A beachfront setting, stylish interiors and a great choice of restaurants are the calling cards at this spacious hotel.
The Riu Negril's pulled up against a white-sand beach, so it’s got front-row sea views. An all-night sports bar and mini waterpark are in the mix, too.
It's a bigger-is-better situation here. The trio of pools, high-ceilinged lobby and five restaurants are all at the supersized end of the scale.
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Based On 6484 reviews
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- 5 Buildings
- 3 Floors
- 420 Rooms
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Food & Drink
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24-hour All Inclusive. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with live cooking stations. Themed buffets three times a week. Jamaican jerk barbecue six times a week. Option to have dinner at the Kulinarium gourmet restaurant, steakhouse, Italian, or Asian restaurant. Local and imported alcohol and soft drinks, 24 hours a day. Regularly restocked minibar and an in-room optic with local-brand spirits. 24-hour snacks.
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Start your day with a full American breakfast, or visit the cooking station to watch your meal be prepared fresh in front of your eyes. There's a hot and cold buffet lunch, with cooking stations also available. Come evening, tuck into the delicious buffet spread for dinner, or opt for a dish from the cooking station. There's a themed buffet three times a week.
3 outdoor pools►
Attached to the swim-up bar, and there's plenty of seating in the water. Sunbeds and parasols are also available.
Evening entertainment programme►
There's a wide range of evening entertainment on offer including cabaret, mini-disco and live music.
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Double Room with Balcony or Terrace►
These double rooms have Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a ceiling fan, air-con, an iron and ironing board, a safe, a minibar and a hairdryer. There's also an in-room optic with local-brand spirits.
Double Room with Courtyard View and Balcony or Terrace►
These double rooms have a view of the courtyard and come with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a ceiling fan, air-con, an iron and ironing board, a safe, a minibar and a hairdryer. You'll also have an in-room optic filled with local-brand spirits.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
Outstanding hotel, the staff are very polite and welcoming. My husband is taking full advantage of the jerk hut on the beach, taking advantage of the gym as it's my way of relaxing, to which I must give a shout out to Ricardo for his assistance during my workout and after with helping me realign and stretch out after my cool down.More
Very Enjoyable week at Riu negril
My wife and I have returned from one week at Riu Negril May 12-19. The hotel while older is kept in very good working condition and always very clean. The Hotel Riu staff from check in to check out were very pleasant and friendly. The service was excellent. The dining was better than excellent with a wide variety and always something for everyone. The Chefs and team are the stars of the show. They consistently delivered a very high quality in a buffet environment, quite remarkable. There are only two minor negatives; the evening reggae band which while very skilled, played music that caters to an older demographic. The second which is out of the control of the hotel is the relentless locals hustling on the beach day in day out. I am not certain if this is a result of the local economy in decline but the experience was more difficult that any we have previously experienced in Jamaica. If enjoying great food, the pools, quiet and peaceful environment with a fun and engaging entertainment staff this place is for you.More
Amazing week in Jamaica
Traveled from the 11th-18th, and this resort was everything I was looking for. Amazing hospitality, amazing food. amazing JERK CHICKEN, and great entertainment. Beach vendors are a little annoying but a simple No thank you, and they won't bother you. The grounds of the Resort could be a little cleaner, a lot of cigarette buds. Very strong order of weed coming from the room beside me. It got to a point it was a little annoying because the smell was coming through the vents. Not even sure how they were able to smoke inside the rooms. Out of all resorts I've been to, I've found this resort to be, the resort was more parties occur at. (More noise & more people) The beach was beautiful, although midday the sun disappeared, that's not anyone fault, only strange how this Riu resort had no sun by 1 pm and the other Riu Palace had sun the whole day... Overall this is not a 5* in my opinion, compared to many resorts I've been to, but a 4* is more reasonable.More
Second time I’ve stayed but will be the last
There’s just a few things I will point out to anyone thinking of staying here 1) I found the hygiene of the bars not the best. Obviously Jamaica is a very hot country and the bar attracts flies. I often found dead flies in my drinks and felt like the cups were not being washed out properly. I wish I had brought my cup which people had and I would of been able to wash this myself. 2) the drinks are watered down and pina colda and strawberry dicari come in a machine and are not every nice 3) found a cockroach in my bed and had to leave in the middle of the night to change rooms 4) men on the beach asking for boats rides can get very annoying 5) entertainment isn’t the best (this is no fault of the entertainment guys they are brilliant at their job and do the best they can) I just think it needs to be modernised 6) food is nice but if your their two weeks can get a bit boring definitely try the specialty restaurants for something different 7) if you’re a young girl or going with young daughters be careful of some of the workers as you’re good looking they can get very annoying. At one point I was physically hiding from some of the workers as they wouldn’t leave me alone and I was being asked to show them my room and we all know what they really mean so be careful. Other than that I enjoyed my stay lol but would try another hotel to see what they have to offer More
Riu Negril May/19 Yeah Mon!!!
Just returned from Riu Negril after spending 1 week there. Very good resort. Excellent customer service, everyone very friendly and kind. Excellent food (buffet) unfortunately and because lack of info I was not able to go to the a La Carte (steakhouse). At the buffet lots to choose from and all we have tried was very tasty. Room was clean and spacious (we requested a King bed and it was provided) we also initially booked a garden view and when we got there we asked to be upgraded to ocean view and we were upgraded. Entertainment was OK, have seen better and worst so I can say it was decent however in my opinion they should not only play Jamaican music, should be more diversified. Beach is spacious, water is clear however the beach needs a bit more maintenance due to the fact only a FEW garbage cans available and NO ashtrays so smokers throw their cigarette butts along the beach. There are no ashtrays on this resort so cigarette butts you’ll se almost in each corner. Vendors you’ll see many but just say “NO Thanks” and they leave you alone! Weed vendors you’ll see also a lot passing by every minute but again a “No thanks” its enough. You’ll smell weed all over the resort (Its Jamaica) so be prepared because ppl smoke weed where smoking is authorized. Conclusion, we liked every day we spent there, every food we tried, every worker we meet, WE definitely recomend this hotel.More
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