This place makes the most of its beachfront spot. It’s got a jetty with a bar where you can sit on a swing seat and listen to reggae beats. Plus, the curvy main pool looks out over the sea. Talking of pools, there’s a quieter one just for adults, too. When it comes to dining, there’s a trio of restaurants, including a seafront á la carte with an Asian fusion menu, and a more casual buffet number by the pool. Accommodation here ranges from circular one-room cottages on the beach and in the gardens, to suites in the main building where you get more space and mountain views.
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- Buidings: 1 - 177 indivudual cottages
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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Just got back yesterday after 2 wonderful weeks at this hotel, had a lovely garden bungalow just behind the beach cottages and away from all the loud entertainment at night, you could hear the waves while laying in bed, which I must say was so relaxing. Our accomodation was great, lovely massive bed, hot water and had a good nite sleep every night. we spent the majority of our holiday on the far left hand side of the hotel as the beach and water were so much nicer then the rest, had a lovely bar and was quiet. Weather was brilliant and windy for the 2 weeks so I was very happy. Food was lovely, massive choice, lovely salad bar and fruit bar, lovely friendly staff and helpful, only downfall....The French !!!! ....im not wasting my time with them so I end it here lol.....don't be put off by bad reviews...this hotel is friendly, very clean and attention to detail was obvious, while we were there, they were painting, fixing and gardening and cleaning and wiping things down.....want a cheaper trip then go see Pauline who has a little shop on the corner, just outside the barrier, her brother took us out on a trip and it saved us a lot of money, and driven in a lovely car and stress free......TIPS: you don't need beach towels or bath towels unless you like a massive towel lol......take a travel kettle if you like a cuppa the min you wake up...we did, we took coffee and coffee creamer so it was nice in the mornings.....you don't need a hairdryer or iron as all provided in the rooms. also air con was great and worked with a ceiling fan too.....Enjoy this lovely hotel, we had an amazing time and will deffo go back......After reading reviews its obvious to me not to go in the busy times....we didn't and it was lovely.......Have a great time :)More
Brilliant week in Jamaica
We celebrated our wedding anniversary here at the end of March. Had a great time. Our room was right on the beach front, it was like a little house. We could lie in bed and see the waves lapping a few feet from our window. When the the wind was strong and the sea was rough it could be quite noisy when trying to sleep, but overall lovely. It was clean and fairly modern. We had a huge comfy bed. There was a nice flat screen TV opposite the bed but we never turned it on. Sadly no coffee or tea facilities in the room. We had to pay a small amount to use the safety deposit box. The beach was OK. Plenty of sun loungers. We were near the Jetty bar which was great. The restaurants were good, plenty of food and excellent variety. Good choice of drinks were always available. Service was good and most of the staff were really helpful. The entertainment was OK but we're not very good at being entertained and preferred to seek out the quieter spots. There was a lot of French holiday makers around who were OK most of the time, but they did seem a bit arrogant and sometimes rude to restaurant staff. I did find the smokers really annoying. It wasn't bad enough to stop me from going back, but if you have paid for a holiday expecting to smell fresh sea air and my own body basted in sun cream... then some some selfish idiot blowing fag smoke over the beach was aggravating. We visited Dunn's Falls, Mystic Mountain and Dolphin Cove, all brilliant. There is loads left for us to do next time around. Can't wait to go back. Jamaica is brill. People are lovely. The Thomson Dreamliner 787 was awesome, so quiet and comfy. Highly recommended.More
Mark S, Reading, United Kingdom
