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“Fun but Hotel Needs A Makeover”
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Hedonism II
Ranked #15 of 81 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 19, 2012

This was our 2nd time to H2...Like the previous reviewer, we also attended on the Love Voodoo week. And like them, we are not in the “lifestyle”, but do enjoy the dancing and fun activities that H2 offers. We’ve found that a few other resorts were kind of boring, with little after dinner entertainment and late night dancing, which is why we went to H2….they offer entertainment in droves.

We also love the laid back atmosphere of the resort. We are beach people so it was terrific to spend so much time relaxing, watching the waves roll in. That all being said, I am not sure we are going to return next year…we are kind of on the fence. The hotel really needs some TLC and issues fixed.

Here is a quick review of the different areas with respective strengths/weaknesses:

Entertainment/Dancing: The entertainment staff, Winston, Fifty, etc., are extremely talented. They seriously have so much energy and go above and beyond to involve patrons in the fun. The main shows were very good each night in the main dining room, although the pre-show entertainment could use an update in their song choices. It would be great to hear slow dinner music that is current.
We and other guests were disappointed that the DJ was not out at the pool every night like last year. There was only one night last year in the disco as opposed to this year where I think there were around 3 nights where they expected guests to go to the disco. The disco DJ was not nearly as good as the one at the pool. It was if he didn’t even know what current music people wanted to dance to. In addition, it is much more fun when they have the disco party outside.

It is a lot of fun to get dressed up for the parties...such crazy costumes. But we'd like to suggest to H2 that they get rid of the dress-up naughty schoolgirl night. It is really kind of creepy, and we think there are better themes out there. Maybe move that night into the fetish night and then do something like Mardi Gras or Sports Night???

The piano bar was so much fun. Really, if you go to the resort you should go to a sing along. The piano player is very talented. Winston and Fifty made the night unforgettable. It was terrific!

As far as the games, they were fun to watch. I wish they'd give away rum for prizes. I've been to other resorts where they do that and it does encourage people to participate more. We did earn Hedo bucks for one thing but didn't use them so I don't know what the prizes were.

Rooms – People don’t go to H2 for the rooms, but my goodness, I am quite sure people would pay more to stay in a decent room. Like others have complained about, our A/C was barely functioning to keep the room cool. Also, we could not get a refrigerator which is ridiculous. Why every room doesn’t come with a refrigerator is beyond me. EVERY room should have a refrigerator, especially given the fact that they do not let people have bottled water. So if I pay for bottled water and soda, which we did, I would like to have refrigerator to put it in. They shouldn’t be schlepping refrigerators from room to room like they do. We arrived early on Saturday, asked for one, and we were told to keep calling. What is that about??? And even though we kept calling, not one was available, and by Sunday we were basically told they were all used. Ugh. This needs to be addressed.

The rooms themselves are just in need of a serious makeover, which was no surprise to us. I know you don’t spend a lot of time in the room, but even little things like working AC, updated linens/beds/pillows, and decent channels on the TV would be helpful.

I will say the maid service was excellent. No matter what time we got up, we’d return to a very clean room.

Food- As far as food, the grilled chicken on the au natural side is excellent as were the late night hamburgers. The reggae café was iffy….the one day they ran out of everything and I could see other guests were annoyed. I don’t get how they run out of everything???

At dinner, they served lobster on the last day, which was delicious. The main dishes they served, like roast pork, turkey and duck, were excellent. The rest of the offered food was average. The pasta bar was good but there was only one person working it and the wait was long. It was difficult to get reservations at the restaurants, but we did manage to get in one night to the Italian restaurant.

I do wish this resort would offer 24 hour room service, but honestly, I don’t see that happening at this kind of resort. It would be nice at night if they at least offered food 24 hours a day. They only do late night food from 12-2 am, which is late. However, at a resort where people are dancing and drinking all night, food should be cooked and offered late into the night, with more of a variety besides just hamburgers and fries. It seems like they could have a better system, maybe offer premade sandwiches, salsa and chips and other munchies that would not require much work.

Alcohol – H2 does have lots of it…I will say that.  My biggest complaint is that I was VERY disappointed when they ran out of dry champagne (which is the only thing I drink) on Wednesday night and then they replaced their brut champagne with sweet spumante, which was so sweet it tasted like apple cider. It was awful. And there was no other choice. No brut offering whatsoever. In addition, they ran out of the top shelf vodka, which my husband drinks, so there wasn’t a big choice for him either. Honestly, at that point, I would have been willing to pay extra to get my brut champagne or his top shelf vodka, but we were kind of stuck with what they had.

The resort needs to plan better and at least be cognizant of what kinds of liquor they are replacing with what. You can’t replace a dry wine with a sweet one and expect people not to notice. Same with the vodka. It is really poor business practice and leaves people with a bad taste in their mouths (no pun intended). People understand if you run out for the day, but when it continues for the next two days of your vacation, that is unacceptable.

