Jamaica

Riu Montego Bay


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Just a few minutes from the airport, Riu Montego Bay is perfect for short stays! Located on a tranquil beach in charming Montego Bay, this resort offers a wide range of amenities to its guests. Comfort and enjoyment are top priority, and guests feel it as soon as they arrive to this all-inclusive paradise.

The many activities are perfect for families, couples, and friends. Enjoy a game of tennis and volleyball or indulge in the brilliant turquoise sea. Go kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing. Children have their own swimming pool and can partake in activities at RiuLand Mini-Club.

All guests receive a complimentary entrance to Pacha nightclub, which is open six times per week. The four bars offer unlimited domestic drinks and each room is equipped with a stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser.

Meal options range from buffet to la carte Italian to la carte Asian. A delicious Jerk chicken station is set up six times per week serving authentic Jamaican barbecue. Snacks are available 24-hours a day. Even picky eaters will be satisfied; pizzas, pastas, and salads are served for lunch!

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Learn more about Montego Bay.
HOTEL LOCATION
Address:
MAHOE BAY, IRONSHORE


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Local Phone: 876-940-8010
Fax: 610-359-6625
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swimming pool with adjoining jacuzzi. Children's swimming pool
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 0
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Riu Montego Bay features four restaurants, five bars including swim-up bar, swimming pool, spa and mini-club.
Total Rooms: 701
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at hotel. Hotel reserves right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. Disruptive guests may be removed from the property at their own expense
ROOM TYPES
OCEAN VIEW
Balcony with ocean view. Liquor dispenser included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD RUN OF HOUSE
Standard room with garden view from balcony. Liquor dispenser included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN FRONT CONNECTING
These connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room description, please review the Oceanfront room description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Suite with ocean view from balcony. Includes a hydromassage tub in the bathroom. Integrated lounge area with a sofa.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROH CONNECTING
These connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room description, please review the Standard/Run of House room description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
GARDENVIEW
Private balcony with garden view. Liquor dispenser included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
GARDENVIEW CONNECTING
These connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room description, please review the Garden View room description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW CONNECTING
These connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room description, please review the Ocean View room description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
FAMILY ROOM
Triple room with garden view from balcony. Includes liquor dispenser.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN FRONT
Oceanfront view. Liquor dispenser included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Montego Bay features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Montego Bay:
Mahoe Bay - Poolside restaurant serving buffet lunch and a la carte Steakhouse for dinner.
Little Italy - Italian restaurant serving buffet for lunch and a la carte for dinner.
Rose Hall - Buffet style restaurant with show cooking, serving international and local specialties.
Kalu - Asian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Table Tennis. Beach Volleyball, Scuba Diving Lesson (in pool), Blliards ($), Sailing
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Shows, Live Music, Game Room (with slot machines), Night Club
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Mini-club
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
2480 Recommend
2480 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Montego Bay to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Great Hotel, very pleasant staff. Recommended
WILLIAM Y.
Feb 21 2019
Nice. Clean. Family oriented resort. Staff extremely friendly. Entertainment was awesome. Pool was great. Great food. Very clean facility. Dining staff great too. Desserts werent that great, but decent. Great variety of dinners. Very pleased with everything. Would highly recommend resort. Pricing was great too! For context, my wife an I are early forties, two children 17, and 10. Girl, boy. Middle income, college educated.
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CHARLES B.
Jan 24 2019
Hotel, bar, restaurant, beach were excellent. Vacation package was great!
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riu montego bay
everett l.
Jan 22 2019
old,no coffee in rooms,mold on swimming pool walls,had to walk to bar to get your drinks.restaurants did not follow dress code
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Food can be better
YI L.
Nov 25 2018
Overall food is ok. Not great. Specialty restaurants were below average. Some did not even open during our stay.
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restrooms
DENISE G.
Nov 21 2018
only issue is there is not enough public restrooms located throughout the resort
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SHIRRAINE J.
Aug 31 2018
The only disappointments we had were with the excursions and the food. We felt the excursions were way over-priced and there should have been more jamaican cuisine. I get enough pizza, fries, burgers, asian food, and pasta here in the states.
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Injury on their private beach
JEREMIAH C.
Aug 10 2018
My husband and I stayed at Riu Montego Bay for 7 nights. Unfortunately, on our 2nd day, as I was walking on the beach after coming out of the water, I stepped on an old iron nail with a hook on the end of it (was about 4 inches in length). I didn't even see the nail and initially thought I had stepped on a shell. I was taken to the nurse's station and as soon as she saw it, she immediately called the Medical Transport Van to take me to the Hospiten. My husband and I spent our entire 2nd day in the ER. Thankfully the hook didn't penetrate my bone, but all the shots and the procedure to remove the nail was very painful. This pretty much set the tone for the rest of our trip. Needless to say, I don't think we will ever stay at a Riu again.
