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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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Ranked #29 of 91 hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed today
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Family of 4 (boys 11 & 17). Travel Dates: 8th July to 16th (8 nights) OK this is going to be a long review but if you're planning on choosing this hotel, I hope this helps. I'm going to try and provide all the info I hoped to find when I went, but couldn't! We chose Riu Palace over Club... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food - excellent Drinks - excellent Staff - excellent Pool - smallish Sun beds - plenty Entertainment team - fabulous Beach - perfect Hotel shop - expensive Rooms - average Mozzies - lots Spa - very expensive Hair dresser - very expensive Room service choices - quite poor Maid service - excellent Mini bar - excellent As mentioned before the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly we must give a big thank you to Andrew at reception and Riu for giving us a free upgrade to a Sea View apartment in celebration of our 39th. Wedding Anniversary. Our apartment was huge with a great view. Room 4110 is on the ground floor and is one of the larger apartments. Air-con, free mini bar which included... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had our wedding here. Lots of family came. Some had to change rooms for a/c, plumbing, or electric problems. We had no problems with our room. Our wedding coordinator quit/left her job so nobody had any idea of our wedding. The first day I had to talk to multiple people about our wedding, but the show did go on.... More

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pros BEST BEACH IN ALL OF THE CARRIBEAN! The water was fantastic! Super clear, long beach for lots of walking, white sand, no seaweed! Very friendly staff. All seemed extremely happy to be there The food was good. My husband prefers simple foods so he liked all the choices. The Italian restaurant was great but don't eat all day because... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just got back from a week's vacation with our 2 daughters. It is appropriately rated a 4 star. Our room was oceanfront and a great location to pool and restaurants. The staff is terrific. They are friendly and interact with guests all day long. The beach is perfect, except for the locals constantly trying to sell you cigarettes and bracelets.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our first time in Jamaica so my boyfriend and I weren't sure what to expect but we were more than impressed! The staff was absolutely wonderful and did everything they could to make sure we had a great experience. I have the rooms a 4 only because the beds weren't great. They were really hard and were two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first and best holiday experience in the Caribbean. Jamaica is a truly beautiful island with so much to see and do. The excursions were fabulous, really quite quirky, river walking, horse riding by the sea (all of our horses swam, what an unforgettable memory). The people were friendly and so obviously there to help you enjoy your... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in rooms 6114, 6115, and 6116. Here is our review! Mosquitoes - lived outside door and infested our room=45min of mosquito killing so you can sleep. Had to leave tip and request that mosquitoes be sprayed for and they only sprayed that one time we payed for it. Do not change sheets unless you force them too. Beds... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This resort was wonderful. The staff was fantastic, the food, amenities all were great. The beds were a bit hard which is why I can't go all the way to 5 stars (an awesome bed is important to me). The buffet was much better than I was expecting - do not miss Jamaican Night there! The quality and variety of... More

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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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#8 Luxury Hotel in Negril #12 Spa Hotel in Negril #16 On the Beach Hotel in Negril #16 Family Hotel in Negril #18 Top resorts Hotel in Negril #21 Romantic Hotel in Negril
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* 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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