Just got home from two wonderful weeks in the sun.
What can I say like all Riu Hotels they certainly stand out from the other hotels. Massive and lilac and White. Beautiful gardens always so immaculate. When we first got there the large open foyer hits you with open sea views. Spectacular !! Then no welcome cocktail, what's happening. Was quickly given room key no upgrade this time though was given top floor with Garden and Ocean view. Perfect after a 24 hr journey it was 4 pm. We took bathing suits in our hand luggage as our luggage hadn't been brought to room yet we thought why wait got dressed went straight for afternoon dip in the large pool had a cocktail then went for a walk along the wonderful beach. Not enough is made of this beach it is long with white sands beautiful turquoise waters and once you under very warm. Even the ganger guys on the beach are funny just say no and they leave you alone no problemI have got to say i did not see any cockroaches. As other guests commented on. What i did see was people not showing any respect for other people by leaving plates of food in the open hallways to the rooms which did cause ants. This hotel is stunning and all the staff worked so hard to keep clean, they are always cleaning. We really enjoyed our visit. Clean room we had two double beds pushed together. It was so hot we were glad to have a bed each at times. Good choice of optics in room and soft drinks and beer in a great really cool fridge. Had problems with ice machines in our block sometimes they worked sometimes they didn't. Food in hotel what can i say large buffet for breakfast with everything you could think off. Stunning pancakes my favourite with chocolate spread. was disappointed though no champagne at breakfast or any other time first time at a Riu this has happened to us. . Lunch choice of four places to eat buffet by the smaller pool in the steakhouse. Jerk hut on the beach. Larger buffet in the Plantation restaurant over by the larger pool . Then the Italian in the Foyer which was open from 12 each day until gone midnight with pizzas and pastas salads and desserts.Then evening meals in the large main buffet St Ann's always a good choice of foods, Meats, fish, chicken, goat, pizzas, salads loved the salads always so much choice. Lots of choice, veg cooked a little to little for me but great for most people. Wine well was OK not the best though as we like wine with our meals had to be done. The staff there worked very hard. Other restaurants why people que at 10 in the morning beats me. We just went up off the beach to book about 12 o clock booked the steakhouse and Asian first day for that week had to go back the next day to book Gourmet no problems though We arrived on the Saturday went Asian on the Sunday which we enjoyed all self service though, which is a shame. Steakhouse on the Wed well what can i say slow. Not the staff's fault just not enough of them they worked very hard we had a 9 pm sitting and got our first glass of wine at 10.. Plus menu said jacket potatoes and we had mash ? what's that about ! plus said choice of two desserts cheesecake and another can't remember now neither was offered though had a choice to pick which was normal fair as lunchtime buffet there not good. Would not recommend this restaurant. We went to gourmet on the Thu. Excellent great service great food. We went to this one and the Asian twice. Entertainment staff work really hard and really try to get to talk to everybody. They are so full of energy i hot tired just watching them lol. Monday beach party days are great fun to watch or join in. The dance routine is amazing especially when everyone joins in. We also enjoyed the Steel band that comes in on a tue. Same shows same days each week so if you go for two weeks gets repetitive. The bars are close together just off main foyer we though the Dunns River bar served the best quality there cosmopolitans the strongest.the others not so good weak we would say. We have stayed at a few Riu Hotels now and this is the first time we have been disappointed Margaritas week chocolate Martinis not good No champagne.. The icy drinks Miami vice and Dr Funks were quite good. We must say that as we loved the beach in the day we used the Seagrape bar on the beach. The staff there were brilliant really friendly and great service. So Thank you Adrian and all the team there. So what more can i say we really enjoyed this holiday great beach, mainly great food, drink so so. Weather hot cloudy at times though you think you not catching you are use a high sun factor i don't normally burn i did and you know what that means Peeling not good. We had rain the last two afternoons and i mean rain..Get out and about meet the people they are amazing and funny and not shy about asking for tips. Plenty to o and see i will write separate reviews on Dunns River falls and Cool Runnings trip amazing fun. Whiter river tubing. Mystic mountain and bob slaying and shopping later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in northern Jamaica, on the beachfront. Two 6-storey buildings and one 5-storey building. Surrounded by 90,000 m2 / 107,000 sq. Yards of lush gardens. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 10 Km / 6.2 Miles to Ocho Rios. 4 Km / 2.5 Miles from various shops. 105 Km / 65 miles to Montego Bay airport. 600 M / 1,970 ft. From a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Diners ... more less
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