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Silver Seas Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location was horrible it's in the back of on alley you had locals for the neighborhood in and out of the lobby to u the hotel wifi!! The linens in the rooms look as if they have been on for weeks with being change!!!

This was my second time at this hotel and I love it , the staff is just wonderful it's a older hotel but the out doors is to die for . When you visit there just visit the bar and ask for Patrick wonderful person .So go with a open mind and just plan to have a good time Mon that's what's it's all about in jamaica .

If you are looking for a clean and reasonably priced hotel with awesome staff and excellant location, you have found it at the Silver Seas Hotel. The staff are exceptional locals who will do an unbelievable job of taking care of you. The rooms are clean and neat, nothing fancy but the staff make up for it. The hotel has a great location, a good dining room and bar and an good pool. Enjoy!!

The hotel was very tranquil and you could tell it was a nice show piece back in the day.It is nestled away from the action on the main street in the square.House keeping clean the room every day. The only problem I had was that they took my wash cloth and didn't leave an extra one which became a project trying to get one from the front desk that night and then early the next morning. Thanks to Ivan who went the extra mile to retrieve a wash cloth for me a few minutes later. The staff was courteous for the most part and i felt safe leaving my car in their lot.The front desk lady Beverley was very nice and checked me in early Saturday in rm208.The restaurant was nice and the hostess polite. Even though its not all inclusive it was a good clean stay.

You can tell that this hotel was once something special. While its a little run down, the location on the water is amazing, view is great, good amenities, and super friendly staff, just a little rough around the edges.

The swimming pool doesn't work. No waiters, no chef. The employees take care of the place, doing everything by themselves and always take advantage of the guests all the time.

Stayed for one night on March 7, 2012 & paid $86. Parked in large, free, empty lot with no problem. Staff nice and accommodating, although I think they directed us to restaurant they were working with. But food was good so it was no issue. $86 night seemed the price ceiling for what it was. As other reviews have said the hotel needs some maintenance. A crumbling state of ruin, but rather romantic and could be a really nice place. Room was large and the private balcony overlooking the water was the best. I believed room to be clean, but because old and in need of maintenance seems a bit dingy. Close walk to center of town. Great room/location for a one night stay, but I probably wouldn't stay much longer.

i was dissapionted the bath room was ugly drity .smelling .as soon as we got there the toilet flood out it was bad.i feel like to leave the hotel .the tub was mark up ugly looking. no microwave or frigerator .i was not happy

The Facade could be a turn off however upon entering the lobby, which was clean, open, spacious with a view directly to the sea. The room was huge with floor to ceiling windows over looking the beautiful caribbean sea. It is a very private place, with a friendly staff. We would definitly stay there again.

So the hotel staff was nice for the most part, and the view from the balcony was amazing. Otherwise, this is not a pleasant place to stay, especially when looking for a nice vacation with your significant other. We booked for 7 days, but left after 5 for yes, Sandals (in Negril). We had to go all out after staying in this hell hole: Upon being shown to our room, we noticed that the ceiling fan light bulbs went out, and we asked for replacements...we never got them. I also noticed (as soon as the staff left us alone, of course), that the towels were dirty, and there was gum on the wall. Now I'm a tough woman from NYC, so I could deal with the gum on the wall. I was also able to deal with the beds that sunk in, in the middle. No good for cuddling at all, but I survived. I also survived the very run down neighborhood the hotel is located in, and the beggars and merchants constantly nagging us around the neighborhood for money, food, to buy their stuff, etc... What I could not tolerate were the "weebles" in my oatmeal. My boyfriend, born and raised in Jamaica, told me that if oats or flour stay shelved too long without being used, little harmless bugs called weebles start to grow. So to make a long story short, although he came to his senses later on, the cook at this hotel could not identify the weebles that infested our oats, and passed it off as cinnamon until after we had eaten most of the oatmeal. When we asked this same cook for some ice to mix our own drinks in our room, he gave us a cooler instead, so we could buy ice and store it there, and then of course, pay him for the use of his own personal item. This guy was literally trying to hustle us for whatever we would spare, but we weren't having it. Besides the cook, this hotel is also located in a really bad part of Ocho Rios. Honestly, the only nice part about this town is climbing Dunn's River Falls. We walked around the majority of Ocho Rios since we had to find all of our own meals, and I can tell you that the neighborhood is run down, ghetto, and not pleasant. Take it from a New Yorker, this is not the town where you want to spend your vacation. I suggest booking in another city; Negril has the best beaches, so if you can't afford an all inclusive place, you will at least have a better shot at a natural beach, and not the dumped sand beaches that Ocho Rios has to offer. The lady who cleaned our room every day was the only pleasant aspect of this stay.

