs), available 9am-5pm & 6pm-9pm. Babysitting service available (fee).
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers 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.
Resort Location Map
Holiday Inn Resort Montego BayMontego Bay,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Rose Hall, Montego Bay Jamaica
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