This unit is absolutely fantastic for the money. Located right on the beach, in the middle of Ocho Rios. The wifi is good and the owner is responsive.
The hotel staff is friendly and its walking distance to everything. The apartment is renovated but it's in an older complex, so when the periodic repair or upgrade is being done, it can be an inconvenience, but overall my experience here was quite good.
I stayed in apartment A11 at Sandcastles for 6 nights over the New Year holiday.
Dwight the host was always responsive in his communication and the booking,payment and access to the apartment on arrival were great.
The apartment is as shown in the photos, clean and cosy. Nice decor and a cosy ambiance. As a women travelling alone the apartment and the Sandcastles complex in general was very secure and I felt safe.
I would recommend this apartment and would definitely stay there again... slight miscommunication regarding the cleaning of the apartment (sorted out quickly by the host) but I would advice you to confirm arrangements in advance.
The apartment was nice and well equipped with all the essentials needed for vacation. Also the location was just right and the pool was fun. Mr Dwight was friendly and communicated well.
I spent four nights here. It was clean and pleasant. This appears to be a large complex of studio , one and two bedroom units that are privately owned mostly. The grounds are clean and the complex is on the beach (after you cross a pedestrian walkway). Beach chairs rent for $5 a day. The owner Dwight was very helpful over the phone. The unit was missing a couple items and two of the lights didn't work. Those issues never really got resolved but seemed minor.
I would give you a couple heads up....it says the room is $67 a night but by the time fees etc are added it is $90 plus a night. Also i think I misunderstood from looking at the pictures where the unit is located. It is on the first floor and basically looks out onto the parking lot. There are no chairs outside which would provide a place to sit.
The bathroom is very small but adequate. The linens are nice and the unit was acceptably clean and recently updated it appears.
I spent 10 days in Jamaica and my interactions with the the host was one of the most pleasant ones, it's as if we were staying with a relative. Dwight checked in to see if we arrived in the country okay and that our drive to Ocho Rios was going alright and ensured we would not have any issue checking in if we were to arrive late.
The unit was awesome, it was very comfortable for what we needed. Sandcastle is right on the beach so you will have direct access to the beach and can walk to restaurants and bars easily. If you are looking for a budget friendly place for two in Ocho Rios, this is definitely the spot!
David - Charleston, South Carolina
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Loved it!! I felt safe and secured in this beautiful little cozy room. Good communication from the owner!