We just returned 10/23/12 from a fantastic 5 days at the Club Hotel RIU in Ocho Rios Jamaica. The soaring open-air resort, it is beautiful with decorative touches that lend charm and elegance to this resort. Everywhere you look you'll have views of the sea and the many organized activities presented by the friendly staff. Rooms lie within a pair of horseshoe-shaped wings, each with between four and six stories. These "wings" face the sands of Mammee Bay Beach. Our beachfront accommodation surprisingly luxury, with private balcony marble floors, and mostly mahogany furniture that made us feel like kings. Throughout the day and evening, lots of activities are offered, and the staff goes out of the way to be friendly!! The bartenders and waiters were quick and happy to please and the grounds were immaculate. The pool area had plenty of comfortable lounge chairs and the pool bars were great. The buffet was plentiful, lots of choices and everything was hot and freshly made. The best of the gourmet restaurants we visited was Mammee Bay with the least desirable being the Japanese Restaurant. The sports bar was ok but food there was not good at all. If you were hungry u had to choose from small premade sandwiches and cooked Hamburg that you removed from the fridge and stuck in the microwave! My best advice here would be skipping eating at the sports bar. The drinks at the other bars were very good, you could get just about any drink imaginable and the bartenders were fast and friendly. Beach was great with no rocks and not crowded. Plenty of lounge chairs and very clean. The RIU animation team was fantastic, very enthusiastic. Always trying to make everyone have a good time.
We are seasoned travelers and I would give the RiU Ocho Rios a 4.5 star rating with the only negative being the sports bar food.
All being said a fantastic clean resort with no complaints!
Would love to go again next year!
- 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, 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
- Club Hotel Riu Ocho Rios
- Rui Ocho Rios
- ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica