My gf & I stayed in cabin #4 on the cliff side & the hired staff @ XTabi helped make my stay a memorable one!!The view was beautiful..our private little yard was charming & we enjoyed being entertained by the music coming from the restaurant area...but could be bothersome for some!! We found the cabin quaint & cozy with a few issues!! The linens were dark so it made the cabin very dark. We had issues with our toilet throughout our stay(never flushed properly) & there was very seldom warm water to shower!! I read previous reviews about the place being dirty but I have to disagree!! It is clean, the problem is...it needs major upgrades & is falling apart...that is NO fault of the maids!! The grounds are very well kept by the sweetest & most helpful men ..one in particular named Devon!! They always aim to please...going way out of there way at all times & greeted you with a smile & sure Mon!!! The restaurant in particular is fantastic...the setting is just beautiful with a wonderful view of the ocean. It has the greatest chef's & kitchen staff....everything we ordered was phenomenal...right from there breakfast menu to dinner(recommend the rib steak)!! Sadly, the rest/bar area is run by very minimal staff & there run off there feet!! They work under the watchful eye of a man, I understand is.. David(owner). He watches the staff incessively & is very disrespectful & degrading to the people that work for him & isn't afraid to let his guests know!!(I witnessed it on several occasions) This same man..older.. I might add... is also seen during your stay @ XTabi with young dark girls @ his side displaying behavior that is very disrespectful & should be kept in the privacy of his home & NOT for the guests to have to endure!! For this reason alone.. I would rate XTabi a big fat 0!! Another issue while staying here is when trying to sleep @ night...there are dog's that bark excessively on the resort & are very bothersome!!On a more positive note... A great big thank you goes out to the wonderful staff.. starting with the girls @ the front desk..Devon & the maintenance/gardeners... the maids(always pleasant) ...the security(Omar)....the young lady in charge of stock that found me the "blue" XTabi t-shirt... ;-) & last but not least...the staff from rest/bar area...Ted...always so pleasant... George(awesome waiter with a great sense of HAHA)... Tammy(sweetie with a great smile)....Abbey(very graceful & attentive).. Kevin(hard worker & so thoughtful)..Omar(nice guy) & Dwight(great smile but pull up those pants hon) HA!! Your all wonderful people & your homeland is beautiful!!! I will be back to visit the staff but wont stay here again....NOT until it is under new ownership or he starts treating his staff with the respect they deserve...very disturbing!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Xtabi is a 25 Room Boutique Hotel, We are located on the West Cliffs of Negril, one + miles from the Negril Beach.XTABI offers a variety of different facilities such as economy and standard rooms, as well as one or two storey private cottages. Some of our accommodations are set in the lush tropical garden near the pool, others are on the impressive cliffside overlooking the Caribbean Sea.XTABI RESORT awaits you with a dramatic water front setting where spiral stairs are leading down through a cave to a sandy beach. Many grottos along the cliffs are to explore and the shallow reefs nearby ensure great snorkeling. The cliffside bar and restaurant welcomes you for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving good food in a friendly atmosphere with a breath-taking view and nice music. Xtabi will make you feel IRIE ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xtabi Hotel Negril
- Xtabi Resort Negril