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Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We visited again in March and had a great vacation thanks to Orayne and Marvin, our Butlers , The wait staff, all are wonderful. Chef Peter, Chef Jeann and Lucien. Oshane and Jason are the best. I spent time with the new Food and Beverage Manager Marco, meet him, he is awesome. Of course the boys on the beach ,... More 

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Cassie C, Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you absolutely loved your amazing stay at Sandals Royal Plantation. We do our best to offer the highest standard of luxury and service and I'm so glad that you enjoyed every moment of you stay. Thank you for your review! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Small, intimate, quiet and RELAXING. if you are looking for a total break from the everyday you will not be disappointed. The hardest part of your day is deciding to lounge on the beach or poolside. If you do decide to take the forty step journey to the east or "smokers" beach know that a very well appointed bathroom is... More 

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Cassie C, Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this review

We're so delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay with us at Sandals Royal Plantation. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our great property and the true hospitality of our friendly staff. Thank you for your review. We can't wait to welcome you back for another relaxing experience! More 

Moncton, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Just recently back from our first time at Royal Plantation and hopefully it will not be our last. Everything about the resort was great. The staff is the best that I have experience in my 10 years of going to resorts. I would like to especially mention our 2 butlers, Richard and Sheldon....awesome!!! The food and the service was great... More 

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Cassie C, Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Sandals Royal Plantation. We're so happy to have been able to create such a wonderful experience for you. Our team is committed to offering amazing vacations to our guests and I'm so glad your stay was indicative of the norm. We look forward to your return! More 

Saint John, Canada
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is our second visit to the resort, and we were not disappointed. It's very quiet and relaxing, not for the party crowd. That's what we wanted, and what we got. I could poke at a bunch of little things, but overall, the service and the food was excellent. Went next door to Grande Riviera once to eat, the shuttles... More 

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Cassie C, Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this review

We're so happy that you had another wonderful vacation with us. It seems like you enjoyed every minute of your stay at Sandal Royal Plantation and that is exactly the kind of excellent feedback we love to hear. Thank you for your review! We look forward to another stellar experience with you in the near future! More 

London, Canada
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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

If you are the type to seek sun, sand and relaxation then this might be your destination. With the small number of rooms, two beach areas and a pool this is about as close as you are going to get to a private villa. I can’t control the loud mouth vacationers who think they are the only ones that paid... More 

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Cassie C, Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Sandals Royal Plantation. We're so glad to read that you had such an amazing stay with us. We always want to ensure that our guests have a romantic and relaxing vacation and I'm glad we accomplished that goal during your stay. We can't wait to welcome you back for another great stay. More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

This year will be our third time to Royal Plantation and all we can say is WOW.... I should preface my review by saying that if you're into a big, boisterous, lively, party spirited resort this is not the place for you. Now, if you want a small, intimate, top quality (food, service, and accommodation), with butlers who care about... More 

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Cassie C, Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Sandals Royal Plantation. We always want to ensure that our guests have wonderful experiences with us and it seems during your stay we accomplished our goal. Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Sharon, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We first stayed at Royal Plantation in 2002 (right after Sandal acquired it). Since then we have enjoyed four other Sandals vacations (but at other properties). Going back was a wonderful experience. It is the top of the line and we have nothing but great things to say about it. We want to point out a few of the Sandals... More 

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Cassie C, Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this review

It's wonderful to read that you had another fabulous vacation with us at Sandals Royal Plantation. We're happy that you were pleased with our high standard of service and attention to detail. Thank you for your review. We can't wait to welcome you back for more fantastic memories! More 

Bournemouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We have just returned from our 25th Wedding Anniversary holiday at the Royal Plantation. Next to our holiday in Antigua on our honeymoon this was the best yet, and over the years we have had a few! I would like to say that all the staff were wonderful and always had a smile, and gave exceptional service without being pushy.... More 

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Cassie C, Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Sandals Royal Plantation. We're so happy to read that you had a wonderful anniversary at our resort. It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing stay. More 

Brossard, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

First time in a Sandals resort. I am 30 and my gf 31. We had a wonderful time , the staff was very very nice and the food was more than awesome ! It is a mostly calm resort, we were the youngest couple there. Everything was perfect ! we will be back soon.

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Cassie C, Review Coordinator at Sandals Royal Plantation, responded to this review

We're so happy to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us at Sandals Royal Plantation. We strive to create romantic and memorable experiences for our guests and I'm so glad we were able to achieve that goal during your stay. Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great stay in... More 

Dieppe, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Royal Plantation from March 7th to the 14th. This was our second stay at the Royal Plantation (stayed here in 2011). We have travelled to several sandals and this is by far the one with the greatest service. We really enjoyed our stay. There is never anything too much to ask for. We really liked... More 

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Thank you for your review of Sandals Royal Plantation. We're thrilled to read you had another incredible and memorable stay with us. Our top priority is always to exceed the expectations of our guests and we're so happy we were able to be apart of such a great memory. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
•All suite resort and all are serviced by butlers trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers•2 private beaches with beach butler service•The Caribbean’s only Champagne and Caviar Bar•Exquisite International, Mediterranean, Caribbean and French cuisine•24 hour in suite dining•Complimentary transfers from this resort to all Sandals Resorts•Voted Sandals Resorts “World Leading All-Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row•Voted Sandals Resorts “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand” 18 years in a row•Five Star Diamond Award - American Academy of Hospitality Sciences ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandals Royal Plantation

Address: Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Ocho Rios
Price Range: ₹ 36,002 - ₹ 1,01,391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandals Royal Plantation 5*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
Sandals Royal Plantation Hotel Ocho Rios
Royal Plantation Ocho Rios
Royal Plantation Jamaica
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Spa Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Family Hotel in Ocho Rios
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“As I understand it all suites have a sea view”
 of 5 bubbles billhj, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“2nd and 3rd floors offer best views. East wing beach is beautiful and quieter. West wing has elevator if you are less able-bodied.”
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“All Rooms have a tremendous View.”
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“This is a very quiet resort and I would think all rooms are great!”
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“We stayed in room # 260 - one of the best!”
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