Pineapple Court Hotel – Ocho Rios

Ochi Lovers – You Can Totally Afford This!

I just returned from another 17 days in Jamaica and have decided to do my reviews in the order they happened. Pineapple Court Hotel was where I spent my first three nights back on the island and I don’t have one single complaint about it. I didn’t even know this place existed until a friend of mine stayed here a few weeks earlier and told me about it. Read on for all the reasons why I loved it!

front desk at pineapple court hotel

Front desk of Pineapple Court hotel

Pineapple court hotel ocho rios

Location

I usually go out of my way to find accommodations in Jamaica that are affordable to the budget-minded traveler, while keeping convenience and comfort in mind. In my opinion Pineapple Court has it all. It is located in the Pineapple area of Ocho Rios which is not the most touristy part of town. To find it you would drive east through the main part of Ochi and pass the clock tower. Less than 5 minutes down the road you’ll see as sign pointing to turn left to this hotel. It’s set back from the main street which means peace and quiet. And one of the biggest bonuses – the absence of street vendors. You can walk out onto the street and shop without any hassle or high pressure hustling.

By car it’s 5 minutes or less to the town center. On foot, it’s probably a 15 minute walk to the town center. There is lots of shopping and food/restaurants available in the area, but at more local prices because it’s away from the tourist hub.

front desk at pineapple court hotel

Stairs leading to front desk


The Accommodations

Pineapple Court hotel is a smaller hotel with only 14 rooms – some king suites and some double suites. As far as I know all suites are priced the same at a very reasonable $60.00 USD per night! I stayed in a king suite which was perfectly comfortable. Each room has air conditioning, cable TV and full bathrooms with standing shower. Some rooms nearest to the office have wireless internet and management informed me that they will be installing Wifi in all rooms shortly. The rooms are very clean, safe and secure – as usual I had my laptop, ipod dock and all kinds of electronics with me and it was all safe and sound.

King suite at Pineapple Court hotel

King suite at Pineapple Court hotel

Double room at Pineapple Court hotel

Double room at Pineapple Court hotel

Double room at Pineapple Court hotel

Double room at Pineapple Court hotel

King suite at pineapple court hotel

Bright windows in each room


Amenities

There is a great sized pool on the property but unfortunately I was there was right after hurricane Sandy hit the island so the pool was empty and being repainted and cleaned. I didn’t take any photos of it.

There is plenty of free parking on site, free coffee in the lobby and extra friendly staff.

After having a chat with Tracy Duncan, the new manager at Pineapple Court hotel I was informed that they intend to upgrade the services at the hotel very soon. Future plans include various spa services, room upgrades and more!

My overall impression of Pineapple Court hotel is GREAT! Definitely affordable if you’re on a budget, super comfortable and a great location. My favorite thing about it is that it’s away from the madness of Ocho Rios, but still close enough to walk to town if you want to. I love going out into the street and not having to worry about who’s going to try and sell me what piece of tourist gear. The Pineapple area of Ochi is underrated for that reason.

If you decide to give it a try and stay please make sure to tell the manager Tracy you saw this review on Jamaica My Way. She has recently taken over as management and has great plans for the place so I would love for her to know my review is doing her some good. I had some nice chats with her and she’s a great lady with a lot of good ideas.

To make a reservation please CLICK HERE to email them directly.

28 Comments

  • Jodi says:

    Love it! I especially love the little courtyard….

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  • Kristi says:

    Thanks Jodi. What bothers me is this place can’t seem to catch a break on Trip Advisor and I don’t know why! My stay was perfect – nothing to complain about.

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  • Jodi says:

    You know…there truly is just no pleasing some people. And those are the people who cannot wait to get on TA and shoot their mouths off…I don’t consider myself fussy at all…truly…I like clean and safe and I’m good. I will tuck this little gem into my files and hopefully will be able to send some business there way! Good on ya for getting the “real” word out about these places! 🙂

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  • Tanya says:

    sheesh, i don’t understand the grouchy people on tripadvisor – you’d think their whole point in taking a trip is so they can complain… well, their loss! pineapple was really nice, i’d go back… and yes – Tracy’s such a good person… i wish her all the best and hope your review helps

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  • Julia says:

    I will be in Jamaica in less than a week maybe ill check this place out. Jamaica here i come.

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  • Kristi says:

    Julia, enjoy your trip!!

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  • Julia says:

    Thanks, Kristi I will this is trip number 4 for me. Will let u know how it goes.

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  • Tracey says:

    Thanks Kristi, Glad you liked it. Hope to see you again soon

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  • Kristi says:

    It was my pleasure and I hope it helps boost your business!

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  • awesome property!,thanks for the info,you have to try breakfast at the Almond Tree next time you are in Ochi! it is at the hotel next to Silver Seas,can’t remember the name right now,off main street on the left when your heading east.

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  • Kristi says:

    Shane that must be James Ave, right?

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  • Ashlee says:

    in your very beautiful summary of your stay you failed to give the mobile contact info… I’ve been searching but apparently no one books by mobile anymore…sigh…could you please give me their mobile i would really like to give them a call…..thanks much:-)

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  • Kristi says:

    Let me look for that contact info. I’m sure I have it and will update the review.

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  • Tracey says:

    Hi mobile number is 876 3950969. Looking forward to hear from you

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  • Kristi says:

    Thanks Tracey!

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  • hey Kristi,it is after the James Ave. silver seas entrance,now i remember the name of the property,Hibiscus Lodge!

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  • Kristi says:

    Okay I’ve heard of that place. Others have told me about it!

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  • Tina says:

    Well I have booked to stay here in march. I did read the few reviews on trip advisor so I was a bit worried especially as I’m travelling with just me and my little girl but I was so drawn to this place that I decided to give it a try I’m sure it wil be .Llike someone said I’m not to fussy either as long as its comfortable ,clean,and safe I’ve been to Jamaica so many times but never really stayed in Ocho just visited

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  • Kristi says:

    Funny you left this comment today Tina….I’m sitting in this same hotel right now. I decided to give myself a treat and pay for a few nights in Ochi rather than stay at friends house. Let’s face it…..I want a hot shower SOMETIMES and my friends don’t have it so I checked in lol.

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  • Tracey says:

    Hey Kristi
    Welcome back! Looking forward to linking with you today

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  • Ashlee says:

    thanks kristi 🙂

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  • Ashlee says:

    thanks kristi!

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  • Melissa says:

    I just got back from Jamaica two days ago…I was there for 10 days and stayed at Silver Seas…I loved it and was very affordable. Ocean front room was gorgeous views…no complaints at all. Can’t wait to go back.

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  • Kristi says:

    Thanks for the comment Melissa. I haven’t stayed at Silver Seas so I can’t comment on it but glad you enjoyed it.
    Since you’re commenting on the Pineapple Court hotel article, have you stayed at Pineapple court before?

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  • Natasha Francis says:

    My fiance and I loved and enjoyed our stay here at PCH. We stayed there on May 8, 2016 – May 10, 2016 and we both LOVED it. Very nice location, the staff was very very courteous and not to mention how clean and affordable this location was. We warmly extend our recommendation to anyone who wants a nice and affordable getaway. When next I visit Jamaica we definitely will be staying here again.

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  • Kristi says:

    Thanks for your comments Natasha. I’m glad you had a great experience here! It’s been a long time since I visited Pineapple Court so its good to hear that they still run a great business there.

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  • Hey Kristi,
    Just got a request noting your blog. You’re still in my corner. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH. And thanks to all your co-bloggers. Glad you enjoyed and glad you commented.
    Tracey

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  • Kristi says:

    Tracey, I’m so glad to hear it’s still working for you!

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