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
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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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.
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, a minibar, sofa and hydro bath.
double room with balcony
These stylish double rooms can sleep up to 4 people with a king-size or 2 queen-size beds. Your room will come with a balcony for that extra outdoor space. They come with centrally controlled air-conditioning, a fan, minibar and Wi-Fi*.
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After an hour ride to the hotel from the airport, check in seemed easy and lobby is very impressive. We made our way to the elevator and a boy was stuck in there. He was scared and it took like what seemed forever to get a maintenance person with a key to get him out. It got stuck several times while we were there so we took the stairs the rest of our stay. This place is massive and we had a room on the very far end of the resort which took forever to get anywhere so we changed rooms to get closer and was fine. Rooms were clean and the view was nice. It got a little stuffy at night when we slept but tolerable. The food was not spotty. The fruit was good but all of the meat had a very funny taste. They had a shrimp and lobster night at the buffet and that was fantastic. The frozen drinks were horrible and watered down. Bring your own alcohol or buy some at a grocery store. The beach was very rocky and swim shoes are HIGHLY recommended. Beautiful water though. Plenty of beach chairs. The main pool was absolutely disgusting. The water was murky and had lots of trash and a slimy film. We told the front desk and they informed us that the pool on the other side of the resort was better..which it was..less crowded too. In a nutshell pros- pretty tropical grounds,impressive lobby and eating area, nice beach for lounging, pretty water, good beautiful pool on the other side of the resort (not main pool) clean rooms cons- food below par (especially the meat) rooms are old and dated, rocks when entering the water at the beach, dirty pool- so bad you couldn't see the bottom, some staff could have a better attitude Basically, you get what you pay for. We didn't spend an incredible amount on this vacation but overall it was ok.More
"Absolutely Fabulous "
Wow!!! Did we ever fall in LOVE with Jamaica it's clean fresh air and water not impacted by industry. The most amazing people who showed us love and respect no matter where we went. Loved the mountains. The Riu Ocho Rios was absolutely fabulous...what more could u possibly need? ...I have zero complaints and send out a huge thank u hug to each and every member of the amazing team that works at this resort. We stayed in the deluxe side and Rebecca ( house keeping) is amazing. Thank u so much Hun.The beach was perfect , I have become addicted to snorkelling . The reef right in front of the resort was alive with hundreds of fish. But it's the people of Jamaica and their beautiful smiles and amazing attitudes that makes me miss this island so much already and can't wait to return in the very near future. This was our first vacation and will be hard to beat thanks to the Riu...please take care until we meet again.More
Karen B, 3369347
I have to admit I was nervous about going to the Riu after reading the reviews. It was my first trip abroad and I was traveling solo. I had a wonderful week at the Riu. I booked a room on the Deluxe side, and yes there were people from the main part of the hotel lounging at the pool and on the beach, but it didn't bother me. I found the Deluxe side, especially the beach, quiet and peaceful, just what I was looking for. I had a Jr Suite which was roomy and kept immaculately clean by Christine. She was wonderful. The food was plentiful and tasty, and I had no issue with standing in line for a bit to get into the a la cartes. Sir Richards and the Mandalay were delicious as was the variety at breakfast and dinner at St. Annes. the nightly entertainment was loads of fun. If you are looking for something to complain about, I'm sure you can find it, but I thought it was wonderful. I will say you have to have a bit of thick skin traveling alone but I met some amazing people at during my visit and they made the trip all the more enjoyable. I definitely plan on going back.More
We visited from March 6-13 to escape the winter and enjoy the warm sun. Not disappointed in that at all. We were disappointed as we had upgraded to the Deluxe side of the resort only to find out that most of the buffets/restaurants were located across the resort from us. Lots of walking just to get a cup of coffee in the morning. Also was disappointed that the sit down restaurants were not open every night which limited our options on eating. The main buffet had the same selections every night and morning. Other Riu's that we have stayed have never disappointed us with that. The beach on the deluxe side was certainly more well maintained than that closer to the "Jerk Shack" which was on the beach. Did not enjoy walking through cigarette butts and garbage to get to it. The entertainment was FANTASTIC! That crew made sure you had a great time! Can't say enough about them! The dancers were incredible! I would go back for them. There is a coral reef which is right in front of the resort and we were able to snorkel on out own when ever we wished, and it helped with big waves crashing in on the real windy days.More
We are coming to the end of a fantastic holiday here at the Riu Ocho Rios the staff, food, drink have been wonderful. Most beautiful f all I would like to say how wonderful the entertainment team are from the dancers to the entertainment guys especially Bruno mars, bird man, kelly, tash and not forgetting squidworth. All in all a fantastic crew ð¯ð²More
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