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Royal Decameron Montego Beach
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   2 Gloucester Avenue | St. James - Jamaica, Montego Bay, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #23 of 64 Hotels in Montego Bay
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“Low class facility”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's a few resorts I've come across in my travels to Jamaica that have been disappointments and this is one for sure . You really get what you pay for . Went with some friends on this trip, although I dont want to complain so much for this as we did get a Deal for it ...however, it is substandard in my opinion . No beach to speak of ...the staff spent ALOT of time with patrons here !! Unprofessional and inappropriate, absolutely . I've never seen so much personal involvement with customers in any other place . Rooms - very basic and outdated, as is hotel and it's property. Food was less than average. I would rate it a one star. Would never return nor recommend it.

Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i recently traveled to jamaica on business (lucky me, i know). we wanted to extend the trip and after careful consideration of the area and other options we decided on a return trip to the royal decameron – montego bay. we stayed for two nights, after staying three nights at the hotel where the conference was hosted.

arriving at the rdmb was like returning home, it was just as we remembered. upon check in, we were informed by the new hotel manager that we were invited to stay at an oceanfront bungalow at the sister royal decameron property – club caribbean. we declined this offer. being in jamaica for such a short time we were not interested in the additional travel and we were excited to be returning to the m. bay location since we enjoyed it so much the first time we were there.

unfortunately, then we were brought to our NON-oceanfront room, when we had paid through expedia for an oceanfront room! rdmb mostly has oceanfront rooms and we were placed in a room on the side of the building (325), which was not oceanfront. also, the door was impossible to open and we had to wait for maintenance to help. overall, this experience didn’t leave us happily checked into the jamaican hotel where we had previously felt very much at home. hotel staff told us that the hotel was at capacity during our two night stay, so we were unable to change our room. but we also heard them talking to each other about how we booked through expedia. i hope we weren’t penalized for booking through expedia.

food: the last time we visited we loooooved souk, the al la carte restaurant. this time, not so much. our dishes were bland, small, and the service was lacking. however, the buffet was great, lots of variety and everything tasted very fresh and flavorful.

beach: the new beach is awesome. it truly makes a huge difference when the hotel is completely full as there is plenty of room to spread out. this was also helpful because during our stay there were a lot of rowdy, larger crowds that took over the pool area. there is construction going on behind the new beach where a brand new building will be. the noise was minimal, but might increase in the coming months. i hope the new building doesn’t cause the hotel to lose its small resort charm.

tips: we finally ventured out and enjoyed a lovely happy hour at the houseboat grill. we highly recommend this gem, the views and food were both amazing. and happy hour is 2 for 1 red stripe.

overall, we were disheartened about our room placement given our last irie experience at rdmb. the price, location, and overall experience (3.5 stars) do outweigh that, however we hope when we book a return trip we will get that rdmb oceanfront room that we love so much! shout out to our favorite bellman, dave, bartender, kiwan and driver, courtney!

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Royal Decameron delivered on every single level, everything was amazing! The atmosphere was awesome, ages ranging from 30-55. Not really a resort for younger children, but if you're looking for a plain ole good time and meeting new friends, this is the resort for you!! Will be back next year!!

Stayed July 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In addition to having THE WORST FOOD EVER, the management of this hotel, particularly the sales director whose name I don't know, is a heartless set. I am a native Jamaican. I brought my father here to celebrate his 65th birthday. Two days into my four day trip, I needed to return to the states due to family emergency. I explained this on my unexpected checkout form. The hotel refused to refund me for the two unused nights.

I will never return to your hotel because you do not have the decency to not take advantage of someone who is already handling a bad situation. I hope it was worth it, sales director.

  • Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time, and are very pleased. We stayed there for a week, and the food is good, the entertainment is good (watch the shows), the entertainers/fun crew were very entertaining. Very clean, and plenty of places to relax during the day. We will definitely be back to visit again.

Stayed July 2015, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the hotel is just a few minutes away from the airport so no time lost here!
It's not a big resort wo you can easily be at the beach, the pool or the buffet in a few minutes. As we travelled in June, it was not overcrowded at all so we always had a lot of choice to sit in the dining room or to lay under a parasol at the beach, we also were often alone in the pool!
Everything is clean and weel groomed, the staff is polite but not in your way, which is really appreciated.
The food was good, enough options for us, especially as it changed every day. The drinks at the bar were always good (the Chi Chi cocktail is so good !) also.
The only two lows are our room was on the 2nd floor near the lobby and it was really loud at night, and the wifi should definitely be free.
But we really enjoyed our stay, and having this ocean view all the time, wherever you are in the hotel, is really great.

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  • Stayed June 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as i hit the lobby i was greed with a welcome to your Jamaican home.
Room was ready so they sent my luggage right away.
Hit the buffet for lunch and as always great food was served. Now relaxed and enjoying my vacation i went to the poolbar to meet my friends.
I had a wonderfull week, sunshine wall to wall and the ocean is one of the best part
clear blue cristaline water.
Had a blast with the entertainement crew, played games and had lots of fun
My room was the same as usual, clean fresh and very comfortable. My maid does a great job.
Dont miss the À La Carte,the food is so good,try everything you wont regret your diners and the service is first class! Thanks to Pattisha Grant and her team.
Staff is fantastic, from landscaping employes to high management, always smilling and welcoming you with a Ya mon and a smilling hello.
Guests are also fantastics! Since it is a small hotel every body is nice to others. I met people over the years that became best friends for life.Salutations to Margie, Sandy, Melissa, Judy and Tom, Janice and Mike and Laura that met me all this week and contribute to make my vacation unforgottable. See you all in October!

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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 Gloucester Avenue | St. James - Jamaica, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Decameron Montego Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located five minutes away from Montego Bay International Airport near the commercial district and the Hip Strip, Royal Decameron Montego Beach is a beachfront property on white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Its facilities and ensure a relaxing holiday environment. This hotel has two restaurants, PassaPassa and Souk, where you can enjoy different international and regional dishes. During the day, you can partake in different recreational activities including dance lessons, aerobics and non-motorized water sports like kayaks, sailboats and diving lessons in the pool. In the evenings, enjoy our shows and dance till you drop at the disco of the Royal Decameron Montego Beach hotel. ... more   less 
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