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Mystic Ridge Resort
Ranked #8 of 19 Ocho Rios B&B and Inns
Orlando, Florida
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“Very cozy hotel”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We've gone to Mystic Ridge twice. The first time we went we were extremely satisfied with our stay that we vowed that it would be our choice hotel when traveling to Ocho Rios. The second time wasn't as great, but we were still pleased with our decision.

The things that remained constant were:
The Staff: extremely friendly and helpful. From the gate man, to the receptionists, to the manager. Everyone there made you feel very welcomed and made the stay enjoyable.

The ambiance: the name suits the resort very well. It's a very cozy and intimate setting the way that the rooms are set up and the grounds are arranged.

The property is in walking distance to shopping centers and various restaurants, but their on property restaurant, June Plum, is all you really need.

When going to Ocho Rios, we will continue to stay at Mystic Ridge. It is definitely not the cheapest hotel in the area, but you definitely get what you pay for.

All in all, if what you're looking for is a place to just stay on the grounds, Mystic Ridge is NOT for you.
If you simply want a place to sleep and don't care for the bells and whistles, save your money and stay elsewhere.
But if you're looking for a safe, intimate, and cozy hotel in which you plan to split your days between the hotel grounds and the sights of Ocho Rios, then Mystic Ridge is for you.
We will continue to return here for our trips to Ochi.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

I recently stayed at the Mystic Ridge in Ocho Rios with some friends. It was a group trip and we rented a 2 bedroom condo. We had an awesome time at the resort. The staff was friendly and knowledgable, especially Alrick. He went out of his way to assist us and make us feel welcome. The restaurant, June Plum, is to die for. They serve excellent high quality food at reasonable prices. The breakfast buffet was great and included fresh local dishes. Chef Antonio took care of us. The hotel is in a great part of town, centrally located near downtown Ocho Rios but not right in the middle of downtown with all the noise. This is a great hotel to stay at if you want to be near the action but still want to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of a resort. The spa prices were excellent. This is a great hotel to stay at also if you plan to go to Mystic Mountain as it is a 3 minute drive from the resort and you will receive free admission and sky explorer rides if you are staying at Mystic Ridge. Overall, we had a great time at the hotel and will be returning as soon as we can.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at Mystic; the location is perfect. It overlooks the ocean and depending on the room you are in, you can see the cruise ships when they are in.The room amenities are very modern. I had a 2 br suite and was able to cool and have dinner on the balcony overlooking the ocean.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We booked an all inclusive 4 star with Sunwing Vacations to Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Mystic Ridge Resort. We were shocked to see the state of the resort. The 4 star we expected turned out to be a "no star". Not only the staff of the resort but even the Sunwing rep claimed it was not a 4 star and definitely not inclusive. We were duped!!!

Since check in was 3:00 p.m. and we arrived at 1:30 p.m. we were charged for lunch!! The all inclusive turned out to be almost non-inclusive. There was only a small kitchen and not only the state of the utensils being used but also the meagre buffet breakfast (4 chafing dishes) contained items that were questionable. We had a choice of either that or an omelet with 2 slices of bread (the toaster was finicky) and a dollop of butter nothing else. The fruit salad (only melon bits floating in some liquid) was set in a punch bowl covered with cling wrap! Since we were to have the almost inclusive!! we were offered a lunch menu of 2 chicken items, goat curry and fish and for dinner there was another selective menu where half of the items were not available. Imagine eating this repeatedly for 7 days. The bar was non-existent. One soft drink or alcoholic bev, if available, was provided only with meals. We were grocery shopping to meet our needs in Jamaica. What did we get for our vacation - a whole bunch of mosquito bites which are still itchy!!

