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Idle Awhile The Beach

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed. We stayed for 6 nights in RM 202. The room was spacious, nice, A/C with a balcony and seating. The bathroom has is a wet room which means the floor is always wet. No windows in the hotel just shutters which means noise can be an issue if the sound of frogs...

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Toronto
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My second time at Idle Awhile was as great as my first! Small, beautiful, unparalleled customer service, beautiful staff people and gorgeous beach! I came with my partner and we fell in love with Negril and Idle Awhile all over again. Left the island soothed, tanned and ready to face the 'real' world again. One tip, get a beachfront room,...

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Middletown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have never stayed at such a small hotel before - past experiences have all been larger resorts so let me compare. The attention of the staff was A+ - from Jermaine to Needle and Sanja at the restaurant to Aaron at the beach - felt like we were family by the time we left after our 6 nights there. It...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Idle Awhile to be the first small hotel that you've every stayed. We are truly appreciative of your amazing comments on our staff and the services that they have provided. Your emphasis on how hassle free it was for you the beach and the fact that you get to enjoy the cliffs while staying...

Greeneville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every year multiple times for dinner. Always fab. Best food on the beach. Had the special last night: bruschetta, large Caesar salad, coconut rice and beans, shrimp rundown and bananas flambé for 28$. I wanted to like every plate. One of us had the pumpkin soup, hot and spicy. Going back for my shrimp Alfredo. Service is...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear JandLH_13, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience had at our restaurant. We appreciate you dining with us and look forward to serving you for your next trip to Negril. Warm wishes from the Idle Awhile Family, Kerry-Ann

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Great location, great rooms, great service, great food. We stayed two nights here and then went up to our regular place on the cliffs. The staff is great and will do what it takes to help you enjoy your stay.

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Scott, We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with the Trip Advisor family. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you home on your next visit. One Love from the Idle Awhile Family. Kerry

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My girlfriends and I took a spontaneous trip to Jamaica and stayed in one of the suites. Very spacious living area, screened in patio with hammock, comfortable beds, and kitchen...the bathroom had an open shower which we didnt care for because the toilet area would always get wet and there were not enough mats to put down. Besides that our...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Carissa, We are delighted that you choose Idle Awhile for your recent vacation. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your time spent with us. We appreciate your comments made on our rooms, beach and how centralize our location is. We look forward to seeing on your next visit. Kind regards, Kerry-Ann

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here one night, booked a junior suite (#107) but changed to room #202 because junior suite was not cosy and too spacious for us. The resort has only 14 rooms in three buildings. Room 202 was clean and elegant. The airco did not w ork and remote for satelite tv was missing. It is on the second floor...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Dauban, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your time spent with Idle Awhile. We do apologize about the air condition and the remote, I do hope you had advised the front office of these concerns while onsite. Just wanted to clarified that we do have a few rooms across the street which would make...

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We are a couple of days into our stay here. The spot is lovely, the room is so very charming. The staff is very lukewarm. As if to talk to them is a bother – our experience has been very very different at other restaurants where the staff was very warm and Charming. A room could not be prettier with...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Tracey, Thank you for commenting on the charms of our rooms here at Idle Awhile. I must apologize for your experience with our staff & also the fact that you did not enjoy your meals with us. This is certainly not how Idle Awhile wants to be remembered. We are known for the warmth our staff shares with each...

York, ME.
Reviewed 18 February 2017

...than dinner on the beach? We did not stay at Idle Awhile resort but ate at the beachfront restaurant twice. A nicely appointed platform tent in the sand; comfortable & easy! The popcorn shrimp appetizer is the winner! Served hot and tender. Akee & cod bruschetta a nice variation on a Jamaican dish.The lobster salad was also nicely presented &...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear CMHMaine, We appreciate you sharing with the TripAdvisor Family, that though you did not stay with us this trip you had the opportunity dine with us at the Chill Awhile Restaurant We are pleased to learn that you had many tantalizing meals with us and also for sharing your favorites. We hope on your next trip to Negril Idle...

Kenosha, Wi
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We have stayed here many times in the past and the Resort just keeps getting better.....Today is our last day of a 14 day stay here.......LOL.....Don't want to leave.....But, as in every adventure reality has a way of sneaking back into the picture.....Enjoyed every second of our Trip..........The Issa Family and the Staff are just the "BEST".........Congrats ..........It seems the...

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Kerry Ann S, Director of Sales at Idle Awhile The Beach, responded to this review

Dear Kwhizz, Thank you for such an awesome review. We appreciate you taking the time to share with the TripAdvisor family about your experience over the years the with us. I'm sure the first timers to Idle Awhile are grateful for the booking secret that you have shared, as some have mentioned that they have been trying for years to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Idle Awhile The Beach

Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range: $215 - $442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Idle Awhile The Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Avoid Room 101 and 102 as they are closest to the road and tend to have more traffic noise both from the road and foot traffic”
psychoscarf, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Can't comment on the resort;”
CMHMaine, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No need to go any way else.”
L5605JRnancyf, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Top floor front room had vaulted ceilings and a view of the ocean through the palms.”
Kimble4020, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms on the Beach side of the property are set back from the road, so road noise is minimum.”
  • Spacious, elegant bathroom
  • Comfortable suite life
  • Fresh, crisp and comfortable!
  • Cool and breezy Patio
  • Safe haven
  • One of the lovely suites.
maggie196127, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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