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Ocean Sands

James Avenue 14 Ocho Rios Jamaica, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the view of the ocean the maid was very friendly the owner was very nice the ocean sand hotel was up for maintenance everything was very great I do recommend family and friends to stay at ocean sand hotel I will be coming back again on March second 2016 I was vocation there March 3 2014 to march... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were only in Ochi for a few nights, and were traveling around the island. For us, this a inexpensive place to stay on the water. The food was good, and you are close to town. It is not a five star resort, so if that's what you are looking for, this isn't the place for you. For us, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I stayed at the hotel with my father and two of my cousins for a few days and we truly enjoyed our stay. Although we were not at the hotel very much during the day, coming back during the night and enjoying the beautiful view, breakfast, pool and ocean in the mornings was perfect. We all had a great time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here a few nights. The staff, especially Brandon, was amazing. About the hotel itself, don't get to excited about the private beach. It's not really suitable for sunbathing. It might be (a little bit) worn down, but it is clean and the atmosphere and views are great. We really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it therefor.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The receptionist at check-in friendly and helpful Beach almost non-existent Swimming pool was not being filtered or cleans and, therefore, it was cloudy and unclean - you wouldn't get me in there! For the 2 nights we were there breakfast was not available at the times stated by the staff the night before

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The place is awesome, so is the manager who made our trip to Ocho Rios an incredible experience. It's close from the markets, it's safe, we could swim and snorkle in the see and there's also a bar, a perfect place to meet other travellers. If I go back to Jamaica, I will go back to the Ocean Sands for... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

stayed at this hotel for two nights only (more than enough!) it had previous mixed reviews, but I thought I'd make my own mind up. The location although central would intimidate some people especially at night, right next door is a building site, (see photos), general standard is not good, this place needs a complete make-over and appreciate Jamaica health... More 

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Miramichi, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have just returned from a two week stay at Ocean Sands and I have to say that at no other hotel have i felt so at home. The staff were over and above friendly and the manager Brandon was always available if you had any concerns. The hotel is dated so if you are looking for a five star... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My second trip since February and this time we got married after four years. We did it on the dock at ocean sands. Stay was great and staff amazing. For the price and the location if your a regular to Jamaica like I am then you will feel like your right at home.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed for one night here. The hotel has its own little beach and is quiet. The rest of Ocho Rios I would not recommend but if you want to stay a little then this is the place. Food is served here in a small restaurant sticking out into the sea. Rooms are spacious and have fans and sea views.

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