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Idle Awhile Resort

3.5 of 5 Inn   |   Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Ranked #3 of 37 Negril B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Negril for 7 years now, and this was our first stay at Idle Awhile. Although the hotel is VERY nice...my husband said he would want to stay there again mostly because of the staff. These people TAKE CARE OF YOU!! They always have a smile on their face and a sunny disposition. Aaron went ABOVE... More

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Trinidad and Tobago
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights with my husband..perfect place for a romantic getaway...right on the seven mile beach but still....very private. Located in a simply gorgeous tropical setting which is very well maintained. Kareem at the front desk is particularly helpful. Bedroom was very comfortable and nice spacious porch which overlooked the pathway to the beach. I wouldn't stay anywhere... More

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed there from August 8th to the 15th. this is the place to be in Negril. the property only has 12 rooms, 8 in one building and 4 in the other. each building he'd a large porch, veranda or terrace. the buildings appear to have been built around the foliage, which is indigenous to Caribbean and gorgeous. the lighting inside... More

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Orlando, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I styed here for 3 nights. We found the staff, grounds and rooms to be exceptional. Karim greeted us warmly ,and Needle/Carlton , Germaine and Genora took good care of our food and beverage needs. Erin kept watch over the beautifully crystal clear ocean and can be seen paddle boarding each morning.The beach is well kept by... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed here last year for three nights on our honeymoon. Wish we had stayed longer!! Wonderful food and drinks and top-notch staff. Needle, the quietly humorous bartender, made me banana daiquiris (fresh banana, rum, and ice) throughout my stay. Everyone overall went above and beyond to make your vacation special. Be sure to check out the massage lady next to... More

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Franklin Park, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved this hotel! It was our first time in Jamaica.. The rooms are quite nice and spacious. I loved our balcony. The staff was very helpful and very nice. The restaurant had very, very good food. We all enjoyed the beach to very well maintained.

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New Paltz, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Your first clue of a genuine desire to make you happy is how Idle Awhile handles your booking. Their communication via email or phone is relaxed and welcoming. You will not have any unexpected "surprises" -- all will be exactly as Idle Awhile management promised. First. Last. And then more. We were greeted at check in with, "Welcome home", and... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Idle Awhile has 14 rooms located in the middle of 7 mile beach. Our family stayed here for a week while attending our son's wedding. The rooms are contemporary, very clean and large. You are just steps from the beach from any room in the hotel. The staff are wonderful, our housekeeper excellent. Karim at the front desk went out... More

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I absolutely love this place. The staff was very helpful, friendly and respectful. The resort itself was a perfect location right on the beach strip. We walked out of our room (106 1bedroom suite) and the beach was right there. The beach is beautiful, clean white sand and the local vendors did not bother you once you told them you're... More

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Clarksville, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

When you arrive and they say "welcome home"... Well at first your not sure what they mean but when you leave with hugs and (I'll admit it a few tears) you know exactly what they meant. This place is amazing, I can not say enough good things in this review. The property is gorgeous, the rooms are amazing and the... More

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Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Idle Awhile Resort 3.5*
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