Hubby and I celebrated 20 years together at the Royal Decameron in Runaway Bay, JA end of March 2014 for 1 wonderful, glorious and relaxing week! This resort seems to get great reviews with exception to the complaints about the French guests which makes up approx. 70% of the resort guests. Yes, we did observe some "rudeness" of these guests behavior however I must also add that to all those who are complaining about "the French":....I must point out that aside from only a couple of friendly fellow Ontarian s; most everyone kept to themselves and we found many guests kind of "snobby" and unapproachable...no one really mingled with one another nor smiled or even made eye contact.... (strange and a bit disappointing) When we checked in we were assigned a Courtyard Room~ this was disappointing as we were promised a Bungalow however Latoya (reception) assured us they would do their best to have us moved. We also addressed this with Carlos (guest services manager) who was absolutely professional as well comped us a 1/2 hour Couple massage with Evelyn for the inconvenience. :D (i highly recommend Evelyn for an amazing relaxing massage!!) Now the Courtyard rooms are located at the very entrance of the resort and so very close to the hwy as well as a mini-mall which is frequented by locals who can get a bit loud....but that's not the problem...the problem was a very frustrating barking dog who started up around 1am and continued through he night until 6am....after 2 sleepless nights we got moved to a Bungalow (#73) Perfection! We were much closer to the beach and was much quieter! The food was amazing; wonderful selection! No complaints on the food! The drinks; strong!!!! Perhaps the bar tending staff can focus on the quality of bevvies they are serving rather than the 3/4 booze:1/4 mix and stop being so cheap with the ice already!!! I also found that most of the bartenders lacked personality...they didn't really take notice of us until the 4th day there and finally began remembering our drink orders! ????? The evening entertainment shows were completely cheesy...perhaps RD can work on better entertainment....the worst was the lounge-lizard-sounding band.... and the French Entertainment crew specifically employed to keep the French guests entertained get really obnoxious after the 2nd day.....(eye roll) One of the crew we really liked though was Empress; such a lovely young lady :D Day Trip: The most disappointing part of our stay was paying $10 to be driven and dropped off for 2 hours of (very stressful) shopping in Ochos Rios; you get dropped off in front of the Craft Market and once you enter you feel as though you are being pulled in all directions to "come and take a look at my merchandise"...."it costs nothing to look".... "you promised me you would come and visit my booth."....way too much and stressful...but it was the necessary evil to get the souvenir shopping out of the way and were so glad to see John (our driver) pick us up to bring us back to the safety and serenity of our beach chairs! I can't say enough about the cleanliness of this resort and attention to detail the cleaning staff and gardeners! The Royal Decameron is a bit dated but so well cared for that it gets an "A"! Beach chairs are all in excellent condition and rarely had trouble finding a good seat! Bring your water shoes though....beach can be weedy and some rocky areas. You may get approached by certain staff to purchase "goodies" once you first arrive (due to your lack of a tan you kind of stick out as a "newbie" to the resort which makes you an easy approachable target....once you gain a bit of color, they leave you alone....lol....otherwise, a simple "no thanks" is all you need to answer.) One last thing to mention; I am disappointed with our Air Canada Rouge Rep who hotel staff claimed was named "Cleveland"... I don't know if "Cleveland" even existed bc whenever we inquired to his whereabouts no one seemed to know or they stated "he was just here...you missed him"...he also failed to show up in the lobby at our instructed time on our 2nd day to give us our info about hotel....we didn't realize there was a 2nd (adult) pool on resort until 4th day there!!!! Kind of felt that our experience may have been better had we known more about the resort amenities.... This resort is perfect if you are looking for simple relaxation. The crowd is not rowdy by any means and average age would be around 45 - 60. I would return to the RD in a heartbeat and without any hesitation recommend a stay here! My only regret is that we didn't stay longer than just a week!!! :D BRAVO ROYAL DECAMERON!!!More
kimelu, Sudbury, Canada
s g Jamaica magic
Just returned from 2weeks of total chill.food fab no problems with the french.had room58 near to everything ,no problems with noise .just one tip the hot water was to hot especially if you've got young kids.look out for the heron with the wheel trimMore
graham g, Leeds, United Kingdom
2 weeks of heaven
Just spent 2 weeks here what a brilliant resort , the staff could, nt be more friendly and the servive we got was incredible the beach front cabana we stayed in was comfortable and clean 1 complaint no fridge.the food was varied and in abundance with different themes in the main dining area over 2 weeks .My only observation /complaint was not enoughstaff in the dining room .Overall a fantastic holidayMore
ianheron, Manchester, United Kingdom
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