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was not informed before hand of $100.00 deposit. I chose this hotel because I was on a budget, I did not bring credit cards.
The all inclusive doesn't meet standards
The room and hotel itself was pretty much what we expected, however the food was not good at all. There were very few choices for meals. Breakfast didn't include any breakfast meats at all. No bacon, sausage or anything like that. Not even any chopped ham for omelets. No scrambled eggs, no yogurt, no bagels or English muffins, fruit that was served for breakfast was very limited (3 kinds). This could easily be fixed. Lunch was OK, but the evening meal was very poor. All inclusive at the bar didn't even include most of the kinds of drinks that they actually poor. No rum cream, no Hummingbirds or Tequila sunrise etc. They made them, but if you wanted them you had to pay. The beach area was small, but live able. The security on the beach was Excellent, thanks to Micheal the security guard. Beach chair cushions could be upgraded. There was no entertainment except for the bartenders dancing at times. The wait staff was very good as were the bartenders with the exception of a couple of them that wouldn't even look at you, never said thank-you when you tipped or anything. They could update their lock box system and replace with in room safes. The lock box does work, but just not as convenient.
Not sure if it the hotel ownership or the way the hotel is managed, but most of it's problems could be fixed! The breakfast cook at the egg station was friendly and nice for 6 out of the 7 days. But the back up person on Wednesday couldn't even make two eggs at the same time causing huge back ups in the breakfast line. With such limited choices for breakfast most people opted for eggs. The water for tea wasn't even hot enough to steep tea. Had hotter water in the bathroom in our room that what you got for tea, and only 1 kind of tea available unless you brought your own.
not what i expected.
The pictures for this hotel are old. My first overall impression was dissappointment. We paid extra for superior beachside. DO NOT do this. The view is over a dirty roof, from a balcony in bad need of repair. Garden side will be just fine. Also what you do not know is that Superioe beachside is up 2 flights of concrete stairs. You will wait at least 5 to 8 minutes for a shower. Then it will be freezing cold, then scalding hot again. The beach is TINY. There are never enough chairs, and very few umbrellas. But who wants to lay in a row and back to back with all the other guests? There are several hotels close by - where the beach is much more accomodating and spacious. The food was just ok. The bar tenders lack any personality for the most part. You will get served - but I often felt like I was bothering them. This is not a place that you will need to bring any dressy clothes. The restuarant next door is good - but very overpriced, with small portions. There is a good place to shop across the street - buy your stuff there...not along the beach! I would not go back to the Legends. Jamaica has a beautiful beach - but enjoy from some other place.
Not at all what we expected from the write-ups and descriptions.
We were very disappointed that the room had not refrigerators in them. Prices at the restaurant were relatively high although that was typical of all the restaurants on the beach. We paid extra for the superior beachside room and the only thing that was beachside about it was that it was on the beachside of the road. The hotel could have offered more amenities with regards to activities and helping with excursions. The staff was friendly and courteous and the rooms were adequate, bathrooms need some work. I doubt that I would visit Negril again, you could not walk on the beach without being approached by the native Jamaicans asking you to buy this and that or to get you to come into their establishment.
The staff was very friendly, they took care of any problems we may have come across. Michael the gaurd does an mazing job at keeping rif raf out of your hair as well.
As for apple vacation it's self. I will never book a trip through you ever again, nor will I recommend your travel agency either. After numerous times of asking for beachside room we didn't receive one. Among other problems I had while booking.
Over all the trip was ok. We spent alot of time off site as the staff was not very friendly and there was no entertainment or activities offered. The biggest disappointment was upon our arival to the airport in Montego Bay. Our trip included tranport to and from our resort. We could not find anyone from Apple to take us to the resort. It cost us a $100 cab ride to get from the airport to Legends! Two day before our departre, we were checking with the front desk to make sure we were not going to have to also pay to get back to the airport. An Apple rep happened to be there. When we told him about having to pay $100 for a cab instead of the transport we were supposed to have received, his only response was "Are you serious?" I was very dissapointed. I feel we should be reimbursed for our added expense.
Legends Resort - Negril, Jamaica
Legends Resort was a rated 2-star. This is accurate. The hotel room was clean, but bare-bones. There were few amenties. The lighting in the room and the bathroom was very dark, so these could have been improved. The bed was very comfortable. The beach at the hotel was very small, but Michael (security guard) was very tenacious about keeping the riff-raff out of the area. It was nice that we could go to Samsara (sister hotel) and use their facilities. It took out out of the fray for a day or two. The cook (Mama) prepared basic, but good meals. We knew this would not be a 5-star resort when we booked it. We checked out the reviews on Trip Advisor, and many of them were negative. We had an excellent time, but we are very adaptable people. All we wanted was a clean room. Although the room was a little shabby, it was clean, so this satisfied our needs. As far as recommending this resort to friend/family, we could recomment it to some. Others would not find it up to their standards. We wanted more of a local experience, and we got it at Legends.
toilet broke took 2 days to get fixed, air condition leaked water all over my luggage, never got fixed
I also asked for extra towels, which the office said there's a procedure and the maid would take the 1 towel in am noit return till almost dinner time, no hand towels or wash rags were given.
