This is essentially an all-inclusive resort, but not high-end. This place is geared for those doing their vaca on the cheap. If you like good beer, good wine, higher-end food and a more relaxed setting, skip this place. The Ritz and the Hilton are MUCH better choices.
After our three-day layover, we tired of the din of the airport departures (The RIU is literally next to the departure end of runway), blasting music from the pool bar, and cafeteria-style meals.
The nice rooms are the ocean front units. They're larger suites. Anything else, are a bit dark and small (we switched after the first night, so we saw both).
Pluses, good swimming beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Opening September 2008 * Located in Montego Bay, on Jamaica's northwest coast * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 2-story main building and 3-story and 4-story annexes * Surrounded by 40,000 m2 / 47,840 sq. yards of lush gardens * 4.5 km / 2.8 miles from Montego Bay * 350 m / 114.8 ft from various shops * 2,7 km / 1.7 miles from Montego Bay airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Montego Bay Resort
- Riu Hotel Montego Bay
- Hotel Riu Montego Bay Ironshore, Jamaica