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Riu Ocho Rios

Jamaica

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4 Nights with Air from $649 All-Inclusive
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4.1
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4.1
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4.4
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3.8
Room Comfort
 
3.9
4.1 out of 5
"Stayed at the Riu Ocho Rios, Jamaica for a week total. The Riu was amazing, the staff extremely friendly and helpful...and I mean the entire staff; maids, drivers, desk help, cooks, waiters, clerks, ba..." – BlueSky49
600 out of 736 (82%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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September 14, 2017
My stay at RUI Ocho Rios Jamaica

This place is awesome! The front desk staff was friendly, I didn't have to wait long in line. I enjoyed my welcome drink as soon as I got there. My favorite part of my stay was the dining room, I felt like I was at home. The dinning room staff were kind,respectful and very helpful. House keeping did a great job, the rooms were very clean. The entertainment was on point especially Jerry, missing Jamie though. This is my tenth stay at Riu and I will continue to recommend this resort to friends and family .


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Atlanta
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 7, 2017
Riu could use a face lift

I enjoyed my stay immensely with few exclusions. I had recently had knee surgery so I asked that my room be put near an elevator to decrease the amount of walking I would have to do. They did put me right outside the service elevator basically used by maids and other workers. The problem was that the elevator let out on the bottom floor right outside the laundry facilities which was open on both sides to a marsh which smelled like RAW SEWAGE. I used this elevator the entire vacation for convenience because it was close to all the restaurants, but was really turned off by the strong odor. The bedding was ancient although the rooms were very visibly clean, there was the strong odor of disinfectant. The bed was comfortable but spreads were very old fashioned and you could see stains on the mattresses and box springs. The other furniture and window treatments were up to date with the exception of plastic on the chairs. The pool area was clean although the beach area was littered with debris from the palm trees and could've been a little better kept. I am not a swimmer so I used the gaming room a lot. I thought the casino area could've been larger to allow for more machines, but I doubt if it would've attracted more customers because NOBODY was winning anything. The bar and gaming room were underground and I could again smell an awful smell like raw sewage. I had to hold my breath in the bar to get to the casino room. I watched each time that a drink was made for me and discovered that they only put alcohol in if you asked for it. Sometimes they asked ahead of time and sometimes not. You generally got one jigger of liquor per cocktail. House wines were used at dinner and they were so-so. The greatest things about Riu were the restaurants which appeared to be much better kept than the rooms or any other places in the resort. The food was exceptional and the choices were plentiful. I particularly loved the amount of native fruit that I got to sample, and I loved the jerk chicken and the conch fritters. I didn't try the goat. All and all, I really enjoyed the resort, but it really could use some modernization and a new paint job. I sheepishly call Riu the poor man's resort because it was a good value for the money, but I do think improvements are in order. Dunn River Falls was the highlight of my trip as well as the exceptional service by professional and friendly staff.


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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From: Birmingham, Alabama
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 5, 2017
Love this Resort

I just love Riu Ocho Rios from the time we got off the bus until we got back on the bus to go home. We spent a lot of time by the pool our bartender Tyrone was wonderful. He would entertain us by sing and dance. He always had a smile on his face. In the evenings we would go down to the Dunn River bar and O'Neill was our bartender there that was wonderful he made us feel like family. We went to Sir Richards restaurant our server was Kimarley he was a pleasure to be around you could tell how much he loved what he was doing. We also dined at the steak house our sever there was Micheal S. what a pleasure he went out of his way to make our experience the best. We will definitely stay at the Riu again soon. Thank you so much for making us feel like we were home.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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From: Marlton, New Jersey
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 4, 2017
not too happy

I was on the other side of the resort from my girl friend and an attempt to put us closer together was not even provided. The elevator on my side(rooms in the 3000's) did not work for a couple of days and i was on the 5th floor. i have upper respiratory issues so the trek up and down the stairs was not pleasant. I also enjoy night swimming, however, their pools no one who worked there could seem to tell me where the closest one was. I found that out from a fellow patron. The wi-fi service came in 24 hour increments and you could only log into it from the main lobby, which was a hassle. I really wasn't very impressed with the resort at all. They could use a serious upgrade and a few changes to accommodate the vacation experience. I am an avid traveler and there are somethings that should never be a concern. While I will definitely return to Jamaica, I will NOT revisit RIU Ocho Rios.


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From: New York (NY)
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 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

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

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

The drive to the resort will take about an hour, but once you step foot onto the resort grounds, you'll be in love.

 

Why You Should Go

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.

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

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

Sir John
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm

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


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 at this resort.

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.

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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