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“Merrils 11” 4 of 5 stars
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Merrils Beach Resort I
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #56 of 90 Hotels in Negril
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Merrils 11”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you're looking for a cheap and cheerful all inclusive Merrils is it. This is our third time staying at Merrils. The first and second time we stayed for a month in one of the suites with fairly large closet iron and board hair dryer seperate lounge. a sofa large arm chair cable tv small dining table and chairs fridge microwave coffee maker etc . On the second occassion we stayed in a suite which furniture looked a little worn and could have done with updating. Rooms are cleaned on a daily basis. The food is edible yet some what repetitive if you stay more than a week. Staff are pleasant friendly and helpful. hotel has it's own swimming pool however there's nine miles of beach to enjoy. Entertainment on average is twice a week at the resort but there are a few night clubs within walking distance local restaurants and stalls selling Jerk chicken
The rooms are spacious with fan and air conditioning. Wifi available Merrils is great value for money and we would stay there again May not suit youngsters as its more for people who want to chill out and relax

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

First time in Negril, and certainly the last, we love Jamaica and the people, how ever ,you get pestered 24.7 on the beach, by the so called day trip reps, massage girls, drug dealers, we got ripped of by buying day trips that turned out to be just 2 hrs. long and paid the privilege for this in the tune of £150.00, the rep said he was the cousin, of the owner of Merrill's. When reported to management it took to the end of our holiday, to get any thing done about it.
How ever, management did see us right, the first room was a ground floor room, the loo over spilt with shi!!!! all over the place, 2nd room top floor basic but better, tied and very worn, same problem with the loo. Right on the beach, which is fab, white sands, no entertainment, food, each to there own, same old, every day, how many dishes are there for left overs. The staff was fantastic, they work so hard, for an unappreciated, management team. not much to do, the beach is a no no, at night time

Room Tip: The newest rooms are facing the sea front,don't except room 102,near main road, and reception, v...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Detmold
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Yup, another year gone, and still the same hotel choice. we are very happy with our vacation choice, and have already booked again for next year.
the hotel continues to offer great value for money, aimed at the middle price bracket. if you want top-notch rooms, you will have to pay for them. approximately double by my reckoning.
the food was tremendous again. big up the executive chef and his staff. of course, if you are in any one hotel for a period of time, the meals will have tendency to repeat themselves. the beauty of merrils, is that you have access to all 3 properties for meals and entertainment. if you don't see what you like on the menu in one, just walk down the beach to one of the other restaurants. even if you go to an a-la-carte resort....the meals will repeat at some stage. if however, you need 5 choices of meat at every mealtime....you will have to go upmarket (at a price).
all rooms are functional, and undergoing a continual refurbishment programme. how much time do you spend in the rooms anyway? daily housekeeping is of a very high standard, bedding changed every 2 days. staff are very friendly, please take the time to get to know them. you don't have to tip to get good service,......you can reward good service with a little thankyou if you want.
in short.....you usually get what you pay for, but here, you get a 3 star resort, with 5 star service at a reasonable price. come and see for yourselves................

Room Tip: sea view rooms are available
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed the week of Feb 17, 2014. Staff were fantastic. Room was old and a little run down but very clean and adequate for our stay....lots of hot water at night, not so much in the morning due to their solar heating system. Food was great for breakfast, pretty good for lunch and so so for dinner. We took advantage of a few neighbouring restaurants for dinner......pizza at the italian cafe across the street was very good, fish and chips at Alfreds down the beach was amazing. Basic dinner for two with a few drinks at either restaurant was around $40. Easy to grab a cab to Ricks...$10 each way without negotiating. Beach was fabulous, great for relaxing, even better for walking. I enjoyed talking to the vendors, a simple no thanks kept them on their way.
All in all we had a great stay especially given the cost and the fact we wern't expecting a 5 star. I wouldn't hesitate to go back.
PS....my wife slept fine, I needed earplugs.

Room Tip: upper floor, mid way between beach and the road was fine.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I stayed at this hotel last year april 2012, rooms are reasonable, funiture not the greatest but the rooms are clean and they have everything you need. We was all inclusive the food was buffet style very very nice and lots to choose from. There are 2 other merrils hotels, i was told b the staff we could go and use there pool and eat from there buffet if you wanted to which was handy. The staff are friendly even made me a sandwich and tea at 10pm because i was ill at dinner time and didnt eat. The best part about this place is the seven mile beach beautiful... such a lovely place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bologna, Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Negril' s bay is the most beautiful beach I have ever been to!!! I enjoyed my stay in Merril's I, the rooms are great: small chalet close to the seaside. The food and drinks were average, but I loved the staff and cleanliness and in particular the location. The water in the Carribean sea in November seems like a warmed up swimming pool. Peace and relax garantee

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the 5th or 6th time I have stayed at Merrils I and each stay has been wonderful. The service is great, the food is great, the rooms are great. The beach is the best anywhere. The water in the Carribean sea in July is just the right temperature for swimming or just hanging out with your friends. I have stayed at many resorts in Negril and to me Merrils is the best.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#29 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Merrils Beach Resort I 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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