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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
Ranked #11 of 80 Hotels in Negril
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Really don't want to leave a bad review....we enjoyed our stay. I think the points below will add value to someone:

1 - Most of the reviews are very accurate...the good ones and even the not so good ones are very true. Especially when it comes to the staff.....some are very very nice and a few are rude....and most are somewhere in the middle.

2 - When it comes to food, the specialty restaurants were all very good....the exception is the buffet. It was awful just about all the time....I think I figured out that with the resort being very light on guests, when they 1st cook the food and put it out, it is ok. If you go an hour later or 2 hours later...it is the same food, all dried out and unappetizing. I suspect that during busy times, the food cycles enough where it is fresh and more appetizing throughout the meal.

3 - I am a details guy, I notice the small things like lack of maintenance, chipped paint, sloppy renovations and the like. This resort seems to be in the middle of a renovation cycle as there is no active work, some areas are really nice (small pool and surrounding) and others are in need of rehab (big pool and surrounding). Our room looked like work had been done recently, but the work was very sloppy.

4 - We traveled with an older teen - there were not many people there to begin with and hardly any near his age. The resort is mostly geared toward small kids and their parents that want to be drunk most of the day....not a knock, just reality.....

5 - I think the cost was way too high for the value given. Having stayed at "high end" all inclusive's AND "lower end" all inclusive's...this place falls somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately not anywhere near the $200 per person per night (without airfare) that was paid. I would have gladly paid more for a more luxury experience. With the cost so high and the area wages so low, I was expecting more from the property upkeep and the offerings in general. For this reason alone, I would not return.

In summary - the trip was good...but priced too high. If you have small kids and like to get drunk while someone else tends to your kids....this is the place for you! If you are not a big drinker (like us)...you may see low value for your money spent. While I will not return here...I may try a Sandals property in the future.

Room Tip: If you choose a cheap room - it will face the road and you will hear cars at night. But not sure if...
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Jasmine J, Online Review Coordinator at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Beaches Negril. It appears that some aspects of your trip were enjoyable however we are disappointed to hear about the shortcomings during your stay and I regret that you were not satisfied with the performance level from all of our employees. Please do know we will be investigating your concerns further as we have a firm commitment to our guests to make our resort more efficient.

Regarding your concerns about the food and dining options at the buffet, it is surprising to note that some of the food served was not to your expectations as this aspect of our operation is usually considered exceptional and very often received compliments from our guests. We are therefore sorry if you were not similarly impressed.

Regarding your comments of the maintenance issues experienced during your stay, I regret that your review is not more reflective of our dedication to the upkeep and maintenance of our resort and we are terribly sorry. Even though our staff performs a number of quality control checks, there are times when items may become damaged without our knowledge. When incidents are reported, we respond immediately to repair any damaged items as quickly as possible to avoid any further inconveniences during your stay.

We want to make sure future guests do not have similar feedback and will take action by notifying the appropriate departments of your remarks - including our Executive Management Team. We regret if we were unable to meet your expectations during your stay and hope we gain the opportunity of serving you in the future.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great place for a wedding, exceptional staff and service, great food, and plenty to do. Odane is awesome, kept us smiling all day every day, thanks my man! Would definitely go back and highly recommend to all.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
Thank casteelnz
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Odane Wright what can I say you and the entertainment staff are OUTSTANDING with the kids and also the adults , from the time we got there to the time we left y’all kept us occupied with laughs to the point we as parents felt SAFE !!!! Our boys loved you to no end , we also appreciated your warmth of love that you gave each and everyone you came to know , from SUN UP to literally late into the evening you and staff where there , I can’t imagine working that much everyday and still having a smile on your face , to me it shows how dedicated you are to Beaches Resort ,

Thank you friend , NO WORRIES !!!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Jasmine J, Online Review Coordinator at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hello, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review of Beaches Negril. I’m so glad to hear that Odane Wright was able to meet your expectations and provide you with a comfortable experience. I truly appreciate your kind comments regarding our friendly and accommodating employee.

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We would love to see you again, should your travels bring you back to our area.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My family visited Beaches Negril for a much needed getaway this past week. This has been our first time to Jamaica, and I must say the country and the people are just beautiful. From the moment of our arrival in the airport, from the second we arrived at the resort, the staff has been extremely attentive to us & our every need. Yesterday it rained a bit & I was at the time a little disappointed, but we met Odane, who is here to entertain & that he did! He jumped in the pool w/his clothes on, in the rain, & just called it some liquid sunshine. He had everyone laughing & all the kids within an hour in a race & trying out for a talent show. If you are looking for a family vacation to really relax, yet make bonds with w/great people and experience a beautiful country & resort, book Beaches Negril. It will be one of the best times you will ever have had!!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
Thank kasey381124
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the Stories Odane tells and the company he keeps he is a very funny guy and I liked to hang out with him wish we hand more time to spend with him. Great company and great time had by all.
Jordan Donato

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Negril
#4 Family Hotel in Negril
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#9 Spa Hotel in Negril
#9 Luxury Hotel in Negril
#10 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range: RM2,712 - RM6,313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Beaches Negril Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•Located on the widest stretch of Negril's seven mile white sand beach•Stay at one, play at two with full exchange privileges with Beaches Sandy Bay including a choice of 11 dining options•“Pirates Island” Water Theme Park with 4 slides, meandering “lazy” river and splash deck•Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street themed activities with daily character appearances, parades and stage shows•Kids Kamp & Nursery with wide range of supervised activities•Interactive Teens Program with “Trench Town” Teen's Center and Teens' Coordinator to coordinate teen activities•Expansive Two & Three Bedroom Butler serviced suites•Supervised Xbox® Play Lounge with flat screen plasma TV's & Xbox® 360 game consoles•Beaches Resorts were voted “World's Leading Family All-Inclusive 14 years in a row•Five Star Diamond Award, American Academy of Hospitality Sciences•Six Star Diamond Award, Beaches Resorts – Keeping it Green•EarthCheck Platinum Certified ... more   less 
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