"Can't wait to visit again!"
My wife and I along with two other couples (all of us in the late 50's to early 60's in age) visited for nine days. After a visit to their Montego Bay last year (very enjoyable) we were hoping for something just as nice. This resort exceeded our expectations by a lot! The food was good, the rooms were clean (courtyard rooms) and the beaches were good. […] Staff did everything they could to accommodate us and were over the top friendly. We have travelled to Jamaica many times and this was the nicest resort so far. When I read a negative rating I just think some of these folks are just plain over picky. I read the same kind of complaints from the high priced resorts also so enough said there. Thanks to a polite and helpful staff. Kermit, Shane and more for showing us all a wonderful time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"You get what you pay for"
Our original reservation was for Runaway Bay. The beaches were nice, but the water quality was cloudy due to rough water. Snorkeling opportunities were limited near the beach without paying for an excursion. The staff was fun and personable. The food was OK. We decided Jamaicans have different tastes than Americans. Our rooms were pretty basic but very […] clean. After 3 days there, they offered us room upgrades on the first or second floor, free Wi-Fi, better beaches, and a four star resort if we transferred to their Montego Bay resort. We took them up on their offer. The beach was good for snorkeling and the water was clear but not much sand. We didn't get first or second floor rooms, and we had to get Wi-Fi one hour at a time. One couple in our party didn't have AC that worked. Instead of giving them a different room, they had to sit in the room for an hour while maintenance worked on it. It quit working the next day. Water was sketchy, sometimes you had good pressure other times you had none. A shower would have been nice before flying out. The staff at Runaway Bay was more personable also. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel overbooked like many airlines"
I've stayed at this property at least one each year since 2009.....not anymore. Over two months ago my family paid for 3 rooms and were told they overbooked and we had to stay at a hotel 45miles away. My family refuses to stay at a place that treats repeat guests this way.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst service in 5yrs of visiting DeCameron hotels"
In Oct. 2013, my wife and I paid for 3 rooms for a Jan 2014 check-in. The day before we left the USA, I confirmed the reservation and room type we reserved/paid for. When we landed and were on our way to the hotel, the manager said he had no rooms for us. (Another guest that was forced from the hotel said our paid rooms were sold to a tour group before […] we arrived. We were directed to stay in another Decameron hotel 45 miles from Runaway Bay. The day BEFORE check-out, as we were leaving for a paid excursion, one of the front desk managers sent security to our rooms to escort us off the property for non-payment. That was worked out, however, upon our actual day of checkout, the same front desk manager had security follow behind my wife with scissors to remove her wristband as she brought the rental car around for me to load our luggage. We spoke with mgrs. at both Decameron hotels because of this treatment. Unfortunately, neither property manager is empowered with authority to make meaningful independent decisions without corporate office prior-approval, which takes several days up their chain of command. My wife and I have stayed at 3 different Decameron hotels in the past 5yrs, and this is by far the worst visit of them all. BEWARE, if you're considering booking through the Royale Decameron in Runaway Bay, Jamaica – confirmation of your paid room is not a guarantee it will be available upon your visit. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Omg I book two other hotel and decamaron was the greatest of them all the staff was excellent and friendly and my daughter love birdman an giggle my boyfriend he love the hospitality and I panned to go back soon!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"my stay was indeed an awesome one."
