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... journey. Maybe because this is my 7th trip &i know what I am gonna see..... I don't know....... So I arrive at the Ritz. Greeted by the bell man who takes everything I am carrying apart from my handbag & directs me to the Reception, The lobby is grand, gold and marble, Caribbean colours and friendly Ricardo greets me at the desk. Ricardo tells me he is blessed I have chosen his hotel, I ask him if it rained today, he replies with a pause ;) - ...
... down and move your hands above it - it opens what seemed like big electric-blue wings...and the coral around was like a fairy tale garden - completely out of this world...surrounded by these wonders, I lost track of time...besides, I was sure that all these people were from my boat and we would return together...that is - until the local guy in the group motioned for me to surface and pointed ...
... the resort. 2 males and the rest were females. the males are the ones with the pretty feathers that you think of when you see a peacock. so it was always cool to randomly see them everywhere. dad, i think you and mom should get a few peacocks to roam your lands! altho they are pretty noisy, we could hear them squawking even from our room some nights. bills dad raised peacocks when bill was growing up so it was cool to hear some stories about that too. such a pretty bird!
... There are dogs too that look pretty mangy, you wouldn’t want to be a dog lover this place would break your heart. There are speed signs in Jamaica (That’s good) and we are driving on the more familiar left hand side (that’s good)…..but 90% of driver’s don’t do the speed limit…so you can choose to keep to the speed limit and have cars trying to attach themselves to your rear bumper or you can go with the flow. I do a little of both ...
... 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.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travellers Beach Resort Negril
Nice & Friendly
My family stayed at Travellers during the Christmas holiday. The first impression was the lobby, which was laid out like a five star resort. Very clean and classy looking. We then went to our room. It was a standard room. Two full beds, TV, air... it was a bit small, but it was cozy. The staff was friendly and professional, and the manager was awesome. She works so hard to make sure the guest needs are being met and that their stay is irie. Big Ups to you Suzi! I must admit I am used to another AI resort, but this resort would be on my list of relaxation resorts...it's near the end of the beach and you can relax without being pulled in different directions by vendors. I can't wait til the pool is finished, I will be down for a dip! I rated it average, but Management is EXCELLENT!
Loved the bungalows
My daughter and i just returned from a wonderful stay at the Travellers Resort. We had a bungalow, I think it may have been a "deluxe" as we saw smaller ones there also. Yes it was basic, however, there was hot running water, air conditioning, a lovely kitchen and big bathroom. I was truely surprised how nice it was as I expected the worse seeing it was so much less then other hotels next door! The staff were all wonderful, a nice bar, restaurant and well kept grounds. The location was excellent, we could walk into town and any of the night spots on the beach! I felt that our little cabin was our home away from home and will stay there again next time.
I am a seasoned visitor to Jamaica for many year(16) and besides my family this is the only place i continuelly go back to and stay, and recommend!!! Staff very accomadating and helpful, rooms are clean and airy.... you trip and your on the beach and there building a pool!!! Great location. Winston I will see you at Christmas as usual have my rum punch ready!!!
Me and my wife went to this hotel on our 1st year anv. When we first arrived it was raining and we just wanted to get to a hotel and sleep. We got to the Travelers Hotel and got a warm welcome. The first room which was the bungolow was a bit small and had alot of mosquitoes. We got eaten alive. I guess it was that time of the year and it was raining. We then asked the front desk clerk (I forgot his name) he works the overnight shift. We asked him to move us to a suite and he gave us a unbelieveable deal!! He was very nice and even made arrangments for our ride back to the airport. When the day came he had his personal friend who was a taxi driver there and waiting for us EXACTLY on time and even rode with us to the airport and stopped at a couple places and got us the "Jamacian" deal on gifts to bring back home to our family. Wonderful Expierience!!!!!
As a 15 year traveler to Jamaica (so much my local friends call me a Jamerican), I have never had an experience like this one. I go to Jamaica to visit friends I have made over the years and to truly experience the culture. Nothing against all inclusives for I have stayed at several, but I prefer getting to know what's 'outside the gate.' I would not let my worse enemy stay there. The rooms are horrible. The room truly let me know I was in a third world country. Next time I will go back to my "homes' of Seasplash or Negril Treehouse for a great Jamaica experienc.
Excellent hotel in paradise!!!!
