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Club Ambiance
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Main Road, PO Box 20 | Saint Ann, Runaway Bay, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #10 of 15 hotels in Runaway Bay
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best vacation ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

The staff is great, the food out of this world, the entertainment excellent. I don't know how any one could ever give a bad review about Club Ambiance. We met couples from all over and everyone was having a great time. The view from our room was breathtaking. We def will come back.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

I've been to club ambiance with my boyfriend and an other couple. We are 22, 27, 27 and 24 years old and we had fun. This is not a big resort, so theres no line up to eat, to drink...
The food is good, and you should know im really hard to please. The only thing that dissapointed about the food was when i paid an extra to eat a lobster supper with my friends. Turn out : no lobster ! It was a really big scampie in my plate. So if you're a lobster fan you should not take the supper "a la carte" . The menus were simple but good. We had a bbq night that was memorable. The drinks were delicious, i know people said they were strong but hey! VACATIONS!

There were no ambiance at club ambiance simply because its a adult resort and adults doesnt want to be involved in games that the employees made. In fact, theres a club opening every evening at 23:00 (yes only one club that look like an old stripper club) but when i was there it seems that nobody else was there ( 20 people max).

People who go to club ambiance are adult only so theres no babies and kids running everywhere, thats a good thing but most of the people went to theirs rooms after supper and after the show. About the show, theres a music show every night which is great but its always the sames songs played by the same band.

The rooms are great, simple but great. We had a cute balcony near to the beach, it was really nice. Toilets are clean, shower pressure is good.

We went to ocho rios to make some shopping. the trip was a 2h trip organised by the hotel. they send us with a driver thats stop at some spots. Turned out the driver was making money every time we bough something from the people who were selling. The people are trying to force you to buy its really unpleasant. They really have an agressive comportement, im a shopaholic and i wanted to leave after the first spot !!!!

About the beaches : Yes its true, at club ambiance you cannot take long walks on beach and you cannot swim really far away from the resort. But i will tell you a tip. Nearby the hotel (15 min walk) you have the most amazing beach i've ever seen. A perfect and big beach!!!. We went there 3 times during morning (8 til 11) to swim, take waves and relax. We went there early so nobody else was on the beach (nobody was trying to sell us stuff!!), its also a safe beach but we didnt bring money or anything else than a towel and our clothes. I remember the sand was perfect and i stayed in the water 2hours each time we went there!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Woodstock, illinois, USA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011 via mobile

The saff were excellent. The service was great. A very laid back but good time. We will be back in the near future!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greeley, Colorado
2 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Great atmosphere, great staff, good food and a priceless view of the sunrise and sunset! Jasmin at the tour desk helped make the trip unforgettable and I highly recommend only using her to experience Jamaica. The beaches are great for sunbathing and the snorkeling is amazing for those that want to swim in the ocean. Mark, Tony, Jay Z and Ann are just some of the great staff members there that made us feel at home. The entertainment was first class and we found it very easy to just enjoy ourselves there. I can't imagine what would make someone write a bad review about this resort. I found that everything exceeded my expectations and for the money I spent it was incredible in value. I truly believe this is a hidden gem! If you are considering coming here for a getaway let me tell you this was a great place to visit.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

This place is terrible, it is run down, only one staff person was helpful during our trip. The food is nothing special, and if you value your safety then I would suggest you stay somewhere else......will never return to this resort again.,

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

2nd time back . Big thank you to all staff for making our stay fantastic I love this place so friendly and happy . Food great good choice . Rooms are clean and tidy . Pool and beach clean and tidy . Club Ambiance is what you want it to be you can have fun or chill out the pace is yours to enjoy .
HAPPY DAYS

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

we have stayed at CA several times over the years a always had a wonderful time,but now it has come to an end as no british tour operators deal with CA.this is a disgrace as it was the british tourists that made the place come alive.we stayed at the royal decameron last year and although we enjoyed our stay there it was not close to CA.
while staying at RD we went along to CA to visit our friends there and was given a great
welcome from Gilbert and ALL the staff.What we did notice was hardly any guests,the place was deserted(never happened when it was available to UK).now we hear that CA is going to be sold or has been sold to the Grand Bahia along the road and is to be used as staff accomadation.If this is the end for CA then thanks for all the great times you gave us over the years and hope ALL the staff find employment at another resort and show others how to treat there guests from the UK.Irie Mon

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Club Ambiance

Address: Main Road, PO Box 20 | Saint Ann, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Runaway Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Runaway Bay
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Runaway Bay
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Runaway Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Ambiance 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shuttle Bus service attract an extra charge. Airport Transportation attract an extra charge. Free internet service only in lobby area. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Club Ambiance Hotel Runaway Bay
Ambiance Hotel Runaway Bay
Resort All Inclusive Ambiance
Club Ambiance Jamaica/Runaway Bay
Club Ambience Jamaica

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