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Sand Castles Resort

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Ranked #26 of 40 Hotels in Ocho Rios
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in 3 different resorts in Jamaica. This was my first time going to Ocho Rios,I enjoyed it,and must say,if you are looking to really experience Jamaica,the private owned Villas/Apts. are the way to go.I would not call this place a Resort ,but I guess that is a marketing move. BUT! Not only will the experience be cheaper,its... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was my first visit to Jamaica and staying at the Sand Castles was an enjoyable experience. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. Even though I didn't book through a private owner the room on the A block was perfect for our family of three adults. It was clean and spacious with a fully equipped kitchen. There's a pool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have stayed at Sandcastles on several occassions and I can say the rooms are good. I have never booked through a private owner and has always gotten a nice, clean room with very good housekeeping. Let me tell those who believe that only the private owners apartment are looking good. There are many apartment rented by Sandcastles that are... More 

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East Meadow, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Sep 22 February 2006 was my first trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, staying at Sandcastles apartment A28 (Paradise Found). I've been back 13 times to the same apartment and have made plans to visit again in 2015. The apartment is spacious, clean, close to supermarkets, restaurants and all tourist attractions. No car is needed, everything is within walking distance. Over... More 

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Wow, I have read some sad reviews regarding Sand Castle and if I could offer any advice to anybody it would be to go to VRBO or Flipkey prior to booking at the resort to book with a private owner. I have been staying at Sand Castles for 10 years and I travel 4 times a year. That being said,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

So this "resort" is more of a apartment like complex, is in the heart of Ocho, so everything is walking distance...The rms are studio and one bdrm only and are nothing to rave about, decent enough tho considering the price... pretty nice looking on the outside however management and front desk personnel seemed very unorganized and confused!! Be careful bc... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My family and I stayed here for 1 night and it was a terrible place to stay over night. The gentleman at the reception desk was polite and welcoming. When shown to our room we had to carry out suitcases up to flights of stairs with no option of lift or porter assistants. Once we entered our you room we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I would have prefer if some info was forth coming prior to booking or arrival. These are timeshares, So they're privately owned. Overall the rooms and washrooms were ok but the kitchen area is filty. I would not use anything in there. Housekeeping is slow. You would think that since the rooms are reserved that they would know to put... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We just got back from staying one week at Sandcastles. The first night was a property owned room and the remaining nights were a privately owned room we rented direct from the condo owner. I had read all the reviews before we left so I kind of knew what to expect. Here are a few tips: First, know that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Today I discovered the hidden secret of Sandcastle Apts- Cachette Spa! This secret paradise is in the main building & offers every beauty/ hair service imaginable. I had the couples package which is over 2 hours of glorious pampering where your body re emerges stress free with a heavenly glow. The management and staff were welcoming and the spa services... More 

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Address: 1 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Ocho Rios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sand Castles Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 174
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Also Known As:
Sand Castles Hotel Ocho Rios
Sand Castles Ocho Rios
Sandcastles Ocho Rios
Sandcastles Beach
Sandcastles Resort Jamaica
Sand Castles Resort Jamaica/Ocho Rios

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