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Club Ambiance
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Runaway Bay
Reviewed December 14, 2003

Had a great time. The food was good and the rooms were spacious. I had a standard room and was a little concerned because of some of the reviews I read befor going. (I brought a small can of Raid for the ants in the bathroom that I read about) When I saw that my room entered from the street side I thought I was in trouble but was very happy with how large the room was and it had a pool/ocean view. I think all the rooms enter from the street side, and they all have a beautiful view. The bathroom window has window slats that you crank down at night, I did use my raid in the bathroom and didn't have any problem with ants at all. Also, I read that hot water was in short supply and was expecting a few cold showers but I took two showers a day and never ran out of hot water. The day before I left they had a huge truckload of new beach chairs delivered. They looked very nice with green cloth instead of just the standard white plastic chairs. I felt mislead by other reviews in that there are a number of other areas at Club Ambiance to swim, sun and relax other than just the main beach or pool. They were also in the process of building a nice Massage Hut. I think this could become a 4 star Hotel with just a small upgrade (the disco in particular)

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Columbus, Oh
Reviewed December 5, 2003

If you are looking for sun, sand, good food and alcohol, then Club Ambiance is for you. Don't expect to do anything but relax, eat, drink and have fun!! The staff is what makes this resort so great. The accomodations are average and the treadmill is not working in the workout room, but hey-you are there to relax anyway!! The food was good, the sun was shining and the staff goes out of their way to accomodate your requests. A special hello to Peter, O'Neil, Damien and Lisa White!! I stayed 6 days and was sad when I had to leave. Be prepared for a very bumpy 90 minute ride to and from the airport. Bring a large insulated mug for drinks by the pool or at the beach. Nothing fancy, but you will get some rest and have fun!! I will be back!

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Elberta, AL
Reviewed December 4, 2003

we have just returned from jamacia...WONDERFUL...the resort was not a big fancy crowded place...very low key and relaxing. the staff was a delight....so nice to be waited on hand and foot for a change. we met some great folks staying there as well..a shout out to my new friends from london and liverpool,,Kev,,a prison gaurd from london and his girlfriend, a nurse at the same prison, were great fun ,,even when they pushed my drunk ass into the pool after we shut down the karoke bar...if ya'll see this review please feel free to e-mail us.overall i would say that for the price it would be hard to beat this deal.if you are looking to relax and not have a bunch of kids running around, this is the place for you...we had a honeymoon suite that overlooked the sea,,,beautiful view.. and i couldn,t sign off without saying hello to denny and bette from ohio...that ride from the airport is one i will never forget !!!!!signed mike and jody griggers

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Reviewed November 26, 2003

My wife and I, who have frequently visited Jamaica, were pleasantly surprised at what a great value we found at Club Ambiance. We booked on line and were quite happy with what we received. This hotel is more in keeping with the Jamaica of old. Just sit around, eat, drink, sun and swim. We had one of the larger "honeymoon" suites, #3, which may be the best room on the property. It was large and had great vistas. Other great redeeming feature. . .no kids and not crowded.

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Atlanta, GA
Reviewed November 25, 2003

As a single person and pretty much a loner, I am always looking for the most I can get for budget traveling. This place was it. I absolutely enjoyed it. From the time I arrived until the time I left. The rooms were clean but I could tell they were aging. A remodel is due. I enjoyed the food and definitely the entertainment. We had Michelle Lee as our entertainment one night and she was fab! My favorite dish was the morning callalloo (spelling?) It was excellent and I tried to eat the entire serving! The staff was wonderful and Chris the bartender certainly made the best drinks. He kept my glass full and the plantains coming! The only downside for me was the beach. I am used to walking the beach in the mornings and enjoying the Jamaican sun and this was not possible. The beach is completely surrounded by large rocks. So, if that is not a problem, I thoroughly recommend this resort. You get much for the dollar!

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed November 23, 2003

I cannot say enough good things about this place. Most of the time when you go on vacation, by the end, you are ready to go home. But I did not want to leave!! Everyone was so amazing. Lennex the Munchy Man fed us way into the wee hours of the night. Jermaine is the best bartender ever! He makes great drinks. Ask Chris at the bar for a "Magic Show." Damion can sing Shaggy songs to me any day! Gaven is my sweetheart.
Peter in the dinning room is so nice. O'Neil is great fun! DJ Rinz kept us moving in the Safari. Orlando has the cutest smile. And the list goes on! I can't say enough about the service that these guys give.
It's amazing. Everyone is so nice. I plan on going back as soon as I can. Feel free to email me if you have questions.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 18, 2003

Jay and Ness booked holiday for 2 weeks in Jamacia in Runaway bay.It was a trip in which i spent one weekend in my fathers house in Portland and this hotel had perfect surroundings and value.This hotel went out of there way to make my first trip to my fathers land an experience of a lifetime.I can not thank them enough, all staff gave a wonderful service always willing to help you with a request. Entertainment value was really good, Damien who entertainment Manager should have his own show.Accommodation was good, rooms are good size, rooms are cleaned everyday.There was plenty Food to on offer, those people with special requirements.Should make this known before they book.Yet the hotel is willing to cater to your needs what ever they may be.Anyone who does not enjoy there stay at this hotel,does not know how to relax.Missing the lush land and the sun Love jay & ness ONe love !

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Additional Information about Club Ambiance

Address: Main Road | Saint Ann, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Runaway Bay
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet (WiFi) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Runaway Bay
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Runaway Bay
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Runaway Bay
Price Range: $170 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Ambiance 3*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shuttle Bus service attract an extra charge. Airport Transportation attract an extra charge. Free internet service only in lobby area. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Club Ambiance Hotel Runaway Bay
Ambiance Hotel Runaway Bay
Resort All Inclusive Ambiance
Club Ambiance Jamaica/Runaway Bay
Club Ambience Jamaica

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