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Sand Castles Resort

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Ranked #30 of 39 hotels in Ocho Rios
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I stayed there a year back from Christmas thru new year with 12 of my friends & their kids. We had rented 5 different rooms/ suites thru Sophia vacation rentals agency. Pictures of different rooms/ suites were sent to us to pick from & rates were based on the suite you pick . Once I got there, I was told... More

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Ocala, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is a very basic apartment. It has all of the essentials and is a secure property. I was disappointed that the ceiling fan in the living room as it was unable to move the cool air from the bedroom. The queen bed in the bedroom was comfortable plus a well working A/C. The kitchen was appointed with all the... More

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Paris, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Over all I was ok with the resort, I mean with the rooms and the location of it. The only thing was the safety issue. When we came late at night it was nice that we were offered a welcoming drink. They gave us jamaican drink called rumpunch. After my friends went to bed I decided that I want to... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

When I moved in for a long term stay my first months rent and one months security deposit was stolen by an employee and her friend. From then it got worse not better. I stayed there for less than two months. After leaving the property the unused portion of my security deposit, which I applied toward last months rent, was... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I stayed in D13 for 6 days and I dont see how this property can be newly renovated. The property needed to be painted and the bathroom was horrible. This porperty was over priced for the unit. I had family staying in E23 and that property was well maintained. The entire time I stayed at the poperty I never saw... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We rented a unit via VRBO for 16 days in Jan/Feb 2013. The staff was nice enough, but other than the grounds, this is an aging and dilapidating property--you can no longer call it a resort or even a hotel. There is no operating restaurant, mini-store, bar or even vending machines. The pictures showing this are way out of date.... 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*
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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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