Samsara Cliff Resort
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Great staff, everyone was pleasant and helpful. Clean rooms although outdated. Cliffs were a lot of fun! My daughter went snorkeling as well. Drinks were good and the food was good as well. I recommend this place especially if you're on a budget.
My friend and I decided to choose this resort for our stay in negril. They walked us to our room and the air/fan was off. It felt like a sauna in the room. This could have been turned on prior to us checking in. We had toilet problems the entire time. I called the front desk about 3 times and they stated someone was coming the first night and never did. The next day, we had to walk to front desk to get someone to come check the toilet out. He came and "fixed" it and the problems returned. They pick up you towels and don't replace them immediately. Our last night, we had no wash clothes because they stated they ran out. Lucky, my friend and I had a cloth that we just brought along with us. I am still waiting on my deposit back. The food in the restaurant is so/so. Ants crawling on the tables, dirty place mats. The room should definitely be insulated because it shouldn't be that it feels better outside (and it is hot as hell) than inside. Some of the staff doesn't work with urgency. It would be nice of the restaurant next door didn't close so early so that we could get ice. The water pressure in shower sucked, I feel the water pressure at the little rinse off stations near the beach pressure is harder than the shower.Other than the things listed above, it was an average stay. Again, still waiting on my deposit back. I def. will not be returning, the next time I visit.
As a business owner, I try HARD to do whatever possible, to avoid leaving a bad review. It saddens me to do this, and I'll try to just lay out the facts, instead of getting too passionate about it.A) false pictures...there is NOT a hot tub anymore, and the 2nd "pool", is a fountain that you cannot swim in.B) I've been able to request change in US dollars, at the front desk in Jamaican resorts, but THIS resort, will not give you ANY change in US currency, however they'll repeatedly tell you that they'll "have change in an hour or two", or they've "just run out". C) you will NOT be given your $100 deposit back. This is a trick, they make it look like they've refunded your card, and guess what....they've refunded it in Jamaican currency, which is 128 to 1 US dollar. D) the gift shop owner doesn't price anything until you ASK how much something is. He'll ask how much you have, also...we spent $22 US dollars on a raft, and small intertube. He insisted on cutting open the packaging for both, he cut the raft, it wouldn't inflate, and he blew up at me then threw it into the trash while accusing me of "hitting it on the pool".E) the pool was filled with locals, who had family working at the resort.F) the chemicals used in the pool caused rashes on my boyfriend and myself, and tasted like some sort of paint thinner. I can normally open my eyes in any pool, as I used to swim competitively, but this pool was a toxic dump. G) the prices advertised for meals are absolutely false! On that note...the service is terrible. We finally figured out that we could get good service if/when we tipped in advance. F) the cliffs are fantastic, however the ladders are slathered with sunscreen, so be prepared to fall off of them as you come and go from the ocean.G) the tiles near the pool are another hazard, as they're never cleaned, and if you don't wear shoes to and from the pool, your feet will burn, blister, and you will probably slip and fall. And, on this note...the bathrooms and showers are made from marble, or some kind of slippery surface. I fell in the shower twice before using a towel as a mat.H) if the smell of marijuana bothers you, be prepared to spend every waking moment in your room. I) the safes are NOT 3 US dollars a day, and you do NOT get to keep them in your room, if you so choose to rent one. We stashed our passports and cash above the air conditioner....WHICH....only works in the evening. Choose another resort. This place isn't worth $5.00 a day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you're in the mindset that you need to be catered to and treated like a princess then you're sorely mistaken that you would get that for the price you pay for Samsara. I don't understand these crazy expectations some have. This is far from your cookie cutter mega resort - and I love it for that reason! We stay at plenty of "luxury" type places and this is just as good or better - and for different reasons. Both types of resorts have their advantages - just depends on the vacation you're looking for.This is a BEAUTIFUL and perfect property - and you get well more than you pay for. Its a small, family run, quaint and lovely place. The food (BIG MAMA) is great! If you like local Jamaican cuisine - perfect place to get it. She puts her heart and soul into the kitchen! It is a small buffet but again, for the price you should not expect a big mega buffet size offering. Its just enough. CIAO across the street is divine - make sure to visit there!Rooms are good, no issues for me. No frills, clean and nicely sized.You need to bring towels and there are no safes in the rooms - there is a safe at the desk. I kept my valuables on me - no issues. Bar: beer and tropical drink offerings - close at 10. No top shelf liquor (obviously) but the bar is adequate and has friendly bartenders. I enjoyed everything I had. The daiquiris were awesome.View - gorgeous!! Nestled on the cliffs - this place is quiet and breathtaking. Great for snorkeling and just enjoying nature.This is the perfect hotel for those who don't hang out at hotels the entire trip. With such amazing pricing you still have money to explore and go out and do stuff without feeling tied to the property. Although, hanging out at both properties is fun as well. Legends - i went to legends a couple times. I loved it too!!! Food and drinks great and next door there is a bar called Bourbon Beach we loved. I would stay at legends as well. Samsara is the more quiet of the two properties, so I chose it. Shoutout to Omar, Damian, Adrian - drivers around town (Omar may work for Samsara) They really made our trip enjoyable!Overall, I love this hotel. I loved it so much we are coming back in November for 4 days prior to our wedding in Montego Bay. We will be customers for life!
Stayed in Samsara for the wedding of my friends Sean and Cherie, it was beautiful from start to finish! As is pointed out in all the reviews its not a big flashy resort but briefly the pros; Food is amazing all prepped by local chefs, no complaints at all. Drink with the all inclusive includes all your cocktails, simple but delicious. Cliff jumping/snorkelling/swimming are all there whenever you feel like it. Pool is great for hanging out in at night. Staff are all epic, very friendly and accomodating. & mile beach etc are all nearby. Resort is very safe. Cons; Bar shuts early, around 10 but you can drink your own supply etc there no-one minds. Food in the all inclusive is at the allocated times only but really never found this a problem. Other than that no complaints, I'd highly recommend staying here, whether its for couples/family/party
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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- 50 rooms
- SCUBA diving (fee)
- Complimentary shuttle service to beach
- WiFi internet (fee)
- Water sports (nearby, fee)
- Golf (nearby, fee)
- Available at nearby Negril Hills Club: 1 A la carte restaurant, Pool bar, Evening entertainment (twice a week), Reggae Disco
- 1 Single and 1 Double or 2 Double beds
- Bathroom with shower only
- Private balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 4 persons
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Samsara Cliff ResortNegril,Jamaica
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Norman Manley Blvd, Negril Jamaica
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