well well well what more can I say. My experience at Royal Decameron was great, I enjoyed every second of it. I eat, I sleep, I swim Oh Lord so much activities oh I would come there again Big up to Royal Decameron everytime zeen.Genuine Expedia guest review
I will never stay at this hotel again customer service is poor.Genuine Expedia guest review
I was SO disaapointed upon checking in i was told i wouldnt be getting the type of room i PAID for. I went as far as to call on my way to the hotel to ensure the room type was available and upon reaching i was told otherwise. Checking in was a slow process overall and when i finally got a room it was a good walk from the main hotel facilities. The food […] was terrible and so was the bar service and the staff in the food area needs training. I always looked forward to visiting this hotel for the first time...sad to say it wasnt worth it and i wont be going back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to the beach, good food and entertainment"
comforting. relaxing, pleasant which puts me in a good mood making me forget the work load and little things that seems to be too much. I just soak up all the good times and enjoy the music, the sports, exercise, overall the wonderful hospitality, atmosphere.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I spend 7 nights 6 days @ RDCC"
This is my first visit to Royal Decameron hotel in Runaway Bay. Pros : Hotel clean, most of staffs are friendly, food not bad, it's my opinion that I found it enjoyable on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Cons: there's absolutely nothing to do as far as entertainment. It appears most guests are middle age mature crowd, if you are looking for a low key […] environment then this maybe the place for you considering it's all Inclusive and it's one on the cheapest resorts in Jamaica. I highly recommend Sharkies restaurant few minutes from the resort the food, atmosphere and service is extraordinary. I will return to Jamaica, however I will not stay at RDCC on my next visit because I would like to visit other resorts that are more upscale. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"We keep returning - that must mean something!"
Royal Decameron is the most fun and best overall bang-for-your-buck that you will find in Jamaica.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for the Money"
The hotel staff went out of their way to make us comfortable. We booked in late and had to settle for a lesser than expected room. We are locals so it seemed to have affected the selection of the room by the front desk rep. However, that was not a big issue for me. The food was good, even though the variety could be wider. Had a leaking toilet bowl. […] But I would say for the money the, facilities were OK. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We liked the concept of individual cottages, but one we stayed was very shabby. Needs a lot of updating. I saw new additions and they looked much nicer and cleaner. If we had gotten one of those new ones, our impression would have been different. Our room was all the way in the back by the wall with barbwire on the top. No porch, no bench, no hammock, […] nothing. So loud at night from near by house or bar whatever that I was awake until 2AM one night. Front desk was not too helpful. There is no information about the hotel in the room. There is a map of the property on the door. They charge for internet use and in-room safe but you would not know about it until you go to ask to the front desk. I understand that the place is inexpensive but it seems too cheap about some things. Food was O.K. Pasta was terrible. Hot water was never hot enough for a cup of tea. Coffee was very good, though. Snack bar was not too good. I don't know why inside hot dog was so pink. No treats (i.e. cookies, coffee cake, ice cream, or tea sandwich) between lunch and dinner. When I asked the front desk where I could get some snack one afternoon, she told me to go to the hotel shop. Beach not too good, though there are plenty of chairs. I don't drink so I don't know about booze. Staff was generally nice and friendly. One thing I loved was a live music by a three-men reggae band and one of the waitresses was a great singer. That was a real treat. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Value For Money"
I enjoyed my stay at this Hotel. The property was clean and the staff were very friendly. The food was good but could use a little more seasoning for my taste. All in all i had a good time at this Hotel and I received value for my money. Special Thanks to Natoya at the Front Desk that made our check in and check out a breeze.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The courtyard room left a lot to be desired. For the most part, staff were friendly, and helpful.The food was good, and punctuality (entertainment, dinner, breakfast) was good. There was an incident that I have to mention. About 6:30 in the morning, there was a loud noise, like they were doing some sort of fogging, and the room became very smoky, I […] literally couldn't breathe, and had to make a fast escape. If I had respiratory problems, I would've been in serious trouble, couldn't see my hand in front of my face. The hotel needs to reconsider the timing and this practice on a whole, which I learned later was some kind of bug control. All in all i guess u get what u pay for. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Okay but not spectacular"
