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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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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2006

Just returned from Jolly Beach where my niece was married. What a fabulous place to get married. Bev, the wedding coordinator, couldn't have done more- she was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is big but never seemed busy. Lots to do- water sports etc. Trips start at Jolly Beach so that was really useful. Staff were so... More 

11 Thank Dimad59
Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2006

By looking at pictures of the resort on the website it looked like a fantastic place. After arriving at our room at around 9pm, we were exhausted. We walked in to find two twin beds pushed together (not very romantic). The rooms seemed very small and not much to them. We paid for a standard oceanview room, yet we were... More 

7 Thank Bearsigma13
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2006

My terrible rating is based solely on value for money. Had this hotel been half the price, it may have received 2 circles. We stayed in this hotel for one night on May 17th after being silly and missing our cruise ship as it left for St Lucia. Looking at the mistake as an adventure, we decided to stay somewhere... More 

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Grand Blanc, MI
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2006

Pros - The beach, pool, water sports. Not included - Wadadli Circumnavigation Tour, Paddles Eco Tour, Jolly Golf Course Cons - Room (severly weak), staff (rude), bugs (very bad), nightlife (weak) Food was average. I'd go back to Antigua but never back Jolly beach. It was a weak 3-star resort at best. Not worth the money at all. We spent... More 

5 Thank Domaledonk
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2006

This is probably the best value in the Caribbean. Great beach, great food, friendly staff. Everyone has a good time. Don't go for the basic rooms - they are too small; always go for superior or better and make sure you get in-built air-con, not the old fashioned wall units. However if u are unlucky, the front desk staff are... More 

17 Thank paulm2101
Milford Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2006

After reading all the reviews of Jolly Beach before booking our trip, we knew exactly what to expect of the resort when we arrived. Jolly Beach is sitting on probably the most beautiful beach in Antigua and being that the resort is huge, we were very pleased with the resort's aesthetics, including the grounds and the huge splash pool. The... More 

23 Thank Debadeb
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2006

Our stay here left a lot to be desired. Here goes: We had to change our room after the first day. The base of the toilet leaked which caused water to be on the bathroom floor. The bed in the first room was terrible. They moved us out of that room into a another room where the bed was just... More 

13 Thank newt
West Sussex
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2006

Just returned home today, May 3rd 2006, had no complaints about our vacation. Weather was very sunny and hot, apart from a couple of refreshing showers early in the mornings. Staff were very polite and helpful. My wife Cath and I had a trip into St. Johns on the local bus, Number 20, you catch it just past the security... More 

16 Thank darlo100
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2006

Returned from Jolly beach after spending Easter there. Upon arrival we were greeted by very friendly reception staff and transported to our accomodation at Cayman block (which are the Superior rooms with a superb ocean view) by shuttle bus. The room was clean with a fridge and usual wicker furniture, it had 2 queen size beds and a reasonable bathroom... More 

13 Thank Traveller068
phila., pa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2006

My family and I just returned from the Jolly Beach Resort (April 20 thru April 24, 2006). I use this site frequently to get hotel reviews, so I am going to try and give as fair a review as I can, in the hope others will find it useful. Overall, we were very pleased with this resort. We are Americans... More 

42 Thank PeteFrat
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