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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.
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.
Club Ambiance - June 09th to 16th 2017I would like to Thank Gellian Riley (email email@example.com) for answering my emails and surprising my Husband and I with Honeymoon suite # 15. Your efforts were very much appreciated.Bus ride to Club Ambiance (2 stops) took 1hr & 15 min.We were greeted by receptionist Sean who has the most wonderful smile and were given a nice cool drink and then taken to our room by Leroy. The suite had a lovely veranda, private French door entrance with a mini garden, table and chairs and view of the ocean. The suite itself had loads of room with a King sized bed, two TV’s (one above the bed) two couches, large walk in closet with free key lock safe and iron/board, good sized bathroom with two sinks, toilet, separate shower and tub with shower, loads of drawers, coffee maker and empty mini fridge. The air conditioner worked great, but was very loud. Most of the towels provided are worn out, have disgusting stains and need a good boiling with detergent and bleach or, better yet cut up and used for rags.The hotel itself is very tired and has seen better days, none of this is the fault of the Staff and General Manager (Gilbert Blackwood) who happens to be a gem of a man and will turn himself inside out to resolve issues, especially when working with barebones.As a general rule my Husband and I travel in low season, as the hotels tend to be quieter and don’t have as many people around. The biggest draw card Club Ambiance had for us is that it is a gated, private, Adults only resort with the freedom to go Nude on the beach, and there are no beach vendors.The beach itself is man made and is fortressed off from the open ocean with very large rocks. In a sense it is more of a lagoon, the water only reaches your knees, so we had a great time on our water floaters and it was nice to drift off to sleep and not worry about being carried off by the current. Beyond the rocks is good for snorkelling and fishing.Because the lagoon area is so small it really does need to be dredged out big time. We were the only ones using the beach/ocean, which was a total blessing, because there is not much to it. It was like having our own private oasis all to ourselves and we loved it. If there were other Guests using the Lagoon, it would be like a bunch of Adults sharing a toddlers wading pool. We really enjoyed being visited by Pelicans, Cranes and other tropical birds. The beach loungers are in dire need of scrubbing and fabric being stretched and or, replaced. We brought our own Yoga mats and beach towels and were real glad of it.It was so nice not having to get up at the crack of dawn to reserve our special spot on the beach and just to chill out and relax. The odd time we did receive beach service, which was very much appreciated. As a general rule the service at the hotel was very laid back. We were thrilled when Princess and Karen delivered Jamaican Patties to us on the beach. A huge Thank-you to Sweetheart Burchell (Sales & Marketing Manager), for making these arrangements. The Buffet did not have much of a selection of food, but what they did have was very tasty. Zerry-Ann’s jerk chicken and curried goat were to die for; my taste buds were doing a dance. The curried chicken, Southern fried chicken and hamburgers were also very good.I can assure you Zerry-Ann and kitchen supervisor Mama could rattle chains in any of Gordon Ramsay’s competitions. My Husband and I were gutted when the Buffet was taken away and replaced with a pathetic, limited menu with obvious leftovers. It did not help either that the only bar opened had a limited selection of alcohol and ran out of Rum, Jamaican Rum Cream and tomato juice. This problem was resolved, but is definitely an issue with an All Inclusive package.The hotel has the worst water issues we have ever had to endure in 44 All-inclusive vacations (Cuba, Mexico, Dominican, Jamaica). Several times we had to ask for the water to be turned back on and for hot water, this did not help at night because no bottled water is provided if you get thirsty and you can’t wash your hands or, flush the toilet. The lack of water did reflect the quality of cleaning within our room. I am grateful to Gilbert Blackwell and the Sunwing Representative -Tresan, for being so understanding and providing us some compensation. We would consider returning to this hotel when the New Owners take over.I would like to thank the following Staff for their service: Karen, Nikki, Philip, Kedesha, Milton, Michael, Fiona, Chris the Coconut man, Ocean and the Security Guards.
The rooms were average. The bartender and food services and variety were good. They also have a souvenir shop, a pool, entertainment room and indoor club. The staff is friendly and helpful. Can be used for a quiet getaway
This is a nice quiet experience for couples or those that want 2 be away from the huge resort experience. I checked out of A resort to come here because it was a zoo, way too many people.The drinks are delicious, the entertainment hostess is amazing. She sings at night and in the day will fish with you, offer to go snorkeling or boating on one of the boats there.Food was delicious, compliments to chef for making Jamaican jerk or roasted chicken with a pineapple mango sauce.Creole seafood with shrimp, conch, fish gravy, stewed beef in brown sauce and peas. Fresh veggies and fruit.My room had an ocean view, clean and housekeeping was great.Pool was cool and refreshing .Loved this place and will return perhaps for anniversary or sooner!
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- 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.
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Club AmbianceRunaway Bay,Jamaica
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Main Road, PO Box 20 Saint Ann, Runaway Bay Jamaica
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