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Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 October 2012

We went here for my cousin's 40th wedding anniversary. The rooms were nice and we only had one meal we were not crazy about. The service was good and the beach is absolutely beautiful. Make sure to participant in the water aerobics at the beach

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6Thank Cratsley
Reviewed 11 October 2012

I Went here for my cousins wedding. I read alot of reviews and was a little bit nervous. Our ride to the resort was great. The guy told us all about where we were traveling through and pointed out landmarks. Once we checked in we had a welcome drink and the staff was informative. THE BUFFETS had plenty of food...

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7Thank bostongirl69
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 11 October 2012

My boyfriend and I just returned from a 4 night, 5 day stay at the Riu Palace Tropical Bay. Let me first give you an idea of our demographic so you can better understand where we are coming from. We are American and both in our mid twenties, just wanted to take a nice relaxing vacation. We do drink, but...

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22Thank TXLOVE2012
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Returned from another great visit to the RPTB, what this property lacks in décor is more compensated for in the quality of service provided by the greatest staff you will ever meet. Havening visited the hotel on many occasions I consider myself a bit of an expert and have noticed that in line with the recent changes to the management...

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7Thank smitchyb0y
South Yorkshire
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Good hotel with good service. Spacious rooms with large comfy beds.Minibar best I've come across so far. The buffet was good with plenty of choice. Didn't always get a clean tablecloth.The specialty restaurants good but booking procedure awkward, the staff a bit unhelpful. The beach and sea a delight for swimmers. Swimming confined to a fairly generous buoyed area. Entertainment...

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4Thank oldiwan
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Just got back on the 02/10/12. After changing the room 4 times the musky damp smell is everywhere, in all rooms, problems with AC in all the room when we got there. Check for mold on and around the furniture, curtains etc... Food is average, evening entertainment is poor, the staff are great as they will try to accommodate. Not...

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1Thank s l
Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 October 2012

I booked my trip 2 1/2 weeks before as a last minute solo getaway for my birthday. And I am so glad I did! The resort is quite nice and I found the staff to be friendly without being overbearing. The beach is gorgeous! I was upgraded to an ocean front room - that was very nice. I enjoyed sitting...

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11Thank JR3072
masonville, ny
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We just returned this morning fom the Riu Tropical Palace and I could not wait to write a review. I read though so many on here before we left, and I was a bit nervous, so I'm going to make my review simple and easy.You will not hear a negative word about the Riu from me. What I will tell...

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9Thank kmlmgm
southampton
Reviewed 4 October 2012

just returned after two weeks, sadly i have to agree with the other people that have complained about this hotel, check in was ok, we had a clold beer at the bar chilled glasses was a great idea, we were in block 2 and was greeted by the musty smell that other people had said about, dinner in the buffet...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 October 2012

I just came back from my trip to negril on Monday Oct 1 me and my significant other decided on staying at this hotel in negril because we heard negril had awesome beaches. I loved this resort so much the staff was super friendly and helpful the beach was great and food was delicious. When we checked in on Friday...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Renovated in summer 2008 * Located in Negril, on Jamaica's west coast * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 1-storey main building and 2-storey buildings * Victorian-style architecture * Surrounded by 47,000 m2 / 56,500 sq. yards of lush gardens * 7.5 km / 4.7 miles from Negril West End * 6 km / 3.8 miles from various shops * 80 km / 48 miles from Montego Bay airport ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Address: Norman Manley Blvd | Bloody Bay Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range: $328 - $653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 416
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Also Known As:
Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel Negril
Riu Tropical Bay Jamaica
Riu Palace Tropical Bay Negril
Riu Tropical Bay Negril Jamaica
Negril Riu Tropical Bay Hotel
Riu Jamaica
Riu Tropical Jamaica
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Negril
#12 Spa Hotel in Negril
#13 Luxury Hotel in Negril
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#14 Family Hotel in Negril
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#21 Romantic Hotel in Negril
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“oceanview, close to beach”
  • we got to our room and found this for our 30th anniversary.NICE
LiseP330, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for oceanview”
356sheilab, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I would not go back to this particular Riu (Tropical Palace). I would choose the brand new Royalton or the other Riu.”
cagney4, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Closer to pool areas”
720lori, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front”
BocaRae, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
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