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Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

CLOSE IT DOWN, DO NOT GO, TELL YOUR FRIENDS NOT TO GO, THE PLACE IS A DISGRACE, RUN ON A SHOESTRING AND IN A STATE OF DELAPIDATION most of the week only 4 to 6 guests! staff did the best they could, friendly & helpful but had nothing to work with! Most days a skeleton staff of 1 or 2, hence slow service as they tried to take orders of food and run back and forth to the kitchen then take bar orders to do the same. Quoted meal times not adhered to, usually a wait of 45 minutes or longer, often menu items not available and no buffet style dining. Service very slow and portions very small. Lack of fruit and vegetables, not even a banana or orange & they both grow in abundance on the island. Desserts terrible,I paid a taxi to go off site to buy ice cream for the 6 guests! Zero entertainment any day or night. Bar drinks OK but all very cheapest brands, NO Appletons or Wray&Nephew rums, both being Jamaicas famous brands and cheap! Small sandy strip of beach but little effort made to rake seaweed each morning. Plenty of loungers as there were no guests...sensible! One good point was linen and towels lovely and white and changed daily. Bathroom extractors didnt work in any rooms. No mosquito mesh on doors to balcony so leaving door open guaranteed a plague of the biting pests. LOTS of mossies around the outdoor dining area, legs and feet bitten mercilessly. The inside dining area was not available as " not enough guests".Place needs spraying. NO entertainment any day or night and just the one CD played steel band all day every day ...apparently the owner doesn't like reggae music,(OR GUESTS!)..he just likes steel bands. I holiday in JA every year and this was my worst experience..2 of the guests had never been before and said they'd never go back..I had to tell them it was just Shaw Park, everywhere else was great. I advised Mchael the manager that I would be very honest on Trip Adviser and it would be a damning review.

I stayed at your hotel for 4 days,3 of those days there was no hot water,the management did not warn us until we were naked in the shower we find out,Your hotel needs upgrading also your menu needs updating. One thing I can say the workers are very nice and polite.

Loved the food, people and the view, this place is a place of solitude! This is the place if you want to feel safe and relaxed in Jamaica! One of the best beaches in the world, water was crystal clear and the sand was fine and welcoming. I went by myself and enjoyed every minute of it.

My fiance and I visited Shaw Park for a week and had the most relaxing trip imaginable. The food and drinks were excellent, we enjoyed eating authentic Jamaican cuisine and the bartenders were great and making whatever drink we requested (but our favourite was definitely the pina coladas!). Staff overall was also A+. In terms of accommodations, our room walked right out on to the beach and we could even hear the waves crashing as we fell asleep at night. My fiance celebrated his birthday there and the staff went above and beyond to make it a special day for him, especially at dinner time with our own specially decorated table, birthday cake and card. This is a very quiet resort with little entertainment, but some lovely steel pan music at dinner time played by a super friendly musician. Our only word of caution is that this resort is truly for relaxation purposes; the place was very quiet and there wasn't a lot to do (i.e. not great for young kids or people looking to party). It needed a little sprucing up in terms of some small repairs and re-painting, but the beach was beautiful, the music was great, the food and drinks were awesome. If you want a super relaxing, private vacation on the beach with phenomenal service, this is the place! Thanks to all the staff for providing such a wonderful experience.

My husband and I read negative reviews before booking but couldn't resist the deal. We also read several positive reviews so we thought maybe some people had high expectations. We loved our room, the staff, the food, and the spa. We felt like VIPs until the night that we were informed our water was being shut off but would be fixed Asap. The next morning we went to breakfast wondering how they managed to prepare food without water. Our servers had no idea there was no water and other patrons were showing up looking as fresh as daisies. When we went to the front desk we were told we could take showers in another room. We had to get our toiletries from our room with the toilet full of urine and walk across the lobby to another room. That room however, had no hot water. We went back to the front desk but the front desk staff had us wait until she confirmed there was no hot water then mad a phone call. She then walked us to a suite and checked the water. She let us know to make sure we returned the key to the front desk when we were done with our showers. When we left to visit my parents at 11:30 a.m. there was still no water in our room. No one offered to compensate us for staying in a room with no water from 9:00 p.m. on Saturday to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. I wanted to give a great review but instead we had to hear my parents say they told us so. They stayed at another resort.

