The Fishermans Point Resort Hotel, Ocho Rios
Reviews - The Fishermans Point Resort Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Sun Seeker
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Young & Single
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Fishermans Point Resort Hotel
Wonderful surprise!from A TripAdvisor Member
The one word of caution is to be ready for the onslaught of "hustling" - everyone is trying to get you to buy something, go see "their" guy for taxi, etc. They are very good natured and you never feel burdened - just be aware so you don't get yourself cornered.
If you fly into Mo Bay there are vans that will drop you at the hotel for $20 p/person. Taxis are always available and the prices for excursions are always listed. There is jet skiing, parasailing, glass bottom boats all right in front of the hotel. And if you are lucky enough to be there without a cruise ship in port you feel as though you are the only people on the beach.
Overall, a wonderful place to stay. We decided to stay here to save money on eating out (so easy to fix b-fast, tea, coffee, snacks in room) and then be able to afford the fun things: jet skiing, parasailing and I HIGHLY recommend visiting the Bob Marley Mausoleum in Nine Mile. The drive is about an hour or so through some of the most gorgeous countryside you've ever seen! I would recommend upon check in asking for one of the ocean view rooms - during our 2 hour wait on our room, I saw several "grumpy" travelers get less than stellar rooms. It seemed that patience and a nice attitude will get you far here.
T STAY HERE!!!!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Pay no attention to the few negative reviews - we loved it!from A TripAdvisor Member
and we are absolutely baffled at the intense negativity of some of the
reviews listed on this site. We almost didn't go because of them and
that would have been a bad mistake. But we are seasoned, global
travelers, not terribly fussy and demanding and have stayed in every
level of accomodation there is, so we figured we would take a chance.
This is a great place with extremely friendly and helpful staff, nice
rooms (not fancy - this is not the Ritz - but clean and well cared
for), a beautiful interior gardens and pool and great views if you have
a room on the ocean side- do ask for that!! We never saw an ant, we
were never hassled about towels, maid service came every day,
everything worked, the pool area was quiet after 7 or 8 at night, and
to describe this place as a "dump" is absolutely ridiculous!
However, I would add some caveats. Rooms on the street side across from
the Island Village can get noisy at night - we were there for 4 nights
and 2 of the nights it was quite loud well into the wee hours. We
arrived about 9:00 PM our first night, dead tired from a long day of
travel and upset by being messed around by the shuttle company who was
supposed to take us from the airport (long, rough drive!) to the hotel.
We were initially put on the first floor of the street side of the
resort and were dismayed to find a huge, very loud party going on
across the street that lasted till about 3:00 AM. However, by turning
on the air-conditioner and the fans that diminished the noise to a
tolerable level. The next morning, I went to the front desk, very
politely and nicely explained what had happened and how we got little
sleep, after a very long day and if at all possible, could we get a
room on the ocean side away from the street? They were very obliging
and to our absolute delight gave us a perfectly beautiful room
overlooking the ocean on the third floor. We spent every evening in our
room on our balcony, sipping rum and grapefruit juice and just watching
the ocean, boats, lights and other activity as things wound down every
night. It was perfect!!
A few more points: The associated restaurant is more pricey than some of the other places in town, but it has good food, good service, a very pleasant setting with a nice breeze coming through and so convenient. It is worth the extra money, at least some of the time, but one should get around and try other places. The beach area is fine, convenient (about 1/4 mile walk on a sidewalk in back of other hotels and safe from most, but not all, of the main street panhandlers or higglers - which is a problem!), it has a few shade trees if desired, all the water sports and activities you could ask for and, by all means, try the fruit plate from the old man at Fruitopia on the beach -- It was wonderful and enough for an army! I would be happy to answer any questions, if you wish, by posting on this site.
A Place with Great Potentialfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Only problem was a malfunctioning water heater. The staff had it fixed within 2 hours of reporting it (including getting a part rushed to them) and did it right the 1st time.
