We were 1 of 3 couples who stayed at this hotel last week and it was as the title states, spectacular! We travel once a year to various locations in the Caribbean and this has been our best trip to date. First off, how can you top the friendliness of the Jamaican people? We were treated with exceptional service by so many of the staff. Our favorite was Kiki, who was looking to engage us in activities but in a very professional way. She is top notch and should be commended for her efforts! Actually the whole "star" staff was fantastic, and we also appreciated the time spent with Sherese (Bubbles), The Diva, G-Money & Peter. If you select this hotel, these folks will find you and help make your vacation more fun. They are all located around the beach and pool bar area, both of which are very nice. There are plenty of chairs on the beach and the main pool overlooking the ocean is a very relaxing place to unwind. Two of the bartenders, Kerry & Odean, were super friendly and made some great drinks. They have a "domino" style shot glass setup that is awesome to watch. And if you do come to this hotel, keep an eye out for Alexia -- she is phenomenal -- works hard serving drinks and making them too.
OK so if you are still reading, you can tell we loved interacting with the people. However, the hotel itself and the amenities are spectacular as well. Let's start with the food. We went to a different restaurant each night. It is pretty hard to say which one was the "best", but if you like seafood, don't miss the surf & turf spot, and order fish at the french one. If you don't like fish, the beef selections were outstanding and well above what was served at most other locations we've visited. In addition, the buffet selections for both breakfast and lunch were excellent. There are no complaints with the food except that everyone left the island a few pounds heavier than when we arrived!
Entertainment was also very good. Our favorite show was boogie nights. Great music and lots of energy. We also enjoyed the couples show on Saturday nights. Depending on who the couples are on stage, it can be a LOT of fun, and of course the staff makes it entertaining for the audience. We laughed a lot that night. The disco opened at 11 and kept going to the early morning hours. It too was a lot of fun -- dance floor was usually packed and the bartenders serve you very quickly.
Rooms were spacious and more importantly very clean. A/C was very cold and everything was in working order for all 3 rooms that we occupied. Some of us ordered breakfast in bed a few mornings and it came on time and HOT. Note that whatever you order, they assume it is for two, so you may want to notate smaller portions if you decide to take advantage of this perk.
Finally, check in & check out was a breeze. No lines, no presentations, etc. This resort knows its guests are coming for a vacation and they do everything to make it enjoyable and relaxing for you. As someone recently posted here, we also agree that our experience far exceeded our expectations. You cannot go wrong with this hotel and we can clearly see why it is ranked #1 on trip advisor!
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- Iberostar Montego Bay
- Iberostar Hotel Montego Bay
- Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall Jamaica - Montego Bay