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Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
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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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First impressions , We arrived at the hotel reception, and told, ( in not very polite manner ) your to early your rooms are not ready, go to the pool and you'll find a snack bar and come back in an hour.we were not the only ones other people were complaining about there rooms not being ready. When we arrived... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This hotel has the best location and the best staff ever! Rooms are tired but that doesn't change my opinions on everything else. Food was great. People need to understand that it's a 3star and it may not be what a 3star is based in the country your from. If this hotel was top notch, expect to pay a lot... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't even know where to begin. We just got back from our stay at Jolly Beach Hotel and let me tell you.....nothing but disappointment! Let me just start from the begging. This resort is by far the most outdated, old, neglected place we have ever been to. Check in was fairly smooth however we were told to wait for... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok. Before going here I read all the reviews and was slightly worried by the number of negative comments. If you are thinking of staying here, let me give you my take on it. I will start with the cons first of all. - The place is looking a bit dated. Being 36 or so years old it could do... More 

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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not the fanciest hotel we've ever stayed in but it was a lovely holiday. Chilled, relaxed and typically Caribbean. We toured around the island and can safely say that this is definitely the best beach on the Island. The grounds were immaculate, all of the food was lovely and the a la carte restaurants are all at no extra charge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room was amazing, staff bent over backwards to help. The beach was like being in paradise. All the food in all the 5 different restaurants they have were fantastic. The entertainment got everyone included and the reps were very informative and always on hand when you needed them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I consisted of three adults and three children. We arrived at the Jolly Beach hotel to welcome cocktails for the adults and fruit punches for the children. Our checkin went smoothly, however our rooms were not ready so we were told to go back to checkin around two hours later. We were shown to the beach grill... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your TripAdvisor review – it’s appreciated. Elroy, Shane, Terry and Charm will be delighted you thought so highly of their entertainment as some of the best in the Caribbean! And we will also pass along our compliments to the chef in Boccoli as many people like yourself rave about its quality, and naturally to Alvin who you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As have said this resort is showing it's age, especially if you book the super saver room, buffet restaurant was ok and only used the Italian one twice as we were on a half board basis we were out in other part of the island most days. We are lucky enough to have a distant relative and her family who... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay. Yes early mornings on the beach are magical, and we think the rest of the day is pretty spectacular too. We are always doing maintenance on our buildings, so by the time you come again, you’ll see changes. Until next time. More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well it's that time of year and off we go St Lucia last year Antigua this. Onto the BA sale looked at this place not keen on the 61% rating don't go for less than 80% but when this came up at a reasonable price we booked it. 2 hours after landing at VC Bird we were in our Super... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your very informative review – it’s truly appreciated. You have defined Jolly beach quite well as we do express we are a 3-star resort, but we feel our service and people are naturally 5-star, as was the case with Isha who you so nicely have pointed out for her excellence. We make many fine dishes in our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year my family and I go on vacation, for one week to an all-inclusive resort, to a different Caribbean Island. This year we selected Antigua. After a 4 hour flight and a mix up at the airport with our rental car, we were all eager to just get to the resort and officially begin our vacation. As I pulled... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay. We’re surprised your stay was so far different than the majority of our guests who love our spotless rooms, hot, tasty and plentiful food in our 5 restaurants, and naturally the magnificent surroundings on our 40 acre property. Let us address however a few of your points. Our kayaks and canoes are repaired with... More 

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