Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa

Norman Manley Blvd, PO Box 88, Negril, Jamaica, Caribbean
(4 star hotel)
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Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Worst Experience of my Travel Life! NOT "5-star"

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 29, 2010

An Absolutely Horrid place!
Everything was wrong from the moment of the arrival. The "welcome room" was highly over-exaggagerated. We were treated like cattle, placed on a filthy bus and subjected to one of the most frightening rides ever. The welcome from the staff was cool and they seemed bothered by our arrival. No instruction was ever given about anything...the activities were scheduled but never came to fruition (We'd show up and none of the staff would be there).
The room was dirty, the beds (yes...two twins pushed together....NOT a king) full of fleas nightly, the jacuzzi filter had a hairball the size of my palm, the hand shower was broken, the balcony door was broken.
The food was "okay" but not "Five star" at all. Very much like any buffet in any travel city in the United States (NO seafood to speak of). There were ALWAYS flies and gnats on the food and everyone responded to minor requests at a snails pace.
Please note...if you have ANY disability or special dietary needs...this place is DANGEROUS for you!!!
I cannot stress enough....unless you want to drink from sun up to sundown, or enjoy sun sports...this is NOT the place to go. It is a HUGE amount of money for a vacation that does not deliver on its promises.

Unique Quality: If you get up efore they "Rake" the beaches....the beach view is beautiful.

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one of Negril's best resorts

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 9, 2004

When you first arrive you are greeted with a mimosa.

The rooms are very spacious with a shower and a jacuzzi style tub.

Champagne and chocolates are waiting for you when first come to your room.

The beach was beautiful

I was there for a wedding which was the best the sunset during the ceremony was unforgettable. The wedding there free!!

I definitely recommend this place to people getting married or just your honeymoon.

Unique Quality: Great views of the beach

Great dining facilities
24 hour room service

Great food !!

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Luxury All-Inclusive Resort

by written on October 27, 2002

This luxury property is for adults 18 years and older. It offers fine dining, 24 hour food service, great Junior Suite and One-bedroom suite accommodations, and all the land & water sports imagineable.

Unique Quality: The resort is located in Bloody Bay, which protects it from the strong winds of the sea. The beach runs the length of the property, and is white sand.

The rooms are all suites or junior suites, complete with king beds, sitting areas, large baths, and satellite TVs. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and the food is excellent!

The MY Zein, Princess Graces' honeymoon yacht, offers complimentary cruises for resort guests.

RonArmstrong Jun 26, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Just returned end of May, 2013 which is the slower, off season. Don't believe all the "fantastic" comments, as this is an older resort, just starting on renovations. (imagine older hotel on Miami South Beach - nice, but old) Also don't believe the "worst ever" comments, it was not that bad. They have a saying, "It's Jamaica Mon", which explains a lot. During the off season, the staff was pretty good at handling most requests. Some bars are closed, and main bar is not open all night, but late enough and the drinks are full strength and great. Food during daytime at the regular buffet was adequate, plenty of it, but not a huge selection in off season. Stay away from Jerk Scrambled Eggs, mixed with fish and bones. The omelets were awesome! See what I mean? Not real great, but not real bad. Dinner (reservations) at 4 theme restaurants was great, and you'll have to dress. Get out those flowered shirts. The landscaping was nice, with lots of colorful flowers and well maintained, but it's not the Ritz, ok? Every building has 2 floors and .every room faces the ocean, some just farther back. Looking at the ocean, the right side is the Beach View/ Garden area - real pretty with approx 50+ feet of nice grass between you and some palm trees and then the real nice beach. Since it is set back, that puts it closer to the main road and the traffic noise, (but road is hidden by trees and stone wall). (You will NOT spend a lot of day time in your room and late at night there is no more noise, ok?) It's about a 5 min pleasant walk to main building in center, not bad. The buildings close to center and farther left are called Ocean View, with little to no beach, or jagged rocks and boulders and a few trees to break up the monotony of just ocean, but the water is like 20 feet from your back door or balcony. This is the nude beach - all middle aged, and not a pretty sight, but don't mind them. ha. If you room here, it's closer to main building (bar/restaurants) and the ocean is right there in front of you. The one outstanding feature about this place was the security - they are everywhere, and real friendly. You don't wear wrist band here, so if you want to walk up the beach to other resorts, you sign out at security booth and then sign back in, so they'll know who you are. It's a nice walk and the 1st resort to your right, past the Garden/Beach view villas is called Couples. OMG!!! (no pictures allowed). This is a remote area of island, but there is a convenience store and a flee market (10 min walk up past Couples) with a couple dozen souvenir booths. Bought a real nice, hand made, $15 dollar Panama Hat with a Purple Hat Band for only $7. (similar hat at resort gift shop is $40 and no haggling)
Sure, there are nicer, more modern, deluxe resorts on this remote stretch of beach, but, if you end up here at the Grand Lido because of last minute reservations, etc., just go and enjoy and it's Jamaica Mon. I give it an Average, and I had a good time. OH, bring a 16oz double wall tumbler with lid and straw. (chuckle) Ask any bartender for a rum drink and to surprise you. You won't be disappointed.

darrinc Feb 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

My wife and I kust returned from our tenth trip to this resort.

We are never going back.

When we first came in 1998, the place was top-notch: 24/7 room service. all night jacuzzi bars, friendly staff. We kept returning even though a lot of these amenities were dropped. It was not sustainable with the economy. However, the entertainment staff, which used to be filled with a lot of vibrant youngsters who sung, danced, and interacted with the guests, have been replaced with some really unfriendly individuals who would rather you shut up and listen to them sing (occasionally not too well). When I had brought up to one of the directors that these kids seemed allof and did not really engage the guests like before, these kids treated us like pariahs. They would get up and leave if my wife joined an activity (and I was the one who complained! She never said a word!). Renee, Francois, and Miguel really should learn that they should insult their guests in private. They had taken to speaking patois around us. Unfortunately, I understand a bit, and did not appreciate what they were telling the other staff.

I truly hope that whomever buys this sorry shell of a luxury resort fix things up a bit; at least so that the jacuzzis would operate,a nd we could get a hold of a decent beach towel because these objects seenm to be more valuable than gold. The pianist at the bar seems to have many excuses as to why he is not coming in. For eight years, we thought he was an urban legend. Every time we would stop to see him we were told he wouldn't be there that night. If you like karaoke, then this is not the place. If the machine is broke, the staff isn't going to rush to fix it. It just means more time to have you sit there and listen to them prance and warble.

The DJ at the Atlantis these days has all the charm of a Gila Monster with a really bad hemorrhoid. I honestly think he is physically incapable of smiling!

Whatever your concern might be. don't bother to bring it to management. The one I was directed to, Miss Moore, was good at sitting there and listening to you, but she will only inflame matters as it seems she will firectly inform the staff who complained. This is why were were as welcome as tuberculosis.

Bitter? Maybe, but this is the review of a person who has been here ten times. There are some charms to keep us coming back. However, the above mentioned indivduals (and others like them) have proved their point. We are gone now, and we will never trouble them again.

A traveler would be best served to invest their vacation dollars more wisely at another resort.

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  • Grand Lido Jamaica
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  • Grand Lido Negril Hotel
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Address: Norman Manley Blvd, PO Box 88, Negril, Jamaica, Caribbean

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Amenities at Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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