If you like the extravagance of all-inclusive or the efficiency of three or four star American hotels, please do not come to this hotel. You will be disappointed and will be complaining. But if you can lower your expectations and get used to the local pace, you may actually enjoy it. I won't say this is for everyone. It is for flexible travelers who enjoy interaction with local people.
This is my first trip to Jamaica. I hated the hotel upon checking in because they didn't have the kitchenette room we booked. They offered a standard room to us instead. It took a long time to sort it out and I finally gave up and accepted the standard room. I didn't like the barebones room and because it overlooked the swimming pool, it was noisy that night. The second day got much better, we were moved to the kitchenette room all the way to the back of the hotel. The room is better. There is a large living dining area and a kitchen but you have to share them and also the bathroom. Although no one was really there to share with us. We started to get used to the slow local pace and understand it is the norm not only about this hotel. And we found that people are really easy going here. To access the beach, you just walk across the street and through the opposite hotels. All the hotels let us walk through their property and even let us use their beach chairs without asking.
By the 3rd day, we got to know the hotel staff so well. They were all friendly and we particularly liked Jolie and Sean. They were very helpful. So when our flight was cancelled due to the recent snow storm in the North East, we actually came back to the same hotel and stayed additional four days. We felt safe and so at home at this hotel to come back again.
So this is a hotel that you will need some get used to. If you can be flexible and do not expect anything done within half an hour, you will enjoy and relax in the hotel. The price is considerably lower than the hotels along the beach although it is only one street apart.
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- Also Known As:
- Daniel Village Hotel Negril
- Daniel Village Negril