The Wexford Hotel
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Rick my Michigan friend and brave soul, arrived on July 1st. I think he was ready to leave on July 2. The heat is ******* him and he likes warm weather! But we are coping. We have found a place down by the water that gets a good breeze most afternoons. The fans help a lot. I bought a new fan, super duper speed to keep ...
sleeps there and I
switched to bedroom #2 a few days ago.
On the bed in bedroom #1 was the entrails, again in a pool of blood that the cat was feasting on.
I picked up the rat with the tongs and threw it outside. Stripped the bed and threw the ...
... once for breakfast and once for dinner.
At 12:30 they had a parade on the promenade. I’m not really into parades but I did want to see what one would be like in the ship. If you like parades it would probably be a good experience. For dinner we did formal night and tried the fisherman’s plate that I’ve heard so much about. We also split the prime rib. Both were really good. We ...
... not an expert on this port.
And, finally, they REALLY want you to have the Carnival MasterCard with FunPoints! You earn double FunPoints for every purchase you make on board. You can apply and get instant approval at the Loyalty & Cruise Experts Desk. They really don’t try hard to sell future cruises on board. That’s another thing that I find unique about Conquest.
Would I cruise aboard Conquest again? Absolutely; IF I could choose my shipmates. Otherwise, ...
... probably not worth it. Guess thats what happens when you boat loads f tourists being brought in on cruise ships.
Had an early start since I had to get down to the resort in order to get the tour bus and this was a fairly long walk from the taxi stop. Jumped on the tour bus after having to convince the sercurity guard at the gate to let me in so I could get the bus.
Had lots of older tourists on the tour and ended up going to about another four resorts to pick up ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Wexford Hotel Montego Bay
Extreemly convenient location and best views of Mo-Bay
This lovely hotel has a convenient location. Close to everywhere. The beaches, downtown and the night-club strip. Hotel is set back from the main road, on a slight hill. Panoramic views of the Montego Bay harbour with the mountains in the background and the blue Caribbean sea in front.This view is from your bedroom and while dinning on the patio veranda. Even more romantic at night. Service is polite and fast. Perfect setting for people on the move and who do not want to always be in the hotel. I spent 12 days there and visited many other hotels in the area.Will never stay anywhere else.
Wexford-Truly NOT for everyone!!
We have been to Jamaica twice and have stayed at the Wexford both times. On our first trip, we got nervous as we approached to hotel. But don't let the looks fool you. We stayed in a room where we had a patio view of the pool and our door opened to the sea and to the Pelican's roof. It was okay though. Had clean rooms both times, male staff very helpful-sometimes too helpful, cool A/C, cable tv. The restaurant, YUCK! Go somewhere else to eat. We didn't ejoy the food at all. If you are into clubbing , exploring places, and meeting new people, this is the hotel for you. This is why we like this hotel. It is within walking distance to so many places. We walked to town, it is across from a public beach were you will encounter some interesting characters, and clubs are yards away.
We stay out late so by time we get back the strip is usually quiet. THIS HOTEL IS NOT FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT EVERYTHING HAND DELIVERED TO THEM. IT IS NOWHERE CLOSE TO BEING A RESORT, BUT IT IS NICE, CLEAN, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING, AND CHEAP IF YOU DO A VACATION PACKAGE. WE HAVE MET SOME GOOD PEOPLE THERE AND HAVE REMAINED FRIENDS WITH THEM. I will stay there again.
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out of a possible 5 stars I would give this resort a 2+.... I just got back from a week and a half vaca at Wexford and I lust say when I first got there I was not happy.... I go to Jamaica twice a year and I usually stay at Sunset Beach which is an all inclusive and what I would call nothing but fun and relaxation all day...........When we 1st arrived there was no one there to take our luggage up the 1st 8-10 steps now that does not seem bad but after getting off a long 5 hour flight then going throgh the hassle at the airport, that was the last thing we were expecting......after about a half hour we were able to check in and get our room............ Once in the room we found out that our A..C. was broke and there was baically nothing the hotel people can do because the hotel was full to capacity........... The same night we had decided to check out the following day and go to Sunset Beach..... Like I said before I go to Jamaica very often and once I found out that this hotel allowed visitors to also visit we all decided to stay, plus Sunset did not have the type of room we wanted...... All in all Wexford was a good stay and I booked another trip to stay there for only a couple of days and the rest of the days at Sunset Beach... I read previous reviews and I too must agree that the restaraunt did take a long time with the food but we ordered as room service and before you knew it the food was there and yes it was pricey............ But there is a cab driver that works for the hotel, his name is Andre and he was very coooooooolllll......... he charged us fairly (very cheap) and he showed us local areas to buy things for cheap......Be careful the cabby that you pick because there is one that willllllll rip you off...... this guy is like a tour guide an will make you feel very comffyyy............. The room is nicely decorated with bright colors and the ladies who clean the room are very sweet I left them a nice tip before I left.......... Another thing I was not used to was the down time..... at Sunset we never had time to be bored but at Wexford if we were not on a trip, with the cabbie or walking to the local shops then we were bored...... we spent much time sleeping and this is something we usually don't do.... a plus is that the 2 clubs Margarittaville and The Brewery are in walking distance.. Wexford was better than I expected and I look forward to going back to Jamaica and visiting my old home Sunset Beach Resort and my new home for a couple of days the Wexford............. if you do choose the Wexford try not to stay there for too long....