My family and I (9 people aged 4-71) just came back from the most wonderful week at this hotel. We have been to many other resorts and this is the only hotel where our patio was on the beach. We sat outside in the morning looking at the waves crashing twenty feet away!! This is a 3 star hotel which creates the true Jamaican experience. The people are wonderful; so warm, friendly, kind and helpful. The food is outstanding. Every meal was a delight. There is real authentic Jamaican food plus international dishes as well. You can get a true Jamaican plantation breakfast every day - fish, calaloo, yam, dumplings, as well as muffins, pancakes, French toast, bacon, eggs etc. The hotel was built in the 1960’s in plantation style and although older, it is very clean. There are no planned activities, but as this is a small hotel, our group was on a first name basis with everyone and we felt completely at home, comfortable and safe. This is a place you go to for relaxation close to Ocho Rios’ wonderful attractions. We can’t wait to return. A special thanks to all the staff, especially Oliver, Milton, Smiley, Tony, Prudence, Janice and Roquelle, Eukley (for creating some lovely drinks) – you made our holiday wonderful.

We loved our time here. The room was clean, but small. We didn't spend any time in the room except to shower and sleep, so we didn't care! We were on the second floor, with a balcony and view of the ocean. We kept the sliding door open every night and slept to the sound of the sea! We enjoyed the food. My favorites were the fresh fruits and vegetables, they were so fresh and flavorful! We took a boat trip with Lipton and he gave us freshly caught lobster. The chef cooked it perfectly! There was live music Sat, Sun, Mon and Fri nights and we enjoyed it! There were excursions each day, but we were content to lie on the beach with our drinks! There was both sun and shade on the beach, so you could get as much or as little sun as you wanted. We got a couples massage and it was very nice. All the staff were friendly and accommodating. We took a walk around the pool. It was clean and had plenty of chairs, but we were there for the beach, so didn't spend any more time there. We found a couple of bookcases with books and each found a book to read. If you are looking for a big, new, shiny, loud, crowded resort, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a place with character to relax, this is definitely the place! We will be back!

Really enjoyed our stay here and the staff here sure know how to make your stay a good one from smiley to Crystal to condell to everyone else that made our stay enjoyable.I also had a birthday while I was there and they went out of there way to reconize that to.I thank you.

We love this hotel because the people that work there are friendly, polite, amazing, they make you feel like your home, that you belong. The food is good, the rooms are clean and you are certain to have a oceanview. Its a very good place to relax and enjoy Jamaica, cant wait to see Smiley, Willey, Pebbles, Michael, Oliver and everyone else too. See you all in March 2017 for 3 weeks. Even my family comes with me now.

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, then this is the place. There are no loud party noises at night and no intoxicated hotel guests. Each room faces the ocean and has a private balcony. It is lovely to fall asleep listening to the sound of the ocean and waking up to it. The food is buffet style and offers a great variety in fresh fruits, salads and vegetables. The main dishes are a selection of true Jamaican cuisine and familiar North American food. My favorite was steamed callaloo, jerk chicken, saltfish coconut rundown and fresh pineapple. Good service makes up for the low quality of drinks. Our room was in the main building on the second floor and it is adequate for a 3* hotel. The hotel was built in 1961 and the entrance of the front lobby and view is spectacular. One does have to take a taxi to go into town. I don't recommend standing on the main street taking a route taxi. Instead have the hotel arrange a driver for you or call Rainford Johnson 876-838-8789.(good driver with a nice van) The view from the property is amazing, but the beach is not what one would expect. The sand is a bit grainy and the beach can not be compared to the beaches in Negril. There are 2 long docks out into the sea and one can swim from there. There also is a nice pool on property. The hotel has beautiful garden walk ways. The beach stretches all the way where the White River flows into the ocean. We much enjoyed our vacation.

Cutlass Bay Ocho Rios Saint Ann

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive is a short stroll from White River Reggae Park and Coconut Grove Shopping Village. This 94-room, 3-star resort welcomes guests with conveniences like a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. Also nearby are Turtle Beach and Prospect Plantation.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All of Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive's 94 individually furnished rooms provide patios, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find TVs with cable channels. In-room massages are available.

Property features

Guests of Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive enjoy a private beach, a nightclub, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle for USD 29.43 per person one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms Beachfront

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, Beachfront

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 518 reviews