Tensing Pen is a beautiful resort on the cliffs of Negril. We stayed in garden b and the room couldn't have been much better. The only reason to stay in the more expensive rooms is if you desire a view. It appeared as though all the rooms had fridges which was very nice as there is a small grocery across the street to get beer and juice and such. All rooms do not have A/C though so pay attention when you book. The temps are in the high 80's but it is very humid and feels like it is 100+ when there isn't a breeze.
The grounds are well maintained and covered with with many plants and flowers. There is also plenty of crabs and snails and such wandering around. As a previous review stated the rooms are not air tight and you will likely have some ants or other very small bugs get in. If this is a problem then Jamaica in general is probably not for you. It is a tropical island after all.
The food at the restaurant was just as good as any we tried elsewhere. They also serve a small continental breakfast in the morning that was very nice. There are a few local restaurants/shacks just outside the gate and the resorts on either side also have nice restaurants. Rick's cafe is also only a few minute walk from the property. The pool is small but so is the resort so it wasn't very crowded. Our group spent much more time in the ocean as there is a nice area with ladders to get in and out and floats available.
There is security at the gate 24/7 and someone in the office all night as well in case you need something. The staff will arrange a cab if you need one and often the cab will either wait for you or come back to get you at a specified time so that you can avoid waiting for another cab and negotiating prices. The staff will also happily arrange any excursions you want to do. Everything at the resort can be charged to your room and it will be itemized when you check out. All prices are in US as are just about every other property we visited.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the West End of Negril, Jamaica in its own private cove, Tensing Pen is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler offering a unique collection of beautiful hand-carved wood, thatch and cut stone cottages of varying sizes for the ultimate secluded and relaxing vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tensing Pen Hotel Negril
- Tensing Pen Negril
- Tensing Pen Jamaica