I just got back from Jamaica with my husband early this morning. Our flight was delayed, since we were low on cash we asked the man working at the information desk at the airport if there was a reasonable hotel close by the hotel. He told me about Hotel Gloriana. We went and as soon as I walked in you could smell the stinch of marijuana. The bellman showed us three rooms there starting with the lowest price, as we walked from room to room you could feel the people just starring. One of the rooms air conditioners didn't work, all of the rooms were awful!!!! But we had to choose one, we got the most expensive one up top on the front of the motel. THere were bars o the balcony, on the tv, there were no lights but maybe a lamp on the table. After we checked in we left quick to get out of there. We went for a walk and had no idea where we were, but could see the beach. The road we wound up on was the hip strip (I guess thats the name), anyway a car pulled up to us with 2 Jamaican men inside. The man driving said "remember me, from the hotel", from there it was on. It truns out that the road that we were on turned into a dead end, beach on one side and fences and motels on the other. To make a long story shorter the two men tried to make us get in the car with them, wanted us to go with them to the atm to get them $45 and they would leave us alone. They parked at the end of the street and waited........ finally a taxi with a red tag drove by we got in ducked our heads in the seat and went back to the Gloriana. Turns out he worked for the hotel, we got our things and told the people there was a plane and we were leaving. We wound up staying at the Holiday Inn and the people we very nice and tried their best to help us out, we got an ocean front suite and it was all inclusive for about $215. I know I said we didn't have any money, so we used his overdraffted his account at the bank. But you've got to do what you've got to do, Especially in MONTEGO BAY!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Gloriana is five minutes walk from the airport and five minutes walk to the famous Doctor's Cave Beach. Amenities in the room include, Air condition, Cable Television, Hot and Cold Water, some rooms have Private Balconey. We have WIFI on property and International Telephone service. GROUP RATES (Ten(10) persons and over) Please note group rates are US $25 per person and if one or two persons in one room it is US $50. Three persons are US $75 Four persons US $100 plus tax. Each person has their own bed. Breakfast is US $8 Dinner US $9 ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Gloriana Montego Bay
- Hotel Gloriana And Spa
- Gloriana Hotel