Why We Recommend It:
A stay here allows full access to the facilities of these two other resorts – Iberostar Rose Hall Beach & Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suites – but not vice versa, making Grand Rose Hall feel extra exclusive.
The clientele here is also upmarket, and of varying ages, with many couples, and there is much less raucousness than at most of the other local all-inclusives.
Rooms & Suites:
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall has 293 spacious, nicely designed and nicely furnished suites, including swim-up suites. They mostly have one king bed though some may come with two queen beds.
They also come with lounging areas, coffee makers, safes, satellite TV, generous minibars, a pillow menu and 24-hour room service.
They all have outside space, some with lovely sea views. These balconies or terraces are also nicely furnished with swing chairs, sofas and coffee tables.
Across the board the bathrooms are particularly nice, and particularly spacious. Decked out in marble they have whirlpools, double sinks and double showers, and luxury toiletries.
You also have the services of a butler throughout your stay. They can help you unpack, and customize your experience in things like your choice of pillows and your minibar stock. They can also draw you a bath, recommend aromatherapy essences and even shine your shoes.
Food, Facilities & Things to Do:
Iberostar Rose Hall has 7 quality restaurants, serving both buffet and a la carte. Reservations are generally required for dinner in the a la cartes.
The Surf and Turf Gallleon serves charcoal-grilled meats and seafood. La Toscana has a range of well-known and not so well known Tuscan and Italian paired with fine wines.
Teppanyaki Kiniro serves Japanese and has a teppanyaki-tasting menu while Port Maria does a range of Jamaican classics such as jerk barbecue and coconut shrimp.
Then finally there is the gourmet showpiece Es Palau Restaurant which serves French haute cuisine. During the day most of these venues are relaxed during the day but have an ‘evening casual’ dress code for dinner – generally meaning no tee-shirts or shorts.
The Cornwall is a buffet restaurant with great spreads for breakfast lunch and dinner. No dress code there at any time, and so too at the Beach Grill, which serves hot dogs, fries, burgers, as well as more healthy stuff – salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes etc.
As mentioned above guests at Iberostar Grand Rose Hall also have access to the many more restaurants of the two other adjacent Iberostar all-inclusives, and there is 24-hour room service.
The nightlife at this particular Iberostar is the most low-key and relaxed of the three. There are bars though, and they can be great fun. They include a swim-up bar at their huge infinity pool and the open 24-hours Aqua Lobby Bar.
There is also the Hemingway Sports Bar, the classy Exodus Theater Bar and a nightclub, The Mango Walk, which opens until about 3am and is shared with the other two resorts.
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall’s section of beach is beautiful and peaceful – one of the nicest hotel beaches in Montego Bay. Their main swimming pool, a gigantic infinity pool overlooking the beach, is also one of the nicest in the area.
The modern spa facilities are also shared with the other two resorts offer a range of wellness and beauty treatments, they have whirlpools and hydrotherapy pools, a yoga, pilates, and spinning studio, a juice bar, and a well-equipped gym/fitness center next door.
Guests have at least one free round of golf at the nearby Cinnamon Hills Golf Course (one free round with a three or four-night stay, and two free rounds with a five-night stay and all-inclusive water-sports include windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and snorkeling, with classes in all.
Motorized water-sports and things like scuba diving and parasailing are also available but for an extra fee. Land sports include tennis, foosball, beach volleyball, ping pong, darts and billiards.
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall is the classiest, and most expensive, of the three Iberostar resorts that together form a kind of mega complex at Rose Hall, just fifteen minutes drive from Montego Bay Airport.
Some Guest Reviews:
“My husband and I had a 5 day stay here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. First off Malika our butler was superb! She ensured we where happy the entire stay. Her hospitality leaves me speechless! Bokeem, the bartender was extremely pleasant and ensured to provide us with top notch service. The resort offers a lot and the food was good. Nightly shows in the theater and then enjoying the DJ in the lobby afterwards and people watch was also entertaining. Highly recommend this spot!….”
“This Resort was so nice from the views to the food, our butler Rashmaine to the Bartenders Jory and Andrea the entertainment, The rooms are nice and spacious and they are so clean like every time I turned the corner they was cleaning something, the food was always good from the beach bar to the buffet, I will stay there again and for a longer period of time the service was excellent thanks for making my first trip to Jamaica a good one…..”