Riu Ocho Rios

Jamaica

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5 Nights with Air from $789 All-Inclusive
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4.2
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4.2
Beaches & Pools
 
4.5
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
4.0
4.2 out of 5
"My only complaint was that we had bad weather 3/4 of the days we were there!" – Jtravels55
441 out of 517 (85%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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May 31, 2016

Very excellent resort to stay staff are amazing very friendly makes sure to do their best to make u happy drinks and food are very good so as pools and the beach would recommend and will consider comin back to visit again


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From: Ny
Age: 25-34

May 30, 2016
Handicapped inaccessible

My brother is confined to a wheelchair. I called Riu, emailed them twice, and made sure it was noted with cheap caribbean when we made the reservation. Still, there was no handicapped accessible room available at check in. We had to switch rooms later but in the meantime, my brother had to brush his teeth on the balcony and clean up using baby wipes. And all ways leading to the room required assistance because of the incline grade of the ramps. Very handicapped in-accessible! Otherwise, it was nice. Accommodating for ambulatory people. Most of the staff was wonderful. Very few unpleasant. All love babies. So if you have a child, it's very nice.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
3.0
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3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
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3.0
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From: Liverpool, Pa
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 25, 2016
worse vacation and resort ever!!

Got there at 2 pm and was told that we need to wait for the room. I'm ok with that since I understand that my room might have not been ready. But after traveling for 8 hours perhaps checking in about 40 min early should not be a big deal. So front desk staff not accommodating at all. However, after waiting we did get the keys to the room, I started to wonder why did they make me to wait for this unattractive square box which was only about 20 years outdated and with a pregnant TV. It doesn't not end here, our room was right above the pool area which was closed for the entire week with construction people walking around, yelling, jack hammering and so on..Called the desk was offered nothing other than they will stop "sometime" before sundown. I paid a lot of money to enjoy my time with the fam and not to deal with construction and noise. End up paying extra 200 US dollars to get moved to a different room. Same outdated four walls minus the noise. The food is not good at all. The only place we found somewhat OK and that's only if you got there early was the buffet. Had 2 reservations and after both we ended up going to the buffet afterwards. Sir Richards restaurant was about 30 years past its prime. We actually had a guy come in from outside as we are eating that started to sweep the carpet right next to our table. I couldn't not believe it!!! Then there are stray cats and dogs roaming the dining room area outside and overall around the resort... Now, I am an animal lover so don't take it wrong way but you can't have this in outside dinning area. I have not seen anything like it in my 38 years on this planet. The maid did make the beds each day and went extra mile with extra towels so I did leave few bucks for her. One day our bar didn't get restocked so we called the desk and they did show after about 30 minutes. But why did it get missed in a first place?? The pool- discussing!!! Maybe because it was the only one open that week but it still should have been kept up better. Glasses floating in the pool, and around the edges of the pool. By 3pm couldn't not even see the bottom in a 4 feet of water. I couldn't find myself brave enough to get in. I found it disturbing, and all while the staff hang out by the towel bins for most time doing nothing... Also, be ready to pay extra 30 bucks for Internet access. In this day and age how can this be an extra is beyond me! The only positive is the beach. That was nice but that alone doesn't offset everything else.... I won't be coming back ever again. And for the price I'm sure you all can find something better. Please don't book here and find yourself disappointed as we did!


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From: NJ
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 25, 2016

On arrival we were not given the welcome and update on the facility. We were the one's asking the questions that should have been given to us. We had to pay extra to be updated to a better location. The room smelled moldy, because the rooms do need to be aired out, by open the windows or sliding doors; by turning off the air condition and just use the fan. I was specific with what I wanted, with a view of the sea. Overall I did enjoy the food. But very disappointed about one of the pool was closed/ under repair. So I had to stick to using the sea. Which means I had to wash my hair (weave), because of the salt water.


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From: CT
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Ocho Rios offers 856 guestrooms to make your stay just what you had in mind. All rooms include a private balcony or terrace, the perfect place to enjoy views of the ocean and relax after a fun day at the beach. Enjoy all the comforts of home on this vacation getaway. Junior Suite Ocean View rooms are a part of the Deluxe Wing privileges.

Room Details

Ocean View Room (DBLB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Ocean Front Room (DBMB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Ocean View (SJMB)
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What's to Love

It's a tropical oasis - lush foliage, rolling hills and an aahh-mazing, outta-this-world beach.

There's Red Stripe Beer in the fridge. Every. Day.

The stress-ousting massages and treatments at the Renova Spa. Swoon.

The Jerk Chicken Hut on the beach. You'll be jammin' here ofter. Probably daily.

