Overall a very nice resort but with some growing pains if that's what you want to call it. Rooms very nice and comfortable-even the hard beds ( that's all you get in Mexico). Food was good but very repeticious-al a cartes just ok-expected a lot more sea food but there was very little other than the peel me shrimp. Service was very good and all staff very friendly.
Only two washrooms in the whole place!
The beach, what little there is of it, was nice but lots of seaweed in the water-we are used to being able to walk for miles on the beaches of Mexico but not here. You are confined to the riu beach as the Sandals resort next door is fenced off and there is no beach on the other side. Being close to the airport was nice ( no long commute from the airport) but you do get a birds eye view of the belly of the planes as they take off for home every 5-10 min.
If you go to Montego Bay ensure to visit the Hip Strip and Doctor's Cove beach. It is far superior to that of the resort. It is only maybe 10 min to the Hip Strip but it costs $20 rtn for 3hrs. You can bargain a bit with private cabbies but still going to cost at least $15- We loved Jamaica and the people are wonderful so will definitely go back but likeley to Ocho or Negril.
- 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