Stayed at shaw park from Feb 26 to Mar 5 2013 with my wife, were picked up from Kingston airport by Karandatours who were absolutely brillant with the service. Arrived at the resort in the late evening and were checked in very quickly with a refreshing drink waiting for us. We had a standard room which was spacious and faced the beach. The room itself could needed a facelift as with the rest of the hotel, not complaining but the place was situated on a beautiful resort but could of done with repainting. There is no fridge or coffee machine in the rooms but that was not a problem for us. The bathroom was clean and the plumbing on some days was unreliable, then again something that really did not bother us, staff responded quickly and advised us of problems with the mains. Overall any issues we had were dealt with very quickly. This is not a 5 start place but the staff were absolutely brillant, William, Smiley, Conroy who all worked in the bar were great to be around. Very polite and very googd with the service they provided. They certainly had a great relationship with all the guests. The staff in the restaurant were also great, Tina, Tanya, Sonia, Miguel all made sure we were looked after. In fact all the staff including the chefs, staff at reception, the managers were very friendly and very helpfull. All rooms face the ocean and this resort is really ideal for couples looking for a relaxing holiday, that's what we wanted, just relax on the beach and by the pool and not being hassled to do anything else. That's what we got and it may not be what you want if you want a more exciting break. The food on the whole was good but I must admit that other resorts we have stayed in Antigua and St Lucia have offered more choice. It's not negative but generally the selections were not varied enough. The entertainment was not bad, it's what you generally get at all the resorts.
What made our stay great were the staff, the service and also the other guests. By the way the hotel did cater for cruise ships, people would turn up between 12:00 and 2:00 pm to eat and relax on the beach, usually in three groups with each group staying for 45 mins before the next would turn up. Was not a problem really as it just made the day more interesting, only a problem if you wanted to eat during these times.
This place is not really for the young, I think I only saw one couple with a young child. Most of the clients were couples and I would say a large percentage were over the 40 yr age group, thats probably why we enjoyed it so much. To sum it up, good resort which could do with a facelift, staff were brillant and we would defintely go back given the oppurtunity.
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- Shaw Park Beach Hotel And Spa
- Shaw Park Beach Hotel Ocho Rios
- Shaw Park Jamaica
- Shaw Park Beach Ocho Rios
- Shaw Park Hotel Jamaica
- Shaw Park Beach Hotel & Spa Jamaica/Ocho Rios