Jamaica

Riu Montego Bay


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2018 Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts)

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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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
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
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
DINING
Riu Montego Bay features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Montego Bay:
Kalu - Asian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner.
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.
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
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Cleanliness
Service
2480 Recommend
2480 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Montego Bay to their friends and family



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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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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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DOUGLAS S.
Jun 03 2018
We stayed in an oceanfront room at Riu Montego Bay. We have visited 15 other resort properties in Jamaica and here is a list of problems at this resort. The room balcony door would not lock. The lock mechanism was completely destroyed and maintenance could not fix, so we had to move out of our room. In the new room, the toilet was broken. It took 6 hours for someone to come and fix it. The rooms are bare bones with no coffee makers or alarm clocks. The bed are rough to sleep in and the pillows are not good. We had a rough time getting wash cloths. The pool is excellent, and the activities staff are super. The food was excellent. The staff, for the most part were not friendly, especially the maids. The Apple Vacation staff were only interested in selling excursions and not concerned with any problems you may have. The beach was a bay, and the water is not crystal clear like other areas in Jamaica we have visited.
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LAURA B.
May 11 2018
The hotel was fine....no complaints at all, just seemed to be missing the "wow factor" of resorts I have stayed at in the past. I'd probably try someplace new if ever staying in Montego Bay again, just to try another out.
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LATENDE H.
Apr 18 2018
I would definitely recommend this hotel. I would even stay there again when I go back to Jamaica. This staff is wonderful, caring and honest good people. I felt entertained with the night shows, and really enjoyed endulging with the food choices. I made a mistake and left some money in the safe. It took me the whole weekend before I got in touch with the hotel, because I just knew that money was gone. After a week of correspondence with the hotel rep, my money was sent Western Union, and I now have my cash back and faith with their hotel staff.
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MELISSA C.
Feb 16 2018
The rooms could have some updating as they are very old. Also, getting in and out of the showers was very hard as that's a big step. The beach was ok, but you have no view as Sandles took that over. There was very little shade which would be nice to have on hot sunny days. The entertainers were great. I liked that you could usually hear the music from the beach. I didn't like that there were only two bathroom options once out of your room. Also, the towels where in a weird place. Maybe there should have been one by the beach and the pool. We did have a good time but there were things that could have been done better. The Jerked chicken shack was amazing. The bar tenders were great as well.
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MICHELE C.
Jan 28 2018
Not 5 apples! The beds were moldy and the sheets were never changed over the entire week. The towels in the room were never changed just hung up. The beach had no sand, it was dirt. The 'entertainment' staff were unfriendly and never did anything.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Chilling out in the glorious sunshine.
Margaret S,
Thu Nov 08 12:31:58 EST 2018
A fabulous hotel very clean and tidy fantastic staff, food is a little spicy but there's 3 fab restaurants you don't book first come first served.Good entertainment day and night. The rooms could do with upgrading but kept clean ,Nice beach with plenty of water sports.

Excellent
Howard T,
Thu Nov 08 05:31:55 EST 2018
My wife and I have stayed in various Riu hotels this doesn’t disappoint, everyone is very polite, helpful and takes pride in the hotel, dress code of trousers applies to three restaurants, but not the steak or main Restaurant, rooms are very clean, hotel is clean and smart, the pools are very well maintained, service around the pools is good, Aqua bar food is basic but when you can eat most of the day, not an issue, tv picture quality wasn’t that great for champions league football, but not many watching anyway, would recommend without any reservations

Most unbelievable experince
157miham, Turnisce, Slovenia
Wed Nov 07 07:22:55 EST 2018
So, me, my girl and two friends were in Jamaica on 2 weeks vacations. We came in hotel at around 7 pm. We check in and go into restaurant. We were amazed when we step in. So many food that is crazy. You can't see everything, you have to walk around. Food is very good and the stuff is great - ya man! Me and my friends recommend this hotel. They are the best... And, you have minibars for free... :p

Fantastic holiday
MaxChillies, Taunton, United Kingdom
Tue Nov 06 23:30:23 EST 2018
We seven adults, a child and a toddler had a fantastic two week holiday at this hotel. The food was great, the staff are fantastic and the rooms are very nice. The beach is lovely but after about 10m into the sea there is a lot of seaweed under foot but still lovely and warm to swim in. The pool is set in two halves with The most popular side being the one with the swim up to bar. This meant it became a bit crowded at times so no problem to slip in the other side if you so desired. The entertainment staff were so engaging during the day around the pool and very professional in the evening when dancing and beach partying to live reggae music. It might not be your thing but it certainly was ours and we would return in an instant. One of the Tui trips we went on was the Town & Country trip. A long day but very much worth it and the star of the show was Jerome the Rasta priest who was our guide. A top man and very knowledgeable too. Kingston was an eye opener, as was Bob Marley's house and the Blue Mountains with a coffee plantation tour included.

Amazing, High Energy Resort!
1DruC, Brooklyn, New York
Tue Nov 06 11:33:42 EST 2018
The Riu Montego Bay Let me just say, this is one of the biggest and most amazing resorts in which I have EVER stayed. From the time we stepped on the property the energy and the vibe was EVERYTHING! The staff was was friendly, relaxed and very accommodating! Our front desk agent, Ashley, was awesome! She took good care of us from beginning to end. We even had an issue with our first room and she immediately moved us to another oceanfront property with 3 beds! The property is huge! The pool is like nothing I’ve ever seen! There’s entertainment throughout the whole property from morning til night. The ocean view is superb! Throughout the time I was there, I felt completely safe because they had security walking the grounds 24 hours. I loved that they have several restaurants on property to choose from. You could go to Italian, Steakhouse or the Asian Style Restaurants. All of those required a reservation. You could also go and eat at the huge buffet restaurant where breakfast and dinner were served. For Lunch you can go to the steakhouse where a buffet style lunch is served. In addition to that, they have the jerk chicken hut available from 12P to 3P. The jerk chicken is the best food on the property and I ate it everyday I was there. There was never a time when food wasn’t available. Never! The tour guide who set up our tours, Evelyn, I believe was so pleasant and knowledgeable. She made sure we got the best tours for our money. We went on the Bob Marley Tour and we went to the Martha Brae River rafting. Both tours were so much fun! There was entertainment at the property every single day and there was a nightclub on the resort for those who wanted to keep the party going long after the show. There was never dull moment at The Riu! My only complaint about the Riu is that the rooms are VERY dated. While the property is not, the ocean front rooms are and the beds were hard. Once we let our girl, Ashley at the front desk know, she switched us to a better room. Even though it was still dated and the beds were still hard, we appreciated the gesture and the accommodations were slightly better. I plan to stay at The Riu many times over! Next up...The Riu in Negril!



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