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Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Rose Hall Main Road | Little River, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Rose Hall
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“Nice place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The hotel staff were great as were the grounds, the pool area, and the beach was really nice. The food was better than I expected! The "Star" staff really work hard for everyone to have a good time. Our only complaint was the musty smell in our room. I think we were in the oldest part of the building. They did provide us with a dehumidifer right away, but it never really helped. They did let us look at another room, but it was in the same section and smelled the same way. But as we said, it was a great time, good food and friendly atmosphere. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SantoValdez, Quality Manager - Iberostar Jamaica at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the Management and all our staff members, we would like to extend to your our sincerest gratitude for your kind words in regards to your vacation at our hotel IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Beach.
It is truly a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the friendliness and warm Jamaican hospitality of our staff; we are aware that it is only because of them that we are able to achieve our goal and the continuous improvement of our services.

In regards to the smell inside your room, we sincerely apologize and we will be bringing it to the attention of the housekeeping manager.

Once again, thank you for sharing you feed back with us. We thank you for all your wonderful comments towards our hotel, staffing, rooms, beach and most outstanding our warm hospitality and services we extend to you. We do anticipate your return once more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was our first time staying at this hotel in Jamaica. We have been 7 other times and have stayed at other hotels. Loved the infinity pool looking over the ocean.Pool was very clean. All the staff were super friendly. Our room was nice over looking the ocean. Very clean , no bugs. Maid did an excellent job, i do tip $5.00 a night. Always stayed very cool. Being a vegetarian had no problem finding something to eat. We always eat at the buffets. Food was good. Bar staff was great. Ocean was very clean and very blue. We usually sit by the pool. Chairs do go quick, but i like to get up early. We wish there had been a bar to sit outside at night and maybe a live band at night. The evenings are so pretty. The pirate beach party was fun. all in all we enjoyed the hotel. Please feed the kitties. They are so sweet. They hang out by both restuarants. I would definitly go back to this hotel and you should ignore the bad comments that i read before i went. You can contact me with any questions.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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SantoValdez, Quality Manager - Iberostar Jamaica at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to send us this pleasant message.
On behalf the Management and all the staff of the IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Beach I would like to send you my warmest appreciations for choosing to be guests here and for all your compliments. We realize that there is a myriad of other resorts for you to choose from and we are deeply glad and grateful because your choice was to spend your special vacation at our resort. We are pleased to understand from your comments that you have had a memorable experience.

We are also grateful that you are impressed by our housekeeping department and the wide variety of drink you have tried as well as the lovely view of the infinity pool looking over the ocean. I will pass on your comments to the Manager of each department, so they can pass it to the staff. The best reward that we can give for all the hard work our employees do, is to give all these compliments so they know that they are in the right path and keep with the hard work. We are confident that we will be seeing you and your family soon at our resort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Overall, not a bad place as far as all-inclusives go. The grounds, pool and beach area are nice. The rooms are nothing special but ar nice and clean. Balconies could be better but are fine. The food is good and there is a nice selection. The staff are very friendly, helpful, and hard working. The "stars" are fun and involved and I would recommend doing some of the activities and shows to get the most out of your experience. Unfortunately, the ocean there is not nice being cloudy and not very picturesque.
If you like all inclusive resorts its fine. Personally, if you really want to experience the beauty and adventure of Jamaica- go elsewhere. Spent our first 5 days in Portland, Jamaica which was amazing.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SantoValdez, Quality Manager - Iberostar Jamaica at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you had a great vacation here with us and that you and your family had an extraordinary experience here at IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Beach. It is through communications of this nature that we are able to assess, maintain and deliver the level of service expected from our Hotel. We are delighted that our staff left a positive impression on your group; we will certainly pass this on to them, as gratitude and compliments show appreciation for a job well done.

Our Guest is our number one priority and we are always available to assist in every way. We are delighted that you had a grand time.
Thank you for your recommendation to other travellers, and we do hope that you will return to any one of our many resorts with varied offerings in a variety of countries.


