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Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was there from 1/17/15-1/24/15. We had planned this trip several months ago and were looking forward to having a nice, relaxing vacation. Unfortunately, my stay there was not very enjoyable. I purchased this trip through a Groupon, and did a lot of research prior to the trip to make sure this would be a good place to stay. Within... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although the resort is older, it is maintained well. We ha a suprrior room (which other guests mentioned standard rooms were quite small)& offered us plenty of space. Housekeeping did a great job on keeping everything clean--even common areas of the hotel were constantly being attended to. Based on the reviews I had read prior to going, I was expecting... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very diasppointed with the rooms when we arrived off a long flight from the UK which were very tired and in need of much needed modernisation. However when we saw the beach/sea and pool the following day everything seemed more acceptable. The beach and the sea are definitely 5 star. One of the best beaches if not the... More 

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Fruita, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beach area and location is absolutely breath taking. The two pools are great. The activities are fun. The food is great. The service is wonderful. The rooms are very tired, old, and a little depressing. Don't come for the rooms! But the grounds and the location are a little piece of paradise!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It has to be remembered this is a 3* hotel (formally 5*) and is, for Antigua, cheap so something has to give and unfortunately in a few simple areas the hotel lets itself down. In reading other reviews some people love it (peaceful) whilst some see the other side that it is a little tired and lacks in providing anything... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just came back from an "all inclusive" week here. The rooms are like prison cells; pebble-dashed white walls with peeling paint. We had the addition of four ants' nests in the wall on our balcony. The wall was literally crawling with ants which we killed with a blast from the DEET. You will need DEET, by the way, as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited in January 2015 off of cruise ship. Nice enough beach. Nothing spectacular. Expect to pay $24 per cab each way to get there. 2 people is $12 pp and 4 people is $6 pp etc. Negotiation is necessary. Make certain before getting in cab. I have heard there is a bus system that will get you there also... More 

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Umberleigh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We will start off with this place being a 3-star establishment: but even these should have standards. We were given a very weak rum punch on arrival but the happiness stops there. Check in was a long drawn out business by surly and even arrogant receptionists. Our troubles continued immediately. We were booked in on a room only basis which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to relax and let go,. Lovely beach and warm sea. Nicely set out grounds. Excellent Bars to relax round with very friendly staff.The main restaurant is excellent with a great variety of really good food, something for everybody and again with very friendly staff. We had one hiccup with accommodation which was promptly sorted out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time at this resort. We were here in summer 2013 for a wedding although the bride & groom & the wedding was held at another hotel along the coast. Staff were super freindly food was pretty good & loads of variety. Accomodation was basic but its not like your going to spend alot of time in the... More 

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Address: Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Mary's > Bolans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 464
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Also Known As:
Jolly Beach Hotel Bolans
Jolly Beach Resort And Spa
Jolly Beach Resort Antigua
Jolly Beach Resort All Inclusive
Jolly Beach Antigua
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa Antigua/Bolans

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