ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios  

Backed by thick rainforest and fronted by a pristine beach, the ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios is every inch the tropical retreat.

The location is the big talking point at the ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios. Not only is it set in tropical gardens, it’s pulled up against a sandy beach and the town centre is only a 10-minute drive away.

If you stay in the Deluxe Wing, you’ll bed down in suite-style rooms.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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Outdoor pool

The large lagoon shaped outdoor pool comes with a wraparound sun terrace dotted with palm trees to give you that bit of extra shade. There's a whirlpool bath, plus submerged sunbeds in the pool too. Sunloungers align the pool along with parasols for those who want to relax.

Renova Spa*

Pamper yourself and choose from a range of massages and beauty treatments.

RiuLand Kids’ Club

There's a daytime entertainment programme for children aged 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 years. It's an ideal place for them to make new friends.

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junior suite with limited sea view and balcony

These stylish junior suites with limited sea view come with a balcony with a limited sea view. They come with a double bed and an extra bed, centrally controlled air-conditioning, fan, Wi-Fi*, clock radio, living area, sofa and hydro bath.

deluxe junior suite with sea view and balcony

These stylish junior suites in the deluxe wing come with one king-size or 2 queen-size beds, centrally controlled air-conditioning and fan. Rooms are split-level junior suites with balconies and ocean views and come with exclusive access to the Sir Richard Gourmet restaurant and the Tushima Japanese restaurant, separate check-in, free Wi-Fi, concierge service for speciality restaurant bookings and you can have a romantic dinner on the beach*.

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Amazing place, food and location but the staff??!

We stayed in clubhotel Riu Ochos Rios for 2 weeks, we booked it through Thomson's from Dublin. We are rating this hotel 5 out of 5 even though we had some issues but we still enjoyed our time . Location: this hotel is near all attractions such as dunns river, mystic mountain, Dolphins cove, blue hole etc. If you wanna visit Ochos Rios town don't book it with the hotel, just walk outside and you will get it way cheaper. The hotel will charge you 35$ . Arrival: we had to wait for while to check in ( remember you are in Jamaica means they are slow and taking things easy lol). We upgraded our room from standard to deluxe, the lady who was looking after us her name is Shadee Palmer, very nice , helpful and always smiling UNTIL her supervisor took over. She was not polite, and She DOESN'T even smile what so ever , she kept us for almost 45 mins, she was calculating why and how we got the upgrade cheaper. I don't mind her doing that but at least she can say with a smile can please wait few mins at least not being rude and aggressive.She didn't even say sorry or anything. Her name is Anna Maria Stewart. Just avoid her 😂. But any way .. Room : spacious, very clean and we had a very good view . It was worth the upgrade. Thanks to Elaine Martin our maid she was amazing. Always doing a great job. Very polite. Internet: you only can use it beside reception but If you want to use it some where else you have to pay 40$ per week😒😂. Swimming pool: two swimming pool in the resort and full of kids lol. They try to clean them all the time but still not clean enough. Beach : very beautiful, white sand and clear water it depend on the day. Clean and full of corals. Lots of fish around . PARENTS - if you are going with your kids remember some woman are topless which is not cool , in my my opinion the hotel should do something about it. Food: food is soooo good , lots of variety and so tasty , jerk chicken on the so good . Entertainment: those guys are good they will do their best to make you smile and to enjoy your day/night . Thanks to Kevin, Bruno Mars and Showtime you guys are amazing. Trips out side the hotel : book it with your representative. Safer and you can change it if the day not good enough. Remember don't book your cool running with the scuba Caribe to Dunn's River not nice and boring, I saw others on different catamaran's really having fun. Thanks to our Representative Pauline . You are the best :-) This is Family resort means lots of kids around if your looking for quite place this is not the place for you. Bars: bartenders are amazing and polite but at night time avoid the wooden brown bar beside the blue mountain theatre as they guys there are very rude and disrespectful such as Tyrone. The resort itself very big and beautiful, we will diffidently go back to another Riu somewhere around the world even though we had few issues but hey we had good time :-) Thank you Riu for making our stay pleasant and enjoyable. More

