The Gloustershire Hotel, Montego Bay
Reviews - The Gloustershire Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Budget Traveller
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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A delightful eight day stay.from A TripAdvisor Member
If you are a "Type-A" personality and have difficulty leaving that attitude at home then, Jamaica is definately not a place for you. It is no accident that the appropriate Jamaican response to virtually every circumstance is "No problem, Mon!" Nothing is so important that it would justify getting excited, upset or in a hurry about. "It's a Jamaican ting Mon!" and they will refuse to buy into your "Type-A" frustration. It is simply not in them.
The one exception to that involves motor vehicles. Without exception, Jamaicans in control of any sort of motorized transportation, exhibit a profound death-wish. I have no idea just how much of an impact that fervent prayer had upon the fact that, in eight days, I saw not a single accident.
The breakfast buffet was truly outstanding. In addition to the delightful waterfall that opens to the sky along the side of the resturant, they offer a "bottomless coffee pot" filled with that Jamaican "Blue Mountain Coffee" that sells for $57 per pound in specialty shops here in America, (more than double the price of Hawaiian Konna, and for good reason). And the fresh pineapple juice they serve is like nothing I've ever tasted before. As long as you do not expect psychic ability from the individual behind the serving line and are not too bashful to specify how much of which items you desire, I assure you that you will begin your day quite well fed.
Poverty in Jamaica is so grinding and pervasive that hustling is not just a way of life - it is a matter of absolute survival. Yes, people approach you on "the strip". You simply smile, say "No thank you." and walk on. But should you have an interest in what they are offering, be prepared to bargan for it. They think anyone who pays "asking price" to be a fool - and no fun to boot. I injured my knee and needed a cane or walking stick. I found a hand-made one of incredible beauty. Asking price was $45 US. I got it for $15 US. People comment on it every where I go back here in the states.
We too had a day when the laundry had problems and it was evening before the young lady returned with our towels - but she did remember us and return. Then too, I wasn't paying $500 to $2500 per night at one of the luxery resorts. Our room was surprisingly large and comfortable. Both accomodations and service were well above average for the price we were paying.
I would highly recommend the Gloustershire Hotel to anyone who is not an up-tight, overly demanding snob. And, if you want to see the most radient smile on God's earth, tell Jason at the front desk that Mom and Dad Stanley send him their love.
Terriblefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Nice Nice Nicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
What I would like to say I have read all the negative feed backs and I feel they are very unfair most of them are from Americans If you are going to Jamacia to sunbath sit around the hotel all day and complain and the be waited on the Gloustershie is not for you, book into an all in if you intend to have a hoilday were you are out of the hotel most of the time but when you are there it's comfortable and clean it's just fine for the price it's mordern not old knackerd furniture and you have a breakfast to start the day.
I'm very fussy were I sleep and especially where my daughter sleeps if it was not nice enough or even clean for my child I would say so I think that it's very important that sheets and the hygiene of a bathroom is my number 1 and they passed with flying colors.
I will visit JA again and stay there the hotel was perfect for our needs I have been to Tobago Anitgua & many more and paid three times more for the same quailty rooms and facilities the beach is a 1min walk across the road it's a perfect place to stay and not to expensive for a nice break after our three days the Gloustshire kindly accommadated us for an extra 4 days and offered us another larger room which helped us out tremendously.
Keep in mind the staff are not slaves they do not earn the average wage so treat them with respect and the will do the same they are very proud people and visitors to JAalways want something for nothing.
A pleaseant nice place and what a bargain for the price a 3* or 4* the only diffrence would be the staff would be running around behind you.and the facilities would bigger with there own beach. I met some great people from around the world at that hotel and they all said what a lovely and convenient hotel easy to get to 12min from the airport and every thing is near you have a safe in your room and security what else do you want just be HAPPY.
This place was great for the pricefrom A TripAdvisor Member
poor servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Absolutely Terrificfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Vacationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The pool was also very clean and there was someone observed cleaning it frequently, the hot tub worked perfectly and the food was very good. As for the complaints of the people about the noise and locals harrassing them. I have one question, What did you expect staying on a road signified as the "Hip Strip"
fun placefrom A TripAdvisor Member
the restaurant seemed ok, only ate breakfast there one morning. if you want to be on the hip strip and non-all-inclusive i dont think there is a better hotel in mobay.
Ok for the pricefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Bad attitudes and Bad areafrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Montego Bay
CLUBBING Wednesday night party at the Brewery, Thursday night is ladies free at Margarittaville and Club Amnesia in Ocho Rios, Friday night party at Pier 1 nightclub, and party again at Margarittaville Saturday night. If staying on the hip strip Margarittaville and The Brewery are walking distance from some of the Hotels on the Strip, however you will need a taxi to take you to Club Amnesia and Pier 1.
Just take a cab from the hotel If you are going anywhere on the strip, just grab a cab. The buses they put tourists on are very uncomfortable and we waited more than an hour for ours only to find out the hotel was about 5 minutes away. Its not worth what they charge for the shuttle - just make sure you agree on a price w/ the driver before leaving
lots of fun things you must do to enjoy mobay you must check out doctors cave beach, you must check out marguarita ville, you must blend with the locals at aqua sol theme park, you must shop at the duty free area very nice jamaican craft items and souviniers to remind you of your memorable time in jamaica, just come here go to your tour desk and say where can we go today you will be well taken care of.
Other names for The Gloustershire Hotel
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- Address: 86 Glouster Avenue - Montego Bay - Jamaica
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