We stayed at Royalton from Feb 5-10, 2014.
Overall this resort was fantastic. It was clean, the staff was friendly, and the food was great.
Beach: The beach was fantastic, it was clean, the water was beautiful, and a comfortable place to swim. There was even a private island with additional lounge chairs and umbrellas to accommodate people if the beach got overcrowded.
Staff: The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Everyone from the bartenders to the pool staff had a smile on their face. Timroy Cunningham was great and went out of his way to answer any questions we had about the resort.
Food: The buffet had a wide variety of food depending on what you felt like. The food was fresh and was constantly replenished. The steak house was our favorite of the A la carte restaurants.
Drinks: The resort offered premium alcohol at no additional cost, which was nice. All the drinks were made with care and the staff had no problem making a non-traditional request.
Rooms: The rooms were clean and ultra modern. The beds were comfortable and the rain showerhead was a nice touch. The mini fridge was filled up daily with soft drinks, juices, and beer, all complimentary. The TV offered Canadian and American channels, which was nice and allowed us to keep up to date on the Olympics.
Extras: The hotel has Wi-Fi everywhere. We were able to read and use our electronic devices on the beach. The waterslides were fun and were a nice way to break up the day on the beach. The sports bar was awesome. We able to change the channel and watch two leaf games while having wings and poutine, which was a surprise to us! The gym was new and had everything you needed for a light workout.
The minute you stepped off the resort beach, or even on the resort beach for that matter, we were constantly hassled to buy drugs and merchandise. This made for walks on the beach less enjoyable.
The Italian A la carte was not very good, and I would recommend eating at the buffet rather than going there.
The excursions were expensive, anywhere from $130-$160, which we found more expensive then other places we have travelled too.
After dinner we usually came back to our room to change and rest before going back out at roughly around 9:00pm. Around this time every night, housekeeping knocked on our door and after we repeatedly asked them not to come in, they entered the room. We found it odd that they would first of all come to the room at that time of night, and proceed to enter the room after we requested them not too.
Like I said before, overall we had a great experience here and would recommend people looking for a quiet, and peaceful vacation. It is not a very lively resort, so if you’re looking for lots of activities and a party atmosphere, this probably isn’t the resort for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your All-In Luxury™ vacation starts on one of the Caribbean's most idyllic settings. "White Sands" beach in Jamaica is a powdery white slice of paradise, separating lush tropical gardens from the turquoise Caribbean Sea, just a 35 minute drive from the Montego Bay Airport. A warm reception and chilled cocktail set the tone for a week of extravagance. The elegantly appointed lobby offers a scenic view of the modern resort facilities. After a day of indulging in our extensive and unlimited reservation-free dining and drink services and partaking in our activities, sports, and entertainment program, guests will appreciate the comfort of our modern and spacious rooms. From Luxury Rooms to Diamond Club(R) Luxury Presidential Oceanview One Bedroom Suites, all rooms offer Dreambed™, designed exclusively for Royalton Resorts and adorned in luxurious 250 thread count sheets. All of our 352 luxurious rooms and suites offer our exclusive DreamBed™, 250 thread count sheets, 24 hour concierge service, In-room safe, rain showers, satellite television, stocked minibar, 24 hour room service, and a balcony or terrace. Other amenities include iron and board, coffee/tea maker, and hairdryer. Guests can also take advantage of our All-In Connectivity exclusive features including: • Free Wi-Fi throughout the resort • Unlimited free in-room calling to North America and most of Europe • Convenient USB recharge and Bluetooth audio stations in your room • Download our free Royalton app and receive unlimited free calling plan from your mobile device while on our property, as well as unlimited free app-to-app texting. ... more less
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