Royal Decameron Club Caribbean
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Before I begin Thank You Jamaica for making myself and daughter feel so very welcome and "at home" a place so full of beauty,happiness and kindness we fell in Love 😍a holiday with "no problems mon" Our holiday was for my daughters 18th being a big Bob Marley fan I could not think of a better memory for her to treasure. It was also our first long haul as normally we go Majorca so 9 hours was a biggy for us. On arrival at Sangster it started to rain but the heat just hit us, we got on our coach and was greeted by our driver who was the happiest man I'd ever met, he said the rain wasn't a problem mon it is just liquid sunshine a phrase we heard 2 days into our holiday when it rained non stop, but still hit 32 degrees. Travelling to the resort was fun, he had us all singing laughing and chatting together, all we needed to do was ask if we needed a drink and he pulled over at many bars along the way he said we all deserved a Red Stripe for coming " home" so 3 stops later and a full on history lesson which to me was so interesting we arrived at the resort.On turning into the resort I was aware of the locals outside but everyone of them smiled, and waved, one guy even shouted "welcome home" we where advised not to go outside the complex alone but I had to use the ATM which is outside so had no choice but all fear quickly disappeared when all they want to do is welcome you to there island and tell you where and where not to go, there is a few that offer to take you but we only used the approved taxi drivers on resort.The check in was the quickest ever! No messing about, a staff member loaded our cases and took them to our cottage. My first impression was how clean the reception was, how nice the staff looked and how happy they all where. Then as we walked through a bamboo covered walkway the beauty of the cottages that nestled in beautiful gardens really hit us! Banana,Coconut and Mango trees, Aloe Vera, and beautiful flowers just took our breath away. The cottages where amazing, king size beds which was the most comfortable bed ever, flat screen tv on wall, a walk in closet/wardrobe with iron and board, bathroom with hairdryer which worked brill. We had a large sofa, coffee table and chairs, and a large dressing table.The only thing not in the room was a kettle which would be a good idea for those not wanting to walk through the grounds late at night as tea/ coffee is 24 hours but it's in the bar area, but after what I saw on a particular excursion I have no right to moan at all about such a minor thing.After unloading we went on walkabouts we went to the beach front and just stood and took in the beauty, I,m not getting the comments about the water being dirty or full of weeds and rocks, there are 4 bays there was only 1 which had more reef than others which is the bay next to the bar on the pier but it is beautiful clear water.We found the giant chess board nestled in the gardens,the wedding venue a wooden gazebo and archway surrounded by gorgeous palm trees and flowers.Those grounds are perfect, the gardeners start at 5 and work till 4 there is nothing out of place,the only thing that upset us was it 'was so hot, they are in full uniform including wellingtons and had to ask us to get them drinks as they were,t allowed to go get drinks and when we did they drank like they'd be shot down if caught,also it's a rule they can't talk with guests you can see how anxious they get if you do talk to them for more than 5 minutes I' d be more reluctant to go back if staff didn't talk as they are what make the resort, this is a rule for all apparently including maintenance, you get asked to get drinks a lot which I never minded as drinking even water is so important in heat like that so if a member of management reads this review please allow drinks for your staff through the day they keep your grounds beautiful and shouldn't have to ask for drinks on seriously hot days.Entertainment was good and all the staff are on form and involve everyone from bingo, to dancing they did it, shout out to "Shiny aka Mr Kule you made our holiday crazy man haha but so funny Super Shiny never stop making people laugh 🤣All the life guards and beach attendants are fun and do a great job and keep things clean and safe.The food imho was amazing we tried so much food I never thought we would eat, but Jerk chicken was to die for there is so much to choose from I was amazed at breakfast when I saw local dishes inc steamed veg, fish as much as I love both I couldn't imagine this for breakfast! Now I have to 👊the egg chef wow he has amazing egg skills! But his omelettes freshly made while you wait are worth just that! I never saw an empty dish the staff where filling all the time,the salad and fruit was the freshest I'd ever tasted it just seemed like you could taste the vitamin and goodness.Will we go back? Yes in a heartbeat Jamaica... Thank-you for the best holiday ever, the staff are what make this resort such a happy place to be, we have brought back so many special memories and next year we will make more.
