As you can see from my profile, I am a real person that has been to a couple of places. I understand a hotel's need to do fake reviews especially if they are brand new and trying to generate business. However, I don't understand the need to continue with the fake reviews in order to rebut negative comments left.
Specifically, I'm talking about Sandy Haven. I just read the response to my review of the hotel and was curious to see what others have since posted. The latest review (from someone in Miami) is very concerning. If you read the review you will see how it starts off trying to convince the reader that they are well traveled as if trying to justify their expertise on travelling. In this particular review, this poster appears to be defending the comments I left as well as others i.e. small breakfast, price of food, room amenities, luxury. It does not read like a review but more of an argument on why negative reviews of the hotel are untrue. He even mentions that all the amenities listed on the website were in the room. I was the only person to comment on the amenities difference from the website description versus what i received.
The funny thing to me is if he is a real person that stayed there, why did he take the time to review just Sandy Haven if he has stayed all around the world and has traveled to Jamaica for the last 30 years? Why now? Why this hotel? Why would this so-called jetsetter take his time to review this one hotel in all his travelling experience? I got to think there is something else behind this review. You can't come on TA and tell people that you have been everywhere in the world but only decided to write one review on this small hotel in Jamaica (and you stayed in celebrity hotels and such) . . . . I smell yet another fake review.
I wish Sandy Haven and all other hotels would just let the market speak and improve the experience based on these reviews instead of trying to discount others.