Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach
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Enjoy warm turquoise beaches, fusion flavors and reggae sounds at Royal Decameron Cornwall, a contemporary resort with Caribbean and tropical style. Located on a private beach and only 5 minutes from the airport, and the commercial district of Montego Bay and its "Hit Strip".
Location: Beachfront at Montego Bay; approximately 4 km from Sangster International Airport
The resort is in an ideal location near the airport and located on Gloucester, which has a wide array of places to purchase souvenirs, local Jamaican food, grocery items that the hotel may not have like chips, cookies, candies, toiletries etc. It is also located not too far from Margaritaville. Cornwall is very clean and fairly small in comparison to other big resorts. The rooms were clean and modern, and the AC was fantastic. There are no drawers, just a closet with an area to hang clothes and some shelves. The safe is not free, it is about $14USD for the week. Wi-fi was free and worked well throughout the entire resort, even the beach area. All of the rooms are oceanview and poolview. The beach area is limited but the hotel was SO EMPTY! We were able to go down to the pool or the beach in the mid-afternoon and still get seats in the shade. The food was amazing. They definitely provided more authentic Jamaican dishes than international dishes which was a plus (who wants to go on vacation and eat pasta, pizza and burgers the entire time!?) The snack bar was great in the mid-afternoons when we felt peckish. The snack bar turns in to an a la carte at night and it was not that great. The menu was limited because they ran out of certain items and there was zero air conditioning or even the presence of fans at the “restaurant”. It was super uncomfortable trying to enjoy a meal. And it made the group I was with realize that none of the public spaces were air conditioned. There are fans in the lobby and in certain areas of the buffet area but if you’re used to being spoiled by AC in Mexico resorts, they don’t have it here. The disco was empty when we went. The night shows were okay… hard to enjoy them when it is outdoors with no fans present and the bugs are biting. Overall, this resort is great if you want to have a quiet vacation. The entertainment staff was fantastic and tried their best to make some fun during the day but the place was so empty there were not many people around to great fun. I would definitely recommend bringing some water shoes for the beach because it is VERY rocky and we did see some sea urchins.
My husband and I stayed here for a week in September, right after hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean. We chose this trip on a whim after our trip to Dominican was cancelled. First off, this hotel is a small hotel. It has under 150 rooms, three or four restaurants on site ( two of which are shared with the sister property), a pool/beach bar and a lobby bar. We personally loved it because you didn't have to walk more than 5 minutes to get around. By day two the staff know who you are, they remember your names, what drink you like, and even where you like to sit for your meals. The pool and beach are kept very clean. The first day we got there the sea was a bit rough and the beach had a lot of little rocks and pebbles, but that changed overnight. The water is crystal clear and offers some amazing snorkeling not too far from shore.Although this wasn't an adult only resort, we barely saw any kids around (could've been the time of year).Rooms: All rooms face the ocean. They are modern, clean, the beds and pillows are comfy. The rooms & washrooms were made up everyday. The mini bar restocking was a hit or miss.Food: Always a variety every night. They had a staple Jamaican station, and alternated with different cuisines from (Chinese, Mediterranean, Italian) etc. There's a ton of meat choices, and a few vegetarian choices. The salad bar was always fresh. The chefs did an outstanding job every day though. Our favourite was the Mediterranean which featured a delicious Moussaka and Grilled Lamb Chops. Staff: In our opinion, the staff really took this hotel from a 4 to a 5 star. At the check in desk Andrei and Brittany were very helpful and courteous always.At the bar: Tajay, Dee & Cleveland were the ones we most interacted with and the ones who really brightened up our vacation. The servers: Kanisha and Trudy always had a smile on their face and were very attentive to us (refilling water, drinks, clearing plates etc.)The entertainment staff Travis, Riri, TJ, and Brittany were so warm and welcoming and always kept us busy. They had a way to include everyone no matter how old or young, no matter what language you spoke. They work long hours, but never for once let on that affect their energy or enthusiasm.The staff in general (from the security staff, grounds keepers, life guards and wait staff) all work hard with smiles on their faces and really know how to interact with guests and show them a good time. It's safe to go off resort for a walk, just make sure to stand your ground if vendors come up to you, because they will definitely try to sell you stuff.We loved the vibe and the staff here and will most definitely return, hopefully soon
We used to go in the last years and this time we return to the new cornwall beach hotel.Secure clean and friendly this place is a heaven. THE BEACH is right in front at 50 feet .Its got a magnificiant pool.all inclusive food and drinks is all great.You can go shoping in the streets nerby hotel safely.They offer great excursion on the island you will enjoy this place.we will do our 4 th return next year again to jamaica for sure !
