Other reviews reflect correctly on the friendly staff and beautiful setting. Let me avoid irrational exuberance with a focus on staying in a “standard” room. We were in room 34, one of five “standard” rooms in a 2-story building. This is as close to the road as you can get. Road noise was not much louder than bird songs, not a problem. It is good that there is no TV in the rooms since we could hear voices from next door. From our balcony (shared with others for room access) we had a glimpse of the ocean through the palms. This was a minimally adequate size room. There was no space for chairs, just a stool that slid under the table. In contrast to some other rooms, the small bathroom had a door. Mosquito netting on the bed reminds that there must be times when it is necessary for protection.
Regarding restaurants, you can call it island attitude, but the fact remains: service is slow. Half hour wait is normal.
We were blessed with good weather, but snorkeling is dependent on good seas. There is no wave protection. They do close water access on occasion. Snorkelers should note: Fish life is better near restaurant than pool, excellent variety.
There is little useful near Rockhouse. The local “Sips and Bites” next door had undependable hours. Walking on the narrow road is not advisable. You need a car or taxi for alternatives in eating and entertainment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rockhouse is a boutique hotel stretching across the cliffs of Pristine Cove. Nestled amongst eight acres of tropical lush gardens, thatched roofed villas are perched on the water's edge. Guests swim in the sixty foot horizon pool or take the stairs carved into the rock down to the cove for snorkeling on the reef. Home to two award winning restaurants - the Rockhouse Restaurant & Bar and the Pushcart Restaurant & Rum Bar. The renowned Rockhouse Spa has a philosophy that is a simple, holistic approach to well-being, health and happiness. Spa treatments are undertaken "on-the-rocks" in the cliff-edge Massage Cabana or at the eight room garden spa. Yoga classes are offered daily overlooking the sea.Consistently ranked one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, the Rockhouse won the Caribbean's Leading Boutique Hotel 2014 and Jamaica's Leading Spa 2014 at the World Travel Awards. In addition, the Rockhouse was also voted the No. 1 "Best Value Hotel in the Caribbean" in Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Value Awards" and included in Conde Naste Traveler's Readers Choice list of "Best in the World". ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rockhouse Hotel Negril
- Rock House Jamaica
- Rockhouse Jamaica
- Rockhouse Hotel Jamaica