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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We were in no way looking for a 4 star hotel, but this place was horrific. We were forced to pay cash before even seeing the room, and upon being so disgusted by the filth, the black mold, broken doors, and horribly rude staff, we turned right around and walked out. They of course wouldn't give us our money back,...

6Thank SFTrekker33
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Terrible place....shocked that it's even on the website. Someone from the website needs to go and visit the place. Pictures are very old. Stayed one night then changed to a proper hotel. Manager wanted to charge for an extra night but after cross words got money back. Thought we'd give it a chance but DON'T GO.

4Thank Dinabmsog
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I love the view of the ocean the maid was very friendly the owner was very nice the ocean sand hotel was up for maintenance everything was very great I do recommend family and friends to stay at ocean sand hotel I will be coming back again on March second 2016 I was vocation there March 3 2014 to march...

Thank 730nicky85
Siletz, Oregon
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We were only in Ochi for a few nights, and were traveling around the island. For us, this a inexpensive place to stay on the water. The food was good, and you are close to town. It is not a five star resort, so if that's what you are looking for, this isn't the place for you. For us, it...

2Thank Shirleelynn
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel with my father and two of my cousins for a few days and we truly enjoyed our stay. Although we were not at the hotel very much during the day, coming back during the night and enjoying the beautiful view, breakfast, pool and ocean in the mornings was perfect. We all had a great time...

4Thank Diana C
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed here a few nights. The staff, especially Brandon, was amazing. About the hotel itself, don't get to excited about the private beach. It's not really suitable for sunbathing. It might be (a little bit) worn down, but it is clean and the atmosphere and views are great. We really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it therefor.

2Thank Hanneke H
Reviewed 13 May 2015

The receptionist at check-in friendly and helpful Beach almost non-existent Swimming pool was not being filtered or cleans and, therefore, it was cloudy and unclean - you wouldn't get me in there! For the 2 nights we were there breakfast was not available at the times stated by the staff the night before

1Thank Wiltstravellers
Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 12 May 2015

The place is awesome, so is the manager who made our trip to Ocho Rios an incredible experience. It's close from the markets, it's safe, we could swim and snorkle in the see and there's also a bar, a perfect place to meet other travellers. If I go back to Jamaica, I will go back to the Ocean Sands for...

1Thank LaurR0
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2015

stayed at this hotel for two nights only (more than enough!) it had previous mixed reviews, but I thought I'd make my own mind up. The location although central would intimidate some people especially at night, right next door is a building site, (see photos), general standard is not good, this place needs a complete make-over and appreciate Jamaica health...

9Thank shannon s
Miramichi, Canada
Reviewed 13 April 2015

I have just returned from a two week stay at Ocean Sands and I have to say that at no other hotel have i felt so at home. The staff were over and above friendly and the manager Brandon was always available if you had any concerns. The hotel is dated so if you are looking for a five star...

1Thank nbsunseeker

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

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: £57 - £62 (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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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios
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“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
“Ocean view is spectacular!”
 of 5 bubbles nbsunseeker, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
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