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Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 June 2012

I chose this hotel to spend my 30th birthday as part of a 5-day long trip, and was positively surprised. The best feature is the beach, of course. Cristalline waters and white sand that make you want to stay there forever!! According to my parents and boyfriend, who planned a nice birthday surprise for me, the staff was very friendly...

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7Thank Laura B
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 June 2012

my husband and i were there 1st week of june..........we usually stay at the riu palace hotels. This one was not at big at the other ones pool was smaller. we were in the last building which was a walk from everything and there are no evevators at all. The staff were fabulous and very accomadating.. The beach and water...

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4Thank sandi f
Liverpool
Reviewed 19 June 2012

We went to the Riu Palace Tropical Bay over Christmas and New Year the other year. We went for 2 weeks, which was long enough, The hotel was not in a very good location. It was a way out from anything really, and everything we did was mainly based in the hotel. The room was good, there were good facilities...

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5Thank Hannaheasty
L.A.
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Recently spent 8 nites here on a father-son trip for my College graduating son. I have been to Jamaica and mostly Negril for 15 years. This is the first time I stayed at a RIU property. Was able to check-in early and had the bellboy unload the bags. Worth the service if your room is far away and up on...

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8Thank Steve-JL.a.
Poplar Grove, IL
Reviewed 17 June 2012

We were at the Tropical Bay the beginning of May. This is our 2nd year in a row at this resort. We love the beach and the water. The hotel is nice and is very clean. We had excellent service from all. We even had drinks delivered to us out in the water one day. Great fun. We only ate...

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4Thank Diana572
Austin, TX
Reviewed 17 June 2012

4 of us (2 adults, 2 kids 9 and 12 years of age) stayed at Riu Palace Tropical Bay from 10-16 June. Being at other Riu resorts, I knew what to expect, so this review is based partially on the actual experience compared to the expectations I had of the resort. Starting from the airport experience: my flight was on...

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4Thank srdanz
Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 16 June 2012

My husband, three kids (16, 15, 7 years) and I stayed at Riu Tropical Bay, Negril from June 5-10. I would say overall, the resort exceeded my expectations. We have stayed at Sandals in Jamaica also, and this resort, though not quite at the level of service as Sandals, was good for the price. Our check in was very smooth...

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3Thank Djlambert
Albany, New York
Reviewed 13 June 2012

My husband and I just returned from a week at the Riu Palace Trop Bay...our room was comfortable and clean (bathroom mirror needed replacement- but otherwise no complaints). Food and staff (miss you Andrew) were great. It's nice having the option of 4 other restaurants besides the buffet...but be sure and make reservations in advance...as they do book up. We...

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7Thank kait2131
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 13 June 2012

Before I start this review I think I should say this – if you’re not a “people person” and are not light hearted, you really should not be travelling anywhere. Not that I need elevators but some reviews said there were elevators and some said there weren’t…let me clarify – there are NO Elevators. Anywhere - I asked. So if...

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15Thank BabyGirl501
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Good for value. Went off site... Amazing time. Hotel staff was great!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Address: Norman Manley Blvd | Bloody Bay Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range: ₹ 17,411 - ₹ 33,054 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 416
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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
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Negril
#12 Spa Hotel in Negril
#13 Luxury Hotel in Negril
#14 Family Hotel in Negril
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#21 Romantic Hotel in Negril
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“ocean front”
 of 5 bubbles theronald1, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request an upper floor oceanfront in Bldg 1 or 2. There are no elevators, so if stairs are a problem, the main level may be best for you.”
 of 5 bubbles MSP_Traveler09, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Folks need to be advised that there are no elevators on this property. Ocean front rooms are much better than courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles tjegan, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Can get an ocean view without being ocean front in building #4”
 of 5 bubbles ELK45, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I never heard any complaints about rooms from anyone”
 of 5 bubbles d0ugbewick, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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