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The Cardiff Hotel & Spa

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Property grounds
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local and international cuisine
Vichy shower

Overview of The Cardiff Hotel & Spa

The Cardiff Hotel & Spa

2.5 star property
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
8 Riketts Ave., Runaway Bay, Saint Ann

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRunaway Bay Beach11 min walk
  • Popular LocationFlavours Beach12 min walk
  • Popular LocationOcean View Beach20 min walk
  • AirportOcho Rios (OCJ-Ian Fleming Intl.)49 min drive

Room options

About this area

Runaway Bay

Located in Runaway Bay, The Cardiff Hotel & Spa is near the beach. Maima Seville Great House & Heritage Park is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Runaway Bay Beach and Flavours Beach.

What's nearby

  • Runaway Bay Beach - 11 min walk
  • Flavours Beach - 12 min walk
  • Ocean View Beach - 20 min walk
  • Cardiff Hall Beach - 20 min walk
  • Salem Beach - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Sir Donald Sangster Intl. Airport (MBJ) - 72 min drive


  • The Jasmin - 6 min drive
  • Las Olas - Rodizio - 6 min drive
  • Orquídea Buffet - 7 min drive
  • Lobby Bar - 7 min drive
  • Mikado Japanese Restaurant - 7 min drive

About this property

The Cardiff Hotel & Spa

Property highlights
Free full breakfast, a terrace, and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach and a free beach shuttle. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a facial, a body wrap, or a body scrub. The onsite restaurant, Isabella's, features local and international cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a hair salon and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge), free newspapers, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A porter/bellhop, a gift shop, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 56 rooms have comforts such as furnished balconies and air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, daily housekeeping, and desks


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • Isabella's

Things to do

  • Gym
  • Outdoor pool
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Massage
  • Spa treatment rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Limited room service
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant dining guides

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Cardiff Hotel Runaway Bay
Cardiff Runaway Bay
Cardiff Hotel
The Cardiff Hotel Spa
The Cardiff Hotel & Spa Resort
The Cardiff Hotel & Spa Runaway Bay
The Cardiff Hotel & Spa Resort Runaway Bay

Frequently asked questions

Does The Cardiff Hotel & Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?

As of Jun 10, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa on Jun 11, 2023 start from $132.57, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Cardiff Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Cardiff Hotel & Spa?

Check-out is at noon.

Does The Cardiff Hotel & Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is The Cardiff Hotel & Spa located?

Situated in Runaway Bay, this beach resort is within a 15-minute walk of Runaway Bay Beach and Flavours Beach. Cardiff Hall Beach and Ocean View Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).




Rating 10 - Excellent. 62 out of 164 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 38%
Rating 8 - Good. 61 out of 164 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 19 out of 164 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 13 out of 164 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 8%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 9 out of 164 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The best thing about this hotel is the staff. All are super friendly and helpful. Front desk, restaurant, cleaners, all great. If you are looking for a bustling resort packed with tourists and entertainment, this is not the place. It was quiet and peaceful. Spa service, massage and facial were great. Nice gym, although a bit of pain to request opening every time you want to use. Only drawback, they were renovating a part of the hotel so room was close to street side. A dog, maybe next door, barked several hours every night. I am a light sleeper so very disruptive.

8/10 Good


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The surroundings was very peaceful, and the breakfast was very good. I like the view of the city and the rooms are very spacious. However, I didn’t like that they were insects crawling about in the rooms. I don’t like that the security keeps asking me for my name and room number while clearly they should be better organized to retrieve this information
Stayed 7 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with group, Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
While the staff were friendly and did their best to make our stay comfortable, I would not return. Most amenities were not functioning or fully functional. Our bathroom had a major leak, the power outlets were loose causing devices to short etc. We ended getting a room change but it was filled with bugs. The food is okay and price is cheap compared to other hotels or same price range, wait staff were pleasant. One of my travel companions ID was left on the scanner during check-in and when staff found it, it did not occur to them to check their files and contact the guest. He had to drive 1.5 hrs each way to retrieve the ID when we realised it was missing.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Friendly staff an loved the fresh Jamaican food this place needs a updated look but I would still pick this hotel over the RIU all inclusive hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Service was fast, checking in and out was easy, the Staff was very friendly and Polite. My stay was very enjoyable 😉
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent

Ella, Middletown

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hidden gem, property well maintained
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The staffs were so nice … The property was super clean and I just felt comfortable.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Most staff were courteous and helpful, the dining orders could be quite slow in arriving. Lovely quaint place. Really nice young folks getting into hospitality service.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Jodi Ann

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The overall stay was amazing brought back so many memories, the food was amazing as well. I will definitely be going back!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good service
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
Property Cleanliness & Beautiful Rooms
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.)
8 Riketts Ave., Runaway Bay, Saint Ann