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Hotel Riu Montego Bay

Mahoe Bay, Ironshore, Montego Bay Jamaica
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The 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Montego Bay opens all year round and is located on the beautiful Mahoe Bay beach. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal due to its proximity to Sangster International Airport Montego Bay MBJ (3 km) and Montego Bay (5 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 681 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in the spa area or get in shape in the gym. 2 outdoor pools, 1 children's pool. RiuLand Kids Club (ages 4-7 & 8-12 years) and for adults, day and evening entertainment, as well as our Pacha Discotheque. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, Italian and Asian specialty restaurants, Steakhouse, as well as 4 bars.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Foot massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Was very upset with everything the nasty workers the food and I was 3300 of hard-working money. I want my money back. The drinks were horrible never heard of the name. No brand name for liquor. Disgrace!
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Hotel Riu Montego Bay Ironshore Excellent choice for our 50th. Anniversary 658092178 We have just returned from a very satisfying week stay at the Riu Montego Bay. We have stayed at two other Riu properties, the Riu Palace Riviera Maya and the Riu Emerald Bay in Mazatlan. This property most resembles the Riu Palace in its layout and ammenities so we were not surprised on many levels. What did surprise us was the high quality of entertainment by the professional dancers who doubled as the resort daytime entertainment pool and beach staff. The quality of their shows exceeded those on a Princess ship we were on in October for 28 days from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia. The staff here were exceptionally friendly and engaging. Our room was clean and exactly what we had asked for....second floor in building 2 which has an elevator unlike some of the other buildings. Unfortunately, after three days our safe had a problem and would not program for closing. Our only disappointment was the quality of food in two of the three speciality restaurants...the Steak house which doubles as the lunch buffet venue and the Asian restaurant. The Italian restaurant was very good and exceeded our expectations. While the speciality restaurants open at 6:30 p.m.it is best to be available at 6:00 p.m. to get the first sitting as they do not take reservations and it is first come, first served. The bbq jerked chicken served every day on the beach is exceptional but if you are sensitive to spices this is not for you. While this property caters to families, the presence of many families with small children was not a deterrent to our enjoyment as seniors. The guests from the adjacent Riu Palace and Riu Reggae would walk through our site and comment that they would rather have chosen our property. This was our first time to stay in Jamaica so we were able to compare this property to others in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Hawaii where we have also stayed. We are also seasoned cruisers having enjoyed 39 cruises so we felt we had a reasonable background to compare the quality of this resort. All in all it was a very enjoyable experience and we would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends.
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Montego Bay
Responded Mar 14, 2019
Dear AaronZ67, Thank you for your nice words and for choosing RIU once again for your vacation. It is awesome that you liked the attention provided by our staff and that we were able to fulfill your requests on such a special occasion. We lament that we did not meet your taste with our gastronomic offer. We will share your impressions with our Chef’s team so they can take it into consideration. We cannot wait to host you once again at RIU! With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Montego Bay Online Reputation Manager
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The stay was great , great shows , food was good ( steaks needed to be a bit better ) Jerk Chicken on the beach was awesome . Lots to drink , pool was great , swim up bar ( only bad thing was there were a few ladies with small children jumping in the pool beside bar , most people near these children were driven away from this area , I feel staff should have asked them to stop splashing or move out of bar area , this should be a place where they should be an adult , ladies you could not reason with , we also moved away but the children were allowed to run free with out parent supervision) . I would take another trip to Riu in a Heart beat .
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This was the first trip that we every took somewhere warm. The hotel was great, we had to change rooms due to a musty smell but the front desk was awesome. They gave us a new room with no problems. Everyone on the resort was very friendly and welcoming. I would defiantly go again!
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Food options after 10pm after BS. Not true 24 hour all inclusive. Opinions were nasty- popcorn without butter, nachos without cheese, muffins and sandwiches. They should really consider real food until atleast 2:30, since clubs close at 2am. Rooms could stand an update
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$255 - $550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CaribbeanJamaicaSaint James ParishMontego BayIronshore
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Montego Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Montego Bay?
Nearby attractions include White Witch Golf Course (4.0 miles), Cinnamon Hill Golf Course (4.6 miles), and Rose Hall Great House (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Montego Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Montego Bay?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Montego Bay?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Montego Bay?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Montego Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mystic India, Sugar Mill, and Scotchies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Montego Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Montego Bay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Riu Montego Bay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Montego Bay?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Riu Montego Bay offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Montego Bay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rose Hall Great House (4.2 miles), Barnett Estate Plantation (4.2 miles), and The Cage (3.0 miles).