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Hotel needs some work
MICHAEL M.
Jul 23 2018
The hotel staff was amazing. The room had cracks in the ceiling and needed painting. The a/c was ice cold. There is little to no shade at the beach. The food was adequate, not great for a RIU. Ive stayed at other RIUs where the food was amazing.
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Riu Montego Bay
RANDY E.
Jun 19 2018
The negatives about my hotel stay were that they made me wait an extra hour before I could check in because they said the bed comforter was missing. I practically begged them to just let me have the key so I could change and enjoy the hotel and that they could drop the comforter off whenever. The front desk manager refused to allow that so I finally was able to get to my room around 4pm instead of the posted 3pm check in time. The only other complaint is that the mattress in my was extremely hard and uncomfortable. Other than that the hotel staff was very friendly and the hotel amenities were great.
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Excellent bang for your buck! Yeah Mon!!!!!
AUGUSTINE V.
Jun 06 2018
For the price we loved the hotel. Staff were friendly and the food was great. Going back to Jamaica every year! Food, entertainment and activities were the bomb. I loved all aspects of the trip and will be returning every year. Dont waste your money on Scandals across the bay which is right next door. This place will blow you away. Loved every minute there.
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Inconsistent Policy Enforcement
DIANE M.
Jun 05 2018
I am Kevin, Diane's Husband. We had a terrible experience on our last nights dinner. While waiting on a table in the Italian restaurant, an issue arose with the acceptable dress code policy with one young woman in a group of 4. When told she had to change her outfit, she and her group of other women proceeded to get loud , abusive and profane. It was an embarrassment to the United States to be represented by these foul mouthed, arrogant women. The hostess turned it over to the supervisor, the supervisor turned it over to the manager of all the restaurants,who RELENTED and walked back the policy allowing them to be seated(next to us, I might add, after we told the hostess not to seat them next to us) as it they we going "clubbing' and didn't have time. Her outfit was offensive and we left without eating, (after waiting all week to eat there). Earlier in the week I wore a sleeveless tank shirt to the buffet hall for dinner and was escorted out until i put on a shirt with sleeves. That is the inconsistency I am upset with. I WILL NOT RETURN to that RIU ever and will not recommend it to anyone. Regards, Kevin A Moore
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Nice Resort/Terrible Bed
KevinWhitt17,
Thu Feb 21 07:38:42 EST 2019
My wife, I and another couple stayed at the RIU Montego Bay resort 6-11 Feb. We are not real picky tourists, but we do look for a nice resort when traveling. We all enjoyed the RIU Montego Bay very much. The trip from the airport to the resort was short, which allowed us to check in and hit the beach in timely fashion. This resort sits on a bay and the waves break out on a reef, which help keep waves small on the beach. This was nice! There are lots of positives to say...RIU employees were nice & friendly, restaurants were very tasty with lots of choices, pools were awesome, the resort was clean and well kept. The beach area was cleaned & picked up every morning. The swim area was great on the beach, with the ocean very still, like glass, every morning!! This made swimming in the ocean very nice. The paddle boards, paddle boats, kayaks and sail boats were in good shape and fun to use. The jerk chicken hut on the beach was absolutely delicious...it's a must have!! There are a couple negatives I would like to point out. Our mattress on our bed was very firm (hard, which sucked honestly), which my wife and I didn't like. I would like to see RIU buy some pillow top mattresses for visitors who like a softer bed. Of course if you like a hard mattress, then you'll enjoy the beds. Another negative I noticed is while I dined in the Asian Restaurant, near the dessert buffet bar, I smelled a rotten smell, almost like sewer smell. I'm not certain why it would smell like that but it did. I did not mention it to any of the restaurant workers at the time, maybe I should have. All in all we enjoyed the RIU Montego Bay. The only issue that would make me hesitate returning is the bed mattress issue. My wife and I don't like hard mattresses. So if RIU would buy some softer beds, I wouldn't hesitate at all returning.

Montego Bay was incredible!
Catherine C, New Jersey
Thu Feb 21 06:05:36 EST 2019
My family and I just returned from Montego Bay for a 4 night stay. We went for my daughter's 16th birthday and what a great choice it was! The Riu is really so beautiful and perfectly situated! It was our first time visiting Jamaica and we had an amazing trip! The weather was a perfect 10, the beach was crystal clear, impeccable and looked like a dream. Pool was awesome, it has tons of seats and tables inside the water where you can sit and drink and hang out! Never had seen that at another resort so it was pretty cool....The Riu was awesome, rooms 5003 and 5004 are great rooms located in building 5. We were just 20 feet from the breathtaking beach! The resort is on the smaller scale so it's easy to get around quickly. Huge shout out to Houghton at the pool bar who always had our drinks ready as soon as he saw us approaching the bar. Much thanks to Kendrik who works for Scuba Caribe on the resort, and despite selling us a tour package that didn't quite fulfill our expectations, he was a very nice guy who tried his best. Akeem on the Catamaran tour to Margaritaville could probably run the whole show himself, he was incredible. The captain and other crew members were rude and lazy. The hour we spent in Margaritaville was very nice and the snorkeling was fun. Jerk Chicken hut on the beach saves the day and is probably the best chicken we've ever tried! Chop Chop runs the ocean-side grill with his welcoming bright smile and serves up the most amazing food from 12-3 daily. You can sit and eat with your feet in the sand as you stare at that incredible beach! Entertainment isn't their strong point at this resort and the other food is just average. The resort is LITERALLY 5 minutes from the airport and I had read reviews about airplanes flying overhead, don't let that deter you from booking there, it's actually beautiful to watch and it lasts all of 5 seconds when it does....It doesn't bother you in any way shape, way or form. We look forward to going back and will highly recommend this resort to our friends and family. Go to Jamaica, it's all good! Our family had a wonderful trip!! Ya mon!!

