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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After visiting Jamaica for the past 20 years and spending our time on the gorgeous seven mile beach in Negril, my husband and I finally decided to spend time at the cliffs, and boy, are we glad we did! Who knew how much fun swimming and snorkeling could be without the beach? Tensing Pen exceeded our expectations; it's tranquility and...

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Anne-Marie P, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review for Tensing Pen. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, on the cliffs, and in the gorgeous crystal blue waters minus all the sand! We are glad our resort and our staff met your expectations. We wish you all the best, and look...

Camas, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place! Christmas day we were jumping off the bridge and cliffs into the amazing water! The dinner here was amazing and we had the lobster at least 3x. The only draw back was the long wait for breakfast to be cooked. Yoga was amazing!

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Anne-Marie P, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, Thank you for your wonderful review of Tensing Pen Resort. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, as well as the yoga classes offered at the resort. Yes, Negril definitely has some of the best lobster, and the chefs at the Lodge Restaurant do the food there justice! Thank you again.

Cleveland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our fourth time there in the last three years, so it is obvious we like it. We stayed in South House 1 this time, which is a ground level unit, unlike most that you need to walk up stairs to access. Through bribes, known as dog treats, the 3 Rhodesian Ridgebacks who stay there, camped out on our...

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TPManager, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We see you've uncovered the secret to getting the dogs Tensing, Sugar and Beezy to shadow you! As for the food at the Lodge Restaurant, as good, fresh and creative as it is, we agree, perhaps more specials should be offered, especially around the holidays. We to see you back...

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tensing Pen is very unique place. In all my time there I have met so many interesting individuals from all over the world. They are attracted to the exotic, luxurious ambiance and people have forged friendships here that last decades. There are couples and families who come at the same time every year to see their 'Pen Friends'; its truly...

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TPManager, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Yvana, Thank you so much for the long and wonderful review! We love to hear from guests such as yourself who appreciate the beauty of the setting at Tensing Pen, along side the rooms, services, restaurant and amenities. We hope to welcome you back soon at Tensing Pen.

Texarkana, Texas
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I want to post this review for anyone considering having their destination wedding at Tensing Pen, or staying here in general. We recently had ours here (December 4th) and everything was perfect! Wedding: This was our first time going to Jamaica and we were not able to visit the resort before the wedding, so I was a bit nervous about...

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North Bay ON
Reviewed 15 December 2016

5th time staying on the cliffs in Negril, 1st time at Tensing Pen. Beautiful gardens, great swimming, incredible staff. Lots of different types of rooms. We were very happy in the budget friendly Bungalow!

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Anne-Marie P, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nanaeva, thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and the hospitality of our staff, and we hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This resort is one of the most exotic Caribbean resorts I have ever stayed in-although there is no beach it is nestled in the cliffs on the West End of the negril -right next-door to ricks café you can get a little hut on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean with the most beautiful sunset you ever seen

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TPManager, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kenny, We appreciate your kind words and review of Tensing Pen Resort, and we are glad that you enjoy the magic of sunsets there. We might be partial, but we also think the most beautiful sunsets can be experienced from Tensing's cliffs. Hope to have you stay with us again soon. Happy New Year.

Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 8 December 2016

From start to finish we loved our stay at Tensingpen in Negril. The cottage we stayed in was clean, comfortable, and had everything that was needed for a romantic relaxing vacation. The staff in this little paradise were wonderful. My husband and I have been to Negril 7 times over the last 40 years. It never disappoints! Unless something were...

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TPManager, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear RB and TMan, Thank you for this lovely review of Tensing Pen. We are happy you discovered the magic and beauty of Tensing Pen, where Life is Simple, and you get into the "Tensing Pen state of mind"! We are truly blessed with the kindest staff, from the front desk, to the Lodge Restaurant, to the housekeeping staff, pool...

Destin, Florida
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Absolutely Amazing, Now in well over our 20th year visiting Tensing Pen all I can say is we are still in love with the place. I can remember back to the old days when there was intermittent power on west end road. They had a generator but it was only used during daylight hours and we had hurricane lanterns in...

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TensingPen, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Commissioner Broom, Thank you for this stellar and heartwarming review of Tensing Pen resort, its wonderful staff and the property! We were sad to see you get disqualified from the 1st annual TPFT, but we hope you win next year. Yes, Tensing Pen has changed very much, we like to say "improved" in the last 20 years, but it's...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a great hotel. Lovely rooms, wonderful setting on the Negril cliffs, beautiful gardens. We stayed in Sea Grape 2 and were very happy with it. The food in Tensing Pen was fine but it was nice to have alternative places to eat across the road (cheap), as well as Ivan's at Catcha and Rick's Cafe. I really cannot...

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TPManager, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Robert, We appreciate your wonderful and honest review of Tensing Pen, and are happy you enjoyed your time at our boutique hotel. It's always a bonus when our guests also explore and support the nearby businesses, such as Rick's Cafe, Kool Vibes, and Ras Rudy Ital Food stand. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again soon....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the West End of Negril, Jamaica in its own private cove, Tensing Pen is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler offering a unique collection of beautiful hand-carved wood, thatch and cut stone cottages of varying sizes for the ultimate secluded and relaxing vacation. ... more   less 

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Address: West End Road, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range: $184 - $1,002 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tensing Pen Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Tensing Pen Hotel Negril
Tensing Pen Negril
Tensing Pen Jamaica
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Negril
#6 Romantic Hotel in Negril
#9 Family Hotel in Negril
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“You really can't go wrong at TP. Rooms are very different.”
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“We stayed in one of the few with a king size bed. Upstairs with an outstanding view.”
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“Definitely get a room that overlooks the ocean and I do recommend asking for a room with air conditioning. It gets hot.”
 of 5 bubbles stevek237, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the north side are quieter. AC rooms not necessary with the breeze coming off of the water”
 of 5 bubbles debih359, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There isn't a bad room on the resort and we had family in all of them! The studio suites have a great ocean view from the second floor.”
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