Beach/Watersports/Pool –
We LOVE the H2 beach. It is seriously relaxing and clean. The beach chairs, however, are terrible. They are hard. They pop up when you site on them. There are absolutely no pads. It is just a hot mess. I know they must take a beating but seriously, when people are flying thousands of miles to lie on a beach, please have decent beach chairs! I would even be willing to rent a decent lounge chair so I’d be comfortable. They also could use more floats because people use them as pads for their chairs, so they can be hard to get. We broke down and bought a raft in the store; it was great they sold them.

The only other thing that I would say is that I personally found it annoying that H2 puts up with the constant barrage of people on boats (from other resorts) coming over to stare/gawk at the people on the beach. It is entirely unacceptable and annoying to the guests. I am not sure how they could better control this activity. Perhaps put signs out in the water or move the rope line out further. Also, I didn’t like the fisherman who sat on their boat on the A/N side, again gawking or hollering out to people.

The watersports area/people seemed wonderful. There is a full array of activities from small boats to paddleboards to kayaks. We did go out on the Snorkel/Cave Catamaran cruise. Although it was too crowded for our tastes, the people who ran it were very, very nice and it was simply beautiful. I would highly recommend that you take the cruise in that it is so gorgeous!

As far as the pool and hot tub, they seemed fine. The A/N pool was kind of dirty the last day, so we didn’t really stay very long. Without a doubt, the A/N pool bar needs more bartenders. It is overcrowded and it can be difficult to get your drink. I felt sorry for the hardworking staff who struggled to keep up with the overwhelming amount of guests. The pool entertainment was great; they play music and keep the party going strong.

Grounds keeping – I just wanted to mention this briefly because I really think they do such a nice job keeping the resort looking beautiful.

In conclusion, we love Jamaica and the relaxation it has to offer, but like I said, we are kind of on the fence about returning to H2. We love H2’s fun and free spirit vibe…It is very cool and special experience. This property has so much to offer, with its fun activities and au natural amenities, but management could seriously improve what is going on with this property.

Room Tip: If I were to stay here, I'd definitely recommend a second level ocean view room.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

So I recently went to Hedo for the first time for LoveVoodoo Fest and all I have to say is wow! I read the reviews and was a little nervous because there were some really bad ones. I am convinced those people may have just had a bad day because I loved the place. Let's break it down.

Rooms: 7
The rooms as stated are not state of the art. My husband and I usually like Hyatt's and this resort is far from that. I will however say my room was very clean every day. Fresh towels and the water worked just fine. I like my water very hot and never had a day when the shower was cold. We also loved the mirrors on the ceiling because it added a little spice to night time. We stayed on the nude side because that was all that was left when we booked. It was listed as a garden view but we could see the ocean just fine out the window.

Food: 8
I am originally from New York where there is a big Caribbean population so the food felt like home. I loved the ox tail and rice and peas and also the sweet plantains. In the morning Eggs and Mimosas were my staples. The Japanesse restaurant was amazing! The show our guy put on was 5 star and the steak was cooked to perfection. I will say not all the food is good and there is room for improvement. If I was you I would steer clear of the Italian restaurant.

Entertainment: 10
The entertainment staff was great! They go out of they're way to make sure you are having a good time. The naked waterside was my highlight and the goat races were too funny. During the day we would all be in the nude pool playing volleyball and the music was bumping. Winston was a highlight for me. He puts on the best shows and always shows you a good time at the piano bar. Hennessy was my husbands favorite lol but all the girls do an awesome job. Oh! and I can't believe I almost forgot fifty! He is great to look at and also tons of fun so be sure to say hey to him.

Environment: 10
The environment was great. Number one I say come with a group or during the time groups are there. My lovevoodoo and castaways gang were awesome. I never thought I would have that much fun nude. The pools were cleaned several times during the day ( as they should lol) and everyone was great to talk too. I kid you not, no one was pushy to us and we can't wait to come back next year.

-Bring your own cup this way you don't have to go back and forth to the bar because sometimes the wait is long.
-Definitely visit the spa because the couples massage is amazing.
-Drink plenty of water through out the day because dehydration will catch up to you
-Bring a sun hat
-Try to bring some costumes for the theme nights, you'll wish you had.

Room Tip: If the resort is quiet go to the nude side. EVERYONE is over there
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This was our first trip to Hedo II, after reading the book on Hedo, we knew what to expect. The resort was what we expected. We had a blast, the resort was in just ok shape, but we didn't go there expecting a 5 star resort. The rooms were clean, and maintained daily by the staff, which were extremely friendlay and helpful. I'm hoping that ince the resort is transition of ownership, the new owners will give the rooms a little bit of a facelift. The food was ok, not great but not horrible either. If you are going to Hedo thinking it's a 5 star resort you will be disappointed. That being said we made a lot of friends. Met people who have been coming there for 15 - 20 years. You go there for the event!!! We had such a great time, we have already booked out trip for next year!!
We booked our trip through LoveVooDoo Travel...Todd & Eleana and staff, Sherry and Jeff, did a great job!! Would hightly recommend them.

