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Ocean Sands

James Avenue 14 Ocho Rios Jamaica, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Ranked #16 of 40 Hotels in Ocho Rios
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I stayed in this hotel for 8 days end of feb/March stayed at this locations. Located downtown Ocho Rios, in the heart of everything. If you want the impersonal All-inclusive holiday - this is not it. If you want some insight into Jamaica and Jamaican hospitality - this is the place for you in this family run hotel. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I stayed at Ocean Sands a week through March 12, the hotel is situated in the perfect spot, close to stores, restaurants, reggae bars and lounges, and best of all its sits right on the beach. Ocean Sands also offers an excellent menu when it comes to breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food is delicious. My room had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Me and my husband stay there for 5 days in very nice room with a sea view, bed was big and comfortable.The price was the cheapest in Ocho Rios. There is pool and lovely restaurant/bar just by the sea. We just really enjoyed the stay.

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