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“The good, the bad and the ugly” 2 of 5 stars
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Legends Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #47 of 90 Hotels in Negril
Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“The good, the bad and the ugly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We just spent 10 days at Legends I Negril and I have to say that I wouldn't go back there,
THE GOOD: the staff - the staff was wonderful and exceptionally helpful. Danielle at the bar could be friendlier. Her personality changed from day to day.

THE BAD: the food. The owner seems to be trying to save money by serving chicken and rice, along with some form of pasta at most lunches and dinners to fill up the guests with very low quality food. Breakfast was the exception where you could get omlets and scrambled eggs made fresh for you. FOODS ARE LEFT UNCOVERED SO THE FLYS ALWAYS HAD AO ETHING TO EAT.

The Ugly: the water. I'm talking about the water served at all meals. It is NOT PURIFIED. One would assume the water that the staff serves you would not be tap water, BUT THAT IS EXACTLY WAS IT IS! Management seemed very unconcerned when guests began getting ill. So ill that some guests had to seek medical attention! I lost more than 3 days of our vacation due to the 'local' water.

The nightclub next door - on 3 different nights the music from next door kept us awake until after 3 am. Granted, management cannot do anything about this, but it ruined our sleep for three nights.

My advice, stay somewhere else!

Room Tip: Try the Rondel Village instead.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Most of the people at the hotel were very accommodating but the food was disappointing. I could have stayed in the US and ate what they offered. If you want to save money on amenities, this is the place. Bring your own towels as you are not given any for the beach. The rooms have no hair dryer and closets are not that great. The nice part is that we stayed on the garden side, if you stay on the beach side, don't expect to sleep at night. Beach side is near all the bars and music is playing all night long. I would NOT do all inclusive with Legends since we had to eat dinner at other places like Ricks Cafe and To Catch a Falling Star. Both nice places to eat. All meals had timeframes which was disappointing as I did want to eat breakfast from 8 to 10 but earlier. Same with Lunch and Dinner. One of the best parts of Legends is Michael who is security. He would be one of the reasons I would come back to Legends.

Room Tip: Rooms on the Garden side are quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I've been reading some of the not so good reviews lately which has prompted me to write one myself. I am by no means a Negril virgin. I have been at least a dozen times or more, but I hadn't been for over the past ten years. So I know what to expect. This was my girlfriends first time and she loved it! And, my first time at Legends. The only negative thing I have noticed is how expensive it is now to go. This is the only downside. We did manage to get a great deal and it was only a couple of hundred dollars more to add the almost all inclusive package. What a great deal! Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all your drinks from 10am - 10pm. You can easily pay ten times that eating and drinking out. Thank-you Samara for welcoming us so warmly at the front desk. First of all, a lot of people are complaining about the food. What part of "almost all inclusive" don't you understand? This is not a super club! It is a basic beach hotel and offers very nice comfortable, clean rooms and a Jamaican style buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. No, you are not going to get lobster bisque and filet mignon, but you will get authentic Jamaican dishes, which in my humble opinion is delicious! Plus you can always order off the menu, but you will have to pay. Do they run out of certain food items? Yes, so get there earlier! Mama is a wonderful lady and will do her best to take care of your food needs. We arrived around 11pm on a Saturday night. The bar was closed, however, Andrea made sure we had some redstripe drafts to quench our thirst. I can't say enough of how fantastic the staff is! Paul Wilson is the manager and he works hard to make sure everyone is happy and satisfied. Thanks Paul for helping me with my computer! Tiffany, Andrea, and Jennifer all do a wonderful job of tending the bar. Ieasha and Michelle really took good care of us during meal times. During the day Michael is on beach patrol and he does do a very wonderful, sometimes under appreciated job, of keeping all the beggars, idiots and salespeople away from the guests. The lobster pizza place next door can get annoying with their pumped up broken speaker music, however, it's not every night. Remember, this place is right on the beach in the middle of the action. If you're looking for a quite experience, make sure to get a garden room across the street. But who goes to Negril not looking to party? Or, go to Samsara, the sister hotel, which you can go to everyday via the free shuttle. Lastly, Thomas is the bar/service food manager and you will see him quite often keeping things in line. Great guy! Bottom line, do your research wherever you go! Negril is a great place to let loose, party and just have fun! But, it's not for everyone.

