Because of the effects of Wilma and the efforts of SOME of the staff, I won't be too harsh on Samsara. We booked our trip last minute and with intentions of diving. Wilma aside, Negril is not in my opinon a "dive destination". Unfortunately, even walking in Negril is difficult. NO sidewalks to speak of (and lots of fast traffic) and when there is a bit of room, the
locals are like buzzards. Samasara is a 2star at best and that's under good conditions. If you do go, I would not recommend the Garden rooms. Yes they are private and the garden IS beautiful, but crossing the street to the beachside complex is a feat! I'd freak out if I was there with my kids.
I quickly concluded that all the male staff were afiable and engaging and the females were CRANKS. At first I thought it was my imagination. But after a day or two my wife concurred. I will spare you the details, but my advice to the proprietors of Samsara would be for them to let Darren, Dewayne, Johnnie, Craig and Marlin tutor the gals on staff about how to
smile while communicating and making a bit of an effort to help guests.
There were several silly little rules such as being required to return the remote for the TV the night before check-out. And here's a good one: when I was checking out, I tried to buy a postcard and the GIRL on the desk was mifffed at me for requesting to put it on my bill. I would have happily paid for it in cash and separately, but there was no call for her to be rude.
In summation, if you want to go to Jamaica cheap, and stay in a resort that has a fun shoreline and a pretty good bar, Samsara might be your place.
But I have traveled enough to know that I can get all that and much more and not have to deal with the attitudes. It feels really strange complaining about women because I nearly always get along with men and women. Maybe they were all just having a very bad week.
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- Also Known As:
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- Samsara Hotel Jamaica
- Samsara Cliffs Negril
- Samsara Cliff Resort