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Extabi or Samsara?

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Extabi or Samsara?

Has anyone stayed at or visited both of these hotels? Any preferences or suggestions for which one to stay at? We are thinking that A/C is a must and we would like a fridge in our room. We will be booking for January 2013. We are interested in snorkeling, sunbathing and wandering around Negril for eating and shopping. Will also book a couple day excursions. Oh by the way I know Seaside is best at both of these but we will likely budget for the "HOTEL" type rooms. So any information on these is appreciated.

Edited: 17 July 2012, 00:15
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1. Re: Extabi or Samsara?

Personally I think Xtabi has a nicer, lusher property, better water access, the cool caves and a nicer restaurant/bar. I have not seen the AC rooms, only the cottages, so can't speak to that.

Location is virtually the same, less than 5 minute walk in between. Xtabi does have the advantage of being next door to 3 Dives, my favorite place to eat in Negril.

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2. Re: Extabi or Samsara?

agree Xtabi, basic rooms with A/C available on the garden side

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3. Re: Extabi or Samsara?

also agree on Xtabi, but I would go with the cottages---plenty breezes coming thru most of the time, and there are big ceiling fans!

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4. Re: Extabi or Samsara?

I have not stayed at either but Xtabi regularly gets better comments than Samsara. I think it is a nicer (more expensive?) hotel.


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5. Re: Extabi or Samsara?

Xtabi definitely. In January you won't need a/c in a seaside cottage. Plenty of windows with slats to open for the breeze and a ceiling fan.

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6. Re: Extabi or Samsara?

Thanks everyone. Something about the "look" of Samsara (on the websites) draws me to it. But opinions of others are much more important than pictures on the internet. Will be calling to book at Xtabi. All I need is a clean room to sleep in within walking distance to restaurants. I can't wait to experience the cliffs (and we will visit the beaches) of Negril!

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7. Re: Extabi or Samsara?

Xtabi......it's a slam dunk.........

Samsara will nickel and dime you to death.......

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