Negril Escape Resort & Spa
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After being away from my husband for three and a half months, we decided to take a four day weekend in Negro, Jamaica.
When you go to Bar-B-Barn you are not just a guest, you are part of a family; home away from home, singles, couples and family alike. Being a family run hotel that has been in operation for over twenty years, I know what it is to look for that personalized ...
... of it. I will be working on duplicating that recipe for sure.
My birthday dinner was the highlight of my entire trip. It was a candlelit dinner at Ivan's Bar at Catcha Falling Star Resort. The setting was so beautiful overlooking the water below the cliffs. As it got later in the evening the moon and the stars came out to glisten upon the water. The resort is tucked away behind the high gates ...
... to see the show tonight but skipped it because we were pretty tired. Tonight was formal night. We dressed up because I really wanted to try the fisherman’s plate I kept hearing about that is always offered on the second formal night. It was good. We each got one and then split the prime rib. I’m glad we split the second entrée because it was also good and the fisherman’s plate wasn’t that ...
... his fault.
Dinner was good, and after dinner we went to Neptune's bar and had scotch, rum and who know what else. We people watched and laughed, and then we started chatting with a nice couple from NC. They told us all about the membership programs and booking the next vacation while still here. We said we'd check it out.
Then it was back to the room to relax, and we planned to get up early to enjoy our last ...
... looking at, so I went down to him, he grabbed me by the hand, maneuvered me under the reef, and then I saw it! I immediately started squeezing his hand to say, "ok, enough!!!"
We did two dives, both excellent. Then we returned around noon. I met up with Elly and we had lunch at Neptune's. We watched a wedding couple have their pictures taken in what looked to be very uncomfortable positions.
After lunch, I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Negril Escape Resort & Spa
A week at Mariner's Inn was more than just a week but a life time experience that I will always remember. The experience was wonderful, food was great, friendly, courteous and effective staffs. The managers make sure that every guest was well taken care of. The seaview and sunset view was wonderful and scuba diving is a must. For night life they also have a shuttle bus that takes you to and from The Jungle Night Club. It's a all in one resort where you can relax and have fun. I would definately go back, I wish I was there right now re-living the expereince again.... :)
"Maximum respect fi dat hotel". I spent two holidays in that hotel and my expectations were fulfilled in every way. Gentle and obliging as it should be. One should definitely give it a try and enjoy the westend of Negril.
We simply love that place
My husband and me have been at Mariners Inn 3 times and we'll be there again soon! The staff is wonderful! Let's mention Alrick, the bartender, Chris, the cook, Suzette and Angie at the front office... my god I could go on for hours... They all make our holiday so beautiful!
Let me say that the hotel might not be everybodies second home like it's ours. If you want a luxury holiday without contact with real Jamaican life - choose another hotel! But if you want a cool stay, taking up contact to the people of Jamaica - go to Mariners Inn!!! For snorkeling it's one of the best places I've ever seen. Jumping into the water you are straight in the reef with a lot of fish, turtles and corals. It's simply beautiful!
Make a daytrip over to Mayfield falls with Floyd - I can tell you, this will be great! Floyd is not only taxi driver, but also a good guide. He will show you Jamaican nature and he's really cool!
Another thing really worth mentioning is Jenniffers massage - enjoy one and you'll know what I mean by saying it's as good as a week holiday!
I want to say thanks to everybody over there! I think we found some real friends!
Ok, but run down
Hi, I spent a weekend at Mariner's Inn in August 2004. My boyfriend and I booked all-inclusive. However, that is a waste of time as the food was horrendous. I have stayed at SEVERAL hotels in Negril (more expensive as well as well as less expensive) but this was the second worst (only out done by my stay at Rock Cliff Hotel - now called Rocalta I think). Anyways, we arrived late (2:00 am). It took us 1/2 hour to locate the security guard (who was supposed to be at the gate) However, they were courteous enough to take us to our rooms despite arriving at an ungodly hour.
The room itself was not bad - small but not bad, 2-star I would say, and it was clean enough. The view was GREAT from the room and it helped take away from the not so great accomodations. The bathroom was the most disappointing. Clean, but missing tiles from the make-shift shower. The biggest problem for me was the hot water would go and come and when there was hot water it was just warm, not hot. The A/C worked well and there is daily maid service. However, they came to our room first thing in the morning - when ur on vacation, the last thing u want to see at 9 am is housekeeping..they woke us up..lol
Ok, the grounds aren't that bad, needs up keep though..negril is very dry but they need to do more in terms of upkeep of the property. I'm Jamaican, so I expected more of the food, but it was one of the worst I had in Negril (if you want great food go to Kuyaba's restaurant - EXCELLENT service too).
Anyways, the staff was ok like I said and the view panaromic. The paint peeling everywhere and the run-down look was a turn off..but I most say it was ok all in all. The bartender was nice too and the pool looked ok. If you're looking for a great deal in terms of value for the cost and you would like to stay on the Cliffs (a.k.a. West-End Negril) I wouldnt chose Mariners but truthfully it was not the worst so enjoy your stay!
A Great Little "3-star"!
