We stayed at Shields in January 2014.
1st Impression - The lobby was rundown. We get to the desk, and while they had a record of us registering. They had no record of us paying our deposit. (which we did) It was a little frustrating. We ended up double paying the deposit and the rest of the balance.
Mrs. Shields was very nice and apologetic later in the week and offered us credit at the bar and restaurant since we paid extra.... The only issue is: We had to schedule our meals? When we go to Negril, we pack a backpack for the day and take off. We dont really make plans. I am not sure why we couldnt have just run a tab at any time. This lead to confusion one morning, where we had assumed that a breakfast we were eating was part of our credit at the restaurant and bar. We left a 500JA tip and took off for the day. The reason why we didnt wait to confirm this, was because the waitress was nowhere to be be found. The restaurant and wait staff at Shields took "Island Time" to a whole new level. I feel bad, as the waitress ended up paying for our breakfast... Which we reimbursed her for, and then some..
This led to us not using up all of our credit, because frankly, on a short trip... There's far better options to eat throughout Negril.
The room was OK... They were charging 100 a night during high season, but I have stayed at other budget hotels for the same or less, and the rooms were better.
The room really would benefit from some new paint and some updated curtains and bed covers.
I have been to Negril 8 times since May 2012. So I am a frequent visitor.
I cant say that Shields will be at the top of my list, unless there is a great special going on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shields Negril is a unique 36 bedrooms beachfront resort, located on the world famous seven miles beach in Negril. The intimacy of our facility provides a cozy, family feeling which is equally welcoming to singles, couples, and families. Our highly competitive rates make Shields Negril Villas a most ideal vacation destination for making dreams come true. Our room types include modern rooms, beachview deluxe rooms, one and two-bedrooms studios. We provide meals from our most tasty and affordable restaurant, through direct purchases or our meal plans. ... more less
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