My wife and I spent the last four days of our two week trip at the Westender Inn and we could not have been happier. The hotel pool and restaurant are surrounded by pastoral vistas, while the accommodations across the road face the rocks, the raging sea and the sunset. We had the place pretty much to ourselves the whole time so we got to know the staff and we must say Keith has assembled a great group at the Westender Inn. All were friendly and accommodating and Keith is a hands-on manager who keeps the place running smooth.
The pool was quiet and clean, the rooms immaculate, the small beach area was well manicured and the ocean side pool was a fantastic place to watch the sunset. My only complaint, and it is minor, was that the ocean was far too rough to even think about snorkeling, so that was unfortunate because apparently the snorkeling is quite good around there.
The other caveat is the location. The Westender Inn is NOT close to the beach, but you can arrange a ride, a pick up, or Keith will arrange a cab for you. (Call Bull if you're in the west end of Negril). It was, however, nice to retreat back to the Westender Inn after exploring the other sights of Negril: there are no hassles around here. This is not the place to go if you're looking for nightlife, but the regulars do enjoy the bar and restaurant, so you can certainly find entertainment, conversation or a rousing game of dominos.
The food at the Westender Inn was very good, but expensive; however, not out of the league with other resorts and hotels in Negril. If you want cheaper food, they will happily take you out to one of the many great Jerk shacks up the road, plus we had them take us to a local grocery store to buy food, alcohol and snacks for the room. (The rooms have a fridge and microwave).
What we will remember most about the Westender Inn is the peace and quiet, and the friendly staff and locals that we met while we stayed there. It's not for everyone, but it was exactly what we were looking for to end our trip to Jamaica: it's truly and irie place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ultimate Jamaican experience since 1983, The Westender Inn is a family-owned tropical oasis that blends island charm with laidback luxury. A boutique hotel that truly encompasses the island lifestyle, The Westender Inn is the ultimate getaway for relaxation and revitalization. Tucked away on the deep West End atop the crystal clear Caribbean Sea, The Westender Inn is your own peaceful hideaway in paradise. The perfect place to set the sun… ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westender Hotel Negril