Room Tip: Garden rooms across the street are quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hertfordshire
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Food was the worst i have ever seen or tasted , All Inclusive Not !!!
you only have 2 choices of bones ( supposed Jerk chicken ) and rice and meat balls and half cooked pasta oh and to top it a small slice of cake for desert ..... great if you dont like cake !
Christmas well what a pants one it was .... bar shut at 10pm and again on New Years eve 10pm
no entertainment with the exception of the bar next door having booming music until 5am
the whole room was vibrating with the beat of the music which just seemed to get louder and louder as the night wore on ,( forget going to sleep ) this happened a few nights whilst we were at Legends
we then opted to be moved to Samsara for the second week , if we could have moved our flight home we would have but even the reps kept away , the staff are more polite and helpful there and it was more peaceful no whisting drug heads to annoy you all day
Samsara had the same choice of menu 2 options
we would never go back.... we love to travel and go to different places but going to Legends realy spoilt our Christmas and has put us off of going to other places at Christmas time
be aware that they will quite happily take your money for all inclusive but they cannot provide you with the all inclusive deal ....

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Kasterlee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you have the choice don't choose for the all-inclusive option. The food is very basic and not variated. Friendly staff though! Many rooms are located on the other side of the street which is another downside. Luckely there is Glassford, the security guy, who leads you safely across the street. And yeah, there's reggae music everywhere, night and day. The main reason I go to Jamaica. ;-)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A perfect location to experience the local flavor. Hotel was kept clean and staff friendly and welcoming. The loud music from nearby clubs, would prevent me from returning to Legends. Would not recommend all inclusive option, as food in nearby restaurants is far superior. Staff had difficulty making change, when paying in the restaurant with cash. Never to our benefit, it seemed.

Room Tip: A great place to experience the local flavor. Hotel was fine, however, the late night loud music f...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I have just returned from Legends and my family and I made the best of it while we were there. we did get the all-inclusive, but wouldn't recommend it unless you plan on drinking your moneys worth. THE FOOD was HORRIBLE and they have you on a time limit of when you can eat. If you get there and the "hamburgers" are gone then they are gone, they dont make extra even with an hours left of the allotted meal time. We ended up eating out the last 3 days because the food was soooooo horrible, we went next door to Kuyaba and had some of the best food ever. be warned there are a ton of cats that come during meal times, if your a cat fan you will love it if your not you will hate because they beg like dogs! The beach was nice and we stayed there most of the time because our room had nooo thrills.. MICHAEL is the best thing that legends has going for them, he helps keep the hagglers at bay and keeps the crazy locals away, if you need anything like jet skis he will get you to the right person. staying here you to do get a better feel of local life if thats what you want, we had to cross the street to get to the beach everyday (garden side) which is annoying but were glad later because the music next door on the other side is CRAZY loud. the rooms are very basic: bed, bathroom, table, tv (from the 90's) nothing else and the closet looks so gross we never unpacked. BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS, or prepare to buy some when you get there.. they only provide bath towels and we had to ask for those repeatedly!! i will not be returning to this hotel, but would stay next door with the nicer rooms and better resturant.

Room Tip: Garden side much quieter..
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Legends Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Legends Beach Resort is a beachfront boutique hotel situated directly on the famous 7-mile white sand beach in Negril, Jamaica. This friendly and intimate resort commands breathtaking views of the shimmering turquoise Caribbean Sea embraced by miles of powdery white sandy beach. Legends is located in a prime section of Negril within walking distance of shops, water sports, entertainment and local restaurants. The resort comprises two sections, one on the beach and one lushly gardened section across the street. Within the garden section is a large pool surrounded by a spacious sundeck. The beachside section also contains a small pool. Other hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi, gift shop, safety boxes at reception, massage treatments, and tour desk. The resort's beach frontage on Seven Mile Beach provides access to shallow, sandy-bottom water that remains calm in nearly all weather conditions. Complimentary roundtrip shuttles transport guests mornings and afternoons to partner resort, Samsara Resort, on Negril's famed seaside cliffs, where reefs providing snorkeling and scuba-diving directly off shore. This Jamaica resort offers 50 guestrooms arrayed on the sea side of the street extending through Negril parallel to the beach and across the street in a lushly gardened section. Buildings feature exteriors of pastels and vibrant colors. Ceiling fans and wood-louvered windows provide an alternative to rooms' air conditioning. Decor features tile floors, tropical-wood furniture, and richly colored fabrics. Fresh blossoms strewn about rooms greet guests on arrival. Coconut palms and lounge chairs with soft red cushions line the resort's frontage on Seven Mile Beach. Water-sport rentals, including jet skiing and parasailing, are available. Vibrantly colored buildings, blooming tropical gardens, and an open-air restaurant and beach bar manifest a friendly oasis to meet new friends, enjoy reggae music and discover exotic cocktails. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Legends Hotel Negril
Legends Jamaica
Legends Beach Resort Jamaica
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