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Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

4.0 of 5 Norman Manley Blvd | Bloody Bay Beach, Negril, Jamaica
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed here because our friends were having their wedding here. And we were celebrating our 4 year anniversary. The good: rooms, grounds and the hotel itself are kept fairly clean. The food is pretty good. Did not bother to go to the restaurants because I've experienced Riu restaurants in the past. And it's not worth the time to make... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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18 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This RIU is located in Negril about an hour's drive from the airport. The pricing is reasonable and while it is not the most luxurious all inclusive hotel in the Caribbean, it is very beautiful and feels more intimate than some of the sprawling properties you may see on this and other islands. The design of the resort is smart... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

FIRSTLY Only downside is the boring airport on arrival a nightmare. But don't let that put you off. The Hotel amazing Staff fabulous especially Andrew at the pool bar . Entertainment team Chicken, Tiny , Orange etc great made evening entertainment excellent especially Africa night. Buffet breakfast staff helpful polite Aldane and Lewis made us smile every day. Rooms fab... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best thing about this hotel is the beach and entertainment. I had several issues with this hotel but I refused to let them ruin my vacation. Also, these are some of the issues that I read on trip advisor prior to me going so I was a little prepared. Our room, had a terrible odor as well as knats/mosquitos.... More

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Belleville, Illinois, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were originally scheduled to have our wedding on 9/5/14 but it was pouring down rain and what bride wants to get married in Jamaica in the rain?! Sophie the wedding coordinator was very accommodating and helped me get through my very stressful day with ease. I would definitely recommend this hotel to any bride who is stressing because Sophie... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was in nov 2013. This is not a 5 star hotel as were were told by our travel agent and the fun jet books. I would rate it 3.7 at best. Upon arrival our room was so very musty smelling. Had air it out. The kids room (19 & 17) was fine. After eating dinner from our long... More

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Set with the back drop of the beautiful Caribbean Ocean and its golden beach this hotel is heaven. Rooms were excellent as was the food/service/staff.Walking along the beach you can mingle and have a beer with the locals selling their wares at small stalls . A short taxi ride to Negril town gets you into the hub of Jamaican life.Check... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there for my brother's wedding. The first day we got there it was pouring down rain. The staff was super friendly and greeted my friend and I in the lobby with a complementary cocktail. It was delicious. My only complaint was that there wasn't any coverage at the hotel meaning that if it was raining and you didn't... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Adult family trip to negril. Smaller resort. Rooms were a little dated yet clean. Food was good. Food hut on beach very good. beach was absolutely beautiful calm water. staff very friendly. A truly nice stay. Would recommend to others.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a young couple who likes outdoor activities and a little nightlife Pros: -isolated part of Negril - beach has very few people and locals selling stuff. Especially compared to Seven Mile Beach area which can be a zoo -Very nice rooms; great bed/ furniture, good water pressure, a safe and free beer/ booze -clean public areas (e.g. pool/... More

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  • Jerk chicken(106)
  • Very good(80)
  • Room service(49)
  • Pool bar(45)
  • Ocean views(36)
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  • Rick cafe(35)
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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay 4*
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Also Known As:
Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel Negril
Riu Tropical Bay Jamaica
Riu Palace Tropical Bay Negril
Riu Tropical Bay Negril Jamaica
Negril Riu Tropical Bay Hotel
Riu Jamaica
Riu Tropical Jamaica

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