Jamaica

Hotel Samsara


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Hotel Samsara is an intimate, oceanfront resort located on Negril's famous cliffs, with their crystal clear coves, lagoons, and stunning rock formations. It is only five minutes from Seven Mile Beach and a two-hour drive from the airport. This property is set on five acres of lush tropical gardens and features spectacular ocean views, easy access to the ocean, excellent snorkeling and scuba diving.

Hotel Samsara is a full-service Negril hotel with swimming pools, restaurant, bar, spa services, sun terrace, PADI scuba center, and games room. At Samsara, the pool is oceanside, offering fabulous views of the Caribbean Sea.

There is a free shuttle twice daily to Hotel Samsara's sister hotel, Legends, where guests have exchange privileges at both hotel facilities, including all-inclusive food and domestic beverages! The hotel is very spacious with large sundecks carved into the cliff and easy access to the sea for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving via steps and ladders just like getting into a swimming pool.

Hotel Samsara has an on-site Scuba Center for your convenience and fun. The Marine Life Diver's Scuba Centre offers scuba diving lessons and PADI certifications. Once certified, you can dive right off the spectacular cliffs and take boat excursions and night dives.
HOTEL LOCATION
This property is located oceanfront, on the cliffs. It is only 5 minutes away from Seven Mile Beach,and the hotel does offer free shuttle service to and from the beach. It is a 2-hour drive from the airport to the hotel.
Address: NORMAN MANLEY BLVD
NEGRIL
WI

JM
Local Phone: 876-957-4395
Fax: 876-957-4073
HOTEL FACILITIES
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is an outdoor swimming pool.
Golf: NEARBY
Negril Hills Golf Course
This 18-hole, par-72 course measuring 6,333 yds has gently undulating fairways, elevated tees and greens, picturesque water hazards and lush vegetation. A restaurant, pro-shop and club house are all on the property.
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
HOTEL DETAILS
Hotel Samsara is an intimate oceanfront resort uniquely located on Negril's famous cliffs, with their crystal clear coves, lagoons and stunning rock formations. Ocean-view rooms have a private balcony or patio. This property features spectacular ocean views, easy access to the ocean, excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. Weddings and honeymoons can be arranged.
Total Rooms: 50
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Springbreakers: The hotel has the discretion to remove anyone that is acting inappropriately or causing disturbance in the hotel. Deposits: Incidental deposit is required at check-in. $100 cash, traveler's check, or credit card. Returned at check-out.
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW WITH A/C
Hexagonal shaped room includes one king bed or two double beds, a private verandah with tropical garden views. Room also features high ceilings and ceiling fans, a private bathroom, and more. European Plan (EP) included.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Telephone
Television
Satellite
SUP OCN VW WITH AIR CONDITION
Located in the beautifully colored, two-story buildings, this guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, air conditioning with a ceiling fan, and a verandah with stunning views of the sea and gardens. European Plan (EP) included.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Telephone
Television
Satellite
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW WITH A/C
Hexagonal shaped room includes one king bed or two double beds, a private verandah with tropical garden views. Room also features high ceilings and ceiling fans, a private bathroom, and more. Inclusive Plan (INC) included.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Telephone
Television
Satellite
SUP OCN VW WITH AIR CONDITION
Located in the beautifully colored, two-story buildings, this guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, air conditioning with a ceiling fan, and a verandah with stunning views of the sea and gardens. Inclusive Plan (ICN) included.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Telephone
Television
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Complimentary Wifi throughout the entire resort.
Safety deposit box for an additional fee.
DINING
Hotel Samsara features 2 meal plan options:
Inclusive-Optional Inclusive Plan: All meals (buffet), drinks (10am-10pm), and limited watersports.
No Meals
There are 1 Restaurants at Hotel Samsara:
Chez Maurice - A seaside restaurant and bar with a casual atmosphere, serving Jamaican, continental and seafood specialties, with a daily happy hour and lunch grill. There is also dining al fresco.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
A tennis court is available for use. Court time is free but hotel does not provide rackets and balls.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Small reggae band twice per week
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Great for the money.
TODD A.
Oct 12 2017
If going to Negril on a budget, you must understand that you get what you pay for. I went to Negril and Samsara knowing that I had gotten a deal by general standards. If you want a 5 star hotel, then you had better get your wallet ready to pay twice or three times the money of Samsara. The staff as a whole were great, the location was really different and unique with the cliffs and the laid back attitude. However, there were constraints; like the road being hard to cross and access to other activities hard to get to. Having said this, with a realistic attitude, we had a great time and intend to go back again.
Customer Rating: 

Go to SamSara!!!
LAMARR W.
Jan 10 2016
Great views, great staff, and it's not a rah rah hotel it's off the 7 mile beach so don't expect to be entertained it's a chill spot and that's what makes it cool. Within walking distance are a number of restaurants and places to hang! Also, the pool is good but the ocean is right there so who cares about the pool, nobody.
Customer Rating: 

