I chose this venue after I had to change the dates of my trip due to a family emergency. I have to say that the room I had was nice. The view of the sea was irie and the room had a nice CD-player, small frig, coffee maker and tv.
I was picked up by Debbie at the airport and we had a somewhat pleasant ride to Negrils West End.
The very next day, I was given the "cold shoulder" by Debbie. She had many friends in, and since I have been traveling to Jamaica for over 22 years, I went off on my own and ignored the moody host. Soon the place dwindled down as some left. A lovely woman from California arrived and we quickly became friends. She also noticed the nasty behavior of Debbie and asked if I stayed there before or if I had known her, to which I replied "no" to both questions. Soon she received the exact same treatment, but we manged to just keep the irie vibes and stay clear of all negativity. We took in a show on the beach and myself another on the West End.
As other guest checked in for 3 days, I became aware that everyone was told that they were allowed to use Debbie's computer which was located on the second floor. I was told in a very loud and rude tone that I was not allowed on the second floor, and that "this is where I live and you are not welcome here....no disrespect." No disrespect???? Did I really hear this? I came here to relax and take some time for myself after caring for my brother strickened with cancer who died 2 weeks before my arrival. The owner was well aware and made no effort to be at the bare minimum, cordial. The others noticed and soon befriended me as they had been through the same circumstances. One Saturday I spilled a bit of coffee on my floor and went looking for a mop. Joy was on duty cleaning every room that day....except of course mine! She handed me the mop and I ended up mopping my own room! I was never given fresh towels even after 7 days had gone by. I had to ASK for clean towels and the rest of the time, I washed them myself in the bucket outside. My room was cleaned the day before I checked out and only after I told the "helper" to do this. I had tipped her too prematurely and learnied a lesson from this error.
I did briefly meet the "silent partner" of this property, named Sandi. Sandi was just a huge smile and a much nicer person than her partner. My California friend and I walked up and down the West End, chatting with shop owners and visiting old friends. There was a very nice local who made an amzing large plate of chicken and rice with pumpkin and ackee. We eventually got him to add fish to his menue and business was indeed flourishing. Just so you all know, Tony does deliver! I also have to make everyone aware that the corner of the road this villa is located at was very busy and noisy as the yard is a little bit too close to the road for peace and quiet when trying to sleep. I also took a route taxi to Bourbon Beach as most days the sea was too rough to get into the sea on the cliff end.
I did read all the reviews on TRIPADVISOR before I booked my room and was taken aback by the exact opposite behavior than what I read. The vibes in this yard were just plain TERRIBLE. I will for now and evermore, always rent from a JAMAICAN. They treat all the guests the same, no partisanship. I was troubled at how very unproffessional and insensitive this woman was and how she turned on any guest that befriended me.
The woman from California checked out on December 8th, leaving a full 3 1/2 weeks EARLY due to the bad vibes, while I chose to just pack and move to TOBY'S in MoBay.
I was very happy with this move and my trip took a turn for the better once I was completely surrounded by locals. I will be writing a review of TOBY'S next and it will be a lovely review!
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