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1 room, 2 adults

The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay

2.5-star2.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
8 Riketts Ave., Runaway Bay, Saint Ann, Jamaica

Beach resort in Runaway Bay with free beach shuttle and outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
    • Refrigerator
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Location was important and I was familiar with their good service and quality rooms.Oct. 20, 2019
  • This well maintained property sits on a hill with a beautiful view. The staff are very…Apr. 7, 2019

The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay

from $184 CAD
  • 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

  • Sir Donald Sangster Intl. Airport (MBJ) - 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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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 in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 onsite parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free beach shuttle

Payment types at the property

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 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 Hotel
  • Cardiff Runaway Bay
  • 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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

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

  • Does The Cardiff Hotel & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Cardiff Hotel & Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa.
  • 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.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    Yes, Isabella's offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Flavours Beach (12-min walk), Sharkies Seafood (2.1 mi), and Ultimate Jerk Centre (4.2 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa and nearby?
    The Cardiff Hotel & Spa has an outdoor pool and a garden.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 38 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Cardiff hotel stay
My trip was enjoyable the staff was courteous very helpful.
Fabian, ca4 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
customer service was great, food was great and the grounds is beautiful. The only thing is the rooms and bathroom needs a little update. Great place to stay. Love the pool and the awesome all around view. You get more for you money at this hotel. You must try the spa area the massage did me well.
MarkB, us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Heavy construction going on had to be moved from room to room blowers and machines at 6:45am
us4 night trip
Fair 4.0
We just stayed here overnight during our drive from Negril to Kingston. The hotel has been around for a few decades so you can see the age in the property, though they try to keep the property relatively clean and maintained. Check-in wasn't too bad. They give you access to the mini bar for free which was nice and surprising. Parking was safe and on the property. The beds were comfortable and the furniture was of better quality than many of the hotels in this price range. The property is not located on the beach and set inland, which wasn't a huge deal for us. The guests seemed on the older side and the vibe was pretty tame. We didn't try the restaurant or the free drink they offered us when we checked in. We had a bad experience with our room because we had sporadic Wi-Fi, our ac didn't work and our room was filled with mosquitos. I went to the front desk to say the Wi-Fi wasn't working, but they asked me if it was working in the lobby and if it was that it should be working in my room. It did not. We couldn't really sleep because of no AC because the room was incredibly stuffy and hot. Finally after getting security to inspect that the AC was not working at 5am we were given a new room. We had an hour or two to sleep before we had to get on the road to Kingston. We had a less than stellar experience but maybe it was our bad luck.
RJ, us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Check is a slow and overwhelming task! Have to lug with your own luggage Poor security Walking pathways are dark and slippery Rooms are ok.. but bathrooms need to be maintained.. Breakfast is great! Restaurant dinner prices are reasonable is delicious!
Yvette, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The staff is very professional, warm and welcoming. The property and the rooms are clean. The food is good. I will always return once things remain the same.
Winroy, us2 night romance trip
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
Very Good 8.0
Property is clean and nice Food was good. Front desk very pleasant.
us2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
The food and how the staff did any and everything to please our stay
us3 night romance trip

The Cardiff Hotel & Spa, Runaway Bay