This trip was better than my last which was in July and very crowded. Quieter although some of the advertised amenities were unavailable. For instance there was no snack bar. Shows were good, room was also okay. Need for more toiletries and change of towels. Smoking by patrons (I know not the hotel's fault) was the only detractor from an otherwise pleasant […] weekend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My hubby and I enjoyed our stay for our 4 year anniversary and baby-moon celebration at the Decameron! We enjoyed the smaller environment and single hut room for privacy. The beach was just a minute walk form our room, and the food was about 2 minutes. During the day, the entertainment played music, dj'd, had games or water exercises that if you were […] participating they were fun, but not if you were trying to take a afternoon nap due to the loudness. The food catered to all areas of the globe, giving it a more bland or regular taste. The finer dining for reservations were delightful and we especially loved the fresh bread and whipped moose desserts. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love the view, but the rooms are sooo small"
The hotel is beautiful ... The food was excellent .... I just wish the rooms were a little biggerGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice, quiet , beautiful hotel. Good Food. Only complaint is that the staff are not as friendly and welcoming as other all-inclusive hotels in Ocho Rios Also garden villas are different from garden rooms so don't get tricked. We were disappointed in the location of our room. Felt detached from the hotel. It was the courtyard room we got.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great beach area-HORRIBLE FOOD"
The standard rooms are sub par, looks like an old out dated facility, bed hard as a rock, very little closet space, old bathroom. The one great thing about the rooms- the TV, great reception and station options. The water pressure and hot water were very good. The housekeepers were outstanding. The food was the worst I've ever had on any trip. I survived […] on rice. fruit and salad. Breakfast was the best meal, i ate the same thing every day, pancakes, bacon and fruit. The beach attendants were engaging, attentive and humorous. The bar tenders were good, however often the bar closest to hut 93 was seldom stocked with essentials, which apparently was controlled by someone other than the bartenders... RIDICULOUS that a bar wouldn't have bananas. The beach was great!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful....with a few issues"
The hotel room was wonderful (cottage). The food left something to be desired as it was just ok with some of it being pretty bad (Thai night....yuck). The biggest problem I had was the amount of times we were contacted/bothered by staff. I am aware that it is there job to be nice to you and invite you to activities/make sure you are doing alright, but […] we had someone come up to us about every 15-20 min. On top of that, we had more than a couple hotel staff solicit us for money. I know you should expect that outside the resort (I'm not new to travel) but to have staff ask you for bus fare, cigarettes, etc. is just too much. Overall the hotel was nice, but the staff could be improved upon in some areas (some of the staff were very nice, helpful, and respectful)....overall I would recommend this hotel as the trip was still wonderful, but it could have been a bit better had we not been bothered so much and had the food been better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The room was larger than expected the entertainment staff made our stay awesome the daily activities were also very good special thanks to princess empress and birdman there is another one but i forget his name scooby i think. the food was good but that restaurant upstairs needs work awful service. otherwise all was good i would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I am disappointed with the fact that the location did not have many activities geared towards catering solely to the attention and entertainment of the kids. Secondly, the bathrooms in the cottages were not up to par. They were broken tiles and it in general made the ambiance uncomfortable. Also after comparing rates received with others in the vicinity […] it was realized that I could have gotten a more reasonable rate elsewhere with more kids friendly setting. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Place to Stay"
I stayed here for 1 night. It was a good experience. The food was good and the drinks were good also. Check in was a breeze. I enjoyed my stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice comfy hotel by the beach"
I found this hotel to be quite affordable, welcoming with friendly staff. The rooms were comfortable and the food was okay, but there wasn't much fruit variety. All in all i found the hotel to be a very good one for the cost with a very efficient staff, food, liquor and entertainment..Genuine Expedia guest review
I was bored to death. Notthing much to see or do. I have notthing more to add to this review.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent layout of Cottages close to the beach"
My experience a memorable oneGenuine Expedia guest review
"awesome vacation spot"
I had a wonderful time, will go back again hGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decameron Runaway Bay Vs Decameron Montego Bay"
The booking was done for the Runaway Decameron Hotel. Staff was great but the room we were given was not up to standard (R6) it was small and some of the furniture were deplorable. was not royal We had a talk with the hotel manager and were upgraded and transferred to the Montego Bay Decameron Hotel. This was an entirely different experience, great […] from check in to check out. The rooms were much better everything worked. food and staff excellent. WE WILL BE VISITING AGAIN. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Entertainment was good. Very relaxing and private."