The Wexford Inn
The Wexford reminded me of an old hotel of the 70's. French wood doors out of each room onto your own private balcony was kinda cozy, but your looking thru a railing. The sunsets are always beautiful in Montego Bay. But Negril is the place to really see the sunsets (Ricks Cafe was the best for a sunset and dinner at the same time & cliff diving) Margarittaville is across the street. We swam and snorkeled everyday. You need to go down the street a little way to Doctors cave. It's a five minute walk a few dollars to get in and the food is cheap. Plenty to keep you busy during the day and lay out. You can hire drivers from the hotel and take tours to about anywhere. Email me if you need More info. We took a few tours and explored a few places. We did not go to Kingston.
my main review is on the food.having advertised as the place for ribs there were no ribs available so i ordered the small steak on the menu.the steak had no taste and i thought i was in an old age home.There is no excuse for not having ribs available. thats like coming to jamaica to be told the beach is out of srertvice. next morning it was breakfast.i opted for the Jamaican fast of colloloo and salt fish. I spent the next 30 min chocking and picking bones out of my mouth.i would suggest if the chef cannot remove the bones then the hotel should purchase boneless fish.At the end i had to cancel my toast which never arrived. One of the worst places i have eaten in my life.
THIS IS NOT THE SAME WEXFORD COURT I STAYED AT IN 1976..THIS HOTEL NEEDS A NAME CHANGE TO SOMETHING MORE SUITED TO THE CARELESS ,PRIDELESS COOKING.
My Life Long Dream Came True
Four years ago my daughter came home with a big surprise for me She was sending me to Jamacia. I couldn"t beleave it.Some close friends and I went,we stayed at the Wexford Hotel,in Montego Bay. When I arrived at the airport I was speechless.It was everything I dreamed of for many years I was like a kid in a candy store. We arrived at the hotel and I could't beleave it, I felt like I was dreaming.The people was the best,food out of this world. I'm not a fancy person,but the way they treated us made me feel like a Queen. It's not a big fancy hotel,but let me tell you this.Every year since we return to the same hotel see all are old freinds and make new ones.and are stay gets longer. This year we are staying two weeks and a half and I am so looking forward to being back home if only for that time.I love everything on the island. And anyone going to Montego Bay the Wexford is the place in Montego Bay.
I had started going to Jamaica in 1997 and have stayed in numerous
hotels, but the first trip was at Wexford. Although it definately was a
luxury hotel, which I wasn't expecting, it was okay - clean enough and
a good place for sleeping. I had also stayed there a couple of times
since, still okay. This past time, I just wasn't impressed at all. I
had gotten the room directly over the lobby. It did have a huge
balcony, but also had an adjoining room. The folks next door were
pretty loud and there was a crack between the bottom of the door and
the floor, which made it quite easy to hear everything. The noisy
neighbors, I can still deal with, but the hotel itself has just gone
downhill. It just didn't seem that clean anymore. The age was also
beginning to show a lot. Does it make the trip terrible? No! Afterall -
it is Jamaica!!! :)
My advice would be to pay a few extra dollars and stay at Doctor's Cave or Gloucestershire.
Don't stay here!
I just returned from a trip to Jamaica this past week. I booked accomodations at the Wexford after reading mixed reviews about it. The hotel facilities were fine, and my experience would have been okay if not for the multitude of ROACHES in my room. When we asked to switch rooms the first time, we were told that the hotel was full and we were given a can of Raid! The Raid appeared to work the first night, but the roaches were back the next day. Again, we asked to switch rooms as these roaches were larger. The more we killed, the more seemed to appear. Again we were denied a room change. We were not expecting a lot from the hotel given the price we paid, but we did expect it to be clean. Bugs, moths, lizards I could have handled, but not roaches. The final straw occurred when my friend woke up to two roaches crawling on her face. We packed our stuff and left! I would not recommend this hotel at all!
Wexford Inn was Great!
Very few reviews for the Wexford, only a couple of positive reviews so we took a chance going there, with its cheaper rates and all (03/03). I'm glad we did. Great room, everything worked, comfortable beds. We stayed in the rear, with a view of the pool as we had been warned of the traffic noise on Hip Strip out front. Good restaurants nearby. Pelican next door is very good, and cheap. Pork Pit, not to be missed for a taste of Jamaica! Hotel restaurant very good! Climbed Dunn's Falls, what a blast!! Tropical Tours (book when you get there, in the hotel lobby) best prices. Choose half day though. We took full day, which included shopping and lunch (you pay). They drop you off at a little vendors mall and leave you to your own devices. Extremely aggressive vendors, high pressure, not fun. Tropical Tours also had the best prices for transferring to Negril.
Funky, noisy but cheap
The Wexford is not for everyone. We stayed in a room with a double bed for @$100.00 US, because we needed a cheap place to stay for one night while awaiting a plane to Port Antonio. The Wexford filled the bill, but we got almost no sleep because of the traffic noise. Drivers on the "hip strip" go almost all night, and honking appears to be a major means of communication. Although the bathroom and all amenities were fine (on par with a weathered hotel 6), if you stay there try to get a room in the building further up the hill (and thus farther from the road). As a cheap stopover point, it was fine, and the staff was fine, too. Easy walking to most places of interest, but watch for hustlers.