Room Tip: Buyer Beware when selecting Sunwing Airlines!! Do your research well. This was my first and last tri...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Having celebrated anniversaries in London(UK), Molokai, Nags Head and Munich, we are getting pretty picky. Ocho Rios in general and Mystic Ridge in particular were perfect! The grounds are spectacular and as meticulously maintained as a sultan's palace. There is a large freeform pool with a swim-up bar featuring underwater bar stools. Perfectly manicured walkways meander all through the property, which comprises individual buildings of eight or ten units each. The views are fascinating. The trades blow evenly but unobtrusively along the ridge. Downtown "Ochie" is an easy walk, although the climb back is steep. The location is at the heart of everything, and there is plenty to do, but there is no traffic or nightlife noise. The staff, from the manager all the way down to the groundskeepers are congenial in the extreme and genuinely happy to be of service if a guest needs information or assistance. The bartender in the Red Plum lounge is particularly happy to meet you, even eager to teach you a little of the "patois" which is a variation on pidgin. One is encouraged to experience some local culture and custom by visiting Prospect Plantation, in addition to Mystic Mountain Rain Forest Park with its chair lift and "bobsled" ride. From the moment we arrived to our convivial and prolonged farewells, we were made to feel welcome and appreciated. My wife and I observed and agreed that there is truly something for everyone, from a pair of honeymooners, through parents of strong active youngsters, all the way to seventy five year old empty nesters, all of which we have been. I can guarantee that if we run out of new spots to explore we will head right straight back to Mystic Ridge, and encourage family, friends and neighbors to visit ND VACATION THERE.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Well disappointing to say the least... when i first got there they had messed up the reservation. So they wanted to charge me more than double the price for the extra day i originally booked so i had to leave a day early and find my own accommodation for the last night.

First of some of the staff are very rude including the manager (except the chefs and room keeping) and have an attitude problem and didn't want to take responsibility for any of their mistakes.
They don't have a First Aid Kit at the reception, it is locked away with the manager and when someone had an accident the manager was out of office so was unable to assist. I'm sure that is against the law.
They have a pool and no jacuzzi (lifeguard said has not been used in over 5 years), their pool bar is not in use, no entertainment and not allowed to play music poolside.
We was told that most of the rooms are privately owned and people actually live in them so the owners don't want no noise and Mystic ridge only own 24 rooms in the hotel.
While we was there they booked a wedding and notified us 12 hours before and closed the pool at 12 in the afternoon and was out of use until the following morning.

The manager said they don't do all inclusive and you can't book all inclusive online but if you look on all the websites it offers all inclusive. So breakfast was included but lunch and dinner we had to get from outside the resort.

The breakfast is supposed to be buffet but is managed by the chefs who dishes your food and rations it and you have to continually ask for more

One of the most dangerous things is they do not have regular access to certified taxis 24 hours so when you go out its up to you to find your own transport. A couple of ladies went out and got verbally attacked by a local for refusing their approach while walking back to the resort because the resort couldn't offer a certified taxi. It could have been a different story so very thankful but not to Mystic.

The only good thing about staying at Mystic Ridge is it is a great location, near town centre and some nightlife and bars and the rooms are very nice size, clean and refreshing.

Room Tip: Double standard room, ground floor with balcony
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is a comfortable, affordable spot to stay in Ocho Rios. If you have business in the area and do not need a room on the beach, this is a great place. It is away from the strip, on a steep hill. This location gives you a nice view of everything, and an excellent opportunity to increase your activity, if you can and/or desire. There are usually one or two cab drivers in the lobby if you need them. Bus station (Knutsford) and the Jerk Center are a quick walk down the hill or a US$5 cab ride up or down.
If you do need to go to the beach, there is a free van that will take you there.

* The front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating, but seemed to have some challenges with their telephone systems at times.
* The room was clean,but not spotless!! The housekeeper came late our first day and did not sweep or mop until the following morning...but dusted, spread beds and changed towels. The remote on the TV was not functional at first. Staff addressed it quickly. Unfortunately, many of the channels are not available.
* Wifi service is very poor and unreliable
* Grounds are beautiful. Pool with swim up bar is nice, but seemed underutilized (pool closed at 5PM)
* Restaurant (June Plum) serves breakfast each AM ( included with stay), with choices of traditional specialties or an omelet made to order. I did not eat there for lunch or dinner, it may have be available. In general, we sought meals off premises as there were so many choices close by.

Overall, this is a very nice place. Everyone was very accommodating. It was very convenient. Although I may prefer stay in an all inclusive beach front on my next visit, I was comfortable there. I did not want to leave. I would return to the Mystic Ridge Resort, without reservation!! (pardon the pun)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Mystic Ridge Resort
Address: 17 DaCosta Dr, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Ocho Rios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Ocho Rios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mystic Ridge Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern gated complex complete with swimming pool, bar area, restaurant and tennis court. Air conditioned rooms with jacuzzi with king and queen side beds. Can sleep up to 8 people. ... more   less 
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Crane Ridge Hotel Ocho Rios
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