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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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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PADI scuba diving*
Introduction to scuba diving takes place in the pool.
The hotel-run club is for kids aged 4 to 12 years.
With a TV.
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New year in rdcc
We arrived on 31/12/14 and luckily had booked club mobay for both arrival and departure and was met by a lovely young man by the name of cory ( the same as my son ) . We were fast tracked through the very long queues for immigration and passport control and taken to the lounge where we could freshen up and were served cold drinks . We had booked private transfers with Riley tours , which I wholly recommend , and Kemrod Riley was already waiting outside for us . By the time we reached the hotel the others would still have been at the airport . Check in was quick and easy and we were served a nice cold punch , we paid for our safe and were taken to our room . We were in room 59 which was just 3 cottages down from the main area and though you could hear some noise it was not enough to be a problem and I am a light sleeper . The room itself was lovely , a 2 storey one with a lounge with a fridge ( which I wasn't expecting ) and flat screen TV , a bedroom with a huge bed and walk in wardrobe area , bathroom and upstairs an open plan room with 2 single beds . This made my sons day and he loved having the upstairs area to himself . We had a slight problem with the toilet flusher but was sorted within 10 minutes of reporting it , housekeeping was every day with fresh towels daily . We loved our room and the only slight niggle is the lighting it is slightly dark as it is mainly lamps and they could probably do with a good overhead light . The beaches are lovely though the sea was very rough whilst we were there and red flags up most days but people were still in the sea , most of the time we were able to get sun beds though they did fill up pretty quick . Round the pool was my sons favourite place to be as there was usually something going off throughout the day , the entertainment crew were great and full of energy and tried to involve everybody but were fine if you did not want to join in . These guys work so hard from early morning till very late at night , Freestyle , Birdman , Showtime , Tyson , Jay , Empress and Tt you all deserve a medal ! We were not impressed by the food at all , but other people we spoke to thought the food was fine , so you have to make your own mind up . The drinks were ok though it's a shame you cannot get fresh juice at the bars it was more like cordial and I tried a couple of cocktails but all they tasted of was rum so I gave up and stuck to martini and lemonade and my hubby drank jim beam and coke , though the mixers were normally flat as well . We did several trips , again with Kemrod Riley and they were amazing , crocodile safari at the black river , the journey up there was the best bit seeing how the Jamaicans live up in the mountains . Bob Marleys place at nine mile was awesome , getting to learn a bit more about him and see where he was born and spent his formative years , we were offered marihuana but a polite no thanks did the trick , on our way back we stopped to have a look at a school and were invited in , all the little 3-4 year olds came rushing up to see us , which was lovely and Dunns river falls which was unbelievable .... Didn't think I would make it to the top , so was very pleased with myself when I did , even though my legs were like jelly and I was sweating like a pig lol . We also did Ocho Rios with first choice , it is only Â£10 per person on the bus , but the driver only takes you to shops where he gets commission , the staff then pounce on you and follow you round trying to push overpriced stuff on to you , wish we had also done this with Kemrod . Overall a fantastic holiday , lovely people , beautiful island with amazing views and great memories . I would definitely return in a few years .xxMore
nettles68, Nottingham, United Kingdom
New Year 2015
This is the third time we've been to the RD but I must admit I wasn't as impressed this year. The animation team had completely changed and they didn't recognise over 50's. The rest of the holiday was fab.as usual..and on the plus side we met some fab people, who made the holiday that bit more special. The one thing that disappointed me was the it was hubbys birthday on New Years Day and the staff had been informed but nothing was left in the room for him. We've been all over the world to celebrate his birthday and this was the only place that nothing was done. I know that its AI but acknowledgment would have been nice. Would we go again...of courseMore
Anne J, Bolton, United Kingdom
Didn't want to go home.....