Room Tip: Go nude beach side
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I've never been much on nude or hippie or swinger kinds of things but my best friend is someone who LOVES to be naked so when we found out we could get a day pass to a place with unlimited food, and drinks for $50, she was ALL over this deal. If you're into this kind of stuff, this is definitely the place to be. Its a beautiful property, the staff was really nice and the food was pretty good. This is the kinda place where anything goes and nobody cares. The people visiting were really nice too. But the beach entry isn't the best, at least on the "prude" side, we didn't use the "nude" side. It's very rocky and rough start, once you get out deeper it isn't as bad. You will be harassed by the people on boats and jet skis, trying to get you to pay o take a ride with them, and of course there were some comments that didn't need to be made, but they weren't rude. I enjoyed my visit, and there aren't any words for how much my best friend enjoyed her visit. She said it was THE best thing we did the whole week we were in Jamaica.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

If I have to use my hard earned cash to go on a vacation.
I want the resort to be CLEAN, and RENOVATED. CLEAN. !!!

I must say the great people and the good food can only
go so far. I dont like to soak or swim in scum bubbles..GROSS.

This place is already loosing its edge, the people who enjoy it will not
keep coming back if something isn't done soon..
Thats as honest as anyone can get ...

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Ria G
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HedonismJamaica, Director of Sales at Hedonism II, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Since your review, much of the resort has been renovated and the food and beverage service and offerings vastly improved.

We hope you give us another chance to count you among the thousands of happy Hedo guests.

Hedonism II

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We were staying down the road at another resort and wanted to go to Hedonism for the night and for the Halloween party. I called the day before and was told that we could buy a guest pass for $150 a couple - good from 6pm-2am - that would include everything but a room. I asked if we could make a reservation, but was told to just show up and the price would be $150 for Halloween night. Just to be certain I asked the price again and was emphatically told three times - $150.
We thought that this seemed like a lot to party for a night and check out the place, but hey, we were there..might as well right? We walked down to the front gate the next night and were told by the guard that it was now $200 since it was Halloween. We told him that we were quoted $150 and after some back and forth discussions, he let us go into the resort to speak to the folks at front desk. After waiting 10 minutes to speak to the clerk, we were flatly told that it was $200 for the night. We patiently explained that we called the day before specifically for tonight (Halloween) and were quoted $150. We also let them know that we would like to check out the resort because we are a lifestyle friendly couple and were seriously considering staying on our next visit to Negril. The front desk person was far from pleasant. Her attitude and tone suggested that we weren't worth the time she was apparently wasting on us. She finally agreed to speak to her supervisor to see if they would honor the quoted rate. She returned more negative than before. It was obvious that they didn't care if we stayed or ever came back to stay.
We are not knee-jerk reaction types and do not enjoy posting negative reviews (I actually think this is the first). But these folks were rude and we felt absolutely discarded.
In the end, we did not pay $200 for the visit and we will NEVER go back.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

This was my 4th stay at the resort. I have gone previously as part of a group but this time I went by myself! I had a great time as usual. The most outstanding thing about hotel is the staff. Very friendly and will go the extra mile To make sure you are comfortable. Any time they are concerns they are addressed right away. Hotel manager and General manager crave feedback and always accommodating. The rooms need some upgrades though but the food has gotten better. Great for an all inclusive. Don't expect you will be disappointed. Try it out :-)

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Address: Norman Manley Boulevard | PO Box 25, Negril, Jamaica (Formerly SuperClubs Hedonism II)
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#11 Spa Hotel in Negril
#12 Luxury Hotel in Negril
#24 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range: $516 - $1,048 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hedonism II 4*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WHAT IS HEDONISM? THE SEXIEST PLACE ON EARTH WHERE YOU CAN BE WICKED FOR A WEEK Hedo®, Hedo 2®, Hedo II®, H2®, or HII®. No matter what you call it, Hedonism II is the world’s most iconic adult playground. An all-inclusive paradise where you can turn your fantasies into reality! Experience what you only read about in erotic novels and let loose! Be as mild or as wild as you like! People travel to Hedonism II from all corners of the world to live out their fantasies, to escape their inhibitions, to play. Life is too short. Do it now, before later becomes never. Your Pleasure Is Our Passion! he.don.ism noun the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence. synonyms: self-indulgence, pleasure-seeking, self-gratification the ethical theory that pleasure (in the sense of the satisfaction of desires) is the highest good and proper aim of human life. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hedonism Ii Hotel Negril
Hedonism Jamaica
Superclubs Hedonism Ii Negril
Hedonism 2
Hedonism Resort
Jamaica Hedonism 2

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