I stayed at this hotel in february 2007 because i had previously seen it on one of my regular holidays to jamaica I have previously stayed at Sunset Jamaica Grande but i wanted to go on a budget holiday as i was only in jamaica for 6 days.
The staff were friendly but this did not help to make my stay at this hotel more comfortable.
As on the third day of my holiday I had to move with my family right back up to the SJGrande SO THAT I COULD ENJOY MY USUAL COMFORTS.
This is the reason why I was dissatisfied with this accomadation:
I was placed in a Triple deluxe room (so they say) and i shared this room with two other adults who happen to be family.
In my opinion my room was clean as it was cleaned every day and the room was a very good size.
However, the AC worked adequately but could have been bettter.The room did not contain a window which made the room quite sufficating and claustrophobic.
This was not helped by the fact that i was told on the first day on my arrival by the receptionist that they did not have a remote control for my AC as they had given the last remote to another guest . The receptionist informed me that they had only one remote to turn on the AC in other rooms and that they needed the remote just incase they got some people who wanted to check in late.
(This incident happened at 12PM as i had arrived at this property from the airport at 11:45PM) .
Obviously , I did not take this news very well and had to argue and i threatened to leave the accomadation and i wanted a full refund if the situation was not sorted .
Thankfully the situation was quickly sorted and they some how found one.
The toilets did not flush and this made the holiday even more uncomfortable as you had to take care when you used it (you need to read between the lines what i am trying to say).
Although the room had a safety deposit box the reception could not find a key for the box, this resulted in me and my fellow companions feeling uncomfortable.
The breakfast that came with the package when i booked this holiday was not varied .The breakfast was either a Jamaican dinner !! or egg and toast, also you was only allowed one small glass of orange juice and one cup of tea or coffee.
There was a strong smell of weed, ganja or marijuana coming from most of the rooms near my room, this smell seaped into my room on many occasions.
I would only recommend this accomadation if you wanted to stay for one night in ochi rios, it is definately not recommended for long term stays.
As it contains alot of local men and foreign women who are looking for a one night stand.
In short it is like a knocking shop/ drugs den etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Village Hotel host 34 tasteful furnished suites ranging from standard to three bedroom suites. Our rooms are air conditioned and include Cable T.V., safety deposit boxes and telephones. Some rooms are equipped with their own kitchenette while other has their own private Jacuzzi. From our upper deck pool, you can have a nice “peek” of your surroundings.The atmosphere is laid back and friendly and is appealing to singles, couples and families looking for an affordable lifestyle. We offer and cater for: Conference facilities, graduations, weddings and honeymoon packages, day passes, parties, venue rental and customized events to suit your desire.We are located at 54-56 Main Street Ocho Rios, St. Ann. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Village Hotel Ocho Rios
- Village Hotel Jamaica/Ocho Rios