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“Good place, but remember you ARE in Jamaica” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Errol's Sunset Cafe and Guesthouse

Errol's Sunset Cafe and Guesthouse
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Norman Manley Blvd. | Negril Beach, Negril PO, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #21 of 38 Negril B&B and Inns
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“Good place, but remember you ARE in Jamaica”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

I went to jamiaca right at the end of spring break. My girlfreind and I were looking for the cheapest place we could find to stay in negril. We looked at many reviews and decided to stay at errols. When we got to the airport no one had heard of the place, but we did find a driver who eventually knew and took us there for around 20 bucks a person. We arrived at midnight to a dark kinda sketchy lookin hotel. Mario, one of the employees came out and greeted us. We werent asked for our names or reservations but they knew we were coming. He gave us a room that was better than we expected and also offered to sell us some rather good ganja for 20 bucks. It lasted us the whole time and was better than other stuff we saw people had. We were not asked to pay for a couple of days which had us worried since we wanted to take care of business and not worry about it. We offered a good price and they excepted it. We could tell they were ready to haggle on the price if we wanted to but I did not find the need. The key did not work for our room and we had to jimmy it with a kitchen knife each time we wanted to get in. Trust me it is hard after ten redstripes and in pure darkness.There was no head on the shower and it was leaky. not worried. It is true that there are hustlers everywhere but that is jamaica. There were a couple guys that hung out there every day and tried to sell ganja etc.. but after you said no once they would leave you alone. We did eat some good food there,breakfast and brown chicken stew. The bar was always open and there was always someone on the grounds to address concerns. the drinks were a little pricey but we kept our own redstripe in our room and drank those. Getting a six pack from the store is really cheap. we did have patrick set us up with a cab for a day trip and it was nice and on time. Staying at errols really depends on wat kind of person you are. If you are adventerous and dont expect to be pampered then this is a good place. If you have thin skin and not enough guts to stand up to the hustlers, stay at a resort. This is a safe place and a good value, but remember its not the ritz.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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negril jamaica
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

My cousin and i stayed at Errol's for ATI weekend and the service we receieve at Errol's was so disgusting. The towels look like you were in a gun battle and the toliet was leaking and the sink was broken. There was all types of insects in that room. The fitted sheet had blood on it and then they have the nerves to talk about air conditioned...nope the ac did not work and the room was just busted and dirty. Then they had a bar with no cups to put the liqour in...come on now! Errol's is a place that not even a roach will enjoy so i wouldn't even waste my time and give them a one star i would most likely give them a broom and sum pine sol.

Stayed August 2009
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Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

I stayed here four nights and I wil never do it again. There was no hotel manager or owner there, the restaurant was closed down, the bar wasn't 24-hours, no hot water, mold in the shower, and weak air conditioning. The worst part is the endless amount of hustlers on the property. Some guy who lives there was constantly begging for money. Another guy is always asking where you're going. Others were constantly offering drugs. The staff are cool for the most part, but the whole situation there felt sketchy. It was just hard to enjoy a vacation. Another hotel informed me that the situation at Errol's was "super-bad." Not a place to take your family or have your honeymoon. You can stay at a number of other places on Seven Mile Beach with great servcie and amenities for the exact same price $40-$55. So be smart and stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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england
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

awful place. dirty and rundown . no facilities such as tv room service restaurant and nowhere to put your clothes. someone also entered my room second night i was there and stole some money and other things. i asked for my money back as i had payed for 28 nights but was refused. i went to the tourist board and the police to assist me with this. the person running this ramshackle dump was arrested and made to pay my money which i eventually got back. dont ever go there .you will get eaten alive by the mosquitos in the dirty rooms which were more than likely being used for prostitutes and their clients. there are much nicer cheaper places than this in negril. would not recommend this place to my worst enemy

Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

I booked my stay through lonely planet, so I figured my reservation was solid. When I got there it took 15 minutes of searching to find anyone at all who could "check us in". They clearly had no idea anyone was coming and I dont think they had had a guest in a while. After about an hour they had managed to clean a room for us to stay in and tried to overcharge us for it. The room was gross, the bed was warped and broken on one side, and the towels were ratty. We went next door and booked a room at Travellers Hotel which was great. Overall Errols was totally sketch, we speculated based on all the sounds during the night that it is no longer a legit hotel but just a squatting ground to prostitutes. In the morning, 3 kids tried to break into our room and then spent an hour from 8-9 sitting outside our door screaming at us to get out of their house. The scary thing is, it may have actually been their house given the weird kid toys on the shelf. We were very relieved to leave.

Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

Errol's is a budget place, so don't expect the Four Seasons...but for $60 bucks a night, the location and very friendly staff can't be beat. Patrick, Mario and Garfield looked out for us and were ready to help with 'anything' we needed. Bar was always open at 7AM for those hair of the dog pina coladas. The beach in front of this place is incredible and we liked that the water was a bit deeper as you went out then further down the beach where it never gets more then tippy toe deep towards the swim buoys. Check out the Sunday Parties at the City Park Beach just down the way (loud, loud, loud but fun reggae!). Downtown shopping is close enough to walk for your grocery and ATM requirements. Now, I did say budget - the beds aren't pillowtop and the bathroom sink was almost falling off the wall, but the beach is like 20 steps out your door. Ask them to turn the hot water on, or else you get a cold shower. This place is at the far south end of the beach, so getting to the more happening areas requires a good walk or a 5 minute taxi. I'd stay there again if i was on a budget.

  • Liked — Location and staff
  • Disliked — They need a handyman for minor repairs
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2007

Our family stayed at Errol's for one week in February. We had read good reviews at TripAdvisor, and the photos made the place seem very inviting. The pictures did not lie - it is in a beautiful, fairly uncrowded location, and, yes, you can see the sunset right there at Errol's. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and at no time did we feel threatened or unsafe.
We could easily walk to bars and restaurants at other hotels for a good breakfast (Traveler's and Coral Seas Beach Resort were close by), and it's the policy on the beach aside from within the all-inclusives that you can use the pools at other hotels if you're willing to buy a drink or some food. In addition, we could easily walk downtown, since Errol's is almost at the end of the resort part of the beach. The owner assisted us in hiring a driver so that we could travel to YK Falls and see the countryside. The driver was polite, calm and most importantly, a good driver. In addition, the owners of Errol's referred us to a transport service (Lloyd's) from the airport so that we could make arrangements in advance of our arrival. The owner of Errol discouraged us from talking with men on the beach away from Errol's who appeared to be harmless and offered to take us on trips. My husband did get offers of marijuana, but the "hustlers" quickly moved on when he said no. Every hotel had a security guard at the corner of their property, consequently we could walk freely at night, taking care only not to get to close to the dogs walking the beach who looked somewhat mangy.
The problem specifically at Errol's was that the menu was very sparse, and the rooms varied in quality. We had to change rooms because the air conditioner was leaking onto the bed, and the room was dark and had a musty odor. The owners of Errol's cheerfully accommodated us, and allowed us to move to the room across from ours. Our new room was brighter and had no musty odor.
The TV didn't have very good reception, but that may be a widespread problem. We had to choose a small refrig or a TV. We chose to have both, so we paid extra. We also paid more because there were four of us in the room - two adults and two children. We felt comfortable talking with the staff, and while we were at Errol's we were not bothered by hustlers in any way ( and we had young kids with us!) Sure we bought some cut-up fruit and two Jamaican flag-colored bracelets, but that's all. Errol's plays music 24/7 and has a well-stocked bar, but, at least at the time we were there, very limited items on the menu. During our stay, we ordered french fries, cheese burgers (not like a good cheeseburger, not even like a Burger King burger - BK, is, by the way, in town), chicken and fish because that's all that seemed to be available even though there was a posted menu on a sign on the beach. We ate breakfast at Traveler's or Coral Seas and dinner at various locations - most notably, Kuyaba (more than once). This would not be a good location for honeymooners, families or married couples seeking all the comforts of home. It would be for the adventurous traveler who wouldn't mind putting up with inconvenience in order to see and get to know more of the real Jamaica with its ups and downs and casual attitude toward tourism.

  • Liked — The location on the beach - away from the all-inclusives
  • Disliked — The sparseness
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Norman Manley Blvd. | Negril Beach, Negril PO, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a Jamaican vacation with no hassles. Small, private and cultural, this small property is big on service and culture. Rooms are all just steps away from the ocean. Get hypnotized by the sea and soothe your soul. ... more   less 
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