Went to royal Decameron club hotel in June food amazing entertainment team out standing they call from gardeners to bar staff can't do enough for you VIP razor skittles flame mr cool were so entertaining the three man singing trio were great I can't fault anything needed to change room due to my mum mobility this was not a problem at all they do what they can different show every night great day time activities loved it that much going back September Thank you all for an amazing holiday and seen you soon room 63 Teresa williams and Shirley
We were here from 29th May to 12th June on our 10th visit and had the best weather we have ever had. The Thomson transfer from the airport was horrendously long as they have put in more drop offs. The return one was even worse and took 2 hours and 15 mins for a journey that can be done in an hour and 10 mins, which resulted in us arriving at Mobay only two hours before the flight and having to queue for nearly 3/4 hour to check in,unnecessary stress at the end of your wonderful holiday. You can get a taxi to the airport from outside the resort for USD20 each based on four people, so I will never take the coach again.This review is more for the benefit of returning guests who are interested to know what is going on and changes that have been made and also in the hope that the hotel (Neisha !!) will read and take on board the comments made and appreciate the value of them from a long standing customer as we are the people that know. As usual we had a fantastic time,all down to the wonderful staff. Akeme,Althea, Kermit, Odane, Tevan,Gavin, Hedley, Ronaldo,Adrian on the Egg station, Vincent (from the Kitchen) Kerri Ann and Donovan who looked after us so well in the Dining Room, Raffeat our Porter who worked so hard in the heat, Errol who kept everywhere cleanly swept, Cornel on the Bar who officially makes the best MudSlides with Chris a close second. To Dale the Gardener who supplied all the mangoes, and his colleagues who do such a great job in the gardens, Shorty from house keeping who is the man to go to for aloe vera for the mozzie bites and sunburn, Judas the longest serving beach attendant ever who was stealth like in his efforts to keep the beach clean and to Verma as well as Judith and the team on Reception who always look after us so well. However, this year when we returned we were sad to see that the General Manager, Mr Sinclair had been transferred to Montego Bay and Mr Gonzales had returned and seems to have brought a lot of his own Managers with him. There was a noticeable difference in morale,Staff appeared very on edge and nervous at times and some familiar faces were sadly no longer there having left. There seemed to be less staff on duty at key times in the dining room and towards the end of service at dinner, selections were not replaced, when they were gone, they were gone and this could be a full hour before the end. Having said that, the quality was good and we enjoyed it as much as always and never went hungry. There has been a general refurbishment of the cottages going on over the past several years, but they now seriously need to spend some money on the two pools, particularly the quiet pool where the steps into it are quite frankly dangerous as they are slippy and we saw at least three people have falls on them. The tiles in both pools need replacing and especially the terracotta ones around the pool which were extremely slippy when wet. I know it must be a nightmare scenario for a year round resort to have to empty a pool and completely re tile and paint but this needs urgent attention now.I believe some cottages do have UK plug sockets, but if you don't have one then don't bother taking hair dryers or straighteners as they just don't have any power.even with adaptors. The hair dryer supplied is excellent though.The Entertainment team were a friendly bunch, and a lot of new faces since last year. This is not a bad thing, they are much more equal now in status, no one big ego or character dominating things. The entertainment on the other hand was still pretty dire, relying far too much on audience participation, although they try hard and think things will improve gradually. Mr Cool, Razor and VIP do a good job all day long and into the night. They now have a Cuban Entertainments ( and Water Sports-strange combination) Manager who I think is half the problem as he doesn't seem to have much idea of what broad spectrum entertainment is required to entertain the many nationalities that this resort has. The Resident Band is still good, but there are a new troupe of dancers doing much the same routines as the last lot.There is still a large contingent of security guards, which is reassuring, but sad that they seem to spy on the staff as much as they protect the guests, yet when I spoke to one security guard,making polite small talk, the first thing he did was ask me for money! One other major niggle I have is having to pay for WiFi, first because almost everywhere you go now free WiFi is standard (even down at the local public beach at Puerto Seco, free WiFi at the bar which was no more than a shack!) but secondly as a return guest of 10 years I think free WiFi is an easy thing to give to show appreciation of your return business. They do have a cocktail party for return guests once a week but they appeared to rely on the guests to tell them that they were return guests as we knew someone who had been coming for years but didn't get an invite.We were called up on stage and given a certificate and coffee mug in appreciation of our return business and although I am not ungrateful, I would rather have had the free WiFi as a reward.So all in all, we will always love this place, and the staff are, like thousands of others guests,why we we keep coming back, but for the first time this year I felt it wasn't quite as good value due to the lack of investment where it is needed and I think that we may have a break next year and go elsewhere to see what they do
