There are some amazing people working at this resort. Lineth Pryce made me feel like I was having breakfast at a family members home. Oneill at the bar made the extra effort of going to another bar to replenish my favorite drink when his bar was out. Steve Wright in the steak house deserves special recognition for NOT accepting a bribe to get into a seating. Instead he said if there is room I will seat you can you can tip if I do a good job for you. I hope that Riu realizes the special people they have and make their nametags larger so you can read the names.
The beach here is small but very convenient. It's a small bay that you can float in all day. The pool bar is just steps away. Jesse James on the jet skis will take you over to the Falls! A way better way to go then by bus! If you need any info on the area, look for Dr Feelgood with the gold tooth smile, he's been working that beach for over 20 years.
Unfortunately the bad outweigh the good here. The cleanliness in the public areas were not what i expected. Cups on the beach were only picked up once or twice a day. As others have reported, there are roaches around the bar areas, restaurants and restrooms.
I found Mandolay disappointing. Iit's an Asian venue that required reservations, but it's a buffet!
The food at the resort is plentiful, but bland. I never salt my plate at home, but found myself doing it at every meal here. Our best meals were the steak house and breakfasts.
This was my first stay at a Riu. Others guests said that they had been to other Rius in Mexico and they were much nicer. I think the layout and staff prove the potential is here, but the cleanliness issue is to big to ignore!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in northern Jamaica, on the beachfront. Two 6-storey buildings and one 5-storey building. Surrounded by 90,000 m2 / 107,000 sq. Yards of lush gardens. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 10 Km / 6.2 Miles to Ocho Rios. 4 Km / 2.5 Miles from various shops. 105 Km / 65 miles to Montego Bay airport. 600 M / 1,970 ft. From a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Hotel Ocho Rios
- Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica
- Riu Ochos Rios
- Rio Ocho Rios
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- Rui Ocho Rios
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