I am a regular visitor to travellers beach resort and I have stayed there several times. It is exceedingly good value for money. The staff are kind polite and helpful and the owner of the hotel is always around with a friendly smile which gives the hotel a warm and welcoming feel. The thing that I love most of all about travellers is that you step out of the rooms and you are literally 10 steps away from Negril beach one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. The rooms are very clean and well maintained on a daily basis and the restaurant which overlooks the beach serves fine jamican cuisine. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone! couples, groups or familys it really does cater for everyones needs. As if having a beach on your doorstep isn't enough they are building a luxury pool which is due for completion by the end of July 2004!! I really cannot praise the hotel enough I have stayed in nearly every hotel in Negril from budget to 5 star all inclusives and travellers is the best value for money you will get for miles around!!
Service beyond the call of duty
My husband and I just returned from a 5-day stay at Traveller's. All we wanted was a basic room that was clean and on the beach and that's exactly what we got.
On our last day there, my husband fell while on the driving range at the Negril Golf Club and fractured both bones in his lower leg. After waiting 45 minutes for an ambulance he was transported to the hospital in Savanna La Mar. The hospital was shocking when compared to the lowest American standards and that wonderful Jamaican dialect that sounds so charming when you're a tourist can be hard to understand and confusing when you're trying to acquire adequate medical attention.
As I was trying to come to terms with having to leave my husband in the male ward for the night, the operations manager from Traveller's appeared at his bedside. Barbara had already arranged for the return of our rented scooter that we had driven to the golf course. She interceded with the hospital staff and made certain I understood what they were telling me about my husband's situation. Then she helped me get to a drug store to buy things he needed for the night. She made arrangements for me to get to the hotel that night and back to the hospital in the morning and pre-arranged the rate with the driver. I was given access to the phone in the hotel's office to make phone calls to my insurance company and to my family back in the states. The next morning Barbara met me at the hospital to help make arrangements so that we could make our flight out that afternoon. She arranged for a van to pick us up at the hospital when my husband was discharged, and had another waiting to take us to the airport. She also arranged for wheel chair assistance with the airline.
I can't find words of praise that are adequate for the gracious support I was given. Barbara and her staff made me feel like I was truly a guest rather than just a paying customer. I don't recommend having a medical emergency while in Jamaica, but if you ever do, I hope you are a guest at Traveller's.
Very basic, 'better' rooms are ok
Initial impressions are of a clean basic hotel on an excellent section of the beach, however, room quality is an issue here. Of two initial rooms, one lacked a working shower, the other a working toilet. Decor and general cleanliness levels vary from very low to basic. The ground level cabins are in a good position for the beach. Just adding a lampshade to a naked bulb could improve the look of some of these rooms enormously. The beachfront restaurant is adequate, but the location has excellent access to the other great restaurants on the beach, specifically, Kuyaba and Idle Awhile. After walking along the shore and checking out some other hotels, I would say that there are better choices (Coral Seas) for a similar price and beautiful rooms for a little more along the same stretch of beach (Idle Awhile, Country Country, Kuyaba). Staff at Travellers are friendly and try to help with problems. Holiday overall was enjoyable, particularly memorable was meeting an inspirational couple, Alan and Hanna, who smoothed over some of our initial concerns at the resort.
Real Jamaican Hospitality
If you are looking for a real Jamaican experience then definitely try Travellers. While Negril has become so very commercial, this property remains laid back and charming. The rooms are clean, the staff warm and helpful. Travellers is located on the end of the beach that is closer to town and the West End. It is a convenient location on a quiet stretch of beach. There is a good beach bar and restaurant and really reasonable rates for rooms.
I hate to say too much because we would hate to see the property change. If you are looking for an alternative to the mega all inclusives flooding Negril, try this place. You won't be sorry
A decent value
Travelers is a nice property by Jamacian standards. The cottages, which are very reasonably priced are cute and acceptable if you can deal with no AC and a bad bed. Please understand that is in typical for Jamacia so I don't mean that as a bad thing. They have nice porches and the whole property is on a nice part of the beach. The higher end rooms are as nice as typical accomodations in Jamacia, short of a few very nice resorts.
For the money either room is a very good value. The best of the beach is a couple of mile walk but hey, what else do you have to do. Buy some fresh squeezed orange juice on the way and say IRIE.