My wife and I and our three children (aged 12, 10 and 7) stayed at Firefly from 08/02 to 15/02 2013. We checked pricing etc on Firefly's website and booked our stay direct with Firefly rather than through a booking agent. The booking process was managed professionally and efficiently and Firefly kindly organised our airport transfers, booked us a table at Ivan's for dinner on our first night, and arranged transport for us to and from the restaurant.
Our rooms at Firefly were simply but adequately furnished, clean (serviced daily), and our beds were very comfortable. You really don't want to be spending too much time in your room when you are at Firefly though. This is because Firefly is situated pretty much bang in the middle of the most beautiful beach and you can access it by strolling through a lovely, well-tended garden in under a minute. If this sounds too arduous, Firefly have rooms even closer to the beach than where we stayed so you might want to request one of these! Firefly's section of beach has a lovely shaded area (complete with a couple of hammocks) and there are plenty of sun loungers to go around.
If you normally stay at a hotel with a restaurant or at an all-inclusive resort and are concerned about food arrangements you needn't be. We ate breakfast at Firefly each morning, enjoyed lunch at Sun Beach (right next door to Firefly), Best in the West and Ossie's (both a short walk from Firefly on Norman Manley Boulevard) and also bought food on the beach (lobster, fresh fruit, Niah's patties, delicious fresh fruit juice etc). For dinner, there are lots of restaurants on the beach, and on the cliffs, and staff at Firefly are very happy to help you make a reservation and sort transport if you need it. Doing things this way will add variety and fun to your holiday dining experiences and put you in control of where and what you eat and when.
We found the owners and staff at Firefly to be very professional, courteous and friendly and they clearly work very hard to ensure that their guests have a lovely holiday. Firefly has been under the same continuous ownership for decades and, in our opinion, guests here clearly benefit from having such experienced and knowledgeable people in charge. In addition, lots of staff have worked at Firefly for a long time which tends to be indicative of a well-managed and happy place. At night time a security guard is deployed on the premises and we always felt safe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Top class suites, penthouses and studios in the best part of Negril Beach. The gardens are beautiful year round. Our wonderful guests are beach lovers who also enjoy the ambiance, the serenity, the casual yet efficient feeling, the weekly beach party and the beachfront rooms which are surprisingly rare on Negril beach. ALL units have kitchens and verandas. Gym, WiFi and Jacuzzi are here. All our romantic rooms have kitchens or kitchenettes allowing greater choice of dining and drinks than mere hotel rooms. Our beach bar/cafe, with Maxine in charge, is well-known for the luscious pancakes and other breakfast items and day-long snacks along with the coldest beer served with the warmest smiles to our guests and other visitors on the beach.Our guests come from many countries, at times they are from as many as nine countries represented at our free weekly beach parties. What they return for is the casual, friendly atmosphere, no-one knows whether you're rich or poor, no-one wears a Rolex, and you go to the beachfront in your bikini or swimsuit - no need for any other cover unless you wish.We have watchmen and security cameras at night just to make sure you're OK.There are many cafes, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance on the beach and all water-sports are close by. Reggae concerts (Bourbon Beach, Roots Bamboo) are 10 to 15 minutes walk away on the beach and Kool Runnings Water Park is 2 miles away across the road.Shopping for gifts and souvenirs is available at Time Square one mile away and supermarkets are 2 miles away, in town. Also each year our team wins in the Negril Marathon/half/10k early December. This year in the full Marathon we had the 2nd overall and the first in the over 80 age group (Roy Thomas from Kingston who runs the Marathon here every year). We also had other section winners. Join our team in '13. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Firefly Beach Cottages Hotel Negril
- Firefly Beach Hotel
- Firefly Beach Resort