Hi all, will be coming to Montego Bay and staying at the Hilton Rose Hall for a week from Tuesday 12th and needed to check a few things that arent really clear from what ive been able to find on here so far
1, yes its the question of currency again! We're all inclusive but were planning on bringing £400-500 for a couple of meals outside the hotel (more on that later) and for excursions and tips. The US $ exchange rate is shocking at the moment (approx 1.4 to the pound) so should I be looking at bringing all Jamaican dollars? Is there anywhere that wont take them? Will I get a worse deal paying with them over US $ in any restaurants or even at the hotel? Should I bring a 50/50 split of US and Jamaican $?
2, As mentioned many times before, it seems some people are able to ring the hotel in advance and book their meals at the special restaurants in the hotel...is this neccessary? I was planning on booking our tables for those when we check in.
3, In addition, we're hoping to check out a couple of the local restaurants for special nights out, so far ive seen Marguerites and the Houseboat Grill which seem to be to our taste, am I missing out on any others? We're not too worries about cost as its a special occasion, somewhere off the beaten track would be great...im also hoping to check out the pork pit for lunch!
I heard that the hotels can also arrange to book these for you and transport is laid on to and from the hotel, is that right?
4, Finally, Im a hilton honors member. Is it right than we can get a room upgrade at the hotel? If so should I ask about this in advance of the holiday or can I do so at check in?
Sorry, I know that there is a lot there and its all ground thats been covered in some detail before but there is often conflicting info flying about so I wanted to be sure.
Im so excited about this holiday, my first trip to the caribbean!