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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2004
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2004

There was 10 of us that went because me and my other half got married there, we went from the 27/1/04-10/2/04. The food was wonderful, the rooms were lovely and clean, the only thing that let it down was the entertainment and the running of hot water or not as the case was on some days! I had read all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2004

WOW!! This was our first time in Jamaica and our first all-inclusive stay it was amazing. It was just me and my husband. We got there on Friday 2\27 and left on Sunday. Short but worth every minute. The ride from the airport was wild. We flew into Montego Bay and drove to Negril. Driving on the opposite side of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2004

Got back on Feb.22 from Jamaica.Stayed at the Riu.We had a great time. I was also very worried about the bad reviews that I had read but don't worry,be happy,no coakroaches at all. We had a second floor oceanfront room which was nice and clean,no musty smell. The staff at the Riu is super nice always wanting to know if... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2004

We stayed at the Riu the week of Jan 25 - Feb 1. We went there to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We had been to Jamaica before - staying at Trewlany. Well, the resort itself is nice but everything else needs work. We were without hot water most of the week, we were completly without water for 2 days!!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2004

I must say that my first time in Negril Jamaica was spent at Riu and I did have the best time especially my 3yr old son who had a blast. He loved the beach party and the clear water. My Husband had too much fun because he was one of the few who always went on stage to participate. Within... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2004

Just returned yesterday from a week in Negril at the Riu. It was amazing. I don't know how anyone could give this place a negative review. My boyfriend and I spent many weeks deciding where to vacation and were more than pleased with the Riu. The bus ride to the hotel was very enjoyable, and gave us a taste of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2004

WOW! What an awesome vacation I had. I must say I was extremely worried when I read all those bad reviews. I cannot understand how people can complain about this resort. There were NO!!!!!! coakroaches in sight!!!!! We did have a problem with the water for 2 days (no hot water) but it wasn't such a big deal. The food... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2004

It's a beautiful resort. The food was outstanding, the staff were very friendly. You will enjoy the entertainment staff. Money well spent!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2004

My wife and I stayed at the Riu Tropical Bay the week of February 7 through 15, 2004. We came with a group of 12 other relatives and friends, including our son and daughter-in-law, and our daughter and her boyfriend to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Let me say at the outset that we had stayed at Sandals in Montego... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2004

Well first of all I want to say that I didnt see a insect of any kind for the week we were there. My wife and I stayed from Feb 11th until the the 18th. The staff was awesome the drinks were great the food was great. We went on many excirsions but we didnt need to we could have... 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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* 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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