A beachfront setting and a great choice of restaurants come together at the ClubHotel Riu Negril. Plus, it’s having a makeover for 2015.
The ClubHotel Riu Negril is pulled up against the beach, so it’s got front row sea views. If you want to get out and about, Negril’s town centre is less than a 20-minute taxi ride away.
From November 2015, the hotel will have a fresh look that includes a new pool and restaurant, plus modernised rooms.
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With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
- Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
- UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests from 1st May
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board meals.
Local and select import alcoholic and soft drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities► View all
Start your day with a full American breakfast, or visit the cooking station to watch your meal be prepared fresh in front of your eyes. There's a hot and cold buffet lunch, with cooking stations also available. Come evening, tuck into the delicious buffet spread for dinner, or opt for a dish from the cooking station. There's a themed buffet twice a week.
2 outdoor pools
Attached to the swim-up bar, and there's plenty of seating in the water. Sunbeds and parasols are also available. From November 2015, there will be a brand new pool to add to the number.
Evening entertainment programme
There's a wide range of evening entertainment on offer including cabaret, disco, mini-disco and bingo.
Rooms ► View all
These spacious double rooms with their classic feel and warm toned soft furnishings can sleep up to three adults and one child or two adults and two children up to 12 years or they can be sold as a single. There's a sofa, a ceiling fan, liquor dispenser, iron and ironing board, plus Wi-Fi at a charge. Image shown is the planned appearance.
double room with garden view
These spacious double rooms with a garden view and their classic feel with warm toned soft furnishings can sleep up to three adults and one child or two adults and two children up to 12 years. They come with one king-size or two small double beds. There's a ceiling fan, liquor dispenser, iron and ironing board, plus Wi-Fi at a charge. Image shown is the planned appearance.
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Fabulous holiday!!! but does need renovating
As a female whose family were born in Jamaica - this is the first time I have stayed at a hotel instead of with family but will give my honest reviews. I stayed with a party of 9. Upsides: Reception were friendly on arrival and we were greeted with drink and porter took our cases to our rooms. If you made requests, they called to follow up whether your call had been taken care of Towels and linen were changed daily by maid as long as you leave your green sign out. Only once fresh towels were not left but were bought immediately on request. Staff very friendly all said morning when you walked past them - This rarely happens in UK so was nice to see. Not sure how some reviews said the staff were unfriendly. Entertainment team were very good and work hard. It was never boring. Some reviewers complain about dancing and noise- this is how Jamaicans move and dance!! There music is loud - don't expect peaceful ensembles or the side step.Plus the music will be geared towards reggae, dancehall etc as this is their culture although by the pool they play other popular songs. Only thing I would say is the band should play other reggae songs sometimes not just Bob Marley. Kids kept entertained with games, face painting, discos, easter egg hunt, beach competitions etc Pool was not dirty - could not see mould like others have mentioned. Food - very varied, each day different options and lots of choice. Lovely and clean complex- gardeners do a good job as do maids, Breakfast - waffles were great - lovely and thick as was porridge. Jerk chicken on beach was ace!!! Downsides Definitely in need of updating. Rooms a bit old and shower is old but they are very clean. One of our party had to move rooms due to leaking AC and ceiling above shower looked ready to drop down. Problem was sorted quickly after speaking to the manager which is the main thing Birds fly in and out the restaurants looking for food. I saw one put his foot fully in a tray of potato salad at lunch time. Needless to say i never ate salad in the lunch room after that. Lack of Jamaican food - There are a variety of dishes that should have been available but instead there is a small Jamaican corner with food mainly targeting American market and Mexican. I think there should be other foods but there should be much more Jamaican food on offer than there was - i.e. never saw prawns, crabsticks, or bun and cheese!!! Once jamican patties were gone they never replenised so you often missed out. Queuing for A la carte restaurants is a pain as you have to Queue before 8pm to stand a chance of getting a booking for a large party. Mexican food was always salty - shows this is not their specialty. No grape soda???!!! Would have been nice Europeans put towels by beach seating from early but you don't see them until the afternoon. Have to get down pool early to get seats. Taxis expensive in hotel. . If you go out onto the road and get someone with a red number plate you will saved some money. Short changed when I transferred pounds to JA dollars. Luckily we spotted. Otherwise had a fab holiday.More
GGWV, Wolverhampton, England
Love this property
Spent the week of March 20 - 27 at this hotel. This was our second time to this property and we brought different friends with us this time. We will definitely be coming back again and are already throwing dates around, Rooms were good, food was plentiful and a good variety and the entertainment committee was great. See you again soon :)More
lizcanook, Sycamore, Illinois
Second time was twice as nice!