Its a very nice resort with nice people. Tip frequently and you'll have a much better experience. People here make $70 USD on average. If you want to enjoy the beach or pool and have a lazy vacation this is the place to be. When I asked the staff what there was to do in montego bay they told me to go to the square. IE there is not much to do. The resort is relatively small so you see the same people everyday and nothing is a long walk. Rooms: All the rooms face the ocean and pool. Unfortunately behind the lower number (xx01-xx15)rooms there is construction going on behind the resort that starts early. It's not really loud but I was woken a couple times by a jackhamer. They had lobby dance almost nightly while we were there until 1am. You can also hear that a bit. And it would probably be clearer in the higher number rooms. They restock your mini bar with 2 waters, beers and cokes each day between 12-5. If you want more take them out of your fridge before you leave for the day. The rooms had king sized beds, desks and couches... They were cleaned everyday and included soap, shampoo, and some body cream. Beach: The beach is outstanding. Crystal clear blue water, there are rocks in non walking areas that are amazing for colorful fish. There were lots of beach and pool chairs for everyone. Beach towels are a bit hidden in the martelo tower behind the activity rental centerActivities: They will loan you kayaks, standup paddle boards and snorkels when they have it. You can pay $20 USD to take a sailing lesson or windsurfing or a $45 minute snorkel trip. They have a live music in both resorts every night and a show or dance party everynight.Excursions: We did the duns river falls it was the cheapest one available at $60USD. They took credit cards. It was quite beautiful but VERY busy. About 1.5 hours each way. They don't have water/snacks on the bus. At the air transat counter where we booked it they said they would have water. Don't believe them. They have other excursions from $100-$120. Food: The food was fine. They would change up the mains every day. But eventually you'll see the same things. Its not what you'd get on a cruise ship but it is plentiful, fresh and tasty. Drinks - Local drinks, red stripe beer, johnny walker red label import types... Try the dirty banana... Very good... We barely had to wait for drinks and the bar staff was fair and served everyone in order. Staff: The average staff is paid $70 USD a week.. Yep... They are very friendly. The guy at the pasta bar is awesome and all the servers are great. (Shout out to Avery). If you tip you're going to get excellent service. If you don't tip they'll still serve you but it might not be up to your expectations. Culturally they don't have the same standards of service in the west. For example: I waved at my server the first night after he'd been giving me outstanding service and he ignored me. I would suggest being a little patient with people and giving them the eye. They will like you more and you'll get better service.Alcohol: I went to the biggest store in montego bay the mega mart. The duty free is cheaper then the store. A bottle of rum is $5-$10 cheaper. Don't even bother to get it elsewhere. Too much hassle. Coffee, on the other hand, was cheaper in the store by $5-$10. The airport shopping scene is quite large and you'll have 2 hours to shop. Going into town: Easy to do. You can walk there in about 15-20 minutes or hop in a local cab. They have red license plates. You just stand on the side of the street, flag one down and tell them where you want to go and they'll drop you off on the way. They have a picture on the doors with the name of the route they're on. When you're coming back to the hotel you want to the cabs that are going to the airport. Or you just ask people and they'll help you. The cabs are $100 jamaican. However I ended up taking an air conditioned cab back from megamart that was $500 jamaican. I guess it's best to ask.I went a couple times. It seemed safe enough. But the first 5 minutes of your walk you'll encounter lots of what jamaicans call 'hustlers'. I found it's best to just acknowledge them, be polite and tell them no thank you and keep walking. They'll leave you alone. Montego bay is very old but without a tour guide you wouldn't know where to go. The streets were full of people selling things. It looks quite poor I might compare it to Asia. There are tons of stores and some small malls. For the most part once I got in town people left me alone. It's worth the stroll.Buying Weed: Directly beside this hotels beach is another beach (Doctors Cave Beach). You can walk over there an instantly people will try and sell you weed. I have no idea of the price or quality. Otherwise if you step out of the resort people will try and sell it to you. I was told by many people you can legally carry small amounts of weed. This isn't true, it's just decriminalized with a maximum fine of $5. Since everyone seems to be smoking it I can't imagine it's a big deal however I didn't try. Management:I think the management is quite good. There are definitely very competent people around making sure everything is running smoothly. I wonder if when the negative reviews happened the managers weren't there.
EXCELLENT hotel and staff!Good food - for a 4 star rating I can honestly say there was always something to be enjoyed at the buffet, could also be air conditioned! This is definitely a problem. It is very uncomfortable - design flaw that needs to be rectified The a la carts are a disappointment simply because they are offered every our night and not available already booked, this needs to be improvedRooms - we enjoyed 4th floor, king bed, located almost centre and a few doors from elevator. We had a great locationThere is some design flaws with the shower stall that leaks terribly Beach - small if you like walking beach this doesn't have the longest beach but it is kept clean with lots of chairs and shadePool - cleaned everyday, spotless. The staff take great pride at this resortThere is not enough shade however! Definitely require more umbrellas desperately All in all my husband and I would return in lower season as in high season it would be way too crowded.
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Royal Decameron Cornwall BeachMontego Bay,Jamaica
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