This hotel offers up cabin-style rooms surrounded by tropical gardens. And it’s just a short stroll from a white-sand beach.
This beachfront hotel’s got a great spot in serene Runaway Bay. It’s a short walk to the town’s restaurants and bars. And at the hotel, accommodation comes in the form of little wooden cottages.
There are sea views from the main pool and the waterfront Asian à la carte. Or you can get a prime shot of the ocean from the cocktail bar. Down at the beach, there’s a range of watersports, too.
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If you're on your honeymoon, you'll receive a bottle of sparkling wine.
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet and à la carte meals from 3 restaurants. Midnight snacks.
All alcoholic beverages and soft drinks 10.00-02.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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This is the main pool for everybody to enjoy. With sunbeds and beach or pool towels.
The Booze Liner is an open-air bar right on the beach, so you never have to travel far for refreshments.
Evening entertainment programme
Enjoy live shows, music and themed nights.
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Suite with Mountain View
These light and spacious suites come with a balcony that offers views of the mountainside. They have a double bedroom with 2 extra beds and a lounge area. Plus you'll also find air-con, a fridge and a TV included.
Cottage with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace
These bright and cosy cottages come with a garden-view balcony or terrace for that added outdoor space. They have a double bed with an extra bed. Plus you'll also find air-con and a TV included.
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Still wonderful but time to spend some money
We were here from 29th May to 12th June on our 10th visit and had the best weather we have ever had. The Thomson transfer from the airport was horrendously long as they have put in more drop offs. The return one was even worse and took 2 hours and 15 mins for a journey that can be done in an hour and 10 mins, which resulted in us arriving at Mobay only two hours before the flight and having to queue for nearly 3/4 hour to check in,unnecessary stress at the end of your wonderful holiday. You can get a taxi to the airport from outside the resort for USD20 each based on four people, so I will never take the coach again. This review is more for the benefit of returning guests who are interested to know what is going on and changes that have been made and also in the hope that the hotel (Neisha !!) will read and take on board the comments made and appreciate the value of them from a long standing customer as we are the people that know. As usual we had a fantastic time,all down to the wonderful staff. Akeme,Althea, Kermit, Odane, Tevan,Gavin, Hedley, Ronaldo,Adrian on the Egg station, Vincent (from the Kitchen) Kerri Ann and Donovan who looked after us so well in the Dining Room, Raffeat our Porter who worked so hard in the heat, Errol who kept everywhere cleanly swept, Cornel on the Bar who officially makes the best MudSlides with Chris a close second. To Dale the Gardener who supplied all the mangoes, and his colleagues who do such a great job in the gardens, Shorty from house keeping who is the man to go to for aloe vera for the mozzie bites and sunburn, Judas the longest serving beach attendant ever who was stealth like in his efforts to keep the beach clean and to Verma as well as Judith and the team on Reception who always look after us so well. However, this year when we returned we were sad to see that the General Manager, Mr Sinclair had been transferred to Montego Bay and Mr Gonzales had returned and seems to have brought a lot of his own Managers with him. There was a noticeable difference in morale,Staff appeared very on edge and nervous at times and some familiar faces were sadly no longer there having left. There seemed to be less staff on duty at key times in the dining room and towards the end of service at dinner, selections were not replaced, when they were gone, they were gone and this could be a full hour before the end. Having said that, the quality was good and we enjoyed it as much as always and never went hungry. There has been a general refurbishment of the cottages going on over the past several years, but they now seriously need to spend some money on the two pools, particularly the quiet pool where the steps into it are quite frankly dangerous as they are slippy and we saw at least three people have falls on them. The tiles in both pools need replacing and especially the terracotta ones around the pool which were extremely slippy when wet. I know it must be a nightmare scenario for a year round resort to have to empty a pool and completely re tile and paint but this needs urgent attention now.I believe some cottages do have UK plug sockets, but if you don't have one then don't bother taking hair dryers or straighteners as they just don't have any power.even with adaptors. The hair dryer supplied is excellent though.The Entertainment team were a friendly bunch, and a lot of new faces since last year. This is not a bad thing, they are much more equal now in status, no one big ego or character dominating things. The entertainment on the other hand was still pretty dire, relying far too much on audience participation, although they try hard and think things will improve gradually. Mr Cool, Razor and VIP do a good job all day long and into the night. They now have a Cuban Entertainments ( and Water Sports-strange combination) Manager who I think is half the problem as he doesn't seem to have much idea of what broad spectrum entertainment is required to entertain the many nationalities that this resort has. The Resident Band is still good, but there are a new troupe of dancers doing much the same routines as the last lot.There is still a large contingent of security guards, which is reassuring, but sad that they seem to spy on the staff as much as they protect the guests, yet when I spoke to one security guard,making polite small talk, the first thing he did was ask me for money! One other major niggle I have is having to pay for WiFi, first because almost everywhere you go now free WiFi is standard (even down at the local public beach at Puerto Seco, free WiFi at the bar which was no more than a shack!) but secondly as a return guest of 10 years I think free WiFi is an easy thing to give to show appreciation of your return business. They do have a cocktail party for return guests once a week but they appeared to rely on the guests to tell them that they were return guests as we knew someone who had been coming for years but didn't get an invite.We were called up on stage and given a certificate and coffee mug in appreciation of our return business and although I am not ungrateful, I would rather have had the free WiFi as a reward.So all in all, we will always love this place, and the staff are, like thousands of others guests,why we we keep coming back, but for the first time this year I felt it wasn't quite as good value due to the lack of investment where it is needed and I think that we may have a break next year and go elsewhere to see what they doMore
