Ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from d

Great location overlooking runaway bay. Clo

Posted Mar 8, 2017
Great location overlooking runaway bay. Close enough to Ocho arias if you drive or have a drive. The property is super quiet and absolutely gorgeous. The staff was unbelievable considering it was Jamaica and we were Jamaicans. They were super helpful & super courteous. They even reminded us that we had breakfast to go to. The breakfast was brilliant. Real Jamaican homestyle cooking. It was so delicious. I spent one night and I feel as if I would send all my friends there. Lovely property ! Must stay.
5 out of 5

A gem in Runaway Bay

Posted Feb 17, 2017 on Hotels
What can you say?.....Villa Sonate is a lovely hotel. All the staff are so helpful and kind. Nothing is too much to ask of them. We stayed five nights in Jan 2017 and had such a relaxing time. Breakfast sets you up for the day. Other family members stayed over the Xmas and are really happy with their stay. The room was very spacious .We hope to be staying there again soon.
4 out of 5
by Anne Marie

Okay Place to stay

Posted Jan 16, 2017 on Hotels
Our stay was fine and we had a good experience, the staff was friendly, courteous and helpful. If you ask they will give you a pass to the beach, however you will have to take a taxi if you don't have a car and if you want a beach chair you will have to pay; also I think the hotel, should let their guests know about the beach as it is not promoted. On a safety issue, the hotel has a pool and the water is always on the walkway, which is very slippery and someone can have a serious fall, they need to make some major changes in that area. Also, the place could be a little bit more lively, they have a bar in the back that is not promoted and is underutilized.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from usa

very nice place to stay

Posted Dec 15, 2016 on Hotels
breakfast was excellent and WiFi
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 6, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
It was our pleasure hosting you and was happy you had a great time. We look forward to your return. Thanks for making it Villa Sonate.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Bowser, BC Canada

Great small hotel in Runaway Bay.

Posted Nov 22, 2016
Pros: The facilities, location and most of all, the friendly, helpful staff. We were made to feel like members of a family.
Cons: The bed, while clean, was somewhat, hard as were the pillows.
Location: Close to Flavours Beach, which was a nice public beach with some vendors. However the vendors were very friendly and not aggressive.
This small hotel was perfect for us. The room was clean and well-appointed. The hotel staff were fantastic. Check-in with Michelle was a breeze. The wait staff, Andre and Dalwayne, were very helpful, friendly and the service was the best we had in Jamaica. The security guards, Albert and Edward were always available on their post at the gate and were helpful and very friendly. The location of the hotel worked very well for us, as we did day trips by car.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Well what a pleasant surprise. A hidden jewel.

Posted Sep 3, 2016
Pros: Everything. It was like home.
Cons: Ready transportation to beach or into towns in the area. Reasonably priced.
Location: Location was good and there were things to do once you got back to the main road.
On the island to celebrate mothers' 85 birthday. We set up stay for 6 of our family and friends. Pleasant surprise. The breakfast was fantastic and the dinners was just what we were missing. We made out better than going to one of the bigger resorts. We will be back!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 20, 2016 by Sonate, Hotel Management
It was our pleasure hosting you all. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to continue the pampering upon your return. Thanks for making it VILLA SONATE.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Miami, FL

Great hide away to relax and clear your head

Posted Aug 4, 2016 on CheapTickets
Five star chef, great and courteous staff, wonderful facility, close to the beach and the town.. also if you get hungry late at night before 12.. check out SHARKIES seafood nearby, you won't regret it!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 27, 2016 by Sonate, Hotel Management
Empress, We thank you for visiting with us and look forward to hosting you again. We appreciate your good comments and will continue to operate at a higher standard. Warm regards.
4 out of 5
by Marina

Posted Feb 26, 2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 27, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Marina, it was a great pleasure hosting you and look forward to your early return. Thanks for your rating. Thanks for making it Villa Sonate.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Boca Raton FL

Cozy hideaway, close to beach & places of interes

Posted Jan 22, 2016
Pros: The cleanliness and the warm personalities
Cons: The hot water went for a brief moment. Not sure what can be done there since It's very possible that it happened at a time when everyone was using it.
Location: Location was great, the Cardiff Beach was across the street. Golfing was next door. Also took in an reggae event only a few miles east.
What a find! One of the nicest, friendliest staff we've ever encountered. The owner Sonia, even came by and greeted everyone in the vicinity. Room was comfortable, roomy, clean. Many places to relax and enjoy the ambiance. Oh so picturesque, nestled in such lush tropical landscaping. Will definitely go there again
Comment from Hotel Management
May 26, 2016 by Sonate, Hotel Management
We are very happy you had a relaxed, comfortable and enjoyable stay with us. We have since redecorated our rooms, making them more attractive and comfortable. We look forward to hosting you again and will try our very best to maintain our high standards. Thank you so much. Warmest regards, Sonia
5 out of 5
by Ralph from New York City

A True Gem

Posted Dec 22, 2015 on Hotels
Each December my family gets together at an all-inclusive resort for the Holiday but we always choose a small hotel to spend a night each yearso we can check it out. We chose Villa Sonate this trip after seeing some great reviews. Rest assured you will not be disappointed. Upon arrival i was connecting with all the great things previous reviews mentioned. Front desk Crew, security, kitchen staff and everyone was just awesome and willing to assist you with anything necessary to make your stay enjoyable. My family is already making plans to go back.
Comment from Hotel Management
by Sonia, Hotel Management
Dear Ralph, It was indeed our pleasure hosting you and family. we are happy that you had a wonderful time and look forward to your return at the earliest. Wishing you and family all the best. Warm regards,