The toilet broke, I had to reming them several times, the AC leaked water all over my clothed, hotel never offered to clean them or never fixed it, they gave me after a few days and I slipped many times, large beacj towels to soak up water, I will certainly make sure next vacation hotel supplies things that I tought were standard.
The Legends Resort hotel dining/bar/beach area is staffed by the most caring and friendly people I have ever come across. Within 24 hours of our arrival the staff made it clear by their actions that taking care of the guest was very importtant to them. The facility was very child/family friendly, and the service staff in the dining/bar beach area made it more so by learning quickly what tha childrens names were, and who they belonged to. We felt as if we had half dozen helpers looking after the kids, that makes life much more relaxing for mom and dad. The hotel rooms,food etc. is not five star, but everything is clean,very good value for the money paid. Everything regarding connections went as smooth as silk, but the bus ride to and from the airport is a little longer than I liked.
TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
perfect for the 10 of us... heading back in 60 days
Went with a big group and it was perfect for us. Drinks were great, I'm picky and I ate everything.
the selection is low for food. but it's a smaller hotel and more personnel ... staff always knows who you are and remembers your name and remembers your drink of choice. So with the hotel being small i can understand the low selection of food as many eat with local vendors etc and I notice it wasn't always busy . so it would be a waste of food ..but always tasty.
We had a clean room and clean towels every day by 3pm ... I saw some reviews... and I always had hot water and perfect water pressure and have long blonde hair.
Wi-Fi was perfect and worked on the beach, rooms, anywhere on the property
location was perfect ..close to jungle night club.
Access to anything at your finger tips.
my group was huge and they accommodated everyone. Already booked for July 14th .
from Ottawa Canada...
Great beach resort. Just what I was looking for in a holiday.
Stayed at Legends Beach Resort, Negril, Jamaica, April 2018 and had a lovely time. My room was on the beach side. The room was large, clean, comfortable, with new furniture, big tv, a/c, ceiling fan, balcony. I was just about 1 minute from the fun and active beach scene :) The staff were warm, friendly, helpful. Everyone was relaxed and enjoying their workday or their vacation. It was exactly the type of place I was looking for. It is a bit older, but I liked it. Nice shopping mall across the road.
The food is home cooked
Grandma type comfort food. I am picky and I liked it. Micheal was awesome for shooing off the dealers and
Fruit vendors. Not an easy job. Kendrick is a great Mgr.
Cleaning staff awesome.
However, there was not once i enjoyed a bar drink, until I had to pay for one not on the inclusive menu!
So ya, two drink menus! Not cool. Or at Margaritaville, they can make a drink there! SMH!
No beach towel service.
Very old and haggard bath towels.
They use cheap throwaway
Plastic glasses! So 20 cups a day for some people each? Within 1.5 days i bought
Steel type lidded sippy cups at store for $10. EPIC FAIL
For that alone! They need
Dual flush toilets, specifically in the bar toilets. Some people won't hold lever for 30 seconds!
The Owners Son pretended to be a Maintenance guy. Not cool. I stayed at Samsara 5 yrs ago. Everyone knows who you are, Man Bun. Lady bartender at Samsara very
Unfriendly. Shower head
Won't make you smile . Low
Flow and hot/cold. Awesome on sunburns!
No entertainment if that is what you like. Unless drug dealers on the beach do it for you.
I won't be back to either
Location. I will spend a couple hundred more for
Also the office at either location will not give U.S.
Money, if you ask for smaller bills, not cool.
Laid back hotel
Just got back from Legends this week. Had an amazing time in Jamaica. I loved how close legends was to everything. The wifi is sketchy at times on the garden side but excellent by the ocean and bar. I did not choose the all inclusive option based on previous reviews I read, and only ate at the restaurant once for breakfast and it was just okay, but the view of 7 mile beach with breakfast was amazing. I really liked the beds, however I don't like soft beds, so I slept amazing all week. The maid service is excellent here as well, spotless everyday! I would definitely return to legends.
Got What we Paid For.
We knew not to expect a Sandals but didn't want that ,we wanted to be more with the locals and experience what Negril had to offer.The hotel was pretty nice and the all inclusive probably wasn't the way to go ,as you could not get anything off of the menu and if you wanted bottled beer you had to buy it anyway.Most of the staff acted like it was a hassle to wait on you and were not overly friendly,the host ,the girl in gift shop and the guy on the beach were about the only people that gave us the time of day.The beach chairs had some kind of game that people would go to beach early in morning put their stuff on chairs and then go elsewhere so it was hard to get chairs and impossible to get an umbrella .Beach was nice but the non stop hassle of the beach vendors got old fast ! It never stops the guy on the beach tried to push them along but it seemed like every five min some one else was hassling you to buy something ! There was also no communication from staff or activity board not that much was ever going on but one night they brought a four person band in but we didn't know they were going to be there we just happened to hear it from our room.We met a lot of people that were return guests but we didn't understand , it was nice,clean and affordable but we never really felt that welcome.I wouldn't say to not stay here but don't think I would go back.
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