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Idle Awhile Resort

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Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Ranked #4 of 36 Negril B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is really lovely, the restaurant has very nice food, the room has a great decor, is huge and is really a few steps away from one of the most amazing seas in the world. There are great reggae shows at night for the hotel guests. I really loved the hotel and would stay there and go back to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this hotel. There were lots of nice architectural touches, felt mid-century modern even though the hotel is only about 15 years old. Screens and wood blinds kept the room cool so we didn't need to run the air conditioning at all. Nice individual patio spaces for each room looking out into the jungle courtyard. Free rum punch with... More 

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chesterfield, va
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been coming to Negril for about 10 years, and we always have a good time, we stay at a variety of hotels, my sister fell in love with Idle Awhile a couple of years ago, so we decided to book there. This hotel is perfect, the rooms are relaxing and the staff is wonderful and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the 7 mile beach Idle Awhile has the perfect location . The beach us beautiful and guests have use of kayaks & stand up paddle boards. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. There is free shuttle service to their sister resort Hide Awhile located on the cliffs in Negril. Would stsy there again!!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place tucked right in between two hotels, but it is some of the most private lodging in the middle of the strip. The staff here are the best, they always aim to please. All the rooms have hammocks on the porch. The rooms are beautiful and the access to the beach and amentities are second to none. The bar... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Front desk staff exceptional. They were pleasant and well informed and represented the band well. An ex employee told us about this property. The security guard and grounds men were helpful. The maids are always smiling and always say hello when you are passing. I felt safe at this location. Our suite was fabulous! Clean, spacious, fabulous ambiance, nice fluffy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love Negril and have been traveling there since the early 80's...the beach,the sea, but most of all the people is why I always return. I have stayed in many of the hotels over the years but my absolute favorite place continues to be Idle Awhile. The rooms are very well appointed,very clean, and really comfortable...great linens and towels. But... More 

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West Halifax, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We actually stayed next door at the Charela ,but we never really like much but breakfast there.We were thrilled to find right next door, good dinners, breakfasts etc and afew nights,,good place to see a show and drinks.Very casual..usual shirts and beach apparel but wonderful service and pleasant deck .

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Everything good already said in reviews is true about Idle Awhile. My husband and I decided to try a beach locale as part of our Negril getaway in January - before we went to our usual fave on the cliffs. We really did love Idle Awhile and all the staff - so much so that we are going back in... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had breakfast there on the beach. Used the loungers as a day spot. Excellent food. Had big breakfast eggs, banana pancakes, seasonal fruit. Fresh squeezed OJ perfect. Enjoyed great view of the beach and welcome shade under the trees. Friendly folks and spot on clean. Convenient place in middle of seven mile beach away from hustle-busy near town.

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