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We're here! So now what?


What?! You're here?!

Welp...I hope you didn't fly to Jamaica solely based on this blog. Well at least not yet! This first blog post of mine will tell you absolutely nothing about any of the hotels/resorts here.

I'm using my first post to set the stage, lay the foundation, establish ground rules and (insert any other similar expression here).

 

Here's the basic outline of my plan thus far. I'm going to do a separate blog post about every hotel/resort I visit during my vacation. There are some key elements I will cover in each review, namely:

  1. The time of year I went

  2. Hotel Location

  3. Room - the category and features

  4. Amenities - including Entertainment

  5. Food

  6. Customer Service

  7. The 'Madd Factor' - basically, what I think this hotel has that others don't. Impacts the likelihood of a repeat visit.

I intend to give each hotel an average weighting out of 10 based on some of the elements mentioned, so that some solid comparions, where applicable, can be made. How mi soun'? Can that plan work? - Let me know if I've missed anything!


My husband and I work hard and strongly believe that annual vacations are an investment. As such ROI is due and we want a high yield. I should get my money's worth and so should you!


So, to whet your appetite a bit (and really to keep me accountable), here's a list of the hotels I've been to so far (in no rank order) and the reviews to be expected:

  1. Spanish Court Hotel - Kingston

  2. Beaches Boscobel - St. Mary

  3. Hyatt Zilara - St. James

  4. Excellence Oyster Bay - Trelawny

  5. Melia Braco - Trelawny

  6. Royalton Negril - Westmoreland

  7. Moon Palace Jamaica - St. Ann

  8. Couples Tower Isle - St. Mary

  9. Secrets Wild Orchid - St. James

  10. Iberostar Grande - St. James

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18 comments

18 Comments


Eromonsele Oigiagbe
Eromonsele Oigiagbe
May 23, 2022

Great introductory blogpost. I love the name and I'm really waiting for the review of the Iberostar hotel. I think I've seen that somewhere else.

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shirleymhibbert
shirleymhibbert
Feb 22, 2022

Love the use of the word (name) Madd.

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Ashley Simon-Madden
Ashley Simon-Madden
Feb 24, 2022
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Thank you! I do love a good pun 😀

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Shantelle Barclay
Shantelle Barclay
Feb 12, 2022

🥳The intro, the icon... everything about this is so awesome Ash #ReadyFiDiMainCourse 🤌

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Ashley Simon-Madden
Ashley Simon-Madden
Feb 12, 2022
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Thank you Shantelle! So glad you're here 😀

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Hermalyn Reid-Simon
Hermalyn Reid-Simon
Feb 10, 2022

Ash, are you considering adding bnb's to your list? Do you stay at those or are you strictly a traditional vacation-type person? I'd love to know which Jamaican Airbnbs are worth the investment.

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Ashley Simon-Madden
Ashley Simon-Madden
Feb 10, 2022
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I've never stayed in one but there are a few on my radar! I have stayed at a few villas though, I should definitely consider reviewing those too. Thank you for the idea and for being here!

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Peta-Gay Wilson
Peta-Gay Wilson
Feb 10, 2022

Oooooo! Really looking forward to these reviews! And great intro blog post!!

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Ashley Simon-Madden
Ashley Simon-Madden
Feb 10, 2022
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Thank you for being here Peta! Which from the list should I review first?

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