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Riu Negril

Jamaica

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4 Nights with Air from $719 All-Inclusive
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The bar is stocked, the pool is refreshed and it's about to be drink o'clock. It's Jamaica, mon, and you're at the RIU w ... More

Customer Rating 189 Reviews
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
4.1
Dining Options
 
3.6
Room Comfort
 
3.8
4 out of 5
"You need to check with the front desk regarding all trips, and don't listen to the taxi cabs, tour organizers, vendors you will be overcharged" – Reggaevibrations
180 out of 220 (82%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating 189 Reviews
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
4.1
Dining Options
 
3.6
Room Comfort
 
3.8
4 out of 5
"You need to check with the front desk regarding all trips, and don't listen to the taxi cabs, tour organizers, vendors you will be overcharged" – Reggaevibrations
180 out of 220 (82%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Beach at hotel Bloody Bay beach Rick's Cafe w/ new friends Before Dinner! on the way home! The View of our chairs on the beach =) Happiness! Have to get up early to get this spot on the beach. Early Morning pool side Lennox, you da man! Thanks! Beach! Love it here sunset at Rick's Cafe...so pretty! Ricks Cafe Sunset Can't wait o hey back SheriAndKen a nice view of the bar/pool area one of the pools View from the beach. what a life!! sunset in Jamaica Yea'Mon! Jamaica
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January 9, 2013
kiddie land

First of all it's a nice hotel and the service was good. The value was fair, although had I known that this place was focused on kids I would have never gone there. People go on vacation to relax and converse with other adults not listen to a bunch of screaming kids splashing water in your drinks and spilling there drinks in the pool and just leave them there floating. Second showing kids programs at night time like beauty and the beast and the lion king is a joke. They have 3 bars running in the evening and 2 of them are right next to the stage where this so called entertainment is going on and the 3rd is in the lobby. So wheither or not you have kids you have to suffer through these shows if you want to hang out at the bars. Disco plays same music every night. Durning the day they dont play music at the pool bar or any of the other bars. Food wasn't too bad, I've had better and worse at other all inclusives. No 24hr room service, or 24hr bars they open at 10:00 am and close at 12:00 am. So if you want a bloody marry in the morning your out of luck. My wife and I are in our mid 40's so we're by no means old. It's just that our kids are adults so the last thing we want to deal with after spending thousands on a week long trip are other peoples kids. Bottom line if you have kids then this is the place for you. But if you don't then don't waste your time here.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
4.0
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4.0
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2.0
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4.0
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From: California
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

February 26, 2012
Wonderful vacation

We traveled to the Riu at the beginning of February 2012 to get married. We had never used Cheap Caribbean but found an outstanding deal we couldn't pass up. We were a little concerned about the shuttle from the airport to the hotel; we went with the $18.00 one instead of the $200 upgrade. This was the best choice. The vans used were very comfortable and did not look anything like the picture online. Everything was self explanatory at the airport on where to go and check in. The resort was super as well; the staff was over-the-top nice. It wasn't the best beach but the pool had a swim up bar so who needs the Sea? Would definitely use them again!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Delafield, WI
Age: 25-34

July 31, 2011
NEVER AGAIN

Our experience at the Riu ClubHotel Negril can be summed up in one word...DISAPPOINTING. Where to begin? The dining options are limited and lacking. There are no casual dining options for dinner, and the reservation restaurants serve salad and dessert buffet style. The servers in the Steak House and Brazilian restaurants were not polite, but the service and food at Sir Andrew was good. Also, there are periods of time throughout the day when there are no available dining options. The customer service was quite inconsistent. The entertainment was corny and amateurish. Towels were scarce. The resort seemed rather old and in desperate need of updates. For instance, dining reservations are only accepted at a temporary table set up in the lobby from 8-3 daily no earlier than two days in advance. Who wants to spend their vacation waiting in line for a semi-rude person to write a reservation in a tattered notebook? The room had no clock and an old TV. Light switches and cabinet doors weren't working properly, and the AC was not adjustable. We did not come to this resort expecting 5 star facilities and service; however, our experience at the Riu Negril was far below our expectations.


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From: Washington, DC
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 2, 2011
RIU ClubHotel Negril, Jamaica

Awesome time! Great resort, staff, and location! The entertainment staff at the RIU ClubHotel Negril is one of the best! This was our second time to visit this resort (our 5th time in Jamaica) and would go again ASAP! Loved it!


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From: Indiana
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Negril offers 420 extremely well appointed, air-conditioned rooms, including 18 Junior Suites. Each room is equipped with a ceiling fan, mini bar with liquor dispenser, satellite TV, in-room safe, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and a balcony or terrace.

