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 adults-only Deluxe Wing, you’ll bed down in suite-style rooms, and have exclusive use of a private pool and a couple of gourmet restaurants.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
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

With a whirlpool bath, swim-up bar, sunbeds, parasols and towels.

Renova Spa*

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

RiuLand kids’ club

Daytime entertainment programme for children aged 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 years.

Rooms► View all

double with limited sea view

Double room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years, with 1 king-size or twin beds, centrally controlled air-conditioning, fan, Wi-Fi at a charge, clock radio and liquor dispenser.

deluxe double room with sea view

Deluxe double room with sea view sleeps up to 3 adults. With centrally controlled air-conditioning, fan, clock radio and liquor dispenser.

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Thank goodness for their jerk chicken

My husband and I stayed here last September with mixed reviews. Beautiful hotel but took two extra hours to get checked in after we arrived. Overall we enjoyed our stay, but found it nearly impossible to enjoy our time on the beach as the water was filled with locals loitering. Considering we were on private property, I couldn't believe the resort didn't do more to control this. Our favorite part of the entire trip was the jerk chicken stand right on the beach every day at lunch. We are still talking about this, as it was definitely the best meal we had while in Jamaica. More

Allison S, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Great Trip, Great Hotel

Stayed at the Riu this October for 10 days - 4 adults, and toddler and a baby. ROOMS Rooms were clean, spacious and looking relatively modern. We had a safe, ironing board, and all the other little things you might need. Towels were exchanged daily with room cleaning and they even brought many extra ones on request. The only small inconvenience was not having a coffee maker in the room but the main breakfast buffet had a coffee cart very early in the morning (before buffet opened each day), so no big deal. The resort itself is very large, so there was a bit of walking back and forth. We had room 3535, which was in the middle section of the family side. If we'd had a room closer to the buffet and pool, I think it would have been noisier and not worth it. Still, it only took maybe 5 minutes to walk from the main buffet to our room - not tragic. Just don't expect it to be like one of those resorts where you step outside and the water is hitting your toes. FOOD Food was GREAT! There were so many choices that you rarely had to eat the same thing twice. Don't pay attention to the people reviewing this resort and saying they only had pancakes and fries or whatever - those are the same people who probably ignored the other 20 options and ate the same boring stuff every day. Dinner especially, was an abundance of local and more north american options combined. We had many dinners and lunches of oxtail, goat stew, chicken stew, chicken/beef liver and kidney stew for breakfast, and so many fresh greens and salads you could eat three plates for every meal. There were also fries, pizza, breads of different types, cereals, soups, etc. Really, food was fantastic. ENTERTAINMENT There was something going on every single day, various times throughout the day. Mornings started with water aerobics, then dancing lessons, games by the pool in the afternoons. In the evenings, a band would usually play while waiting for the main show each night. The entertainment team was always trying to get people participating, and for the entire 10 days we were there, our kids had so much attention from the entertainment people. There were always pleasant and trying to get a good vibe going. TRIPS Personally, I would wait to book trips until you get there. The prices are much better if you're not booking through your flight rep, and you get more choices. Especially for local things, like going to Dunn's River, the Scuba Carribe house is right on the beach and their prices are half of what the flight reps charge. Other trips can be easily arranged by talking to Scuba Carribe guys or the entertainment staff. Even the taxi drivers working for the hotel will probably be cheaper than booking anything through flight reps. Only thing I would change is this: Free wifi should be available for the entire resort, not just the deluxe side. We paid for wifi, but one day had to use their free version that is only available in the lobby. It was a bit of a nuisance because it seemed to work ONLY in the lobby. Two feet away, and it would disconnect immediately. Otherwise great trip, great resort. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to someone looking for a reasonably priced resort that offers plenty.More

MissMaady, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

amazing place

Been home a day now, and I wish I was back in Jamaica. Myself and my fiancé stayed for 2 weeks, we were amazed at just how beautiful the island of Jamaica is. We were so tired once we landed at montego bay, and the immigration procedure is a joke, so be warned of long queues of people when you arrive at the airport. Once we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by staff who gave us our wrist bands and room keys etc. Our bags shortly followed us up the stairs by one of the bell boys who was very polite. We were both very impressed with the quality and choice of fresh food and veg and fruit etc. The variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks was impressive too. Bar and restaurant staff were friendly, nothing really seemed too much trouble for them. We used the steakhouse and Asian restaurants quite a few which was great food. Brilliant service in the steakhouse which is waiter service. The Asian was buffet. These need to be pre booked in the lobby. The beach was very impressive, boasting pure white sand clear blue sea, this was amazing!! The pool area was great too, we spent most of our time here, there was always free sunbeds at all times of the day. I honestly cannot fault the hotel and it's staff, I can say for sure that we will be back next year!!! The only downside to our experience was the most rude and disrespectful family I have ever come across. I know this Web site is all about reviewing the hotel, but I really feel the need to mention this. The poor rep, Pauline had even had enough of these cretins!!!. They have given the hotel a terrible review, please please do not read this one, as it is completely untrue.More

