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Kuyaba Hotel & Restaurant - Negril
Ranked #44 of 84 Hotels in Negril
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Horrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

The hotel is located less than 100' on either side by two supposed nightclubs. The first problem is that the noise is so loud that the doors and the nightstand rattle. The second problem is that the noise isn't music. The noise is perpetual shouting, sirens and unearthly base vibration. Add to this car alarms which are constantly going off which leads you to the third problem: The noise didn't stop the first night until 5 am and as I am writing this just before 1am tonight, it's anyone's guess when this will stop. Finally, problem number four; when i tried to talk to the manager, I was told to wait ten minutes while she finished her dinner.
So, if you have worked hard for your money this year and have saved up for a wonderful vacation, go elsewhere

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Hugh M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Overall the experience was ok but at night , the club next legends resort had head banging music from 8pm - 3am!!! It was not cool because you wake groggy due to the lack of sleep over the music.. Nice grounds and but found a giant roach in our bathroom. Nice beach and locals are friendly but want something out of it also. Watch out for guys on the main road asking to exchange money for jamaican currency =they will watch you leave the cambio house and get MAD...

Room Tip: The best local food near kuyaba "3 star jamaican food " 1(876) 452-7355. THE BEST!!!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jahfernie
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WDC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Girls trip - overall it was nice. Nothing grossed me out. The rooms were clean and grounds were nice, but dark at night. I always had security walk me to my room coming in late.

Complaints - bring your own hairdryer and iron. They have 28 rooms with 2 irons to accomodate guests and hairdryers are available from the front desk. No fridge (additional cost), no phones (rent local cell phones), no luggage rack (luckily I had 2beds and improvised). The locals will hound you all day long to buy gifts and never walk alone or they'll follow you.

I never ate at the hotel, the local restaurants/vendors are good; lot of food for little $$$. There were lots of locals on the beach selling fruit, fresh juice, homemade bananna bread, sugarcanes, jerk pork, you name it you could actually have breakfast/lunch on the beach without leaving your chair. I could actually see myself visiting again. The beach was nice/clean and never crowded; we lounged from sun-up to sun-set.

Room Tip: If you're not use to stairs, ask for a lower level; stairs were steep and open - felt like a tre...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SummerRain24
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Just Returned 11/6/12 Our Legs ,& MY EYE were Bitten by BUGS , People on the beach wouldn't leave us alone, NO FRIG in the room -- asking for ice was like asking for gold. the coffee- 2 CUPS (NO REFILLS) $4.80 AMERICAN-- save your money -- DON'T BOOK THIS PLACE!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CirclejOhio
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Kuyaba is my go to Negril Hotel. I've probably stayed here 6 or 7 times over the years. The reservations manager Toshiro always takes great care of me when it's time to book another visit. The staff is great, rooms are great and decor of the property is exactly what I want from a small hotel in paradise. Where kuyaba wins tho is the restaurant and the location - it's closer to the town end of the strip so you can access negril town or the west end easily. The restaurant is magnificent and in the perfect place for a sunset dinner - I always order the calaloo coconut snapper - infact I had it three out of 4 nights on the last trip. It's right on the beach and the jet ski guys and the glass bottom boat captain will arrange excursions for you. Jet skiing, boat trips to Booby cay and snorkeling in the reefs are great ways to spend the lazy days. Get a driver to take you to MAYFIELD FALL!!! This place is incredible - I've been to just about every major water fall in Ja and this place is a gem! It's about an hours drive up the hill and through the communities surrounding negril and its amazing - it's not commercial like dunns river falls - a great way to spend a day immersed in nature. And the massage pools are excellent - be sure to have your guide take you to the "washing machine" and tip him well. You can't go wrong in negril. Cheers!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Shaun M
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Raceland, KY, USA
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at Kuyaba in July, 2012. The Honeymoon Room is very clean and spacious. Full size fridge and great air conditioning. Much of our evening time was spent on the verandah. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Fresh towels were available whenever requested. The beach was relaxing and very few hustlers. When did encounter some loud music one night, but enjoyed it! Zelma and Mr. Russell were very helpful and friendly at the front desk. (unlike previous reviews describing them as rude) Everyone at Kuyaba was great. Security, housekeeping, maintenance, and restaurant staff. Food is excellent!
Kuyaba offers privacy and service at a very affordable price. Easy taxi to town and back. Chunky and Jamie are safe drivers who don't try to rip you off. Shops and grocery within a short walk. Very safe. We will return next summer for a longer stay. Wonderful place to relax!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank fourbuckle
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boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Stayed at Kuyaba recently and had a great experience. The property is really pretty and the rooms are clean and well kept. The best part of Kuyaba is the staff. They are a great group and made our stay even better.
The beach area is small at Kuyaba and there is definitely run over from a property next door. This created even more of a crowd on the beach.
There were two nights that the noise was awful..reverberating the walls awful.
A great place to stay.Management should really try to work with local businesses to resolve the noise issue.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lina
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Property: Kuyaba Hotel & Restaurant - Negril
Address: PO Box 2635, Negril, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#34 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kuyaba Hotel & Restaurant - Negril 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Negril's famous & beautiful seven mile white sand beach, Kuyaba is a family owned & operated boutique, beach hotel with a tropical island vibe that you won't find anywhere else. Set on a lush, tropical property surrounded by exotic plants, flowers & different varieties of palm trees, Kuyaba gives the true feeling of an island vacation. Kuyaba's architecture looks rustic on the outside but has a clean & modern heartbeat within the rooms offering all the comforts of home & then some. Featuring an on-property, beachside, restaurant & bar with an outstanding view of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. ... more   less 
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