Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

3 stars
View map of PO Box 20 Main Road St. Ann, Runaway Bay,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
141 reviews
awesome vacation

The hotel was lovely and the staff was friendly. Room was very clean and they offered a wide... See full review

  • melissa w.
  • Jul 12, 2015
very good

My stay at club ambiance was great .its a very nice hotel.I would go back☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ See full review

  • Yannick S.
  • Jan 9, 2015

This festive Runaway Bay all inclusive sits amid lush gardens and the azure Caribbean Sea on Jamaica's north coast. The Club Ambiance all-inclusive resort caters to adults seeking restful days and lively nights. Spend days snorkeling, playing volleyball or lounging on one of the resort's three beaches (one clothing optional). Buffet and a la carte restaurants provide ever-changing menus and themed meals. Night owls gravitate to the vibrant Fantasia Club for dancing and themed parties that run deep into the night.

Rooms

The 90 rooms and suites at the Club Ambiance are located in five two-story room blocks, all facing the Caribbean Sea. All have patios or balconies and are decorated in vibrant Caribbean colors. They include a king or two double beds, air conditioning, satellite TV and wireless Internet. Additional amenities for deluxe honeymoon rooms include four poster king beds and bathrobes.

Property features

Menus at the Club Ambiance resort's two dining establishments change regularly to ensure a variety of choices. Dinner is a festive affair -- accompanied by live music and shows. The Calypso Café serves breakfast, buffet lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. For a more intimate dining experience, enjoy a steak or lobster at the reservations-only Terrace Grill. On Wednesdays, Jamaican cuisine is served under the stars on the terrace, followed by a colorful floor show.

 

The three private beaches at Club Ambiance, along with the pool and Jacuzzi, create the prototypical Jamaican fun in the sun. Snorkeling equipment is available to explore the colorful marine life. For more relaxing endeavors, visit the pool bar for a Red Stripe, nap under a beach palapa or indulge at the massage beach hut (fees apply).

 

Breathtaking sunsets usher in lively evenings enhanced by shows, live music and tropical libations. The Fantasia Club hosts nightly themed events, including Battle of the Sexes, Reggae Dance Contest and a Toga Party.

Highlights
  • Three private beaches (one clothing optional)
  • Land, water sports including snorkeling
  • Pool with pool bar
  • Disco open late
  • Buffet and a la carte restaurants
Nearby attractions
  • Green Grotto Caves (6.5 mi/10.5 km)
  • Dunn's River Falls (13.5 mi/21.5 km)
  • Dolphin Cove  (20.5 mi/32.5 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • High-speed Internet (fees apply)
Transportation
  • Montego Bay Airport (48 mi/76.5 km)
Policies
  • All-inclusive program includes all meals, beverages, non-motorized water sports, daytime activities, nightly entertainment, tax and gratuities.
  •  A clothing-optional beach section is available.
  •  No children under 18 permitted at this property.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Club Ambiance - All Inclusive Rooms

Deluxe Honeymoon Room
Deluxe Honeymoon rooms accommodate 2 persons. Located on the first floor, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and feature the following: Balcony, Air-conditioning, Four poster King bed, Bathroom with hairdryer, Satellite TV, safe,mini fridge Telephone,Iron + Ironing board, Coffeemaker, fridge and Bath-robes.
Standard Room
Standard rooms accommodate a maximum of 3 persons. Located on ground or 1st floor, these rooms enjoy a patio or balcony. King or 2 Double bedding, Air-conditioned, Bathroom with hairdryer,Satellite TV,safe,Telephone,Iron + Ironing board, Coffeemaker.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Night club
Game room
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Map

18.4625 -77.3427
Area served
P.O. Box 20, Runaway Bay, St. Ann Jamaica,
Nearby airports
Sangster/Montego Bay International Airport (MBJ). 39 miles east - approximate driving time is 1 hour, 10 minutes.
Area description
Club Ambiance is located in Runaway Bay, close to where the beauty of Jamaica was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. A 20 minute drive to Famous Dunns' River Falls and Ocho Rios. 3 Minutes drive to the Runaway Bay 18 hole Golf Course and 5 minutes from Horseback riding.

Dining

Coconut Bar
Large open air bar, open 10:00am - 11:00pm
Pool Bar
Located at swimming pool. Open 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ocen Club
Featuring Large TV Screen, Pool Table, Darts, Ping Pong, Soccer game & indoor games.
Cafe Calypso Restaurant
Ocean-view open-air restaurant serving full buffet breakfast, dinner and snacks.
Pier Bar
Located at the end of the Pier and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. A fun place playing Reggae music. Opening during evenings only.
Terrace Grill Restaurant
Intimate Open-air a la carte restaurant, serving lunch and a la carte dinner.
Seaside Terrace
Open air Terrace with bar and buffet, featuring them nights, barbeques along with live music and shows.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (141)

Ratings and reviews for Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
141 out of 141
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.6
Value:
4

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Jimmy The Mets Fan
Family
Hamburg
Aug 18, 2015

Horriable, stay away!

