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sacramento california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has seen much better days . It's on a prime property that's needs renovations. I am embarrassed to say I actually slept in the bed and used the bathroom here . The place looks nothing like the pictures the saving grace is that the young staff here are the best and assist guest above and beyond. All are... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Pretty basic but the rates were very good for our weekend. Please do not expect too much by way of luxury however it is basic enough for a student or just a overnight in case of emergency. The true beauty of this place is its right on the water and the night time view is amazing. If you love nature... More 

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

You realize that something is wrong just when you enter the lobby: the reception consists in a small bar table in a corner, with no pc and telephone! It seems to be in an episode of the Hotel Hell show: rooms and furnitures are very old and dirty. The shower is terrible and the rooms are very hot inside, with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a one night with friends for an holiday due to the fact that a year to year party kept near by. The whole building it self needs maintaining likewise it's pool and beach. Found the receptionist to be very polight. All department needs special attention.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

This place really frustrated me. It was truly one of the best views we had in Jamaica but the facility itself just needed help. The people were very nice, especially the breakfast chef (her omelettes are amazing) but the accommodation in the rooms and hallway was just a drag. We toughed out two nights with a leaky AC, dirty sheets... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This hotel need a lot of work. I now its not expensive but they can do alot more better. The room is dirty, the toilet ,the bath and everything was linking. The bed was old and falling down. The sheets on the bed has seen better days, holes and marks everywhere. The only thing I love about this hotel is... More 

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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The pictures are deceptive the hotel is terrible. After a very long trip and late arrival into Ocho Rias we had no choice but to stay for 1 night before finding a better hotel. We stayed in room 5 and I paid extra for air conditioning. The room was dirty, the air conditioning leaked, the shower was filthy and there... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

I loved waking up in the morning and seeing the beautiful blue sea right outside my balcony and it was enjoyable to watch the party boats as they docked to let the tourists swim. Brandon and his father are very accommodating hosts and offer a pleasant greeting/assistance daily. I found all the staff pleasant and helpful. The hotel is not... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 10, 2016

I knew the hotel wasn't a 5* when i booked it, but i will definitely be staying there again with my future visits to Jamaica. I found the staff helpful, friendly and polite. I found Brandon and his family very accommodating and extremely helpful when i needed to rush my daughter to the hospital, there weren't no if or buts... More 

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Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend have been for quite a week in this hotel. The bedrooms are clean and essential, the personnel was really nice and gentle and helped us in our hour of need. The little beach of the hotel is beautiful and 10 minutes to swim there is a splendid reef. It was also great to eat the delicious... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Ocean Sands

Address: James Avenue 14 Ocho Rios Jamaica, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Ocho Rios
Price Range: $34 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Sands 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Ocean Sands Hotel Ocho Rios
Ocean Sands Jamaica/Ocho Rios
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Higher floor is cooler and has better views”
 of 5 bubbles _sachapingue, May 10, 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles AggiePirate, Feb 15, 2016 | Read review
“Back room has ocean view but terrible room”
  • The scummy shower
  • Beautiful bathroom
  • Mouldy linen
  • No handles on wardrobe
  • My towel with huge hole
 of 5 bubbles kathyhG4022YW, Jan 29, 2016 | Read review
“Steep stairs to the upper levels”
  • View of Ocean Sands from the kayak
  • relaxing on the private beach
  • our room
  • Sunrise from the dock
  • View from snorkeling
 of 5 bubbles Shirleelynn, Jul 19, 2015 | Read review
“Ocean view is spectacular!”
 of 5 bubbles nbsunseeker, Apr 13, 2015 | Read review
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