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#3 of 843 hotels in Jamaica
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Winner of Travel+Leisure World Top 100 Hotels 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019, and Top 25 Caribbean Hotels 2021, 2020 and 2019! Located on the West End of Negril, Jamaica, in its own private cove, Tensing Pen is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler offering a unique collection of beautiful hand-carved wood, thatch and cut stone cottages of varying sizes for the ultimate secluded and relaxing vacation. Free daily continental breakfast. A/C and mini-fridge in all rooms except 3 Pillars (ceiling and floor fans). 2 and 3 bedroom villas available for large groups and families. Contact us directly to book the best rooms and best rates.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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dwight d wrote a review 9 Nov
Foothills County, Canada4 contributions
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The staff from the front desk to life guards were so helpful. This is a beautiful boutique resort. You can cliff dive, walk to Rick’s cafe, enjoy amazing food, and see the culture of Negril while staying in a spacious comfortable room. I highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Bring water shoes for the waterfalls. You can bring your own snorkeling gear if you are into that...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Dwight, thank you for staying with us and for posting your lovely review. We’re happy to enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon, in good health. One Love
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Julie Marie B wrote a review Oct 2023
Eugene, Oregon12 contributions
A must-visit when we are in Negril. Amazing views off the cliffs. Tensing the resort dog greeted us. Our server Calene was the best! She helped me find a video and get ingredients to learn how to make Escovitch Fish at home :) The cocktails are great - try the Sunset on the Cliffs. Don't miss walking out to look at or walk over the bridge!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Julie, thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure serving you at the Lodge at Tensing Pen. One Love
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tikihutmom wrote a review Aug 2023
virginia390 contributions79 helpful votes
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So sad to leave 😢 This was our 3 visit to Tensing Pen. The other 2 visits were during Covid so we were excited to come back when there we no Gov’t curfews. We stayed in the Sea Grape 1 first floor and loved it. It is a very spacious room with king size bed and large shower. Water pressure was amazing which is sometimes hard to find in Negril. We loved hanging out on the patio with our furry friends having some coffee in the morning. Previously we stayed in the Patio and I thought we would miss the convenience of where it is located but honestly I prefer the Sea Grape now. Next trip we will try the Rock Cottage. But honestly can you go wrong with any of the rooms??? I hear they are putting AC in the Pillars so that may be our next option. We love Negril and have been coming for 12 years so we have definitely stayed at lots of resorts. Why do we keep coming back to Tensing Pen? Of course the beautiful property, wonderful rooms but it is the staff!!! Most have been there for quite awhile and they are genuinely nice, fun and always ready to make your stay/vacation the best it can be. Shout out to a few of my favs - Datanya helping me with my reservation and putting up with me changing my dates, Calene always ready with my champs, Trisann, Razor, Splinta, new bartender we named Blade, Paul the best life guard and cliff diver and our 🐾Tensing, Obi and Suri. There are others but my apologies I can’t remember all the names. The food is always amazing! Jalisa the chef does a great job 😃 we really enjoyed meeting her. The lobster rundown, and curry shrimp were amazing. Honestly it was all good. We love the new extended bar area and dining room. Wonderful Customer Service can be hard to find these days but Tensing Pen does it right!!! Thank you for another wonderful Vacation! Soon come 🇯🇲 As they say in Jamaica, Once you go, you know!!!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tensing Pen, Owner at Tensing Pen Resort
Responded 31 Aug 2023
Dear Vikki, it was so lovely to have you with us again! Thank you for all your loyalty and for coming back to Tensing Pen again and again. The dogs Tensing, Zuri and Obi send their love and hope to see you again in good health. One Love
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LizInParadise wrote a review Aug 2023
Atlanta750 contributions37 helpful votes
July 2023: Tensing Pen just gets better and better! It's a gorgeous spot and we are always treated like family. I now have severe allergies and there isn't much I can just order straight from menus anymore so every meal had to be special made. Not only did no one mind, but they went out of their way to make sure I enjoyed it as much as I would anything else. And it was always DELICIOUS! (Shrimp and lobster sauteed with garlic and coconut cream anyone?! OUTSTANDING!) I did not feel like I was trapped in my normal world of food restrictions with these meals. The staff is always wonderful but I have to say that this trip the service was extraordinary. A very special thanks to Calene who took a heartfelt interest in my wellbeing and helping me try and get better, and would make special drinks (turmeric and some crazy leafy green I cannot pronounce) and bring things from her home to help with my physical discomfort. I'm going through severe mold detox (since March) and I did more healing in 7 days at Tensing than I have under doctor's supervision since March. Calene played an integral part in that and I'm forever grateful. She is a true GEM. I also have to mention Trisann and Razor who also took a special interest in making sure I had everything I needed, dietary and otherwise. Harian in reception is always a delight and it was a pleasure to meet Damali this trip. Paul and Rasine were also amazing this trip. They went above and beyond their lifeguard duties with my group and we had the best time. I think Paul has retrieved at least 7 or 8 pairs of sunglasses for us to-date, so don't be afraid to wear those Raybans in the water! Cannot wait to come back, in fact just booked another trip for October in 2 months. Hooked on Tensing!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 31 Aug 2023
