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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here years ago, so my review is not current (in the date I need to pick below) - so the rooms may be updated by now, but they were average. The bathroom was nice with a nice stone shower and seat. The staff was amazing! All friendly and smiles, and the food was also excellent to match the... More

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be put off by the review of those expecting 5 star but only paying for 3!! Yes the hotel is on the old side but what they lack in decor they make up for in character. The a la carte restaurants are all very good with great menus. The cocktails are not fantastic but the staff will make up... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every year we book a trip with family and friends and we choose places with good beaches and pools, food..we are not picky as long as the hotels are cleaned and they have activities for the kids. We chose Antigua as we have never been there first time for everybody and we heard beaches were beautiful the Island was beautiful..... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hey, My friend and I stayed at jolly 6mths ago (I did write a comment then as well) Unfortunately we didn't stay at the hotel this time and had a villa, I thought I'd write a little something on this board because we came over every night to drink and eat (bought passes to be allowed to come over) I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned after a 10 night stay, E- mailed the hotel before we went to upgrade our rooms and arrange a fridge all good response from them and our requests were all sorted rooms together on ground floor in quite location. We thought the standard rooms were o k for sleeping and getting ready to go out at night what... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 1 week in July at this first time destination and it's A GOOD THING I didn't let other people's negative comments cancel my trip! Shame on all of you who degraded this resort;perhaps you are all too snob or opulent to appreciate simplicity at it's best so mu advice to you is just stay home. I will return.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at jolly beach in June 2014. After reading the reviews I was a little apprehensive but found quiet a different story. Yes the rooms are very dated and there isn't any drawers for your clothing but the large waldrobe is suffient to accommodate enough space for 2 weeks worth of clothes. It was very clean and that's what... More

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

Dear Sharon, Despite some initial apprehension, it’s great to hear that your experience at Jolly Beach exceeded your expectations! You mentioned you picked JBR for the beach and sea, and I’m glad we didn’t disappoint (although it would be pretty hard to do that when you’re situated on the best of Antigua’s 365 beaches) :) Thank you for your comments... More

Bridgwater,Somerset
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I also agree with Sophie H from a previous post. Are the Americans sold something different to us Brits because they seem disappointed at the hotel and the Brits knew what to expect and get on and enjoy the hotel. Stayed for 2 weeks early July for our anniversary. It was quiet but this was a bonus as we mixed... More

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

Wow, loved nearly everything - what a compliment! I’m so pleased to hear you had a fantastic anniversary celebration at Jolly Beach and also met so many new friends :) You’re right - the Standard Rooms don’t have hot drink amenities, but a mini fridge and coffee maker are available in the Superior Rooms, Junior Suites, and Cottages. We also... More

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrival- Front lobby is outdated, small, and not attractive. Service was slow and rooms were not assigned to our group as promised. We went with a group of 20 people. Rooms- Rooms are very small. Food- food was good but not much selection at buffet. Always birds in the buffet restaurant and they will take the food right off your... More

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

Dear Rob, I’m sorry to hear that your vacation experience with us wasn’t as positive as you’d hoped. With that being said, I’m very glad you appreciated the cleanliness of our rooms, as well as our beautiful beach - a highlight for most guests! Yes, there is a supplementary cost for some of our menu items, and this is clearly... More

Sault Ste. Marie
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got our vacation to JBR at a good price and I "anxiously" read reviews hoping I hadn't made a mistake. This is our 1st time to Antigua (absolutely loved it) and our 1st time to a 3 star resort. We typically go to a resort rated at 4+ or 5 and have been to Dominican Republic, Playa del Carmen... More

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

I’m delighted to hear that you loved your first visit to Antigua, as well as your stay with us here at Jolly Beach! Thank you for telling us about some of the things you loved - our daily teas, food, beautiful beach, entertainment, etc. We always love to hear about trip highlights from guests and appreciate you taking the time... 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*
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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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The all-inclusive, 464-room Jolly Beach is an exceptional Caribbean experience. Resort offers great year-round value for destination weddings, honeymooners and families. Rates include accommodations, government taxes and service charges, all meals, snacks and afternoon tea, house brand beverages, non-motorized watersports, activities, Jolly Kidz and Teenz Clubs, Think Jolly Family Program, use of the gym and entertainment. All rooms are air-conditioned and face the ocean; each has a patio or balcony, direct-dial phone, TV and hair-dryer. ... more   less 
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