Just stayed at the Riu Montego Bay from December 3rd - December 10th. There was a few complications upon arrival with my room but much of it was worked out with their friendly front desk staff.
I was there with a group to do the Reggae Marathon and Montego Bay was a neutral area for us to do excursions between Negril and Ocho Rios. For us the location was great. It was right across from a shopping area that we visited everyday to have some delicious Blue Mountain coffee at a local cafe. We got to know a few locals in the process, which is always good as well.
Back to the resort - The staff was great, friendly and fun to be around. I was the only male traveling with 3 beautiful females and even though they got a lot of attraction, the staff remained friendly and respectful. Where my experience went wrong was with the food. We found very little we could eat before the race and are bellies were upset if we weren't careful. I am not a picky eater so I tried everything. By the end of our stay I was just looking forward to hash browns in the morning (which we only had once due to the menu). The a la carte's were good, but even then, only a few dishes that were appealing.
All in all it was good but I don't think I would stay here again because food will always make or break a trip for me.
Amazing coffee at the cafe across the street... Amazing.
- 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