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Merrils Beach Resort I

Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Merrils Beach Resort I
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Ranked #64 of 90 Hotels in Negril
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Avon Park
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Myself and Canadian friends have stayed here several times throughout the years, We always look forward to seeing Charlie in the dining room as well as many others who are the reason that we return. This year the resort was overrun by Europeans ( yes, everyone travels) who were particularly rude and aggressive towards other guests. We witnessed an embarrassing... More 

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Detmold
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another vacation behind us, and still feel the need to write another review. Same hotel, same room, same staff (mostly), same wonderful time……. Merrils has three hotels, all set on the breathtaking Negril 7 mile beach. Only a couple of minutes walk apart from each other, yet all with different ambiance. Repeaters defend their choice fiercely, but each property can... More 

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MITCHELL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend 10 days at this resort at the end of January. We loved the resort and the food. The staff were second to none. Check in wasn't the greatest as they couldn't find our reservation (booked and paid in full in August) and thankfully I had read the reviews and I wouldn't accept room 102. After a half hour... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be clear we were ONLY disappointed with the hotel itself and the food. The workers are very hard working people ALWAYS providing service with a smile. Every single worker that we encountered at Merrils 1 was polite, respectful and helpful, however the hotel and the food was terrible. By day 2 even though we paid for the all-inclusive we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

One week of fun fun in Negril. Very basic resort, you can stay in one and eat in any of the three. Rooms very very basic. Do not look for any mod cons. Restaurant relatively good, not a very wide variety but good. Very basic bar. Friendly staff always. Poor IT service only available in the restaurant, very frustrating. Great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for almost a week from the 26 December to January 1st. Check in was quick although we waited aprox 45mins because of a leg injury we requested a room downstairs and none was available. They got us one while we waited at the bar. The staff were simply amazing, my husband was... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Before I say what was wrong with this place, I'd first like to give credit where credit is due. Shannia, Donovan and Raldo, who were wait staff, were quite good and the food was good. That said, when it comes to the food, you have narrow windows of time to eat. Dinner is only 7-9 and lunch is 12:30-2. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My wife and I spent 5 nights here from Nov 27 to Dec 2 and had a very nice time. We booked on Expedia and were given a ocean view room. The staff were very nice and the beach and room were good too! The food and drinks were not too bad for a cheap all inclusive. So if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

3rd day in a row without towels to the beach. Guess they want us to buy one from the tourist shoppe on their property. Earplugs worn out due to pumping techno party next door and it takes forever to try to flush the toilets. But coffee is good and the sunset is breathtaking. Buffe-food is over expectation and bar staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you're looking for a cheap and cheerful all inclusive Merrils is it. This is our third time staying at Merrils. The first and second time we stayed for a month in one of the suites with fairly large closet iron and board hair dryer seperate lounge. a sofa large arm chair cable tv small dining table and chairs fridge... More 

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