My husband and I are low-key people (public school teachers and activists) who have travelled extensively and have stayed in hostels, homestays, luxury resorts and tents. I say this because I wouldn't want the reader to think I'm a snob when I say the following: we were completely disappointed by Chippewa Village and switched hotels after 2 nights of staying there.
If you really want to save money, and you don't mind run-down facilities guarded by a mangy dog in a somewhat seedy part of Negril's touristy strip, this might be a fine choice for you. At another time in my life, it might've been ok, but I'm in my mid-30s and wanted to be comfortable during my vacation. I will say that John, the owner, was certainly nice enough and helpful in many regards.
However, the cabins at my childhood summer camp were nicer than our little cottage at Chippewa--and my camp didn't have electricity or indoor plumbing. On our second day staying there, when the toilet stopped working completely, we did some research and found a modest, but wonderful, cliffside hotel in the West End which was more our speed. John kept 3 nights of our deposit money for the remaining 4 nights that we had reserved, a "policy" we haven't yet verified but agreed to because we just wanted to get out of there!
If you're looking for some comfort, but don't want all-inclusive tackiness, and you have $10 bucks more a night than what Chippewa charges...keep looking. If you just want a shack across the street from the beach to store your stuff and crash at night, Chippewa is a good option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located across the street from the beachfront in Negril, Chippewa Village has an outdoor pool. It offers charming rustic-style accommodation with private terraces. Chippewa Village's cottages, studios and apartments all feature air conditioning, a fridge and private bathroom. Apartments and studios also have a fully equipped kitchen. We offer free private parking and free WiFi in public areas. Our reception will be able to assist you with information on the surrounding area and possible activities. Local restaurants and bar can be found within a 5-10 minute walk while the West end cliff area of Negril is just a 10 minute drive away. Montego Bay (MBJ) International Airport is the closest airport, a 90 min drive away from us. How to reach us: We are located in Negril on NORMAN MANLEY BOULEVARD locally known also as BEACH ROAD because is the road that runs side the beach for 7 miles. We are more or less at the middle of it, on the garden side in front of Charela Inn Hotel and Idle Awhile Hotel. The sign outside is CHIPPEWA VILLAGE. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chippewa Village Negril
- Chippewa Village Hotel Negril