We stayed at Beaches Boscobel for 2 weeks 14th-28th May 2008 and after reading the reviews on here we were a bit worried about what the hotel was going to be like. We found that it had good points and bad and I can see what people are saying with their complaints but overall we found it to be generally above average with an absolutely brilliant kids camp. We travelled with a 6 month old baby and he loved it.
1. The kids camp ladies are brilliant with babies and similarly the evening babysitting is just as good.
2. Concierge are excellent, they were very quick at seeing to any of our requests.
3. The food in the Venetian, Arizonas and Eleanors is very good.
4. The staff are the friendliest we have experienced in any of the other Sandals/Beaches we have been to.
5. The rooms are very spacious.
6. The resort is very stroller/buggy friendly.
1. There is only luke warm water in the rooms, not ideal for bathing a baby and not very comfortable in general. We complained a number of times but it got to a maximum of warm when it was fixed but went back to luke warm the next day.
2. Bathrooms are not very clean.
3. The hotel gets very busy on weekends so eat early or make sure you have a reservation made through the Concierge otherwise you could have a bit of a wait on your hands. Similarly with sunbeds during the day, you need to get one earlyish at the weekend.
4. The food in the buffet is terrible for lunch and dinner (ok for breakfast though). It seemed ok for kids though, pretty standard stuff but the other food was bad.
If you stay at this resort, try and go for a room in the Concierge categories as they seemed a lot nicer and bigger, the rooms with the decked patios looking out to the sea were very nice. It also entitles you to reserve restaurants which is very useful at busy times.
If you cannot tolerate massive amounts of Sesame Street then don't go to this resort as it is everywhere. Its great for the kids but towards the end of the 2 weeks we were starting to feel like we needed a break from it.
One last thing to watch out for, the areas of the resort that have been painted yellow are extremely slippy when wet. They were repainting it when we were there, who knows why, if they had stripped the old paint off it would have been much safer. The route up to the kids camp is surrounded by the yellow paint so take care in that area. The tiled stairways are also slippy when wet but they were installing handrails when we were there so thats made it safer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •Minutes away from the newly renovated Ian Fleming International Airport•Kids Camp with certified nannies to pamper the kids •Supervised Xbox® Play Lounge with flat screen plasma TV’s•Kids can enjoy fun and games with Elmo & friends in our Sesame Street Caribbean Adventure•Adults-only El Dorado bar located on a terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea •A state of the art “Liquid by Beaches” Disco •Pirates Island Water Park offering eleven slides for all ages•Voted Beaches Resorts ‘World’s Leading Family All-Inclusive’ 14 years in a row ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club Hotel Boscobel
- Beaches Boscobel Resort And Golf Club
- Beaches Boscobel Hotel
- Beaches Boscobel Ocho Rios
- Beaches Ocho Rios