My husband and I chose Rondel Village largely because of many positive reviews on Trip Advisor and our experience there in mid-April definitely met our expectations. It is a place where many guests return year after year... we met a group of couples from Washington State who've been coming for 15 years. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our chambermaid, Beatrice, was a real sweetheart and the security guards John-o, Carl and Edward were always smiling. Edward got a kick out of us trying to eat a mango and the next day when we awoke there were 8 of them on the table outside our villa door -picked from his backyard.
We stayed on the garden side (cheapest villas) and loved it - very private with a lovely pool and beautiful plantings. Our villa was clean and spacious; most nights were quiet and when the disco next door was operating (Thursday and Friday night) the sound of the air conditioner muffled any noise so we slept well.
The beach is lovely - incredibly warm, clear water, and great for walking. Once we got used to dealing with the vendors ("I'm good, mon. Respect.") we looked forward to long walks every day.
The restaurant at Rondel Village is nothing special and relatively expensive so we ate only one breakfast there and then went to dinner at places recommended by people we met on the beach. Our favorite was Best of the West (jerk chicken, fish,etc.) just down the road on the non-beach side. For lunch we ate patties from the beach vendors or from Niah's stand just down from the hotel. We made 2 trips to Negril to stock up on yogurt, granola, fruit and Red Stripes from the supermarket (refrigerator in villa kept things cold) and ate most breakfasts on the patio of our villa.
All in all, we were very pleased with our stay and enjoyed getting to know the local culture more than we would have if we had stayed at an all-inclusive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rondel Village is an exclusive beachfront resort on Negril's beautiful seven mile beach. This unique property offers privacy and tranquility in spacious, elegant accommodations, amidst lush tropical gardens. An enchanting paradise where service is personalized and the surroundings are comfortable and relaxing. Rondel Village has 56 rooms each named after individual Jamaican fruits. We have an Environmental Management System and our goals are to enhance the Environment and help to secure the long-term sustainability of the Tourism Industry and our Citizens. A prototype of indigenous Negril Architecture. Spacious, octagonal shaped beach villas with kitchens and private whirlpool spas. Beachfront and superior rooms on the beachside, garden rooms adjacent to the swimming pool and jacuzzi across the street from the beach. Services include Rondel Restaurant & Bar and The Village Spa, our full service spa and salon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rondel Village Negril
- Rondel Village Hotel Negril