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Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

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Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On reading the reviews we were a little concerned.. Why I don't know this place is something special.. we travelled with a party of 9 and another 2 joined us after.. From over 65,s to under 8.. Everybody had a fab time. Check in was quick for all of us and we were shown to our rooms.. yes a little... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just come back from a 10 night stay at Jolly Beach and had a great time. Staff were generally friendly and polite with one or two exceptions, which I'd describe as curtness rather than rudeness. It's a bit frayed around the edges and our room was in need of a fresh lick of paint and a bit of refurbishment but... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let me preface my review by stating that we had a very nice time and our issues were very politely and professionally handled by Ian, the Manager. Thank you. I read the reviews before we made our reservations. They are all very accurate. However, the 3 star rating is not accurate. It is more like a low 2. The rooms... More 

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Midlands, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've just returned from 6 days at Jolly Beach, staying there as part of a group visitng for the Cricket tour. My expectations were low given recent reviews and yes it's somewhat dated, public areas aren't pristine (in terms of how recently they've been painted) but everywhere is clean. We had a budget room as we were at the cricket... More 

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JollyManager, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

What a very special TripAdvisor review, we thank you so much for it. We are indeed a large resort, and in a tropical climate maintenance is an ongoing challenge that our staff take on willingly and do a great job., There’s always something to do and something being done here! Like any tourism area in the world, there are there... More 

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22 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I got married at JBR in 2013 and returned this year for our honeymoon. We were a bit apprehensive based on the reviews but were very pleased with our stay. If you have first world syndrome this place will be a problem for you and I'd suggest you stay at St. James Club, Verrandah, or Sandals. Otherwise... More 

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JollyManager, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for holding your wedding here in 2013 and for coming back for your anniversary, so let us wish you a Happy Anniversary! It was our pleasure to start tings off nicely with a bottle of champagne. We’re pleased you have seen improvements, as we do take suggestions from our guests and make alterations if and when possible. However,... More 

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My first time in Antigua and Jolly Beach was certainly not a let down, yes the rooms are a little dated but I only see a room as a place to get changed and sleep in so it didn't bother me, the staff were so attentive and seemed genuinley happy to serve, the beach was just stunning. I didn't get... More 

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JollyManager, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your very recent visit and TripAdvisor review. Having you say: “book Jolly Beach…you’ll have the time of your life” is indeed high praise and we thank you so much! We see you liked everything from our beach to our food and entertainment, so we hope you’ll be heading back to Jolly Beach sometime soon. We were pleased... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from a fabulous trip to the beautiful island of Antigua and the Jolly Beach Hoptel. Yes- it's been said before that this hotel is somewhat dated- but what it lacks in style it makes up for a hundred times over in location and atmosphere. Stunning beach- something for everyone- we found a totally tropical secluded corner where we... More 

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JollyManager, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are pleased to offer great service, great food, and spotless rooms in a setting you simply would not find in today’s modern marketplace. Our staff are always pointed out by appreciative guests like yourself, and we are pleased they also made a difference in your enjoyment. Please do come back when... More 

Diss, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked primarily to see the Cricket and was impressed with every staff member and attention to detail on any matter or requirement. We learnt a new word that we rarely hear in England called " You're welcome" and we felt they really did care. The food and drink was great, accommodation was clean and comfortable and surrounding beaches/scenery unbeatable.... More 

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JollyManager, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your TripAdvisor review. We are pleased to see you recognized the value we offer here at Jolly Beach, the best you’ll find in an all-inclusive on Antigua. Great food and drink are central to a guest’s true enjoyment. We’re pleased you enjoyed those and the hospitality of our staff and local Antiguans. As far as our reaction... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The management and staff are doing a wonderful job making the most of what is a tired hotel in need of investment. Beautiful beach , good choice of food and fabulously attentive and happy staff. Great value for money make up for shabby surroundings. You get what you pay for but at this resort I felt I got more than... More 

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JollyManager, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for writing a TripAdvisor review. We really take great pride in being able to offer a resort that, by today’s standards, is still affordable and allow all sorts of people to have a visit to Antigua. That isn’t an easy task. So we have a fantastic maintenance and cleaning staff that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying after reading the reviews about JBR, I was quite anxious, as we seem to judge a hotel on the bad reviews rather than the good. Anyway my particular holiday was also my wedding venue with family and friends, which made me more nervous. However upon arrival we were greeted with a rum punch and chauffeured... More 

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