We stayed in Room 14 at the Seastar Inn for 7 days (March 22-29).
This is an extremely chill and laid back resort. All of the weekday staff and most of the weekend staff were wonderful and polite. We were within walking distance to some wonderful restaurants and cliff swimming. We were an easy and inexpensive cab ride to town.
The resort food was mostly quite good and I loved the happy hour each evening.
There is a buffet and band on Saturday evenings. I won't be attending it next time; I'm not much for crowds and buffets, but my spouse wanted to go. If you want to mingle with nice locals and tourists, this is a great event.
I'm still amazed there was such a place to hang out and recharge for the week, for a mere $55 in high season, plus food.
My only issue was our tab was charged $30 US for the buffet, when I paid cash for the buffet because it was a better deal and saved me the exchange rate and burned up the dollars. Seastar's rep insists I did not pay cash. I'll file a dispute with my credit card because I don't know how else to prove how accountable and anal I am about my money and my accounting was accurate down to 2 JAD - which could not have occured unless I paid cash for the dinner as I entered into my PDA within 5 minutes of giving my cash to the staff, in front of my husband. Hopefully, my credit card company can assist, because I don't take kindly to being overcharged on any amount, as $30 is a big deal for many of us who are scrimping and saving to go on vacation without putting it on credit.
This incident doesn't affect my view of the hotel or the staff - we'll be back and be a bit more careful on Saturday nights, where there are a lot of people about and things could become confusing. I just think people need to know to get a receipt or something so that someone doesn't just mark a guest as using a credit, when they paid cash to save money. If you decide to pay cash, I suggest a receipt after my experience - I don't want to be mistrustful, but I didn't get a cash receipt and I loathe playing "he said/she said" when I don't lie - and that's exactly what I doing now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Seastar Inn is located about 500 yards from the West End cliffs. Accommodations are nestled amongst beautiful, ultra-clean, manicured gardens. An enormous variety of tropical plants, trees, shrubs and flowers shroud the property. Featured onsite is a large, private swimming pool with swim-up bar, gazebo, and lounging chairs. There is also a recreational area with big screen television, dartboard, table tennis and pool table. The Seastar Inn also hosts its very own full-service restaurant and bar featuring a complimentary continental breakfast, with an extensive lunch and dinner menu. Saturday Night Live Reggae Show with buffet. Wireless Internet in all rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seastar Hotel Negril