My husband and I returned to the Riu Negril for a second time, and were not disappointed. The staff is just as wonderful and accommodating as ever. From the moment we arrived and were served a cool rum punch, we were definitely feeling no worries! We received the loveliest fruit plate and card commemorating our 10th anniversary, which we were celebrating. It was so thoughtful, it made us smile. I like that they've cracked down on the aggressive vendors on the beach. The ones that are allowed on the beach are super relaxed and can take no for an answer. Anyone getting harassed is asked to leave by the security guards, which I appreciate. There's also a new vendors section in between the two Rius, where you can find all sorts of awesome souvenirs at great prices. It seems like they got rid of free wi-fi for Riu Class members house in the rooms. Boo! I did feel the quality of ingredients used in the food has gone down, although the cooks are just as skilled as ever, especially the gentleman who mans the outside specialty grills. The veggies weren't as fresh as I remember, but this may be a seasonal thing. We did try all three specialty restaurants and were impressed by the service and presentation at all three. We were surprised by how great the food was a Luigi's, loved the antipasti. The jerk chicken hut is still awesome!!! So good, we had jerk for lunch every day. It rained many days, and while the maids did their best to keep the floors from getting too slick, but everything's marble or tile, so keep this in mind if you have mobility issues. We loved the view from our partial sea view suite, which overlooked the garden and sea. Be aware that around 5 PM they spray crazy pesticides or something, so you may want to be indoors for about 30 minutes after this happens. Also, don't forget to tip! You will receive excellent service regardless, but it's nice to do something extra for people who are working so hard for so little. They are sharing their country, and trying to make you feel welcomed, and while you may be on a limited vacation budget, tipping a couple of dollars here and there will really make the workers' days. Thank you for an amazing stay RIU, we cannot wait to come back after the renovations are done!!!More
Irie_Lady_SF, San Francisco
very good place to stay...
Room: We stayed in building 4 which was about a 5 min walk to the lobby, very quiet area. Beds were king size, very comfortable. The rooms needs a reno but still very confortable and clean. Lots of towels and facecloths, fridge restocked every second day. The air condition did not work very good in our room but there is a ceiling fan and this was ok with us, we slept fine. Lots of hot water for shower. If I go back I would probable book building two or three. Beach: The beach in front of building 4 and 3 is swampy in the bottom...but ok in front of building 1 and 2...I had brought a plaster floating tube (from dollar store) and for this reason I really enjoyed going in the water...the water is blue and warm...very enjoyable...you can walk at the Riu Palace (5 minutes) and swim ...the beach there is much better...but for me, I did not mind the beach at the Riu Club because of my floaters...the locals are walking on the beach to sell air mattress for $20 US so it is worth it to bring them from home. Lots of chairs and shade, although, we did put some towels (from dollar store) on our chairs before going to the buffet for breakfast around 8h30. So, I don't think you need to get up really early to safe some chair. There is a lot of trees on the beach...so there is a lot of shade. First time in 15 years that we didn't use our mugs...as the drinks are served in large hard plastic glasses on the beach. There are a few locals who walk the beach to sell stuff...but they are very respectful, you just have to say no thank you...I did not mind them at all...we talk to many of them..they are not allowed to come up to your chair if they are not invited...they do offer to sell you drugs....there is a group of them 2 or 3 at the fare end of the beach by building 4 under a tree but they don't bother the guest. On the other end of the beach, you will see some tents like a market....it is overpriced...you have to bargain with them...you should not pay more than $10 for a T-shirt (men)...they take Canadian money. We also took a tour glass bottom boat from Patrick. This was very nice. We were gone for 2 hours...for $30 each...but I think we could have done better at $20 each...You can also bargain for the taxi in the main lobby...last comment...you can walk on the beach end to end approximately 1 hour walk (there and back). Good for jogging. Food: The food was excellent....lots to choose from. We did one restaurant...the steak house which was good but the buffet was just as good. Turkey one night delicious!!! steak and pork at the buffet...very good...all kinds of vegetables and fruits, salads, cheeses...deserts...brownies...delicious....Morning coffee...so good and hot...Jerk chicken on the beach...delicious!!! very good ice cream. You have to try the Jamaican patties...look it up on internet for pictures..they are like little tortiÃ¨re or pattÃ© with chicken or beef. The wine not so good... Entertainment: We did not watch all the show...to me...they are all the same...there was a pretty good beach party one night...and a band another...the rest...well...they do have a disco but we did not go. There was a singing bartender at lobby bar which was fun to watch..For me they lack entertainment at lobby bar...ambiance music...I would have liked a little jazz music in the lobby or Ã la carte restaurants....but that is me...I would also have like some Jamaican music at the beach...but maybe there was some by the pools..we were at the far end...near building 4...there was a beach bar, they could put some music??? All and all, this resort was a very good choice...we paid $3400 for two incl. tax and insurance. I would not hesitate to book for the right price. Tips: bring some off spray...I use it every morning and night...did not wear perfume and no bug bites. When you book taxi or tours...You are the boss...you have to name your price and be very specific of where and how long you want to stay. Tour Rick Cafe with Sunwing is $88 US each. We did this one with Hotel Taxi for $30 US each. The strawberry shop have good prices...you can bargain...if you buy more U will get better price. Keep in mind that T-shirt Men at airport for $15USMore
Charlie V, Moncton, Canada
"Two thumbs up" A must Vacation destination Just got back from a weeks vacation at the RIU Negril. The people where great, the food was well displayed and very yummy and the beach is amazing. And the over all atmosphere was very friendly. I will be back. Pearl GibbMore
Pearl G, Corbyville, Canada
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