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My first weekend in Negril Jamaica I stayed at Kuyaba Hotel. This hotel was so pretty, the grounds were very clean and groomed, with beautiful palm trees, to bamboo walls. The rooms were almost like little cottages, wooden floors, doors, etc. The room I stayed in was pretty small, that was the only disadvantage to the hotel. The hotel had an …
Sad to leave the beauty of the Jamaican people, the warm water on my feet, the gorgeous sunsets and the girls on this trip. Also, J our fearless leader. He kept us in check and made it fun. I don't want to go back to a Canadian winter. Not quite yet. ...
... gave me an explanation and a tour and then left. He called me at 7 to check and see if I needed anything.
I even managed to find my way around the resort, mostly. Lisa had a massive suite. Danielle had a swanky room also.
We hung out in her room for a bit. Not much happening there as it's couples only.
Tomorrow we leave for home. ...
The sunshine felt nice after leaving so much rain. The staff at the hotel were all friendly and nice. I did notice the elevator area on the main level smelled quite musty. Dinner was adequate and there was a guy singing and playing keyboards for Repeat Guest Dinner night which we attended. He was pretty good. Although he doesn't understand mic distance so he popped a lot of "p"s.
... argghh no wifi there.. At least my phone worked and I called Steve, the owner of the Bethel Court Hostel who told me they still had vacancy in one of the dorm rooms. Lucky for me, his driver was at the airport to pick up some other guests at that time and took me straight to the Hostel.
Arriving there I was welcomed by Richard. A young Jamaican who was somewhat in charge that everybody is happy :) He showed me the ...
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My best-friend and I stayed at Kuyaba, Negril August 6th-9th 2004. The hotel and staff were wonderful.
My partner and I travelled to Jamaica on 24th February. We flew independently with Air Jamaica and decided we wanted to see most of the island. We had a lot to fit in as we had only booked for two weeks. We arrived in Kingston 7 hours late (apparently Air Jamaica are notorious for delays!) forcing us to stay one night in Kingston. The following day we flew with Air Jamaica Express to Montego Bay for our onward journey to Negril. I would recommend this mode of travel in Jamaica between all the main resorts just for the views on the small aircraft! The journey time is short and it's approximately £40 each one way.
We finally managed to stay at Kuyaba, everytime we have wanted to stay there in the past it has been fully booked. We checked in to Kuyaba the day before Hurricane Ivan decided to visit Jamaica. Our friends had just got married in Ocho Rios, Negril was the next stop on the tour of the island. On the day Ivan arrived Mr Williams and the staff moved us into a "safe" room upstairs , which we shared with the honeymooners. I knew we were going on honeymoon with them but didn't expect to share a bedroom too!! We were very well looked after, hot meals and drinks provided. When we have gone to negril on several other occassions, though we have stayed in other hotels, we have always eaten at the Kuyaba as the atmosphere and food is excellent. We'll be going again as soon as possible.
Jamaicans have it hard enough!!
I was there in Sept, this was my 2nd trip there. The 1st trip was much more enjoyable. They let go a bartender who was courteous, kind, & fun. The people in Jamaica are treated very poorly almost to the point of slave like. I will not stay there again & the group of people that I was bringing down next will go where I go.
Our vacation started off on a bad leg , after booking and paying a deposit months in advance our booking got lost but after seeing the reservation system it is was easy to understand how it got lost but after travelling for 18 hours it was no fun to be told that we were not expected!!! We had to change rooms 3 times over a period of the first four days as a result of this mix up. It was difficult to get angry with the staff who were very apologetic. However with the great food and the fantastic location that was soon forgotten.
Kuyaba creates a very intimate and family like atmosphere - a little haven.
Anyone with an open mind would see and appreciate the rare beauty of Kuyaba.
Got back from Negril on 20th June 2004. Stayed at Kuyaba for one week. This is hotel is a little paradise, from the moment you walk in and are greeting by the speaking parrot, to the moment you step on the private beach. It is chic, boutique and exclusive. No thumping music n the background for water aerobics here! No drunken tourists either! No screaming kids escaping from kids' club! This is a small hotel, but exudes the real feeling of Jamaica. My sisters stayed at the 'cookie cutter' Riu, and were soothed by the understated but quality service at the Kuyaba. The rooms are large and comfortable. I am definitely going back there. If you want to relax, this is the place. It's a great base to explore Negril and taste the real Jamaica. Interestingly, and quite surprisingly, I found that it was ideal for singles, couples and families. The food is good. Expect to pay £5 sterling for breakfast, and about £8 for a main course. For drinks, try the bottomless blue mountain coffee offer, and rum-and-ting.
I am a travel agent and I usually stay at Negril Gardens (all inclusive), this time I wanted something a little less expensive and different, so we stayed at Kuyaba (May 15th, 4 nites--rainy season). We stayed in a "rustic cottage" (no TV, radio, clock and/or blowdryers). We had a refrigerator, stove and oven in our cottage (Room 19). For a seasoned traveler, it was great. The "deluxe" rooms were beautiful. Kuyaba is small, very intimate and quiet property. The beach was beautiful. We had dinner there one night and it was excellent! I felt the service and staff were great. I would highly recommend this property to my clients and I would definitely stay there again.
Kuyaba is a simple place. Though among other hotels, Kuyaba has the feel of selclusion. Nice rooms, private balconies, great food, kind and helpful staff, relaxed atmosphere, and a nice beach. Agreat place at a great price to go and simply relax. My wife and I loved it.
Loved it...for what it is
My husband and I stayed there for a week in early december. The rooms are simple...they look just like they do on the website. The food was great, the staff for the most part was kind and helpful. Kuyaba is great for what it is, a small hotel. It is not a mega resort or a luxury hotel, but it is a beautiful small hotel.
we just got back from a week in negril. stayed 5 nights at rockhouse, which was great, and one night on the beach at kuyaba. the kuyaba resturant has a great rep. and the property looked nice, but the attitude of the staff was just terrible. our room was not ready until hours after check-in time and they were very rude about it. when the room was finally ready, we asked the desk lady if she could have someone bring our bags to our room. she replied "i dont know who i would ask", as though it was the first time anyone at a hotel asked to have their bags carried. so we carried our own, large bags. the room was okay, for the price ($103.00). we asked the desk for towels at 8 am to shower before our trip to the airport -then waited 3 hours for towels that never arrived. we asked several housekeepers with a pile of towels if we could have one and they refused to give them to us, saying (nastily) they were reserved for arriving guests. they didnt even have a beach towel to give us. so we sat on the beach sans towel, and then had to air dry ourselves after our showers. this is after waiting 4 hours for our rooms to be ready the day before. i would not go back, nor i would i recommend the hotel. the desk staff were unapologetic and uncourteous.