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“Excellent Location and Staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Fun Holiday Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #58 of 89 Hotels in Negril
Arizona
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent Location and Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

My wife and I recently made our first visit to Jamaica, what a beautiful island!
We stayed at Fun Holiday Beach Resort. First let me explain this is not what most people would call a "resort". But what it offers is a truer Jamaican experience at an affordable hotel with an all inclusive option. If you are accustom to "resorts", chances are you will not appreciate a stay at Fun Holiday Beach.
The location is as central to activities along 7 Mile Beach as you could wish for! It is literally 2 steps from the sugar soft sand that extends into the sea for 200 yards, in less than shoulder deep, exceptionally clear and calm waters. We were surprised at how temperate the water was and impressed with how clean the beach areas were.
The property is maintained, but not manicured. The pool (about 4 ft. deep) and hot tub are large and clean.
When we arrived, check in was very easy. We were escorted to our room, which was large but dated and minimal.
Though everything functioned, some needed repair was evident.
House keeping does an excellent job, though there seemed to be a supply issue with towels. More than once I had to retrieve towels from the front desk, after waiting for them from laundry.
We found the food to be quite tasty and had no need to eat elsewhere. Choices varied and I believe it was more authentic than food found at larger tourist properties.
Bar service was adequate but simple, with not a lot of variety.
The biggest asset of Fun Holiday Beach is its employees!! Always very nice and accommodating. They made us feel welcomed and invited.
Security staff was excellent. Out of nowhere they would appear when we were approached by beach vendors and hawkers. Due to some reviews we were somewhat leery for our safety, but never once were we concerned while on the property or on their section of beach.
A very special thank you to security guard Richard! Always going out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and safe. He is honest and trust worthy, with a genuine concern for his guests. I believe he is our true friend in Jamaica!
To finalize :
Fun Holiday Beach
Is no resort, but a comfortable budget hotel with excellent staff on a terrific section of beach.
If you are considering non resort properties,
Fun Holiday Beach is an excellent option.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

No Fun Holiday!

My wife and I recently returned from the Fun Holiday Resort near Negril, Jamaica. This is a no go!!

While this was probably a great 3 star resort at one time, it has fallen into disrepair and has serious maintanence and management issues.
First let me give the positive: the staff is great as is the location. The staff tried hard to serve us, they were working 12 - 14 hour days and managed to be pleasant and hard-working. The resort is right in the middle of the 7 mile beach and has a beautiful beach front property.

Here's the down side:
The first room we had was a garden front. The room was spartan at best.-two beds, one dresser which was falling apart, no place to sit or put your luggage-it had to go on the floor.
The thin curtains were falling down and there were no blinds. There was no handle on the door so a key was needed to open it from inside and out. This posed a fire hazard as well as the inconveniance that if one person went out the person staying in the room needed a key so as not to be locked in. On the second day they put guests in the adjoining room. The connecting door was so thin with such a huge gap on the bottom you could hear a whisper other side and the room no longer has any privacy.

After complaining out this situation we were upgraded to a beachfront on our second day. This room had a kitchenette but the cupboards were old, musty and falling apart. The faucet on the sink was broken as was the door handle to the bathroom. The curtains were also falling down and there were no blinds (one window had a curtain rod but no curtain). The ocean view would have been great except the windows were cracked and broken!

On our arrival the pool was green and murky - you could not even see the top rung of the ladder! It had obviously been neglected for quite some time. The grounds too seemed neglected as were the buildings in general.

The food was terrible. They advertised a buffet which was available only the first day of our stay. It consisted of jerk chicken which was mainly bones , rice with beans, some vegetables and fish. Really, this was it! There were no fruit, no deserts, no other choices - nothing!

After our first day they canceled the buffet and gave us menus that resembled those of a cheap diner. While the menu had some choices we quickly found that most things, with the exception of the chicken and fish, were not available.

After several of the guests complained they were told that if they made a request for a certain food at the front desk in the morning, they might have it for the next dinner. One couple tried asking for beef and was told the cook would try to find ox tail for their evening meal.

The bar was no better than the kitchen; most drinks were not available, including bottled water and one day there was even no rum.

