It had been six years since we visited the Cliffs in Negril and were anxious to return. The road on the cliffs now are paved which is good for the area, but the noise level of the constant traffic was not good. Most properties out there, including HSH are right on the road, so you will hear the traffic all night. Acrossd the street from the property is a private home with at least five dogs that BARK all night long. It is so irritating. It is not management's fault of course, but something really needs to be done about it. It is a real buzz kill when you are staying on the cliffs for peace and quiet.
The staff, Charmaine, at the front desk was always smiling and helpful. Clean beach towels were always available from the office as well as nice fins for snorkeling. Dino, who took care of the grounds was up early every day cleaning the pool and raking the grounds, and was always there to address concerns or help in any way he could, and Terry, who runs the restaurant now and her assistant Kerry really are wonderful people. Terry cooked a wonderful Jamaican Christmas dinner for 12 of us on Christmas Eve, and we will never forget the evening. It was delicious and the people we shared the evening with so much fun. Terry is a great girl and I hope she is successful with her restaurant.
Our rooms were cleaned every day, and nicely so, and clean, very nice towels replaced daily.
HSH itself is looking a bit worn, and needs some repairs. For example, the chairs around the pool are old and the cushions do not fit properly. The rope hammock is very old and not at all comfortable. the two Adirondack chairs look lovely facing the sea, but are so uncomfortable (and OLD) that no one sat in them. The door on the bathroom by the pool was completely off it's hinges and you had to prop it up with a rock if you wanted to use the facility.
There are safes in the rooms which is a major plus. You agree to a $50 fee if you loose the key during your stay, which is perfectly understandable. One safe in one room that I know of was held together with one hinge (the other one was broken)
The walkway from the the rooms to the public areas had some lights that illuminated your walk. Others just didn't work, period.
The landscaping has taken a hit from the last hurricane, I guess. I could visualize how really pretty and quaint the place would be lush vegetation, new or at least cleaned up beach chairs, a new hammock, a fixed bathroom door, and new Adirondacks. The front gate, which I don't think was ever closed, but I don't know for sure, really needs painting. There is some construction debris (for lack of a better description) that could/should be removed from the property. It's an eyesore.
The location is definitely an A+ for watching sunsets, and for jumping off the cliffs .
If you bring earplugs (and I am not kidding) you will sleep much better than if you do not.
In this economy, with occupancy so low throughout the island , every resort is lowering their prices. Competition for room nights is going to be steep. The owner of this property should take a hard look around and do at least the cosmetic things that need attention and try and address the barking dog issue across the street that is really , really annoying.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HSH Resort - Nestled on the beautiful cliffs of Negril, you'll find your tropical home away from home. Offering 14 spacious rooms, each with a private veranda and a breathtaking view of the Caribbean.Explore the island or never leave the resort! Our goal is provide you an atmosphere where you create your own brand of fun and relaxation.You can spend your entire sun-drenched days and moonlit nights here! We look forward to having you as our guest, where you will enjoy the most spectacular sunsets in all of Jamaica. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Home Sweet Home Hotel Negril
- Home Sweet Hotel
- Home Sweet Resort