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“Simply Blissful” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Whistling Bird Resort
Ranked #48 of 84 Hotels in Negril
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply Blissful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

Whistling Bird was everything I needed and more! If you are looking for a place to relax and recharge by getting back to basics, then this is the place to go. I loved that there was no tv, or radio (if there was I wasn't looking) and the soundtrack was the ocean, birds whistling, and the passing shower on the zinc roof. The custumer service is exceptional, James the owner checks in with you personally as he floats around, the all of the staff makes you feel welcome and like family.
I can go on for days about the food...whatever you do have the steamed fish and anything with kalaloo! There is easy access to watersports, massage on site, and all sorts of goodness. I intend on coming back for sure, thank you for making my first time in Jamaica such a memorable one! Peace

Room Tip: Very comfy clean, cozy and had everything I needed! I loooved the openess of the showers!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Handsofgaiareiki
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

arrival reminded me an eposode from From Dusk till Dawn movie with a wild disco opposite the hotel. The room was booked in April, but it was not ready when we arrived. Small box-like houses, no towels looked nothing near similar to very attractive pictiures from the web.The cottages are located in the jungle-like garden with lots of mosquitos, so take the protection spray or creme. Staff is friendly, but don't expect variety of food. AC in our cottage didn't work because no one could locate the remote control. If you want to go back to your "good old student times" it's a fun place to stay. If you are looking for some basic comform, this is not. The beach is great

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vladkhim
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WhistlingBirdNegril, Guest Relations Manager at Whistling Bird Resort, responded to this review, 21 August 2011
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of ATI party during your stay at the Whistling Bird. ATI weekend is known as Negril's Emancipation weekend. Every year at the end of July, masses of youths descend on Negril and book virtually every room in town for what's known as ATI. All inclusive parties go virtually non-stop for days . ATI stands for Absolute Temptation Isle or Appleton Treasure Island. I noticed that you had booked your trip to the Whistling Bird thru Expedia which would not have told you about ATI. We offer specialized packages and vacations for you specifically if you book directly with us. We always want to make your vacation what you want as well as memorable… in the right ways. Our hotel and many others operate on the expectations of the seasons of tourism. Spring Break, Christmas, Off season, On season and ATI. We prepare to accommodate for the guests that we expect and so does the rest of Negril's businesses. ATI has always been a very busy week for the local celebration of Jamaica's Emancipation. Most hotels change everything around entirely in order to prepare for this celebration. It is necessary. We apologize again for the unsatisfactory service you received on your vacation at the Whistling Bird. We surely would have let you know about ATI and recommended a better week for vacation since you were not looking for such and event. We encourage our guests to book directly with us for a personalized vacation specifically for you.
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Nevada City, California
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2011

If you are the type who needs a 5 star resort, the Whistling Bird is not for you. But if you are looking for a no-frills, really relaxing, chill spot on an incredible beach, try the Whistling Bird. Our cottage was simple but comfortable. The beach was totally awesome. The vibe was great as well. It felt like visiting family. Lilly, Dennis, Sonia and folks treated us like guests in their home. I couldn't have asked for a more relaxing vacation. We'll be back, sooner rather than later.
JH, Nevada City, CA

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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 Solar J
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

Great location, amazing food, beautiful cottages, the REAL Jamaica!!! We stayed at Whistling Bird after getting married further along the beach, earlier in the week with family and friends, Whistling Bird was our wedding present from our parents and my husband and I are so pleased they found this hidden treasure! As this was our honeymoon, we were really spoiled by the staff there and made to feel so special. Our room was upgraded free of charge and we even had a private dinner by candle light on our first night which set the tone for the week, this resort is so chilled and romantic, sit outside your cottage and wait for the humming birds to come along to feed or laze around in a shady hammock, the most stress we felt was deciding what time to have dinner and trying to pick one thing from the menu! We will be going back, if not before then for our anniversary in April 2012!!!!!

Room Tip: Request a fridge!
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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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3 Thank traceace-29
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orlando, florida
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2011

I am the Founder and Director of an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that is working to improve animal welfare on the island of Jamaica through education and sterilization. We consist of a group of 15 to 20 volunteer vets and techs that donate their service to this project. We are always in need of accomodations and the last two times we have been to Negril, Whistling Bird has generously donated rooms to house our volunteers.

Whilstling Bird is very very relaxing and has a great staff that always tries to accomodate your every need. You can have your meals delivered to your room, to the bar area near the beach, or in the dining area. The food is awesome, and the rooms are beautiful. If you want REAL Jamaica, this is it!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank klswaim
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Additional Information about Whistling Bird Resort

Property: Whistling Bird Resort
Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#30 Romantic Hotel in Negril
#33 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
Price range (per night): RM857 - RM1,402
Hotel Class:3 star — Whistling Bird Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beach cottages in a unique enclave. Totally immersed in nature, intensively landscaped. The cottages can be large or small, simple or deluxe. Whistling Bird offers amenities, several are unique. It's a small family business - an UNhotel, yet we have a pretty full slate of service to offer. We can do food and drink, a simple breakfast or dinner for example. What we really like to do is show off fine dining with our five course meal plan of refined Jamaican dishes. ... more   less 
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