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“Resort overal was pretty nice” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   The Point, Lucea, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lucea
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“Resort overal was pretty nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

Although we went during the rainy season, our stay overall was very comfortable. Our room was decent and clean. There was some imperfections like small cracks around the shower. The kingsize bed was soft but i like a soft mattress. My boyfriend on the otherhand prefers a firm mattress so he was not entirely pleased. The downside of it all was that the rain had knocked down the cable TV wires and we had no TV reception for 24 hours.

The pool was awesome! But beware of bee's around the swim up bar. There were more than enough lounge chairs to go around. The beach was nice but you would see a few cigarette butts in the sand.

For breakfast/lunch, they only opened up the buffets and they served the same things every day with the exception of lunch (there were a few new selections). The Jerk Chicken Hut is a MUST for lunch. We went there for 2 lunches and were very satisfied both times. For dinner, we went to the a la carte restaurant. My favorite was the steakhouse. The service was great and my steak was cooked to perfection. My least favorite was the Creole restaurant because the food was overcook and tough ( i ordered the conch). There is a sports bar/grill open 24 hours for late night snacking and food there is not bad.

As for the Bars, there is one up in the middle on the 2nd floor called Infinity bar. The bartender there makes and AWESOME pina colada and malibu baybreeze. I probably spend the most time there =)

All in all, this place was worth it and i wished I could've stayed and extra day there.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lucea, Hanover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

Grand Palladium was great experience for me......Travelling to other hotels in the world I find it quite relaxing, funfilled, exciting and the warm faces of the workers was so adorable......Travelling with the JUTA Taxi drivers was so warm and informative. These drivers I surely would recommend to anyone staying at that hotel........The vehicles were so immaculately kept and the drivers whom I drove with are quite experienced.........Sure recommendation

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

Hotel pool beautiful. Rooms were very nice and good sized. Buffets were good, but not lavish. We dined in 3 of the ala carte restaurants and 2 out of 3 were excellent - the creole one great. Service at Bubba's needed to be improved. Did not receive food in a timely manner. Staff very enthusiastic and friendly. Night time shows presented by staff were very enjoyable. Disappointed in beach. The brochure picture made it look much larger than it reallly was. Be careful on scheduling outside activities. We arranged a short trip to Negril with one of the tour ladies set up in the lobby. Our tour driver for my husband and I to Negril left us at a Margarita Beach Spot and did not return in 2 hours (which was supposed to be one half hour. We had to pay someone else to take us bach to the Palladium. The hotel did refund our money. Just remember to get the driver's name - we forgot to do that and had no record.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

My wife and I went on an all inclusive vacation to mexico for our honeymoon a year ago and we were so impressed with everything so we went into this vacation with high expectations, some met or exceeded and some fell short. Starting with the pros, we both loved how there were so many restaurant choices, every night we got to taste something different. We loved all the activities that were included: snorkeling, catamaran, paddle boats, kayak. The beaches were clean and beatiful although some beaches had a lot of shallow coral which made swimming difficult. The resort was only 30 mins from the montego bay airport. Now with the cons. The service is less than stellar. I was constantly made to feel that I was inconveniencing the staff. It was in stark contrast to the service we experienced in Mexico. The resort is enormous and it really made getting from our room to our preferred beach difficult. One half of the resort had too many college spring breakers while the other half was the more laid back side. We quickly found that we enjoyed the laid back side. The AC in the room was broken. I had trouble sleeping every night because it was about 80 degrees while I had the thermostat set to 50. The bathroom was dirty and in disrepair. Our jacuzzi tub was dirty with hairballs. Our shower was broken. The toilet was half clinging to the wall and tiny. Overall, I would only recommend the vacation for the price we paid: $1700 for 5 nights for 2 people. Anymore than that, I'd have a hard time agreeing to.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgeville, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

We booked this trip to celebrate one of our daughter's graduation. We have four children ranging in age from 11 to 22. They all had a terrific time! My parent's also went along and even though there is a lot of walking they did not mind, or if they did they just called for a pick up and someone was there quickly to take you where you wanted to go.

We had some problems upon check in with rooms and lack of air conditioning, but it was taken care of promptly and they made sure we were satisfied. Rooms are spacious and mini fridge is restocked daily which is very nice. Always keep your spare room key in slot by door this keeps your air running while you are gone or else it gets hot! Housekeeping did wonderful making great designs in your room to look forward to everyday.

Even though it is all inclusive, take a lot of one dollar bills with you, everyone expects a tip! You will quicker bar service also. And as for the bars, purchase an insulated mug before you leave and use it there. It will pay off not to make so many runs to the bar and your drink will stay cold. This is a must!

The entertainment staff at the activity center by the main pool is without a doubt tthe best we have ever had on a vacation! They are hiliarious, friendly, and extremely nice. If you don't have a good time with them it's your loss. We loved them all, Happy Feet, Smurf, 007, Blaze, Avatar, Smiley, Superman, Tweety and Panther!

Food is good, not spectacular, but we never went hungry. Some of the waitstaff is friendly some not. We like Dwayne in the Main Buffet. And Andrea and Lawrence at the main pool bar. The bartenders at the swim up bar were not so nice. We never had any one approach any of us to buy weed so not a problem. Would recommend going to Negril and rent the van for yourself instead of on a tour. Cost was cheap and driver, Michael was a wonderful "tour guide" to have on the way. We went shopping in Negril and then to Rick's Cafe to watch and do the cliff diving, which was fun and amazing.

Great place, for a great price!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Long Island City, New York
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

my friends and i stayed here for 5 days and 4 nights.. the rooms werent that clean and the bed was cold and clammy.. staff( women) were very very unfriendly towards us.... i dont know why?? the resort was beautiful but too much walking and no elevators... linen supply was short everyday(no wash cloths) i wouldnt highly recommend this place to any of my friends... overall i enjoyed my stay in montego bay, maybe at another resort next time.... also the food was great!! dont look for any top shelf liquor..if your into fruity mixed drinks, thats just what you'll receive

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Harrisburg
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

Wonderful trip at the Palladium! We have been to All Inclusives in Cancun,Riveria Maya,and Bahamas. This was the best. The food was great! Cruise quality! Many pluses to this resort: 1. No reservation needed at theme restaurants.2. You could go to theme restaraunts as many times as you wanted. 3. Pool was awesome!! 4. Showers great! 5. Plenty of seats at the pool...no need to get up early to get a spot. 6. No one tried to sell you a time share!!!!!7. Private beach ( Go to Sunset Cove ) 7. Not far from airport. 8. No need to change money! 9. Beautiful sunsets....go to top deck!
Be sure to tip at least 1.00 a meal...not mandatory but people work so hard. There is some walking involved in resort. No elevators in villas so if you have trouble doing steps ask for first floor. Overall great time. Well worth the money!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: The Point, Lucea, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Hanover Parish > Lucea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lucea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 544
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