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    Idle Awhile The Beach

    Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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    Overview
    • Excellent71%
    • Very good22%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “banana pancakes” (18 reviews)
    “ocean view” (29 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
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    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
    Kitchenette
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    Private Balcony
    3.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed yesterday

    I stayed here in the summer for Dream Weekend. It was right in the heart of everything, with good access to to all events. The beach was clean and peaceful during the days with opportunities for activities e.g. glass bottom boat, water activities and horse...More

    Thank Jay S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My husband and I visited Negril in October 2017 and were looking for something quaint and beach front. We stumbled upon Idle Awhile Beach, while searching for hotels on 7 Mile beach and thought it looked great both from the pictures and the reviews and...More

    4  Thank Brittney P
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I can't begin to say enough about this small boutique hotel. I have stayed at almost every resort on seven mile beach. I discovered Idle Awhile last summer and booked it for October. How glad I am that I did! Nathefa is the contact and...More

    Thank Kelly010
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The 4 of us wanted to stay together. When we made reservations, we were me and my wife would stay at Idle Awhile Villas, but our daughter and son would have to stay at a certain Whitehouse, in Idle Awhile Beach, 3 minutes walking distance...More

    1  Thank Silvio T
    Response from Abraham I, Owner at Idle Awhile The BeachResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Silvio T, Thank you for staying with us. Sorry to hear that members of your party did not like our white house category. Although this room is across the road, there is still access to all beach facilities within 50 feet. This category has...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Overall a shockingly poor experience! Other than security, beach staff, and housekeeping, service was not as expected. Food quality was poor and room service as a joke. I can only illustrate my experience by sharing that I asked what type of ice cream came with...More

    3  Thank JUSTGOFortLauderdale
    Response from Abraham I, Owner at Idle Awhile The BeachResponded 1 week ago

    Dear JUSTGOFortLauderdale, Thank you for staying with with our group again. Sorry to hear about your experience. We wish you had let management know during your stay as we could have resolved any issues or moved you to The Cliffs. However, your comments will be...More

    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Babysitting
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$199 - US$461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #22 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
    • #24 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 16
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    • Location
    • Caribbean >
    • Jamaica >
    • Westmoreland Parish >
    • Negril
    • Also Known As
    • Idle Awhile Hotel Negril
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    avalerien08
    4 November 2017|
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    Response from Kerry Ann S | Property representative |
    Hello Avalerien, We do not have a play ground, only the beach area where kids tends to hang out for most of their days. We have a few cribs available and a high chair for guest to use. Let us know if you have any other... More
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    Linda N
    28 October 2017|
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    Response from John V | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry for the slow response. I am not associated to Idle Awhile Villas. I've stayed at Idle Awhile Beach, and loved it. See my report
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    RBdreamtripper
    18 May 2017|
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    Response from Kerry Ann S | Property representative |
    Yes we do have refrigerators in the rooms. The suites have a with full refrigerator while the deluxe rooms comes with a mini fridge. Kerry
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    Room Tips
    "Make sure you get the room closest to the ocean! Or better yet, choose a different hotel!"
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    "Garden Suite 206 amazing!!!"
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    "Go for second floor room, preferably facing the water"
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    "The Whitehouse Suites are really great - especially for families. Dont be scared by the walk."
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