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“Absolutely amazing experience”
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Rockhouse Hotel
Ranked #3 of 81 Hotels in Negril
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32 reviews
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“Absolutely amazing experience”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

My fiancé and I stayed here for 3nights in August and we loved it. The surrounding water was so clean we couldn't stay out of it. The Push Cart Restaurant has a great menu and very friendly staff. The staff in general was very helpful. Absolutely loved the salt water infinity pool and the various spots set up along the cliffs for sun bathing. 3very lazy and relaxing days.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed at Rockhouse for 6 days and had an amazing time! The location is great, you are within walking distance of quite a few restaurants (for shopping get a driver).
We spent 2 nights in the normal rooms as the villas were fully booked. I may say that for the price and if you're just there to sleep, they are more than fine, but the experience is completely different with the premium villas!
The ocean feels like your swimming pool, you can jump in the water from many spots around the hotel. It's purely a couple's hotel so no kids running/screaming around. It was by far our most relaxing holiday ever! We loved every single bit of it and would definitely go back if we ever travel to Jamaica again. We recommended it to all our friends. From what we've seen, best couple's hotel in Negril (we haven't seen The Caves though)

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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arlington va
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Don't put too much stock in the whiny complainers giving this place any less than 5 stars. I believe it's always best to go on vacation with few expectations and a lot of patience. If you expect your food to come out in record speed, simply don't go to Jamaica. If you are able to relax and want to have the best experience at a beautiful and unique hotel, then go to Rockhouse. We loved everything about it; must go see for yourself.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Lovely bungalows!!! Even with the shower on the outside! Go to the swimming pool area to watch the sunset, don't miss it. Great staff, great food. And with a swimming pool straigh from the mother nature: the ocean!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maineville, Ohio
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Staying at The Rockhouse is one the most relaxing vacations I have every had in my life. You have your own small hut so you are not constantly surrounded by people and the place is very small and private. Diving off of the cliffs into the water is amazing, way better than any old beach.

Each Hut is the same inside, but a little bit different private deck sitting outside the hut. We were in room 7, which is the more expensive room called a "Premium Villa", but definitely worth it. I highly recommend you go for the more expensive rooms as they are rooms 1-11 and are in a better location than the other rooms and they all have there own kind of separate sitting area. (Although anyone can use them, nobody form the other side seems to come over probably because they think they are private for the more expensive rooms) We loved our stay so much that we stayed for 2 extra nights. We moved to room 7 for those nights and that room was great as well.

I only have 3 complaints about our stay here:

1. Food is not included, even breakfast, at all. This is not a giant deal as you do have a small refrigerator in the room and can stock up on drinks and stuff. However be aware it gets rather expensive having to eat every meal out.

2. There is no coffeemaker in the room. While this does not seem like a big deal, at $400 a night I would expect a coffeemaker at least. You have to order room service every day to get coffee. Again, not a giant deal as they are fairly quick about it, but it would sure make this place top-notch if they just included a coffeemaker.

3. The pillows are quite bad. I highly recommend you bring your own if possible. I had a a hard time sleeping because of it. Although to be fair, my boyfriend did not.

Overall, one of the most relaxing vacations ever.

Room Tip: Each Hut is the same inside, but a little bit different private deck sitting outside the hut. We wer...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Rockhouse is everything it's hyped up to be. The location is beautiful, the people super-friendly and the hotel is well maintained.
If you want to escape from it all - this is the place for you.
There's no beach (no issue - just be aware) but there's very easy access to the water at many locations on the cliffs via stairs. The water was crystal clear and beautiful for swimming.
The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars and not 5 is that I found a couple of the waiters at the pool house a little too "cool for school". Anyone would think they were the guys on vacation!
Other than that however, a magnificent stay and I'd definitely recommend it to friends.

Room Tip: Room 19 is closest to the pool
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

The Rockhouse Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed at. The location and surrounding views are amazing. The staff is top notch! The restaurants serve only the best food. You will be taken care of all week! The only issue may be if you're used to heavy air-conditioning, as this hotel is eco-friendly and the ac is limited. Don't let that detract you, as you will have an amazing experience at the Rockhouse. On Thursdays, you can take a trip to see all the good that the Rockhouse Foundation has done in Jamaica. Don't miss it, it will definitely be a highlight of your trip and something you won't soon forget.

Room Tip: Room 28 is the BEST! Amazing views and great circulation due to being on the corner. Spacious balc...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Rockhouse Hotel
Address: West End Rd, Negril, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Negril
#3 Luxury Hotel in Negril
#3 Spa Hotel in Negril
#3 Romantic Hotel in Negril
#5 Business Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rockhouse Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rockhouse is a boutique hotel stretching across the cliffs of Pristine Cove. Nestled amongst eight acres of tropical lush gardens, thatched roofed villas are perched on the water's edge. Guests swim in the sixty foot horizon pool or take the stairs carved into the rock down to the cove for snorkeling on the reef. Home to two award winning restaurants - the Rockhouse Restaurant & Bar and the Pushcart Restaurant & Rum Bar. The renowned Rockhouse Spa has a philosophy that is a simple, holistic approach to well-being, health and happiness. Spa treatments are undertaken "on-the-rocks" in the cliff-edge Massage Cabana or at the eight room garden spa. Yoga classes are offered daily overlooking the sea.Consistently ranked one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, the Rockhouse won the Caribbean's Leading Boutique Hotel 2014 and Jamaica's Leading Spa 2014 at the World Travel Awards. In addition, the Rockhouse was also voted the No. 1 "Best Value Hotel in the Caribbean" in Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Value Awards" and included in Conde Naste Traveler's Readers Choice list of "Best in the World". ... more   less 
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