Shaw Park Beach Hotel
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Food was bland but some dishes were pretty good.Needs repair but if you report an issue, they are on it withing like 10 mins or less...literally.Staff is genuine, fun, efficient and helpful.It is not a high end all inclusive but very good value for money.
My husband and I visited the hotel for a short day trip. We had lunch before departing on a boat to climb the falls. Although, we didn't stay over night, we were still amazed that people actually booked this place. The lunch in my opinion was not good at all (maybe to others it was good but not to us). The beach was nasty. It was brown. I'm amazed that there were some comments that referenced a nice beach. I don't understand what they saw that I didn't. The beach was disgusting. In addition, the buildings look run down. Also, the bathrooms did not have running water they day we were there. They were placing gallons of water on the sink so you could wash our hands. Toilets were also not flushing. It was gross. Running water seems to be an issue based on the reviews. I hate writing horrible reviews but this place is in need of a complete makeover. I would not book or recommend this place to anyone.
The Shaw Park Beach Hotel & Spa is a small, personable all inclusive resort a short hop outside the tourist hub of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. This is most definitely a budget hotel and this is manifested in the amenities. For my room, opening the patio doors was a workout in itself. The extractor fan in the bathroom does not work and the bathroom door is peeling as a result of the build up of condensation and yes, I had hot water for the first night of my stay but none thereafter (4 days). Other than that, the room was an acceptable place to lay ones head. From what I could surmise, this hotel seems to thrive on the throughput of day trippers and overnight guests. Long term guests seem to be at a premium. As for the entertainment there is nothing to write home about. There is a club and my one visit to the same comprised two quests on the dance floor. There was some live entertainment; a visiting karaoke impresario on two nights of my stay.All in all, the staff was pleasant as was my stay at the hotel. Yes, the amenities could be improved and the shortage of guests lessened a certain vitality that could be achieved. One strong recommendation would be an improvement in WiFi coverage. This can only be accessed in the lobby of the hotel and even then the signal was so weak one mightn't have bothered.I will stay at the Shaw Park Beach Hotel & Spa again and I would recommend it to family and friends with the caveats as referenced above.
Checked in 6/22/17 for three nights but had to check out the next morning. I was reimbursed because our complaints were obviously true and too numerous. My room was on second floor and friends were on the ground floor. The entire place including the staff, the rooms and decor are old and depressing looking. The bathrooms are too small with nowhere to hang or place anything like toiletries and no ventilation. The place was built in 1962 and appears to have not undergone any remodeling/upgrading. The food buffet is outdoors steps away from their very un-appealing beach; despite the scenery, dinner was miserable, food and music was horrible and several cats were constantly under the tables trying to get food and the staff seemed to not care. Rain started very early in the morning, it rained heavily as it had been the days before so it was unbelievable when they did not have the sense to move the breakfast buffet inside. We got soaked getting breakfast and thats when I went to the front desk to let them see me soaked and that I was not staying there another minute. Most of their clients come from employers in Kingston whose employees have to be on that side of the Island so they are not paying and therefore were not complaining. There was a large group of them who just seemed accustomed to this treatment although some did speak up agreeing with me. My party seemed to be the only foreigners. We are Jamaicans living abroad, by the way. We in Jamaica often staying in Negril and other areas of the Island so we are by no means foreigners. The first evening, I was at the bar and observed the bartender washing the drink glasses without running water, dipping them in a soapy pan and into another pan to rinse but that water was also soapy....I asked for a plastic cup for my drink. This place should not be in business!!! Any good review is a LIE!!!! Dont listen to them.
CLOSE IT DOWN, DO NOT GO, TELL YOUR FRIENDS NOT TO GO, THE PLACE IS A DISGRACE, RUN ON A SHOESTRING AND IN A STATE OF DELAPIDATIONmost of the week only 4 to 6 guests! staff did the best they could, friendly & helpful but had nothing to work with! Most days a skeleton staff of 1 or 2, hence slow service as they tried to take orders of food and run back and forth to the kitchen then take bar orders to do the same. Quoted meal times not adhered to, usually a wait of 45 minutes or longer, often menu items not available and no buffet style dining. Service very slow and portions very small. Lack of fruit and vegetables, not even a banana or orange & they both grow in abundance on the island. Desserts terrible,I paid a taxi to go off site to buy ice cream for the 6 guests! Zero entertainment any day or night. Bar drinks OK but all very cheapest brands, NO Appletons or Wray&Nephew rums, both being Jamaicas famous brands and cheap! Small sandy strip of beach but little effort made to rake seaweed each morning. Plenty of loungers as there were no guests...sensible! One good point was linen and towels lovely and white and changed daily. Bathroom extractors didnt work in any rooms. No mosquito mesh on doors to balcony so leaving door open guaranteed a plague of the biting pests. LOTS of mossies around the outdoor dining area, legs and feet bitten mercilessly. The inside dining area was not available as " not enough guests".Place needs spraying. NO entertainment any day or night and just the one CD played steel band all day every day ...apparently the owner doesn't like reggae music,(OR GUESTS!)..he just likes steel bands. I holiday in JA every year and this was my worst experience..2 of the guests had never been before and said they'd never go back..I had to tell them it was just Shaw Park, everywhere else was great. I advised Mchael the manager that I would be very honest on Trip Adviser and it would be a damning review.
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- Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily
- Welcome drink
- All drinks including wine, beer and house brands (champagne or wine by the bottle not included)
- Hot or cold towel on arrival
- Sunfish sailing
- Snorkel lesson in pool
- Introduction to scuba
- Daily activities
- Weekly manager's cocktail party
- Cooking exhibition
- Fitness centre
- Gaming room
- 94 rooms in 3 low rise buildings
- 1 A la carte restaurants (surcharge of $25 per person for Palm Room Fine Dining)
- 3 Bars
- Fitness facilities
- Tennis court
- Games room
- Internet access (fee)
- Located in the East and West wing, of the main building
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Bathroom with shower only
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Iron & ironing boards
- Max. occ. 2
- Same as above with 1 king bed or 2 double beds
- Full bathroom tub and shower
- Located in the Mermaid and Neptune wings
- Max. occ. 3
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Shaw Park Beach HotelOcho Rios,Jamaica
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Cutlass Bay, Ocho Rios Jamaica
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