Foote Prints on the Sands Hotel
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... guide...two guides, actually - one was leading our little group of four, and another was swimming behind...they gave us powerful lamps to use under water, and the shadows cast by the lamps made me think of sharks...it was an interesting experience, even though I still prefer ...
... past it everyday when walking the beach away from the resort, we dined at the Cabana Grill at least 2x, he ordered a few drinks from the pool bar, but not once did he step foot it in, and when I asked why, he said, “ I enjoyed the ocean with the beach bar and the Lap pool..OKAY!!!! After 18 years with this man, who knew! He is not a beach person, after an 1 hr or 2 he is ready to go, but I think when he saw how central the beach was to the beach bars the ...
... Stripe (minus the driver, who I am satisfied to see that has a Coke instead). This is the local beer of Jamaica, and it has a peculiar taste, which I wonder if is due to their use of sugar cane in its manufacturing. Anyway, I ended up having quite a few of them over the next week, and I acquired a taste for the stuff. In Jamaica we drive and drink, and smoke and fly - tells us the driver. Thus enlightened, we pile up in the shuttle and continue on westwards, ...
... shallows, we were full on swimming! The horses are trained to swim in a circle with the rider and then along the shoreline. WOW FUN!
I was soaking wet and loving every second. Greg's horse was the loudest of all of the group's, snorting and baying like crazy. We couldn't figure out if it was playing happily or wishing we would get the heck outa there.
... the car he told us.
After the find we talked for a while with the lady on the porch and proceeded to the next location.
Now the driver had to know. What is all this?
The next area was along a wall of rose bushes, ouch. The driver actually helped this time, we aren't so crazy now apparently. What we didn't know was that on the other side of the wall was the nude resort. Hmmmm.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Foote Prints on the Sands Hotel Negril
Clean.Inexpensive. No Frills Hotel
Footprints was a cheap hotel in Negril. The service was good, not overly helpful, but adequate. The room was small but clean-sort of a Motel 6 style-no frills. We had no bug or flooding problems, although, we were there ehrn hurricaine Charley hit & it took out the power to the hotel , so no A/C, etc. ( I don't entirely blame the hotel, as they are small and don't have back up systems like the large resorts) It was hot & yucky during that period. The restaurant/bar is fairly priced, but service is a bit slow, allow yourself plenty of time. The Mini bus/ tours they offer never seemed to be available, but "friend of the hotel" cab drivers were, and some of them cam be expensive. The staff was helpful as to what other resorts to go to to book tours, though. The lock on the door to the room was inadequate, so it took a bit to feel safe, but we did. Overall, It's a clean place to stay on a budget, definitely for the adventurous, not for elderly or children. After spending the money on food, drinks, watersports,etc, I probably would have spent very close to the same for an all inclusive resort that would have been what Footprints was not. In the end, we didn't really save $$.
Our room was flooded
My boyfriend and I traveled to Jamaica during New Years. We wanted to spend the holiday in Negril before our 2 weeks in Montego Bay. When we got there our hotel room was in the corner of the hotel. one room with a bath room and one window that were turn dial to open (such as a blind). It reminded me of a cold basement. Our first morning there, plumbing must of gone bad and our room had about 2 inches of water on the floor(noticed by my boyfriend when he awoke). We told the front desk, and they used our bed covers to wipe up the floor. We never recieved a new room, or our money back. We will never return there agian.
Avoid at all costs
Oh dear...where do I start. From start to finish this hotel was an awful experiance and I couldn't wait to leave. The accommodation was dirty, shabby and the decor awfully dark, a lot of dark green and blue, which was very depressing. The 'satellite' tv worked only on days with a U in it. Ordering food in the restaurant was a tedious experiance every single day. If you make the mistake of staying here leave at least 45 mins for your food orders to arrive. They employ cretins, who are very slow and annoying. One morning I ordered a juice with my breakfast, I was told there was none anywhere on the complex (!) but could order water or fizzy pop (at an extra cost). It later transpired that the waitress was too lazy to go to the storeroom to replenish the stock! Some of the male staff were 'over friendly' and the female staff were sullen. I would never ever stay here again. Ever!
Great for students
As a student traveling and looking for a great deal, this hotel was a wonderful find. Great location on the beach, wonderful breakfast included with our room. TV didn't work, but what do you need TV for in Jamaica! Hotel staff was very helpful and arranged for complementary transportation to a restaurant and to the Jungle (a great nightclub). I truly enjoyed my stay here and would recommend it to anyone on a student budget.
Small and Nice, and Great Service
We liked it a lot. The room was average but clean. Did not have any hot water or bugs or A/c issues like some users seem to have experienced.
The staff was courteous. The bartender was great. Food was not bad either. I would go back.
Fun in the Sun everyday!!!
I checked in on 7-24-03 and left 7-31-03, first night wasn't okay but they checked me in a new room the next day, which was nicer. The staff was very nice expecially chris, and the ground keeper. The food was very good, and the beach was very nice. I've been to jamaica nine times and this is my first time staying at a cheaper hotel(i have stayed at the ritz carlton,wyndam & the holiday inn), so i was some what skeptical about staying there. I didn't experience any bugs, or not having hot water. The room was average size w/balcony, cold air and clean. Resturants were just a taxi cab away --- make sure you take your snacks, store across the street close @11:00pm --- I ordered a pizza one night which was okay, average cost, but overall i had a very good vacation, would i stay again (YES) if i'm in negril ---. Jill in Dallas Texas
Won't go back
the hotel was definetely a one star hotel. the whole trip we didn't have hot water. the cold showers weren't fun . Also half of the windows were just shutters in the room so we were eaten alive by the bugs even while we slept. It was definetely a one time only trip.
Footprints was incredible, our room was literaly on the beach. The sun would set directly under the palm outside of our room. The people are very personable, I highly recommend it.
Love the people!!!
We've been going to Jamaica for 10 years..People ask us, "Why the same place every year?" We can't imagine any place more beautiful than Negril! Once you've found Paradise, why risk something else??? We have stayed at FootePrints every time, and they have the best staff! They will do anything for you. The chefs at the restaurant will prepare anything you desire...The bartender is awesome! The owners and the staff are the reason we keep going back to Jamaica...They treat us like family..The Footes' are so there for you...Can't imagine a year without them...Love you all, Julie&Joe
Smaller is Better
Foote Prints, being a small hotel(30 rooms) reminds me of the Negril I used to visit years ago. A few small hotels along the beach. Foote Prints is still like that and I loved it. Oh yes! the rates are good too.