We stayed at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Feb 24-Mar 2. We travelled with our 2 daughters, ages 6 & 4. The trip was fabulous from start to finish. We ordered a private transfer which was worth every penny. We didn't have to wait for the giant bus to fill up, drop passengers at other hotels, etc.... the 4 of us just jumped in the car & we were at the resort in 20 minutes! We were greeted with a welcome non-alcoholic drink at 1pm, our room wasn't ready so we went to the beach lunch buffet which overlooks the beautiful beach & turquoise waters. The buffet was terrific - lots of variety and even pizza, pasta & french fries for my picky little ones! We went back to the front desk & our room was ready by 2pm. We booked an Oceanview Room & we were so pleased we did! We had room 4406, which is the top floor, above the hotel lobby. Terrific location & great views of the pools and ocean. Absolutely beautiful. The rooms are really nice - large bathroom with jetted tub, separate shower, 2 sinks, 2 beds and a small step down into a small living area with a desk & love seat. The balcony was spacious.
Food - breakfast was buffet every morning but we were so happy with the variety. They had yogurts, cereal, fresh fruit, omelets/eggs any style, breads, meats, etc.
Lunch - avail at 2 restaurants but we only ate at the beach side one every day. great variety. The roasted chicken is delicious.
Dinner - you need to make reservations with guest services & do so early to get what you want. We were told we were on a wait list for a few but my husband tipped the rep $10 & the next day we were able to confirm 4 nights. We missed 1 reservation at the gourmet restaurant (which i heard was very good) but we ate at the steak, mexican & mediterranean. All were excellent. Service is amazing. Tip the staff - they work so hard! We tipped $10 for each dinner for the 4 of us. At breakfast & lunch, we tipped $2.
Drinks - there is waiter service on the beach & we tipped them $1-$2 every time they came.
Kids Club - I had read they had a kids club but I was a bit apprehensive about putting my 2 young girls in it but once I was there & saw it & met the girls (Nikeisha, Roxy, & Melissa), I felt secure. My 6 year old wanted to stay with them all day!! I was able to take them in & out of kids club during the day and it gave me a few hours each day to myself to relax with my book on the beach.
Diving - my husband is a certified diver & he did 3 dives there thru Dressel Divers - located right down the beach at Iberostar Beach. He was very pleased with the dives. He also brought his own snorkel equipment & spent lots of time right off our beach exploring & he loved it.
Entertainment - kids show every night was cute & adult shows followed. With 2 young ones, we only saw 2 of the adult shows, unfortunately. They were really good though.
All in all, this resort surpassed our expectations. The resort is meticulous. Super clean, well manicured, service is phenomenal. It's also not a huge resort - very manageable. Needless to say, we will return to this property!
Oh - one more thing - when researching this property, I was unsure if I should book Iberostar Rose Hall Beach or the Suites & I am so happy we booked Suites! In my opinion, the beach is so much nicer at Suites. Iberostar Beach does not have the straw huts on the beach - only trees for shade. Suites has so many huts on the beach we had no problem getting one every day. The first day, we got one at 9:15 a.m. (most were taken but we still got one). After that, I went down before breakfast & put our towels & books on 2 chairs by 7:30 & never had a problem. I'd say if you try to get a hut after 9:30, it's going to be difficult but you always can get chairs on the pool deck or beach.
Star Friends - they are so friendly & are there to ensure everyone has a great time. Just really nice people.
We were so sad to leave. Such a great vacation. Hope this was helpful!
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Rose Hall Hotel Rose Hall
- Iberostar Montego Bay
- Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Jamaica - Montego Bay