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Citronella
Ranked #37 of 84 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The most beautiful place on earth!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2010

Citronella is the most amazing place I've ever been! This was my second trip to Jamaica, and also to Citronella. I would never imagine staying anywhere else! Heaven on Earth! The first time I came to Citronella, I came with a group of friends, and we had an amazing time. This visit was to celebrate our one year anniversary, and my husband and I had an wonderful time. It was so beautiful and romantic. It the perfect place to go whatever your purpose is. For leisure, romance, or a group trip! You cannot beat the service ( Trevor, Jennifer and Millie are amazing!) They will help you will any thing you need! You definitely feel "taken care of" during your stay at Citronella! Very safe, peaceful, and calming. It is close enough to town, yet far enough away to really unwind and feel totally relaxed. The views are only something you would dream of. It is by far the best location in Negril! The sunsets on the point are the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Also Ricks Cafe is located just 2 doors down from Citronella, and is a popular spot at sunset with cliff divers and live bands! Could not ask for a better location! The houses are so beautiful and have amazing views of the water! I could go on and on about how amazing this place is.. you just have to see it to believe it! Go there, you will NOT be disappointed!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2010

I recently visited Jamaica for the first time and stayed at Citronella and had a great time. It is located on a beautiful cove that has incredible ocean views. The house itself was cute and very comfortable. It has 3 bedrooms, a dining and living area, fully equipped kitchen and an incredible deck overlooking the cove. The grounds were also nice and very well kept. It's within walking distance from great food, Ricks, where you can watch the cliff divers and just a short cab ride to the beach or if you prefer the Margaritaville bus will come pick you up and drop you off. I enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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san francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2010

As the wrought iron gates of citronella swing open you enter a world that is quickly becoming extinct for travelers who desire to experience more than a cookie cutter resort setting. No, there is no pool. No, there is no ac. And no, no, no....there is no tv. There are 5 unique cottages or bungalows on the property. I have had the privilege of staying on the property three times in the past two years and since i always travel with an entourage so i or my friends and family have stayed in all of the cottages. I just returned in June and am already looking forward to my next visit in January. On the last visit we stayed at the cove cottage which we adored. There were 6 of us and we loved it. We lived outside. There is a large deck area that leads down to the sea, caves and snorkeling for play, hammocks for rest, a kitchen and blender for margaritas extrodinare. We were a few steps from LTU pub and just a few more from rick's cafe. Jennifer, Trevor, Cathy and John handled the luggage, made reservations at restaurants and with Famous Vincent for snorkeling trips. The service was incredible. My favorites were the ladies who came to clean everyday and clean they did with a smile and a big hug. They left great big fluffy towels and the linens were changed daily,dishes were washed and even the outside area was washed down daily. Although it was really hot while there the ceiling fans made it comfortable for sleeping and we used insect repellant for possible mosquito bites but they were not an issue. I slept in the hammock several times. Cathy brought us an extra sun unbrella at my request. The cliffs of negril have been my love for many years. My sons grew up there. As the years have gone by we have watched every place we loved become just like another, just like everywhere because people want a pool, tv, ac.... To me that just creates a barrier between the sea, the air, the stars, the moon, the reality of Jamaica which is one of the last staunchly culturerly independent nations in the Carribean. Go now, go while it is still there...because one day it will become like every other place and that will be a shame...

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2010

We spent five nights in the Cove House at Citronella. The property in general and the Cove house in particular were all and more than we had hoped for. The view from the patio is almost without equal. We never tired of that view, especially in the morning, looking out of the second story bedroom door and seeing the beautiful blue water. Cathy and John, the owners, were great. Ricky was always around to help and he swept our patio and the steps to our sea access every morning. We watched two of the housekeepers clean one of the mornings; they were very thorough, taking over an hour to dust and sweep almost every inch of the house.

