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Idle Awhile Resort

#20 of 90 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed in room 105, Ocean View Room.. was a gorgeous room! staff were so nice and really couldn't do enough, beach is beautiful, will certainly return.Food was nice but drinks were gorgeous, would recommend the dirty bananas

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a feedback about your recent visit to Idle Awhile. We are pleased that our staff made you feel welcome, and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip. Again thanks for sharing your experience. Kerry-Ann Saffrey Marketing Manager More 

Kingston, Jamaica
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing property you feel at home and the natural instinct once you arrive is to kick off your shoes and head straight for the beach....A bit of paradise and one of the best properties in Negril; this is how all Negril should be. FOOD is great and you must have a fresh coconut with a bit of scotch or rum... More 

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with your feedback from your recent visit Idle Awhile. I'm glad our staff made your visit so pleasant and homely. Our aim is to satisfy all our guest have a wonderful experience. If you have any other comments please feel free to contact us. Thank you Kerry-Ann More 

San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a sense of family amongst the staff who work at Idle Awhile. We were welcomed into this fold from the time we set foot onto the property to the time we had to leave for the cliffs. Everyone, from the office managers, the cooks, security, housekeeping, servers and the lifeguard took the time to smile and made sure... More 

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Kerry Ann S, Manager at Idle Awhile Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the rest of the Tripadvisor community. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. I will definitely pass on your shout out. See you on your next trip. Kerry-Ann More 

Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a room with Idle Awhile Resort from 7/1/15 thru 7/5/15. My experience wasn't what I expected, to say the least. It's not luxurious. I would compare it to a Motel 6. It's hard to describe but I'll try. So, when I arrived, I was given a key and taken to my room. The bathroom looked old and the... More 

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Abraham I, Owner at Idle Awhile Resort, responded to this review

Dear musicnlr29, Thank you for trying one of our resorts. Sorry to hear that our accommodation fell below your expectations. We had pest control spray around your initial room and showed you another option across the street. Regarding refund, Hotels.com would have to issue according to their policy. They never contacted us in agreeing on any form of compensation. Kind... More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Idle Awhile for 3 nights on our honeymoon and it was perfect. If you are looking to steer clear of a big resort, but still enjoy the luxuries this is the place for you. It has a perfect beachfront location and gorgeous rooms with all the amenities you need. Furthermore you can use the... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for the weekend. Fabulous place with friendly staff. Bar and restaurant right on the beach. All rooms have balconies or a patio. Very clean. Everything good, but watch out for mosquitoes in the mornings and evenings.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is still one of mine and my husband's favorite places in the world. We visited during slow season so it was very peaceful. Our room was very clean, the staff was very friendly, and the food was amazing. We tried other restaurants along the beach but the hotel restaurant was definitely our favorite. The water was warm and calm.... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I have traveled to Negril two previous times, but this is our first time to get to experience Idle Awhile. Both times before, we stayed at The Caves, but this trip we brought our boys along, ages 13, 11, and 9, and decided to stay on the beach. We feel like we made a great choice. Idle... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I happened upon Idle Awhile whilst staying at another hotel along Negril 7 Mile Beach. I I was intriged by the lush palm and cocnut trees which lined the walkway. Orchirds clung to some of the trees. I passed by the cabana//lower apt which had yellow marble tiles on the poarch that looked out onto the sea. I continued walking... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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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