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1 room, 2 adults

The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay

2.5-star2.5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
8 Riketts Ave., Runaway Bay, Saint Ann, Jamaica

Beach resort in Runaway Bay with free beach shuttle and outdoor pool
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay

  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Garden View
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Ocean View

What’s around The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay


  • Flavours Beach - 12 min walk
  • Runaway Bay Beach - 12 min walk
  • Cardiff Hall Beach - 21 min walk
  • Salem Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Green Grotto Caves - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Puerto Seco Beach Park - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • Puerto Seco Beach - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Priory Beach - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km

Getting around

  • Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.) - 72 min drive
  • Ocho Rios (OCJ-Ian Fleming Intl.) - 49 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 56 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking


  • Free beach shuttle

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Isabella's - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Onsite venue #2 - bar. Open daily.

The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay’s small print

Also known as

  • Cardiff Hotel Runaway Bay
  • Cardiff Runaway Bay
  • Cardiff Hotel
  • The Cardiff Hotel Spa
  • The Cardiff Hotel & Spa Resort
  • The Cardiff Hotel & Spa Runaway Bay
  • The Cardiff Hotel & Spa Resort Runaway Bay


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay

  • Is there a pool at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves local and international cuisine.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 46 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Room was nice and clean, breakfast was good. Overall the hotel is nice for a non all inclusive.
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Would stay again
The rooms were very nice. I stayed at 3 different hotels over the past 8 days and this hotel had the best room. The check in was awful! The front desk lady who seemed to be in charge was not friendly at all. I checked in early and my room wasnt ready which was very understandable. But then took almost 2 hours after my check in time to get a room. It was very frustrating. Then on second day we wanted our room cleaned went to tell front desk and they told us to find a cleaning person which I thought was very rude. There's not anything to do at hotel and pool was kinda dirty. So not very kid friendly. But good to just have a quiet relaxing couple vaca. Food was good. Loved the room and my view. This is like a school a training hotel so could explain horrible check in process
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
A restful haven in Runaway Bay
Friendly professional staff who deliver excellent with a smile. Rooms are clean, updated and well maintained. Complementary minibar and welcome drink included. Great value for money.
Andre, us1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
A little noisy. No covered area when it rains so it was challenging walking from the room to the lobby. Overall the staff was receptive and addressed concerns as best as possible.
us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Time well spent
I booked this hotel for my brother in law and he enjoyed the stay he also said the food was good thanks again
Stephanie, us2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Room was comfortable, refreshments provided in fridge. Shower pressure was not great but room clean. It is a training hotel so staff learning.
Katrina, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Paradise within Paradise!
This was my husband and my second time staying at the Cardiff. The rooms are always clean and comfortable, the staff is always pleasant and helpful, and the onsite, as well as, local amenities are excellent.
Janice, us4 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Cardiff hotel stay
My trip was enjoyable the staff was courteous very helpful.
Fabian, ca4 night romance trip

The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay

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