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Altamont West Hotel
Ranked #29 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
LA
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Clean basic room”
Reviewed June 16, 2008

Altamont is a nice hotel - decorated nicely in common areas. LOTS of stairs - from street to lobby and lobby to rooms. Room WAY back in hotel - very hot and stuffy corridors - maybe a converted or added on to building? Basic room - nicely tiled floors. Air worked well. One small window into hallway.

Breakfast included at The Native next door - across a parking ot and up another flightof stairs. Good food and excellent service.

  • Liked — close to hip strip. good for early fly out next day home.
  • Disliked — stairs
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Rowlett, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2008

I'm so glad this hotel now has a place to post a review. When I stayed there last year in August they didn't have a place to post one. This hotel is located on the "Hip Strip" near the Brewery. Walking distance to Pier One, downtown straw market and Margaritaville. The hotel decor is beautiful and the front desk overlooks the "Hip Strip". The view is worth the stay at this hotel.
Now if you desire to get some sleep at least one night while you're staying at this hotel, DONT get a room close to the entrance. Upon arrival our room was near the entrance but after one night, I vowed to clean the entire hotel just to get another room in the back. The wine bar is a place for singles and lovers in my opinion. You can eat, smooch and love on each other! The pool is located in the back near the wine bar. Overall we enjoyed our stay so much, we just booked our room again in July for the Sum Fest.
Jamaica never disappoints me and this hotel was 5 stars in my opinion.

CandyCanDo

  • Liked — Location Location Location
  • Disliked — Absolutely NOTHING!
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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Kingston,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2008

I am a native Jamaican living in Kingston, with many accommodation options in Montego Bay. But since 2007 I have limited myself to just the Altamont West. Why? The Altamont West is simply the prettiest, smartest boutique hotel in Jamaica.
A brightly painted exterior welcomes you to the lobby, furnished with modern pieces, Jamaican art and antique treasures. There is a small pool, but the major attraction is that the hotel is located on the main road through the town, facing the unspoilt beach with its turquoise water. The view is simply breathtaking.
Best of all is the hotel's signature restaurant "Wine With Me" operated by Cecile Levee, one of the city's social queens whose guest list is a who's-who of the island's and world's celebrities. Winner of the 2007 Award for Best New Restaurant, the menu offers gourmet dishes and a vast wine cellar, coupled with impeccable service, all supervised by Cecile whose effervescent personality makes each evening's dining a festive occasion.

Rooms have all the amenities -- plasma TVs, phones and huge beds, and there is a business center and spa.
One optional feature is that if you're lucky, you will catch owner/manager Donahue Jarrett playing the grand piano in his off-duty moments. Trust me -- it's a bonus worth waiting for!

  • Liked — Location, location, location
  • Disliked — Having to leave
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Altamont West Hotel

Property: Altamont West Hotel
Address: 33 Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica (Formerly Belvedere Beach Hotel)
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Altamont West Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Altamont West is a newly refurbished 31 room boutique hotel located on Montego Bay's "Hip Strip". Situated across the street from the Walter Fletcher white sand beach, and home to the much sought-after "Body Bliss" Spa, the hotel has a swimming pool and free wireless internet. Rates include a Continental Breakfast. All rooms have air-conditioning, CD clock radio, 32" wall-mounted flat screen TV, iron, safe, and hair dryer. A conference room is also on property. ... more   less 
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