Ratings based on 268 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.1 out of 5
65% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
2.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Location, Location, Location

Posted Nov 13, 2016
Pros: The beach and the staff.
Cons: Could use a little updating
Location: The location is great. You can snorkel, take a trip to Dunns River Falls, zip line, go into town
The hotel is older and lacks the bells and whistles, which is what I LOVE bout it. It is simply a nice relaxing place. You can arrange for excursions and they re more than happy to help. The beach is right outside your door and it is a beautiful beach. The food was very good. It was more local cuisine, which I prefer. I didn't go to Jamaica to eat pizza and steak. The staff is outstanding! Friendly, pleasant and always smiling. If you are looking to relax and enjoy Jamaica, then I suggest you give them a chance.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2016 by Rambo, Hotel Management
Dearest Annette, Your expressions about our Property were wonderful and having you here again (repeat guests) was really an honour. We were delighted that you had a relaxing & well deserved stay with us and thank you heartily. Your comments were frank and truthful and will be utilized to improve our services and products. Concerning the property and updating our facilities, our refurbishing programme will continue, until all our rooms are looking immaculate and fresh. Your friends (The Staff) have all read your nice 'feed-back' and are charged/ motivated to continue the provision of excellent service. Thanks again for your visit, continue to recommend us to your friends and we look forward to welcome you again .......soon !.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Long Island, N.Y

The location of the Hotel was convenient

Posted Nov 10, 2016
Pros: Peaceful, quiet and the sound of the waves put me to sleep
Cons: The room that I was in needed some repairs, the ceiling, shower and the wall needing some painting
Location: The location was great for me, since I was there to bury my mother in St Mary and the distance from the hotel was OK
Upon my arrival at the Hotel, I was welcome by a staff member who took my luggage, I was introduced to the Receptionist Lashawn who recognize me by calling my name. I checked in and was escorted to my room, I had a wonderful lunch. I am a vegetarian and was asked by the Chef what I eat and everyday I had my special meals prepared for me, the dining room staff was excellent and very helpful, I don't remember all their names but, they smile with you and very polite. There are the Bartenders that make my fruit punch and Smiley made sure I got my coconut nice and cold.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2016 by Rambo, Hotel Management
Dearest Claudet, It was an honour having you as our guest recently and although you were grieving your Mother, we are very appreciative of your comments.Concerning your review of our Property, we have plans to continue our repairs / refurbishing programme in our guest rooms. All ceilings & walls will be repainted and bathrooms will be upgraded. As you are aware Shaw Park Beach is an older property, it was built / opened in 1961 and for this reason, the maintenance must be carried out on a timely basis. Your Comments was posted on the Staff Notice Board and LaShawn, Smiley et al have only smiles and are asking when you will be returning !. Thanks so much for your visit and we look forward to welcome you again ......................soon !.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from brooklyny

Nice hotel staffs (A) beach Thea same but good not

Posted Aug 27, 2016
I'll return to but food needs work staff is the best
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 3, 2016 by Rambo, Hotel Management
Dear Friend, We thank you for your comments and very happy that out Staff were helpful and caring. Sorry that the food was not so good, however we have a new Director, he is working on our Menus and soon we will have improvement. We look forward to see you whenever you return to jamaica. Kindest regards, Oliver Ramdeen
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from w

Very old fashioned hotel

Posted Aug 7, 2016 on Orbitz
Hotel signage is bad so trouble finding it. The rooms were very old doors hard to open and cable constantly goes out. It should not be advertised as all inclusive with a maximum of 2 drinks per day. And there are severs that ratio your food. I stayed at 3 different hotels and this was by far the worst resort
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 15, 2016 by Rambo, Hotel Management
Dear D by Orbitz !, your comments are always welcome and everyone of them is taken seriously, as we strive to improve the Hotel and it's facilities. Concerning your observations, we are hoping to install lights by the roadway, so patrons who are travelling by car will be able to see the Hotel Sign much clearer at nights. Please note that our Hotel was built in the Sixties and it is not new, however we are quite unique, have a special charm and offers a relaxing, quiet and peaceful vacation to the more mature clients. We regret you did not enjoy your stay here !. Kindest regards, Oliver Ramdeen.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from miramar Fl

Dirty bad smelling carpet. Overpriced.

