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Sandy Haven Resort
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We have been visiting Negril, Jamaica for the last 20 years. Although we have stayed in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Negril like no other place in Jamaica. We have stayed at some all inclusive hotels, villas up in the cliffs and a few different hotels on the 7 mile beach. The Sandy Haven is an excellent choice for anyone looking for comfort as well as beautiful modern style. The owners Steve and Anne are very professional and are involved in day to day operations and details. Steve's background as a hotelier gives him an edge. We don't think anyone could do a better job then Steve and Anne .. they certainly compliment each other. Staff are very professional... Safety is a non issue. We were there this year as a group of 12 and some people stayed at different hotels however next January everyone has decided to stay at the Sandy Haven!
Everything was great ...beach location is perfect. Food is awesome and don't miss Bongo night on the beach!
Dave and Susan

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We just finished our 10 days holiday at the Sandy Haven and every thing was really enjoiable. For sure this is the best hotel of the strip: a small haven from the confusion of the beach and a relaxing option from the all included huge hotels in Jamaica. If the idea of spending your holiday together with several hundreds of other person in the same hotel doesn't appeal to you then check out this place. The service is absolutely fantastic, the food fab and the beach great. The owners are great too, always around for a chat and a laugh. Really a great place

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Sandy Haven. Comfortable, clean, modern, newly renovated, well-maintained grounds, and very friendly staff are a few of the reasons why I would return. Sadie was the front desk was especially upbeat and nice to us and helped make cab trips and confirm of dinner reservations. The meals were great and the waitstaff were especially accomodinating during breakfast. They set up a beautiful table arrangement facing the magnificent ocean on the morning of my mothers birthday. They also served us breakfast on the beach during our last morning stay. The only cons were that the treadmills in the exercise room were both out of order and the hot tub was being worked on during our stay. When walking down the beach, Sandy Haven certainly stood out as one of the nicer hotels on the strip.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is in the perfect location for strolling up and down Negril beach. Recently renovated, it is a clean, modern and quiet place to stay, with friendly staff, and is just over the road from the legendary Best in the West bar.
Recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Roger G
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Sandy Haven is hands down the nicest of the smaller boutique hotels along the 7 mile beach.

The beach was beautiful, stunning, perfect. The lounge chairs were SO nice and there were always fresh towels.

The rooms were very nice and clean - we LOVED our ocean-view balcony! We did get the mattress pad and it made the bed very comfortable.

The included breakfast was wonderful - french press coffee, fruit, muffins and toast was plentiful and delicious. The breakfast area was so nice, too - just off the beach and the ocean.

We ate at Bongo's a few times and the food was good, but I would recommend checking out a variety of places if you're there for a few nights. Our favorite night eating at Sandy Haven was when they had the beach BBQ with a live steel drum band!

A few gripes:

- Check in and check out took a long time and at each they miscalculated something and almost over-charged us. It wasn't intentional but a bit frustrating.
- The hot tub didn't work or wasn't hot - even after we asked about it a few times it was never fixed.
- Service was overall a little slow, however the staff was lovely. I agree with some of the other reviewer comments that there was a lot of confusion about charging for food/drink, whether to the room or otherwise.
- The bar nor the front desk rarely ever had change for larger bills (whether American or J's).
- The music playing at the beach bar during the day could be irritating. I think it was up to the discretion of whoever was manning the bar, and occasionally some of the younger guys would play a song for one minute, then switch to another. It did not make for a relaxing background while you're lounging on the beach - would have preferred it just be reggae music!

Overall, even with the few gripes, we had a lovely time. Particularly if you get a good deal, I would absolutely recommend Sandy Haven to other travelers. I think if we go back to Negril, we'd spend a few nights on the 7 mile beach and a few nights on the cliffs, where there were several more beautiful boutique type hotels.

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony that has an ocean view for the beautiful sunsets!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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