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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We found the hotel staff to be wonderful. From the front desk to waiters to bartenders and beach staff. Everyone worked very hard to make you feel welcome. It was great to see so many local Jamaicans working in most positions.
Our room was spacious and clean with a great view of the pool and beach beyond. (worth the extra cost for an Ocean view room 2405). The décor is a bit dated for sure and there were a few minor things wrong but it did not bother us.
The restaurants and buffet were very good. Variety and quality of food was good. The system for making reservations at al a carte restaurants is ridiculous. Being forced to stand in line for an hour on your vacation was not appreciated.
Lots of activity available on the beach and pool areas. Very kid friendly even though we did not have kids with us, this was obvious.

We were on a Sunwing vacation package. The hotel and transfers etc. where very good. THe same could not be said for the flight down and back. This appears to be a poorly run airline that can't seem to keep to any type of schedule. Seating is cramped and going down flight crew were very rude. This could have had something to do with a number of intoxicated passengers. Anyway not a pleasant experience!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SantoValdez, Quality Manager - Iberostar Jamaica at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

It was certainly our pleasure to host you and all your friends and family here. All the managers and staff thank you for choosing our resort and are delighted that you took the time to share with us your stay experience. We also appreciate that past reviews on this medium was able to assist you in making a decision to stay here and I am certain your review will assist other readers as well.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the services of our staff, as we do recognize that they are one of our greatest assets. Your words of encouragement will be given to them so that they will know they all did a great job. Thank you as well for highlighting your tour , and the many fun filled activities at the resort and sharing the uniqueness of Jamaica with other readers as well as the fact that you enjoyed it.

It was encouraging to be commended on our friendly and genuinely warm service. We will definitely be considering the situation regarding the line for the a la carte restaurants reservation, we therefore apologize for such and we will work assiduously with our Information Technology Department to see how best we can get the restaurant booking system operate at a faster momentum.
We hope you come again soon as it would be our pleasure to serve you again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My only advice is to go through a travel agent and stay ontop of everything! The place is beautiful, the rooms are hot and musty. They have plenty of rules. The resturants are always booked and the food is just ok.. we had a good time but I've read the bad reviews and I can see how we could have had those experiences too.. we got lucky I guess.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SantoValdez, Quality Manager - Iberostar Jamaica at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

It was certainly our pleasure to host you and all your friends and family here. All the managers and staff thank you for choosing our resort and are delighted that you took the time to share with us your stay experience.
Our aim here at the Iberostar Beach Rose Hall is to ensure that all guests leave satisfied.

As it relates to the hot and musty room, we apologize for such situation. The AC inside each room is set on a timer which has a sensor that will come on once someone is inside the room. We look forward to serving you again and showing you our usual discerning standards.

While we do cater to a variety of guests with varying and discerning tastes, we intend to provide an ambiance as well as services and amenities that will leave all our guests satisfied. We recognize however that you were pleased with our general service and with this in mind we are flattered that you have recommended our resort and we are definitely looking forward to welcoming you and your family back to our resort for another great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I have been meaning to write a review on this hotel experience for awhile, but don't take it as us not enjoying every single moment at this hotel! We went here in April 2011 and have been raving since about our experience, especially after going to the Hilton in Montego Bay last year. The comparison of the two in terms of beach isn't even fair. The Iberostar has an excellent beach with great water rafts to enjoy and the pools and pool bar areas were great. There were minimal kids there which was also a bonus for us. The shows at the Calypso were great and the al la carte restaurants were unique and luxurious. The hotel was overall a very romantic experience where we would enjoy a night cap in the lobby each night as the piano played in their well decorated seating area. I still reminisce about those evenings! The grounds were great and the way the outdoor pool simply looks out over the water in a way where the pool seems to run into the ocean is breathtaking.

We had a beach front room and I suggest it highly, looking out each morning as we got ready for the day was grand.

You won't be disappointed, enjoy this location where the waves are small enough to do yoga in the ocean each day and not feel the harsher winds blowing as you do closer to the airport... Have fun!

This year we aren't making it back as we did a kid event at Animal Kingdom Lodge and are taking a 4 day adventure instead at the Ritz in Grand Cayman... But we will get back !!!

Room Tip: Beach front is amazing!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SantoValdez, Quality Manager - Iberostar Jamaica at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the Management and all our staff members, we would like to extend to your our sincerest gratitude for your positive comments in regards to your vacation at our hotel IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Beach. We are excited that you have enjoyed our Entertainment and the beautiful white sand Beach with great water rafts as well as the pool and the pool bar areas which you had a fantastic time. We are also delighted that the show at the Calypso theatre was a fabulous one . We are thrilled to know that you visited our a la carte restaurants which you found unique and luxurious.

