I went for a convention from September 28-30. The convention started the 29th so I arrive earlier than most other persons. I asked for a room change and was told that the rooms are already booked for persons arriving the next day. The person at the front desk has no ability to change room if it does not suit you. You have to stay in the room assign or stay somewhere else. The room itself was on the shabbier side.
I am quite sure that there was bed had bugs and to this day whenever I think about it I feel things crawling on my scalp.
Forget room service from their restaurant. No one answers the phone. The one time I got through the order was incomplete and not very good (most of my food was left uneaten). When I physically to the restaurant, I had to go into the kitchen to find someone. There menu is varied but I did not try anything else as I was put off from breakfast. Went in town and asked the locals to recommend a restaurant. KFC and Burger King close by.
Forget hot water in the showers- resign yourself to lukewarm at best.
Mandeville tends to be very cool so bring a sweater/light coat.
Cable has limited channels.
1 security that mans the gate is referred to as the 24 hour security service. Security leaves the gate when he does his rounds.
Seems that only 1 housekeeper cleans all the rooms in the off building that I was assigned. If you miss/cannot accomodate her at 9 in the morning - that is it! Your room will not be cleaned for the rest of the day.
No mini-fridge or bar in room.
To gain ice in your drinking igloo provided by the hotel, you must go to the bar - which is plied by everyone off the street.
Pros - There seem to be frequent power cuts but the hotel has a back-up generator. Situated in the town's roundabout so can walk anywhere in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on 4 acres of tropical gardens in the centre of Mandeville, one of Jamaica's fast growing towns, The Mandeville Hotel is a landmark of great Jamaican hospitality. A variety of accommodation options provide guests with the combination of a relaxing environment and the convenience of a central location. For events - weddings, groups, meetings, banquets and conferences - the Mandeville Hotel is central Jamaica's most desirable address. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mandeville Hotel Jamaica