Staying at El Greco right now, December 2013.
We booked a 'suite' which is supposed to accommodate up to four people. We are a family of 3 staying here on a bed and breakfast basis, we paid for 3 adults. We have a bedroom, en suite bathroom and a kitchenette with a lounge area where they've put in the third bed for my daughter. We do have to constantly remind the housekeeping to bring the 3rd towel, the 3rd set of the kitchen utensils etc.
The room is clean enough, decor quite dated but that doesn't bother me much really. We have a problem with ants in the bathroom and kitchen area. Cannot leave any food or drinks out for longer than a couple of seconds or the little ants appear all over it, again this is something you can learn to adapt to - just wash up and wipe everything clean immediately.
The breakfast is a bit of a joke - small portions. No breakfast buffet, you have to order and wait. Choice: American or Jamaican breakfast. Your American breakfast is supposed to include fried/scrambled eggs, toast/French toast and bacon but they're out of bacon most of the time - 'waiting for delivery'. Jamaican breakfast is a bit more generous however even though the menu at the reception lists the fried plantain, you do not get it unless you ask for it specifically and even then they're either out of it or the staff insists it is not included in your breakfast. You may be asked for extra 3USD if you want to swap the salt fish for eggs in your Jamaican breakfast.
The man at the table gets served first and the largest portion - very funny!
Service is all right, polite, maybe a little 'laid-back' but you do not wait for your food that long. Coffee is not too bad, it is the real filter coffee not the instant crap you usually get at the all inclusive hotels.
The view from the El Greco restaurant is absolutely stunning - you can see the famous Doctor's Cave Beach and quite a bit of the 'Hip Strip' and Montego Bay - that alone compensates for the shortcomings at breakfast.
THE NEGATIVE AT THIS HOTEL SO FAR - I BROKE MY TOOTH ON THE FRIED DUMPLING AT BREAKFAST, there was a bit of hard matter in it, no idea what that was. I complained about it but the waiter had a semi ironic smile on his face, the restaurant manager came out to talk to me and then after a bit of wait she came out again, told me the hotel manager is busy and will ring me at my hotel room later. Then with a big smile she says, 'Enjoy your day. Bye!'. Sure I will enjoy my day - I can't actually eat until I fix my tooth! 2 hours later still no phone call.
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- Also Known As:
- El Greco Hotel Montego Bay
- El Greco Montego Bay
- Montego Bay El Greco