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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars NEW

My sister and I are due to spend a week with you in May 20/27/15....we are staying in a basic room and on a all inclusive package, But just read that there is no facility in a basic room to make a drink.....I am not worried about the rooms being dated.....I am dated also....so not a problem.....But a bit put... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we spent last week at the Jolly Beach Resort - 29 years after spending our honeymoon there. This time we brought our two daughters and their boyfriends. we had a great family vacation. The resort was much as we remembered it and as we expected. it is on a fantastic beach, has very friendly staff, our rooms were clean and... More 

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

Thank you so much for spending your anniversary with us and bringing your children! We hope your time together was special. Your review is very fair and indeed we do not try to be anything we are not at Jolly Beach. We are a 3-Star resort that offers the best resort value on Antigua. Our beach location is unparalleled, and... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and spent 10 days at Jolly Beach at the end of January into February to escape the cold. The hotel is set in beautiful large gardens which open onto a gorgeous beach- absolutely fabulous location with golden sands, palm trees, ideal swimming conditions most days, water sports if you want them and views across to other islands-very restful... More 

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

We are naturally pleased when we read such a glowing review of Jolly Beach which features the “friendliness and helpfulness” of our staff. They are indeed a big part of the charm of our resort experience. We will be sure to pass your compliments to Neil as he will appreciate it as well. It is quite a different experience leaving... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our stay was from 17 Jan-25 We got married at jolly beach resort on the 20 Jan!! It was perfect, the wedding co-ordinator was amazing we couldn't be happier! Photographer was brilliant & we now have the most stunning collection of images taken in the grounds & on the most beautiful beach!! Overall we had a great stay there for... More 

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

First let us wish you every success in your life together! We are so pleased Jolly beach could play such a positive role in your special day. Please do keep us in mind and maybe we’ll see you on your anniversary? More 

St. Catharines, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Travelled to Antigua 07-22 Feb/15 and stayed here. This hotel is on a absolutely beautiful beach a short walk to Jolly Harbour. Unfortunately the hotel is in a very worn state and is badly in need of a total renovation. We had a standard room on the 4th floor. No elevator, ironing board, fridge, dresser or even facial tissue in... More 

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

Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor. We are a very large resort in a very humid and tropical climate. As such all of our maintenance is on a yearly cycle and we have to follow that to the letter. There’s always something happening here at Jolly Beach. Naturally we are able to respond to any guest requests on items... More 

Albany NY
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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a room at this resort for one night as we were in need of a place to stay for that short time. Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens) shared one of the larger double bedded rooms. It was clean and free of bugs. We did the AI for all of us as it seemed appropriate... More 

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

Thank you for taking the tie to write a TripAdvisor review – it’s appreciated. At Jolly Beach, we don’t pretend to be anything we aren't: a 3-Star Resort with the best beach going, and the best overall value on the island. We’d ask you to change your mind about a longer visit and give us the opportunity to change your... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The beach is amazing. ...but the resort needs urgent update....staff is not friendly. ..and food is the same every day ....I don't recommend anyone to come. ..I went out of the resort and is very expensive. ..I didn't like at all. ......

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

We’re surprised by your review and wonder why your experience was so atypical to how most of our guests respond. We also would have liked the opportunity to have heard a little more detail while you were on site so we could have assisted in your enjoyment. If you would, please feel free to contact us directly at the resort... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went here a few years back, one word can be used to describe it... PURGATORY. There was ants nests in the room and when we changed to another room the inside of the lampshade was covered in blood. Utterly disgusting and disappointing and I would only send someone to this hotel as a punishment.

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Yaphank, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in many all inclusive resorts and I would consider this a sub standard hotel. The lack of amenities was surprising to me. The dinner buffet lacked variety and food was not plentiful whatsoever. Dinner reservations must be made way in advance for the restaurant and only one location is open per night. Although we could always get... More 

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

We’re surprised to hear that so many things were not to your liking at Jolly Beach. We strive to offer excellent value at a resort with the best beach on Antigua. We hope your future travels are enjoyable. More 

Newnan, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read several reviews on Jolly Beach Resort prior to going. We bit the bullet and tried it. We did not fall in love with the resort but the beach, surrounding marina and island itself was amazing and that was what we loved. Now to talk about the resort and some of the negative comments that have been mentioned. Customer... More 

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

Thank you for spending the time on your very thorough TripAdvisor review – it is appreciated. We’re so pleased you enjoyed our food, found our beach “amazing” and rooms clean. We will be sure to tell Akeim, Bubbles, Louise and Dwayne that you singled them out for giving great service – we couldn't be happier. We also want to extend... 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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Jolly Beach Resort And Spa
Jolly Beach Hotel Bolans
Jolly Beach Resort Antigua
Jolly Beach Resort All Inclusive
Jolly Beach Antigua
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