"A Rustic Luxury Experience" Rockhouse Hotel Tip by AnneAlex

Rockhouse Hotel, Negril: 678 reviews and 10 photos

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The Rockhouse Hotel offers upscale service from the bathroom amenities to the quality of the service from everyone at the hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful in accommodating your needs. Rooms offer a rustic experience with shutter-style doors that allow the Jamaican air to flow in and out, but there are also air conditioning units to help keep you comfortable and cool at night. The Rockhouse property functions more like a resort because of its seclusion, on-site spa, restaurant, and pool, and dedicated taxi service if you feel like exploring more of what the island has to offer.

The water is safe and tasty straight from the tap in your room or elsewhere. The pool and restaurant are the social centers of the hotel- connected by winding stone paths flanked with local and exotic plant life. Lunch is best poolside where each meal comes with a fresh salad. Breakfast and dinner are best enjoyed in the restaurant where you can watch the sunset over the ocean cliffs. Free Wi-Fi is offered at both the front desk and in the restaurant. There's a large screen TV and Projector in the restaurant, which were rarely used, but TVs were available for rent if you wanted one in your room. Rooms generally have showers rather than bathtubs, but with the warm Carribbean Ocean nearby, you can easily soak in the ocean instead.

Unique Qualities: The Rockhouse Hotel is dedicated to environmentally sustainable practices and to supporting the local community. They use local ingredients in their spa treatments and restaurant dishes, and they conserve energy by using a system that turns off air conditioners once doors are opened, as well as not replacing your bathroom amenities until they need replacing, rather than automatically renewing them each day. The ocean cliffs offer opportunities to either jump into the ocean, or ladders allow you to make a slow and safe approach and return. Since the hotel is an adult only property, you'll never have to complete with little children running around the pool for enjoyable poolside experience. If you feel like exploring the ocean bottom, snorkeling equipment is available for rent from the pool. There's one particular bridge near the restaurant where you can attempt a 20ft jump into the ocean. Because of the rustic and natural design of the hotel, mosquito nets cover each bed. The fusion of natural elements makes this hotel a unique and earthly experience.

Tip: for the best fruity drinks - head to the poolside bar where the frozen drinks often exceed the size of the cup!

Address: West End Road, Po Box 52, Negril
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: West End Cliffs
othercontact: info@rockhousehotel.com
Price: US$180 and up
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.rockhousehotel.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 9, 2008
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