Fisherman's Point Resort
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... over. After a lengthy chat and a bit of a barter we ended up walking away with two mahogany totem figures, carved with our names, of course, and Sven even swapped his Sunderland shirt with a Jamaican one! After leaving that stall it was already 25 past 12 and we had 5 minutes! Trouble is, all the sellers want you to look and buy their stuff! We ended up with another two totem figures (not as good quality as the other two) before we managed to get free of the shops ...
Although I didn't bargain them down, I did get a Jamaica swim suit - I did pay $25 which is still a deal if you think about regular price swim suits here in the states.
The stores and market was just a short walk from our resort, so after our trip into town, we just came back to the resort and took more advantage of the all-inclusive drinks and food.
... show surprise and dismay! Then the kick in the teeth as we were entering a shop...”Just give me a tip on your way out”. Ericka and I were livid! We wanted to give them back immediately!! Inside the shop we decided to just give him the bare minimum which was $2.00 change that I had.
We left the shop and yep you guessed it from nowhere in stealth mode he pounced. Lurking and trying to entice us in to another shop! We said “No”, then his hand started to ...
... winding certain people up being in the hot sun all day, I went to the gym. I was quite impressed as it was air conditioned, provided water, towels etc and had a good selection of equipment plus a separate studio for floor work. One thing I noticed shortly after 0600 whilst on the cross trainer looking out the window was the number of early risers frantically racing around. I was later to realise these were the early morning scouts of the ...
... proves to have been worth all its trouble.
But I have to relearn to let go again. I say ware fell to the Rastafarians in front of the TV and catch a route taxi back along the southern coast. The other guests in the taxi are eager to help me and they arrange for the woman bus driver, who will take me to Kingston, to have a taxi meet me when we arrive. Never expect a thing, give the best of yourself and do not hold anything back. The lessons are lying on the road for ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fisherman's Point Resort Ocho Rios
We were aware of some of the negative reviews regarding this hotel before we got there, but thought it was just a few unsatisfied people making such comments. However, never in our wildest imagination would be think that we would have had to leave after two nights, out of a ten nights stay. Several weeks before arriving there, we called and requested a one bedroom suite with two twin beds for the children, and an ocean view. To our dismay we were given a room without an ocean view, and a sofa bed. We were not pleased and they showed us other rooms, which were in bad conditions. They even showed us a room with just one bed (knowing there was 4 in my family). We stuck with the original room and after getting all our luggage in, we soon realized that the air-conditioner in the room did not work. After many trips to the front desk and many phone calls to various people in charge at the hotel, we could only endure two HOT nights in the room so we had to check-out and secure a room in another hotel at our expense. Now I am trying to get a refund from Expedia. Staying at Fisherman's Point was one of the worst decisions that we ever made regarding a hotel. I would not recommend it. The people are NICE, however, they do NOT know how to run a hotel or a business.
Do not stay here! Please read.
The place was horrible! It is TIMESHARE property! AND people reside there on property year round. The first room we had was on the ground floor and the back balcony door wouldn't lock. We couldn't understand why they spent so much time trying to convince us to stay in that room and not just change our rooms. We were told that reservations had closed (???). Finally they switched us and although the rooms are laid out the same, the 2nd room had much better decor. That's when we found out that it was timeshare. And the air conditioning is not great. And watch the staff, I came out of the shower once to find the cleaning lady in our bedroom making the bed. And trust me, you can hear the shower when you are in the bedroom. Makes you wonder.
Absolutely Positively Horrible
ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!! This place has horrible service, accomodations and everything else. To be, individually owned condos... they are VERY poorly maintained. We were afraid to sleep on the linens because they looked to be EXTREMELY worn and thin not to mention the maid only came once for the whole week! Only the bedroom is airconditioned not the living room/kitchen area which are a little intimidating with the bars on the windows. I was very disappointed to see that Expedia and AAA endorse this establishment because is horrible. We could not get extra towels and they only give you 1 key per room so, if decide to do separate things YOU have to pay them to get and extra key made. HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE.
Thought it was Great!
I thought Fisherman's Point was fantastic. Our room was very clean. The cleaning staff did an excellent job every day. The staff were very helpful. The only down side to the resort was the restaurant. I wouldn't recommend it. Too pricey for what you get. Also, the taxi stand was WAY too expensive. Book through a vender on the beach instead. Great Hotel and Great value!