We stayed Jan 13 to Jan 20th, 2015. This was our first trip to Jamaica and we chose the resort based on the reviews and the reasonable price and its proximity to a lot of the excursions. Not being people to lay on a beach all day we knew before hand the excursions would add to the cost overall. We were met at the airport by Allan who drove us along with 3 others in a comfortable van to our respective locations. Along the way he stopped so we could get a cold beverage and stretch our legs. By the time we arrived at our hotel it was time to check in. It was so nice not to have a long lineup as we were both extremely tired. The front staff was very friendly and the check in process was smooth. The only hiccup we experienced was the room they put us in, it was not what we had reserved at all and coupled with being tired it was such a let down to our highly anticipated vacation. We found out later from several other vacationers that it had happened to them as well. After being taken to our room we knew the moment we stepped into the door this was not going to do for our one week stay. It was a very small room, very dated and not clean at all and it was fairly close to the main entrance which was not far off of the main road. At first when we returned to the lobby with our bags we thought it must just be a mix up and expected they would correct it immediately, however, this did not happen. After some time we did speak to the Guest Services Manager and he assured us we would have the Garden View Bungalow by 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. the next day, but prior to that he was offering us free safe, free mini bar and free internet to keep the room we had - we did not feel that was a fair trade off at all as we were not wanting those things, we only wanted what we had reserved and looked forward to. My husband had asked to be transferred to their sister resort in Montego Bay but the Manager said it was not possible. The last thing we wanted to do was to kick up a fuss and ruin our vacation and as I had said we were already very tired. The Manager assured us once again that all would be sorted the next day, so we relented and took his word on it. After a lovely meal and being served by a very nice waiter (Dwayne), we took in a bit of the entertainment then headed off to bed. It is amazing what a good nights sleep can do, the bed was so comfortable and we awoke rejuvenated. True to his word we were transferred to Bungalow #99 the next afternoon and from that point on we did not have one hiccup. The room, albeit dated, was cleaned every day and our housekeeper left towel art with fresh flowers which was a very nice touch. Not long after getting into our room a fridge was delivered and setup for us. We were also told when we transferred the safe was complimentary. Internet was never mentioned again but that was of no consequence to us - we wanted to 'unplug' for a week. The rest of the week was amazing, weather was good, excursions excellent but pricey. We enjoyed 4 nights of Asian and Seafood in the restaurant and had no problem getting reservations for 7:00 p.m. and to further enhance the experience we were lucky to have the same servers each time - they were awesome, so friendly and professional so to Dwayne (I mentioned him earlier) and Oraine (sp?) and Treasure - THANK YOU - you made us feel special, it was so nice to meet you. We found all the staff to be exceptional but of course there are always stand outs - we thoroughly enjoyed being served by Damien at the poolside bar, so pleasant always. We knew this was not a 5 star resort BUT compared to a past trip to Cuba at a higher end resort the Royal Club Decameron exceeded in many areas over the other resort. It is not a large resort but that is what we did not want, the beach areas are in 3 sections so you could always find an area that felt a little more intimate. The room location was perfect and only steps from the beach, it was quiet and the grounds are well maintained by the staff. I am an early riser so I would enjoy a coffee each morning outside our Bungalow where chairs are provided - it was evident the security was there at all times but there was not once that we did not feel secure at the Royal Decameron. We met the most lovely people from the U.K. which added to the experience. I could go on and on but I feel I have written a novel. Overall we had a wonderful vacation and the only negative if you are an early riser and love your coffee is to bring a small kettle and some instant coffee with you to enjoy otherwise you can get it in the main area around 7:00 a.m. One last note, the manager came by our room on the 3rd day and offered us an upgrade to their sister hotel in Montego Bay, we thanked him and told him no, we were very happy where we were at. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions.More
matt d, Montague, Canada
Bk today good flight on the Dreamliner quick check in , given cottage in the gardens all good until New Years eve it rained heavily and it leaked big time also flooded bathroom, we were offered a exchange but not where we wanted so we had the builders in for the day , it still leaked after lots of upset so we moved next door, we had to sort this out ourselves first choice rep is only interest in his tours ..not good ...yes we could hear the dogs and rd but they could be heard all over the resort...the food was excellent and the staff very friendly (except reception) we came for 3 weeks and enjoyed our time there's the adult pool was good but we used the beach there were 100s of sun beds everywhere ...the let down for us was the ocean lots of sea weed rocky and murky.. Beware if u have booked with first choice your booking States cottage but it's pot luck where they put you there were lots of unhappy bunnies ...after 16 days we were asked it we would like to transfer to there Montego Bay resort for our last 5 nights as they were overbooked ... So we did they took us by taxi ...all in all we had a lovely holiday but found the cottages very dark and in need of TLC..but a good 3* resort...if you've booked you'll have a great time I'm sure ..would we return don't think so unless we had a great deal ....I'll now leave note on Montego bay resort ....yeah mon ...More
christine d, england
Flew here on Christmas Day. And it does as it says on the tin. Very enjoyable. Nothing really to moan about. Food excellent, freshly cooked, healthy & no junk,something different each day with some authentic dishes (previously stayed at 5 star in Negril where hotel catered purely for the Americans with no Jamaican dishes or music). Our room, which was by the adult pool, was lovely. Cleaned every day as was the whole resort. Don't use pools so no comment as prefer the beach. The music, reggae all day, def a yea mon & thumbs up to that one. Now for some teeny weeny gripes...... Oh the bar!!! Hate it. It was definitely designed for either small people or children!!! Felt so uncomfortable ordering a drink, it didn't even come up to my waist!!! It A. Needs to be raised & B It needs stools. Nothing nicer than sat at a bar watching/interacting with the bar staff & chatting to other people, of which you could do neither. The sea was not the normal clear, blue Caribbean Sea. Which I think is caused by the hotel breaking the shoreline up with 4 coves. And finally some of the staff, waiting mainly, are so rude & indifferent. If you don't like serving people, get another bloody job. Especially the same waitress in the Delta restaurant at lunchtime. Boy is she rude. So apart from those niggles, we very much enjoyed our holiday. I wouldn't return though as much prefer the beaches in Negril. However if RDC was magically transported to Negril would definitely return. Our highlight of the holiday was made by the 3 piece band that performed at lunchtime & before the main acts in the evening. Big up to Delroy & the boys. They are fabulous. Nothing they couldn't sing. They should be on the main stage as far better than some of the 'singers' that appeared. And the professional evening dance troupe are pretty good too. Also just outside the resort is good, few bars & clubs we went to where the locals partied. Especially the one above the supermarket just outside the gate. All in all a thumbs up for RDC. More
ThatsMeMrsB, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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