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“Wonderful View!~” 5 of 5 stars
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Tensing Pen Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   West End Road, Negril, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #7 of 86 Hotels in Negril
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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“Wonderful View!~”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This place is great! love the location , love the vibe and love the people ! No TV or radio just lots of R&R! next door you will find Ras Rody Ital Food! this place was great loved the sip and the festival! Rody is a good guy!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed 4 nights in Garden room B. Nice little cottage. Great porch. This place is quiet with lots of greenery around the cottage. Great place for a couple to chill out. Food was good. The restaurant closed at 9 every night and they do not make any drinks other than what is on the menu. You could see the ocean looking out the side of the porch. The rooms are very clean and well kept.

Room Tip: You could hear noise from the other guest staying above you.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Fair Oaks, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Tensing Pen Resort in Jamaica for four days, attending my niece's wedding (her fiance's family, from Canada, have been vacationing there for 20+ years!), and found the place to be spectacular. The resort has several thatch-roofed cottages spread out over the property, in varying sizes and styles, surrounded by lush vegetation and all with great ocean views. It's on the Negril "cliffs" -- no beach, but right on the water and easily accessible by jumping or diving from a wooden walkway...or you can get closer to the water via concrete paths and a ladder for easy entry and exit. Even though we were there during the "off" season, in May when the Caribbean can be very hot, the temperature was balmy and the breezes were luxurious. Food and service was outstanding. The property is very secure, which makes it a bit separate from the outside world -- and there are wonderful local restaurants with great Jamaican staples like curried goat, jerk chicken & pork, and "rice and peas" which we've always called rice and beans. For pure relaxations, this is an outstanding resort!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I just returned from Jamaica doing sit inspections at several all inclusive resorts and independent resorts and I will have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by Tensing Pen. It was so cute and romantic. If you are looking for a truly unique, quiet and romantic vacation, this is the spot. It is the complete opposite of an all inclusive resort. Some rooms have air conditioner and some do not, but that doesn't matter compared to what you are gaining in peace, relaxation, a unique experience. I am trying to find the words to explain how much I enjoyed touring this property. It was amazing. It looked like a place where I could truly escape reality, relax, renew my spirit and return home feeling like I had a real vacation.

Room Tip: The Rock Cottage II is the most requested room at this resort.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Paradise! This place is beautiful, romantic, and awesome. We stayed in the North Pillar, which had a beautiful view, we loved it! It doesn't have AC, in case you need that, but we were fine with the ceiling fan and a standing rotating fan. The queen bed was very comfortable and the pillows too. It is rustic and beautiful! The food is great there, but it was fun to venture out to the local places too. (Rock House Restaurant and Good Times). The North Pillar is close to the restaurant, and with a wedding party there that week, it got a little noisy some nights. We had two massages, that were Fantastic, they really were great! The staff works hard to make everything perfect, which it was. We would go back in a heartbeat. Ask Cody, the life guard, to dive off the cliff for you. So fun! We have stayed in all inclusive resorts, but loved this smaller quieter place. You won't regret staying here. Miss it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Tensing Pen was fantastic. We were there for a wedding and had the Cove Cottage. We were greeted by the front desk staff, a cool towel and a rum punch. The staff really stands out...Razor, Malcolm, Tracy and the rest of the staff were fantastic, and that is what really makes Tensing Pen amazing.

Room Tip: Cove Cottage and any of the Pillar rooms all have great views.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed at an all inclusive resort on the beach in Negril for our first half of our honeymoon & when we came to Tensing Pen for the last half (April 12-16), I almost cried it was so beautiful. It was sexier, quieter, more romantic, and way more peaceful. The perfect spot for our honeymoon. The rooms were rustic & exactly what I pictured a stay in Jamaica to be. The king bed slept very comfortably, the staff was very pleasant, and we had lots of privacy & relaxation. During the day we kept to ourselves, and at night, we chatted with other guests over dinner & drinks. I took part in the yoga class one morning (very relaxing & not difficult) and I regret that we did not take advantage of the spa services because I know they would have been perfect. I know we'll be back time & time again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Sea Grape II due to the fact that it was one of the few with a king bed. Rooms on t...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Address: West End Road, Negril, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Negril
#6 Romantic Hotel in Negril
#10 Family Hotel in Negril
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tensing Pen Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the West End of Negril, Jamaica in its own private cove, Tensing Pen is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler offering a unique collection of beautiful hand-carved wood, thatch and cut stone cottages of varying sizes for the ultimate secluded and relaxing vacation. ... more   less 
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