My husband and I stayed at Mariner's Inn for two nights only in February...we needed a place to stay for our last two nights of our holiday as our main resort did not have space for us as we had booked last minute. This place was not open in December when we checked but has now recovered quite nicely after the hurricane. There was some construction going on while we were there but it didn't interfere with our stay. The receptionist, Suzette, was wonderful in finding us an available room with only 2-3 days notice. She booked us in a room overlooking the pool and also found us a fridge for our room. The room itself is small and worn-looking but none the less, was clean and tidy. I don't know if I would stay for an entire week as the bed was only a double and VERY firm. The view from our balcony definitely made up for the room's shortcomings.
The pool was kept clean and well chlorinated with ample loungers on the deck. We had hoped to do some snorkeling however the ocean was quite rough during our holiday so we spent our time at the pool. (Note: the pool has a very small shallow end and drops off fairly quickly...think this may be for scuba lesson purposes??)
The restaurant was okay....food kind of bland but we didn't eat there alot so maybe other things on the menu are better. There are many good eating spots within walking distance of the resort though....3 Dives and Choices were our favourites.
Just outside the resort, there is a store to buy snacks and liquour. There is also a fruit vendor right in front of the entrance.
In summary, I would recommend this place to someone staying on a budget. If all you are looking for is a no-frills room which is clean and tidy...then this is the place for you. The incredible views of the ocean and beautiful Negril sunsets are definitely "5-star" and the staff was very courteous and polite.
Our Stay at Mariners Inn
Our stay at Mariners Inns.I wrote this on the wrong site. Lets try again. Mariners Inn was absoulutly the best. Let me start of will Carol. The first night we met her at the bar. Then every day it was from sun up to sun down. She's incredible. All we ever had to do was ask. She needs a raise. Everyone bent over backwards to make our stay incredible, and it worked. The whole staff was great. The night before we were leaving they said they would have the coffee on for us first thing in the AM, and they did. Our flight was an early pick up from the hotel. Our transfers were paid in the package. Jamaica United tours never showed up. Angie from the front office was in work early. Carol explained the situation to her. Angie spent at least 45 min on the phone to try and reach Jamaica tours. Know one ever answered. We ended up taking a taxi. In which Angie arranged. It just shows you the professionalism of the staff at Mariners Inn. We will be back soon, but not using Jamaica United tours for our transfers. Our deepest thanks to all the staff at Mariners Inn. Bob & Kathy Yanosky P.S. Please do the massage by Jennifer, and take the time to talk to James (the dive instructor, great people)P.S.S. Can't forget the chef. Breakfest does not start until 8:00. At 7:00 am she came down and asked us if we wanted and early mans breakfest. We said we were leaving in a few minutes, but it was ready. My hats off. Thank you
Loved the place
Me and my boyfriend stayed at Mariner's Inn on the cliffs for two weeks in march this year and we loved it. The place by itself it was nice but a bit old and it can be seen that it has never been renovated since it was built. But the location was superb. There was a beautiful seaside view from every room and we could even watch the sunset from our balcony. Rooms were cleaned daily, we got fresh towels every day and our bed was also changed twice in two weeks. Food was great. We had all inclusive, so we ate buffet food and we really really liked it. You just had to be there on time, when the meal starts. People working there were really nice and friendly. And another good thing is that Mariner's has another hotel on the beach and we could also use that one as well (eat there, use sunchairs...). We would definitely go there again and we would recomend it to students (we are students as well) and to people who don't care so much about the equipment of the room but like to be in a clean place on a magnificent location.
This place sucks
I recently stayed at this motel. The service sucked all the way around.
On the outside, the place is very appealing. When i went to my room, there were no towels in it, i had to ask for them.
Maid service usually came by about 4PM or later. That was way too late.
I would normally leave my room early in the day and when i would return at 4PM or later, the room had not been serviced.
The staff, in particular the manager, was rude and unprofessional as well. I would never consider this place again and would encourage others to look elsewhere as well.
There are good places to stay in Negril, but this is not one of them.
My stay at Mariner's Inn Resort was an experience to remember....the resort was beautiful... rooms are cleaned daily... pool was small but just right for my family of 23 ( aunts, uncles, cousins).. the food was great and the service is excellent, friendly, efficient, and courteous.... all the staff became my friends by the time i left there... I highly recommend Mariner's Inn....if there's something that you need just ask them and they will try their very best to please you, that's what they did for me...for anyone going Mariner's, tell them that Juliet says "yah mon, everyting irie.." check this place out, you won't be disappointed.....Ask for Joy or Suzette at the front desk...they're really nice... enjoy your stay at Mariner's Inn...YAH MON, NO PROBLEM!!
Run down, disrepair
Mariner's on the Cliff has the potential to be a charming resort. However, it has not been kept up and is in disrepair. The property has garbage, cans and bottles lying around. The pool can be quite dirty appearing not to be cleaned on a regular basis and not properly treated with chemicals. The shower in one of our rooms did not drain so when you were in the shower it was filling up. The staff for the most part is friendly, not their fault the property is not kept up. The food at the restaurant is good, I did not do the all inclusive so did not eat the buffet food.