Moe A, 186605

family holiday

Room - Upon arrival the hotel is very big, after waiting in the line for our keys we settled down in our rooms. After previously looking at other reviews before coming I knew the room wasn't going to be flashy, but it was decent. They used two double beds to create a king size bed. This wasn't a big problem as for me. Unfortunately the room that I was in had a hole behind the light switch where ants would come out from. I remember one day turning around to find a whole trail of ants coming out of there and down the wall onto the floor. I called up reception and someone came to spray ant spray to kill them, however the cleaner never got rid of all the dead ants on the floor that were behind the bedside table (directly underneath the light switch). Apart from that the room was fine. There is air con and the TV provided a decent range of channels - to an extent. Food - The food was sort of hit and miss for me. The majority of the nights we ate at the main buffet 'St. Ann' for us this was the best food. For breakfast there was lot's of choice from cereal, to fruit, to bakery products, to hot food like bacon, scrambled eggs etc. They also made fresh omelettes to your liking too. I probably enjoyed breakfast the most here out of breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had reservations when it came to dinner for the Chinese/Asian restaurant called 'Mandalay' and the steakhouse called 'Mammee Bay'. 'Mandalay wasn't anything special, but it was slightly different to the range of food served at St. Ann. (Mandalay is a buffet) The Steakhouse was really nice, however - the food took very long to come. For starters there is a salad buffet but there is a set main course. There was a long break in between starters and main. It's a good idea to reserve early when you can as we had to eat at around 9pm as other reservations were already made for earlier eating times. For lunch we usually ate at the 'Mammee Bay' and 'Plantation' the poolside restaurants, we found that 'Mammee Bay's' food usually looked and tasted more fresher. We think this is because this restaurant is close to the deluxe side of the hotel so maybe they put bit more effort in here. Never the less the food was okay.. but most of the time I found some of the foods to be very salty which was off-putting at times. Pool - The pool is okay, theres not much to comment on a pool. Some daytime entertainment takes place here which is fun to watch but after a while it gets repetitive. The pool bar is a nice feature, and the pool also include a couple of jacuzzis too. I was disappointed that the pool wasn't very deep. You could walk across from one side to the other, still touching the bottom of the pool. However, luckily the sea wasn't far so if I did want to go deep I went to onto the beach. Beach - The beach was lovely. I had seen lots of reviews about the jerk hut so I was looking forward to it. The Jerk was okay, nothing special, but nevertheless it was still edible. I found myself going to the restaurants for lunch rather than the Jerk hut. In some spots on the beach you are able to get wifi, I think a good spot is close to the beach shop. The hotel includes some water activities - I only went on the peddle boats, I enjoyed these, but they also had more activities. Wifi - The wifi is fairly good. Better at night because less people are using it. It was slightly annoying how you had to pay to get it in the rooms. I had quite a lot of money left over so I decided to pay for the wifi one night in the room. It lasted longer than 24 hours, it lasted the rest of our stay! (which was only 2 and a half days but still) So you might be able to get away with paying for one day and getting more use out of it. The wifi is quite strong at the sports bar. When my family and I wanted to FaceTime we came here because the signal seemed to be stronger than say at the pool. Gym - The hotel does have a gym which me and my cousin used...once lol. But it was decent, it wasn't top of the class but it did have atleast 2 of each machines. The receptionist lady would come in and give a fresh towel for us which meant that we didn't have to bring a rag or hand towel from our rooms. There was also a water machine in there with plastic cups too. From the outside the room looks dark inside - to an extent. So you don't have to worry about people looking in too much. You can see perfectly fine looking out, but people outside can't see you as easily. Entertainment - The entertainment was okay. The staff do certainly try to get everyone involved. I found some of the entertainers a bit too full on - but i guess that's their job. We stayed there two weeks and realised that they have a week rota. So in the second week we didn't watch the entertainment because we had already seen it all in the first week. I think most visitors come from America and only stay around a week as Jamaica is not too far for them (the American families I met only stayed for a week). However most people that we met who were staying for 2 weeks were from the UK. Even in the first week the entertainment got a bit boring at times, I enjoyed the Africa show and the beach party, however the beach party finishes so early! 11 I think. But it's still a good time. Staff - The staff in the restaurants are very attentive and always around to help out, its lovely. The reception staff can sometimes be a bit slow at times, but get the job done eventually. The cleaners are nice, they didn't speak much, only when spoken to, or just to say good morning. I admit they could step up their game in some areas but for the most part I enjoyed my stay here and would come again with a group of friends or family.More

