Royal Decameron Club Caribbean
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We stay right on the beach in a bungalow it was great!Just the two of us but had a upstairs loft with 2 beds great for 4 people a lot of young people. We Were at The Royal Decameron Beach and that asked us to visit their sister hotel for 2 nights glad we did but , we liked The Royal Decamron Beach a lot better , the food was great ,also the sit down dinner was 5 star
After reading previous reviews I had high expectations of this resort, however I was sadly disappointed. Check in was swift and we were promptly taken to our garden cottage, this was in a great location just the row behind the beach cottages, with a partial sea view. From the outside the cottage looked lovely, especially at night with the lighting. Inside was quite spacious with a good sized bedroom, big walk in wardrobe and bathroom. It was very clean and the bed was huge with lovely clean bedding which was changed frequently. The bathroom had a bath with a shower over it, the pressure of the shower was terrible, it went from freezing cold to scalding hot in seconds, the bath and toilet both had quite big chips in the enamel which made them look pretty grotty and the bath mat in the bath was quite mouldy. The dressing table in the bedroom did not have any seating which made it quite uncomfortable doing hair/makeup. Both the door and windows had quite big gaps, the door in particular had about a 2cm gap at the bottom of it, which allowed the dreaded mozzies in. I have travelled quite a bit and have to say I've never seen as many mossies as I did at this resort, nothing seemed to stop them. I did ask for the room to be sprayed which I was assured it was but I saw no evidence of this.Breakfast was very good, loads of choices and very fresh bread. Have to give a special mention to the egg man(sorry, terrible for remembering names) eggs made any way you want while you wait always with a smile. Lunch was ok, you could have this in the main restaurant or at the Jasmin Delta, we preferred the latter, especially the pizzas. Evening meal was a very big let down, this was served from 6:30 to 9:30 but if you arrived after 8:00 there was not much choice. Chicken was always available but always on the bone. I found any other meat I tried was very tough or very fatty. On numerous nights the dessert section was practically empty, occasionally they would bring an extra cake out. There was also an ice cream section, but this was left to melt then re freeze on some nights which didn't look too appetising. Coffee, tea and water were always available from the main bar. We took a couple of flasks with us to fill, but it was a bit of a chew not having tea/coffee facilities in the room.The bars were ok, quite a few times they did run out of basics like beer/coke. They did not have Diet Coke/lemonade etc which did make the drinks quite sickly sweet. The quiet pool bar and cruise liner bar did have a bit of a problem with wasps. The swing bar was lovely, nice and relaxing however on a couple of occasions after very heavy rain there was a bit of a sewerage smell which was a little off putting. Some bar staff were really good and some not so good, you definitely do get better service if you tip! The beaches were a bit of a let down, the five coves are all man made and the boulders/stones they used to create them are starting to break down, there were two areas which were taped off because of this. The beach by the Jasmin Delta had so much seaweed on it, I know the weather was not good while we were there but this was just left for about a week, they did dig a hole in the sand to bury it but I think they just gave up on that after a while. There were plenty of sun beds and these were very comfortable, there didn't appear to be many brollys both on the beach and around the pools, this wasn't a problem while we were there because of the bad weather but in the height of summer I can see this being a bit of a problem.In summary I really don't feel able to recommend this hotel and would definitely not return.
My girlfriend and I have just returned from 2 weeks at this lovely hotel. Having read a couple of recent bad reviews, i would echo other peoples comments and say IGNORE THEM. We had a great relaxing 2 weeks even though the sun didn't play ball all the time!+ & - points below...The hotel... + check-in was smooth and quick;+ grounds well kept by gardeners always friendly and saying hello;+ beach was lovely and well attended to by the busy staff trying to clear the seaweed from Hurricane Otto (one of those risks due to time of year.)+ wifi... can buy an hour ($5) or 24hrs ($20). self explanatory to log on and off. However we used the holiday as a detox and only had 2 hours for the whole fortnight!Room+ individual cottages wth king size bed+ powerful showers (just watch the hot water... gets very hot quickly)+ cleaned daily by friendly staff- we were in room 144 which is a garden cottage at the rear of the hotel. On the first morning we were aware of the main road traffic noise but to be honest got used to it quickly- a local house had a party until 2am on one night with very very loud music, annoying but out of the hotels control.Food & Drink+The main buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. great selection of food+two a la carte restaurants (caribbean themed & a Thai themed) alternated each night to which was open. You had to be quick and book early in the morning for a table. food was great again.+ there was no limit to how many times you could visit the a la carte restaurants so we tried to go as much as we could. + selection of cocktails, Red stripe and either red or white wine at the bars included+ if you wanted a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine from a list, you were able to purchase them ($16 ish) from reception and collect in the restaurant. - the included White wine was not to our taste - out of a carton and way too sweet, My girlfriend struggled as she wasn't a great fan of beer or cocktails!Staff+ Friendly, helpful, attentive - can't really ask for more+ special mention to the a la carte restaurant staff... there were four of them and they were great. Phillip was funny, sweet and our favourite.Entertainment+The animation team were enthusiastic and tried to engage everyone. can't really say anything about the day time activities as i was normally on the beach. the evening was varied. the last nights magic act was fascinating!- some of the evenings entertainment involved audience participation... on a couple of nights, when people didn't seem to want to take part...it felt a bit uncomfortable with the team running around trying to get people up on stage (never seen the gents toilet so busy of people hiding)Trips... can't really comment as we went to chill out and relax so didn't go on any trips... especially as the travel agents rates seemed pricey. were told that you can get them cheaper by going elsewhere.... we did venture out of the hotel for a walk. some locals offering taxi's (see above point re options for trips) or goods for sale but when chatting to them and letting them know politely we weren't interested, they were polite back and left us alone.Overall, an enjoyable holiday. would recommend it!
We just returned from a 7 day stay and I have to give the staff and A++++++++. Super lovely people, I just love Jamaica. Other then tropical storm Otto, we had wonderful food, great little cabin....my only complaint and I hate to complain is, we had no hot water but the lush green vegetation, drinks, good food and awesome staff made up for it!
My honest opinion to this resort, well, the cottages are nice and well located,kept clean and well maintained with low water pressure for showers. The dining area was ok with little choice of food for evening meal unless you were there earlier.The entertainment was ok but no wet weather program and the bar area was poor. The swing bar was nice as was the reception area.No where to venture outside the resort without being hassled and ripped off.The trips were good but expensive for what you got, long drive to many locations. 12 hour day 9 on bus and 1 hour at each location 😡The poor weather for 2 weeks didn't help but that aside would not rush back to this location or resort.
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Continental breakfast
- Unlimited Domestic & International brand drinks
- Select Non-motorized watersports - Time restrictions may apply
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Beach volleyball
- Fitness room
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Admission to the Disco, drinks included
- 231 rooms & suites
- Restaurants, including: 2 a la carte (Asian and Seafood), dress code & reservations required
- Tennis courts
- Fitness facilities
- Internet access (fee)
- Tour desk
- Currency exchange
- Car rental
- 18-hole golf course nearby
- 1 queen bed
- Ceiling fan
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Bathroom w/shower
- Max occupancy 2 persons
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For the Kids - Kids 4-11 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, playground, kid's section of pool, and games room. Babysitting service available (fee).
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Royal Decameron Club CaribbeanRunaway Bay,Jamaica
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Main Street Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay Jamaica
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