If I am being blankly honest, Chateau Margarite in Montego Bay, wouldn’t have been my first choice when finding a place to stay in Jamaica. There were a few things that I liked and many things that I disliked about the place all together. The staff for one, was wonderful and Ms. Dell the maid, allowed us to borrow her personal cellular device when in need (many times). She and many others were respectful and welcoming throughout the entire visit. It would have been nice if we didn’t have to bother the maid(s) so much to borrow something that had seemed to be promised beforehand. It was simple things like easy admittance to a home telephone and a television, which did not occur. The presentation of the place (villa) all together looked rather ravishing and was beautiful enough to call a home but did not meet the standards of what could be called a home away from home. The pool needed a filter because there were numerous leaves and bugs that were hard to get rid of even with a tiny net catcher. Sleeping was one of the biggest challenges because I was greeted with a bug crawling on me in the night. One of the reasons why there may have been bugs crawling was because of one of the broken windows in a bedroom on the main floor (where we had stayed. I also disliked the fact that the place was so far away from any life. You would always have to take a taxi to get to the simplest of places. To use kitchen appliances-mainly the stove- was a challenges because they were disconnected without our knowledge on the first day. The internet gave a strong connect but whenever you were to leave the house and later return, you would be disconnected. Also, the food at the restaurant associated with the villa contained many hairs in the any kinds of foods ordered. The restaurant staff were all lovely people but finding many human and animal hairs was something I found hard to look past. Overall, this villa wasn't my family's ideal lodging and forced us to shorten our stay.
My wife and I spent a week at this establishment in February 2015. It was all around amazing from the location, service and setup. From the moment we pulled up to the minute we left everything was great. We rented a car so we traveled around Jamaica doing sightseeing and visiting tourist attractions. The owners were amazing and told us which venues to visit and which not too. They assisted us with directions to the places and everything else we needed to make the trip memorable. The staff was amazing and pleasant to work with from the front desk to the housekeeper. We had the pleasure of spending some time 1 night speaking to the owners, the Dawskins and it was a very enjoyable time. They were so willing to help with everything and spend time with us getting to know us and sharing stories. They have done a lot put in a lot of time creating the perfect get away for all of us vacationers. They are currently building some new rooms onto the main building. We would strongly recommend staying here if you ever get the chance too. We are hoping to return later this year or early 2016 when the owners have their grand opening for the property. Again all around great visit and very pleasant staff to interact with. The 1 mistake we did was waiting until our last day to try the on premise restaurant. If you stay here we highly recommend trying the restaurant ASAP it was amazing. Thanks for the hospitality and we hope to see you guys soon with our children this time.
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