Rooms on the Beach Ocho Rios
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I spent one week at this hotel which I will review in a few sections:Location - This is amazing. It's next to the town centre and the strip. Everything is in walking distance and to be honest, you are spoilt for choice with food and shopping.Facilities - they have a small pool with a bar and from there you step onto the beach. If you want to lounge about on the beach and a few drinks, then this has all you need. There is no live entertainment like other hotels. However, it's location permits this omission as there is ample entertainment on the strip. Ocean 11 a short walk is a must. Beach - very clean and no hassle. Running on the beach at 6am in the morning is a must!!! Hospitality - I have no complaints. They could be slow at times with certain problems but they were amazingly helpful and did all they could to help. I preferred the staff here more than the Riu where I also stayed. They are beautiful people, kind and help and I would say leave a tip at the end for at least $500 Jamaican dollars which is about £3 GBP. I have travelled and not everyone is like the staff here!! Food - Breakfast is simple; Continental. Putting that to one side, you can order off the menu which my family ALL loved. If you have bake beans ask for it with pepper and onion along with cheese omelette and FESTIVALS Or fried dumplings . All the meals are excellent and very hot (temperature) with a reasonable selection. Simply, the food was authentic and tasted home from home. My son did say the portions could be bigger and I agree but just ask as they are so active accommodating. Accommodation - It is very clean but dated. Also has no lifts although it is only three floors and porter will help with luggage. TV had to be changed as it's reception was very poor. Wi fi was OK but temperamental in rooms but great in foyer. Beds were superb and comfortable but the bathroom was slightly dated but not off putting. Travel & Transportation - tourist equates to high price and alway gets overcharged . However, through the hotel I found an amazing driver called Chris. Example I booked him ALL day 12 hours and it cost me 8,000 jamaica dollars about £50 GBP plus tips. We built up a good relationship and we taxi to Kingston several times with him for about £120 GBP plus tips a day meals which for me was about £10 GBP for the day. Mobile 001876 3865715. He explains everything and did my shopping in town so I saved big time.Ask Chris to take you to the Blue lagoon and ask for Ricardo +18767294931 to take you on a tour. They have jet good there and seems more pleasant than other water falls. He was amazing. Showed us all the plants the water jumps EVERYTHING!!! and guided everyone even the kids. Tell him how long you want on a tour for and he will make it last. I think 90 minutes is more than enough. I tipped him about £15 GBP as he guided my three children. Get some aqua shoes for the trip. The hotel location makes it a good trip and a must. FINAL POINT - The hotel might not be the top end hotel but food, location and stay more than compensated (alone guest with the price). IF you want a quite hotel with not too many people, where you can read a book and lounge about, this is a must and not too expensive. Grocery stores opposite hotel, hair dresses male and female; authentic market and atmosphere makes it as real as it can be. It's a holiday hotel for jamaicans I'd best describe it which is a compliment. I found Jamaican currency to be the best and whist you have 3 ATM within walking distance, take and SPEND Jamaica dollars as they give you change in that currency. I hope all above has helped!!
The front desk staff was friendly and polite. The hotel was just a hot mess. It was totally run down and should be closed for immediate renovation.We were not given and when asked for wash rags was told that there was done. The sofa in the room was so scary looking as if it were picked up from trash on the road. The bathroom was dark and dingy. No floor mats no wash rags totally worn and torn hand and bath towels. The soap dispenser had something growing in it. Just horrible. The room furnitures were broken. The mattress tough as a rock and pillows pretty much non existence. Surprisingly the room didn't smell badly. The hallways were lined with broken furniture, a clothesline hangs from the balcony window and the walls of the hallways dirty!
I recently stayed here with a friend and the hotel is centrally located and on the beach. The hotel has a decent pool and the staff is friendly. I did encounter some difficulties at check in. I did not get the room I paid for due to some confusion with the bed type. My room did not have a hair dryer and it took a full day for them to get one to us. The breakfast that was included was decent and sufficient.
Visited Jamaica for the first time with a group of about 33 persons. All adults.The place is beautiful and clean.The hotel needs an upgrading but the location on the strip.The staff were all pleasant and very helpful. And they kept the place very clean.Once they get an upgrade of the premises it will definitely become a 5 star hotel.My next trip to Ocho Rios, I'll definitely stay here again.
Sad but true....We ordered and paid for was a room with a balcony...What we got was a dungeon....so much hair in the tub drain it was terrible.....Bathroom was so dark I had to shave with a flashlight....My balcony wasn't large enough for two pigeons...I went to management about the room...They said prove it...They cater to young adults which they can sell all kinds of trips to...All inclusive my foot...They have all kinds of ways to suck your money out of your pockets...I am 72 and married a 71 year old woman...This was suppose to be our honeymoon....I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy...I ended up taking my new wife to Niagara Falls which she enjoyed much better... or should I say tremendously.
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- Items of a personal nature
- Continental breakfast
- Green fees at SuperClubs Runaway Bay Golf and Country Club (Carts, caddies and transportation available at extra cost.)
- Pool (opened from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
- Fitness centre
- 93 rooms
- 1 Restaurant (dress code in effect)
- Pool bar
- Fitness centre
- Water sports nearby (fee)
- 18 hole golf course nearby (green fees included, transportation, mandatory carts and caddies extra)
- Internet access (fee)
- 1 king size or 2 double beds
- Satellite TV
- Direct dial telephone
- Safety deposit box
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker
- Max. occ. 4
- Same as above but more spacious. Max. occ. 4, with king bed max. of 2
- Same as above, with 3 double beds. Max. occ. 6
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Rooms on the Beach Ocho RiosOcho Rios,Jamaica
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Ocho Rios Beach Main st., Ocho Rios Jamaica
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