Two fantastic weeks with my daughter - we had great fun and met lots of wonderful people
Arrival - welcome was good however I have never checked in using this method, we went to three different checkin stations but wow it worked wonderfully and was very swift. We were given our keys after automatically being upgraded to the De-Luxe wing. Our bags arrived at the room within minutes.
Hotel - Very clean, I could find nothing to complain about. The hotel was very clean. I would make some adjustments by adding a nice lounge area with a quiet bar and comfy chairs. I would also add some additional toilets as when you were in the restaurants or at the beach there was quite a walk to the nearest toilet.
Staff - excellent. We had great service from all. Front desk, very polite and helpful. Other bars had excellent barmen, George, O'Neil, Orville, Rushane, I could go on as we had great service from all. Thanks
Food - we visited all the a-la-carte restaurants. We found them to be very good the food was really good especially the steak house and the Sir Richard Gourmet restaurant. We wasn't very keen on the Tushimi, the food was ok but the staff in there did not seem very happy and the place lacked any atmosphere. The buffet restaurant was very good and spoilt for choice. A great variety of food, breakfast was yummy!
Pauline - Our Thomson rep was really helpful and very funny. I have never wanted to go to a welcome meeting twice but Pauline was so comical and obviousy very proud of her island of Jamaica. We went on 4 excursions, Cool Runnings Catamaran was fantastic we went up Dunns River Falls too which was invigourating after being showered with the refreshing waterfalls. We then went on the Lazy River Tubing, this was great fun, the guides were very informative and floating down the river and then into rapids was fantastic. The next trip was to Mystic Mountain and we went on the bobsled run. Well it had to be done we were in Jamaica!. It was thrilling and the view from the top of the mountain was amazing. I had the infinity pool to myself and relaxed and enjoyed the view of the Carribean, Just amazing!!. On our last weekend we went into Ocho Rios shopping. Not much to shout about here as all the shops had the same things ok if you wanted to buy some nik naks. At least we took in the experience.
The holiday was great and we are already looking at booking again for March next year, and hopefully this time some more of our family will come along with us. I will never forget our first visit to Jamaica.
ps forgot to tell you the beach is gorgeous - just what you would expect in the Carribean, blue sea, white sand and palm trees - idyllic!.
- Also Known As:
- Riu Ocho Rios
- Riu Hotel Ocho Rios
- Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica
- Riu Ochos Rios
- Rio Ocho Rios
- Club Hotel Riu Ocho Rios
- ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica
- Rui Ocho Rios
- 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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