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Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Norman Manley Blvd, | Bloody Bay Beach, Negril, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from our honeymoon at the Riu Palace Tropical Bay. We really don't have anything negative to say about the property. The service was great, the staff was very very very friendly. When you tip you get lots of attention from the staff but I believe they were nice even when you did not tip. The remote control did... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upon arriving at hotel my girlfriend and I discovered the room we paid a premium price for to have ocean view definately did not have an ocean view. They put us on the 1st floor. If you sat in your chair on the balcony, all you could see was a cement wall. You had to stand up and really strain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here April 15-20 after one disastrous night at the Riu Montego Bay. Everything was perfect. Vibe of the hotel was very calm and laid back, not the drunken craziness of the Montego Bay property. Rooms and furnishings were a major upgrade from first hotel. Grounds impeccably clean. Best part was the beach, perfectly clean white sand and calm, clear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a glorious 7 night stay at RIU Palace Tropical Bay during the week preceding Easter. Our flight arrived on a Friday at 1:51 PM…and we were very happy we had booked Club MoBay, as we literally were escorted right past everyone standing in the immigration line, and went right to the front! A must-have if you are arriving... More

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would highly recommend this resort. I was fortune to be there for my birthday while it was cold and snowing back home. The beach is amazing. Very sandy, I didn't feel a pebble or stone in my foot all week. It's not crowded either. We could always find a chair in the morning. Lots of trees along the beach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beach at the Riu Palace was phenomenal! Gorgeous views, calm, clear waters and beautiful white sand. The food buffets were impressive--great presentation, delicious and plentiful and there was something for everyone (including the vegetarians in our group). The drinks were amazing too...and these guys do not skimp on the alcohol! The pool was fun and relaxing and there were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the Riu Palace for a week. As always the food was very good with alot of variety. The jerk chicken and sausage hut on the beach was excellent. The steakhouse was delicious and Italian was just okay. Rooms were small and could be updated, but were very clean. Pool areas were extremely small. I would recommend this... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stayed here for 8 nights with my husband nice big hotel, very clean plenty of food here is my opinion for this hotel pros 24 hour room service and food drinks available anytime quick helpful service entertainment all day/night beautiful beach warm waters lots of waterpsorts cons rooms could do with a lick of paint all very dull/dark no king... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll make this review to the point: 1. Beach - Nice, but Cuba's beaches are still ranked highest for us (Bloody bay is however nicer than DR Punta Cana beaches or St Lucia's) 2. Hotel - for a Riu Palace, not quite a "5 star" or even at "4 star". expected a higher rating than a DR or Cuban resort,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just spent a week at the riu palace because I was told it was amazing and the beach is spectacular. I have seen a lot of beaches and nothing spectacular or different about this one. In fact, the beaches in Cuba are far more amazing. The hotel is fine if you like small hotels where everything is close by. And... More

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  • Jerk chicken(130)
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  • Room service(72)
  • Pool bar(62)
  • Specialty restaurant(47)
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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Address: Norman Manley Blvd, | Bloody Bay Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Negril
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#16 Family Hotel in Negril
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#20 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* Renovated in summer 2008 * Located in Negril, on Jamaica's west coast * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 1-storey main building and 2-storey buildings * Victorian-style architecture * Surrounded by 47,000 m2 / 56,500 sq. yards of lush gardens * 7.5 km / 4.7 miles from Negril West End * 6 km / 3.8 miles from various shops * 80 km / 48 miles from Montego Bay airport ... more   less 
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