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“Citronella is in a league of their own” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #5 of 89 Hotels in Negril
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Union Hall, Virginia
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“Citronella is in a league of their own”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Citronella is King! My wife and I recently stayed 8 days at Citronella for our honeymoon. We have been to this magical Jamaican getaway 3 times in the last 3 years and still are never ready to leave. This place is the only place in Negril has truly embraced the culture of the jamaicans, and everything within the Citronella walls is authentic and beautiful. This place has everything that every other resort has in Negril, but its better and affordable. Dont go to Jamaica and be stuck in some americanized hotel that is expensive and lacking character. Join in on the adventure at Citronella its an experience. Citronella is heaven on earth. I am attaching some pictures please look at them. This is the ultimate jamaican vacation destination.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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citroJA, Manager at Citronella, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave the wonderful review. We really appreciate it, and we're happy that you chose us to spend your honeymoon. Hope to have you back again soon!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

When deciding on a honeymoon destination after planning a large wedding, my husband and I had no problem deciding to go with Citronella. This was the best choice we could have made. Despite the fact that it was our third visit to the quaint villas on the cliffs of Negril, we still had a new adventure and experience each time! We were very pleased with the accomodating staff and new addition of the restaurant since our last visit. We spent every morning in the restaurant sipping coffee and listening to the relaxing sounds of the waves crashing deep down under the blow hole nearby. JT even made a delicous dinner of fresh caught fish that we still can't stop licking our lips over. We were able to pick up free wifi at the restaurant while we ate breakfast and dinner, but were otherwise pleased to leave our cell phones off and the sounds of TVs with
tragic news back in the states. I enjoyed reading each day while sunbathing and overlooking the
caribbean. It was thoroughly relaxing and romantic knowing we didn't have to share a balchony
or overhear neighbors like many of the over-priced resorts nearby. We love the outdoor showers
and private water accesses unique to each cottage. Each cottage we have stayed in is unique
in its own way. We enjoyed resting in the hammocks outside the Conch house and couldn't wait
to wake up each day and snorkel in the cave under the Cave house. Overall, Citronella is a beautiful, rustic, charming, and a one of a kind paradise...that I almost secretly don't want to share! Next time we plan a trip to the caribbean, there will be no doubt that we will choose Citronella!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Lutz, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Citronella for my husbands birthday, at the end of May and beginning of June. Because the place is already so popular, we stayed in 3 separate rooms during our stay, The Cave House, the A-frame, and The Conch House. We loved each of them! It would be difficult to pick a favorite and we look forward to returning again. JT and Jamie are a lovely couple and do a wonderful job with breakfast and making you feel at home during your stay. They also will put a quiet dinner together for you, either at the Great House or on the front porch of your cottage, which I would definitely recommend. Citronella is a true gem and we can't wait to go back again next year!!

Room Tip: The Cave House has a lovely outdoor shower by the water that is very secluded. The Conch House would...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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citroJA, Manager at Citronella, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
We here at citronella are so glad to see you have truly enjoyed your stay with us. It means so much to us and our staff. We love to hear about your stay and see that all of our hard work has payed off. We thank you for your business, and hope to see you again soon.
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We just celebrated our 20th anniversary with a week at Citronella. It was one of the best weeks we've ever had!
At first we were concerned by the "rustic" comments made by others, as well as the lack of air conditioning. Within the first hour of our arrival, we knew our fears were without merit. While it was hot outside, and not a five-star hotel, it was the perfect getaway, and escape. We quickly forgot about not having AC when we sat down on the porch of the Cave House, and took in our view of paradise.
John, Trevor, JT, and the rest of the Citronella staff were very accommodating, and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our week with them. We had assistance when we needed it while enjoying privacy and seclusion.
While we were still there, we started planning our return, and our plans to bringing others... We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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citroJA, Manager at Citronella, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your review on Citronella. We are so glad that your 20th anniversary was spent with us and that you were able to enjoy the beauty of our property. We love to keep our guest happy and we are glad that you both had a great time. We hope to see you again soon and bring as many guest as you would like. Peace, Love, and Happiness
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I didn't believe it until I was there... the house was right on the cliffs, overlooking the water! The upstairs bedroom opened to the view. Beautiful!!! You can walk down to swim in the crystal clear water... or jump off the cliff if you prefer! :) The place is right next door to LTU (great restaurant) and Rick's Cafe. We will stay here again as soon as possible!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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citroJA, Manager at Citronella, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your review on Citronella. We are always glad when our guest enjoy Citronella as much as we do. We hope to see you back again. Peace, Love, and Happiness. Citronella Management
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed in the A-Frame for a portion of our honeymoon (we also stayed at Tensing Pen). We loved both resorts very much, but Citronella really seemed like the place for us. The A-Frame has a breathtaking view of the sunset and has a close (but not too close) view of the divers at Rick's Cafe and the hopping patio at nearbly pub LTU, which was perfect for us when we were trying to make plans for the evening. Every night we fell asleep to the sounds of the waves crashing 30 feet below our doorstep and every morning awoke to the pleasant sounds of birds chirping. The attached outdoor shower gave just the right amount of privacy while providing a beautiful view of the gardens and the sounds of the ocean as you bath, very relaxing and romantic!! Don't be afraid of the local wildlife including tiny lizards and bats at dusk, they ensured we did not have a single mosquito bite or see one ant during our entire stay at Citronella. The meal that JT prepared for us was one of the best we had during our entire time in Negril. The entire staff and the other guests at Citronella were friendly and laid-back. We will be back!

Room Tip: We adored the A-Frame and it is perfect for a couple, two singles traveling together or a even young...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Astoria, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We could not have enjoyed our stay in Negril anymore than we did at Citronella. The property is absolutely gorgeous. It is lush and green. We even ventured out to see other properties and nothing was as nice. Citronella just gave you the feel of Negril. From the individual cottages to the green lawns, private water access, cliff jumping, all of the beautiful plantlife, and I can't forget to mention the unbelievable staff. The staff could not have been more accommodating or sincere. I not only highly reccommend Citronella to anyone who is looking to vacation in Negril but I insist that you stay at Citronella. The cottages could not be more private and the atmosphere could not be more serene. We could not have been happier.

Matt
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Address: West End Road, Negril, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Negril
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#18 Family Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our very private and secluded cottages provide a unique experience for Jamaica travelers who need a lot of space and privacy. Located in Negril and beautifully carved into volcanic cliffs that sit 50ft above the Caribbean Sea, this very secluded resort offers three acres of lush tropical landscape with sea breezes, quite caves, secluded coves, grottoes, and most of all privacy. ... more   less 
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