i stayed at 'our past time' the first part of june 2008. it was a very quiet time in negril, as it usually is in the summer. but i have the idea it's slower than normal. few tourists. but this place is situated in one of the best, prime areas of negril beach. it's a small operation between Sandals and Beaches (the big all inclusives). an absolutely wonderful beach here. some of negril's beaches have been eroded by the last few hurricanes, but not here.
'our past time' is a quiet little oasis in some of the usually 'hard sell, pushy' areas in negril. there is no loud reggae till all hours of the night, but big loud parties are just up the road when you want that. the property is small, but very well tended. it's a little paradise. the rooms are basic and very clean. the bathrooms are nicely tiled and clean, with cute pedestal sinks, and modern mirrors and glass shelves. there was actually good water pressure here (a rare thing in my experience). my room was on ground level and looked right out to the sea, with a small verandah to sit and eat or drink or read etc. the ones on the second floor are balconies.
the staff treated me so wonderfully. kirkland, the manger, is one of kindest and most helpful guys you could imagine. (i was a pain in the neck for him) the rest of the crew are also very nice. there are some local hangers on here like most other places in negril. the exception here is that they are all very friendly, rather than being indifferent to the tourists, they make one feel right at home. big up to schoolboy, latoya the bartendress and waitress, buddy the cook, and vivette, my sister that cleaned the rooms.
you can't go wrong with 'our past time' if you just want a simple negril holiday. no frills, but nice, clean, friendly... what more could you want? i would stay there again in a heart beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17 room hotel, set on Negril's famous 7 mile beach. Most rooms boast fantastic oceanfront views with furnished patios or balconies. ... more less
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- Our Past Time Villas Hotel Negril
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