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“Small boutique hotel near Mo bay airport” 3 of 5 stars
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Coyaba Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   A1 | Rose Hall Main Road, Montego Bay 000, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #17 of 64 Hotels in Montego Bay
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BELGIUM
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Small boutique hotel near Mo bay airport”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Just back from a week stay at Coyaba Beach
Some mixed feelings about this hotel!
Location
+ private, near to the airport
- next to main road A1 , quite some noise of the traffic, even on the beach!
- need a rental car or taxi to go anywhere
Beach
+ private , very less waves due to reef in front of the hotel
- not a nice sea to swim , saw not much people swimiming in
- MOSQUITOS and sand flies bite you all over
Rooms
+ good bed, very clean
- small bathroom , very hot when you take a shower because the airco is only working in the room
- safe with a key you have to take care off
Food
+ breakfast ok, lots a la carte choise
+ lunch at the pool area ok for a pizza or a burger , jerk chicken or a grilled fish but not everyday the same quality on preparing
+ diner , as a real Belgian -foodie some mixed ideas, Sometimes had a nice plate but also several times lesser and cold food. Quite certain lot is prepared in advance so if you come later ( after 8 oclock) you have the chance your food is not warm anymore or juicy anymore ( chicken, shrimps...)
Red wine should also be served much colder. Bottles of the house wine are put on the bar instead of cooled somewhere. So the wine takes the temperature of the environment which is at least 10° C too much for red wine.
Pool
clean but small
Staff
not all that friendly and quite visable who of the guests were tipping
General
didn't had the feeling that I was in Jamaica in the hotel due to the location
Went for a 2 day trip to Negril where you have a splendid beach with crystal blue water and seeing Jamaica passing in front of your beachchair (vendors , rasta's...)
If you're looking for a beachfront small boutique hotel, satisfied with a swim in the pool and going after diner directly to your room this hotel will please
you!!!

Room Tip: Block 3 is the best block to avoid road noise. If you don't like stairs try to get a room at gro...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas/Ft. Worth
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73 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Finally! A charming, good-quality, friendly, non-cheesy resort in Jamaica with decent food and security. I like it!

Coyaba has an updated classic plantation decor that is both attractive and tasteful. It is a small boutique hotel with only three small three-story buildings. I really appreciate that the facility is not only gated, but also has a security guard that actually screens who enters the resort. The gates are not opened to vehicles without a visual occupancy check. For all its positives, security is important in this country.

The staff were not only friendly, but helpful and genuine. Smiley too. They seemed to like each other and the guests. I had the opportunity to meet the resort manager at a reception, and I found him both engaged and invested in the comfort of his guests.

The Coyaba is a solid four-star quality hotel with a friendly staff. A nice place to call home while you are on vacation.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

My wife and I went to Coyaba for our honeymoon....what a fantastic resort. The staff was fantastic, the room was amazing and food was great. Without a doubt this was the most relaxing vacation I've ever had. I will say do go here if it's night life you're looking, it's not that type of resort and you will be disapointed if that's what you are looking for. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed ten days in this hotel near Montego Bay in Jamaica. Without any doubt, this is one of the very best hotels we've ever had. The buildings are beautiful, the interior design is a refined 'colonial style', there are many plants and flowers between the buildings which are beautiful and well kept. The staff is very friendly and cooperative. At the back of the hotel is a beautiful and very clean private beach (a magnificent sight!), with possibilities to do water sports (snorkeling, canoe paddling, water biking etc.). The rooms are spacious and very clean. The hotel has other facilities like (2) bars, a shop, spa etc. The hotel only has 50 rooms - which makes it an ideal place for people who prefer rest and tranquility (although there are social activities, but these are never too noisy and never at night). Last but not least (and this is one of the most important merits), the food is really excellent and varied (both Jamaican and 'fusion' kitchen). Not only the evening meals, but also the snacks for lunch and the breakfast are exquisite. It's a pity that beautiful Jamaica and this hotel are so far (we live in Belgium), otherwise we would become regular visitors (who knows, we might go back in some years...). From the hotel, you can make many interesting excursions. In short: we highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: (we did not use the 'spa' so we cannot rate it). We think the best rooms are at the back of...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Redmond, Washington
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Our vacation requirements are simple: value, natural beauty, rest, navel gazing, sun, quiet beach, good and healthy food, rum punch and red stripe, exercise, clean facilities, quiet and pleasant guests and a friendly and helpful staff.

We spent seven nights at the Coyaba under the all inclusive plan, and found the experience to exceed our expectations.

Of note:

The beach - While small, it was never crowded allowing for lot's of personal space. The beach is also alive with small crabs and fish. One morning I spotted a small mantis a few feet away from shore. We were even able to walk about a 1/4 mile through the water out to the natural reef that protects the bay.

The food - Being of Jamaican descent I can say that the Jamaican dishes were generally good. I particularly enjoyed the Callaloo and had it daily! The ginger cole slaw was also quite tasty.

The vibe - Very low key and relaxed but with a strong customer focus.

Room Tip: Building 300 has the best views
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Superb location, just ten minutes from the airport. They advertise three restaurants / bars. Main restaurant is great for breakfast, service is a bit flakey for dinner.

Main problem from a business standpoint - reliable wireless Internet access is only available in the hotel lobby. There is usually a gathering of users in the lobby area - computers, tablets, smartphones, etc.

Would I go there again - absolutely for a vacation. From a business standpoint or combined vacation / business perspective...

No comment on management or management style. Staff seems to have a genuine interest.

Room Tip: There are three buildings. Building '3' is preferred if beachfront is important
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

for what it is (a small hotel surrounded by giant all inclusive resorts) it's an absolute gem!

The food is top notch, (with stuff like free afternoon tea and managers cocktails once a week). the location is cracking and the staff are wonderful (once you get past the Jamaican 'charm' shall we say - they can come across as quite blunt but that's just how all Jamaicans are).

I recommend getting a cab down to Scotchies Jerk Shack - it's quite possibly the best jerk I've ever eaten and it's cheap as hell!

Room Tip: There's only one block with a sea view I think - but the rooms in the main building (the old Col...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: A1 | Rose Hall Main Road, Montego Bay 000, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
#6 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
#9 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#9 Family Hotel in Montego Bay
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#16 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Coyaba Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coyaba Beach Resort is an intimate seaside hideaway directly on a private, calm beach. The resort offers 50 guestrooms, three restaurants, watersports, fitness, tennis, spa services, and the service & quality of a small luxury hotel. All rooms feature A/C, TV & VCR, private balcony, CD-radio, coffeemaker, hairdryer, mahogany furnishings, and choice of king bed or two doubles. Connecting rooms for families and handicap facilities available. Experience true Caribbean hospitality in an elegant beachfront setting. ... more   less 
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