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247 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Decameron Club Caribbean to their friends and family
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cold water shower
It is a 3 star location, that being said, the cottage had a faulty hot water heater that kept tripping the breaker and leaving us with cold water showers. It took the hotel 6 nights before they would move us to another room, seems they thought that we didn't know how to regulate the water temperature. HOWEVER, the rest of the staffing, bar tenders, wait staff, cooks, maintenance guys, were tops, very polite and helpful.
Mediocre Food and Liquor
Food was cool to cold at the buffet. The only hot food you received was when it was served by the chefs at separate carving stations. Liquor at the bar was not any brands I had ever heard of. They used to serve Jack Daniels and Jim Beam but that was nowhere to be found. A lot of construction was going on and I was not told that a snack restaurant had been moved to an upper level location. Another guest told me. The hotel is ok but they need to improve the food and also the liquor selection
this was our second trip to royal decameron, they both were equally excellent, everything was great, the staff,food,drinks, i can,t wait to go back
Did not get room we requested. Had to wait 2 1/2 hours for room. Room was 1960 style no coffee pot no fridge and they only give you one bottle of water which you have to go refill at the bar. Very noisy and smell of sewer. When it rained which was often you had no cover on your patio. No smoking except designated areas.
We loved our ocean view cottage. The food is amazing and the staff are so sweet. This resort is basic but in the right way, it has all of the stuff you need. Great quiet pool and the beach areas were wonderful. We will be returning next year for sure.
3 Star Rating With 5 Star Service
My wife and I loved every aspect of this all inclusive property. The view was 5 star, the service was 5 star and the food and drinks were very good. Maid service was 5 star. This property is beautiful and very well kept. We had a one room suite. It had a separate bedroom which is perfect especially when travelling with kids. This was a very unique experience as 90 percent of the rooms were individual units with air conditioning and many with ocean and garden views. I would highly recommend this property. Again, the rating for this property is 3 star but I would give it 5 star for service.
It was the best experience in my life the staff took great care of me and I was treated as a queen.
The best I recommended to my friends and my co-workers. I would to return again the cottage was so beautiful the whole resort is. No complaint at all, everything was amazing. Jamaican staff was very friendly even the tour guides
The staff is the best!
We have never encountered the high quality of staff anywhere else. You feel more like an extended part of their family and not just another guest. Next trip we become official "Jamericans".
royal decameron club caribben vs royal decameron montego beach
RDCC was a wonderful experience. the room was perfect, the service was exceptional, food & entertainment very, very good. RDMB was a very disorganized mess. the staff at check in was completely overwhelmed due to a Jamaican holiday. there were no managers to be found to help rectify the situation. the food & entertainment staff were definitely subpar also. we stayed at this property last year at this time & it has definitely gone downhill.
The hotel was older but very clean. The staff was exceptional! They were friendly, always ready to assist in anything you needed. The food was wonderful and always something new to try every day. Our cottage wasn't ready when we arrived so they offered us a suite with a free safe and if we liked the suite better we could stay there at no extra cost. We did stay in the suite and did not get any extra charge. The entertainment staff were awesome. They didn't just entertain on the stage, but they came out to the guest numerous times during the day and night to ask if we were having a good time etc. A lot of them made sure they hugged you good bye even, We would really recommend this resort to anyone. But don't expect top notch room like the larger resorts but do expect excellent everything else.
Lovely , quaint older property.
Was at this property over 30 years ago with my Mom. Was quiet and quaint. Many improvements since then but still recognizable. Food is good but very bland to cater to all tastes. Landscape lush and well maintained. Had beach front cottage which didn't require ac which was a good thing because it didn't work. Heavy French guest population and catered entertainment to them. Good vacation for the money. You will be harassed by many staff to buy drugs, fetch them a drink from the bar or for tips or money.
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We have just returned from 3 weeks at the rdc and would recommend it to any one.The staff were very friendly always had a smile on their face no matter what .The entertainment staff were amazing with the children even the handickapped ones the entertainment was great the food was lovely there is nothing I could complain about the hotel.Yes it does need a bit of updating but when we left they where doing some work to the hotel to improve it.
