Jewel Dunns River Beach Resort & Spa
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This resort was pure paradise and had exceeded all of my expectations. From the time we entered the resort up until the time we departed. The service was impeccable and the staff's hospitality was 5 star. The resort was clean, the food was delicious and the drinks were premium. I have recommended it to all my friends and have already made plans to return next year.
The wifi/internet access is awful. You will not have reception anywhere except the lobby. Beach/ocean are great but there is limited swimming area. The spa staff is pushy and will bother you everyday. The hospitality was average, not spectacular. Our room was always clean but hallways were always loud at night and it was sometimes difficult to sleep. Amenities that are sometimes complementary at resorts were not here. Room service and poolside cabanas came with an additional charge. Brick oven pizza was great. Breakfast was not great but lunch and dinner were good. The pools were nice.
So glad we didnt listen to the moaners on this site, we would of missed out on a wonderful holiday in a beautiful resort .We arrived about 7.30pm on a tuesday evening, yes it was at least a 90 minute transfer but after a 9 hour flight following a 4.5 hour train journey to the airport this was nothing and was well worth it, we were greeted straight from the coach and handed a cold towel(much appreciated) and a cold cocktail, after filling in forms we were taken to our room by Robert who pointed out things and told us what was going on , the room was more than adequate, ac very welcome ! We made our way straight downstairs after a quick freshen up, beach party was in full swing in Bling as there was abit of rain , Rayan in the piano bar made our first Bob Marley cocktail which was very strong , up at 4am (still on English time) a security guard found us milk so we could have coffee, many thanks to him.The main of the staff were great , always spoke as they passed.From day 1 we found the food to be good, ate mostly in coral cafe, loads of choice and im fussy, the pizzas in jesters were lovely (ate far too many) the aquamarine never seemed to shut , great service here aside from the rude guests who shouted louder to get served first (English are polite and queue quietly), the platinum was very good with excellent service and the moonstone was very good too, didnt try the Jade Samurai but heard good reports from many guests, liked the idea you could take your food to eat on beach at lunchtimes.Plenty of entertainment going on by the main pool most of the day, not my type of thing but happy to lie by quiet pool or beach and just listen to the music(would of loved alot more reggae though)Spent 3 mornings out of resort Bob Marley Mausoleum (A must for all fans ), Dunns River Falls, a great fun time here for all ages and a shopping trip arranged by JTL, recommended for souveniers without the hassle of the market.The rest of the time we spent at resort, the most chilled holiday ever ! Tried alot of the free watersports , huge bicycles, kayaking and the hoby cat, get Jermaine to take you out, he was good fun, took quite a few walks around the grounds, the gardens are beautifully kept and always someone working on them, loved the turtle pond at the front of hotel, i smoke so spent quite alot of time in this area and met a lot of people here, the smoking area just off the beach and near the piano bar was quite busy while we were staying, met some lovely people here on many occasions, yes it is near the 'fence' with the locals, they do shout and whistle when someone new approaches but soon quieten down, you can actually talk to them, they're only human and trying to make a living, my husband went through to meet them, got some photos of abit of real Jamaica, no problem at all! A few hours later a group of guests went through after talking to my husband , they visited their shops and made a few purchases, the security guard stays around so perfectly safe if you're worried .The only small issue was the receptionists attitude when we had to report a blocked toilet(which my husband unblocked first), she seemed totally disinterested , maybe she had a bad day !!All in all i cannot fault this resort, we had a wonderful holiday and cant really see any cause for complaint,and will definately be back
Hotel was in need of renovations. Common area furniture was dirty and fabric was worn out. Carpet smelled of mildew from the moisture. Restrauants were good but food was cold except for the snack bar and pizza oven.
Best place to stay if you like to Party. The Staff is exceptional. The food is great. You must book your stay in the Butler Suites.. they are the BOMB!!The Oxtails in Platinum are to die for...Chef Brown is the best chef at the resort.
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Unlimited meals at all restaurants
- Brand drinks at all restaurants and bars
- Anytime snacks
- Hobie Cats
- Water aerobics classes/Aquasize
- Lessons for all sports and activities
- 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, clubs available at no charge
- Table tennis
- Bocce ball/Lawn ball
- Giant Chess
- Fitness classes
- Fitness Center with universals, weights
- Visiting instructor classes in Yoga, Pilates, body sculpting
- Dive-In Movies Caribbean
- Night on the sand with Pans
- 8 course Candlelit Dinner (once/wk)
- Cocktail parties
- Daily Handmade Rum Punch
- Managers cocktail party
- Cabaret shows
- Live band and DJs
- Pool piano shows
- Rock Candy - final night turndown gift
- 6 restaurants (including Italian, Japanese, Caribbean, Grill)
- 5 bars
- 2 pools and 2 swim up bars, with Pool Concierge and Dive-in Movies
- 9 hole golf course onsite
- Full Service European Spa
- Basketball; shuffleboard; pool tables; volleyball and tennis
- High Speed Internet in Lobby (complimentary)
- Convenience/Gift/Sundry Store
- 24 Hour Fitness Center
- Laundry service
- Tour desk
- Beauty salon/barber/hairdresser
- Meeting rooms/Conference facility
Sapphire Premier room includes:
- King bed
- Air conditioning
- Full bathroom
- Vanity mirror
- Ironing Board/Iron
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Internet access
- Alarm clock radio
- CD player
- In room safe/safety deposit box
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Jewel Dunns River Beach Resort & SpaOcho Rios,Jamaica
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Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios Jamaica
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