I want to put anyone who is considering this resort mind at ease. Ignore all of the bad reviews!! My husband and I were at Grand Palladium June 15-20. I read the reviews before we went and I was a little apprehensive as to what we would find when we got there. As soon as we arrived my mind was at ease. The resort is BEUTIFUL!! When we got there, there were bell boys to get our luggage and rum punch was available. We went to reception to check in and they said our room was not ready yet(we arrived before 12pm) but they told us we could leave our luggage and go get lunch at one of the buffets and have a few drinks(which we did). When we returned, our room was ready and one of the bell boys loaded our luggage and took us to our room. We had requested an ocen view room which was not avaiable on the day we arrived but they did upgrade us shortly after to a beautiful ocean front room free of charge( room 1527 the BEST!!). Both rooms we were in were comfortable, well maintained and very clean. Yes, the beds and pillows are a little firm, but thats a preference thing as far as I'm concerned. We went to 5 of the 7 ala carte restaurants and the food and service was great at all of them. We really liked the Mexican, Italian and Bubba's steakhouse. The grounds were beautiful and the pools amazing. Especially the main pool. It's huge, with a swim up bar!! The resort if fairly large but the walk didn't bother us at all. It gave us time to enjoy all of the amazing scenery. All the people that worked there were very friendly and eager to take up conversation. from the waiters/watiresses, to the grounds keepers. They all wanted to make sure we were having a wonderful time. The beaches are a little rocky but still very beautiful to look at. We don't mind because we would rather swim in the pools. We relaxed on the beaches and swam at the pools. There is entainment every night and several bars to pick from. The only place we didn't enjoy was the sports bar. It is nice because it is opened all night however the food there was just O.K. and there was no air conditioning and very little air moving so it was very hot. There are lots of excursions offered and things to do on the island. We did take one day excursion to Rick's Cafe and Margaritaville which we enjoyed and was only $25/person but could have easily stayed on the resort the whole time and been very happy. As far as others saying the service is bad, bottom line, treat others as you want to be treated!!!!! Yes they are they to serve but that doesn't mean they should be treated as servants!!! We did tip but typically only a dollar or two. We took $50 in one dollar bills and that was sufficient for our whole trip. We also took big mugs to have filled at the bars especially by the pool and that works great!! We loved this resort and would definetly return!!
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- Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort And Spa
- Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa Lucea