Lisa H,

Nice amenities, but poor service

This is my 7th stay at a Riu resort, and needless to say upon arrival I was very disappointed. First of all this is a no smoking resort, with one smoking area a half mile up the road, and when you finally get there, there wasn't even a chair. So pathetic! They don't mention this in the website, and although the brochure in the room and online says there is a smoking area outside the dining room, this is all lies. There is no smoking in the rooms or on the balconies either, nor on the beach. If you smoke, you won't want to stay at this hotel, as they make smoking so inconvenient!! We booked rooms in the deluxe area of the resort and was told upon booking we would receive a welcome drink, concierge service, and our own deluxe area to check in. We got none of this. The front desk was efficient though and got through the line rather quickly, but I was disappointed to have to lug my own luggage to the room after a long day of travelling. Our room was clean and spacious, although the two double beds were an inconvenience for the stay. After settling in we went downstairs to check out resort, and found it rather nice but it could have used some deep cleaning I. The hallways and elevators especially. After forgetting my room number, the deluxe wing customer service representative was very rude and rolled her eyes at me when I asked her to look it up, and then refused to do so. I had to go to the main lobby and ask them. Then first thing the next morning I asked about changing the bed to a king, and when would that happen, or could it she told me to shut up and listen to her. She actually told me to shut up twice. I lost it and went out to the pool and told my husband. She then told him to shut up too.....so basically my first impression of this hotel was horrid. I did complain about that girl and I did not see her for the remaining two weeks of the holiday. Pool service and beach service is non existent, even though they brag about it in the brochure. The nightly entertainment was okay. The beach party was a lot of fun, but the nightly stage shows were sub par in my opinion. The excellent house band made up for it though. Buffalo Bill is amazing, and we enjoyed all the bands very much. The drinks are all discusting...unless you babysit them and make sure they don't make the cocktails 90% alcohol. I think they want all the guests drunk and passed out so they don't have to work as hard. Just because it's all inclusive, doesn't mean I want a drink that I cannot swallow. So much waste! All in all it was a good holiday, but we will not be returning to this resort. It was by far the worst Riu we have stayed at due to the poor service, and a lot of unsmiling miserable employees.More

hdenham, Calgary, Canada

A True Review.....

I'm going to be honest in this review. I'm 25 from the UK, 45 of us travelled to this hotel for a family wedding. We arrived on 06/10/2014 for 2 weeks. The first view of the hotel is lovely. We were told it was all branded alcohol but it wasn't. Only in the adults side serves branded alcohol up until 6pm everyday. But unless you have a good band their is no way your allowed in that pool or bar even if you are an adult. As the main pool had to be closed on two occasions as someone was sick in it so a few of my family members went to go to the adults only pool as their was only the beach left to go to. Once they were in the pool a member of staff asked if they could leave so my aunty explained about the main pool being closed so the staff member went to his manager and came back and said she had to leave. She explained again and he was rude and said 'Mam your drawing attention to yourself can you leave'. Some of the staff are really nice especially the entertainment team. Some of the bar staff are rude unless tipped!. The main pool is so unhygenic it is unreal! The smell of the water, things floating in the water was very unpleasant. The pool lights are left floating dangerously in the water for any of the children to pull or play on. The pool seemed to give 3 of us ear infections! When explained to our rep! I was told it's not the pool it because you British people like to bath, funny enough I never bathed once over their we only showered! The jerk chicken was the best for me along with the Chinese resurant. Keep away from the steak house the service is terrible! We were waiting 30 mins for bread for our starters to then be told they have no bread. We had to get our own drinks and then to have our steaks turn up under cooked! This was the first experience. The second experience in the steak house was on my family's wedding day. Which I add they paid for! It was terrible 2 hours wait for our food to turn up all cooked wrong the steaks cut in half to save on steak. Avoid this resturant! The night club Pacha is quite good! They close one night of the week, I'm sure it's a tuesday. But it's air conditioned in their and if you like to dance and music your enjoy it! A few days before we were due to leave my uncle went back to his room on the 1st floor. He could not get in this was about 9pm someone was in his room and bolted the bar across the door! He went down to reception to see what was going on. By the time he came back the back door was open! Luckily nothing was taken but their ipad had been unplugged and moved! He was destrackted! Their were oil hand prints on the glass and handle of the black door! So I would say it was a maintenance member of staff. I stayed in one of the nights and around 9.30pm I heard a knock on the door and looked through the hole to a cleaner in a black dress go in to our neighbours room! What were they doing in the room that late! Be warned leave all belongings in the safe! My uncle went to reception and they were useless they did move him in the end to the 2nd floor but the hassle of moving 2 adults & 3 children is not what you want. The next day he went back to reception and once again they were useless! They had no ideas of what happened and passed it back and forward! It the same for my cousins girlfriend she left a few days before us and had realised she left her pandora braclet in the hotel room. She called and kept being passed from pillar to post! No luck at all! I would say this hotel is 3.5* and Rui think it's a 5* it's not! Be warned a lot of the staff want tips or they try to sell you drugs aka the towel Man/lifeguard are suppose to be keeping an eye out yet all they were doing is drug dealing! Also they say you can't smoke but a lot people smoke where ever as long as security in the black trousers aren't around! I was told by the bar staff if you smoke just smoke away from me so I can't see. Otherwise I suppose you could smoke a joint but not a cigarette! It's a joke! I did have an amazing time! The must do trip is the blue hole! If you do this don't bother with dun river as the blue hole is a million times better! The Dolphin cove is amazing! You must do the ultimate swim! Be warned and photos or videos they take cost $99 for the whole lot! But it's very worth it! If you can take Jamaican dollars it's cheaper than USD. I would say pay for the VIP LOUNGE in the airport! It's worth every penny! All your drinks,food,wifi (as the hotels wifi is restricted and terrible) & free calls to the UK are all included! It's $30 per person for this!. Altogether the hotel is amazing! But if you can find another one I would!More

Marshy_ere,

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