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“Unique Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Decameron Montego Beach

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Royal Decameron Montego Beach
Ranked #20 of 61 Hotels in Montego Bay
Regina, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unique Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our family stayed from December 18 to January 1, 2013. This was our third Christmas spent at this resort and they do an excellent job!

Customer service - outstanding!!! Everyone working on this resort wants their guests to have a great vacation and they will all go out of their way to provide that.
Rooms - basic, clean and comfortable. We only use the room to shower and sleep, so they don't need to be top of the line. The rooms are big and air conditioning works well. The only complaint I have on the rooms is that they changed the pillows. They used to have larger, softer pillows and the ones they currently have are a bit flatter and harder.
Ocean view from the room - incredible!
Food - the food on this resort is excellent. In fact, I'd rate the food as a 4.5 based on what other resorts serve. Dining room staff are awesome at their jobs, as are the chefs and kitchen staff!
Entertainment - most of the usual entertainment group are gone but the new group, while different, are very good at entertaining everyone. They work from morning to night and are one of the reasons this resort is so unique. The Royal DeCameron dancers were on stage every third night and they are world class!! The entertainment this resort provides is truly on of the reasons we keep coming back to this resort.
Value for money spent - 5+. You can pay a lot more for a fancy resort but you won't get the customer service, food, entertainment, view, and friendliness this resort provides. Best value in Jamaica for the cost!
We will definitely go back to this resort.

Room Tip: We've stayed twice on the second floor in room 210 and once on the ground floor in 109. Next ti...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank shandy7740
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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

2 weeks left nov. 16 2012. really had a great time. would do it again in a heartbeat.Shaq thank-you for everything Shaneka James,Brittany Randell,Domic Hines ,Sadiki Jack,Rayon Gordon,Sanna Sue Kerr, if I left any out I,m sorry the staff was the best.Miss you guys.Lynnford Tour Cab Driver everyone use him for your tours good prices and a fine gentleman. Ask for him at the front gate. Food was good even in 2 weeks was not bored of food enjoyed everything.Only a couple things wrong,stay on first floors, no water pressure. As I am a smoker not enough ash trays. The beaches were great, and snorkling right there saw so much.Love the people o hip-strip
not as demanding as Mexico or Dominican.I did good at the casino.Weather was great no rain. Can hardly wait for next nov. 2013 see you all then hugs and kisses.xox Cath & Ed

Room Tip: Again stay on first floors if you want water pressure Next year we will ask for rooms 106 to 109 The...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Cath429
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wales
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Royal Decameron look the same as it did 30 years ago .Iwas named Jack Tarr then.It was one of the best places we had ever been to .Looking at it now takes my back to the two weeks we were there.

The staff were the best,and all had british names Finley,David,Camaron.Finley Joseph,Russel.I wonder where they are now !! hope they had a good life.

Maybe we will go back one day .Hope you all have a wonderful time there like we did all the years ago.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We spent a wonderful week at this hotel Dec 22 to Dec 29 2012. The weather was perfect as well. The food was tastefull and varied every day. The dining room staff was friendly and efficient as were all the staff that we encountered. They sprayed for bugs twice that we noticed during our stay, and there were no annoying flies or mosquitos. Maintenance and cleaning were constantly going on and the grounds were well kept. All areas were clean. Food and drinks were plentyfull. I did find the hot tub a bit cool. All rooms have a sea view, but we loved ours on the ground floor with its patio and shade just steps from the beach, pool, bar and dining room and activities. It is located just minute's walk from the centre of the Hip Strip and a short taxi ride to the centre of Montego Bay. It is also close to the ariport and you can watch the planes coming in.

Room Tip: All have ocean view. Ground floor is great to just walk out onto the beach or other areas.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Reuben S
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Brampton, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is my third time going to this hotel and it was fantastic as always. I was travelling with 5 other friends and we ranged in ages from 20-25.

The staff will make you feel at home right away. The front desk was fast and efficient. The bell boy brought our bags right up to the room with a smile on his face. On our first night we were greeted by all of the staff from last time and they immediately recognized us and greeted us like family. The entertainment staff could not have been more entertaining. They engaged all of us in games and even if we hesitated we always ended up having a good time. The bartenders did a great job with drinks. Nothing was watered down like previous reviews that I've seen on here.

The property itself was clean like always. We didn't get our rooms cleaned everyday but when we did the maids did an amazing job with them. I've also seen reviews on the food not being up to par. I assure you even if your picky with food there are many dishes to choose from. My favourite part of the buffet was the lunch time where they make you your own panini sandwich. The souk restaurant was really nice as well. We had dinner there twice and we had an assortment of dishes. There were no complaints in my group about it being bad or not enough. We all left with happy and full bellies.

Nightly entertainment was fantastic. We were either laughing or amazed by the acts performed. The night club on site was not always packed but on our days when we wanted a break we would go in there to listen to the music and hang out. They always have a bus to Margaritaville, which is the club down the street. That club is now newly renovated and there is an abundance of space to move around. There are now also more bars, so that service is quick. They also have a bus to a club named Pier One. Its also a really good club. If you don't want the crowd you can always go on the dock to hang out and you will definitely meet some interesting people.

We went Dec 13- 23rd so by the end of the trip there were less younger people and more families and older couples. Either way this resort can be for any type of group or even lone travellers. It accommodates pretty much anyone. Every time I go I love this resort more and more. I will definitely be back again for a 4th trip.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the pool bar are a lot noiser because music starts at about 1030-11 - 5 so if...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kingston, Jamaica
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

After staying at the other 2 resorts in Runaway Bay I decided to visit this one to see
what it would be like and I absolutely loved it! Fabulous ocean view from my balcony. Honestly, I didnt want to leave when my weekend was over. I love the beach, the pool aerobics, the beach grill. The grounds are lovely and well-kept. There are hammocks all over. The food was pretty good variety

only problem was the hot water! most times it was only there at night. Also the Front desk staff need more customer focus training. Room was clean and quite relaxing and good value. They are clueless and sent me to the wrong room on check-in. Some of them were abrupt and a bit rude. All the other staff that I came in contact with were great.

Room Tip: All the rooms seem to have a view of the ocean and planes landing
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Rosie_4247
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Nashua, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Hotel is dirty. Rooms are old and out dated. Bedding is not clean and not changed on a regular basis. The pool is very small and the beach is not clean. The hotel lobby is sad and shabby. The staff was rude and food was very bland, not what you would expect in Jamaica. Would never go back to this resort or this area of Jamaica. Save your money and go to Mexico!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank J W
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Additional Information about Royal Decameron Montego Beach

Property: Royal Decameron Montego Beach
Address: 2 Gloucester Avenue | St. James - Jamaica, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Decameron Montego Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located five minutes away from Montego Bay International Airport near the commercial district and the Hip Strip, Royal Decameron Montego Beach is a beachfront property on white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Its facilities and ensure a relaxing holiday environment. This hotel has two restaurants, PassaPassa and Souk, where you can enjoy different international and regional dishes. During the day, you can partake in different recreational activities including dance lessons, aerobics and non-motorized water sports like kayaks, sailboats and diving lessons in the pool. In the evenings, enjoy our shows and dance till you drop at the disco of the Royal Decameron Montego Beach hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Jack Tar Village
Royal Decameron Montego Beach Bay
Royal Decameron Jamaica
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