28 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"OMG! This holtel was amazin!! there was nothing bad about it, i made soo many new friends i.e angela, yoki, oneil etc...
The bedrooms were very nice, the first thin g i look at is the bathroom which was very nice:)
there are also flat screens in the room and a nice size bed which i loved!
Youu definately get youur money's worth, thats why i definately plan to go back there soon.
there is lots of entertainment for the kids, like they have a games room with wii's, computers, playstation2, pacman and even put on movies for them to watch but outside there is alot of watersports for them, differnt slides in the second swimming pool, and even an activity centre if youu want to play an odd bored game or read a book:)
The food was exellent i even made friends with all the chef's it was amazing, and i would definately recommend it to anyone and everyone at all ages!:)
Hope youu make the right choice and book Rose Hall:)
From AJS from England "
- Travel date: Fri 20th of March 2009
"What can i say?
Everyone enjoyed it! ..more than enjoyed it!
the staff are amazing people, and as we are a lively english family we got on well, theres loads of stuff to do, day and night, as i said the guys there will do anything for you,and make every effort to keep you smiling!
yuki, ricardo, richard, vanty, coreetha, alicia...talk to them all.
they are great people, made the holiday, still in contact with them a year later!!!!
rooms were great, clean, air con nice, weather great, food LOVELY! drinks just as lovely, they made some pretty nice cocktails, the facilities are great!
would recomend it to anyone!"
- Travel date: Mon 9th of March 2009
Rose hall jamaica a must
"Well what can i say about this holiday other than it was fantastic Â£2600 for two weeks all inc .vigin sure know how to look after their customers with plenty of food and drink the cabin staff being freindley and pleasent.
on arrival in Jamaica our Virgin rep and transfer bus were ready and waiting to take us to our hotel which took us fifteen minuites ,on arrivel at the hotel we where greeted and helped with our cases to reception and then to are room (golf course/sea veiw)the room was spacious and very clean the maid did a fantastic job every day.The food was excellant different varierty of food to choose from every day. staff were very friendly and helpful at all times couldn't fault them in any way.The pools where great the water slides so much fun the lazy river fantastic sit back with your drink from the pool bar (kevin and kenroy great chaps) and relax while you float round the lazy river,water sports where great and fun,beach was very clean.Entertainment every night was ok. Only down side was the water convention there for the week who got priority over the main restaurant. cant wait to go back next year "
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of October 2008
Absolutely fantastic The best holiday I...
The best holiday I have been on. The food was great. It cost Â£1187 per person for a fortnight, which was for a wedding. We were welcomed with drinks and had our luggage carried up to our rooms. Benefited from wireless internet. The pools and beach were fab.
This is a dream holiday.
We can't wait to go again"
- Travel date: Mon 25th of August 2008
Thirteen of us got back from the Rosehal...
"Thirteen of us got back from the Rosehall resort on the 19th August after spending two glorious weeks.
The flight was ten hours long, so it was boring! We were fed three times on the flight, I have never been fed that amount of times on any flight. The transfer was already waiting for us and with thirty mins of leaving the airport we had reached the Rosehall.
We were given a welcome cocktail and as soon as we had checked in we went to our spacious, well decked out rooms. Our rooms were on the first floor which is also on the ground. We had terraces which was handy as the kids could run between the four rooms and we could all chill out on the grass. The rooms were decorated to a high standard and we had a mini bar with water. There was a coffee maker and dressing gowns. The safe in the closet was easy to use.
The restaurants were great, the pool bar was lovely as you didn't have to get out of the pool to get drinks. Owen and Donald made the best cocktails. On the whole, the staff were very friendly. We chatted with many of them and knew them by name.
The lazy river and the slides; well, they're a must. We stopped at several hotels on the way to Negril on a tour and from the outside, I must say, they weren't as impressive as Rosehall.
This was my first trip to Jamaica and I would definately stay at the Rosehall again if I took a trip to Jamaica. It was remarkable!!"
- Travel date: Thu 21st of August 2008
This was amazing, we went for a family w...
"This was amazing, we went for a family wedding, all 60 of us, but my family was me, my husband and 5yr old son and all catered for wonderfully!!
This hotel has just been refurbished and is amazing, the rooms are modern, light crispy clean, clean bed linen and towels almost daily - great!
Food was amazing, and the service in Jamaican time, nice and relaxing, but very friendly... Yeh man
Not a lot to do outside the resort, a few shops but not a lot, markets too, but the locals keep hasseling you, just ignore and be friendly is the best approach
The staff at the hotel were very friendly and no need to tip unless you feel the need.
Pool great and the fact there is a water park attched too, which my 5yr old loved, and so did the adults, expecially the lazy river, mind you the slides were good too!!
There are 3 places to eat, the main restaurant then the Italian (book first) then the Three Palms (book first) all very good, and nice to have a change of scenery every other night. If you arelooking for a place to go and relax, have cocktails brought to your sun lounger, cold flannels to cool down and a massage by the beach front (highly recommended) then this is the place to be, good for kids too, plenty of entertainment for them too, diving, glass bottom boat, kayaking and loads more to do for the adults too ( on all inclusive)
All very enjoyable and would gladly go again next year - YEH MAN !!!"
