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Judy House Cottages and Rooms
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We didn't actually stay here but we met the owner on our way from MoBay airport to Negril as we shared the same transport. All we can say is we are glad we did - Sue was integral in our having an amazing holiday with memories we will never forget. On the way to Negril, Sue was a wealth of information on what to do, see, etc. She is very knowledgeable of the local community and history and you will not find her boring I promise you! Sue can also arrange for day trips and excursions with her for very reasonable prices. We had a great time being driven by her through the very pretty countryside, reggae music playing, and the attractions she took us to.

If her cottages and services are anything like we experienced, I'm sure we would have a great time staying there too. Next time we're going to stay at the Judy House!

We were a family of 4 (kids 11 and 17).

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

What a great meeting over those words 'the real Jamaica' ! I so enjoyed the time I spend with you and your wonderful family and do hope you come and see me at the Judy House one day. Some friendships are just meant to be! One Love to all the family xxxx

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Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed with Sue for around 1 week (originally we only planned it for 3 nights but liked it so much) & really enjoyed it:)!!! We had a cottage in her tropical & beautiful garden and it's located in a Jamaican neighbourhood. You can easily walk & take Route taxis for getting around... The place was clean & also well equipped for self-catering. We can highly recommend it for people who like to travel more individual & would like to see more & get a better feeling of/for Jamaica... By the way we are going back there since Negril was our favorite place;)... Thanks again & see you soon:)

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Amazing that you stayed so long the first time and came back for another 5 days because you liked the Judy House Cottage and the gardens so much. Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review 'in between' visits during your world travels. One Love ... Sue

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Yes, Yes, Yes! This place is a truly wonderful, exotic, & tropical haven on a beautiful island. I spent a total of 17 days at Judy House. Not only is Sue a very great host; her staff is also very helpful. Literally everything you need is either at your fingertips or is at a short walking distance away. Which reminds me of the beach ocean view is less than 1/2 km from the hostel...
It included very cozy rooms that was very clean thanks to a great housekeeper in Ms. "H". She always made sure that not only the rooms; but the entire premises was well maintained daily. Also, during my stay, I met sooooo many great people. either they were backpackers, honeymooners, global nomads or just single guest on vacation. We would have lunch or dinner together chatting outside most days on the outside gazebo. I truly recommend!! A must stay!!!

Room Tip: Well, I had a single room.. And it was rest.. So thats my room advice to you. And there were friends...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Love the description of the people you met here and also that you stayed here 3 times during your Jamaica trip. Miss H definitely adopted you big time! You really were wonderful to have around. Thanks for your appreciation and taking the time to say such wonderful things about us. Hope to see you back here one day. One Love x

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

This was my second time staying at Judy House. My family and I stayed for a week in one of the cottages and I stayed a few extra days in a single room. This was my first time staying in one of the cottages. I would highly recommend the cottages for families or couples. The cottages provide a private kitchen, bathroom, and veranda. The single rooms are what backpackers would expect and you can’t beat the price.
Same as last year, I celebrated my birthday in Negril and had a great time. Thanks again Sue for the birthday cake :) I met a lot of great people, Jamaicans and other backpackers. Sue and her staff are helpful and full of great advice. Sue can help organize tours, give advice on where to eat on a budget, and give estimates of how much you should expect to pay for a service. She organized a tour for my family and me to the Blue Hole, another excursion I would highly recommend, for a very reasonable price.
The gardens and terraces are a great place to relax and/or socialize. I absolutely LOVE lying in the hammocks, drinking a Red Stripe, and just chilling out. This is the perfect place for anyone who is on a budget and/or wants the true Jamaican experience. Hope to see you again next year Sue!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Sue M, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

So wonderful that you returned with your family this year and that they enjoyed the Judy House, Kim's Cottage so much. Was certainly a lot of fun having you all on property. Sorry I missed the end of your 'single girl' trip with my new grand daughter arriving unexpectedly early. Will make it up to you next year. as it was so much fun last year. Many thanks for the detailed review of for the time you took composing it. Until next year One Love x

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Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Sue has a lovely garden in which are huts made of corrugated metal. For backpackers this is a wonderful place to stay, you are in walking distance of most of Negril and Sue is helpful with advise. However, just note that the rooms are definitely on the more primitive end of accommodations.

There were loads of mosquitos when we were around so you may want to bring strong insect repellent!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank Chris H
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Judyhousesue, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Oh dear, you were here in 'Mango and Crab' time when there are more mossies than usual on this beautiful tropical island. Sorry you felt the rooms with fan, safe, mosquito net, screened windows and pretty linens were 'primitive'. Perhaps try the cottages next time which are much more upmarket, but more expensive than $20/25US for the hostel rooms. Glad that you did enjoy the gardens and the time you spent here just the same. Many thanks for for taking the time to write your review, plus your suggestions for improvement which I always like to hear. I will definitely look at dealing differently with the 'mossies'. One Love x

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Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights and had such a good time. Very welcoming place with a cool vibe. Before finding this place I looked all over negril but couldn't find a single place that would suit me. There's mostly very expensive hotels around the area so if you are looking for a good hostel it doesn't get any better then this! Oh and Judy is amazing!
// love Thomas the swede

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Judyhousesue, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Thank for the 'best' review, great of you to take the time. Judy House is in fact the only 'Backpacker Hostel' in Negril, also with two cottages which include all mod cons. So glad you enjoyed your time with me at the Judy House, I certainly enjoyed your being here, great company, thanks! One Love x

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I stayed at Judy's for the four nights, and could have not picked a better spot to relax!
Had a wonderful time hanging on the "mountaintop" terrace learning about the local life.
Only downfall was that we didn't have a feast with the next door roosters, but a part from that I would recommend the place for anybody looking for some peace of mind!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Judyhousesue, Owner at Judy House Cottages and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Many thanks for the review, enjoyed having you around, thanks for nightly group donations of Havana Rum and Cuban cigars! Much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed hammock life with us. Thanks again for taking the time to write your review. One Love x

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Additional Information about Judy House Cottages and Rooms

Address: Westland Mountain Road, Negril, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 51 Speciality Lodging in Negril
Price Range: £29 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Judy House Cottages and Rooms 1.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Judy House Cottages property began life in December 2008 and finished construction in 2012. At the front of property 2 pretty, cosy, private, self-catering cottages are surrounded by the most beautiful tropical garden, with flowers, fruits & vegetables in abundance. The cosy, wooden cottages have verandas, private patios, hammocks, safes, cable TV, wifi, kitchen equipment and everything you should need to make your cottage your home whilst in Jamaica! Property is kept in pristine condition, including the communal patio, dip pool, bar-b-que, sun deck, rock garden, outdoor baths & shower. Nestling at the back of the secure property is my Backpacker Hostel, 8 bed, 5 basic rooms sharing kitchens, bathrooms & communal areas for world travelers and cottage guests alike. Added recently is a double private room with ensuite and private garden, plus 2 hammock cabanas where you can rent hammocks to sleep in. There is free WiFi for all too. A small, well stocked 'Honesty' bar/shop is provided for guests 24/7's to enjoy drinks & snacks for when you just want to hang out on property which has lots spaces designed for just that. Set in a real local, friendly community giving you the chance to experience the real Jamaica, with shops & bar close by and Mary's Bay Beach on the One Love Drive right at the end of my road. Quiet, with a real country feel, but with all the beach, restaurants, bars and other tourist facilities just a walk away. Sue can also organize airport shuttles, tours, scooter rentals and is a very valuable tourist information resource herself too! ... more   less 
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