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Merrils Beach Resort II
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Norman Manley Blvd. | Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #54 of 88 Hotels in Negril
Granite City, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“awesome time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

merrils 2 on 7 ml.beach is hard to beat.my husband and i, and my sister and her husband, have been all over the island and this resort i highly recommend.first of all 7ml.beach has the whitest sand and clearest water in our opinon, than anywhere else in jamaica.when you walk out into the ocean from merrils 2 its so neat because you dont need any kind of water shoes because its totally free of the black sea urchants that weve had to watch out for so much in other parts of jamaica. this is the only place that i would say you can do that at which we enjoyed the most.
the rooms are awesome but get the ones at merrils 2 cause they have the biggest balcony ones.you can fit 4 or more on it easy,which we like cause we travel with 2 others.also if you walk out the side door from the office that your faceing the rooms at,get the rooms to the right cause on balcony you get a great ocean view.there numbered in 800s.but if you want less noise stay in ones to the left. the rooms on the right are right in front of a kareoki bar called the drifters bar.but went there and loved it.i enjoyed getting ready in my room hearing diffrent music with people singing good,very few sang crappy lol.
weve been to lots of resorts some real fancy some not, but im here to tell you this had the friendlest bartenders and waiters,the hottest water all day long in the shower and the coldest air in the rooms weve ever exspearienced
the place is super clean and if you leave a small tip for the maids they will put extra towels and flowers in your room and they are sooo friendly.oh before i forget you do need to bring a wash rag because there seems to be a shortage on those. but there are towels in your room and free at office to pick up for the beach.the security is the best ive seen on 7ml.cause they make sure that the beggars arent bothering you.the security guard delroy was awesome.
the food was delicios and for breakfast you can have omelets made fresh how ever you want them.always fresh fruit and salads lots to choose from.one day we had lunch set up right out on the beach with tables chairs and table cloths and linen napkins it was awesome our table was right under a tree. they had a big blue kyak set up with all kinds of salads and pastas in it and also a huge dessert table it was beautiful. they also played more reggie music that i havent herd anywhere else during the day on a nice sterio..they had great entertainment 2 nts.a week also.one nt.they had a guy who could not only dance and swallow fire but could balance anything on his nose even a whole lounge chair from the beach.
out on the beach to your right youll run into tony who we loved to death that sells things there.also a girl named barbara and she does great massages and rubs you down with a real aloe plant for only 20.00 well worth it.after we spent money on the massages and buying soveneirs they never tryed to bug us on buying anything else the rest of the week but theyed see us on beach and say hello and give us hugs.super friendly.
the location of merrils is perfect,dont be afraid to walk out on street or youll miss real jerk chicken being cooked in half barrel bbqers.and a big mall with cheap prices.and a small store super cheap on iice and beer and sodas and snacks all minutes away also walk down to the bourban beach bar down the road on the right,they have live musicat nt. under the stars right on the beach.
theres always cabs by the office all friendly that will take you to lighthouse and ricks cafe which is maybe 15 min away so they dont charge much.
theres one thing everyone should know though,we went to merrils2 in may which is a slow time may-oct. but we payed for merrils thinking wed get to eat and have all the ameniteas at merrils 1 and 3.but they closed merrils 1 cause only 2 guests were staying there and moved them to merrils 3.but they had to walk over to ours merrils 2 to eat cause they closed resterant there since they had very little guest there.so if you go in slow time stay at 2 or youll get bumped around.we still had awesome time wthout 1& 3. i could go on and on about this place we had so much fun that were going back to merrils in oct for my husbands b-day.see ya there..

Room Tip: rooms in the 800s good ocean view great sized balconys but lots of music from drifters bar all diffr...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place is a wonderful quiet place for relaxing food well prepared had no faults i got all the services i was told great beach great price for all inclusive staff great waiter Donovan we never wanted his shift to change wonderful guy security was always present no molestation from beggars ocean view room we took too much tree in the way of the ocean but we still could see the ocean i just told some friends to visit soon. Latoya and Barbara were nice too also the hamlet man he makes great hamlet i am so glad we tried for ourself if i were to only read the review of others we would not have gone there no regrets apart from our stay was way to short only three nights fruits good cooked food lots to drink after 10 time to rest we felt secured the entire time and that how a vacation should feel love you guys we are Douglas McKoy ..