Stayed up 31st May to 14th June 2017.Very friendly reception staff. Quick check in and straight to our garden view cottage. We had cottage number 45, and were more than satisfied. It had a separate master bedroom with its own A/C unit, and TV. Main living area also with A/C. Fridge and another TV. It had an upstairs with 2 single beds, so for a family of 3 we had ample room for our things, and could have easily had another person staying with us. Cleaner Vinetta was such a sweet lady. The gardeners would hand out pure natural Aloe Vera directly from the plant for any sunburn!Our room felt like "home" and I think this is the main draw to staying here. They're just different and obviously not a hotel room with corridors and direct neighbours! We were located one row behind the beach view cottages and were central to everything. Entertainment first class especially Mr Cool and Razor who gave banter on a daily basis and were great with our 15 year old son. The nightly entertainment was of good quality with the resident band and sessional singers. The resident dance group were outstanding and you never saw the same act from them twice.There's music pretty much constantly and nearly all the staff from bar staff, gardeners, cleaners, waiters could be seen dancing or moving to the beat! If you don't like music and dance then what's the point in going to Jamaica!Trips ARE expensive. But we ventured outside the gate to speak with a taxi driver Delroy who gave better rates than Thomson/TUI. For example we did Nine Mile Bob Marley and the Dunns River Falls in one day for $120 US taxi and the entrance fee being $25 US each for Bob Marley and $20 for Dunns River. Delroy is very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. We used him on 3 occasions and saved about £300 compared with Thomson and he is a completely registered taxi driver. He showed us the bar across the main road what he recommended and we met Gary and had a few Redstripes by the bottle. We popped in a few more times for a chat and drink as he was so welcoming, and NOT expensive. Weather was perfect with a nice breeze and it only rained for an hour on the day we left.Would definitely go back without hesitation. Great
Just spent 2 weeks at RDC. As stated this hotel is only a 3 star. As far as a 3 star hotel goes it's really good - at the end of the day you get what you pay for. We knew that we were not staying in luxury but we were pleased with the resort. The cottages are so roomy with plenty of storage space, cleaned daily (although I know some people had problems in that there's were not) and air conditioning. No kettle in room so I took mine which was a waste of time as you can get tea/coffee all times of the day/night just a short walk away. Be VERY aware that on Friday & Saturday nights the locals party - and boy do they know how to party! VERY VERY NOISY until around 3-4am. I had requested a quiet room, and luckily got one (number 99) so we just heard a deep thudding. We know of people that were moved so they didn't have to endure the noise on their 2nd week.The food is good and you would have to be a fussy eater not to eat. Breakfast is good - local foods, fresh cooked eggs/omelette, cereals, fruit (try the Soursop - delicious) Lunch served in main buffet (same food as evening meals) or Jasmine Delta which serves burgers, hot dogs, Jamaican Patties, chicken wings. We ate at JDs quite a bit as its quiet & at the end of the resort.Evening meals in main restaurant - buffet or go to one of the two 'a la carte' which are open on alternate nights. Food nice & was lovely to be served at the table (by happy happy Phillip!) I maybe should not comment on the entertainment as its 'not our thing' but apart from the group at 8pm which was quite good the rest was awful. We spent most of our evenings at the jetty bar - much quieter & relaxed.A word on the staff. Check in easy - lovely Darren on reception who will always help you. Some of the bar staff are a bit on the miserable side. Phillip in the a al carte restaurant is lovely. Odette on the beach bar & Marky the lifeguard are a real pleasure to meet. Others are not so nice & will ask for cigarettes & get them drinks - one even asked for our Nike ruck sack! Spare a thought for the gardeners, it's baking hot so we often got them a drink of juice.The gym was basic - needs updating. Gym manager miserable but Chris the tennis coach very friendly.Always loads of sun beds available and never felt cramped in with hundreds of other people. Best beach is at the left of the resort. Seaweed does wash in but the staff do try to keep it under control (if you don't like seaweed go to the pool!)Great resort for the price (also plenty of security walking around both day and night so felt very safe) but we do think it will need a bit of money spent on it in the not too distant future.Go enjoy - Yeah Mon
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Royal Decameron Club CaribbeanRunaway Bay,Jamaica
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