Room Details

Double Room ROH (DBSB)
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Garden View (DBJB)
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Ocean View (DBLB)
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Ocean Front (DBMB)(available beginning 12/24/17)
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Junior Suite (SUSB) (available beginning 12/24/17)
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What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

The singing bartender. See if you can find him. He'll mix you up a high-octane cocktail.

Great bang for your buck for all the activities, entertainment and food and drink you'll get.

The service at Riu is the best. They keep everything clean and orderly. You will be spoiled.

Nightly entertainment keeps the party going at night. And into the wee hours, if you must.

The sunsets off the shores of Negril are some of the best. Get your cameras charged and ready for snaps.

The infamous Rick's Cafe is not too far - the cliff divers are awe-mazing.

 

What We'd Change

The omelet bar is favorite in the morning. Get in line early to avoid a long wait.
 

Why You Should Go

Getting to Negril will take you about an hour & a half, but it's so worth it. Beachy drinks are waiting.

Grab some locally made souvenirs in town. Your friends/fam will kiss your ring upon receipt.

The restaurants at night will fill up, so make sure to make your reservations a couple of days in advance.

Beach shoes are always a good idea, especially when you want to beachcomb your way up the shores.

Pay a little extra to get upgraded Wi-Fi - it will work even on the beach. You'll def want it there.

The One Love Bus Tour will pick you up at the resort and show off all the local night spots in Negril.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Beach Bar
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request)
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool Bar
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Poolside Bar
  • Parking
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Snack Bar
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Pre-Teen Club
  • Free Parking
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • In-Room Safe ($)
  • Car Rental Available ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Beauty Salon
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Grocery Store(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Nightlife
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island, and can provide both a stimulating and tranquil vacation. It has traditions of reggae, rastafarianism, and Jamaican art mingle with modern all-inclusive resorts, fine cuisine, and cosmopolitan shopping.

Riu Negril

Norman Manley Boulevard Bloody Bay Beach

+876 95 757 00

Hotel Description

Riu Negril: Sizzling Sunsets off the Negril Shores

The bar is stocked, the pool is refreshed and it's about to be drink o'clock. It's Jamaica, mon, and you're at the RIU where you get everything you've been dreaming of. Better still, the people are happy, the sun is shining and your mood is about to get a little cheerier. You've just found your perch along the smooth sands. Next you'll hit the pool, then the spa, because one thing is certain - this is your vacay and you get to live on island time. Awwww. Those swaying palms are calling your name.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Riu can roll out the cuisine, giving you lots of local flavors (think Jerk Chicken), plus those tried and true cuisines from home (comfort food always hits the spot.) A customer fav here is the Steakhouse, but reservations are required, so book early.

Luigi
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 4pm-6pm and 11pm-7am
Description: Enjoy scrumptious Italian food. Reservations are required.

Seagull
Type: Poolside grill & Steakhouse
Hours: Lunch - daily, noon-4pm; Dinner - daily, seatings at 7pm and 9pm
Description:During the day, you can dine at the poolside grill and for dinner, enjoy a steak dinner with buffet starters and dessert. Reservations are required for dinner.

Kulinarium
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Daily, seatings at 6:30pm and 9:15pm
Description: Enjoy an a la carte, gourmet restaurant. Reservations are required.

Green Island
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Enjoy a variety of dishes from the buffet, plus cooking stations.

Mandalay
Type: Asian
Hours: Open for dinner.
Description: Choose from a variety of Asian cuisines. Reservations are required.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

The bartenders are ready to serve you any crafty concoction you want, and if it's a local beer you're after - Red Stripe flows freely. Find the singing bartender (he's real) for a little entertainment with your order.

Welcome Bar
Located in the lobby. Daily, 10am-11pm.

Rastaman Bar
Lounge bar with terrace. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

Plaza Bar
Poolside bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Swim-up Bar
Daily, 10am-6pm.

Beach Bar
Daily, 10am-6pm.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Settle in at the beach for some of the softest sands you'll see in Jamaica, plus ocean waves gentle enough to make swimming around in a beachy breeze. Hit the pool for steely tunes, cocktails and lots of sunny lounging. Dip in.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamaran
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Scuba lesson in the pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Land

  • Gym
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Sports pitch

Golf
Negril Hills Golf Club is nearby. 18-hole, par 72 course.



INTERNET

Guests can use WiFi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.



SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa is a full-service spa.

  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Beauty salon


WEDDING

Riu Negril will help make your day unforgettable. Several wedding packages are available.



CHILD CARE

RiuLand kid's club, ages 4-7 and 8-12, features a children's playground, children's pool and entertainment programs, daily noon-4pm.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located 48 mi from Montego Bay Airport and 5.5 mi from Negril's West End.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your resort reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Smoking Advisory
Jamaica's Health Minister banned smoking in all covered public places on the island.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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