I decided to write a review about my experience in April 2012 because as I was looking at the new reviews for this resort; I saw a travel agent who reviewed said that there were no thiefs at this resort...um, wrong. (I find it irresponsible that anyone, let alone a travel agent, would make this assumption.)
My husband and I arrived at Fun Holiday late Saturday evening (10pm). They had laid out some left over desserts and tap water for us, charming! There were no alcoholic drinks to be had at the bar. The room was very, very basic. (I think my pillow was just old shredded news print they stuffed in a sack). The door lock was pretty shoddy, and the safe was a metal box on the floor by the door, and not bolted down or anything. We were worried about the week to come.
The next day, we decided that we would try to make the best of it. We had a nice day at the beach, the bar was fully stocked, the food mediocre, but you can't have it all right. Here's where the real fun starts; sometime between our 1st and 2nd day there, our laptop, camera, money, backpack, and other randoms were stolen from our room. When we went to the office, the attended asked me why I had not used the safe. I was like is she kidding? How would that stuff fit in that safe? Anyhow, once the guy who manages the place found out about our situation, they tried to be helpful. We were changed rooms, taken to the police station to give statements (and the manager gave us a little tour of Negril at the same time, which we appreciated).
-Most of the staff are pretty friendly and accommodating
-The beach/water is one of the nicest I have ever seen (oh yeah, I used to be a travel agent too so I have seen my share)
-The drinks at the bar were good
-The jerk chicken was delicious
-The location, close to everything
-They try to make it a good experience
-The rates are pretty good
-There is a awesome little bar called Chances down the beach that sells amazing pizza, it's close to Margaritaville.
-There are a lot of pushy locals on the beach stretch
-The lounge chairs are so uncomfortable
-The bar often ran out of alcohol
-They only served jerk chicken 1 time in the whole week
-The buffet was pretty horrible (the pizza was a crust with tomato sauce, and a can of peas, carrots and green beans, not sure if I will ever recover from this!!)
-The dancehall accross the street is pretty hopping on Thursday night, and you can hear the music and hollerin' from your room so don't count on too much sleep.
-The pool was closed for 4 days because of E coli.
-It's a pretty run down "resort"
-The entertainment was lacking
-The Sunwing rep never showed up at the resort, but we saw 3 of them at a fancier resort when we were on the airport transfer
I feel bad for the people working at this place, because you can see that they are trying to make it work, but they really to look at spending some cash on making some very basic, necessary upgrades.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fun Holiday Beach Hotel Negril
- Fun Holiday Beach Negril