It wonderful for us to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated the friendliness and warm Jamaican hospitality of our staff as well as the overall romantic experience; we are aware that it is only because of them that we are able to achieve our goal and the continuous improvement of our services. I will advise the respective departments of your kind words so that they can pass them on to their staff.

Looking forward to welcoming you back with us real soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed over March break (Mar 9-16) and had a wonderful wedding on Tuesday March 12. We had chosen this hotel in part due to reviews on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. We were a group of 17 (12 adults and 5 kids) and everyone enjoyed the stay. Even though the hotel was at capacity we had no problem finding a chaise by the pool or in a shady spot on the beach. Staff were almost always friendly and accomodating. We enjoyed three a la carte dinners, trying out all the restaurants and our favorite was Uncle Tony's steakhouse. The food was good but the show a bit cheesy at the Japanese restaurant and the Cajun was just OK. Food at the buffet was generally excellent and plentiful. The kids loved the endless nachos and jerk chicken at Uncle Tony's during the day - a great place to chill out during a day at the beach.

We had an oceanfront jr suite which had an incredible view and we fell asleep every night to the sound of the waves hitting the beach. The room was nice, but linens were just ok and some of the fixtures in the bathroom needed attention. The minibar was restocked regularly, but I would have preferred Red Stripe to Caribe or Presidente... Others in our party had rooms facing the east wall of the property, beyond which there is a shanty town where they often have a fire burning, so the smoke drifts over the hotel property. Others found the rooster crowing at 4:00 am to be a nusiance and some road noise with the rooms facing the road.

We did an excusion to Dunn's River and Mystic Mountain with JTL tours booked through the hotel as well as snorkeling and parasailing, all of which were great, but not cheap. Golf likewise was excellent, with Cinnamon Hill and White Witch only 10 minutes away, but again not cheap at $170/round plus caddie fees of $20/bag.

Shopping in the hotel is ok, we did head over to the Suites and Grand for shopping... That was fine, but prices were generally higher than the new shops at the airport so plan accordingly. it is true that guest of the Grande (adults only) and Suites (has the kids waterpark) get the run of the house, but guests of the Beach only get the Beach facilities, but we fine with that.

Perhaps it was due to our wedding, but we felt that the customer service was excellent, especially at the bars and restaurants. The Star friends were good for a laugh and you could do as much or as little as you liked with them.

Overall, we had a magical time for our first visit to Jamaica, and I have the feeling it won't be our last...

Room Tip: It is worth it to upgrade to an oceanview or oceanfront suite. Avoid the east and south side of the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SantoValdez, Quality Manager - Iberostar Jamaica at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is always a pleasure to receive such detailed reviews from our guests, and on behalf of all the managers and team members here at the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, we would like to express our most sincere gratitude to you for taking the time to share your review. When we receive such detailed comments we are made aware that we are on the right path in achieving total guest satisfaction.

For the situations you have highlighted in regards to the Japanese Restaurant, I will certainly let the Executive Chef know so that this can be addressed, however beyond such circumstances we’re pleased to know that you and your family adored the food we serve, as you mention the Buffet, Steakhouse and Cajun Restaurant. Our goal is to served nothing but the best, as we certainly endeavor to offer all our guests a comfortable and relaxing vacation.

It is certainly delightful to hear you mentioned your room and relaxing atmosphere as being major cause for satisfaction, we therefore apologies for the circumstances you encountered with your bathroom and thanks for bringing it to our attention and for the smoke coming from the Shanty town, which is a Local craft market we will definitely alert the local authorities so that they can deal with this situation, however we don’t normally get complaints about smokes coming from that area but we will conduct an investigation to see what was the cause. The department (Star friends) you had mentioned here will also receive your kind words, so that they are motivated to keep up the good work.

Once again thank you for using this medium to communicate your stay with us, and we look forward to hosting you soon in the near future for a more relaxing vacation experience.


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Address: Rose Hall Main Road | Little River, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay > Rose Hall
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Rose Hall
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rose Hall
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Rose Hall
#4 Family Hotel in Rose Hall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 366
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This new 5-star- hotel is located in beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica. Directly on the beach. Elegant colonial design. Water sports galore. Scuba diving. 3 specialty restaurants. ... more   less 
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