Really delightful.
wontonandtso, Hastings on Hudson, New York
Wed Feb 20 07:01:37 EST 2019
Beautiful hotel. Lovely little beach front. But what makes this place special: the outstanding, truly outstanding, customer service. From landscapers to front desk reception, cooks to spa staff, the employees work hard to make guests feel comfortable. Very attentive to detail. A lovely spot.

great holiday
devonbrumie, Torquay, United Kingdom
Wed Feb 20 06:14:13 EST 2019
just returned from holiday, had a fabulous time and would like to say a special thank you to one of the entertainment team (chocolate) who made our holiday superb.the hotel is a bit dated but would recommend it, the food was good and varied and the hut on the beach was fab. the only downside is the entertainment could be a bit better the shows was mainly dance shows and got a bit repetitive .we had a trip to duns river falls which was great ,we booked the trip up via the tui reps and they said it would be ok for disabled passengers as we traveled by coach and then by catermeran but my wife and brother inlaw who both had walking aids found it very difficult,so I would not recommend this for people with walking difficulties but the trip is defiantly worth it on the whole we had a fantastic time in Jamaica and will be retuning.once again a very big thank you to chocolate for your kind support to me and my family.

Not Worth Your Time and Money
inderjan,
Tue Feb 19 17:52:14 EST 2019
To begin, when we arrived in Jamaica, we were immediately offered drugs by the bag handler of our bus which was operated by Sunwing. Completely inappropriate because it was a family trip and my seven year old niece and ten year old nephew were right next to me. We later arrived at the resort which is a mere ten minute drive from the airport, which is convenient but also annoying if you counter in the fact you have airplanes flying closely over the resort every fifteen minutes to half an hour. Anyway, check in went horrible. We were provided a room and once we went inside, we realized the room was not cleaned beforehand. Beer cans, unmade beds, wet towels still resided all around the room. We requested a new room and were given and the room was dirty again. The bottles laid around the room, unmade bed and towels were another issue. The management would not believe us when we told them we required another room, they had us take pictures for evidence before providing another room. This room was in another building, so imagine us, a group of 14 people with children moving up and down the third floor of one building (No Stairs!) trying to relax after a long day of travelling, only to find dirty rooms and dealing with moving to another building after finally getting our rooms after an hour. They said they would send up something complementary due to the issues we faced, however we never received it. Next, for entertainment: - The liquor was quite cheap - Only one kind of beer available - Bartenders seem to care more about tips, they don't care about customers and they don't seem to care unless you tip - Worst of all, there are no washrooms near the pool or beach area, I wonder why the water was cloudy... - Be warned, the drinks such as Piña Coladas, mixed drinks and kids drinks are VERY sugary - Regular shows in the evening, they offer something different everyday of the week - There were sadly no snack bars - Main bar is hidden on the second floor, with 24H snacks (Popcorn and Nachos that are microwaved) - Some events were not suitable for family (kids) such as the Valentine's Day Show or Beach Party As for attractions, such as excursions in the area, they were highly exaggerated: - The first one we took was a boat trip which included snorkelling which was enjoyable and a trip to a "water park" which was more of one long water slide connected to a bar. The other issue we faced was that there was no room service. There was no coffee maker in the room, or tea and no food was allowed in rooms. The food was good but there was a lack of vegetarian food options and often the labels for the food were placed wrongly. Internet service was amazing. There are kayakers that are there from the early morning to the late late night, that offer drugs to the tourists. The security sees this but does nothing. The beach was horrible, tiny, man-made. Also, the beach looks sandy however once you step inside your feet are enveloped by clay. The water itself is not clear like it was pictured. The buffet place was nice, especially the smoothie bar in the mornings, very good stuff. The mattresses sucked, everyone complained about back and neck pain. Overall, Jamaica was a beautiful place and could have easily been more enjoyable if we were at a different resort. Just a reminder not to be fooled by these pictures. Only giving two stars because of good internet.



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