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I have stayed at Riu at various locations throughout the Caribbean and this one (Riu Ocho Rios) is by far the worst. I’m going to list this review in bullets to keep things short and right to the point:
- After traveling all day, upon...More
We visited the RIU in Ocho Rios from Dec 8 through the 13th. Although it rained almost everyday, the experience at the hotel was overall positive. My husband and I travelled with both of our mothers and our two toddler sons. Our only other experience...More
Stayed from Dec 7, 2013 to Dec 11, 2013. Had a great experience. Trip was for sister's 50th birthday. On her birthday we found a birthday cake and card in room; that was a nice touch. We had room 1318, it was quiet, clean and...More
This is an excellent hotel resort. You will want for nothing when here. The hotel itself was immaculate and you couldn't ask for a better service from the staff.
You will never get bored of the food as there are so many different restaurants and...More
We just returned from a 4 night stay. First let me start with we usually stay at sandals/beaches resorts and Riu Ocho is a less expensive option so as far as affordability it wins. On the other hand I think Beaches handles the all inclusive...More
Response from kennysj-1 | Reviewed this property |
Well, Congrats on winning the trip. You should should have a great time. It's a 90 minute ride from the airport to the resort. Although I usually travel with AAVacations, I have the choice of transportation. Although a... More
Well, Congrats on winning the trip. You should should have a great time. It's a 90 minute ride from the airport to the resort. Although I usually travel with AAVacations, I have the choice of transportation. Although a private car will get you there faster and not stop at any other resorts to drop off guests, The total cost was unrealistic so we usually just book transfer to an from on a van/bus. I think the cost was around $30 each US Dollars. You can check web pages for transportation from the airport to the resort to get an idea of the costs, you should see both options, private car and bus.
We will be there again in August, our 5th trip. I think you will have a great time, if you read the reviews the resort is fine. Its actually a Riu Clubhotel, meaning its more of a fun environment I dont want to say a party resort but that have entertainment going on to join in and just have fun. I will say, if you are expecting a 5 star resort that waits on you hand and foot and you expect to be treated like the king and queen, you will not like this resort at all. Its a big resort 800+ rooms I have stayed at the Riu Cancun, Ocho Rios is not as fancy and there is no large nightclubs and shops within walking distance like Cancun. But it's a nice relaxing place, great beach, pools lots of sun lounges. Anyway read the reviews, pretty much ignore the ones from the snooty people that expect the staff to bow down to them. Its Jamaica! Relax, ignore the little issues, just have fun. "ya mon" Hope that helps!