Jamaica

Riu Ocho Rios


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2019 Exceptional Value!
Wedding: Free Wedding. Restrictions apply-see applebeachbrides.com
Honeymoon: Surprise gift, small bottle of rum, late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on request and availability), and $35 spa credit on selected couples massage (restrictions apply).
Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/01-12/23/19).

Surrounded by thick woods and waterfalls, Riu Ocho Rios is the perfect place for those looking for a vacation filled with adventure. Explore the spectacular Dunn's River Falls, the beautiful botanical garden of Canbrook, and discover dolphins and sharks at Dolphin Cove. All of these attractions are just a short drive away.

In the resort, there are many activities to keep guests entertained. Enjoy the turquoise water by windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling. On land, volleyball, table tennis, and a complimentary gym will keep the heart pounding. Kids have their own RiuLand Mini-Club (ages 4-12) and adults can relax and rejuvenate in Renova Spa.

Dining options are plentiful with a buffet and on-the spot cooking stations. A la carte dining options include Gourmet, Italian, Asian, and Grill Steakhouse. Unlimited drinks are available 24-hours a day and each room boasts a regularly stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

For an upgraded stay, check out the Deluxe Wing. Deluxe Wing suites and junior suites have a Jacuzzi bathtub, Free WiFi, and concierge service. Guests of the Deluxe Wing also enjoy exclusive a la carte dining privileges at the Japanese restaurant as well as the exclusive gourmet restaurant.

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Learn more about Ocho Rios.
HOTEL LOCATION
Located 65.2 miles from Montego Bay's International Airport.
Address:
OCHO RIOS


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Local Phone: 876-972-2200
Fax: 876-972-2203
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Two outdoor pools with jacuzzi.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 0
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Lighted Courts: 1
Court Fee: Included
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Beach:
Total Rooms: 856
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at hotel. Hotel reserves right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. Disruptive guests may be removed from the property at their own expense
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Located in the Deluxe Wing, this spacious suite includes one king bed, a split-level living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage bathtub, and a private balcony with ocean views. Complimentary Wifi available.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE OCEAN VIEW W/JACUZZI
Located in the Deluxe Wing, this spacious suite includes one king bed, a split-level living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage bathtub, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views and outdoor Jacuzzi. Free Wifi.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE GARDEN VIEW
Located in the Deluxe Wing, this room includes two double beds or one king bed, a split-level living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, and a private balcony or terrace with garden views. Complimentary Wifi available.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEANFRONT
Standard guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace with oceanfront views. Room aslo features a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more. Adjoining rooms are available.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANFRONT
Located in the Deluxe Wing, this room includes two double beds or one king bed, a split-level living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, and a private balcony or terrace with stunning oceanfront views. Complimenary Wifi.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Located in the Deluxe Wing, this room includes two double beds or one king bed, a split-level living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views. Complimentary Wifi available.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JRSUITE GARDEN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW
Standard guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom with a bathtub, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views. Room also includes a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more. Adjoining rooms are available.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Ocho Rios features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-LIMITED
There are 8 Restaurants at Riu Ocho Rios:
Tushima - A la carte restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Open for dinner. Exclusive to Deluxe Wings guests.
St. Ann - Buffet style restaurant with show cooking stations, serving International and local specialties..
Sir Richard - A la carte restaurant serving Gourmet cuisine. Open for dinner. Exclusive to Deluxe Wings guests.
Plantation - Serves lunch and dinner.
Mammee Bay - Serves lunch during the day and grill Steakhouse specialty restaurant for dinner.
Sir John - A la carte restaurant serving Gourmet cuisine. Open for dinner.
Piccola - Lunch and snacks during the day and Italian specialty restaurant for dinner.
Mandalay - Asian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Ping Pong, Volleyball, Multi Sports Court, Introductory Scuba Lesson (in pool).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live Music, Theme Nights
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Children's miniclub

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Fee required
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
2109 Recommend
2109 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Ocho Rios to their friends and family