I have stayed at least 3 times. The internet was taken over by the young children and there should be more consideration of guests who are adults. This was not good. Also since it was without cast, people came from other resorts and used the internet by their own admission to me. Guests using internet should be screened by their room key. The exercise […] personnel were excellent and cared about what you did and made sure that you knew how to use the machines. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Home Away from Home"
I went to the Royal Decameron to host my wedding. The wedding was awesome, but it does take a lot of hard work and preparing before you come down. The staff is top notch- they treated my family and myself like family and their is nothing better than feeling at home, especially when you are so far away from home. In fact most of the people who vacation […] there stay for at least 2 weeks- some stay for a month. The nightly entertainment was some of the best we've seen at any resort. The food was positively delicious and not lacking. It was so good that family members staying at a neighboring all-inclusive hotel bought day passes at least 3 days in a row Just to dine at this hotel. If you want a place to have fun, to be a big kid, to run around, eat, sleep and play, this is the place for you. This hotel is not overly fancy, the courtyard rooms are a little father away from the action; the cabanas are really nice, close to the action and give you the privacy you may need. The location puts you really close to tourist attractions like Margaritaville and Dunn's River Falls. The only thing I didn't like were the wrist bands- not only were they annoying because you can't take it off but it lets all the locals know you are a tourist too- and the tourist prices for things are way different than the local prices. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Always a great stay!"
We keep coming back - that says everything. You get all the bang for your buck at Royal Decameron. Great fun, great price!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was pleasant. The food was good and couteous"
It was nice. The staff was professional and courteous. The room was a bit disappointing. The safety deposit box did not work. The AC wasn't working on arrival and two of us was in my room. However, there was only one shampoo and shower gel. The map of the grounds was not true. I was looking for the cricket field but there was no longer any. I love the […] surroundings, the club and the water sports. I think you should have more healthy food for health conscious persons like brown rice for example. I dont eat white anything but their was no brown rice or healthy pastries. Just salads. I was also disappointed that their was no wifi available in the rooms. In this day and age, its backwards not to have that. For that reason alone, I wont stay at this hotel for my honey moon though it was nice. My business colleagues said they wont stay their either if their is no wifi in the rooms and on the grounds. My partner could not get any work done because of that lack and that internet cafe was not convenient for him to work. As a Jamaica, I think the club dj could improve somewhat but overall, it was a good experience and I would recommend this hotel to friends who are not obsessed with having internet all the time like I and most of my friends am. The price was reasonable too Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best hotel I stayed at in a long time!!"
Rooms were excellent, cozy and just plain awesome. The staff were very friendly, hospitable and really made the trip extremely enjoyable. The food was off the chain...not to mention the constant flow of adult beverages. My children had non-stop entertainment, fun and games. The beach on the property was serene. I am already planning my next vacation […] there for the Christmas holiday! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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"Best vacation on a budget!"
