I have Worked at Bethel Court Guest House (Owner,)Lives in Montego Bay, JamaicaFrom Montego Bay, Jamaica.
This apartment was great. It was clean and ready for us when we go there. McKenzie picked us up from the airport and we had an amazing three nights ever since. I highly recommend this entire apartment complex to any traveler to Montego Bay. My class mates and I are planning to return very soon. Thanks Steve.
We spent 2 nights at Bethel Court and though the apartment was very basic, it was clean, spacious and comfortable; which was our greatest priority. The free pick up was extremely appreciated and the map and local town information provided by Steve was helpful. Only complaint is the sofa in the living area which is extremely old and worn and absolutely need replacing. Other than that, perfectly good stay.
Steve was a great host. Very friendly and attentive. The first day we had problems with the hot water and he sent the plumber over in an hour or so and fixed it - on a Sunday! Loved the location high up on Mt. Salem Hill in an urban residential neighborhood walking distance from shopping. The taxis to downtown Mobay and the "Hip Strip" were plentiful and cheap - about $1 US for a one way trip. We shared the large living room and full kitchen with two other guests. The flatscreen TV had cable and the WIFI was dependable and ultra fast. The AC in the bedroom was too cold for my lady friend (but not a problem for me with Mobay's humidity) and the windows in it had screens to keep the mosquitoes out.
Overall I had a really good time at Steve's and highly recommend his guesthouse to anyone looking for an authentic JA traveling experience away from the tourist traps and rip off all inclusive resorts. I even experienced a wonderful, colorful JA wedding from our balcony at the church about a block up the street.
Thanks to Steve & Mac making my stay nice. Steve the owner lent me a phone for my stay. Just had to put some minutes on it. Mac drove me around for reasonable rates. I came out there for Rebel Salute. The location was quite a ways from the venue. But a few people that were staying was also going. This made the trip cheaper. The accommodations were ok. Hot water in shower. For the cost of full apt great deal!!!
Bethel court was a great place to stay, great location on main Taxi route, i left and went back as i traveled around the Island.
The communication with Steve was very good prior to our arrival.
We didn't feel that the neighborhood was quite as described, though. The listing says 'nice Middle-class neighborhood', but it was rather rough and worn down.
Also the photos shown in the airbnb listing are from another apartment, which is very misleading. The apartment that we got was more worn down.
The free pick-up at the bus station was very much appreciated. And our driver Jerry was very sweet and helpful, so we booked him to drive us around for two days. We went to Negril, Nine Mile, Rose Hall and Glistening Waters with him. His main priority was always to make us feel safe and comfortable. He also took us to a couple of very nice and authentic local restaurants.
Unfortunately we had a very bad experience with their driver Mckenzie. We made a deal with him through Ingrid to take us to Port Antonio on our last day. But when he was 30 minutes late, I contacted Steve who rang him up. Mackenzie finally showed up an hour late. But then he told us that he would only take us if we paid him more money. When we told him that we found that unacceptable, because we had already made a deal with him through Ingrid, he got confrontational and it made us feel uncomfortable. We then asked Mackenzie to phone Steve who had promised us that he would sort it out if we should encounter any problems. We didn't feel that Steve took any action at all, though. Mackenzie canceled the deal with us, but got another driver to pick us up instead. Then we had to wait an additional 30 minutes for the other driver to arrive. This was not at all a pleasant ending to our stay at Bethel Court.
Steve is a very helpful host. The apartment is clean and spacious. The guesthouse is on a road served by route taxis so going downtown and to the beach is easy and fast. Steve also helped us to arrange our trip to ocho rios and recommended beaches, restaurants and parties.
A very good homebase to discover montego bay. Thanks for welcoming us
Many Thanks to Steve and Team for the hospitality and good times in Mo Bay!
I spent 2 weeks in Bethel Court Guesthouse and i enjoined every day. My room (with kitchen and bathroom) was absolutely okay and i didn't miss anything. Everything i needed (shops, market, etc) in 5 min. distance. Kind neighborhood. It's also easy and cheap to get downtown and to the beach with local taxi but if i needed Steve took care about how to get back home and sent a driver for me. Especially many thanks to Mckanzie, my driver for the first days for his very good references, he make me feel 24/7 i never can get lost ;-) But i enjoined as well to walk down to the beach and discover the city on my way. It is about 30 min walk and you can experience real Jamaican way of life on your way.
I always felt secure at Steves, it is a very good place for people to discover Mo Bay and to get arround, you will get good offers. This is a good and uncomplicated place for travellers and visitors, away from touristic chaos in an unique way.
Thank you Steve, Mckanzie and Richard for the hospitality and support! See you next year!
My husband and I loved our stay at Bethel House. Steve and his assistant Richard were there to meet us and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. They also set us up with a fabulous driver, Jerry, who took great care of us and took us wherever we wanted to go. The apartment was clean, the bed comfortable, and the neighborhood felt very safe to us. We plan to stay at Bethel House on our next visit to Jamaica!
I loved my stay at Bethel Court. From Mackenzie who picks you up at the airport to Richard who shares local culture so well. Our host Steve is available and caring for his guests.
The guest house was clean and I felt comfortable resting and cooking in it.
They also take good care of your safety by giving you advices and they have places to hang out in the evening so you can chill and chat with other guests.
They offer a lot of activities and pick you up straight at Bethel Court. You basically say what you want to do and arrange a schedule with them.
I really enjoyed my staying and the whole team helped make my trip memorable. I definitely recommend it.