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The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay

2.5-star2.5 stars
8 Riketts Ave.Runaway BaySaint AnnJamaica

Runaway Bay resort with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Very Good8.0
  • Room was comfortable, refreshments provided in fridge. Shower pressure was not great…Mar 6, 2018
  • This was my husband and my second time staying at the Cardiff. The rooms are always…Nov 26, 2017
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The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay

from $133
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, Garden View
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Full Beds, Ocean View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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



  • Free self parking


  • Free beach shuttle
* 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 3
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • 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. Open daily.

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


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.

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

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


  • Green Grotto Caves - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Dunn's River Falls - 14.1 mi / 22.6 km
  • Dolphin Cove - 14 mi / 22.5 km
  • Dunn's River Craft Park - 14.1 mi / 22.7 km
  • Ocho Rios Fort - 15.2 mi / 24.4 km
  • Turtle Beach - 16.1 mi / 25.9 km
  • Reggae Xplosion Museum - 15.8 mi / 25.4 km
  • Island Village - 15.8 mi / 25.5 km

Getting around

  • Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.) - 67 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free beach shuttle

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 29 reviews

The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay
not worth the price
it was an okay hotel but not worth the price. food service took 1 hour. lucky they had a great bartender that made good zombies that were about $3 each and have 5 oz or rum. nice front apperance but no help offered with bag or finding how to get to room.
Jeff, us1 night trip
The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay
Very Good8.0
Slow check in. Food was outstanding.
Jeffrey, us1 night romance trip
The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay
Very Good8.0
Stay at Cardiff Hall
Staff was quite friendly and cooperative. We enjoyed our stay and may return at another time.
Dr. Joseph, us3 night romance trip
The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay
would recommend.
Very pleasant...would stay longer than the one night. Would suggest that seniors be accommodated closer to allow for the least walking distance possible. Check carefully when preparing rooms. We had coffee but no cups were provided
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay
Everyone was so helpful and kind.
Michael, usBusiness trip

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The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay

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