We stayed there on 2 previous occasions a few years ago and it was a very good value. They've changed owners, the place is run down, the staff is not happy with the new ownership and it shows, the food is horrible and scarce, the open bar is limited and the pool bar was closed. The only thing that worked well was the free internet but only worked in the lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Linda S.
Friends
Lebanon
Aug 4, 2015

Disappointed traveler

If you are coming to the Caribbean to see the Caribbean and spend time on the beach then this isn't the resort for you because all you'll see here is a rock wall and have very little beach to enjoy. The food was just so-so and hardly any choices. Breakfast was the best meal of the day but that made us sick. We spent more time in our room than anywhere else. They advertise several restaurants,bars, activities, and Wi-Fi in the rooms but only 1 restaurant exists and only 1 bar was open activities consisted of playing dominoes at the bar and Wi-fi was only accessible in the non air conditioned lobby area. Night time entertainment was very disappointing as well. I stayed ar rhis resord for 4 nights and 2 of the night's entertainment were Karaoke. Who wants Karaoke on vacation? We want to be entertained not forced to listen tone deaf drunks at the only bar operating on the resort. The only thing I really enjoyed about this place was the cleanliness, the friendliness of the staff, and the safety of the resort. Would not recommend to friends and family.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
melissa w.
Couples
N/A
Jul 12, 2015

awesome vacation

The hotel was lovely and the staff was friendly. Room was very clean and they offered a wide variety of food with both international and local spin. They had several activities that one could engage in. There was a pool and also a small beach one could swim and enjoy the sun. Will definitely visit again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dawn B.
Couples
N/A
Jul 10, 2015

For a low key experience

This was a great choice for my needs. Flew into Montego Bay and it was very easy to get a shuttle to the resort. The hotel itself really needs some updates on furnishings and paint. The lobby furniture looks run down and makes an awful first impression. Furnishings in the rooms also older but clean and comfortable. I was there off season and had the beaches and pool mostly to myself which just fine with me. The staff where wonderful, friendly, helpful and very accommodating. The pool and beach areas wonderful. It is small but well maintained .The food was great and always something I liked on the buffet. I had some segments of the trip where I was alone but felt safe at all times. The staff especially Christopher was so nice and chatted often with me . Down side was WiFi only in the lobby. In the room it could nice to have at least something to drink (bottled water or juice) in the fridge as it a very hot environment. The other down side was if you want food outside of the normal meal times. The food to order was very limited.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Jimmy The Mets Fan
Family
Hamburg
Jun 1, 2015

Disappointed

We chose this resort for price, and we had stayed there previously about 7 years ago. This place has gone down immensely. We were told they have a new owner. Same food every day. (Chicken) and they would run out. Although staff was great they are limited on what they can do. There were only 25 guests tops. Bar was barely stocked, activities are cut down because of lack of guests. Only one bar was open and not near the pool. Plus our room wasn't ready when we got there even though no guests were there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Gen
Single
N/A
Feb 18, 2015

Disappointing vacation.

Very friendly staff hotel ..was a little rundown rooms were not clean, bed was uncomfortable, food was not good and the same thing served every day.staff and customer service was extremely wonderful they are the ones that made my trip somewhat enjoyable.The management most of all sucks and is very unhelpful resolving issues concerning customers. Would never stay at this hotel or recommend it to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
THERESA P.
Couples
MIAMI
Feb 18, 2015

relaxing

It was a really nice place to relax and the staff are very nice its really far from the airport but it was a good drive to view more the island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LuLu08
Single
N/A
Jan 28, 2015

Just so-so

The resort is in need of updating/modernization. A huge negative is the lack of a walkable beach. I had to walk to the public beach, about a 1/2 mile away, to walk on the beach. Difficult to schedule excursions from here. I thought I could just sign up na go but instead had to find others to travel there to meet a minimum number of participants. I was traveling alone so that was not easy to do. My television stopped working. Told front desk staff who said they would send someone to my room. They never did. They ran out of alcohol at the one and only bar. Ran out of pina colada mix, wine, etc. Beach chairs are in poor condition...uncomfortable...very old. Staff was friendly. Food was okay. I like to sample the local cuisine. Very little of this.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Yannick S.
Couples
N/A
Jan 9, 2015

very good

My stay at club ambiance was great .its a very nice hotel.I would go back☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Club Ambiance - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lattonia R.
Family
Philadelphia
Jan 5, 2015

Club Ambiance

The hotel didn't offer enough day activities. The menus was very basic, not really a variety of foods. The person who schedules outside activities was late to work everyday and a month show on some days.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

Befriend the locals, they know where the hottest parties and events are.

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