“No real beach by the resort. The real beach is 30mins away”
My friend's and I stayed at the Emerald view and it’s the worst place ever. The pictures on the Internet are amazing and the view is spectacular but the view is the only thing going for this place.
Upon arrival we settled our bill with Jennifer and 1 day before checkout she told us we owe her $160. Jennifer is very deceitful!!!! She quoted us a price over the phone and changed it the day before checkout. Please get all prices in writing. Jennifer and her family live there. If you’re looking for peace and quite, forget it. The little girl plays after school and there are toys all over the place, looking messy.
The sheets smell old, like it hasn’t been washed in years. The water in the shower doesn't drain well and I have to wait at least 15 minutes to take a shower after my friend. My friends and I went in the pool and it was rusty and we spotted a huge bug doing laps so we got scared and left. The headboard in our room wasn't connected to the frame so it kept banging into the wall and making noise. There was no garbage can in our room so had to ask for one. The water pressure is very low so it takes longer to take a shower and your standing in a pool of dirty water. There were no rugs on the bathroom floor so we had to use a towel. Make sure you bring your own shampoo and conditioner. The iron board had a piece of metal sticking up that put holes in my dress. The iron board needs a new covering and the iron is so cheap it doesn't get too hot. The wifi only works in selected area, so it might not work in your room. The dresser draws in the rooms and hard to open and the smell of moth balls are over powering.
The prices for Duran to take you anywhere is ridiculous!! Its $40 to go to the hip strip, $70 per person for Negril etc… the prices seems like they are always changing, depending on the guest and how much they can get out of you. There’s no real beach by the resort. The beach at the chill out hut is filled with seaweed and they said we couldn't swim there because there is jellyfish in the water.
Jennifer took us to the hip strip one day and told us not to trust anyone; she wanted us to only use her services so she can get the money. Thank God we meet a great cab driver, which charged less than Duran and Jennifer. If you stay at this resort you will pay a lot in transportation fees. It’s far from everything and although you save on the rate per night, it's not worth it. The Emerald View need a face-lift and a well over due makeover. It's a long walk to the resort from the bottom of the hill in the blazing sun. The only thing that is nice about this place is the view and the Jamaican breakfast that cost a whopping $10. Dinner is $15 per person but don’t count on that price it might change by the time you get there.
get everything in writing and never pay with your credit card.
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