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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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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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Mount Gilead, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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31 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days ago NEW

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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Colonia, New Jersey, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently visited this resort along with my husband and another couple. We've traveled to many island resorts and understand that you get what you pay for so we don't generally nitpick about small inconveniences. However, what we experienced here was unforgivable. On our 2nd day there, we visited the front desk to obtain change of $100 to go to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

1st off, the bad thing….our holiday was too short!! This little gem of a hotel done exactly what my girlfriend and i wanted. Although the rooms are a little basic, they are comfortable and very clean. The food was good and avaliable all day, every day. The things that make this place stand out is the amazing attitude of the... More 

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is actually my second time staying at the Jolly Beach resort. And it was just as good the second time as the first time. The beach is beautiful and there are lots of water sports to participate in or you can sit by the pool. And they even have a pool that's kind of a party pool where they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well where do you start! Firstly please take note as I am fed up with moaning reports on this resort. We went there on recommendations from three couples one of which has visited three times! IT IS A 3 STAR RESORT...... Putting it bluntly I've honeymooned in the Maldives for a £1000 a day, you pay £250 and your not... More 

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Address: Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
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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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