On the downside, the resturaunt is a bit pricy and may do better business by shaving it a bit. Also, a system to charge things to the room while staying there would be helpful to the guests. A breakfast buffet might be nice, at a reasonable price, or a more inclusive package may be offered. Also, maybe a little entertainment might be cool...they don't have to go for something raucous like over at the island village, but maybe some island acoustic music by the pool in the evening or by the resturaunt might be nice (maybe play poolside and run speakers into the resturaunt.) like my title said, this place has potential...it is very nice and has a great location. if they want some consulting in the area of that and some other ideas, they can feel free to contact me...anyway...
on our last night, there was a nice little crowd at the bar, so i joined them. during our stay, we had been fortunate enough to meet people from canada, england and elsewhere, and some of the locals (the staff was most friendly, and they didn't do it for tips,,,it was genuine). it seemed that night, people that we had met and others gathered at this "round table" and we all had a great time with lively conversation about everything from food to politics, and everything in between. the diverse perspectives reflected the great conversations that i had all thru our stayin Ocho Rios. by the time it closed down, i knew we had a great visit at fisherman's point. i have some great ideas on how they could utilize the facility better, but for a first trip for me, my wife and 5 year old son, they made us feel at home and want to come back. thanks again to ernest, bobby brown, carmen, who braided my wife's hair most beautifully, and all of the staff there...we tip our hats and thank you once again:)
good choicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Could have been better.from A TripAdvisor Member
It's in a good location, on the beach right by the cruise ship pier.
The room was very spacious...full kitchen, dining area, sitting room, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a loft. The furniture and appliances could use some updating. The paint on the wicker furniture was peeling and the cushions were flat. The paint on the kitchen ceiling was peeling and a full size stove and been replaced with a small apartment sized one but where the larger stove used to sit was missing floor tiles. The float in one of the toilets didn't work, there was no screen in one of the shower heads so the water just poured out and there are no regular outlets in the bathrooms. There were some ants but it wasn't too bad.
The only air conditioners were in the bedrooms but there were 2 sets of patio doors on opposite sides of the room on the 1st level so the breeze was sufficient. Just be aware this is not a luxury hotel and it's possible some rooms are better than others.
OUTSTANDING! EXOTIC! A TRUE REVIEWfrom Bingos-Mom
The pools were glorious - the baby pool was so appropo for "Her Highness's" first dip! The botanical gardens surrounding the pools were spectacular - none other could compare to the tranquility of the courtyard - pool - resort setting. Our taxi driver, Mr. Rainford Johnson, was better than any limo driver - genuinely attentive, professional, a gem of a man. We followed all of his suggestions, and were so pleased! The Ruins, Shaw Park, Fern Gully, Taj MaHal, and the local grocery store were the nearby locations he turned us on to.
Another good driver was Cox. Both these gentlemen can be found working at the FPR. We all enjoyed Dunns River Falls, alot. Oh, back to FPR.
Kerry (or Curry) was so nice to take 'the husband' on a personalized tour, Ernest is terrific, Lenworth at the bar and restaurant was super, Charles and the Security Crew had everything under control - security was tight and included undercover as well as uniformed police, Carmen at the pool did a nice braid job for us, and the housekeeping staff, maintence crew, and gardeners were always available and did great work.
FPR is right in the middle of everything - it is an original (goes back many years) and is ideally located near the beachfront. One word of caution: heed the 'warnings' of the hotel staff regarding traveling out and about, alone, especially at night. A couple helpful hints: remember to open ALL your windows - the breeze is lovely; the heat takes alot out of you so don't try to do too much each day; and if you're lucky enough to be traveling with a beautiful, fun loving baby - remember to keep them hydrated and ONE LAST TRICK - put ice packs under the padding of strollers and car seats - because the babies can't tell you they're getting tooo hot - and we had gorgeous weather! A great time was had by all. We highly recommend FPR to those travelers who know what 'traveling' is all about.
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Neat littlel placefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Hated Itfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Guests are not allowed in the room past 10:30 pm without a ten dollar fee which I believed the workers will use for personal use.The apartment was overflowing with ants. There are no outlets throughout the apartment except in the kitchen and living area. There is only air in the bedrooms and they ask you to turn it off when you leave the facility. There are no tv's throughout the apartment only in the living room. The restaurant looked so shotty from the outside I would not dare enter it. This place is so backward that instead of a bellhop the pool attendant takes bags to rooms with a dolly.The showers water stays in unitl after you get out of the shower so you take a shower while your feet take a bath. This was just an all together bad experience.
Top Local Tips for Ocho Rios
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Dunn's water falls Great natural ride to the Water Falls and Park, beatiful.
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- Address: Turtle Beach Road - Ocho Rios - Jamaica
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