May be it was the time of the year we stayed there! We paid premium (about $420/nt) to stay in Wild grape over the holidays. First the good: Amazing location. Wonderful view. Friendly staff. Owner was very helpful throughout the planning stage and timely answered all the questions. Gave us great directions to find the place, arriving late night. Bentley was there to greet us. We woke up to a wonderful view in the morning. Read so much about Juicy's cooking that we ordered breakfast for the first morning. I wish I took a picture of what was delivered. 2 egg scramble with bacon per person was delivered in one plate for all four of us. We even questioned, really, he used 8 eggs?? It looked half. And the 'fabulous blue mountain coffee' was very diluted dark matter.. We finally got to taste the real coffee when we went to a local coffee shop. That was the only time we ate in house. The first impressions are so important. Juicy was good with making sure checking in to see if we want anything. We had a car, so we were pretty independent, purchasing our own groceries. Most of the time when we left the property in our car, there was really no one at the door to open it for us. We had to open and close ourselves. Which is not a big deal, accept, it is so easy to enter the property through the main road, unless there is a guard there all the time. So we made sure we locked our valuables each time we left. We were sooo frustrated with the lack of water pressure. When we questioned it, we were told that west end road properties have had this problem, gets worse by the year. It is impossible to take a shower in house. We removed the shower head to help with the flow to no avail. This was a problem throughout our stay. When we were dining at Catcha Falling Star and Rock House, their water pressure was just fine in the restrooms. So they figured out a way to solve the problem (water tank may be??), if there is a problem in general. The furniture is tired. Ceiling fan in the master bedroom makes noise, and the air conditioner in the second bedroom barely cools! In the 7 nights we stayed there, our towels and bed sheets were changed only once, and that's after we pulled the sheets off..OMG! the mattress looked gross in one of the twin beds. There was no mattress cover either.. Just fitted sheet over this gross spongy material. Other furniture in the living room looked nice, but we were using outdoor seating most of the time. Refrigerator needs replacement.. It has a broken drawer, and looks to be at least 20 yrs old! We kept reminding ourselves that location makes up for the short comings, until we went to Catch Falling Star for lunch. Beautiful grounds, accommodations, run more professionally.. and cheaper rates than what we paid! I went back and forth whether to give this review a 2 or a 3 star.. At the end, I choice 3 because of nice owner/staff and location location location!! If you get a good deal, I say stay here.. But not at the levels we paid.
- Also Known As:
- Sea Grape Villas Hotel Negril