On our third day we left this resort.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brookltn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

This is the worst hotel i been to in jamaica, the service is not what i expected. At the front desk it takes me four and a half hours to get a room ready for me also when I get upstairs the bed was not ready no towels in the bath room every thing was wrong at this place, it was one of the most difficult time I ever have in Jamaica I will never stay at this hotel again also I will not recommend any one to stay at this place. All the furniture in this hotel need to be up grade if you need a bad vacation just check in this hotel, it will be your worst nightmare.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Just returned from a one week all-inclusive stay at Fun Holiday Beach in Negril. The location of the hotel is on a prime stretch of beach about a mile and a half from downtown (roundabout). The hotel has thatched cabanas on the beach. The swimming pool is kept clean, it is fairly large with a volleyball net set up across the middle, and about 4 feet deep maximum.
The rooms are kept clean, well sized with comfortable beds, good air-conditioning, along with cable television.
The all inclusive plan gives you good food, but does not include all items available on the a la carte menu. You will be served great jerk chicken with an excellent jerk sauce prepared by chef Robert! Other food we enjoyed during the week included fried chicken, stew beef, pasta, fish, conch, rice and peas, french fries, salads. Breakfasts always had a couple selections, but there was no bacon or sausage through the week.
A couple of times through the week the hotel ran out of Red Stripe beer, but would have it restocked within a couple of hours. Inventory control could be better.
The friendly, helpful staff really made my stay enjoyable! Special thanks to security man Richard who was always on the lookout for the guests' well being. Andre and Nyron were great at the bar. The young ladies at the front office, along with the housekeepers were always pleasant to talk with. Management must be complimented on assembling such a great staff.
The hotel is a great Jamaican standard hotel, it is not a five star hotel, and it is not trying to be, but offers a prime beach location, clean rooms, nice garden, great staff, all for a fair price. I would definitely return to Fun Holiday Beach!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

my name is tyrone pryce i have been to negril many times with family n friends but never stayed @ fun holiday beach my wife said she needed a change n we went to fun holiday beach i made the reservation nicole from the front desk was verry pleasnt n helpfull got to negril with my family and check in once again nicole greeted us with a smile this place was off the hock room beach everything was jus perfect brian from the bar was exceptional hope he is still their wen we get back his mix was great all the staff was great security was a rock star and the manager bill was verry please with what i told him about the resort i cant wait for winter so i can go bk n relax with my family
(if your looking for a relaxing place go to fun holiday beach resort in megril u will never wanna leave) look out fun holiday i am comming mr. bill you amd your staff rocks

Room Tip: corner suites are larger and sunny very quiet
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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Jamaica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

we stay in dec of 2011 an it was fantastic. if your looking for a one of a kind getaway quiet peaceful relaxation its right here. the staff were real friendly especially for this guy at the bar i think his name was myran he made us feel really at home and his mixes were wonderful.the property was beautiful and the beach was amazing. i really enjoyed my vacation an am looking forward to going bk this winter season.

Room Tip: wonderful view from the rooms up stairs especially ocean view
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Great hotel at a nominal rate. I spent 8 nights with my partner end of March this year (2012) before going to our usual holiday break in a Montego bay resort and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a short spate when the lights went off but whilst the staff were sorting the problems the guests were well behaved and relaxed with candles and torches( I always travel with a torch). As usual and expected the staff were friendly, room very basic but clean, shopping plaza closeby but worth going into the centre of town about 1 mile. Food excelent but cant help wandering if for once it could be on time, i suppose its 'Jamaican time'; For non-smookers like us you may have to move a few times whilst eating as there seams to be no special designated area as smokers smokes everywhere in the dining area . I'm still going back to spend a few days next year so it cant be bad eh!

Room Tip: top floor if you dont like cats
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fun Holiday Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven Mile Negril beach resort hotel with pool, hot tub, watersports, jet skis, live reggae 2 nights a week, other parties and events! Beach and pool bars, seaside seafood and Jamaican specialties restaurant, room service, internet connection, cable TV, air conditioning - check out our internet specials! For the best value on the Negril beach check out Fun Holiday Beach Resort! ... more   less 
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