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
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:
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.
Mahoe Bay - Poolside restaurant serving buffet lunch and a la carte Steakhouse 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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2480 Recommend
2480 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Montego Bay to their friends and family



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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.
Customer Rating: 

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
Customer Rating: 

Riu Montego Bay
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.
Customer Rating: 

Hotel Review
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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Riu Montego bay
CLAUDIO R.
Jan 25 2018
The matress and pillows were old and uncomfortable. The food quality was very poor. You had to ask for toiletries (conditioner and body lotion) instead of being provided in the bathroom
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Fantastic
MrsHaich, London, United Kingdom
Tue Aug 14 04:55:26 EDT 2018
Booked for a special family holiday (myself, hubby, son (21) & daughter (16) and I have to say it was an utterly enjoyable stay. The staff were fantastic & very professional (look out for Jamari for breakfast & Superman for dinner - without doubt they were the best). How the Entertainment Crew kept going from morning until night for the 7 days we were there, was unbelievable, (have to say that the "Michael Jackson" and "Jamaican Independence" nights were brilliant - (not forgetting the Pool & Beach Parties - Yeah Mon). Tips: 3pm is definitely check-in time . We arrived about 2:30pm and only one room was ready but that was ok, as we could enjoy a drink (or two) whilst we waited. There is plenty of loungers by the pool and beach, so no need to rush to reserve one, early morning (well we never had a problem and we went at all times of the day). The TV in our room didn't work but that was not a problem, as we didn't stay in our rooms that long anyone (sleep shower change and out). There are alcohol dispensers in the rooms, so if you have children beware!! (16 year olds are classed as children in the hotel for alcohol purposes). Entertainment is provided during the day, so if you are looking for very laid back/very quiet stay, then either stay away from the Pool or try another hotel.

Yeah Mon What a great holiday!
Laura H H, Kendal, United Kingdom
Sat Aug 11 12:28:09 EDT 2018
Had a fantastic time at the Rui Montego Bay, exceeded our expectations after reading some of the reviews on here! Our room was great not that we spent much time there! Spotlessly clean everyday! Food was amazing, so much to choose from! All the staff were great from the restaurant staff,bar staff,reception and entertainment everyone was super friendly and helpful and just wanted to make sure you had the best holiday and enjoyed Jamaica to the fullest! The evening entertainment was by far the best we have ever seen very professional. Special thanks to Spice, Barbie, T-Pain and Styles who without doubt made our holiday the best! You guys are awesome and a real credit to the Rui Montego Bay! We’ll definitely be back!

So so
Denise G,
Sat Aug 11 02:04:35 EDT 2018
The hotel itself was pretty standard. The the rooms left much to be desired from faulty furniture and fixings to poorly flushing toilets. The restaurants and buffet were quite good for choices. However the timings were quite restrictive and with no room service, it was difficult to get food without going out which defeated the point of the all inclusive. The pool and beach were nice. The bar, restaurant and entertainment staff were brilliant. The cleaning was below standard and on one occasion when I went to the kids club, the play areas and kids pool had not been been cleaned it appeared for at least a couple of days. The kids club also only accepted 4yr old and over without their parent/guardian. On arrival, reception was poorly organised. We didn't receive appropriate rooms and had to be changed the next day. Our luggage also took a very long time to get to our rooms. The reception staff seemed to be overwhelmed and we were in line a long time before we even got the keys to our rooms. Which is not ideal after a long flight. For the price, I have been to better hotels in the area.

Sister's birthday.
janice m,
Thu Aug 09 22:44:36 EDT 2018
25/75. Going to give bad first, cousin got in early, as they say check in 3 p.m. we got in later than my cousin and husband and the front desk had room for our party before them, my sister had to speak sternly for my cousin to get a room then, there were problems in the bathroom which took 2 days to properly fix. The evening/night of the party we were told to pay $90.00 for the guests that weren't staying at the hotel to participate in the dinner celebration we surprised our sister with, of the guests there were 3 adults and 5 children, I think this needs to be looked into and adjust some what, how much can children eat and the money is really if they would have stayed from 6 p.m. to sometime in the morning along with using their amenities, this wasn't the case, it was just for an hour of celebrating then they would have left. Hopefully someone at the top of the hotel business chain reads this and make amendments. The 75 was a knockout of the park, they do wonderful work and I definitely will recommend to anyone reading this review to visit since not what transpired with us will with someone else I hope.

Loved it !!!
angel l,
Thu Aug 09 18:56:32 EDT 2018
Second time loved it more . Do not listen to bas reviews my husband and 3 kids had a blast !!! Spice, T pain, Destiny, cup cake , sunshine , barbie did a wonderful job at entertainment. Food was good something for every taste. Room are outdated but u dont go on vacay to stay in your room. Staff were nice . My only complaint is that the fridge took 5 days to get restock it's hard with small kids but it wasn't the end of world. Already planning to go back next year. Ya Mon



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