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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.
This hotel might have been nice enough 30 years ago, but nobody has bothered to do anything since. The rooms are shabby and badly equipped. We had a coffee maker with no filters but actual coffee for 2 days, then filters but no coffee the other 10 days. The hot water came and went with little predictability, and at times there was no actual water coming out of the hot tap at all. The resort had an outbreak of pinkeye, which you could just blame on Jamaica...except that the staff members in the kitchen were visibly affected. We found a piece of a chef's bandaid in a burger. The food was of poor quality and repeated with little variety. The bar regularly runs out of both alcohol and mixers. There are cockroaches in abundance. The insanely loud water feature in the lobby (which you can hear in the rooms) regularly makes the tile floor slippery. There is no air conditioning in most of the hotel. The wifi only works in about 3 square feet of the hotel and is bad even then. The manager is in no hurry to fix issues. Hotel entertainment is dire and stupidly loud. If the hotel isn't at full occupancy, some of the all inclusive promises are broken. The two biggest suites are over the pool pump, so very noisy, as are the ones over the nightclub.The positives? The nude beach is nice, some staff members are very friendly. At the end of the day, you are still in Jamaica...so that is always good.
This is the first resort my wife and I went to in Jamaica we did return a second time .this is a small resort but the food was outstanding and the entertainment was great the staff treated us so greatly I would recommend this resort if your looking for a smaller adult only resort
Upon my arrival at Club Ambiance, I was instantly greeted and made to feel as if I was home. My fiance and I stumbled in out curiosity while enjoying our road trip when we decided to take a tour. The facility was beautiful, the staff was friendly, and the food was excellent. We instantly felt like family while we were there and we are already planning for another visit in the near future. Did I mention that the views are breathtaking?! Can't wait to visit Club Ambiance again.
I regret spending my hard earned cash at that place..spotty towels.. brownish sheets..crappy food.. skeleton staff..tv has only 3 stations. The place is run down. There was no sign of management anywhere to make a complaint. Even the beach had garbage. That was my second visit after 2 yes. Bartender Dwayne...Fiona and Shawn front desk sells the place well but inside you will regret it. Wouldn't recommend club ambiance to anyone..
Club Ambiance 9 to 16 June 2017My Five Best List1- The blissful moments that we had on this small beach were one of a kind and so relaxing, that I fell into a Zen that was so peaceful and rejuvenating. One may say these were truly million dollar moments.2- During the week of our stay, there were less than 20 other guests, mostly Jamaicans who had come for just the weekend, and were gone by Monday. This contributed to the resort being very quiet and peaceful.3- We had the nude beach to ourselves and at times even had the occasional beach service, during the weekend. Very few guests came out to the beach area during our total stay.4- Our room #15 a Honeymoon Sweet, was a totally spacious large room. Private ocean view deck with two chairs & table at the entry of room. This unit contains: TV siting area with two large couches, coffee table, TV cabinet/storage with 32-inch screen, a small fridge, coffee maker with packages of coffee and sugar, a large king-size bed with a small TV, 2 night stands, chest of draws, writing desk & chair. Further a large walk-in closet with plenty of cloths hanging space/draws for storage, a safe/with lock & key, iron/board, large shoe rack. Then the bathroom with a double sink/large mirror, a large bath tube with a large window looking out to the ocean, there is also a shower unit off to the side and then the toilet.5- The food over the weekend was a limited buffet with some of the best Jamaican dishes I have tasted. The cooks truly can take credit here. However, on Tuesday the evening meal dropped to a menu and all meals from that point were from a menu. This menu was very limited with some dishes being left overs from the weekend. Again, meals where to be an all-inclusive buffet through-out our entire stay. Worth mentioning, they also severed a great hamburger combination that helped save the day when the buffet changed to a menu, the short order cook can take credit here.Names that I will mention are as follows:Mr. Blackwood, Mr. Burchell, Gellian Riley, Princess,Karen, Milton, Nikki, Kedesha, Phillip, Sean, Michael, Chris, Fiona, Leroy,Cooks: Mama, Zerry-Ann, (also there is a short order cook his name I did not acquire)The water was being turned off on several nights. Also we were forced to take cold showers because there wasn’t any hot water. I can not see Sunwing continuing to endorse this resort should it operate in this routine. Furthermore, it was encouraging to have a chance conversation with a member of the crew taking a serious look at a future acquisition. This would be so good for the staff remaining at this resort.
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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- 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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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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