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“A simple and cheap stay”
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Pure Garden Resort
Ranked #42 of 81 Hotels in Negril
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A simple and cheap stay”
Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I visited this property a week ago and was not happy. It has old funiture, my tv was not connected and in the closet, our sheets and towels not refreshed, no one even emptied our garbage! At night the crabs were everywhere! My bathroom had a broken window and the toliet needs to be fixed! We booked 3 rooms and all were terrible. On a brighter note..the staff were very friendly.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Attilio M, Owner at Pure Garden Resort, responded to this review, October 14, 2014
Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each
and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments about aspects of the room that need updating. It is a pleasure to announce that we will be implementing
many of these upgrades to the property within the next couple of months. Our rooms will be getting new mattresses, bed skirts, paint job, new flat screen tv
in-room accessories, and much more! In taking great care of our charming hotel, our main priority is to be able to offer a very well-maintained and
comfortable atmosphere. I hope that I can convince you to change your mind about another visit to our property. Please reach out to me directly at
info@purenegril.com
if you would be willing to give us a chance to turn your experience around. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our new and
improved hotel!

With much appreciation

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property
Nathalie
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new york
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was our 4th annual trip of the traveling divas to Negril,Jamaica. The four of us arrived at different times .this was no problem mon for the staff at Pure Gardens our room was ready early and was assured our friends room would be close.This hidden gem is on the garden side ,and offers a pool ,restaurant and the best massage on the island.So if your into vibing with the locals this is the spot for you. Right next door is time square where you'll find everything you need,food is everywhere I reccomend sweet spot just a short taxi (red plate) ride away 7 mile beach is across the street you can lay out anywhere locals are in abundance trying to sell everything just say politely no thanks respect and they leave you alone. Four women traveling we always felt safe.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Dartmouth, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2014

I hate to give a good review on this hidden gem, but I am an honest person. This is a great place nestled along Manly Blvd. but across from the beach. Which is a great location, with everything close by. Vincent the Manager along with all his staff will take great care of you. Some of the best hospitality I have experienced! The rates are great and reasonable as well. ATM, restaurants, street vendors, fruit stands, the beach, everything you want is near by. Short 8 minute walk to Negril center and the roundabout. Pool was always clean, grounds and gardens are beautiful and maintained daily by Roy the Gardener.

Room Tip: Get a kitchenette and buy local produce.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Montreal, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2014

I was back at the Pure Garden from mid-January to February. From gate guys Kenroy (whose cheerful, positive vibe never fades) and sweet-natured Richard to manager Vincent and his assistants Keriann and Donicca to housekeeper Apple, the people who run the hotel do so with a laid-back warmth and friendliness that are rare in today's world. The garden below the airy, pretty rooms was being made even prettier while I was there. It really casts a spell. And many of the guests in the Pure Garden are obviously really interested in Jamaica: the people, the music, all de tings in de culcha.

Some of the reviews say here that this is not a 5-star hotel. But for my money, it is a 5-Star hotel. Cause it's not about all inclusive institutionalization; it's the closest you can come to living in someone's yard. Like a Jamaican friend said, How do those people in the resorts have fun? They stay away from the places where the real excitement is, and Jamaica is being intensely Jamaican. It's pretty amazing to cross the road from the Pure Garden and catch music greats like Beenie Man or Sizzlah or Marcia Griffiths performing live on a beach stage for 15 or 20 bucks admission. Hot new dance club Las Vegas is also very close, as is the legendary Jungle, as is a vibrant array of restaurants , bars, and roadside jerk stands.

Back in the Pure Garden, the verandahs and the quiet pool area are peaceful chill areas. The a/cs and the TVs work fine. The beds are cool and comfortable. The kitchens, if you take a room with one, are spacious. Vincent, Kerriann, and Donicca take care of problems fast (by the way over the past year the WIFI has improved a lot). And every day, Kenroy gives you a shot of energy with his fist bump and "Do your ting, mon!"

Room Tip: Closer to the back for quieter rooms.
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Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2014

We booked with Blue Mahoe Tours and stayed at the Pure Garden Resort while going on many tours. Steve is one of the best tour guides taking us to experience real Jamaica with an extra special tour taking you to the farms. affordable room pricing and accommodations. You will surely enjoy your stay at Pure Garden.

Room Tip: get the green gold tour.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

A Great place to be, if you looking for scenery and plantation. Wonderful environment full of well serviced people. Just a fun time and place to be whether you are with a couple friends or with you family, Pure gardens is the place for it. Cheap and affordable yet still clean. Green friendly for everyone who wants to enjoy something extra.
If you are looking for a great TOUR, BLUE MAHOE TOURS is the place to be. Not only will you get a great taxi service with air condition, you will have a wonderful time with the friendly and safe host at blue mahoe tours. He is your one to call when your there, you can find blue mahoe tours on facebook, and even a youtube video from Urbangrower that shows blue mahoe tours information.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thunder Bay, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

We travel to Negril every year, this was the first time we stayed here. Although it isn't a 5star resort, it was very comfortable, clean and the staff and management were THE BEST! We loved our stay here, we spent 3 weeks, had a kitchen suite. The staff was very accommodating..anything we needed to make our stay comfortable, they provided. Pure is in a great location, right across from Burbon Beach which provided so much fun night life entertainment. The grounds are secure with 24 hours security. We couldn't have asked for a better location, close to so many great food spots, shopping next door at Times Square, little corner stores, night life and the beach. The grounds were beautiful, with all new landscaping going in as we were there. We could see updates taking place all around us. We were in the back of the property which was great at night for sleeping..nice and quiet. The pool in the back of the resort is great, providing a restaurant to eat as well. Another great service they provided was the massage therapist setup at the pool. Very professional and sooo relaxing. What a nice amenity for the guests.

We loved our room and because we had such a positive, relaxing and fun experience at Pure Garden, we re-booked our room for next year before we even left. Everyone at Pure Garden were warm and friendly and so welcoming. Can't wait to see everyone again next year!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pure Garden Resort

Property: Pure Garden Resort
Address: Norman Manley Blvd | Next to the Time Square Mall, Negril, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Negril
#31 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pure Garden Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standard room Relax in comfortAuthentic Jamaican-style room complete with all the amenities you need.- Room with Kitchenette For all your cooking needsIncludes all the features of a standard room plus a fully-equipped kitchenette.Main facilities - Cable TV - Ready for your viewing pleasure. WiFi internet access - All rooms are WiFi-ready for browsing the internet. Free parking - All signed-in guests have free access to the resort's parking lot. Safe-deposit box - All guests can request access to the safe-deposit boxes at the front desk. ... more   less 
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