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“not the best choice”
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White Sands Negril
Ranked #23 of 81 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“not the best choice”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Location is perfect - 7 mile beach. Everything is working properly and room is cleaned, but... Standard room is tiny and dark. Even with lights on I could not read during the day, forget the evenings. Rooms do not have: phone, TV, beach towels, coffee makers or hot water pots, clocks. You have to go to the bar for each cup of tea or coffee. Standard rooms on the beach side are just off the main road, so traffic noise in the room is terrible all day or night even with balcony closed. Also each square foot of land on that side is used for rooms, there is no place where you can sit and relax, you have to be only at your room or at the beach. Beach is tiny for the hotel size and very crowded, most of it is taken by bar and restaurant, very few beach chairs in the shade and they are taken from the very early morning. Pool is across the road on other side.

Room Tip: There are so many hotels in that area, I am sure you can find something better for your money
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Sorry the room did not meet your expectation. We do not advertise that we provide beach towels or that our standard rooms have TVs, phones, coffee makers, hot water pots or clocks. Our units with cooking facilities have coffee makers and appropriate cooking utensils.


We are consistently voted as offering the best value on the beach, an accolade we are proud of. Many of our Tripadvisor reviews also comment that we offer the best value on the beach. And for this I am happy because it is true.

I hope you will be able to find an accommodation that better suits your needs on your next visit.

Regards,
White Sands Negril
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Prime location for a low key vacation. All resort type of activities are near by and the serenity of a private beach. The staff are friendly, informative and attentive, it's my favorite spot in JA :-)

  • Stayed March 2013
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Wow...love to read that we are your favorite spot in Jamaica. We are blessed with being located on the best part of the Negril beach. Near to everything but far enough away to escape.

We all look forward to hosting you again soon.

Cheers,

White Sands Negril
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2013

If you are looking for a clean, quality room to sleep in, and be centrally located on 7 Mile beach then I don't think you can get a better deal than White Sands. It is nothing crazy luxurious, but that is not what I look for when traveling. I would rather spend my money on food, drink and activities so White Sands is as affordable as you can get. The rooms comes with A/C, a fridge for rum and Red Stripes, and a clean bed. The staff and bartenders are friendly too.

Room Tip: Ask for a beach side room, then you will not have to cross the road to get to the beach/bar/restarua...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank spax0001
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Thank you for such a great recommendation and review.

We look forward to hosting you on your next visit.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Gainesville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We just returned from our 5 day stay at the White Sands. We had been there 4 years prior, and we liked it then.. but now it's even better. We stayed in the 1 bedroom apartment, with our two young adult children. We had plenty of room are we were impressed with the improvements to the apartment.

The WS is not fancy. But it is clean, friendly and all you need. The staff is wonderful: Francis and Henry were always more than helpful, Kay did a wonderful job keeping our room clean & organized. And Jen has done a wonderful job with the restaurant ( good food, service, and always remembered our names).
You can't ask for a better beach, or location on the beach... it was just perfect!
I am going thru withdrawal now, I miss it all.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank cat8Gainesville
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
So wonderful you allowed us to host you and your family again. Glad you loved the One Bedroom Apartments. We are glad you like the improvements and updates have made. We are constantly investing our money back into the property and it is nice to read a review that acknowledges our efforts.

It is true, we are not fancy. As you say, we are clean, friendly and located on the best part of the Negril beach. Thank you for your kind words about our staff, they are what keeps clients coming back year after year.

Don't go through withdrawals too long...come back soon and share our beach with us!

See you soon.

White Sands Negril
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Clermont, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2013

The hotel staff were very nice and helpful (Francis, Henry and Ms Kay), but the accommodation is basic..... A/C is in the room, the eco-friendly type, the bathroom was great, water pressure fantastic. This hotel has wifi that allows you to still stay in touch with the rest of the world. The beach was nice and the restaurant staff friendly (Ms Jen) and food great and affordable. For the price this property is a great deal....... i would recommend it, not at all the all-inclusive hustle and bustle. This is a great place and get away and relax.

Room Tip: Stay beach side if possible for a great view of the ocean. Also, you want to bring beach towels alon...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you so much for the great trip report. My apologies for posting my reply so late, I guess I missed this one. I owe you a Red Stripe !!

Great to read the staff treated you well and you enjoyed your time here.

'Ms Jen' served me breakfast this morning and I will be sure to tell her you gave her a shout out the next time I see her.

We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

The hotel staff were very nice and helpful, but the accommodation is basic..... A/C is in the room, the eco-friendly type, the bathroom was great, water pressure fantastic. But there were no rags or beach towels. The beach was nice and the restaurant staff friendly and food great and affordable. For the price this property is a great deal....... i would recommend it, not at all the all-inclusive hustle and bustle.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you liked the accommodations and the staff treated you well. It is true we are a budget property so we do not provide you with beach towels. We have a gift shop on property for those guests who do not bring a beach towel. Thank you for recommending us to future clients and we hope to host you again in the future.

Kindest regards,
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We got to the hotel late evening from our flight from frankfurt Gemany. we were met by a hotel staff who help with our luggage and showed us to our rooms. The rooms are basic but clean , AC and all you need for a comfortable stay for a few days.The next morning we saw the true beauty of the cozy hotel , we stayed on the beach side so a quick walk from our room to the beach and the most beautiful view one can see clear blue sea , beach chairs and little bar before your feet touch the sand and a place to eat and watch the world go by..The staff are super friendly and helpful , tony the bar tender makes the cocktails and everyday they had a new drinks special..We were there for five nights and found a great place to eat and drink in the evenings , if you go left on the beach about five minutes walks you get to Jeanett's, her run punch is the nuts and the food second to none on the beach...

Room Tip: stay on the beach side of the road...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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mrussell, Manager at White Sands Negril, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
The title of your post says it all "Best Location and Value on the Seven Mile Beach'....We are glad you liked the view from our beach, it is amazing and I never take it for granted. I appreciate your kind words about our staff and that they treated you kindly. They are 'White Sands' and we love them. Glad you were able to sample our Daily Drink Specials...we have the most popular drink specials on the beach. So glad you host you all the way from Germany. Please bring me a good German Pilsner when you come back for your next visit...I will trade you for one of our cocktails !!

Cheers,
White Sands Negril
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Property: White Sands Negril
Address: Norman Manley Boulevard | PO Box 60, Negril, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Negril
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#32 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — White Sands Negril 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate resort with a non-hotel atmosphere ideal for families, singles and couples alike. An excellent choice for the undemanding traveler who values the charm of a family owned and managed resort. Excellent mid beach location with rooms on the beach and garden side of the property. Choose from spacious one-bedroom apartments, inviting deluxe and standard rooms, and a villa w/pool. ... more   less 
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