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“Rondel Village took good care of us at Reggae Marathon 2011” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rondel Village
Ranked #33 of 84 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rondel Village took good care of us at Reggae Marathon 2011”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

My son and I came down to Negril December 4, 2011 for a 4 day stay. We were participating in the Reggae Marathon. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rondel Village. From the pleasant greeting when we checked in late Friday night, through the guys who brought our lounge chairs out to the beach to the house keeping staff who made up our rooms each day, everything and everyone worked hard to take care of us. The resort property was very well maintained with lush gardens and clean beach. The room had a flat panel TV with lots of channels to choose from even though we didn't spend much time in our rooms. We are already planning our return vist in 2012 for Reggae Marathon 2012. PS: For Reggae Marathon runners, it is only about 1.4 miles to the start...a nice warm up walk before the race

Room Tip: All the rooms are good but the ones on the beach side on the second floor (where we stayed) provide...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank ThatRunninGuy
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Umeå, Vasterbottens Lan, Sweden
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409 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

I'll been walking this beach for 8days and Rodel have by far the best spot. It's near to everything that's really anything in Negril (and that ain't much).
Also pretty close to the gym across the street and the gym at Travelers.
Rodel is VERY nice place. Among the best fot the bucks is you are a couple of people.
So if you for any reason have to visit Negril, choose this place. It's worth it!

Room Tip: Choose one close to the beach. The Jacuzzi you won't need (You got a bigger and nicer one by the...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tomas H
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Michigan
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

LOCATION -- The best thing about Rondel Village is the location. It is walking distance to water sports, bars, and restaurants. The beachfront is nice and unobstructured. The full beach in Negril is several miles long, but the section in front of Rondel Village is not deeper than 15 feet to ocean. Note, that Rondel Village is on a public portion of the beach.

SERVICE -- For a budget hotel, the service was plentiful. There were individuals to provide beach towel and chair service, beach maintenance, security (to shuffle along locals who were trying to sell various crafts, fruits, and foods). Housekeeping put fresh flowers from the gardens in the room every day. Everyone was exceptionally friendly also.

ROOM -- The room was spacious. It was clean but definitely needed to be refreshed. The closet was ample and included a long bench for arranging or drying items. The bed was not uncomfortable, but it could be updated. The bathroom was basic and clean. Bring your own toiletries as the basic accomodations only provide body wash and hand soap. Also, return to your room if possible in the mid afternoon to close the screen-less windows as housekeeping opens them before leaving; closing the windows will significantly reduce the number of mosquitoes and other biting bugs in your room.

GROUNDS -- There was a restaurant with decent food and a great bar right on the beach. The stroll from the reception office to the beach is full of wonderful and well-maintained plants and trees. Rondel Village is quaint and has a small number of villas, but you never felt crowded there.

WHY RONDEL RECEIVED A THREE -- I found it odd that you have to pay to use the safe in your room. The internet connection was $20 for a week, but it rarely functioned properly. Also, the air conditioner was intermittent and in disrepair. For fairness, though, the staff did promptly attempt to make repairs. If given the option of returning to Negril, I am not certain that my recent stay at Rondel Village would make it a no-brainer to stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Take_Me_There_Too
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New York
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

You want a reasonable room in the middle of everything, this is the place to be. If you want with a lot of amenities, then skip Rondel Village. Friendly staff, clean rooms.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sexxxys
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Modena
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

We spent 3 nights in Rondel Village, Negril in our Jamaica tour.
We've had snorkelling first experience - really nice, long walks to the village and West End, reggae concerts and unforgettable sunsets!
Our room was big, clean and we've enjoyed the beautiful Long bay beach.
Everybody here takes care for your stay.
Excellent and absolutely suggested!
Greetings from Italy!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Andrea G
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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2011

Just returned from a week at Rondel Village. I traveled with my husband & 4 year old daughter. We don't like big giant all inclusive hotels, but we needed something that would be conducive to traveling with a young child. Rondel was a great choice.

We stayed in the beach front villa, Ortanique. It was just perfect. Plenty of room and so clean. It was great to be able to close off the living room while she watched cartoons and we caught a couple extra minutes of sleep. The people that work there are just the best. So friendly & helpful. They really make you feel like you're at home, and Rondel really could be a home away from home for us.

The beach was perfect. I've traveled extensively through the Caribbean and Negril's 7 mile beach might just be my favorite.

The only negative I have is the restaurant. It's really really bad, and at times inedible. Negril has some great places to eat, but with our child we were counting on being able to stay at the hotel and eat. She goes to bed early and we just couldn't get out and explore. We were so disappointed with the food. There is a really good Italian
restaurant next door at the Mariposa and we were so happy to find it. I'd read some of the reviews about the food and I thought maybe some people were just being too picky. Nope, it's really that bad.

I would definitely return to Rondel, but if we bring our daughter again I will stock up the kitchen and make our meals.

Room Tip: Get a beach front room or vlla. Well worth it!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank indigosun4
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Champaign, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

We stayed at the Rondel for 8 night this August 2011 and we had a wonderful time. We booked a garden room (not the ones beach-side) and it was comfortable, clean and easy, just the way we like. Plus the pool and spa just outside our patio were a big plus if you want to relax "in the water" also in the evening. If you can, we suggest to book the rooms/apartment on the beach side because there's the sea breeze and the view is really amazing.
We really liked the staff at Rondel: everybody has been kind, reliable and very friendly.
The position is also perfect, just in the middle of the Seven Miles Beach so you can walk up and down the beach and lots of food spots are at walking distance.
Overall really a great vacation! And we got a really good deal.

Room Tip: If you can, we suggest to book the rooms/apartment on the beach side because there's the sea bre...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Rondel Village
Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
Phone Number:
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Negril
#16 Spa Hotel in Negril
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#23 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#27 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rondel Village 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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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