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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- 20kg luggage allowance
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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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double with limited sea view
These stylish double rooms with limited sea view come with cream décor and complimentary soft furnishings.They can sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children up to 12 years. They come with one king-size or twin beds, centrally controlled air-conditioning, fan, Wi-Fi at a charge, clock radio and liquor dispenser.
These stylish double rooms with cream décor and complimentary soft furnishings can sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children up to 12 years. They come with one king-size or twin beds, centrally controlled air-conditioning, fan, Wi-Fi at a charge, clock radio and liquor dispenser.
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Nice Hotel, Poor Security
My Husband and I stayed at the Riu with a large group of friends/family for a Wedding. Overall we enjoyed our stay the only negative would be that two people traveling with our group had their safe broken into and several hundred dollars in cash stolen. Not feeling safe in a hotel, or being comfortable having your items locked in the safe is a big factor in the success of the trip. Check in, this was one of the most organized check inâs I have seen. Hotel staff was ready for our large group, and had 3 staff members assigned to us, one for check in and towel card, one for wrist bands, and one to give out safe locks. It was very smooth and quick to get up to the rooms. The standard garden room was fairly large, and we found it to be clean. The king beds were two twins pushed together, as was the same for most of our group. The beds were also very hard. Other than that it met all our needs. The mini bar is said to be restocked every two days, however our water was only done twice throughout the week. The safe isnât digital, you are provided a lock and key when you check in. This is perhaps why two of ours were broken into while we were out on an excursion. Also we were on the main floor, but this 5 floor hotel seemed to always have people waiting for the elevators, so you may want to ask for a room on the 1st or 2nd floor. The pool, fantastic! Great entertainment staff, and lots for everyone to do during the day if you want to. If you donât like loud music and games by the pool, you may want to consider the adults only side, as it was much quieter over there. The beach, great sand, and crystal clear water! The beach area was fairly congested and it was difficult to find two chairs together after 11AM. Buffet, breakfast was our favorite. The Omelets and fresh fruit were amazing. For lunch you have two options, the beach buffet which had delicious jerk chicken cooked right on the beach, burgers, salad bar, Panini station, there was always something you could find. Or there was the Italian restaurant that had pizza, pasta and a salad bar. A la carts â Our favorite was the steakhouse, it was great steak, or shrimp. The Asian was a buffet style, and a lot of our group was sick after eating there. The third was the Gourmets, it was good as well, but our favorite was the steakhouse, we should have booked two nights there and skipped the Asian. If you are on the adults only side, you get access to two additional restaurants. Entertainment â horrible, there was only a few nights that it was worth watching.More
Travelled with a group of 14 in total , found this place to be very accomadating , lotsa staff , fantastic food ,both buffet and ala carte were excellent, adult only section was more peaceful than the family areas and nice option to have and well worth the extra $$. Entertainment was ok a little repetitive but with a large group was secondary anyways. Would go back tomorrowððªMore
One week in this hotell
We spent one week in this hotell in the beginning of January. We choose the junior suite from the de luxe part of this hotell. We really choose the right one. Our suite was very nice with huge bed. There was also a swimming pool and sea view. Our suite was in the fourth floor. We liked it very much. The de luxe pool was nice and relaxing. The hotell was nice also. Our maid Deporah was such a uncredible person - she made us to feel good. The room was always very clean. We don't have anything negative to say about the hotell. The bbeach wasn't the best one - that only one minus to this hotell. Well we spent the other week in Negril, which have the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica.More
Tarru, Oulu, Finland
Nice hotel but noisy
Just come back from this hotel.We booked a room with a partial sea view.We were given a room with a cement balcony where the only view was that of the sky ,no sea view.We were only moved on the second week to a room with a sea view/swimming pool view. Nonetheless the rooms are spacious ,clean.The bed is huge but a little hard. The food at the hotel is very good with plenty of choice,one huge buffet restaurant,3/5 other al la carte (red/gold bands), so be prepared to put on half a stone. The drinks are good but are limited to bad tasting wine and beer,numerous rum cocktails ,vodka and canadian whisky. I persoanlly do not like rum but could still always find something to drink.Every day they have Jamaicn dance lessons on the beach and games around the main pool.The beach and main pool was very noisy with a lot of loud Canadians and Americans which I suspect are 95per cent of the guests.If you like to sun bathe or read a book and enjoy a bit a quiet time during the day ,I suggest you pay a bit more for the gold band.Gold bands have a separate adult only pool and a small section of beach where no games take place.Every evening the dance troup lay on a show at 9.30 to 10.30pm.The shows were very good.Again however there was no quiet bar.There was only a dull sportsbar which was in the basement.Overall ,we enjoyed our holiday but we would have enjoyed it better if there was a place where you could escape the noise/cowds at times. I would say it more caterred for the Americans who were on a weeks vacation who wanted to eat and drink as much as they could and wanted to party.This is not a place for the older traveller. Tip:ask for a room without a cement balcony. Take lots of dollar notes as the bar men expect a tip every now and then.Infact everyone in Jamaica looks for a tip.The tours with the reps are expensive -most full day trips costs 100 us dollars (approx Â£70.00) each.The hotel is set back down a long path (about 1/4 mile),so you have little choice other than to go on the tours or use the hotel taxis which are also not cheap. The hotel also has a pretty garden with pond with turtles and a couple of herons.A few cats visit the gardens who like the ham from the buffet restaurant (lol).More
Charlene o, London, United Kingdom
BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!!! YA MUN!