We were unable to go due to the blizzard on the east coast, but the staff were very nice about refunding the full price of the stay even though it was 3 days after the fact. I've rated this hotel based on their customer service over the phone as I never actually landed in Jamaica and you can't complete the survey without filling in every blank.

Do not go, trust me, it is probably the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. It needs to close down, sorry but it is not up to any standards I would expect in NA

staffs were friendly and willing to help no access to a phone in the room or front desk...needed a phone card bed were sliding and noisy WE LOVED THE VIEW

The hotel is very old, being that it is a historical site. On arriving at the hotel compare to others I was very mislead by the advertising pictures. I felt like I was in the hood. The hotel has some nice views but overall had an old smell, and feel. I would say the best thing about the hotel was the staff, the food was good, the location was ok because it was close to the ochio rios market, and night life activities. As the saying states you get what you pay for, it was affordable,but the setting was cheap. I will go back to Ochio Rios, but not at the Silver Seas.

The staff was friendly and kind. The view from the room was great and the ocean was simply to die for. I would go back there again and again.

I have been there before so I knew that they were very trust worthy and they really tried to accomadated our needs. I also stayed there because I felt very safe the last time that I visited. How ever they do need alot of repairs I could ne longer sleep on the worn matresses the last two nights of my stay so I slept on the floor with a comforter. The tub in my room # 215 needs to be replaced to repainted two toned tub was chipping away, I had to take showers with water shoes and they may have a termite problem on their balconies, I notices saw dust looking wood on the wooden deck of room # 215. I did speak to the managment and he said he will have those things repaired.

The first we noticed as we entered the lobby of the hotel was how outdated and shabby it was. The hotel seemed to have been built during my grandfather's time. It may have been great during those times but not anymore. Trees were blocking the so-called "great view" of the ocean,bushes obviously needed to be cut. The staff were okay,but the surroundings just turned us off from even trying their food there.

Hotel was tucked away from the main road, which was good as Jaimaican's LOVE their horns! Hotel room was the bare minimum in furnishings. Bureau, one night stand, one lamp, tv (no remote). Bathroom had two sets of towels/washrags. No soap. Shower had NO pressure whatsoever. I pee harder then what came out of that shower head! Also serious rust issues and poor caulking job on tub and sink areas. If you are on a tight budget and want the bare minimum then stay here. Staff was very very nice. Bed was comfortable. But bring your own soap, etc. And don't expect to take a nice shower!!

I really enjoyed the balcony and the view . The location of the hotel was great although the streets did get a little noisy at times. Check in and check out was quick and simple with no surprises. I wish there was a real beach on the property but it did not spoil the trip.

We felt totally safe at this hotel. Great friendly staff and really great security. Rooms are large and immaculate. Take your own pillow because the pillows are lumpy from being washed. Pack a beach towel and water shoes (if you have them) although towels are available from front desk and water shoes at a local store for good prices. Never a bad idea to take a cooler. There is a grocery with ice, soda, liquor, and food just across the street. Hotel food was excellent. Less pricey food options are walking distance. Avoid the cabs-make your deal when you fly in if you don't want hassles. This is not a sandy beach area-there are concrete steps to the water. Snorkeling not good because the reef is dead-probably due to tourists walking on it. If you have respiratory problems, Ocho Rios is not the place for you due to the bauxide industry close by coupled with the burning of sugar cane.

66 James Ave Ocho Rios Saint Ann

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Turtle Beach
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Turtle Beach is a short stroll from Silver Seas Hotel, and other popular attractions like Dunn's River Falls are within a few miles (5 km). This 30-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. Centrally located in Ocho Rios, the hotel is also a short walk from Dunn's River Beach and Jamaica Grande Beach.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Silver Seas Hotel's 30 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies and desks. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Free toiletries are also included.


Property features

Guests of Silver Seas Hotel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a garden and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Guest reviews for Silver Seas Hotel

Everyone (1) Couples (8) Family (4) Other (7) Friends (3)
1

don't go there!!

Everyone

The location was horrible it's in the back of on alley you had locals for the neighborhood in and out of the lobby to u the hotel wifi!! The linens in the rooms look as if they have been on for weeks with being change!!!

By , from ja on May 23, 2017

Review comment responded on May 26, 2017

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us, we appreciate your comments and will consider each one so that we can make our hotel a more enjoyable stay for you.

5

wonderful

Singles

This was my second time at this hotel and I love it , the staff is just wonderful it's a older hotel but the out doors is to die for . When you visit there just visit the bar and ask for Patrick wonderful person .So go with a open mind and just plan to have a good time Mon that's what's it's all about in jamaica .

By on Oct 2, 2014

4

real jamaica experience!

