First the good. Beautiful beach, with plenty of lounge chairs. Pretty lobby and main bar. Some very nice staff, especially in the main Buffet. Nice selection of food in the main buffet. Small but very nice spa, good staff there.
Now the bad. Two small pools. No where to grab a late afternoon snack or cup of coffee - almost got my head bit off by a waitress in the Bloody Bay buffet for DARING to ask, politely i might add, whether there were any nacho chips left.
Rooms: very musty. Clocks dont work, and the desk says they are only for radio, not for telling time!? A third of the 100 people in our group did not get ocean front rooms as promised. A one foot step up into tub, and you have to be fully in it to reach the faucet, so as a result get blasted with cold water trying to run a warm shower. Maid service leaves only two towels, one packet of coffee, in spite of a nice tip and requests formore of each.
Food: Buffet good. The "nice" restaurants, range from mediocre to wretched.
Will i return or recommend? Not likely .....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Renovated in summer 2008 * Located in Negril, on Jamaica's west coast * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 1-storey main building and 2-storey buildings * Victorian-style architecture * Surrounded by 47,000 m2 / 56,500 sq. yards of lush gardens * 7.5 km / 4.7 miles from Negril West End * 6 km / 3.8 miles from various shops * 80 km / 48 miles from Montego Bay airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel Negril
- Riu Tropical Bay Jamaica
- Riu Palace Tropical Bay Negril
- Riu Tropical Bay Negril Jamaica
- Negril Riu Tropical Bay Hotel
- Riu Jamaica
- Riu Tropical Jamaica