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“Stayed Jan 07”
Review of Grandiosa Hotel

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Grandiosa Hotel
Ranked #16 of 46 Montego Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 16, 2007

I am a veteran Jamaica traveller. I stayed at this property from Jan. 10-14/07.

Pros: this property has the potential to be awesome. Nice layout of this property.
Staff
a/c worked great and not loud
price
Jamaican/local friendly

Cons: Pool needed alot of attention (I'm a pool expert), it had quite alot of mustard algae. The water level was too high and did not enable proper skimming of debri.
Location: although spectacular view, it is on a very busy noisy truck road - too bad as it really did impact my stay. It was difficult to hear when eating thus zero conversation.
It is also not close to anything else. Therefore cabs will run you $20 return into town.
The restaurant had wonderful staff but I found it overpriced and had a very limited menu. However, the staff went out of their way to make you something else if possible.
Bar again was overpriced. For a Tropical Mystic in town is $80 JA or about $1.20 US and at this restaurant/bar I was charged $4.00 USD each.
Unfortunatley you cannot walk to anywhere else to eat (there is one spot but it's geared to tourists so it's expensive also) so you are stuck adding $20 onto your in town food or eat at the overpriced restaurant. So my biggest issue is it's location.

For anyone looking for a great place to have a wedding reception this spot is set up perfectly for that.


I would stay there again for the same price.

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Reviewed November 29, 2006

Well i was expecting to have some fun in Mo-bay.The hotel is run-down.Staff are unprofessionaland unfriendly.The hotel has a good view but there is nothin to attract people.No enteratianment............How can u go to a hotel for the wekend and there is no enteratain...................poor..........poor .This place is good if u want rest for the weekend(just sleep).The food is too expensive$500 for breakfast and lunch and dinner for$600 ......these people need some stadf...........need to be updated.

Stayed: November 2006
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A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed August 10, 2005

I had to request a room change 3 times before i was some what satisfied. the staff was very unprofessional as well as unfriendly. overall all the hotel itself was not to bad, but the rooms can use some major upgrading!

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed August 5, 2004

You get what you pay for. I found a great deal for the hotel, I am not a picky person but I have some standards. When I checked in my room was not ready so they put in a room with 3 beds and said they would move me in a couple day, well I unpacked thinking that. The very next day I moved, well the room they put me in had problems, the cable did not work, my bathroom window did not have curtains, and the shower head did not work. The security was good but being a woman they hit on me all day and called all during the night. The food selection sucked, for dinner I only had a choice between chicken, curry goat, or fish and they ran out of food frequently. Some of the staff was nice. I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK THERE EVER.

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Berkeley, CA
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Reviewed June 4, 2004

The Jamaica Grandiosa is an awesome place to stay if you enter without any marvelous expectations. It is definitely not an upscale hotel, but it makes up for that with its magnificent charm. All of the staff are extremely chill, and I found myself making friends with them almost immediately. I woulden't recommend this hotel for people who are traveling to JA as a beach/resort type place. But for those who are looking to explore JA on a more realistic and personal level, this is a great venue to base your travels. Just be humble, and go with the flow, and hopefully you will fall in love with Jamaica and the Jamciaca Grandiosa Hotel as deeply as I did. Take care, and enjoy it!

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A TripAdvisor Member
nashville, tn
12
Reviewed April 27, 2004

Okay for what we paid for it. The hotel was quiet but the hot water didn't work toward the last days of my trip. The shuttle was only until 4:00 and the taxi rides became expensive. but other than that the trip was fun and the room was spacious.

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Neew York
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Reviewed November 25, 2003

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Additional Information about Grandiosa Hotel

Address: 3 Ramparts Close | White Sands Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Montego Bay
Price Range: $69 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grandiosa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grandiosa is a beautiful 45 room boutique hotel located in Montego Bay on the hill overlooking the ocean and airport area of Montego Bay. The hotel offers 40 beautifully appointed ocean view and garden view rooms, 5 lovely suites, full service restaurant and bar, conference and banquet facilities and other areas for formal or informal gatherings such as wedding receptions, family reunions, dinners and conferences. Live entertainment is offered during high season. Swimming pool and parking.The guest rooms have 2 double beds or one king with full bathrooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Jamaica Grandiosa Resort
The Jamaica Grandiosa Hotel

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