This was our first trip to Jamaica.The temperatures averaged 82-85 degrees during the day (WOW)! We stayed at Riu for 4 nights right before Christmas 2012. This was an excellent time to be there because it was before the Christmas rush. We stayed in an ocean view room on the 5th floor.
Pros: A large variety of food to choose from at the buffets. The pools were very clean and well maintained (the pool at the newer area can be used by anyone and is much quieter). Our room was clean upon arrival and we enjoyed the full bottles of liquor in the mini bar area. However, I do believe the liquor was watered down. The wait staff in the restaurants were very polite and well trained.
Cons: The front desk attendant didn't give us a lock for our room safe. The Asian Restaurant was awful and it was buffet style. If I'm going to have to make a reservation and get dressed up for a dinner, I don't want to serve myself from a buffet. The hawkers in the water at the beach were a little scary. I've never experienced this at any other place I've ever been. The security and police that periodically patrolled the beach was a joke. Not once did I see them talk or ask the hawkers to leave. Our room was cleaned very nicely the first couple of days and then it went downhill from there. It seemed as though they were rushed and barely even cleaned the room. We have always tipped the help everywhere we have gone, but it seemed as though they were more aggressive in expecting tips for everything.
Overall, I would give this hotel an average-above average rating.
- 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
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