We only stayed at this property for one hour before moving to a different hotel. Firstly it is not a hotel of any sort, it has no reception etc. Nobody was there to meet us we had to find somebody a couple of doors up in the Jerk Centre.
From the front of the property it looks like a derelict building, you have to enter via a side door and stairs the rooms are very small with all railings across the patio doors. We firstly were put a standard room which does not even have a separate bathroom or windows, we were then moved to a deluxe room (what we had booked) but it looked like a prison cell with all railings across the window. A bath just stuck in the middle of the room. The website for this property is very misleading, the rooms are very small, the property is just rooms in a building (like somebody's house) the sunbeds around the pool are all peeling and you have breakfast in a gazebo although the breakfast must be prepared in somebody's house because there are no facilities there. It is in a very dodgy location with all drug dealers hanging about and miles away from anything. You are literally stuck in the middle of nowhere. We felt really unsafe there and the rooms were not very secure, there was nowhere to put your valuables.
Taxis are really expensive in jamaica so it is really advisable to stay in a central location. Ocho Rios is too commercial and is really catering for the American cruise market, go to Negril for a much more laid back chilled resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our family has lived and holidayed in Jamaica for years, so we know what makes a memorable vacation.At Villa Cocotero you will have the opportunity to relax in the tropical garden with its tempting pool and sea views.Breathtaking beaches are only minutes away and Jamaica's vibrant culture is at your disposal. Villa Cocotero offers you the chance to experience the sights and sounds of the real Jamaica, the true Jamaica.Whether you're touring the island, taking a break by the coast, or looking for a fantastic holiday, stay with us for great value,great rooms and a great time. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Cocotero Jamaica/Ocho Rios