Firstly I would like to start by saying that - those who moan clearly go on holiday to moan! because we honestly couldnt fault this hotel. We met a few moaners - and they are the most miserable and negative people that find a fault in anything. Chill out - you are on holiday, make the most of it and enjoy what you have, fun starts from within. My husband and I both had the best holiday ever. We absolutely loved jamaica (cant imagine visiting a more beautiful and fun country), and the hotel is brilliant. We had a deluxe seaview room. as a tip (I had previously read on facebook to request a room with a rail balcony but silly me never followed up the tip..) we ended up with a balcony with a concrete wall. This I didnt think would bother me but honestly, you cant see a thing once you sit down and the balconys with concrete walls are much smaller...so you kind of feel like ur in a dungeon if you sit down. Hotel was accomodating and moved us when we raised our issue. The room we was moved to had a much bigger balcony so we was able to make the most of our lovely view and enjoy drinks on the balcony. The rooms were absolutely lovely...totally gotta get myself one of the jaccuzi baths. we never once had a problem with hot water, it was always hot. The maids clean to a very high standard, room is as good as new when you walk in. There is a TV and seating area in the deluxe side. Not really sure what channels they had, but the hubby watched a few films out there. The optics in the room were fantastic and restocked all the time. The pool is lovely, the beach is lovely. What I enjoyed most about the hotel is that the staff are always having a good time, they are always dancing around and enjoying the reggae music. I've officially been converted into a huge reggae fan! Nothing better than chilling on the beach with a daquiri listening to the reggae YA MUN. and the daquiris are amazing! We LOVED the food at this hotel (although I put on about ten stone considering I was eating constanly throughout the day). Jerk chicken on the beach is amazing. We enjoyed eating at the speciality restaurants most evenings, we never had a problem getting reservations. The steak is very good and was always cooked to perfection. Our favourite was the Sir John - we loved Andre, he was our favourite staff member and he went all out to ensure you had a good time. The buffet restaurant provided everything and more than you could ask for. You name it - its got it. You would have to be extremely fussy to moan about the food. There is an italian restaurant open until 2am - which seemed to be our final stop of the night. There was a band playing everynight before the entertainment and after the entertainment. This was great, everyone up dancing. The beach party was so good, would definately recommend going to that. Despite miserable english people moaning on here about the amount of canadians/americans at the resort, we found them to be such a laugh and enjoyed their company! They are so friendly! The best part of our holiday was the private candlelit meal on the beach - WOW. At first we thought this was expensive ($150) but wow was it worth it. So romantic, and the food was amazing! I had surf and turf which turned out to be a whole lobster and a huge fillet steak! Would definately recommend (and dont be put off by where its positioned, its lovely when you are down there) and it makes you feel very special. Tipping - we made the mistake of tipping large tips to start with (as we normally do on holiday) but we later realised the staff put them straight in their pockets and dont even look at them. Hence we did find that service was a bit slow for us. Tipping goes a long way, but tip in dollars every so often. They do expect it, but u will get served (just a little slower) if u dont tip. Excursions - we didnt go through Thompsons - we went through Peat Taylor Tours and it worked out much cheaper and alot more time efficient. They meet u at the front of the hotel and take u when u want to go and wait for you for however long u want. With thompson they dictate the time and can take a full day of your holiday to do something that typically lasts only a few hours. We was able to leave all our money etc in Oneil's car and he kept it all safe for us. Cut a long story short - dont listen to negative reviews, book this hotel and get yourself to Jamaica, u wont regret it! I cant wait to return!More
jellybelly30, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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