A review of Miss Norma’s Rooms for Rent in Negril Jamaica
Location: Miss Norma’s Rooms for Rent is located in the “mid beach” area of Negril. With the ocean only a hundred yards or so away and the morass (wildlife area) only a stones throw from your room, it offers the best of both worlds. Most of Negril’s nightlife (Roots Bamboo, Alfred’s, The Jungle and others) are all within a 5 minute walk. All of this for just $25 a night!
Booking a room at Miss Norma’s Rooms for Rent: A simple call, email or Facebook message to Barbara (she handles the bookings) and you are good to go.
Checking in at Miss Norma’s Rooms for Rent: Very quick and easy! I got a quick tour of the property and my room and I was checked in. After I unpacked, I met Miss Norma (the owner), her son Delmar that offers tours of Negril and all over the island and Miss Norma’s family out front that sells cold beer and food.
Room quality: A simple modern room with a bed, dresser, counter, tv, table, bathroom and such. Not the Ritz, but very clean and an excellent room in my opinion for budget travelers or extended stay travelers. Even though the other room for rent is next door, the walls (concrete) are sound proof along with all of the trees that provided sound proofing from the late night bars and in most cases the street traffic.
Staff: Since Miss Norma’s is a family run place there are not staff like you would expect at run of the mill resorts. But….if you need something you just walk a few steps and Miss Norma, her family or Barbara will take care of your needs.
Food: If you give Miss Norma a little notice she can cook you meals or snacks. I found the food prices below average considering the meal size plus the quality was so good I would of paid twice the price and I’m cheap! Just remember to give her a heads up if you would like her to cook you a meal.
Security: I felt 100% safe. Miss Norma’s family has been around as long as Negril has been on the map and they are all around her place. Nobody is going to mess with hers rooms for rent or her guests.
Overall Rating of Miss Norma’s Rooms for Rent: I would give it a 9.8 on a 1-10 scale for staying in a local “yawd/yard” type of lodging (you will be staying in a family type of setting (kids running around and such). This is the type of lodging I SEARCH for since I love the feeling of living in Jamaica instead of staying in a hotel if that makes any sense. Even though your stay will be in a family yard, your room is private and you can do whatever you want in there without interruptions.
One of the real benefits for me is being able to explore the nature area (morass) all around my room. The hummingbirds, flowers, trees, sights, smells and sounds gave me hours of great images to capture with my camera. Another benefit was the great conversations with Barbara, Miss Norma and “Thunder” who roasts fresh Blue Mountain Coffee on the property. And another….the beach is slow close….warm water and white sandy beaches! And yet another….the nightlife as I said is within walking distance and a $1-3US taxi fare takes you anywhere else in town if you wish to explore.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.