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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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East Sussex
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

We stayed at Jolly Beach Resort between 4th - 18th sept and we had such a lovely time. After reading Previous reviews on this website before we went to jbr it made me worry about how my holiday was going to be, but what a load of rubbish those reviews were because its tremendous there, All the Entertainment staff were... More 

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bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

A big thank-you to ALL the staff who made our wedding at JBR a wonderful day especially to Beverly King the wedding co-ordinator who is worth her weight in gold. This was our first visit to Antigua and indeed the Caribbean and we will most certainly be returning to JBR. We thought the resort was AMAZING and was the best... More 

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JBR - Patrice, Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Robandgem, First, let me offer you a big congratulations on your wedding. We wish you many years of love, health and happiness! As you saw first hand Beverly has a great passion for wedding planning, something she’s been doing for over 17 years. I’m happy that her energy and love for her job translated into an exceptional experience for... More 

kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

in the guid books it,s 3 star rated hotel how wrong can they be it should be 5 Starplus. Hotel, Food fantastic, All the staff REALLY made you feel relaxed,The entertainment team are first class entertainers they really get you in volved.ALLthe bar staff are great ,their really friendly and like all the staff at the hotel and resort genuiene... More 

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JBR - Patrice, Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kariokeroy, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay at the Jolly Beach Resort & Spa. Our staff works diligently to ensure the best customer experience and it is always a joy to know that they helped make your stay with us a dream holiday. I’ve passed on your kind regards to our Managers... More 

Bristol
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2009

After just returning from my 3rd trip to the wonderful resort, I thought now would be a great time to write a fair review for the resort - especially after all negative responses the hotel is getting. Allow me to start with the staff of the resort. The staff are friendly and incredibly polite! Goodness knows where the rubbish about... More 

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JBR - Patrice, Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear calumarshmellow, Thanks very much for taking the time to post such an in depth review about your Jolly Beach holiday. I’m glad your family had an opportunity to use the facilities at the Kidz Club, and had some fun with our tireless entertainment staff. They are a creative group and I will be delighted to share your comments. I... More 

Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

We travelled to Jolly Beach back in 2007 for my best friends wedding and had an absolutely wonderful time, The hotel is a bit tired and dated but it is only a 3* which people seem to forget, if you want 5* you will need to pay 5* prices. The beach is the most beautiful I have ever seen. We... More 

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eastbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

We have just come back from Jolly Beach, Had a good time after a rough start, Our AC broke on the second day there, We moved three times in the same block and the maintenance staff and the manager would not admit there was a problem with the Block although we had been told by other guests that they had... More 

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West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

My husband and I traveled to Antigua for our honeymoon for 2 weeks, from August 3-16, 2009. After reading some of the reviews from others who stayed at the resort the same time as us, I was kind of amazed. So I just thought I'd give my perspective. Here goes for our trip... The rooms - As mentioned, they are... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

We are a family of four that travels to the Caribbean once a year for an all-inclusive family vacation. We have stayed at numerous (see our map please) resorts and have never been disappointed until this trip. Some examples: -Jolly beach claims to have five bars to services you: At no point during our stay were there five bars open.... More 

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Marianna, FL
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

My wife and I stayed at JBR from 8-11 thru 8-18. Beach: The beach is amazing. The water is beautiful, however a little milky. A Brit told us Jolly Harbor had been dredged a few months back and the sand was dumped into Jolly Bay. We did snorkel , but couldn’t see until you reached the bottom. We picked up... More 

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JBR - Patrice, Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. I’m sorry that you experienced trouble with the air-conditioner in your room, and that it was necessary to switch your room during your stay. We have been experiencing some super-heated days and it can prove a challenge to keep a consistent temperature within all rooms. I will copy your... More 

newcastle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

I went to Jolly Beach for a week with my son and we had a fantastic time. For us, the main plus was the location- right next to an amazing white beach. There were two big pools and we tended to sit next to the quieter one. The main pool was where all the activity was going on - great... More 

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JBR - Patrice, Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review; it’s nice to hear that you and your son enjoyed your vacation time together. You’re so right -- the mile-long beach at Jolly is the best. We value your feedback on our menus and appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. I will pass on your suggestion... More 

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