We snorkeled every day we were there. Snorkeling into the cave under the Cave house was an incredible experiance. We also snorkeled into one of the caves next door at the Caves resort as well as into one of the caves going the other way along the cliffs, towards Rick's Cafe. Ricks is within swimming distance as well as walking distance. (Not that we're big fans of Rick's "rip off" Cafe). Rick's does have live music almost every afternoon starting around 5:00 and we could hear that music from Citronella. Usually, the music stopped around 7:00 or 8:00 pm.

It is an quick taxi ride to Seven Mile beach. $400.00 J (Jamaican), or about $5.00 US, one way. Don't let the taxi drivers con you. Always use the taxis with the red license plates. They are regulated and the fare is $200.00 J to the round-about in Negril and $200.00 J from the round-about to any place on the beach. I always give them at least a $100.00 J tip. My advice is always say no thanks if offered a "taxi" ride in a car without a red plate.

We will definitely return to Citronella. We looked in some of the other guest houses after people checked out. The Roundhouse and the A-frame also look like great places to stay.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2010

We stayed at the cave house for 5 nights. It was absolutely the most amazing little property. The owners and staff were friendly and even the other vacationers were nice and inviting. We met people who had been going there for years. We could watch the sunset from our porch and had our own little area down to the water and a giant cave to explore right under the house. The snorkeling was pretty good right there when the water was calm. Our only complaint, that could not be controlled, was that it was too wavy to get in the water for the first 3 days we were there. We hadn't even considered this possibility since the last time we were in Jamaica the water was perfectly calm the whole time. There is a bridge that is perfect for jumping at the cave house. The water is plenty deep there and it was enough of a jump to get the heart pounding. The owner, Kathy, was also able to arrange a massage therapist, Oya, to come to our house and give us massages right on our porch which was more than lovely. Also they can help arrange other trips too like fishing or snorkelling. We loved that the house was far enough away from the other houses on the property that we had all the privacy we needed. Highly recommended little gem of a place.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mistle01
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virginia beach
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2010

- Fronting an exquisite view of the Caribean, along tranquil coves, the cliffs of Citronella are the setting for a peacefull, private, calming, one of a kind and relaxing stay in one of their private cottages.
- Relax on a spectacular seven-mile, white sand beach, only minutes away.
- Citronella is where you want to come to calm your soul with the sea breezes off the Caribean, the crystal clear blue-green water, the calming sound of the waves against the cliffs, the warm sunlight, breathtaking sunsets and cool nights with infinate stars shining brightly.
-Citronella is a hideaway like no other, a rejuvenating place of peace.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank broccoletti
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Long Island, NY
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2010

My wife and I needed to get away. We love the islands. Some of 'em a bit pricey. We also love unique small non-chain places which are quaint and have personality. We nailed it by going to Citronella. Location for a view, a dive, a warm wind...the best! We stayed in the A Frame and loved it. The out door shower was so perfect. We didn't cook really, but the fridge was nice for keeping the adult bev's and leftovers cool. We rented a car....that was a mistake. Would never do that again.....pricey, crappy car, flat tire which I had to pay for, and forced to pay for insurance in Jamaica. [p.s. Citronella told me not to rent one, I should have listened!] The place was so quiet, except for the mesmorizing waves crashing on the cliffs. Some local music at night, but fine for us. Staff was kind, helpful, prompt in cleaning....We are hoping to bring our whole family there for Christmas in 2011. Had fun dancing locally, small places to eat locally. Some of the people we met at Citronella had been coming for many years and loved it too. Cliff diving was a daily blast!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JoelLongIsland_NY
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Property: Citronella
Address: West End Road, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Negril
#16 Family Hotel in Negril
#25 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our very private and secluded cottages provide a unique experience for Jamaica travelers who need a lot of space and privacy. Located in Negril and beautifully carved into volcanic cliffs that sit 50ft above the Caribbean Sea, this very secluded resort offers three acres of lush tropical landscape with sea breezes, quite caves, secluded coves, grottoes, and most of all privacy. ... more   less 
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Citronella Resort Negril

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