Sea Garden Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
After checking out many reviews on many all inclusives, we decided to go with the Seagarden Beach resort based on a good price and availability. This was our first time in Jamaica but have been to other carribean resorts in the past. The check in line when we arrived had a total of 4 people in it..that went very smooth. The resort itself is very unique in that it is british colonial designed. Our room had the most comfy king bed that we have stayed in, good working air conditioning, and housekeeping was on their A game. The food, we were expecting, to be that carribean spiced type found all over, but we were very surprised to find that it was anything but. This was the first time we actually looked forward to meal times, because the food was that good! The drink service was top notch as was the serving staff...they were very helpful and didn't follow a strict drink menu..anything you could think of they were willing to do mix up for you, and red stripe beer is awesome! Being a smaller resort and not a big chain one, they were eager to please, whether it was at their small private beach..frying onions for burgers..advising on excursions..or just saying good morning. They keep this place clean thats for sure! Never saw a bug on this resort. For our first time in Jamaica, i would say this little resort set the bar very high and we will for sure have a rough time to think of returning anywhere else. Well done Seagarden Beach Resort..
The staff is the best. Kind, helpful, gracious. Food delicious. Best part about the beach: lounge chairs under the palm trees, beach bar & grille. Owned by local Jamaican family.they went all-out to make Christmas wonderful.
The good:- Service at this Jamaican-owned hotel was excellent - I had only minor quibbles with service - called for extra pillows and an hour and a half later they hadn't shown up, had to get them ourselves from the desk (in a plastic laundry bag no less)- The room was a nice size and clean, having a keyed safe felt more secure than the electronic locking ones.- The beach is nice but fairly small as far as where the majority of the seating is. Good mix of sun and shade though, and staff are more than happy to set you up with a cushion for your chair and a towel. There is a second beach as well which has a much more gradual entree into the water and is much, much quieter, but no chairs on the sand.Average:- The food was just average, really hit or miss. More local foods or juices would be nice, breakfast was pretty bad with the exception of the omelette bar, and the line for that can get crazy long. Skip the burgers at the beach side bar (disgusting hard chunks of inedible...something?) and only eat the fries. - Decor was just average. Sturdy furniture but maintenance was sloppy - wood peeling off of the bottom of the bathroom door from excess moisture in the bathroom, carpets torn on the stairs, etc.- The bars were fine, bartenders friendly and there was not a prix fixe menu which was nice, but they close at weird times and it was hard to find a place to spend time with friends to drink and talk. Fled the too-noisy beach bar for the piano bar, bartender let us stay about 20 minutes before he closed and told us to go to the bar by the pool, so we did and were there 20 minutes before he was closing and we were told to go to the too-loud disco where we couldn't hear each other. For as many staff as they have it seemed a shame to to keep two places open at all times to give guests a choice. - No one was in the pool during the several days we were there and we finally figured out why - it was freezing! The pool gets a lot of shade during the day, so was inadequately heated. Too bad - it would have made for a quiet swim. The bad:- I paid for the "Deluxe Ocean View" room, which was really a waste of $. It was nice if we sat on the balcony, but when in the room might as well not have been there. The curtains on the door windows cannot be opened, which means the only way to see the view from inside the room is to leave the door open, letting in lots of bugs. (Note that all the room photos on the website that show the balcony are pictured with the doors open/hidden - that isn't a sliding glass door.)- Dinner moved around to different parts of the property each night, but included the fairly hazardous seating near the pool. Fine for adults, unless they fall on the 1 foot gutter that runs all around the outside and is the same color as the surrounding pavement. Easy to miss in the dark and crowded area.- The entertainment crew was enthusiastic but maybe suffered too much pressure from their bosses to get people to participate. At one point one of the guys actually *woke my friend up* who was sleeping in a lounge chair on the beach to try to get her to come play a drinking game at the bar. After her husband told him not to! Furthermore, the music was not what one could call "family friendly" - lots of sex and booty and drinking at all times of the day - which wasn't a problem for us but I could see offending some guests. It was also way too loud and at one point made us flee for a different, quieter beach. Good to know: I cant recommend this for someone in a wheelchair, or who couldn't take stairs. There were lots of stairs, even to the many alcoves tucked in everywhere. The elevator is painfully slow, tiny, and stopped working while we were there. Glad we could climb the several stories for our room!Light sleepers might also want to bring ear plugs if you are facing the water - noise from what sounded like drag-racing motorcycles went on all night long in the road between the hotel and the beach. Not the hotel's fault of course.
This was our first time coming to Jamaica. The resort customer service was great. We had a nice pool view. The room and bathroom was clean. The private beach was clean with a beautiful view and the beach snack bar was delicious. The food was in the main area and the manager Nicholas was awesome ! He was very considerate and attentive. The server Aneicia was phenomenal. They made my wife feel very special for her birthday. The hotel manager Tricia Ann was very pleasant and made sure our stay was very relaxing. I love this place and the hotel location is perfect in Montego Bay!
to start with pool was closed was guaranteed it would be open2 days after arriving it was not opened till 12 pm day before we left 6 days later; No kids club or no activities for Kids again was told it would be included.The Beach area is nice although the bar and food mediocre, needs lots of improvement. Beach chairs dirty broken definitely all need to be replaced. Burger , hot dog Jerk chicken or pork same fare every day for lunch at beach bar.All rooms are outdated paid for upgrade to 1 bedroom suite, was told chair in public hallway was the living room definitely not a 1 bedroom suite!!!If you get a room facing the ocean on main street BEWARE it is incredibly NOISY Partying across the street and down the road is a local bar this a main road locals drag race on all night sometimes to 3 am car alarms going off all night. Need a crossing guard at all times of day because of traffic.The food although ok was limited mostly same version every night some kind of pasta, curried goat , oxtail stew, fried chicken wings.We did have entertainment 2 nights , pretty sure Bingo and movie night is not entertainment what the Bob Marley movie for kids!!! Theme night dinners were somewhat better.Staff for the most part did try but working with a very limited budget I would suspect.Something needs to be done about that road for sure although it is public or no one will get any sleep and something has to be done about the limited food choices.This could be a nice hotel needs lots of improvements
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner (daily)
- Unlimited domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Concierge service
- Disco (admission, drinks included)
- Evening entertainment (twice/week)
- Non-motorized water sports (selected)
- 150 rooms
- 2 pools (including 1 for kids)
- Beach club
- 1 restaurant
- 3 bars
- Live music
- Spa (fee)
- Motorized water sports (fee)
- WiFi available in : Lobby, Pool area, Rooms
- Gift shop
- 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds
- Individual air-conditioning
- Run of the house View
- Balcony or terrace
- Cable TV
- Full bathroom
- Hairdryer (on request)
- Iron & ironing board (on request)
- 110/120 volts
- Up to 4 people : Maximum 3 adults, Maximum 2 children
Resort Location Map
Sea Garden Beach ResortMontego Bay,Jamaica
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8 Kent Ave, Montego Bay Jamaica
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