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My wife and I just returned from our anniversary celebration at sandals Ocho Rios. This was our fourth stay at a sandals resort and once again they proved to be warm, hospitable ,grateful host.This property offers a great variety of activities ranging from golf to...More
Response from Rayne M, Online Review Coordinator at Sandals Ochi Beach ResortResponded 16 March 2015
Hello and thank you for your review of Sandals Grande Riviera. It's amazing to hear that you've enjoyed staying with us so many times before, and we're so glad that you had another wonderful vacation. We really appreciate your many kind words and it was...More
We had a very long and tiring journey to arrive here at sandals. The staff here has made us so happy. The nicest most helpful group you have here. Everton, bartender, greeted us right away and has been fantastic at suggesting cocktails and is very...More
This was our first Sandals experience and to be honest, I was getting a little bored of the all inclusives. The sellers harassing you, the dress code, the animation team driving you crazy to play games, the incessant tipping ( don't get me wrong, I...More
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Response from Rayne M, Online Review Coordinator at Sandals Ochi Beach ResortResponded 13 March 2015
Thank you for your lovely review of Sandals Grande Riviera. It seems like you really enjoyed every moment of your vacation and we're so pleased to hear it. We would like to especially thank you for your kind compliments and for your patience...More
Prior to our trip we read some unfavorable reviews on Trip Advisor and journeyed with some trepidation. I am happy to report that everything was wonderful. We have been to another all-inclusive and found it lacking. This Sandals resort exceeded our expectations. The rooms were...More
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Response from Rayne M, Online Review Coordinator at Sandals Ochi Beach ResortResponded 12 March 2015
Thank you for your wonderful review of Sandals Grande Riviera. We're glad that you had an amazing time staying with us and we appreciate your feedback. We'll be most happy to welcome you to any Sandals or Beaches resort in the future!
If you mean updated as in like the rooms at the Royal Barbados resort, no. Not even close. I’ve stayed on both sides since 2016 and both sides have the dark wood furniture, etc of the “older” Sandals resorts. To the best of... More
If you mean updated as in like the rooms at the Royal Barbados resort, no. Not even close. I’ve stayed on both sides since 2016 and both sides have the dark wood furniture, etc of the “older” Sandals resorts. To the best of my knowledge, they haven’t done a major scale revamp on any of the rooms, but I’m confident they’ve done some maintenance type updates like drywall and painting here and there when needed. To be frank, Ochi is one of the least expensive Sandals resorts out there, & I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if them not having the newer, more modern rooms isn’t part of that reason. Keep in mind that not having a modern decor isn’t a bad thing in this case. Its not like comparing the Bellagio in Vegas to a motel 6 (guessing here - I’ve never been to Vegas, but I’d guess the Bellagio is pretty swank lol). To be honest, I think that quite a few of the room categories here would actually look kind of weird with the more modern decor that their newer resorts have. The ones in the two main buildings, I could maybe see it, but the rest are in basically cottages or villas that I think would kind of look awkward with the super modern decor, but that’s just one person’s opinion lol.
Response from Beverly R | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your query! We can understand your concern and the risks that cats pose for you, as does the staff. Please rest assured that this is not a large population and that cats are not allowed in the rooms and/or... More
Hi, thanks for your query! We can understand your concern and the risks that cats pose for you, as does the staff. Please rest assured that this is not a large population and that cats are not allowed in the rooms and/or restaurants. As Terri mentions, they will not approach you if you are not inviting.
The staff also makes it a point to provide the cats with the necessary care, from food to veterinary attention, and to take all necessary measures in terms of hygiene and cleanliness at the resort. I really don't think you should run into any issues with them. Hope this helps!