Stayed up 31st May to 14th June 2017. Very friendly reception staff. Quick check in and straight to our garden view cottage. We had cottage number 45, and were more than satisfied. It had a separate master bedroom with its own A/C unit, and TV. Main living area also with A/C. Fridge and another TV. It had an upstairs with 2 single beds, so for a family of 3 we had ample room for our things, and could have easily had another person staying with us. Cleaner Vinetta was such a sweet lady. The gardeners would hand out pure natural Aloe Vera directly from the plant for any sunburn! Our room felt like "home" and I think this is the main draw to staying here. They're just different and obviously not a hotel room with corridors and direct neighbours! We were located one row behind the beach view cottages and were central to everything. Entertainment first class especially Mr Cool and Razor who gave banter on a daily basis and were great with our 15 year old son. The nightly entertainment was of good quality with the resident band and sessional singers. The resident dance group were outstanding and you never saw the same act from them twice. There's music pretty much constantly and nearly all the staff from bar staff, gardeners, cleaners, waiters could be seen dancing or moving to the beat! If you don't like music and dance then what's the point in going to Jamaica! Trips ARE expensive. But we ventured outside the gate to speak with a taxi driver Delroy who gave better rates than Thomson/TUI. For example we did Nine Mile Bob Marley and the Dunns River Falls in one day for $120 US taxi and the entrance fee being $25 US each for Bob Marley and $20 for Dunns River. Delroy is very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. We used him on 3 occasions and saved about £300 compared with Thomson and he is a completely registered taxi driver. He showed us the bar across the main road what he recommended and we met Gary and had a few Redstripes by the bottle. We popped in a few more times for a chat and drink as he was so welcoming, and NOT expensive. Weather was perfect with a nice breeze and it only rained for an hour on the day we left. Would definitely go back without hesitation. Great More
Good but not perfect
Just spent 2 weeks at RDC. As stated this hotel is only a 3 star. As far as a 3 star hotel goes it's really good - at the end of the day you get what you pay for. We knew that we were not staying in luxury but we were pleased with the resort. The cottages are so roomy with plenty of storage space, cleaned daily (although I know some people had problems in that there's were not) and air conditioning. No kettle in room so I took mine which was a waste of time as you can get tea/coffee all times of the day/night just a short walk away. Be VERY aware that on Friday & Saturday nights the locals party - and boy do they know how to party! VERY VERY NOISY until around 3-4am. I had requested a quiet room, and luckily got one (number 99) so we just heard a deep thudding. We know of people that were moved so they didn't have to endure the noise on their 2nd week. The food is good and you would have to be a fussy eater not to eat. Breakfast is good - local foods, fresh cooked eggs/omelette, cereals, fruit (try the Soursop - delicious) Lunch served in main buffet (same food as evening meals) or Jasmine Delta which serves burgers, hot dogs, Jamaican Patties, chicken wings. We ate at JDs quite a bit as its quiet & at the end of the resort.Evening meals in main restaurant - buffet or go to one of the two 'a la carte' which are open on alternate nights. Food nice & was lovely to be served at the table (by happy happy Phillip!) I maybe should not comment on the entertainment as its 'not our thing' but apart from the group at 8pm which was quite good the rest was awful. We spent most of our evenings at the jetty bar - much quieter & relaxed. A word on the staff. Check in easy - lovely Darren on reception who will always help you. Some of the bar staff are a bit on the miserable side. Phillip in the a al carte restaurant is lovely. Odette on the beach bar & Marky the lifeguard are a real pleasure to meet. Others are not so nice & will ask for cigarettes & get them drinks - one even asked for our Nike ruck sack! Spare a thought for the gardeners, it's baking hot so we often got them a drink of juice. The gym was basic - needs updating. Gym manager miserable but Chris the tennis coach very friendly. Always loads of sun beds available and never felt cramped in with hundreds of other people. Best beach is at the left of the resort. Seaweed does wash in but the staff do try to keep it under control (if you don't like seaweed go to the pool!) Great resort for the price (also plenty of security walking around both day and night so felt very safe) but we do think it will need a bit of money spent on it in the not too distant future. Go enjoy - Yeah MonMore
jo h, 186225
Holiday home from home
Just returned from our annual holiday. Lots of changes from our last visit in 2016. Lots of main characters have moved on and left RDCC that is a shame, Very hard working staff from All the bar tenders, the house keeping team, entertainment crew ( only 3 remaining from our last visit. Candy Crush, Mr Cool and Spice) Life guards and beach attendants, And not forgetting the food hall staff and chefs. We had a great holiday and will be returning in November. Managnent need to review there guest list and identify there repeated guests as some guests don't get the credit for returning. 10 out of 10 from us and we loved every minute, thank you from us to you.More
We had just arrived in Montego Bay after a 7 day cruise to Cuba. The Royal Decameron offered us an upgrade if we chose to stay at their counterpart in Runaway bay. We decided to go for it and our supposedly forty five minute drive took over ninety minutes. As they say in Jamaica "no problem man" the countryside was gorgeous. When we got to the resort the staff there were fantastic. We were given cottages 94 and 95. They were great. Located right on the beach with a tiki bar a short distance away,it was a nice short stay. The meals were cafeteria style and while it was good I suggest you go to the front desk and make a reservation in their restaurant. Do it early or you are out of luck. The circular cottages with conical roves were well built and spacious for two. The one we stayed in had a king sized bed a large bathroom and large walk in closet. Overall a very good place to relax, each cottage given two deck chairs to look out at the Caribbean.More
Paul S, 28953
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