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Very good
17 reviews
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Bathroom. Does have hot and cold water. (some guest do ask)
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica

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Flin Flon, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Priceless View”
Reviewed March 15, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

My boyfriend and I just returned from a month long stay at this condo , I must say the view is to die for ! So is the walk up the hill to get to it if you are not in good shape . But there are route taxi cabs at the bottom waiting to drive you up if you are to exhausted from your days adventures for about 2-3 dollars Canadian , they will ask for more but its only worth 3 max !
We arrived off a 930pm flight into Montego Bay and had another hour and a half drive to Ocho Rios to Columbus Heights the condo is exactly as it looks in the picture other than it needed some freshening up , we were staying from Jan 31st to Feb28th 2016 I expected the place to be clean ! The insides of the cabinets were dirty and stunk , outside the fridge and the top of the fridge were so dirty and dusty I could write my name in the dirt . The coffee pot was made up of 3 machines that did not work , lamp by the door to the deck does not work , radio is a hit and miss if you can pick up a station and the CD player in the bedroom is just for collecting dust . The stove top blew a breaker when we were there and an electrician did come an fix it but the stove only has one burner that will heat up enough to cook on , the back left burner , yes the water in the shower runs out and wets the floor every time you shower but the floor must slat in the bathroom , there is never enough warm water either . The bed , bedding and towels are all so old nothing matches no more and is all stained . A cleaning lady did come but she used no more than water for cleaning , I did not think it was up to me to buy the mr.clean , garbage bags , toilet paper , dish soap ect but I did as when I arrived there was less than half a roll of toilet paper there . The condo is in a very nice safe area with a beautiful view , but if you are paying for the use of a kitchen and half of it is not useable or the bed is not comfortable do not stay here unless the owner Janet has agreed to make some changes because talking to Bruce that cares for the property for Janet is hopeless , it took Bruce 3 days to get us a working coffee pot and over a week for pillows . We booked this condo for 1,400 aprox Canadian and I see the price has now went up and just about doubled since we been back , I would not go back at the price she is asking now . There needs to be some new appliances , sheets , towels , bed , before increasing the rent in this condo as the view is not everything .There is also a condo committee in phase 5 of a group of women and they walk around like police , they are very unfriendly , rude and make you feel uncomfortable , they also do not welcome you around the pool or make you feel as if you can use it !

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The rude condo association members
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Kyla P
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing ”
Reviewed October 29, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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person found this review helpful

I have to say this apartment was amazing, very simply decorated the breeze was enticing off the water .the view off the Belcony was to dye for

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Seymour R
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Apartment is poorly Kept”
Reviewed October 17, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
2
people found this review helpful

I arrived at the property to find the Air-conditioning Unit and Toilet out of order. The Owner is aware the A/C is Old and INOP but still rented the Place. The Linens were also old. I would not recommend this Place to anyone seeking to have a relaxing vacation.

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Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Trulycraz...
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“What You See is What You Get”
Reviewed January 6, 2015 for a stay in November 2014
7
people found this review helpful

I stayed at this property in Columbus Heights during the Thanksgiving Holiday (end of November) for 8 magnificent days! I arrived at the security gate, and wound my way up the drive to find the property. After climbing numerous flights of stairs I arrived at the property. The housekeeper was still cleaning up, so I dropped my bags and headed to the grocery store to pick up some essentials. It was great because EVERYTHING is very close by (I even walked to dinner one night at Evita's Italian Restaurant). I headed back with groceries, and a nice clean space.

The Spot:
It is well maintained, beautiful hardwood floors, spacious couches (one literally the size of a bed), nice tables (including one on the balcony, which was taken advantage of and eaten at often), and ceiling fans. The house is traditional, so very open, and airy, slated shutters on everything, and with the height of the property it kept a nice breeze blowing through all of the time. The kitchen was small, but worked just fine.

The Difficulties:
There were a couple of problems, which would not prevent me from staying again. One was the shower, it leaked, no matter what I did there was always a puddle that needed to be cleaned up after showering. The other was the air conditioner (in the bedroom) was broken, which was not a problem for November (it does cool down a bit at night), but it might be an issue for a summer stay (as keeping the windows and doors open at night brings in the mosquitoes).

The VIEW was AMAZING, to wake up to the blue ocean, and cool breeze everyday was fantastic. The pictures do not even begin to do it justice, you must stay there yourself and experience it! I have included a couple though.

If you are looking for a beautiful view, nice accommodations, a place where you feel safe, and is close to everything, I recommend checking out this property, you will not regret it!

I am happy to answer any questions you might have!

Thanks!
Amy

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Patrick F
Cochrane, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Breath Taking”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
2
people found this review helpful

What a beautiful spot. Peaceful and very Tranquill and only minutes from Ocho Rios. The apartments are completely furnished and nothing you will need except a beach towel. The manager of the property is very nice and the workers go out of their way to please. We are still in the middle of enjoying our stay.

We will definately come back.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Not a thing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 12, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
6
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Housekeeper only came once in the whole week, which meant only 1 Linen and towel change
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
16 Oct 2012
Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Columbus Heights. I agree the views are spectacular.

The housekeeper should clean and change linen twice a week and I apologise if this didn't happen. I am investigating why you paid for linen to be washed as we have a big supply of towels and linen in the apartment and this should not have happened. As explained in my email, I am prepared to re-imburse you the cost of the laundry and as suggested by you, will deduct the cost from your next holiday at Columbus Heights. Any personal laundry is of course paid by the guest. I look forward to your return to Columbus Heights in the New Year.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 3, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: The view from the Balcony.
Liked least: The fact that there were only 2 television channels and they were cartoon/children's channels.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Oct 2012
Thank you for your review. I am glad you found the apartment tranquil and enjoyed the stunning views. We have now fitted a lovely new kitchen with ample utensils. We also have purchased another DVD for the apartment. At present we are checking out the most popular cable channels which will be suitable for our guests.

We hope to welcome you back to Columbus Heights in the near future.
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