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OverviewThe name certainly fits at this cozy, casual beachfront hotel on Runaway Bay. With its intimate feel and romantic ambiance, the Club Ambiance is an idyllic getaway for couples and honeymooners. For a truly romantic vacation, upgrade to the Deluxe Honeymoon Rooms with their four-poster king beds and second-floor location, overlooking the Caribbean. There's also an on-site wedding chapel, a PADI five-star dive centre, guided bicycle tours and the Seaside Terrace, where you can dine under the stars.
Location: Beachfront, 30 minutes to Ocho Rios, 20 minutes to St. Ann's Bay and 75 minutes from the airport.
We stayed at Club Ambiance in January 2017. It's a very run-down resort. No improvements in years and no upkeep. The food was limited to chicken, chicken and chicken. Some days we got mutton or goat. The beef stew had no meat, but a lot of bones in it.The grounds are not well kept. the bushes overgrown, the plants in planters dying.Cats pooping on the beach and in the planters. moldy smelling gym. dirty bricks around the pool leaving your feet black. When you adjust the shower head it pops right off the wall.garbage burning on the breakwall by the ocean smelling up the entire resort.The bar ran out of vodka, then the bartender Oshane tried to tell us that if we gave him $25 he would buy a bottle just for us. A bottle only costs $12 and we paid for an all inclusive vacation. They were out of vodka for 3 days.Staff were begging for cigarettes. There were only 12 guests staying at the resort, but at dinner time there were many more people at the resort. We found out later that they rent their rooms to local prostitutes and their johns. That explained the larger crowd at dinner time. We can't believe that sunwing would even promote a resort like this. The stay at this resort totally ruined our vacation. We will never return or fly with sunwing again.
We got the Honeymoon suite #3 great oversized unit overlooking the ocean, with king bed and plenty place to move around, good size bathroom and fantastic balcony.The bartender and the entertaining department, helped understand the Jamaican culture. the food was basic but good .
We stayed at Club Ambiance March 13-20. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate since we only had 2 sunny days. The resort is tired but clean. We stayed in a superior room that was fine, housekeeping did a great job. We had a good sized backcony with a view of the Caribbean Sea. There was rather low occupancy the whole week which meant food choices were often limited but food we had was always hot & tasty. There did seem to be mostly chicken done various ways served for most meals. The beaches both nude & prude were quite small so if walking on a beach is important, this isn't the place for you. There were ample loungers at the beach likely due to the low occupancy. We enjoyed our holiday since we went to relax & spend time together. Sadly though we aren't likely to return but would like to thank the staff who were awesome. One employee in particular was the pool guy Chris-we hope you are still enjoying the glasses-thank you for being so friendly.
As a guest of Club Ambiance Resort, Runaway Bay, St. Ann. Jamaica, I would like to thanks to all staff of the resort for a good services. I traveled the first time to Jamaica and I met friendly people.I had a great opportunity to see and understand your culture and test traditional food: Jamaica is a beautiful tropical country.I enjoyed a good time and I had a good experience, I am planning future travel arrangements to Jamaica.Bill,Calgary, Canada
Despite the negative reviews, I encouraged my colleague to choose this Resort because of my previous satisfactory stay there . Boy was I in for a Rude awakening.1st of all there was just a handful of guests there and so the resort feeling was lacking. There was no variety with the meals, chicken and pork all the way. Breakfast was usually ok though. Suffice it to say I had no issues with the Bar, Alcohol was always available during our stay. Oshane, the bar tender ensured that we got our drinks to our specification, he is an asset to your establishment as he goes out of his way to ensure that my colleague and I were at least enjoying the drinks.We ran into several maintenance problems: 1)water pressure in the bathroom low, hot water it working.2)shower curtain rod falling down3) AC not functioning well4) blow dryer cord cutI must admit though that there were quick responses to sorting these problems out.On a more positive note: the staff went above and beyond ,using themselves to make sure that the guests are happy.It was humbling to see them operating on pure fumes to ensure that we didn't have any complaints. What a fantastic staff. We were going to change resorts, but decided to stay for the full duration..I will not be going back to ambience even if I'm paid to go there. Management needs to make some changes .
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine)
- Pedal Boat
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Use of bicycles
- Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics)
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- Manager's cocktail party
- 85 rooms in five 2-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 1 a la carte restaurant: Local, International
- 4 bars including Pool bar, Beach bar, Terrace bar, Pier bar
- 1 outdoor pool
- 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
- Meeting facilities
- Shopping on-site (Souvenir gift shop)
- Fitness facilities
- Exercise classes
- Scuba diving on-site (fee)
- A range of watersports available
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Internet access (fee)
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Balcony or Patio
- Full bathroom
- Max occupancy 3 persons
- 1 king 4-poster bed
- Coffee/tea maker
- Max occupancy 2 adults
Wedding Package - Includes: bride's bouquet, boutonniere for groom, wedding cake, bottle of sparkling wine, witnesses (if required), minister. Free if couple books Deluxe Honeymoon Room for a minimum stay of 7 nights. Price and inclusions subject to change, inquire for more details. Arrangements to be made directly with hotel. More services available for additional charge.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Club AmbianceRunaway Bay,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Main Road, PO Box 20 Saint Ann, Runaway Bay Jamaica
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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