We returned yesterday from our stay in Jamaica and I had to post this review as soon as possible. Our purpose for travel was the funeral of an aunt. Upon learning of the death finding affordable, safe, clean accommodations was top priority. I was referred to the Altamont by a cousin who had not stayed there but just heard of it. The Altamont West surpassed our expectations in every possible way. We were a sizable party of not just US travelers but UK travelers also, ages ranging from late thirties to early eighties, and the consensus was all "thumbs up". The staff was attentive and very friendly; they understood the purpose of our visit and ensured that our needs were more than just met; we were made comfortable; happy, and rested. The accommodations were immaculate, fresh linen each day. At a rate of $110 - $140 per night, dependent on occupancy; the rooms had beach and garden views. There were complimentary Jamaican breakfasts at The Native two doors down. The hotel faces the beach and a short walk from the Hip Strip. I must mention even the security guard would often assist us in crossing the busy street to the beach during the day. There is a day spa there where one of our party members suffering for a neck injury was able to go and get two great massages and I personally enjoyed a wonderful facial and manicure. The in-house restaurant "Wine with me", owned by Cecile Levee; a name not soon forgotten; was "AWESOME". The staff catered well and took the time to get to know us. The food was very well prepared; the ambiance was inviting, warm and homey. We were able to gather together with our local friends and family there on two occasions; the first was the night after the funeral, Cecile allowed a pianist in our party to play and staff and guests joined in. We also had an afternoon of traditional Jamaican "Saturday Soup" and dominos. Special accolades to “Courtney” a master server who compliments owner Cecile in her practice of excellence as hostess; he worked in step with her image and expectation of service. The synergy with Ms. Levee and her staff cannot go unnoticed and I would me amiss in not mentioning.
It is apparent; I am excited for this establishment as it’s definitely an undiscovered gem. Too often travel experiences leave a lot to be desired, so when one has such a positive one, the word must get out.
For those looking for an affordable place with great amenities, Altamont West, Montego Bay is the place to visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Altamont West is a newly refurbished 31 room boutique hotel located on Montego Bay's "Hip Strip". Situated across the street from the Walter Fletcher white sand beach, and home to the much sought-after "Body Bliss" Spa, the hotel has a swimming pool and free wireless internet. Rates include a Continental Breakfast. All rooms have air-conditioning, CD clock radio, 32" wall-mounted flat screen TV, iron, safe, and hair dryer. A conference room is also on property. ... more less
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