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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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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Bolans
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach was amazing n da staff was super friendly location was great 5mt walk from a super market if u don't go with all inclusive which by da way is a must cz food will cost u way too much if you don't go with all inclusive in da resort. I've been to so many all inclusive islands dis place... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After booking JBR last May,and then looking at the reviews on trip advisor,we were horrified,but appreciate every bodies standards are different.So decided to go and make our own(husband and self)assumptions.what a lovely pleasant surprise it was.Yes the rooms are dated and shower was small,but you only shower and sleep in them,so no problems to us.the rooms were cleaned every day... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this hotel is the worst we have ever stayed at- felt like a prison and the food was mediocre however the beach and the ocean made up for it-- crystal clear blue water and white sand - most beautiful I have ever seen- so if you are not too fussy over the hotel and food then definitely you should try... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is nice but the hotel itself is old and depresed. With this location they should knock it down and build new. It appears that nothing has changed hear in 40 years, including the bedspread. The bathroom is a mess and I had to request towels evertime the housekeeper cleaned the room. The toilet seldom worked and there is... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I won't go into to much detail but this hotel, and especially its manager were disgraceful. There was a mix up upon check in, the hotel/expedia made a massive error, instead of the manager trying to help the situation he took us into his office and started shouting at us, all of the reception, staff and guests could clearly hear,... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience at Jolly Beach Resort! The staff at this resort ( and all over the island in fact) were extremely friendly, warm and welcoming. I have had some experiences on different Caribbean islands where this was not the case, so having a nice staff is important to me. From check in to check... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our holiday with Travelbag who used St James's local agents and their Rep, Laurie, was very friendly and helpful. We very much enjoyed our holiday at this resort. I agree with all those who commented that you get what you pay for, as this is not a 5* hotel so our expectations were not unrealistic and in line... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jolly Beach was one of the first hotels to open as Antigua expanded its tourist business, and its age shows. The rooms are adequate and it's fair value for money, but there is a feeling of Butlins in the Sun. The food is bland but the staff are absolutely charming - can't do enough for you. The beach is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with another couple in March. They had been before and recommended it to us and we certainly weren't disappointed. Although i agree with some of the comments that parts of the resort appear a little past their best (but hey arn't we all!) and the standard room we stayed in was basic and a little small the location... More

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

Thanks for sharing your experiences at Jolly Beach - it sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with us! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the variety of restaurants and food at the resort. Maybe we should ask Charlie to go a bit easy on his surprises, though, hey? :) All kidding aside, our staff really appreciate your comments... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jolly Beach Resort is a great time. I bought the all inclusive deal cheaply on Orbitz and it was well worth the money. The beach is one of the nicest beaches I have ever been to and the grounds of the hotel are beautiful. We didn't spend much time in our room, but the room was more than adequate.... More

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Also Known As:
Jolly Beach Resort And Spa
Jolly Beach Hotel Bolans
Jolly Beach Hotel
Jolly Beach Resort
Jolly Beach Resort Antigua
Jolly Beach Resort All Inclusive
Jolly Beach Antigua
Jolly Beach
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa Antigua/Bolans
Address: Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Mary's > Bolans
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Bolans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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