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Samsara, beautiful views and staff
Kelley H, Cobourg, Canada
Fri Jan 12 05:26:49 EST 2018
First time in Jamaica and very glad we chose the cliffs. Fantastic views, we upgraded to a pillar room and weren't disappointed. There is a storage problem in the pillar room, no drawers and one wardrobe? No where to store your suitcases but waking up staring at the ocean is well worth any inconvenience. We opted for all inclusive, wouldn't next time. The food is home made but I am very picky and am allergic to peppers so it limits what I can eat. The drinks are bar grade only, great If you like sweet blended drinks or beer on tap but doesn't include wine or any name brand alcohol even with dinner. Hint buy a bottle of wine from convenience store and they will keep at the bar for you. It is an5 dollar cab ride pretty much every where you want to go and ivans restaurant just 5 min up the road is a must. A massage is a must? She was very good and knew exactly what she was doing Overall I was very happy with our experience and would stay here again because staff, owners are fantastic and the views are out of this world. Value for money can't be beat but I would opt for not all inclusive. You can still buy food and drinks at the resort at reaso nable prices and great Italian right across the road and this allows you to try different restaurants They also have a daily shuttle to 7 mile beach and full privledges at sister resort. We did that but were happy staying at the cliffs.

Trip in November, Alone Female.
Taly47, Montreal, Canada
Fri Jan 05 02:35:02 EST 2018
Stayed here back in November for a week. Female alone. Not much to do on this resort and even if you were looking for peace and quiet, this is not the hotel. One of the poorest place I have been to.Not well maintained. It needs a major makeover. During the day you could hear the jack drill going on and on ( for the restoration of the pool ) ...and in the evening, parties down the street. On the resort no animation, no nothing.The front desk were unhelpful when asked for places to scuba dive. The dive shop ( that used to be on the resort) moved not far away at the German Bar. Following an argument between the two.They will not point this out to you. Secret my friends ! Please do your research, it is called marine life divers. A lovely team that will go out of their way to make you appreciate your experience. stress free. some equipment needs a little TLC but beside that... great place. Spent 3 days diving with them. $$ price reasonable. They will come pick you up in front of the resort and even bring you back.I did not like the food at the hotel. Not much variety. Breakfast looks the same every morning. Be prepare to wait; they are not in a rush to serve you unless you TIP them well. Same thing at the bar ! My room was always cleaned at the end of the day :( often the lady came during my nap and I told her to never mind. The view is nice, I love the cliffs ( different from being on the beach ), you can jump right in the water and snorkel. If you do end up going there, make sure you fill up your day with activities outside the resort, do not take the all inclusive, use this place as a place to stay overnight and that's it. They do have a few helpful staff here and there. Thanks to Peter for being present and to the girl at the cafeteria who has found my cellular ! Shuttle to the sister' resort, Legend, is nice if you are looking to go on the seven mile beach for a day.

Extremely helpful staff
Mélanie C,
Tue Dec 19 18:15:25 EST 2017
We stayed at Samsara for two nights for a really great price. There was some work being done on the big pool, but it did not hindrance us with a shuttle available to the beach at their sister resort Legends and there being the cliffs and another pool available. The rooms are very clean, A/C very cold and the staff very friendly. We had a small medical emergency where we needed to see a doctor on a Sunday. The front desk clerk on shift immediately called the drs., got the shuttle driver to drive us to a nearby clinic and was there when we needed him to pick us back up. The food in the restaurant is a good value for money if you don't have the all inclusive package and the servers there were also very professional and attentive. Generally speaking, this resort is great if you're not too high maintenance and are just looking for an affordable, clean, comfortable, and pleasant place to stay in the West End of Negril.

Loved the Samsara Cliffs!
KathyDrissel, Glassboro, New Jersey, United States
Thu Dec 07 06:05:43 EST 2017
We had high hopes for the Samsara and they did not disappoint in any way. Our stay here was terrific...so much so...we've already made reservations for next year. The staff is friendly and helpful, the food delicious and a nice variety is offered. The pool was terrific, the cliffs awesome. I have some great video of my husband jumping off into the super-clear water. There are ladders to enter the water if you don't want to jump. We also enjoyed having the sister resort of Legends available to enjoy. The food and facilities were just as awesome at Legends. We loved the beach and water at Legends. The free shuttle provided made getting there very easy; there are also inexpensive cabs available for the short trip between the resorts. Negril is terrific, can't wait to go back.

What a disappointment
herman m,
Mon Dec 04 16:49:43 EST 2017
We stayed for 3 days in the hotel in the bungalows on poles. The views are spectaculair. No doubt about it. The bungalows are so close together that at night at 01.30 AM I had to shout if they could keep the noice down. This went om for 3 nights. The neighbours never took our request seriously. At the first morning we went for breakfast and took the buffet choice. At my question if they could refill the fruits the cook said they would not do that because they were closing in 5 minutes. So much for hospetality. At my complaint at the front desk that the shower did not warm up the answer was to let the crane running for 5-10 minutes. After 20 minutes the water still wasn’t warm. What a waste of water. Inall 3 days the water never came warm. The last morning we stayed there, we again gave the restaurant another chance. We went into the restaurant at 9.30 am which was almost empty. 1 couple was sitting there. 3 staff people running around but never came to take our order. So we left after 15 minutes. At checking out we told the receptionist our findings But she just smilled stupidly and said that it should not be possible as if we were little childeren making up storeys. I have been in to many hotels to be told of this way. Not only the hotel needs a serious make-over the staff surely needs it to.



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