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this hotel. From check-in to check-out, the entire experience was a pleasant surprise. We would normally be attracted to 5-star hotels, but this year we were working with a strict budget. We went with no expectations and thought we would make the best of it. The hotel staff were so pleasant! They have some very […] interesting characters on the entertainment crew who made our stay loads of fun. The idea of cottages on the beach is brilliant, however, our room needed some improvements. While clean, it was a bit "old" and "dreary" , we didn't spend much time inside. There are also patches in the door and roof. When they sprayed for mosquitoes & bugs, the smell came through and was trapped in our cottage. The food in the buffet hall was delicious! Flavor and variety were all present. The Thai restaurant was very disappointing. We should have stuck with the buffet hall, which never disappointed. The seating is also better in the main area as you can choose seating that overlooks the sea.There is a bar with individual swings and chairs right on the ocean, we drank wine and stayed out there at night. There is also a club but we were the only interested guests. The beaches are small but so beautiful. There are 4 small coves to choose from. We spent all day on the beach and it was so relaxing! The ocean breeze and sound of the waves are all you need to get away from the corporate world. Fun Vibes! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"We love the Decameron"
Another super stay. We live in Jamaica and were going on a long flight, so it was nice to stay there before leaving from Montego Bay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband and I had a wonderful experience at this resort! The staff were all very friendly and courteous from the moment we stepped onto the resort. We stayed in cottage number 35 and it was right by the adult pool which was great! The cottage was lovely and clean. The resort has something for everybody. The only complaint I have is the food at the […] buffet. The breakfast buffet was delicious, especially the made to order omelets! The lunch and dinner buffet was lacking at times. The Jasmine Delta was always our backup plan where you could get burgers, hot dogs, beef patties and pizza. The a la carte seafood restaurant was just ok. The food selections weren't all that great but edible. That is one area the resort really needs to improve in. Overall we had a wonderful experience and would revisit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Food was great!!!!"
While the room was not very modern, the food, entertainment and staff made up for it.......truly an enjoyable experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great from start to end, the staff was lovely and very customer oriented.Genuine Expedia guest review
"for a tree star hotel it was excellent"
it was my first time staying at this hotel and i love every moment of it, i check in late but check in was quick and easy,i was taking to my room by a bellman he had a pleasant face the room was cool clean and nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Power outage outrage"
Electricity was out all day and most of the night. That means no blended drinks, no real entertainment, no a/c, but plenty of mosquitos, since you are forced to keep windows open, which are not screened. Had to ask for candles so that I could find my wat to the room. Staff unsympathetic.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"hotel staff very friendly and accommodating ."
Great little different from the other hotel I visited reception,housekeeping entainment dietary all members of staff made up for the physical buildingGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed in a Garden Cottage which was very comfortable. The resort sits on a gorgeous beach and has 2 nice pools. The food was okay, but the service was excellent! We had a great time sailing and kayaking on location. The staff was very accommodating and a delight to work with Just a short walk away is Sharkies a PADI Dive Center where we snorkeled […] the beautiful reefs. We are returning to Decameron soon! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
the food and entertainment was excellent and staff was prompt and courteous however i kept have a leaking in my room only stayed 2 nights so didn't get to me too much was just annoying to come back to a wet floorGenuine Expedia guest review
"We thoroughly enjoyed my mother's birthday!"
This was my 3rd time at Royal Decameron Club (once in 2012 and twice this year). The first time, it was just my husband & I. The 2nd time, we went with friends, and this time, we went with my mom and sister. We stayed three nights and had a great time. We got involved in water aerobics & beach volleyball, we danced the night away each night, we even […] used the pedalo (something I'd never done before). The staff was just great - very accommodating from the very beginning. I wish I could remember everyone's names: Fitzroy, Jerome, Devon, Dave, Janice, Birdman, Scooby, the front desk staff and everyone else bent over backwards to ensure we had a nice vacation. Of course, we'll be back again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
These hotels are always a great value and a great stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great cottage style"
I had a very warm and inviting time at Royal Decameron Club. They are doing some renovation work on the side I started out on which was a little disturbing the first two days. I went to mgmt to request movement to another space. The hotel mgr was extremely accommodating in finding me another room on the opposite side from where I was initially located. […] The staff was very responsive. The cottages give you a warm, intimate feeling. It's quite different from being in the larger hotels. I would definitely return again and bring my family. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really enjoyed our stay"
Very relaxing & enjoyable stay. Staff was courteous & helpful. Would recommend to others & stay at Royal Decameron again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was friendly. The food selection was excellent. The menu style was buffet which featured Jamaican cuisine as well as American food (deli meats, French toast, omelettes, etc). The ambiance was wonderful. I would definitely recommend to others. Close in proximity to Margaritaville and other local attractions.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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