My wife and I planned a 5-night stay on 7 mile beach and 3 nights in the west end at Tensing Pen. The last 3 nights we spent at Tensing Pen.
Wow is how I’ll begin to describe it. It was our first experience at a non AI on the cliffs in Jamaica.
Check-in was a breeze. They provided a cool towel and a welcome drink. The front desk was very helpful throughout our entire stay.
We stayed in the South House II (see my room video below). This room had AC and while we spoke with others that said it’s not a big deal I’m glad we had it. The room was very cool and the balcony was amazing. The South House II (2nd floor) had a nice large balcony to sit on during the evening hours and take it all in. We really liked our room. One note. Rooms do not have a hair dryer. But the front desk can provide one that you can use and return for other guests to use as well.
We ate at The Lodge each day for breakfast; Malcolm was a very nice man and server. We had lunch and dinner once as well. Breakfast was very tasty. We had a jerk pizza and pasta for lunch. I recommend the jerk chicken pizza. For dinner I had the jerk shrimp. I thought this was very good as well. The service was great. We really enjoyed it. If I didn’t stay at Tensing I would still go to the Lodge.
We’ve seen the cliffs during our past trips but this was our first experience staying on the cliffs. It was absolutely amazing. Lying on the chairs during the day by the cliffs, jumping off of the bridge and swimming in the deep water was a lot of fun. We really enjoyed the 3 dogs (Shugar, Beezie and Tensing). They are very friendly. My wife enjoys dogs and she had them following us and sleeping on our balcony. Typically they won’t do this unless you show them attention and invite them. The pool was extremely nice as well.
This was a big plus. Ahh Bees and Roddy’s was right across the street. Catcha falling star was directly next-door. Ricks café was about a 5-minute walk. LTU was right after Ricks. The also had a few smaller restaurant/bars along the way. Wise market was about 3 minutes away. At Wise you could get beer, rum, snacks etc. We also walked to 3 Dives restaurant. They have the best jerk chicken!! 3 dives was about a 20 minute walk. When you exit the gates you want to turn left.
We had an amazing time. If we visit Negril next year we plan to do the same. Stay on 7 mile beach and the cliffs. It felt like two completely separate vacations. We would most likely stay at Tensing again next year...If it's not broke, don't fix it :)
South House II room video from our stay:
- 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
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