Fab 2 week holiday
We have just arrived home after spending Easter at this brilliant resort, loved the cottage accommodation we were allocated, it was really convenient for the jetty bar and beach although nothing was very far away. Must make a special mention of some of the staff who made our stay extra special, Shamor who kept our beach lovely and clean and was always very pleasant to talk to, Berrington a lifeguard who we saw most days and enjoyed talking to. Judas was probably the oldest but loveliest beach guy you could wish to meet, Devon was another lovely lifeguard. A special thankyou goes to the bar staff that kept us watered throughout our stay so thankyou Damian, Big Mike, Carlotta and all others on the jetty bar. We are already planning our next Easter break and will hopefully involve a return to this lovely resort.
Week stay after cruise
We stayed at this place after a cruise the previous week, we had stayed previously and had a great time so pretty much knew what to expect and it was more or less as we thought, if there was a negative it was that there was not much music played on the jetty bar which is our favourite spot, particularly in the evening time.
Everything else was fantastic and we had a great time, all the staff are great and really friendly and work hard all day to ensure that you enjoy your stay.
The food is buffet style and can be repetitive if you let it be, we always managed to find something different, also the a la carte restaurants are available to book and you can visit unlimited times, we went twice in the week and they were great on each occasion.
The accommodation is perfect for us as they are individual dwellings rather than a large hotel, some people at the resort were complaining about noise from the birds and beetles at night and that the dwellings needed sound proofing, for us it is the natural habit and part of the experience.
There was some renovation work going on around the site creating some noise, some people complained, but this was not excessive enough to cause us any problems, in that respect we are not sure how the resort can win, renovate and make some noise, don't renovate and people will accuse it of being shabby.
All in all a great time.
Wonderful place with wonderful staff
I chose to come here with my husband and 10 year old daughter as a treat for my 50th birthday. It looked lovely in the brochure, but in reality it is far better. Every member of staff were happy, polite and helpful. The food was excellent and there was a huge choice everyday, even for my daughter who is a fussy eater. The evening entertainment was very good. We watched it every night for 2 weeks and saw something different every time. The entertainment team (V.I.P, Pluto, Skittles, Flames, Rebel & Andrew) were excellent and worked hard through the day arranging loads of different activities. Andrew was very good with my daughter. She is shy, but he looked out for her and really made her holiday special. The restaurant staff were great too, especially Tevin who was very attentive. We have only been back home for a day, but we are all missing it so much. We hope to return next year as this was certainly the best holiday we have ever had.
Perfect hotel in a beautiful country!
We returned for our first anniversary after getting married here last year (previous review includes wedding info)... staying for 3 weeks this time!! ðŸ˜†
We had asked full the same cottage we had last year and when we arrived it was taken care of and reserved for us thanks to the lovely Judith.
The cottage style room (21) has an upstairs with 2 beds, a double bedroom downstairs along with with bathroom and living area. The housekeeping staff are brilliant and the room was nice and clean. The beds are so comfortable and big! Enjoying a good night sleep is a given here!
The gardens are constantly being tidied and maintained by the gardeners and are very beautiful. There was some storm damage to part of the beach (the last bay) but they were working on resolving while we were there - this didnâ€™t bother us though as itâ€™s nature so canâ€™t be helped. The beaches are also maintained nicely and tidied throughout the day.
The main restaurant always has a variety of food available which is brilliant as I enjoy trying new foods, my husband is a fussy eater and also vegetarian and our 7 year old whoâ€™s moderately fussy. There was always something for everyone to enjoy.
The grill was also nice, we went here for lunch a few times instead of the main restaurant but itâ€™s also open from 11pm-1am! They serve food to order along with a small buffet of salad, fruit and a few deserts... here you can get pizza, chips, burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings and I highly recommend the Jamaican patties!
The staff at both restaurants were so friendly and tentative. We always felt welcome and well looked after.
The entertainment team are brilliant and my daughter had so much fun with them! They do lots of activities by the pool throughout the day and also at night. There is a different show each night which were very good, and the jetty bar is nice if you want a quieter chilled out evening instead.
The drinks were very nice, we drunk mostly rum cocktails and red stripe in the evenings and mango, strawberry or coconut slushies in the day which are very refreshing! (You can also add rum to these ðŸ˜‹) The bar staff are very friendly and provide a bubbly atmosphere, we never had to wait very long to be served :)
We will definitely be returning a third time. This hotel is truly a gem, with its layout of individual cottages, fantastic staff, amazing food and entertainment.
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