For those of you who have never been to Negril, it is basically divided into 2 sections.
One being the stretch of a sandy beach known as 7 mile beach(not really that long.more like 4)
and further south of the downtown core is the cliffs region or more commonly called the west end.
This hotel also has a sister property "Sunset on the Beach" which is the very last hotel at the
most southern end of 7 mile beach. Both hotels offer reciprocal rights to a free shuttle to and from
each other. They will drop you off and pick you up. You can enjoy your complimentary (very good) hot breakfast at either resort.The distance by car is no more than a ten minute drive. Some brave guests do walk the road, but it is quite treacherous and always walk facing traffic here!
We stayed on the cliffs for 2 weeks visiting the beach resort every third day. The beach is full of hagglers and husslers...but I do find that the location on the beach is the "quietest" one. further it is not as narrow as other parts. If you do visit the beach, do know that you can charge all food and drinks to your room at the cliffs and vice versa.
There are only 16 rooms in this resort all come with oceanfront spectacular views.They come with a large private balcony to sit and enjoy the stunning sunsets. ( there are other rooms facing the garden which are for long term stays one month or more)
Beds ar queen or 2 doubles. Comfortable. The rooms are large with a spacious bathroom. Lots of closet space. The rooms also come with good A/C , ceiling fan., and cable TV.
We were provided with plenty of bath towels, mats, and beach towels on request at the front desk. There are no coffee makers in the rooms. Breakfast starts around 7:30 am so if you are an early riser and want your coffee, I would suggest you request a coffee maker for the room as we did. This resort surprisingly provides the "real" jamaican blue mountain coffee. Excellent!
There is also a safe in every room that comes free of charge. Lose your key and you will be out
$125...so don't lose it!
There are 2 floors of the ocean front rooms. 8 on one side and 8 on another with the bar and pool
area in betweeen. The quietest rooms would be the corner suites far south or north. We stayed
in room 705 corner suite second floor. The view is slightly better than the lower...not by much.
The women seem to feel safer on the second floor for obvious reasons.
Good hot and cold water that you can drink. Water pressure is better on the lower floor than the
second floor. If you require a vigorous shower then do not book the second floor.
The complimentary breakfast is good and served very quickly. You simply just sign for your food.
All our meals were served in less than 20 minutes which is outstanding by Jamaican standards.
Maid service was there when we needed it. We requested maid service every third day. You can have it daily, but not required in my opinion. It was all good.
Breakfast is served with a spectacular view of the ocean and cliffs. We ate lunch and had a few
snacks here which was good, but there are far too many other restaurants that you will want to
visit while staying here. As in previous reviews, it is true that "De Bar" across th street makes about the best jerk chicken I have ever had. "Sips and Bites" next door is another good place to eat. Excellent curried goat and other dishes.
The pool is kidney shaped and clean. There is hardly ever anybody swimming in it.
There are cliffs you can jump from into th ocean, or step down a ladder for snorkelling.
The cliffs are where most serious snorkelers come and not the beach. You will see practically nothing snorkeling on the beach area.
There are other hotels close by which you are free to visit and stay the afternoon. Rockhouse is next door and Tensing Pen further south. Everything is within walking distance, but a lot of people use the cab as it is simply safer. (2 lane windy road is treacherous with speeding drivers)
Cabs will continually honk their horns at you hoping to get a fare.
So let me tell you why I love this place........
at approx $100 per night including breakfast it is simply the best bang for your buck.
16 rooms gives you the feeling of a exclusive boutique hotel with privacy , peace and quiet.
You almost feel like a celebrity who demands that kind of privacy.
All at a fraction of the cost of the other finest hotels on this strip ..ie Rockouse,Catcha Falling Star, Tensing Pen, Moondance Cliffs , th Caves and The Spa Resort etc. Those resorts all
start around the $300 range and go up to over $1000 per night?
Why pay that? Its all the same ocean water, rocks, coral, cliffs, all basically the same view.
Give me all that and a comfortable room and good security and Bobs your uncle!
The security here was exceptional. Guards day and night. You don't see the night guys as they are undercover .
Further the rooms here had telephones that worked well and all calls within Jamaica are free!
Excellent for room service, security and anything else you need. The front desk is prompt to answer and helpful with most requests.
Loved going to the beach. The staff get to know you at both locations. All very friendly and helpful. If you book a room at the beach beware there are only 2 oceanfront rooms.
The owner/manager "June" was on hand most days and very pleasant and always making sure
your stay is a pleasant one.
Note: the only extra cost here is internet. $12 per day, or $36 per week .
I would not bring children or toddlers here, or practically any resort on the cliffs. Its just too
dangerous. Adults only. Bring your kids to the beach.....Breezes is the resort I believe.
This hotel exceeded my expectations and I would say is probably the best kept secret in Negril.
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