First and foremost this is NOT A RESORT…We arrived at the so called "resort" as stated on their website and were greeted by Garnett, he directed us to the Frenchman's Reef restaurant of which I might be owned by the same person (see review and pictures in my other reviews). We stayed at the Irie Rest Guesthouse the night before but had to leave because they accidentally overbooked but helped us get a room here. This establishment is average at best, the floor that we stayed (2nd floor) there aren't any window screens, nor is there hot water, the bedding is flimsy but what can you expect at $40 per night? We needed a place to stay for the night and it fulfilled that need. Due to the lack of window screens my cousin had a disastrous experience with a lizard that was probably a relative of Godzilla. Management’s (the person on duty) response was to move her to another room, we were VERY GRATEFUL but window screens would be a great investment on all floors.
The owner of the property is an older gentleman and is in need of customer service training because he came off as an arrogant, irritable geezer that gave returning residents a bad name due to his nasty attitude. They didn't provide ANY toiletries but we had our own...always ask prior to arrival
We loved the proximity to the beach but, bathing in cold/barely warm water wasn't fun then nor will it ever be to us. My cousins and I would stay there again but it would HAVE to be in one of the Villa’s and I’d hope they are better We would base the stay on it’s location but…TripAdvisors please post pics or videos so future guests know what they’re getting into.
Here is a run down of the pro’s and con’s of this place:
Proximity to the beach and restaurant (right next door)
Great views depending on the room
Maintenance man was EXCELLENT
Close to transportation
The rooms we had were not very nice-sheet hanging up in the room-Tacky
The owner was a meanie-You are in Jamaica lighten up!
No screens on the windows/Shutters would not close-deeming them useless
No Toiletries-Nothing complimentary (we had our own but they offered nothing)
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Sands Guest House Hotel Jamaica
- Golden Sands Guest House Jamaica/Treasure Beach