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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We went with another could to have sushi at the hotel. We were staying at another property and had made a reservation. When we arrived there was no record of our reservation and the staff said they had no tables available. We explained that we had booked through the place we were staying and as my wife looked for the...

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2Thank Alexander G
Ricardo B, General Manager at GoldenEye, responded to this review

Greetings from GoldenEye. It was very nice to have you join us for Sushi Night this past Friday and we appreciate your feedback. Please accept our apologies regarding the delays that affected your reservation and service. I have already addressed what happened and hope you will note the improvements on your next visit. We are particulary delighted that you enjoyed...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived we knew that this place was special. The staff were lovely. We knew we had to wait for room but we were treated like family. What a wonderful place. Relaxed and easy going. Beaches are chill, food is Great and if you want to just be yourself and relax this is the spot. Music, reading...

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Ricardo B, General Manager at GoldenEye, responded to this review

Hello from what is a particularly beautiful and sun filled day at GoldenEye. Thank you for taking the time to post this great review about your recent stay in our island home. The entire team would really enjoy serving you all over again soon. Until then, we have a few fruity cocktails waiting for you.... One Love Ricardo

New Canaan, Connecticut
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Where do I begin? This place is so private that there are no signs on the gate to enter. We stayed here for 6 nights and did not want to leave. We stayed in the StrangeWays Villa, talk about private. Every single person we encountered was better then the next( with the exception of the front desk staff who were...

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Ricardo B, General Manager at GoldenEye, responded to this review

Greetings from GoldenEye, thank you for taking the time to post this thoughtful review about your recent stay. Our Team members really enjoy every opportunity to deliver on special requests like your shortbread cake. So pleased you enjoyed that. The team members recalled by name are also quite humbled. Another - thank you. The thing we appreciate most however, is...

Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

What a disappointment. This resort is ridiculously expensive and offers very little in service and food. This is a beautiful property that prefers to rest on its laurels. The staff was uniquely disinterested in service, and a couple of staff members were downright rude (apparently not just to me, as while traveling home another member of our group had the...

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Frome, Somerset
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Just had five days at Goldeneye, and it is truly a lovely place. But lets get one thing clear from the start, the BEACH HUTs are NOT on the beach! They are arranged in a cluster at one end of the resort. About four of them have direct view on to water, the rest are among the others on the...

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Big Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Staying in Kingston, we had booked lunch in order to see the resort. It was fine but nothing special. Service was friendlier than in some of the other places we've eaten, as we were personally escorted from the parking lot to the beachside restaurant.it dis give us a chance to see the rsort, which was quite lovely. First travel tip...

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Ricardo B, General Manager at GoldenEye, responded to this review

Greetings from GoldenEye! Thanks for posting this review about your visit to our island home...we appreciate your comments. What we have found is that it is sometimes difficult for guests to get a true feel of the resort in a short day trip. That said, we do hope you you will accept our invitation to return for a longer stint....

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

First of all, let's get the hokum about staying on Ian Flemings estate out of the way; unless you book to stay in his house you will catch only the most fleeting of glimpses of the building and most of the resort is built over the river on land that has been acquired in addition to that original estate. The...

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Ricardo B, General Manager at GoldenEye, responded to this review

Greetings from GoldenEye and thank you for choosing to spend your vacation with us. We always appreciate feedback from our guests. We do try our best to ensure that every visitor to our island home comes away truly satisfied with the experience we offer. I was somewhat alarmed by your overall commentary. -We can’t recall the resort ever being described...

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Meandering paths wind through this immaculate beach oasis. We joined friends for a long weekend at Mr Fleming's former retreat and could not have been more pleased. Snorkel, paddle board or simply enjoy the wonderful vistas, beaches and lagoons. The entire staff was excellent and a special thank you to Christopher, as he went above and beyond at Fleming Villa....

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Ricardo B, General Manager at GoldenEye, responded to this review

Greetings from GoldenEye. On behalf of the entire Team thank you for such a lovely post. Your kind and thoughtful comments about the resort are truly reflective of the majical experience we do our best to create for every visitor to our island sojourn. How wonderful that you were able to relax, unwind and enjoy an array of aquatic activities...

Canada
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stayed for a few days at Golden Eye during a trip across the island - very unique property, and my favourite of the Island Outpost hotels. It feels very luxurious but also has a rustic island feel to the place as well. Loved the fact it has very few rooms, it is very private as a result. Main restaurant...

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Ricardo B, General Manager at GoldenEye, responded to this review

Greetings from GoldeneEye and thank you for staying with us. It was nice of you to take time out to share such kind thoughts about your vacation. We are pleased that you enjoyed the luxurious amenities set amidst a rustic and idlyliic setting. Everyone at the resort appreciates the love especially the Spa Team : ) I have to tell...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is our second stay at Goldeneye. Our first was after its re-opening in 2011, where we had a fantastic stay. In the interim 5 years, we have been wanting to return, but other travels and the birth of our son (whom we brought on this trip) delayed our return. Besides the vast expansion of the property, the Goldeneye we...

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
GoldenEye Hotel & Resort overlooks the Caribbean Sea in the quiet village of Oracabessa Bay on Jamaica’s north coast. Named after one of Ian Fleming’s World War II missions, Operation GoldenEye, this Island Outpost property is owned by Chris Blackwell, Jamaica-raised founder of Island Records. The stunning 52-acre property is home to secret coves, breathtaking private beaches, tropical forests and a singular lagoon. There are 49 stand-alone Beach Huts, Lagoon Cottages and Beach and Lagoon Villas, as well as Fleming Villa, designed by Fleming, himself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about GoldenEye

Address: Oracabessa Bay, Oracabessa, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Mary Parish > Oracabessa
Price Range: $639 - $1,279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — GoldenEye 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Goldeneye Hotel Oracabessa
Goldeneye Hotel Ocho Rios
Goldeneye Resort Ocho Rios
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“If staying in a 'Beach Hut' ask for one that actually has a waterfront view.”
CAFCDarren, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Nice to hear the ocean on the shore in the beach villas, but lagoon villas seem more private”
My_luxe_travels, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid beach houses--they are cute but impractical”
nashvillian, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in a villa on the lagoon, which was just perfect and private. All accommodations are truly beautiful and well appointed.”
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nicolaa109, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If requesting a beach hut then some have more of a sea view than others.”
willb864, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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