The phrase you hear everywhere, "No problem, Mon." Go ahead and start practicing.

The epic snorkeling that's right on the beach. Brightly colored fish will make your underwater pics dazzle.

Dunn's River Falls and swimming with the dolphins - close by and always touristy fun.

 

What We'd Change

Book early if you want to eat at a restaurant that needs reservations, or face a long wait. (But hey, that's a sure sign of good food!)

 

Why You Should Go

The airport is about 62 miles away, but the drive through the lush hills is a stunner.

It's so worth it to upgrade to the Deluxe Wing - concierge service 24/7.

You can get a free introductory to scuba lesson in the pool. Dive in!

There are water sports out the wazoo - windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling.

On land, you can play tennis, volleyball and take an aerobics class.

The entertainment team blows it out, starting with the nightly reggae, steel drums & chill beats.

The botanical gardens of Canbrook aren't your average "flower forest." It's uber lush.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Sauna
  • 7 Bars/Lounges
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Shopping
  • Snack Bar
  • Elevators
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • In-Room Safe ($)
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Medical Facilities
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island, and can provide both a stimulating and tranquil vacation. It has traditions of reggae, rastafarianism, and Jamaican art mingle with modern all-inclusive resorts, fine cuisine, and cosmopolitan shopping.

Riu Ocho Rios

Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios

+876 972 2200

Hotel Description

Riu Ocho Rios Resort: Your All-Inclusive Jamaican Dream Vacay is Right Here.

It's all-inclusive, all-aahhsome and everything you want surrounded by luscious rolling hills, turquoise waves and a pearly white, unblemished sandy beach. Sounds amazing? Thought so. If you want water sports, they've got it. Tantalizing array of cuisine? Got that, too. Add the nightly beat of the steel drums, cool ocean breeze and the sunset over the ocean and you've got a vacation dream waiting to happen.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Here, you'll nosh on and on. The delicious options include everything from Italian to Fusion. A grill/steakhouse to a buffet. For the Deluxe Wing guests, there's Japanese and a spot for gourmands. Beach appetit.

St. Ann
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11:30am; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Casual, family friendly restaurant serving buffet breakfasts and dinner.

Pizzeria Piccola Italia
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, noon-12am
Description: Casual Italian fare.

Mandalay
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Asian buffet restaurant. Reservations are required.

Mammee Bay
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Beach restaurant and grill steakhouse. Reservations are required.

Plantation
Type: Casual
Hours: Daily, noon-4pm
Description: Casual poolside restaurant.

Sir John
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Reservations are required.

Two restaurants at the resort, Sir Richard and Tushima, are ONLY available for guests staying in the Junior Suite Ocean View which is a part of the Deluxe Wing privileges.

All hours are subject to change



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Talk about a Party Buffet, you've got it. There's a beach bar plus two rockin' poolside bars that each have a swim-up bar - water-front cocktails are the best. There's also a sports bar, but there's more. This is just the tip of the beachberg.

Blue Mountain Bar
Daily, 10am-midnight.

Sports Bar
Open 24 hours a day.

Dunn's River Plaza Bar
Daily, 5:30pm-midnight.

Seagrape
Beach bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Reggea
Poolside bar and swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Rastafari
Poolside bar and swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Bob Marley
Daily, 6pm-midnight.



BEACHES AND POOLS
Chillax on the white-sand dream beach of Mammee Bay surrounded by thick woods and waterfalls. Or hop on over to the two glistening pools - there's even one for the kiddos. No matter where you land, you'll be living on Jamaican time.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkel gear
  • Introductory scuba lessons

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba
Land
  • Tennis
  • Multi-sports court
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center
  • Ping-pong
  • Daily activities for adults


INTERNET

Guests can use WiFi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge. Internet access is also available in the Conference Room.



SPA SERVICES

Spa and beauty salon are available at this resort.



CHILD CARE

Riu Ocho Rios offers entertainment for children ages 4-12.



WEDDING/HONEYMOON
Receive a surprise gift in-room upon arrival (certificate of marriage required).



ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Location
Situated in the north of Jamaica, 6.2 mi to Ocho Rios and 65.2 mi to the Montego Bay Airport.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your resort reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Adult-Only Added Values
Riu Ocho Rios now offers several new Adults Only Added Values. Values include sparkling wine upon arrival, Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, concierge service, a bathrobe, and premium drinks throughout your stay. For an additional charge, guests will also have access to special wine menus and a romantic dinner on the beach.

Restaurant Notice
Two restaurants at the resort, Sir Richard and Tushima, are ONLY available for guests staying in the Junior Suite Ocean View which is a part of the Deluxe Wing privileges.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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