Room Tip: ocean view merrils 2
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have been going to Merrils Beach Resort for last couple of years. I just love this hotel with the personal touch from the owners and staff. It has a beautiful beach and all amenities. Great price for an all inclusive stay.

Danielle

Room Tip: Ask for a beach front ocean view suite, it is very spacious.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Poor service ,terrible food,bed bugs can't believe I left the country 1 week early because the poor service bad hotel ,rude staff , really disappointed I wouldn't recommend this hotel . Waste of money .

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Texel, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Everything shuts down at 10..i stayed at merrills 2 cause the other merills were shut down.. I didn't know this at this time.. The beach was beautiful and security was always present.. You did have beggars in the beach but a firm no once or twice they got the picture.. The bartenders were nice didn't care for the food or drinks.. The waiters were Ok but basically you were on ur own if you needed something, it's in a good location and the staff was friendly and helped when they could. Towels are limited but the front desk gave you towels if needed. It's very small resort which I liked cause not alot of people.. The food was not the best and other ate their once.. The rooms are airy and very basic, the other guest are friendly. I would stay again just due to the small walk to the beach and the clean beach.. Staff didn't bother you, overall an relaxing experience.. Security was the nicest staff . don't expect any luxury but a basic place to sleep and eat.. If u miss a meal ur screwed til next eating time.. It's in a good location to the things I wanted to do, overall a good relaxing time.. Will stay again.. I felt safe the entire time. .

Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Great location, clean and airy rooms. Staff very kindly acquired a fridge & tea n coffee facilities to assist my medical needs. Staff very friendly and went over and above to make our stay memorable. Food was good quality a little repetitive pasta etc but after a quiet word the jamaican food flowed. Donovan was a pleasure he ensured our glasses were taken care kept topped up.
It rained and areas had a few minutes of flooding but it eventually drained away. The entertainment was different !!!!!!! a fire eater come bellie dancer,he gave us joke and had a good giggle fabulous.
I have no complaints at all. Would recommend merrils to all. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The beach adjacent to the beach is perfect just be aware of the constant agglers but there only trying to make a living.
Thanks to all staff at Merrils....

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Granite City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed for 5 days in room 806 second floor with a Beautiful view of the ocean off our balcony. My sister stayed in 805 so we could talk through the lattice work between the balconys. one thing staying in that room was every morning early the Jamaician music next door started.it was a little bar that was happening all day long. we enjoyed listening to the music even that early. it got us up and going for the day. Who wants to sleep in Jamaica any way. All the meals were good even as picky as I am about eating I could always find something to eat. they have 3 meals a day with snacks in between. I was always hungray in between meals and if you ask one of the kitchen staff will make you a sandwich or salad. Staff was Great and always cheerful. I really liked how their security kept the beggars from bothering you.When you go to this resort don't forget to take a ride on the glass bottom boat. Also beside the resort in the sand on the right is a little shop run by Tony. Tell him Sher sent you and he will give you a Great deal. We will be going back to this resort in the fall.

Room Tip: we had room 806, Great view of ocean. The other side of resort would probably be quieter. We where a...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Norman Manley Blvd. | Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#30 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Merrils Beach Resort II 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst lush tropical gardens, Merril's II Beach Resort offers a tranquil and serene environment with 38 cozy, clean, air-conditioned rooms. Wake up to the glorious sounds of chirping birds outside your spacious guest room window, or enjoy the warm breeze from your own private balcony overlooking either Merrils' own botanical gardens or the beautiful Caribbean sea! This comfortable, friendly beachfront resort offers a selection of ocean, pool or garden view rooms, each equipped with two double beds, a ceiling fan, air conditioning, and its own private balcony. Other amenities are also provided such as Cable Television, Safety Deposit Boxes and In-room Telephone Services. Whether you are relaxing by the pool with an exotic Caribbean cocktail, or soaking in the warm rays of Jamaican sunshine, leave your worries behind and let your mind wander. If you ever dreamed of a vacation where all you did is relax, enjoy yourself, and have fun frolicking in the sand, then Merril`s II is where you should be! Our courteous staff are waiting to serve you... ... more   less 
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