Starfish Jolly Beach Resort

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 5920 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-3.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3

    Service

    Service-3.5

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Amazing Location & Atmosphere

    Reviewed by Ashley1186(Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom) on Nov 13, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    It’s true Jolly Beach isn’t a 4 or 5* in terms of accommodation, however the staff, grounds and location more than make up for it. On first impressions of our super saver room we were disappointed & asked to be moved to a higher floor, which was promptly organised. The rooms are very clean & we found the beds to be comfortable. The interior is very dated but after initially being taken aback we got over this. Room had air con, hairdryer, safe (payable locally) & bathroom with shower. Pressure of the shower was really good & there was plenty of hot water. The most impressive part of the room was the balcony & the view of the beach. It was breathtaking. The gardens & pool area are kept immaculate & well groomed. The staff work very hard all day long to keep the resort beautiful. The resort felt very safe & we came and went as we pleased. The resort has security guys on 24/7, they are so happy & smiley, especially Josh. The main restaurant is dated but clean. The main Buffett has a choice of 3-4 main dishes (including meat & fish) plus salad station, side dishes & fresh stations i.e. pasta at lunch or eggs at breakfast. If you’re used to all inclusive buffets in the likes of Mexico you’ll likely be disappointed. However, the BBQ night on the lawn was lovely. There are three al a carte restaurants, I’d definitely recommend the Mexican. We ordered a couple starters and a main each. We enjoyed them all. The Italian restaurant, in my opinion wasn’t Italian at all. They only had one fresh pasta dish as well as other dishes, the same as the main restaurant. We didn’t get to the seafood restaurant but we were told it was lovely. There’s also a pool bar grill where the serve the nicest jerk chicken & coleslaw, as well as burgers, fries, hot dogs & grilled cheese sandwiches. There’s a few bars around the resort & all the staff are generous with measures. We took a water bottle to stop us having to get up & down for water. There were also quite a few people who took cooler cups for drinks & tipped staff to fill them. The bar staff are amazing & made our holiday!! They work so hard. Take time to get to know the guys rather than just order a drink, it goes along way. Big shout out & thank you to a few of our favourites on the main bar Troynel, Quincy, Trevor & Alwyn who kept the drinks flowing & the laughs aplenty. The entertainment team were fab, from games around the pool to the steal pans & carnival show on a evening. There is always something happening. If you’re wanting luxury accommodation then it’s true this resort isn’t for you. However, if you’re looking for clean accommodation with a great atmosphere in an amazing spot then look no further. Thank you Jolly Beach Resort!!

    October 2019 Holiday

    Reviewed by Tony L(Basingstoke, United Kingdom) on Nov 12, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This is 4th/5th time to this hotel. Good 3 star resort. Clean and staff friendly. Resort under going rework to rooms. Food in buffet sometimes limited choice but presented and cooked very well. A la carte restaurants very good. Only down side was sometimes lack of soft drinks available at certain bars, like lemonade, coke. Would like glass ware for drinks in the evening, told manager at cocktail party and it happened the following day then was luck of the draw after that. Could be quicker at removing surplus water after a downpour. Sometimes puddles across pathways for hours.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Cathy 90

    Reviewed by cathy90(wales) on Nov 12, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Having just read the last two reviews about Starfish Jolly Antigua I feel I must write a review of my own. My husband and I traveled to this hotel last month and being what I call well traveled people I feel I must defend the Starfish jolly! For the last 30 years my husband and I have only stayed in 4, 5 and even a 7 star hotel and having booked the Starfish knowing it to be only a 3 star hotel we were greatly shocked and that it’s star rating was so low ! We booked a suite which was very clean and well maintained, the restaurants were very accommodating, and the food was very good too. All this and a 5 star beach, together with very polite staff. We will be back !!! CATH 90.

    Its Very OLD and needs some love

    Reviewed by Joseph E() on Nov 12, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    We stayed Nov 1 to 8 of 2019 our first room had not had been serviced for days and bugs were dead all over, we were moved to the Domique wing 4th floor every morning the garbage truck comes at 630 am lifts the trash then dumps tonnes of empty bottles into a steel truck outside your window. Beautiful view of the ocean but very dated resort , no hot water ever, small bugs in the room, mosquitos and sand fleas attacked my legs ankles and feet. The pool is dirty alot of broken chairs, pool deck floods after the rain then very slippery and dangerous. The food you will survive on limited fruit salad pork chicken or beef the same every day but different sauce. The staff was nice but nothing they can do the place is overdue for a renovation, grounds are presentable but not maintained. If you want a cheap 3 minus resort this is it cheap and dirty, drink alot and immediately sleep don;t look around in your room

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-2

    Service

    Service-3

    Only thing good is restaurant

    Reviewed by Satur1234() on Nov 12, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    It's dirty and the organization is no sense. The only thing good is the restaurant and chef, the other thing in for no return, the sea it's not for the imagination. I will no return in this holiday, sorry