We stayed at the Gloriana for 2 weeks Oct - Nov 2011 and I was pleasantly surprised. I had read the reviews before going & chose to take the chance. My main concern was there were no bugs because that I CANNOT tolerate. Happy to say there weren't any. First off its obvious my expectations weren't high since it was so inexpensive. Being my forth trip to Jamaica from California I knew I wouldnt be spending much time in the room anyways.
I really appreciated getting a choice out of 3 rooms. The staff was nice and helpful, although they may not have been all fake smiles the entire time they did their jobs well. If we needed anything it was no problem & done in a reasonable amount of time. I stayed at Iberostar Resort previously & it took them longer at times to respond to our request. The pool was small but fine. Not a lot of kids so great for relaxing. I spent lots of time sitting in the swing seat on my laptop. WiFi is stronger by the pool/ lobby areas. One complaint is that I couldn't get WiFi in my room but it was the same at the resort except there I had to pay extra for it. The restaurant prices are high compared to local prices, but not compared to normal room service rates.
I love love love the location! I hate having to get a taxi so the fact I can walk to the Doctor's Cave beach, MargaritaVille, shop, & local restaurants was great! Plus the security staff was also helpful when I did need a taxi. Our housekeeper was great too. She offered and allowed me to use her phone to reach my boyfriend when he was out working. The other hotel guests were friendly as well. I enjoyed it so much we're going back next month & this time a few friends are coming too.
Remember this is NOT a 3+ star hotel! So if you expect to get what you pay for with their low rates you will be happy because you will get your money's worth & more.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Gloriana And Spa
- Hotel Gloriana Montego Bay
- Gloriana Hotel