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Hotel Riu Montego Bay

3.5 of 5 | Mahoe Bay, Ironshore, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Me and my daughter traveled there on Mother's Day, place was exceptionally clean, friendly and fun, room had no air, they changed our rooms, better location as well, nice customer service skills, the restaurants that require reservations are a waste of time as the food was not good at either one of them, always booked, but no one is there... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

I decided to visit the Riu at Montego Bay for my 30th birthday with me and 5 other friends. I have heard great reviews about the Riu from other people, but unfortunately I CANNOT state the same. I was not impressed with the hotel what so ever! Initially when we arrived at the hotel it was impressive. The lobby was... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

FOOD there was only basic food provided, low quality meat, not fresh vegetables, there was a salad bar but it did not include anything healthy like spinach, fresh fruit was good, we were a group of mostly vegetarians, and the food was disappointing. everyday has the same menu for everyone. one of the restaurants which was supposed to be open... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

Arrived at the RIU Friday May 27. When we arrived at the front desk we were greeted by a young gentleman who was very nice & accommodating he gave us some rum punch while we were checking in. Great.....so we thought. Got to our room and it less than ok. The beds were super hard and it smelled moldy &... More 

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england yorkshire
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

this hotel is beatiful ans the staff are lovely.we got married here in march 2010,it was realy lovely ,had an option to marry on the beach or in the varander in the hotel were every one can see you this is what we chose .i was paraded round the pools first every one cheering brilliant wedding so if your planning... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

Ok let me start off first saying We had a WONDERFUL time here. The food is ok....breakfast is the best, lunch has a great salad bar, but at night we made reservations everynight!!! That is the way to go......I have taken many vacations and the food was pretty good or you have the buffet so you can always find something.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

Wireless is only available in the lobby. The music continues through the night, which might keep you up. The buffet was amazing with local Jamaican food. Their taxis are way too expensive. We went with a guy named Kenneth - here's his website: http://www.kensjamaica.com/ He'll take you anywhere you want to go for half the price. We got a cheap... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

I just returned with my Family from an 8 night stay at Riu. It was my first trip to Jamaica and I was very impressed. I was worried after reading a lot of the bad reviews but I really dont understand how some people didnt enjoy themselves here. I am young so that makes a difference i was looking for... More 

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liverpool
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

This is rated as a five star in brochure but its most possibly 3-4 star although there are some 5star traits. Going by the other guests it is more likely to be a 3-4 bargin last minute resort which will annoy those who have saved the pennies long and hard. 5star-food varied well presented fresh??(seen frozen food tipped out of... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

This is my first review on Tripadvisor, so I hope people find this helpful. However, I do class myself as well travelled and have visited many locations in Europe, Caribbean, USA so I do believe I have experience of hotels and different ideas of what would constitute a good hotel. Myself and my partner stopped at this hotel between May... More 

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Address: | Mahoe Bay, Ironshore, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay > Ironshore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Montego Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 681
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Also Known As:
Riu Montego Bay Resort
Riu Hotel Montego Bay
Hotel Riu Montego Bay Ironshore, Jamaica

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