Riu Ocho Rios
The Riu Ocho Rios hotel’s having a head-to-toe makeover in 2019, so you can expect freshly painted rooms, up-to-date restaurants and a brand new splash park.
This hotel’s pulled up alongside the honey-hued sand of Jamaica’s northern coastline. Plus, it’s less than a 10-minute drive from the country’s most famous waterfall – the Dunn’s River Falls.
A handful of eateries and pools are in the pipeline here, courtesy of a revamp that’s set to pack out the list of facilities. What’s more, younger guests will be able to let loose in the new kids’ club.
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Based On 9979 reviews
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- 3 Buildings
- 901 Rooms
- 7 Lifts
- Floors: 5 to 6
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Food & Drink
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24-hour All Inclusive. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with show cooking stations and themed buffets three times a week. Option to have Continental breakfast and Jamaican jerk barbecue at lunch. Option to have dinner at the Kulinarium, Italian, Asian and steakhouse restaurants. Selected local-brand and imported alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee, 24 hours a day. Regularly restocked minibar and in-room drinks optic with local-brand spirits. 24-hour snacks.
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5 outdoor pools►
You'll have a total of five outdoor pools to take a dip in, and the two smaller ones each come with a swim-up bar. There's free-to-use sunbeds, parasols and towels by the pools, too.
The Renova Spa includes a beauty salon and a hairdresser. There's a long list of massages and treatments to pick from, too.
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 or Terrace►
These junior suites have a limited sea view and are kitted out with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air-con, a safe, a regularly restocked minibar, an iron, ironing board and a hairdryer. You'll also have a drinks optic filled with locally-branded spirits.
Double Room with Limited Sea View and Balcony►
These double rooms have a limited sea view and come with a king-size or two double beds, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air-con, a safe, a regularly restocked minibar, an iron, ironing board and a hairdryer. You'll also have a drinks optic filled with locally-branded spirits.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
Very nice resort. Walls are thin between rooms. Beach was good. Food was plentiful. No worries about getting a lounge chair to sit on. I have no real issues about the resort. There was a lot of seaweed in the morning but the staff had it cleaned up pretty quickly. I would go back again.More
Our stay at Hotel Riu Ocho Rios
This hotel was a very nice hotel. It did not have as many amenities as it’s sister property in Negril (Riu tropical palace). The food was good. The pool was nice & it was fairly clean. A few crack in the pool tiles here and there. The beach in Ocho Rios is nice however; the best beach is in Negril (in our opinion) it’s called the seven mile beach. The difference between the two areas is that Ocho Rios has way more shopping than Negril. Wish there were more to do during the afternoon/evening at this hotel. Maybe it’s like that because there is more to do outside the resort in Ocho Rios than there is at the Riu in Negril. All in all a nice relaxing vacation. If I went to Ocho again I would look for a hotel with more things to do on property. Actually went there first week of March 2017. If your looking for a nice resort at a mid range price this is the resort for you.More
not as nice as it looks
Service is slow, takes forever to get your room, mattresses are old and feel springs on your back. Rained most days while we visit. no air in the elevators or halls. food okay, too many people so get there early.. More
Myself and best friend stayed at Rui Ocho Rios for 2 weeks to attend our friends wedding (also at the hotel) over the 2 weeks there was around 20 people in our group who came and left at different times. The hotel itself is a fair way from the airport about 2 hours and I would say geared more towards the family market. We booked a deluxe double through Tui. The room was very spacious and clean and had typical Caribbean Riu wooden furnishings. Mini bar was replenished every other day with a good selection of soft drinks / beers and of course all rooms have optics which is a plus!! Food was fine we ate at the buffet most days and always a good selection to chose from - breakfast was my personal favourite. We also ate at a couple of the a la carte restaurants the japense was by far the best! We sat at both pools and the beach throughout our stay never any problems getting sun beds - fresh beach towels available each day if needed. Drinks were plentiful and defiantly not watered down - we loved our evenings by the Dunn’s river bar and our favourite bar men who would ensure our glasses were never empty!! As we were there for a wedding we did go to the nightclub which was ok for a bit of a dance and if you wanted to stay up later - sports bar was open 24/7 but very quiet when we were there and lacked atmosphere also never had any of the snacks such as burger etc. Only problem for me was that all the bars on an evening are in the same location in the main entertainment area so you can’t really get away from it and whilst the staff work really hard to put on a good show it’s just not our cup of tea and would have preferred if there were other more relaxing bar areas. We did a couple of excursions - my advice would be to shop around and not book directly through Tui in the first instance as many of the attractions like Dunn’s river are really close and you can get them cheaper - we did go to the rum factory and pelican bar with Tui as this wasn’t offered with anyone else and was a full day trip (takes 3 hours to get there). Blue hole is also really close and we got a taxi and had the most fantastic day! Ocho Rios Itself doesn’t have much going on it’s geared mainly towards the cruise visitors so shops are very touristy and over priced - went to margaritaville which was not that great and very expensive - we much preferred the karaoke at oceans 11 which had a much nicer vibe and drinks were cheaper here. We had hair and make up done for the wedding in town by locals rather than at the hotel - they were fantastic! Wedding itself was fab well organised by the hotel and went without a hitch. All in all we had a fab holiday - yes the hotel is a bit dated but it’s just about to undergo a major refurbishment which in my opinion can only improve on what’s already there. All the staff we encountered were fantastic despite the fact that they were going to be out of work for the next few months while the hotel is closed. Would recommend. More
Me and my two daughters (14 months and 2 months) stayed here for 2 weeks as my dad was getting married, it was beautiful, everyone is friendly and will do anything for you, would definitely go again, beautiful hotel, beautiful everything, best holiday of my life, even with 2 babies. I would highly recommend.More
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