Elisha W, 186348

Still Talking About This Resort A Year Later

Hubby and I visited this resort to attend a destination wedding for a family member last summer. As we drove up to the resort and grabbed our luggage, we were greeted with a nice, cool cocktail drink and you couldn't help but notice the awesome ocean breeze hitting you as you entered the open atrium lobby. Hotel check in wasn't as smooth as we had hoped because they were checking in our rather large wedding party at the same time. So check-in service could have been a little better and the agents a little more knowledgeable to expedite the check in process for the wedding guests/family; took like 2 hours for everyone. This was not an issue for smaller families though because they speed through the line while we patiently waited over to the side checking in. After check in, we walked through the resort to our rooms and the accomodations were simply fabulous. We spent time lots of time as a family at the beach and enjoyed the warm ocean water. Beach chairs and towels were never an issue - too many to choose from. Loud, noisy kids weren't a problem either. We enjoyed taking food and drinks to our beach chairs or at pool side and loved participating in some of the resort activities. The wedding services on the beach were prompt, expeditious and completely memorable. We loved taking pictures on the beach right after the wedding, and then going back to have the recception on the beach. We had such an amazing time. We also loved spending time just lounging on the patio chairs neighboring the lobby and listening to the steel drum music; so memorable. The food was exceptional and true authentic Jamican food - you should try a little of everything because you won't be disappointed. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer, and I cannot wait to go back and visit this resort again. Ocho Rios is definitely where you want to be in Jamaica!More

Drivenwoman, 28970

Destination Wedding

Check in was a breeze and they gave us a room upgrade that was fantastic. the food was great at the buffet and the specialty restaurants were good. I must say it was annoying having to make the reservation for the special restaurants.Between waiting on line at 8am and then not being able to get a seating at all because they were booked for the 3 day etc. Riu has to come up with a better plan. It worked out ok but definitely took away from the trip a bit. The beach was really beautiful and we enjoyed the catamaran they had on site. the hotel was very well maintained. Our Riu Caribe rep Allon was super helpful with transportation. its a long ride from the airport but overall we felt it was worth it. It was a wonderful wedding and a great getaway.More

LongIslandM,

Not bad, Riu! (May 2014)

My fiancé and I stayed at Riu Ocho Rios during the end of May 2014 to the beginning of June 2014. In all honesty, Riu seems to be our safety net. Safe food, wonderful price, and wonderful service. My husband and I were more than surprised during our stay at Riu Ocho Rios. The food was phenomenal. The jerk hut was producing authentic Jamaican jerk chicken. Food consisted of a variety of safe "American" food, but there was so much to choose from, including aki, salt fish, festival, and dumpling. Just a short walk away was a beachfront restaurant serving Jamaican fare, it was a treat away from the resort. The pools were relaxing, and the classic swim up bar was a treat. Entertainment with crowd participation was classic for Riu. There was a club on the resort that played all different music, mainly reggae and soca, which was to my enjoyment. 20 minutes to Margaritaville, it was enjoyable. I would recommend if you want a lower key vacation in Jamaica, away from the crowd in Montego Bay (about 1.5 hours away from Montego Bay airport)! More

Anil Justine B,

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