Tensing Pen is a lovely rugged chic hotel. The owners were in town while I visited and you can see the love they have put into the resort. The staff is absolutely amazing. At night, it can be a bit of a challenge to get a cab in the cliffs. The guards will call you a taxi and keep you company while waiting with good conversation. Razor the bartender is a wonderful person to talk with and he always knows what is going on if you're ready to go out. Owen is generally one of the waiters for breakfast and he genuinely wants to know about you and your life at home. All of the staff will know your name within a day of you being there and will treat you like family.
I was initially worried since many of the rooms do not have air conditioning; however, the ocean breeze was just cool enough. mosquitos can be a problem in the cliffs; however we had no problems in our rooms. there is a store practically across the street that sells mosquito coils for $0.45 for when sitting outside in the evenings.
Favorite local eats included LTU's (2 minute walk right past ricks) and 3 dives jerk (we cabbed it there). Breakfast at the hotel was delicious. They always had lots of fresh tropical fruit. Dinner at the hotel was hit or miss. We had 1 wonderful dish and at least one not so wonderful dish.
I can't wait to return to Tensing Pen and Negril!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the West End of Negril, Jamaica in its own private cove, Tensing Pen is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler offering a unique collection of beautiful hand-carved wood, thatch and cut stone cottages of varying sizes for the ultimate secluded and relaxing vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tensing Pen Hotel Negril
- Tensing Pen Negril
- Tensing Pen Jamaica