GetawayWithFriends

If you are looking for a clean and reasonably priced hotel with awesome staff and excellant location, you have found it at the Silver Seas Hotel. The staff are exceptional locals who will do an unbelievable job of taking care of you. The rooms are clean and neat, nothing fancy but the staff make up for it. The hotel has a great location, a good dining room and bar and an good pool. Enjoy!!

By on Mar 27, 2014

3

tranquility

Singles

The hotel was very tranquil and you could tell it was a nice show piece back in the day.It is nestled away from the action on the main street in the square.House keeping clean the room every day. The only problem I had was that they took my wash cloth and didn't leave an extra one which became a project trying to get one from the front desk that night and then early the next morning. Thanks to Ivan who went the extra mile to retrieve a wash cloth for me a few minutes later. The staff was courteous for the most part and i felt safe leaving my car in their lot.The front desk lady Beverley was very nice and checked me in early Saturday in rm208.The restaurant was nice and the hostess polite. Even though its not all inclusive it was a good clean stay.

By on Mar 26, 2014

4

needs a little love but great location, beach, and friendly staff

Couples

You can tell that this hotel was once something special. While its a little run down, the location on the water is amazing, view is great, good amenities, and super friendly staff, just a little rough around the edges.

By on Jan 5, 2013

1

i do not recommend this hotel

Singles

The swimming pool doesn't work. No waiters, no chef. The employees take care of the place, doing everything by themselves and always take advantage of the guests all the time.

By on Apr 13, 2012

3

good overnight

Couples

Stayed for one night on March 7, 2012 & paid $86. Parked in large, free, empty lot with no problem. Staff nice and accommodating, although I think they directed us to restaurant they were working with. But food was good so it was no issue. $86 night seemed the price ceiling for what it was. As other reviews have said the hotel needs some maintenance. A crumbling state of ruin, but rather romantic and could be a really nice place. Room was large and the private balcony overlooking the water was the best. I believed room to be clean, but because old and in need of maintenance seems a bit dingy. Close walk to center of town. Great room/location for a one night stay, but I probably wouldn't stay much longer.

By on Mar 12, 2012

1

family getaway

Families

i was dissapionted the bath room was ugly drity .smelling .as soon as we got there the toilet flood out it was bad.i feel like to leave the hotel .the tub was mark up ugly looking. no microwave or frigerator .i was not happy

By on Mar 2, 2012

4

best room

Couples

The Facade could be a turn off however upon entering the lobby, which was clean, open, spacious with a view directly to the sea. The room was huge with floor to ceiling windows over looking the beautiful caribbean sea. It is a very private place, with a friendly staff. We would definitly stay there again.

By on Mar 28, 2011

1

a really bad 5 days

Couples

So the hotel staff was nice for the most part, and the view from the balcony was amazing. Otherwise, this is not a pleasant place to stay, especially when looking for a nice vacation with your significant other. We booked for 7 days, but left after 5 for yes, Sandals (in Negril). We had to go all out after staying in this hell hole: Upon being shown to our room, we noticed that the ceiling fan light bulbs went out, and we asked for replacements...we never got them. I also noticed (as soon as the staff left us alone, of course), that the towels were dirty, and there was gum on the wall. Now I'm a tough woman from NYC, so I could deal with the gum on the wall. I was also able to deal with the beds that sunk in, in the middle. No good for cuddling at all, but I survived. I also survived the very run down neighborhood the hotel is located in, and the beggars and merchants constantly nagging us around the neighborhood for money, food, to buy their stuff, etc... What I could not tolerate were the "weebles" in my oatmeal. My boyfriend, born and raised in Jamaica, told me that if oats or flour stay shelved too long without being used, little harmless bugs called weebles start to grow. So to make a long story short, although he came to his senses later on, the cook at this hotel could not identify the weebles that infested our oats, and passed it off as cinnamon until after we had eaten most of the oatmeal. When we asked this same cook for some ice to mix our own drinks in our room, he gave us a cooler instead, so we could buy ice and store it there, and then of course, pay him for the use of his own personal item. This guy was literally trying to hustle us for whatever we would spare, but we weren't having it. Besides the cook, this hotel is also located in a really bad part of Ocho Rios. Honestly, the only nice part about this town is climbing Dunn's River Falls. We walked around the majority of Ocho Rios since we had to find all of our own meals, and I can tell you that the neighborhood is run down, ghetto, and not pleasant. Take it from a New Yorker, this is not the town where you want to spend your vacation. I suggest booking in another city; Negril has the best beaches, so if you can't afford an all inclusive place, you will at least have a better shot at a natural beach, and not the dumped sand beaches that Ocho Rios has to offer. The lady who cleaned our room every day was the only pleasant aspect of this stay.

By on Jan 10, 2011