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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This is NOT a North American hotel, so don't expect that. It IS quirky and beautiful and quiet and staffed by kind people. Expect some water and wifi issues. Expect beauty, gorgeous ocean. Need a car.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

This place could very well be a very nice place. It is charming with its eclectic decorations, and the food is good; HOWEVER, I would not recommend going there unless many things change. The musty/moldy smell in the rooms is overwhelming and disgusting. Then, there was NO water AND they lied about it! Then, it took several tries to get... More 

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Travelers are raving about these Black River hotels

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Personally, I don't expect much, especially if I'm paying $4,000 per night, but goodness, I didn't expect my room previously booked to be shifted on me at the last minute with no explanation. Understand, I booked a room for four men with four beds and was then told there was a 'problem' with it and shifted to a room with... More 

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7 Thank Ryan S
Montego Bay, Jamaica
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place could be a wealth or entertainment and rest but is riddled with dust, dirt, unpreparedness and excuses. I would rather pitch a roadside tent than return to that Idlers nest. The plumping was substandard, the facilities inoperable and desperately understaffed. The rooms lacked way too much to be considered accommodations. It was a travesty to think that someone... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Idler's Rest has seen better days. It needs upgrading to justify paying $100 a night (with no pool). On a positive note, the beach is lovely and quiet, and swimming in the sea is wonderful. The room I stayed in was clean and spacious, with plenty of hot water. Meals were adequate, and the dining areas comfortable. The furniture... More 

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2 Thank 989JAH
Los Angeles
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118 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a large, rambling, unkept hotel sitting right on the sand and water with many large patios and a dark dinner eating area. If you just want to veg along a beach and have a read and/or a rest, then you will be fine. There certainly are not many choices.

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Thank e5000e
Jamaica
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153 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Five of us stayed here last weekend for one night. The fixed rate of Us$ 100 per room was just too much for the rooms we had, All very much in need of an overhaul. Our room had initially one little naked bulb above the door and we were eventually given two standing lamps. The bathroom had two thin towels... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

2 years ago we visited Idlers rest and had a wonderful stay so much so our one night changed to 3 nights. On returning with family to Jamaica we were looking forwards to sharing this find. What a disappointment. The accommodation and hotel was very shabby and in serious need of an update. No one in reception on arrival no... More 

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Thank Kim L
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I really liked this place. I'm used to staying in dorm rooms in hostels, so to me this place is pure luxury. The room was clean, nice big beds with a mosquito net and a t.v, shower with hot water, nice restaurant with free breakfast. I also loved the way it was decorated with all the colours and hammocks and... More 

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1 Thank Katarina Z
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful beach, and friendly staff. Our room had a horrible stench, made me gag. There was no water pressure, just a tinkle and that was cold, no hot water. The bed was rock hard. The place needs a complete overhaul.

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2 Thank Marie G
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel

Address: Black River, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Elizabeth Parish > Black River
Price Range: $92 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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