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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At its height in the 1960s, the 18 villa vacation property at Frenchmen's Cove must have been superb. Alas, poor maintenance and the odd hurricane have damaged some of the buildings, even closing a few of them. What remains, however, is a resort with spacious cottages and great vistas offered to the public at a fraction of what they would...

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Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I booked as my friends said some good things about it. Popular with the famous, great beach, they used to stay there. But it's not like that anymore. The roads on the resort have crumbled and the room I had have no hot water (not uncommon) The rooms and villas do not have a TV or phone and this is...

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2Thank Keegan M
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay, it has a beautiful atmosphere, the beach is clean and secluded, the food is good. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and it's in the perfect parish. The is always my go to beach every time and I really love Portland beautiful parish, I will definitely be returning.

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Port Antonio, Jamaica
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

this used to be very exclusive an expensive. but it is still nice today. beach is open to public for $5usa. snack an food there. restful an not too crowded. rooms quite nice an good service. prices vary according to season

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Trinidad
Reviewed May 31, 2016

We didn't stay at the hotel but spent the day on the beach twice in the last week. It's a two and a half hour drive from Kingston and a much appreciated departure from the usual, touristy North Coast options. The river joins the sea, making the water not-so-salty and not-so-warm. It's a perfect cove with lovely sand, swings over...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 8, 2016

Such a beautiful spot in amazing nature, set in beautiful tropical gardens with a meandering river and a magical beach this us so classic 50's style resort hotel with wonderful original vintage design. A great powder sand beach in a natural beauty spot.

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Brownsville, Texas
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This place, simply put, is Magical. The river meets the sea right in this cove. A tributary of the Rio Grande meanders through the property and enters the sea at a small sandy beach. The mixture of the cold river water and the warm sea water is a great sensation to behold. Your body is carressed by cold and hot...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The location of the resort is perfect and Frenchman beach is one of the most beautiful in Jamaica, however as you can read in all the reviews the cabins are in URGENT need of repair. It seems like the owners have not spent a dollar on the property since the seventies. The bathroom is terrible and the sofas in the...

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
Reviewed April 12, 2016

It's a shame such a historic place is run so poorly. Rooms nice size, but the toilet was busted, took our tour guide to demand the turn the hot water on in the building, the lock on our door only worked half the time, slow breakfast, two bedside lamps weren't plugged in and the cords were so frayed I DIDN'...

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Kingston, Jamaica
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Its a nice serene beach. It is an awesome view and very relaxing surroundings. It is a paid beach and hence it is well taken care of. Nice place to take the kids to have a nice cold swim on a hot day in the summer. Lots of swings in the river area for the kids to enjoy.

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Additional Information about Frenchman's Cove Resort

Address: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Price Range: $167 - $391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Frenchman's Cove Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Frenchman`s Cove Hotel Port Antonio
Frenchmans Cove Hotel
Frenchman's Cove Resort Jamaica/Port Antonio
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“The villas on the cliff have amazing views”
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“Ensure you take a smoke alarm with you.”
 of 5 bubbles RICHCOX, Feb 2, 2016 | Read review
“Get an ocean view villa, it's worth it”
 of 5 bubbles JNelson876, Aug 13, 2015 | Read review
“Don't do it. Don't stay here. You'll be disgusted.”
 of 5 bubbles JamaicaNice72, Jul 2, 2015 | Read review
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