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Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Black River
Reviewed 25 November 2007

Total relaxation found! Can you imagine walking on a beach night or day and only running into the local fishermen. On the beaches of the southern coast of Jamaica this is still a way of life and Idlers Rest is the place to go to experience old world Jamaica. My husband and I would take leisurely strolls on the beach and watch the sun rise. We would be greeted by local fishermen and we could watch them take their boats out for the day.

After our walks the staff would serve breakfast where ever we chose. We had breakfast on the patio overlooking the sea most mornings. Breakfast is included and we had local favorites like Ackee and fried dumplings. Mr. Smith is a wonderful chef, he also prepared wonderful dinners. One night we had chicken soup, lobster with a rum sauce, garlic shrimp and curry goat and a chocolate cake Mr. Smith whipped up upon request.

We stayed in room 7. It was huge. It had a circular bathroom, a king sized bed and a sitting room with a couch and two chairs. Each room on the property is unique with interesting antiques and accessories from around the world. There is also a resident crocodile, a few parrots and doves.

Mr. Bill English the manager will take excellent care of you. He sees to all your needs and is in constant contact with you to ensure you are happy and comfortable. He can also help coordinate excursions to local sights. We visited YS Falls and Pelican Bar. We also went into town and bought Blue Mountain coffee at the local supermarket (cheaper that at the airport or gift shop).

I would strongly recommend taking insect repellant with you or buying it in town before you head to the hotel. The mosquitoes are relentless. They were most active at night. We were bitten on our legs and even through our clothes.

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Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: Black River, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Elizabeth Parish > Black River
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Black River
Price Range: £70 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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