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Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

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Georgetown, Kentucky
Reviewed 14 May 2012

I am just going to throw some stuff out not in order. Front desk people were great. The internet went out with 3 days left. You only can get wireless internet in the lobby bar area. They said someone was on the way to fix it and 3 days later nothing. Not their fault. Rooms. We had a lower Ocean...

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warne, nc
Reviewed 14 May 2012

We usually stay at the Clubhouse in Ocho Rios but wanted to try Negril this year. So glad we did!! We had the most amazing time! We use Dudley's Big Ship Tours for airport transportation - fantastic!- beat the buses and was given a free upgrade from oceanview to oceanfront just for asking. Thanks Andrew! We were in building 1,...

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2Thank jazzycatt
McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 May 2012

We spent 5 amazing days at the Riu TB celebrating our 15 year anniv. The place was amazing from food to people. The only negative comment I have regarding this hotel was the Krystal Rest. If you are into gourmet food, then your fine. I am not. We did not try the other specialty rest because we have a lot...

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Hickory, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 May 2012

Bring your own wash cloths and hand towels or you won't have any. And bring a clock because you won't have that either. Be sure you get the room you paid for - we paid for Junior Suite Garden View and were put in a standard king size room. I complained because the ceiling fan was making noises and asked...

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1Thank Sandy L
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 12 May 2012

We enjoy staying at the RIU's and always feel comfortable about going there. We were disipointed at the Negril location. The food was as always good, but would liked to have seen much more local fair. Entertainment was the same, the same thing at every RIU. They did have a Jamaican band a couple of nights, but only for 30...

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2Thank Roy_Payn
Baltimore
Reviewed 10 May 2012

We just returned from our 5th trip to the Riu Palace Tropical Bay. The first two were before it was converted to a "Palace". We just love the beach here. The water is warm and crystal clear. There is ample shade to be found when sitting on the beach. The staff is always friendly and willing to go out of...

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4Thank BeachBumsBaltimore
Reviewed 9 May 2012

So, this is my second trip to the Riu Palace in Negril. My first trip to the Riu was in 2009 and we had a few issues back then, which were quickly resolved. This trip, we brought a bunch of friends with us, 8 total in our group. Overall, it was amazing and we had a blast and although, there...

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3Thank jaaloise
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 9 May 2012

We stayed at the Riu TB in April for 2 week with a family of nine, of which 2 children (2 and 4y). I believe this hotel overall offers a good value for money. I would recommend it to people who are not looking for pure luxury, but who are loooking for a smooth and relaxing holiday. Location: About 1h...

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2Thank Jerrydp1982
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Pros: -Excellent beach with amazing sun sets. Water was incredibly clear with lots of fish swimming around. -BBQ hut near beach but hours were not posted and staff didn't give up information easily. -Buffet choices were abundant, food was fresh and tasty. -Lots of booze in the room. -Kayaks and catamarans available. -Jet skiing and parasailing vendors passing by (almost...

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1Thank Jackie_David_R
Greensburg PA USA
Reviewed 8 May 2012

This is an updated review of the Riu, my last was before they turned it into a Riu Palace. We went first week of May. You can read on and on about this place in other reviews, my hope is to give you other info other than the food, rooms, grounds etc.. and so on. That stuff is really subjective...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Renovated in summer 2008 * Located in Negril, on Jamaica's west coast * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 1-storey main building and 2-storey buildings * Victorian-style architecture * Surrounded by 47,000 m2 / 56,500 sq. yards of lush gardens * 7.5 km / 4.7 miles from Negril West End * 6 km / 3.8 miles from various shops * 80 km / 48 miles from Montego Bay airport ... more   less 

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Address: Norman Manley Blvd | Bloody Bay Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range: $409 - $754 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 416
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Also Known As:
Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel Negril
Riu Tropical Bay Jamaica
Riu Palace Tropical Bay Negril
Riu Tropical Bay Negril Jamaica
Negril Riu Tropical Bay Hotel
Riu Jamaica
Riu Tropical Jamaica
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Negril
#12 Luxury Hotel in Negril
#12 Spa Hotel in Negril
#14 Family Hotel in Negril
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#21 Romantic Hotel in Negril
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