Great little place to stay to get a feel for the local flavor. Great staff, friendly and responsive. We had some difficulty with our first room but it was handled quite efficiently and without drama! I would suggest a port side room as the view is quite nice. Great view of the beach and daily sunset. As well the restaurant is "charming" - not always fully stocked but the staff does a outstanding job of trying to accommodate your requests. Yes, I would return again and again.
Don't stay here. It should be illegal for them to use "resort" in their name. Does not even come close to the web site description. Web site claims it is air conditioned--not so, most apartments are air conditioned in bedrooms only. Web site claims it has a restaurant specializing in seafood--not so, restaurant really was not operational.
I stayed at this hotel and was very surprised. The staff was very nice and helpful. The hotel is located central to any thing you would need. (if you stay at this hotel you must visit Island Village and dine @ Jimmy Buffet's Margarita Ville). The restaurant on site at the hotel also served great food and the staff there always provides good service. Also the hotel looks much better than the picturte shown. If you are looking for great service without the high cost then this is the place for you. My husband and I will be back the first chance we get.
Nice Set Up
Orginally made reservations for skycastle but upon arrival learned that they reserved a studio for my party of two adults two children instead of a one bedroom....they called Fisherman's Point and made arrangement for us to stay there. Good location for the children...easy walking to everything Ochie is not a very large town but staying at Fisherman's point made it even better. We had a one bedroom apt that was in good condition with a good size fridge and cooking utensils. Breakfast at the on site restaurant is between 5-7 us you have to try the brown stew fish...very tasty.If just a couple I would probably prefer a different hotel because this one is right on the cruise ship dock and can get a little busy when ships are in port other than that...good bang for the buck
We stayed for 9 days at Fisherman's Point adjacent to the docks for the cruise ships. Our room, or condo was great ...with a balcony that overlooked the swimming pool from the bedroom and another that overlooked the hillside. The only disadvantage with our rooms were that the pool side was noisy late into the evening because of inconsiderate people, mostly from the U.K. that were noisy, boisterous, and vulgar. Finally had to close the room up at night and turn on the air conditioner. My advice...don't get a room that opens out onto the pool area if you plan on sleeping at night! The other balcony opened out onto Island Village and a construction project across the street....both really noisy at night. During the weekend, Island Village goes all night, and the construction project one night went until 5:00 a.m. in the morning!The hotel staff were excellent, the room was cleaned every day, the room was comfortable, and we enjoyed the stay. We had quick access to taxis for tours, an easy walk downtown to other locations, and across the street to Island Village for shops, food, etc. As I said, the only complaint I had was the noise at night, which the hotel had no control over, with the exception of possibly putting a closing hour on their pool of a reasonable nature.They have some excellent rooms on the back side that open onto the beach, these would probably be much quieter.Enjoy your stay!
Fisherman's Point Resort is the only horrible hotel I've stayed at. First, we were lied to. My friends and I asked the pool worker if we could have towels for the beach (which we were told we were allowed to do) a little after 5PM when we finally arried at the hotel. He then told us that the beach was closed at 5PM. We wanted to see what the beach looked like anyway so we walked down there (also, they falsely advertised. they were NOT right on the beach) and found that it was not closed! They just did not want to give us towels! In fact, we stayed on the beach until 7PM every night. Also, the doorknob was rickety. We definitely did not feel safe, even with a chain on the door. To top it off, the lock on the bedroom and bathroom doors didn't work. There was no air conditioning in the living room. The kitchen had a dirty water kettle and pans. The refrigerator was room temperature...we put everything into the freezer. The couches were hard.There was a lizard in the living room, a huge roach in the bathroom and a huge roach inside a drawer in the bedroom. The bathroom sink had no counter for toiletries and there was only one light in the corner making the shower very dark.There were cobwebs on the window bars. There was a cobweb with little spider in a kitchen drawer. The maid showed up only 2 days out of the whole trip. The restaurant took at least 30 minutes to cook our food---that's if our food was actually available. The area of beach near Fisherman's Point was filled with men who harrassed us. We did not feel safe. I would never recommend this hotel--only to my worst enemy. Where you stay really does make a difference to your vacation because we came back more stressed out than when we left. This was not a vacation at all. Don't stay at this "hotel"!