I did my first review of Liguanea Club a year ago, after coming across the hotel I was curious to check it out as I had been pass there a million times but had no idea that it was also a hotel. After my first visit, I have returned back a few times. My first visit was April 2012, followed by June 2012, November 2012 and my last visit this month April 2013. I have now stayed in all the different types of rooms that they have, The suite, The tennis court and the main room. I have also now eaten at their restaurant and feel that I can give a more helpful review, as I also depend on Tripadvisor for honest reviews.
If you are wondering what kind of room you should get, or need here are a few things that I have learned.
The suites: Are almost a mini apartment, they offer maxim privacy and are located in the far end of the complex. They come with a small refrigerator and microwave. The bedroom also has a door, if you need to divide the space from the living room area. ( Great if you happen to have another person staying with you.
The tennis court: These rooms overlook the huge tennis court and are very spacious, they DO NOT come with a refrigerator or microwave but I found the space to be more roomy than the suite and the bathroom was also a lot bigger.
The main room: I would say this room would be good for a female that is traveling alone, or someone that would like to have a sense of security and feeling more safe. You enter the rooms through the front desk area, so if you are the worried time this may be the room for you. Again they DO NOT come with a refrigerator or microwave, as you will only find this in the suites. However all rooms come with a small cooler for ice or water and a few glasses. I can not tell you if you can get ice from the staff, as I have never asked. The rooms in the main room are the smallest out of the rest but offer a lot of closet space. The bathroom was set up a little different, it has a sliding glass wrap around door and also had a balcony. The balcony was a lot smaller but serves the propose, when looking outside from the balcony you will see the basketball court, playground, pool and the dinning area. You will also be able to see some of the other hotels as Liguanea Club is only a stone throw away from Wyndham, Pegasus and Courtleigh.
I noticed online that it states you receive a free breakfast, I don't know if this is something new or not so during my last visit I had breakfast. The Free breakfast covers $500 JA and everything of the menu is $500 or less so really the only thing you would have to cover would be for juice ($200 JA) or if you were to get extra's added to the meal. I most be honest by saying that the food was just ok, edible but nothing award winning. The service was wonderful and it was great to eat outside and enjoy the scenery.
My last visit April 2013 was the first and only time that I could find anything negative to say about Liguanea and this is why I voted 4 and not 5 as I did on my last review. One reviewer made a comment about loud music, we had that issue on Saturday night but In no way do i blame the hotel for that because the music was not being played on the grounds. As we were out and about that music was coming from a club or bar and although the music was not extremely loud, the bass makes the music amplify and yes it was a little disrupting. Liguanea Club has no control over that, so I will not hold that against them.
I was surprised how unprofessional the ladies were at the front desk. Again this is a first for me because every other time I have came there, the gentleman that assisted me was very friendly and courteous However as I walked to the front desk, I was not greeted or even acknowledged not even a simple head nod meanwhile. As I stood there for 5-10 minutes she continued her personal phone call full of sus *gossiping* to a friend about personal stuff. She finally end her call with I guess I'm coming off the phone now so I will text you back on the Whats App.
If this was a hotel that I had never stayed at, I would have walked out and left but because I really like Liguanea , It was not a deal breaker for me. Moving forward to checkout, this is another female working at the front desk and she too was all about the passa passa, no care that I wanted to check out. After giving her my key I did not hear a single word, No thank You, Have a great day, I guess she was eager to finish her sus.
All the other staff members were great and friendly, The waiters and waitresses, maids and security guards.
Again Liguanea Club is in New Kingston, so you won't find any problems finding entertainment, relaxation or a meal. Here are a few of places to eat that are walking distance KFC, Burger King, Juici Patties, Pizza Hut, Island Grill and although Yao Chinese had a bad write up in the paper, I must say that their food is good, portions were large and the price was reasonable.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.