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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms were very basic, but clean, the Hotel is under renovation. The water of the pool was adjusted with clorid while we were there, but the pool itself was not clean and anything but inviting. We went for a swim in the ocean instead. The hotel is righ ton the beach and sitting on the porch/balcony just watching the ocean...

Thank Eva V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited oceans sands with a friend when backpacking. It's located close to Ochis small city centre so location wise it was great. Unfortunately we woke up to a water leak and all our clothes got wet and we had to change rooms in panic in the morning. The other room was better, with a balcony & 2 queen beds....

Thank Nadja L
Portmore, Jamaica
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Basic rooms, needed updating but all and all it was just basic nothing in terms of luxury but it was alright if you plan to spend most of your time out doors on the road. Its close enough to the centre of ocho Rios where you can visit restaurants and party spots. I highly recommend spending most of your time...

Thank diseankadeem
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Horrible place. Everything was old and broken, it was raining in, leaving a big wet spot in my bed (and this is when we just entered the room). Mouse/rat droping on the ac wich was placed next to bed. I think there was one lamp in total in a room with 2 beds, bathroom & balcony. Broken furniture and condoms...

Thank Annica N
sacramento california
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel has seen much better days . It's on a prime property that's needs renovations. I am embarrassed to say I actually slept in the bed and used the bathroom here . The place looks nothing like the pictures the saving grace is that the young staff here are the best and assist guest above and beyond. All are...

1Thank shera3
Hampton, Virginia
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty basic but the rates were very good for our weekend. Please do not expect too much by way of luxury however it is basic enough for a student or just a overnight in case of emergency. The true beauty of this place is its right on the water and the night time view is amazing. If you love nature...

1Thank Justice C
Naples, Italy
Reviewed 30 August 2016

You realize that something is wrong just when you enter the lobby: the reception consists in a small bar table in a corner, with no pc and telephone! It seems to be in an episode of the Hotel Hell show: rooms and furnitures are very old and dirty. The shower is terrible and the rooms are very hot inside, with...

3Thank osarracinoNA
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a one night with friends for an holiday due to the fact that a year to year party kept near by. The whole building it self needs maintaining likewise it's pool and beach. Found the receptionist to be very polight. All department needs special attention.

2Thank Jav-Dougy
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This place really frustrated me. It was truly one of the best views we had in Jamaica but the facility itself just needed help. The people were very nice, especially the breakfast chef (her omelettes are amazing) but the accommodation in the rooms and hallway was just a drag. We toughed out two nights with a leaky AC, dirty sheets...

4Thank dct1088
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel need a lot of work. I now its not expensive but they can do alot more better. The room is dirty, the toilet ,the bath and everything was linking. The bed was old and falling down. The sheets on the bed has seen better days, holes and marks everywhere. The only thing I love about this hotel is...

2Thank Donna F

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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Additional Information about Ocean Sands

Address: James Avenue 14 Ocho Rios Jamaica, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Ocho Rios
Price Range: $91 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Sands 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Ocean Sands Hotel Ocho Rios
Ocean Sands Jamaica/Ocho Rios
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios
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“One fo the renovated rooms on the upper floors would be a good choice, the view is fantastic from there.”
 of 5 bubbles evav31, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floor is cooler and has better views”
 of 5 bubbles _sachapingue, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles AggiePirate, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Back room has ocean view but terrible room”
  • The scummy shower
  • Beautiful bathroom
  • Mouldy linen
  • No handles on wardrobe
  • My towel with huge hole
 of 5 bubbles kathyhG4022YW, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Steep stairs to the upper levels”
  • View of Ocean Sands from the kayak
  • relaxing on the private beach
  • our room
  • Sunrise from the dock
  • View from snorkeling
 of 5 bubbles Shirleelynn, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
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