Posted Jul 30, 2016
I was disappointed about not being able to see local TV programs.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 26, 2016 by Rambo, Hotel Management
Dear Patty, We thank you for your recent post and hope that you still had a nice time at this Resort. Must certainly apologize for not having the local channels available during your stay and the bad smelling carpet you had in the passage-way !. We have listened to your recommendations and have since adjusted our rates and will run this until the middle of December. Kindest regards, Oliver Ramdeen
3 out of 5
by Leasa from New York

Never again

Posted Jul 13, 2016 on Hotels
It was old fashion boring and run down nothing they said was true wifi did not, all included food was limited to what they want to give you to eat or drink and when ?
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 27, 2016 by Rambo, Hotel Management
Dear Leasa, We have read your review posted on this Site must state that some of your comments were not so true and that our All Inclusive is different from others.We have a unique operation here !. You must realize that this Resort was constructed in the Year 1961 and we have maintained our colonial architecture and furnishings even to this day. Even the wooden floors and mahogany chairs are still looking pretty and these are now antiques. We have background music during the days and in the evenings selected entertainment. We are not the Resort with loud music, instead we are geared to give peace and quiet and a very relaxing vacation. Meals are served A La Carte or Buffet and we have never limited anyone to their meal or drinks selection. We are sad that you did not have a nice vacation, as anticipated and regret any inconvenience experienced during the time here. Kindest regards, Oliver Ramdeen
3 out of 5
by Layla from New york

Posted Jul 12, 2016 on Hotels
This hotel seems to have alot of history, it's very antique and while they do a good job of keeping it clean, it is beginning to be outdated. The charm is so apparent and the potential is immense, I do hope it comes back to life because it feels like a special place!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 27, 2016 by Rambo, Hotel Management
Dear Layla, Thanks so much for visiting our Resort and gracious for the wonderful comments posted on this Site. As you have written, lots of hard work is expended to keep up the maintenance and cleanliness of this Resort and we are happy to have a team of hard working staff, who takes pride in their work and ensure that all guests are treated royally. We hope you will return soon to Jamaica and look forward to welcome you back to your "home away from home" Resort !!! Kindest regards,
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from NJ

Nice, quiet, and close to beach.

Posted Jul 3, 2016
We only spent a night there but our stay was very comfortable with the room, meals, and close proximity of the beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 12, 2016 by Rambo, Hotel Management
Dear Ralph, We thank you staying here at Shaw Park Beach recently and really appreciated the positive/ wonderful comments you have posted on this Site. Although it was a short stay, you have done us proud and indeed, we are truly grateful to you
5 out of 5
by Maureen from London

Excellent comfort and good service, very senic

Posted Jul 2, 2016 on Hotels
Service was good and people friendly and helpful
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2016 by Rambo, Hotel Management
Dear Maureen !, We were delighted to have you staying with us recently and thankful for the nice review posted on Expedia's Site. Happy that everything went well and you have pleasant memories. See you soon ............................ Kind regards, Oliver Ramdeen.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Kingston

Pool was dirty,should supply shampoo in rooms

Posted Jun 27, 2016
Staff was good hotel was ok, wish pool was clean when I checked in, didn't get cleaned until close to check out
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 12, 2016 by Rambo, Hotel Management
Dear Venessa, We thank you whole-heartedly for your recent stay at Shaw Park Beach and appreciated the frank comments. Must apologize for the condition of the pool and regret any inconvenience caused. Hoping you will return to us on your next visit to Ocho Rios and certainly we will make it up to you !!! Kindest regards, Oliver Ramdeen.