My new hubby and I.....along with 17 guests travelled out to stay at the RIU this December. Whilst the checking in experience was chaotic (despite sending an email about exact room allocation, prior to departure), the rooms were quickly sorted out and in the couple of instances where some of our party were unhappy with their rooms, they we're re-allocated to different rooms.
The hotel is much bigger than we anticipated and that did mean that some guests with restricted mobility found it challenging to get around the hotel.
However, that said, everyone without exception enjoyed their stay.
Our wedding day was perfect and everything I wanted.......and I owe that in part to the efforts and willingness to make our day special, by two people worthy of mention: Mr Price, Public Relations Manager and Raynford, waiter at the Steak House Restaurant. Both were willing to help us realise the dream day and show flexibility so that our specific wishes could be accommodated. We cannot thank you enough.
The professional service at both the ceremony and reception was excellent....and the staff joined in and helped to make the party the fabulous event it was.
The staff generally are hard working, pleasant and knowledgeable, the standard of cleanliness is high and the variety of food - good. Whilst the entertainment team produces some entertaining and professional acts, there was little specific island culturally specific events as part of the evening entertainment, which was disappointing.
The children in the party were well catered for and there is a feeling of safety. The kids club however, does need more interactivity from the staff and more interactive equipment and/or games.
The spa is not to be missed ! They did a fantastic job on hair and make-up .....ask for Stephanie !.... The massages are equally awesome.
I was anxiously reading the comments up to a few months before travel, but stopped as it was making more stressed !....however, I need not have worried. If you are planning your wedding here or a family holiday, whatever the occasion..... fret not - Enjoy !
- 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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