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TIMOTHY M.
Feb 16 2019
We have been to this resort a few times now, and we have always been pleased. We actually got married at this resort 9 years ago, and spent our anniversary there this year. We are excited to see what the future renovations bring to the resort.
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STEPHEN G.
Feb 13 2019
This was a great place to stay and we would come back for sure. Quality service, excellent food, great atmosphere and location with very friendly people.
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Beautiful Place, some staff are not welcoming
DARREN W.
Feb 13 2019
We loved the beach, and your entertainment crew were wonderful. Upon check-in, however, the female clerk didn't even make eye contact with us. Some staff, mostly in the sports bar, were downright rude. Loved the food, rooms need a little updating but overall a great trip. Lots of pot smoke was distracting, not sure that is fixable. Thank you!
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ERIC S.
Jan 23 2019
Overall the trip was great. The beds were hard, all other resorts we have stayed at give you the shampoo, conditioner and lotion in the bathrooms we did not get that. Also, no coffee pot in the room, which I thought was kind of different. We were told the resort would be shutting down temporarily soon for remodel and addition of a water park.
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DONALD B.
Jan 04 2019
We were disappointed to see that the pools closed at 6:00. The same drink was made differently by each bartender...they never tasted the same. Mammee Bay Restaurant - Steak was really good two nights, with a flavored rub. Last night, they did not have the rub on the steak. Why??? Mr. Bryan, our waiter at this restaurant was excellent. Found that wait staff was either very friendly and attentive or would not smile and non-attentive...no in between. Cups left out early evening were still in the same place in the morning, no one had picked them up. Venue for performances was small for the number of people at the resort. First night we had nowhere to sit. The Apple Representative we had at the resort was very helpful and pleasant. All Apple Reps., at the airport, etc. were great! Overall an enjoyable vacation.
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Christmas Holiday at the beach
THOMAS T.
Jan 02 2019
Had a wonderful time at RIU. The entertainment crew was definitely the best!! Beds were very hard. Need to update mattresses. Also, the women at front desk are not so nice to Americans, but found the men a lot more friendly. Met Bird Man the first day and was very nice and helpful. The shows were wonderful!
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Great time!
DOMINIC G.
Dec 10 2018
We had the best time at the Riu Ocho Rios! The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. The resort was very nice and easy to get around. Food and drinks were wonderful too. And the entertainment staff was amazing, top notch and oh so talented. We hope to go back again soon!!
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KIMBERLY W.
Nov 15 2018
The resort was beautiful. The entire staff was so pleasant and dedicated to their profession. They had excellent customer service. They aimed to please. I will go there again.
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KAREN W.
Aug 27 2018
This was a great place to send 7 days. The food was excellent, the rooms were great and the staff was wonderful. The onstage entertainment and the entertainment activities in the pool were very fun and engaging. Both pools were excellent and completely different - one was best for relaxing, the other had the entertainment and activities. We did a few local excursions to Dunn's River Falls, The Blue Hole and the Luminous Lagoon - they were excellent as well, but it was somewhat difficult to get motivated to leave the property. Overall, the one thing I would do differently would be to stay longer. We'll be back!
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If this is what all the RIU's are like, I will not ever stay at one again.
MARK G.
Apr 19 2018
The hotel was a joke and the service was very laidback. In a restaurant (sir Richard's) we were told that they did have coffee but were not able to serve it. The selections on the buffet were cold and not very appetizing. The pool bar was good. They seem to enjoy their jobs. The housekeeping staff was just ok. When they serviced our room, they left no wash clothes or bath mat. We had to request it and it took time to arrive. The room we had was ok but when you went out on the balcony to sit, you could not see anything because of the solid wall. If it were not for the fact that our nephew was getting married there, we would have immediately left. We also found that an all inclusive allows drunkin people to be the normal. Even if someone has obviously had sufficient liquor, the staff will not stop giving them drinks. Also, the smoking of weed was continual on the premises. It was so sickening sweet that my wife felt ill. Having honeymooned in Jamaica 47 years ago, I found the island and its people have changed dramatically. They have no pride in anything they do or have. It is obvious by the trash on the roadways as well as the upkeep of the hotel property. The gardens were beautiful but the tile on the floors in the common areas needed a major overhaul as well as in the rooms. The elevators were of grave concern each time we entered. They were dark and musty. They gave us a feeling of concern when it would go to a floor we never pressed (no one was there to enter) then back to our floor.
Customer Rating: 

Great place for couples and families
ROBERT A.
Feb 23 2018
Hotel was great for couples and families. Many things to do around hotel. The food was very good and there was always a good variety of choices. Our room was always cleaned well and we enjoyed our stay. I would recommend this hotel.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Lots of things to do and choices to eat.
524Karen, Tavistock, Canada
Sun Feb 17 15:14:45 EST 2019
There were a lot of activities going on all of the time. There was Several different choices of food which we took advantage of. The pool is large and there is a small beach to enjoy. The only thing we didn’t like was how servers expected a tip all of the time.

Nurse sick station
Jhana B,
Sun Feb 17 13:00:20 EST 2019
Nurse Kong was the best, I was sick all night and as soon as nurse Kong came in the morning she came straight to my room and nursed me back to health. I was up and running in less than 16 hours. Thanks nurse Kong . Howard.

Excellant holiday
peggy F,
Sun Feb 17 11:23:21 EST 2019
Demar at sucba caribe is excellant if you want to take an excursion. The hotel staff are all excellant. Fitzroy at the night buffet is a blast. Josseann Nola and Sandra at the pool bar are excellant bar tenders.McCain the bee catcher became part of the family. Anthony kept us safe with security. A big shout out to Riu hotels for another excellant holiday from check in to check out.

They will overbook and cancel your stay the day before departure.
WPR555,
Sat Feb 16 12:53:19 EST 2019
We were scheduled to arrive at Riu Ocho Rios tomorrow and were told today that they had overbooked the hotel. We were offered rooms at the Riu Montego Bay with no guarantee of similar accommodations (we needed adjoining rooms as we have children) in far more poorly reviewed property with planes flying overhead. A desperately needed vacation has been ruined.

One Love
SteDar, Dartmouth, Canada
Sat Feb 16 05:40:26 EST 2019
This as our second stay at this property. The hotel is kept very clean - from the sparkling dishes and glassware in the buffet to the bed linens and towels. The service and staff are second to none. Lots of variety in your food choices and you do not have to make reservations for the restaurants. Hut on the beach for jerk chicken every lunchtime. The hotel is closing soon for renovations- we saw nothing that would hamper your stay in the meantime. Beach here is very good and you can just relax and enjoy it with no one hassling you to purchase things. Only downside is no coffee in the rooms so we took our own kettle, etc. Hopefully the upgrade will include mattresses that are a bit softer as our backs didn’t like the firmness. I find this a very comfortable place to be. Lots of activities and entertainment if you wish to participate.



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