Just returned last night from an 8 night stay in Negril and we miss it already! We spent 5 nights on the beach at Idle A While (see seperate review) before moving on to the Rockhouse for 3 nights. Pictures cannot do it justice! We were unhappy with the first villa we were given and unfortuntely they were unable to move us until the next day however,the Manager Charlotte was truely kind, professional and friendly and rectified the situation immediately to our satisfaction. We were truely blown away by her genuine desire to make us happy. The next day Scarlet came and helped move all of our stuff for us and we LOVED our new villa.( #1). The view from the balcony is breathetaking!!.The room with it's outdoor shower was so unique and comfortable; they are truly worth every penny!!!!! We also ate dinner there and had a great waitress..can't remember her name, but she was so friendly and the food was terrific. Negril is amazing...both the beach and the cliffs are beautiful and the Jamaican people are truely wonderful! Other guest we met were also so layback and friendly.We usually go to Playa del Carmen in Mexico, but we think Jamaica stole our hearts! I read many reviews about Jamaica reguarding security and safety. We NEVER once felt unsafe anywhere and are still scratching our heads with how many people from home warned us that it was dangerous in Jamaica??? Use the same commonsense that you would at home and you will be fine. As a matter of fact 1 day at the Rockhouse we thought we left the maid( Bridgette) 500 JA (5.60 US) for cleaning our room. Later in the day we returned to the room to find the money still sitting there, at first we were confused about why she didn't take it. Then we realized that we had accidently left 5000 JA (about 56.00 US!) She could have easily taken it and we never would have known the mistake we made. I have a hard time believing that in Boston where we live you would find such honesty. The only slightly negative experience we had was at the pool. In general we didn't find the staff there as friendly as the rest of the staff. On one particular day we arrived around 10:30 (it opens at 10:00). my BF asked one of the attendents (didn't catch his name, but he was an older gentleman) about getting chairs as there still was only a few out and they were taken. He told him "Just relax! Relax!!They are coming!!" It wasn't said in a "no worries " kind of way, it was said in a "back off" kind of way. Not very friendly but, I wouldn't let it deter you from staying here.
BOOK IT BOOK IT BOOK IT!!! You will not be disaapointed!!
Tips: Pushcart was also great and they have fantastic drinks, probably the best we had in Negril!
Also try Sips and Bites! It's a little tiny restaurant next to the entrance to the Rockhouse absolutely delicious french toast and coffee!!!!!!!!!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Rockhouse Hotel Negril
- Rock House Jamaica
- Rockhouse Jamaica
- Rockhouse Hotel Jamaica