- Travel date: Tue 10th of June 2008
Fantastic holiday! Got back yesterday (1...
"Fantastic holiday! Got back yesterday (19th May) after 2 weeks with my partner, mom and nan. The bell desk men helped us upstairs with the luggage and were given a complimentary welcome drink. The rooms were fantastic, spacious and bright. All the pools were open. The holiday rep was fantastic as I lost my bag at the airport and she found it for me. All in all, it was a fantastic holiday and I would definitly go again. "
- Travel date: Wed 21st of May 2008
Wow, this is the second time we have bee...
"Wow, this is the second time we have been to the Rose Hall and can't wait to go again, would happily be back on a plane tomorrow!
The hotel was a little dated when we visited, but everything else makes up for it. They have also recently had a huge refurb. throughout and the pictures look wonderful.
The food is amazing, and has variety, the fruit is just out of this world. There's always pleanty of food and drink, and service is fast and friendly.
The people are friendly and helpful, and always willing for a chat.
What else can I say, day consisted of getting up, having amazing breakfast, going round the amazing lazy river and pool complex, having fab lunch, more swimming and sunbathing, having dinner and most of all just chilling.
Everyone and everythings "Easy goin' mon!".
We also went on a few excursions, Dunn's River Falls via Cool Runnings Catamaran, The Martha Brae River Rafts, swimming with the Dolphins in Ohio Rios, day out at beach in Negril, Negril Lighthouse, Ricks Cafe, Montego Bay Hipstrip and trip up to the house of the White witch of Rose Hall.
Can't really say much more just love it, and can't wait to go back."
- Travel date: Sun 9th of March 2008
The resort was excellent, other than it...
"The resort was excellent, other than it was not finished. The was pool was closed, as was the poolside bar and the area around this was a mixture of mud, rubble and JCB's, none of which we were advised about before we travelled, by Thomson.
We were offered Â£5 a day(per person) compensation by Thomson, before we left Jamaica, which we found insulting. Despite sending photo's to Thomson of the building site, they refused to offer any additional compensation, above the total Â£20 per day total offered, for our Â£1000 a day holiday.
The resort will now be finished and the place and people are very good, but just in case anything goes wrong, I would strongly recommend not travelling with Thomson, as they will not take seriously any problems that arise. I understand Thomas Cook offered Â£500 per person for their customers in the same resort, so maybe travel with them."
- Travel date: Tue 5th of February 2008
We had our honeymoon here back in Januar...
"We had our honeymoon here back in January. The hotel is great but I would like to go back one day to see what it is like after all the rooms had been revamped.
While we were there they were just about finished with one of the wings and no doubt about to start on ours. There was no noise or disruption due to the work and the room we had was of very generous proportions with a view of the sea/ golf course but was a little tired around the edges although was very clean.
The general style of the hotel was lovely and the staff really friendly. The food was actually really nice with a good selection and was nice and hot. The location was excellent being right on the beach and the pool and lazy river was nice.
The only issue for us was the lack of entertainment at the hotel and the death defying roads if you decided to have a trip anywhere.
Would definitely like to go back for an anniversary in a couple of years, we are off to play golf in Egypt this year!"
- Travel date: Wed 24th of October 2007
Me and my fiancÃ© went to the rose hall...
"Me and my fiancÃ© went to the rose hall resort I paid Â£1500 each to stay for a fortnight.
I thought the food was excellent, with a choice of different foods on throughout the week.
We had a sea room view which was very spacious and very clean; the maids are very nice and took pride in making the room look very clean and tidy.
Down in the lobby you can book days out to different places which I really enjoyed as we went quad biking, we also took a trip to the y's waterfall for anyone who is going to Jamaica, I really do recommend you take a visit it was stunning.
The night life was very entertaining and they had lots of different things on like Jamaican dances, DJ's, singers and crab racing for the kids and for anyone who likes to dance the nightclub was good and the Jamaicaâs really know how too party.
The pool at the rose hotel was brilliant as were the staff that we found very friendly and helpful all in all it was one of the best holidays I have ever been on and would go again.
- Travel date: Sat 23rd of June 2007
We visited this hotel for our honeymoon...
"We visited this hotel for our honeymoon and paid just over Â£2,000 to stay all inclusive with our 2 year old for a week.
On arrival it looks very impressive with a lovely beach on the hotel grounds and very large swimming pool with water slides and river rapid.
During our stay a few people had ear infections from the pool, including my husband who was in a great deal of pain on the plane home.
The let down were the rooms, they were no way of 4 star standards, very run down and dated. We also had a few cockroaches!
It's a shame because the rooms were big with excellent views onto the ocean but just so shabby, and the bathrooms really grubby and the taps and showers didn't work properly.
The rest of the hotel was very dated too, very early 80âs; the whole place could do with renovating.
The food wasn't fantastic either and not much choice for children, there were no ice creams for the kids through the day either and you had to pay full price for any food ordered through room service even if all inclusive.
The food that was cooked outside was swarmed with flies.
The entertainment was no good for families; it seems to be all focused on couples and honeymooners even though it advertises as a family hotel.
Overall this place was definitely not good value for money, it was more of a three star hotel and overpriced."
- Travel date: Sun 22nd of April 2007