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“Great location... OK service but....average for the area... Not good”

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Doctors Cave Beach Hotel
Ranked #37 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Great location... OK service but....average for the area... Not good”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

This hotel is directly across the street from the world famous Doctors Cave Beach so I was expecting a lot more. Room was pretty spacious but bla.. Not dirty but a little more attention to detail could have made a lot of difference. Place was dead day and night. Maybe it was because of my expectations from knowing of this place for so long but I was less than impressed. Ok to stay if you have to be on the strip last minute but. Check out the Wexford down the road. Cleaner and less expensive.. I moved there the next day.. The beach is still a very short walk away.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Picton, Canada
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Upon checking in at the hotel we were told they didn't have a reservation for us even though it was made, paid for & had a reservation number months in advance. After a while we were able to check in & Dwayne took us upstairs to our room. The garden below looked lovely but I was not so impressed with the room. It was a little tired looking but clean & okay for the night.
We spoke to him about wanting to see Rocklands Bird Sanctuary the next day so he arranged a driver for us.

We really liked the location of the hotel, close to stores & the beautiful beach that we got a pass for since the swimming pool at the hotel was under construction. We walked up to the Pork Pit for dinner & got to see a lot of Gloucester Ave.

We came back to the hotel & used the free wifi which was available in the lobby but more peacefully by the games room.

The next morning when we went for our included small breakfast we were told it was Jamaican buffet & wasn't free. I told them I chose this hotel because a toast & tea breakfast was offered & that's all we wanted so after a bit of back & forth we were cheerfully served it by the pool.
I changed some money at the desk & that went well.
Glen picked us up at 10 & we checked out & went on our way to see the birds.

If we ever returned to Montego Bay we would probably stay here again if the price was right & we had a nicer room.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

My wife and I, Canadians of Jamaican birth, stayed at Doctors Cave Beach Hotel over the Christmas period last year. We were very impressed with the management and staff of this hotel who constantly made sure we were enjoying our visit. The hotel offers good value for what we paid. We felt as though we were among family. We enjoyed the location on the strip, the wicked free rum punch drinks made by the famous bartender Kenny, and the friendly morning chats with Miss Bev who has worked for the hotel for 42 years. We ended up cancelling some of our reservations at some of the more popular all-inclusive hotels so that we could spend more time at Doctors Cave Beach Hotel. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Jamaica.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

I gave the hotel 3 stars because the employees were so nice and helpful. The rooms are ok.

The pool is very small and gets very little sun due to the location. The beach is almost directly across the street; however it isn't associated with the hotel so you have to pay to access it.

I only paid $10.00 per night after I used my points from Travelocity and for this cost it was good.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Lauderhill, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Doctors cave is the worst place ever the place is filthy an the service is very poor, I went there on the 6th of January and because the place was dirty,doors were shaky,the air condition was old and broken,cob webs decked the walls I could go on for days, I requested a refunded and I'm still waiting on the refund today the 17th of January! When I called all the managers there knew nothing the so called general manager Ted Simpson knew nothing after I had been calling for days and repeated ignored my calls, when I did speak to himit was completely pointless he had nothing to say and acted as if he couldn't fix the problem when. They should of returned my money! I can tell you this they will never get my money or he money of anybody I know

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

They charged extra for more than two people in a room although we book with them knowing the number. It was an extra $30 a person charge, other than that it was OK not bad not great. The bar was great

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

years ago, this was the place to stay in Montego Bay. No more! it's shabby, the staff is mostly surly, you have to pay to use the beach… It's a pity to see a once special boutique hotel turn into a place you cannot wait to leave. We would not go back, and neither would another guest we met who was also shocked at the decline of the place.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Doctors Cave Beach Hotel
Address: Gloucester Avenue | PO Box 94, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Doctors Cave Beach Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Doctors Cave Beach Hotel is centrally located on Gloucester Avenue, locally referred to as the "Hip Strip" because this is where you will find many of the shops, restaurants, beaches and nightlife that Montego Bay has to offer. The hotel is moderately priced and offers clean rooms, friendly staff and all the conveniences of a full service hotel, such as a pool, Jacuzzi and a small fitness room. ... more   less 
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