Dear Liz, I was our pleasure having you with us, and making all efforts possible to ensure your dietary needs were met. Thank you for making Tensing Pen your constant home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you again in October, in god health and spirits! One Love
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Jessica wrote a review Aug 2023
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We honeymooned at Tensing Pen at the recommendation of a friend, and we were so happy we did! The resort is both simple and beautiful, perfectly integrated with the natural landscape of the Jamaican cliffs. The staff, including housekeeping, waitstaff and lifeguards were kind and incredibly helpful- always willing to share information about Jamaica- where to go, where to eat (if you go off the resort), and local customs. The food was amazing- try the Jamaican breakfast- you won't be sorry! If you are looking for "beach"- this isn't it, as the property is built into the cliffs, but you can go right into the water by jumping in or climbing down one of several ladders- you can hit the beach with a short taxi ride to 7-mile. We loved our stay at Tensing Pen and would return in a heartbeat. Thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Aug 2023
Thank you for celebrating your honeymoon with us at Tensing Pen! You came as guests, but when you left, you left as Family! Hope to see you again in the future. One Love
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Chrystal G wrote a review Aug 2023
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The room was beautiful didn't like none had a tv in it, staff was extremely nice and helpful. Great resort just a little far from the airport but worth the trip. Everyone was attentive to my needs and accommodating.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 20 Aug 2023
We are grateful for your review Chrystal, it was lovely sharing Tensing Pen with you, we hope to see you again soon. Tensing Pen does not offer TVs to promote restful relaxation, but our lightning fast internet allows guests to still connect with their favorite TV shows on private devices, should they choose too!
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Ajani W wrote a review Aug 2023
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A remarkable property providing peace, tranquility, privacy, beautiful views and exceptional service from check in staff, to sous Chef Jelissa, server Sofia to life guards and room cleaning support crew. An experience worth having.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: It’s a small property for the discerning travelers looking for less traffic from other vacationers
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Responded 7 Aug 2023
Hello Ajani, We are grateful for your kind review and words about our hotel and restaurant staff. Hope to see you again soon, in good health. One Love
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Wperez1738 wrote a review Jul 2023
Miami, Florida1 contribution
Very nice hotel with very friendly staff. Overall a great hotel and would recommend it to anyone. The workers there genuinely cared for your stay and made it my stay at the resort 10 times better. Overall 10/10
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate you taking the time to post it! One Love
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Kate O wrote a review Jul 2023
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My husband and I had a wonderful 5 days at Tensing Pen. Our room was private and had an incredible view of the ocean (Rock Cottage 2). The room was perfect, the food and drinks were delicious. The staff are amazing. We especially enjoyed chatting with the restaurant waitstaff - Calene, Trisann and Saskia. They were all so friendly and provided excellent service. I can't recall the bartender's name, but he makes fabulous mojitos! The location is also great, we could walk across the street to Kool Vybes and Sharks for lunch/dinner. We also really liked 3 Dives and Sips & Bites, both located down by RockHouse. Also right next door to Ivans, another great restaurant/bar. We will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 7 Aug 2023
It was a pleasure having you with us! Thank you for your lovely review. One Love!
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Nahzaya M wrote a review Jul 2023
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Loved every minute of our stay. We lost track of time, 100% relaxation, just what the doctor ordered. The room was lovely., stayed in the Cove Cottage. The staff is warm and friendly. Would definitely recommend it. Love small cozy hotels.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Aug 2023
Thank you for being one of those discerning guests who recognizes the magic of a true boutique hotel! It was great having you with us at Tensing Pen and we look forward to seeing you again. One Love
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TENSING PEN RESORT - Updated 2023 Reviews (Negril, Jamaica)

Frequently Asked Questions about Tensing Pen Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tensing Pen Resort?
Nearby attractions include One Love Bus Bar Crawl (0.3 miles), Rick's Cafe (0.2 miles), and Shelly's Bar And Shop (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tensing Pen Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tensing Pen Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Tensing Pen Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tensing Pen Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tensing Pen Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kool Vybes Bar & Jerk Centre, The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen Hotel, and Murphy's West End Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tensing Pen Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Tensing Pen Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Tensing Pen Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Tensing Pen Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Daniel Greenland Tours (1.8 miles).
Does Tensing Pen Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.