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Toby's Resort
Ranked #27 of 63 Hotels in Montego Bay
Warner Robins, GA
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“Great location, service, bargain.”
Reviewed June 19, 2011

We are part of a group working in rural areas and stay the last night in MoBay to be near the airport for the next day's departure. Have been staying here for 5 years and it is always a great 'ending' of our time in Jamaica. Within walking distance to beaches, clubs, restuarants, shopping - good security, friendly staff, two pools, restaurant on site if desired. This is not a resort as in "all inclusives", but rather a typical mid-line motel/hotel. If you are looking for a tour guide or transportation around the island, we use Trevor Condappa, of Trev's Tours--best friend you can make - he really takes care of you.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Rowlett, Texas
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

Tobys is located close to the airport and close to the "hip strip" in Montego Bay. I would equate this to an "upscale" Motel 6 in the US. It is a budget hotel in a country where hotels are very expensive and I was happy there for a night (or two) but not much more. It is a motel - not a resort. There is a resataurant and nice pool but no room service or "above and beyond" customer service from the front desk staff. The rooms do not have safes but there are lock boxes at the fron desk which worked very well for us. If you want a different experience in Jamaica than a true resort where you never leave the property than this is a perfect place for that. Tobys is a quick walk to Doctors Cave beach.
The front desk workers are quick to recommend restaurants on the hip strip but I recommend looking to your travel book for more authentic meals. The Pelican was very good for breakfast and we ended at the inexpensive (for Jamaica) dive Scotchies on our way out of town. It was my favorite meal - equate their jerk pork and chicken to really good southern smoked BBQ in the US. The pork was the best and dont miss out on the festival bread.
Overall a good value for the money and conveniently located.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

I stayed here in May from may 6 to may 9 and had a great time the staff is friendly security is tight and they have lots of parking. Everything is within walking distance the montegobay strip , doctors cave beach,the jerk pit , margaritaville,and the Airport is 5 min by car, If you want to go to jamaica and your on a tigtht budget then this is the bst place to kick back and relax, Why Pay for an expencive resort when you can stay here for a decent price.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Canada
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

A nice, basic, no frills hotel. We had a deluxe room with bamboo furniture which had a patio that opened to the main courtyard, and a small fridge. The room was cleaned daily and there were always lots of clean towels (5!), washcloths and hand towels. Sheets and bedspread were changed daily. The resort could certainly use some sprucing up (more maintenance and cleanup of the grounds) but I was very pleased for the price I paid. There is music at the pool and a bar open daily. A very diverse crowd at the hotel - single women, couples, families with children and sports teams. The bed was very comfortable and since there are no evening activities there is very little noise in the evening. Security regularly patrols the grounds and is posted at the gate 24/7. Free wi-fi in the lobby and (occasionally) at the pool was a nice bonus. The location is right at the end of the Hip Strip, across from RDMB. You are just steps away from Cornwall Beach ($) and Doctors Cave Beach ($) where great snorkeling awaits, or you can turn right from the hotel for a free beach. I had no issues during my stay. The A/C worked great, everything was clean, I could check email and the price was right. It was a different holiday than an AI, but that is exactly what I was looking for.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

If you are going to relax and enjoy yourself this is the Hotel to stay,, I can't say enough good things about the friendly and helpful staff at this hotel . One week there and I felt like family.
I am going back again next year with out a doubt and I will be staying at Toby's Resort , close to the airport,, beaches and stores.
It was recommended to me by a friend who has been going there every year for 23 years..
Good work Shane and Paul,,and all.... Thanks again. See you next April,,

Phyllis

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

I stayed in Toby's early March for a week called BRITJAM for my 30th and to be honest it was the best holiday every. The only thing i would say is the cleaners need to move a bit faster because where the rooms are cleaned so late it started to get dark and on 1 occasion i had cockroches in my room and the other i had a lizard so in the end I put up the DO NOT DISTURB SIGN!.

The staff are very friendly and very helpful. The pool at times was dirty but nothing that bad that you couldnt go in the water.

The only bad thng about my holiday is that on the last day i had my hand luggage stolen (and a few other people had stuff stolen) and as there isn't many cameras in there it was kinda hard to try and track it down but the staff and the amanger did try to help me find it as i was staying in Jamaica another week but at the Sunspree Holiday Inn down the road, so that was the only downfall of my holiday really.

so i would reccommed people to stay there but i did also tell the manager Shane that he does need to put in more security as anyone can walk on and off the premises (where as most hotels you have a wrist band to prevent such things happening).

  • Stayed March 2011
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Manager4370, Manager at Toby's Resort, responded to this review, May 4, 2011
The hotel offers 24 hour security with security cameras mounted around the perimeter of the property. This guest had already checked out of her room and left her bag with her friend, the room was not broken into. Not aware of any other guest missing items from their room as suggested.
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Peterborough, Canada
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

I am a 60 yr-old widow from Peterborough Ontario Canada who stayed (alone) at Toby's for 5 nights in early March/11.

After staying at an all-inclusive in Cuba 2 years ago, I found Toby's suited me better. I met and chatted with more people at Toby's from all over the world, including fellow Canadians. One Newfoundland couple had stayed (happily) at Toby's nine times.

I don't need many frills...I found all the staff professional and they seemed to be happy and took pride in their work. Security was always evident..Food was good (especially the Red Snapper, chicken with jamaican spices, stuffed crepes with bacon, julienned salad with chicken). Had MANY cups of delicious Jamaican blue mountain coffee and of course the famous Red Stripe beer.. Rooms, pools and grounds were very clean and well-maintained. My room was quiet, liked the rattan furnishings and covered patio area. Location is A+...I love to swim so close to several beautiful beaches....also restaurants, shopping, entertainment..even visited an art gallery close by where I was given a free original miniature painting.

This was my most inexpensive Caribbean trip and my most enjoyable...Toby's helped to make it this way! Love the Jamaican people....if you can, try the "Jamaican Farewell" drink at the "Groovy Grouper" by Doctor's Cave Beach...memorable...and if you go there about 5:30 in the evening, beautiful waterfront early evening views....about 5 minutes walk from Toby's....

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Toby's Resort
Address: 1 Kent Avenue, Montego Bay 00000, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Montego Bay
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Toby's Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our family owned hotel, geared towards the easy going, adventurous tourists and returning residents seeking for a peaceful and relaxing environment. We are located on the famous "Hip Strip" of Montego Bay, just five minutes away from Donald Sangster International Airport and walking distance from Doctor's Cave Beach and Cornwall Beach, restaurants, nightclubs and duty-free shopping. When you combine an ideal central location, affordability and genuine people who offer a heart-felt welcome and first-class service, the vacation of your dreams begins as our guest at Toby's Resort ... more   less 
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