Shaw Park Beach Hotel
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Stopped here for lunch during a shore excursion with Royal Caribbean. The food was average and the hotel itself looked like it was falling apart. Beautiful location and polite staff, but I won't ever go again.
Unless major renovations take place I would not suggest that anyone stay here. Shower, beds, furniture is old and in need of an update. The wifi signal is very weak so forget trying to get onto the internet. I had to walk around and find strategic locations to find a signal strong enough every time I wanted to access the internet.This hotel is not close to the city center of Ocho Rios. Their website says 2 miles. Two miles along a road without a pedestrian walkway and with cars zooming by is a long and unsafe road to walk. Taxis cost $20 US per ride every time you wish to leave the hotel and $20 to return. It's an all inclusive so meals are included, but we found the food unappetizing, and badly prepared, so we didn't enjoy eating it, and of course eating out costs $40 just for the taxi ride into the city center. I can understand paying a lot for an all-inclusive luxury hotel that offers entertainment, food, a pool and beautiful white sandy beaches. But that does not describe this hotel. The hotel is right on the beach but the water is dark brown, unkept and uninviting and lacks all of the basic amenities of even a 3 star hotel.For a lot less money we got something much nicer right in the heart of Ocho Rios. And, for the same amount of money I could have stayed in a hotel that was much nicer.I stayed 2 nights, paid the penalty and spent the rest of my vacation in a hotel with more space, closer access to great food and walking distance to the local shops and restaurants.Just like to say that despite the poor accommodations the staff is friendly, wonderful and they go out of their way to help and assist you.
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.
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).
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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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 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
Weddings - Wedding package is available. Please inquire for details.
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.
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Shaw Park Beach HotelOcho Rios,Jamaica
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Cutlass Bay, Ocho Rios Jamaica
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