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With three kids, this was the first vacation--true vacation--that my wife and I have had since 2010. Pay the extra $25/day for the second nanny. It is worth its weight in gold. The rooms and grounds are not luxurious. I could not care less. If...More
We travelled with 4 children, ages 5,8,9, and 11... we read lots of the reviews prior to deciding on FDR, and while we had high expectations, we were still VERY pleased and totally happy with our 10 days at this resort.
The people are absolutely...More
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Response from Trishawana, Director of Sales at Franklyn D. ResortResponded 21 April 2017
Thank you for your amazing review.
We are thrilled that we were able to surpass all your expectations of our property.
It brings us joy to know that you were able to enjoy quality time with your spouse and your kids alike on a one...More
Stayed at the FDR Resort in June 2017 with family. Just like the other reviews on Tripadvisor, the hotel is a cozy smaller hotel (80 + rooms) that is walkable (compared to the big chains). The rooms are a decent size for the 2 bedrooms...More
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Response from Trishawana, Director of Sales at Franklyn D. ResortResponded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review.
We are pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us.
Your comments will assist us in our continued improvement of our product.
We appreciate that you commented on the shuttle service as well.
We look forward to hosting your...More
To keep it simple I have stayed at all the hotels in Runaway bay , I have also sent many clients to all the resorts in this area. Now before you decide to come here ask yourself a very important question. Am I look for...More
So upon entering the hotel, I was not amused. See, I was expecting a BIG entrance with such a BIG name. The place instead looked desolate and like a little hideaway lodge; at least at the front of the property. What lies behind in terms...More
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Response from Trishawana D, Director of Sales at Franklyn D. ResortResponded 17 August 2017
Thank you for sharing your detailed review following your recent stay with us.
It is such a pity that you were unable to partake in our many Dining options available, as our records indicated that you only stayed with us for 1 night. Our regular...More
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
US$ 312 - US$ 752 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Family Hotel in Runaway Bay
#4 Luxury Hotel in Runaway Bay
#4 Spa Hotel in Runaway Bay
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Runaway Bay
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Runaway Bay
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The resort also offers excursions at times to Dunn's River Falls and the Blue Hole , but be sure to let them know you want to go so they book it...The blue hole is amazing. Depending on the ages of your kids, it's great for... More
The resort also offers excursions at times to Dunn's River Falls and the Blue Hole , but be sure to let them know you want to go so they book it...The blue hole is amazing. Depending on the ages of your kids, it's great for them too if they are older than I'd say 7..
We opted for a private tour through Chris Jamaica tours- highly recommend.
Absolutely take part in the bike and or walks and runs - Omercy, will give you some history of the local area and you will get a great feel for what Jamaica is really like.
We also went to the glistening waters about 45 mins away, and I would recommend skipping that...very crowded tour, overpriced, and underwhelming effect, though it does seem to be one of few places in the world you can see such a thing, so that's a bit cool....some of us got in the water which made it way better, but if you're not willing to get in the water and be ok with a murky bottom bay, I would absolutely skip it. Just watch the YouTube video and you've got the same experience.
And yes, you can leave the kids- just be prepared to pay the babysitting charge, which is VERY reasonable, if they watch the kids over lunch or after hours. Enjoy!