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
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
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
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:
No Meals
Inclusive-Optional Inclusive Plan: All meals (buffet), drinks (10am-10pm), and limited watersports.
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
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
KURT G.
Mar 11 2019
Staff is not very responsive. We didn't get the meal plan so the bar and restaurant tried to charge us different prices every day. Safety deposit boxes are in an office in the lobby, not in your individual rooms. We didn't have water in our room one day. You can't make local phone calls from your room without them turning on your room phone. Disappointed overall.
Customer Rating: 

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
Go anywhere but here!!
Anthony S,
Thu Mar 14 18:37:02 EDT 2019
This was by far the worst resort I have ever seen/experienced. Upon arrival we were taken to our room to find a door that didn't even fit into the door jam properly. They gave out an actual key you had to use to open the lock. There were no handles on the door so literally the only thing keeping it shut was the lock. The bed was so uncomfortable, you would be better off sleeping on the floor. The shower head was so gummed up, the water barely touched your shoulders. It did manage to spray the wall and shower curtain well. I waited 5 minutes for the water to get warm. It never did get hot. After 10 minutes of showering in warmish water I was forced to get out because the water was cold again. The food options are ridiculous. They say they are an all inclusive restaurant, but they shouldn't even say that. I have stayed at hotels that offer more options in their continental breakfasts. Their sister resort, Legends, is no better. They didn't have enough beach chairs for everyone, so we ended up sitting on chairs for another resort. For the lunch "buffet" there was a corn salad, chicken tenders, french fries, veggie medley, and tuna casserole. That was literally all there was. And I didn't even get french fries. My wife got the last of them. Most of the workers were very friendly, but we got the impression they hated working for this resort. Don't be deceived by the pictures like I was, save your money and go to the Riu Negril.

Warm Hospitality and Sunshine
Terry B, Chicago, Illinois
Thu Mar 14 09:55:47 EDT 2019
Returned once again to this laid back gem for another excellent vacation. A special thank you to Merlene who rearranged our days AND kept our same room for us when our original flight was cancelled. She is truly wonderful and completely erased the stress of the cancelled flight. The staff at Samsara is so welcoming and friendly – David was waiting for us when we landed in Montego Bay and we had an enjoyable ride to Samsara. Our room was ready when we arrived and beautifully decorated with towels on the bed in the shape of a heart and pink flower petals all around – really appreciate those special touches (the gift bag is awesome too!). At the bar we were happy to see Owayne – he is fun to talk with and is a master at making a variety of drinks with rum, all of which are strong and tasty! Melvin is still there keeping the grounds beautiful and answering our questions about the various plants and Peter is on hand to help us cross the street safely – really glad those two continue to be part of the Samsara family – they help make it a really special place to vacation. We spent our time relaxing in the new lounge chairs (nice!), swimming off the cliffs in the ocean (there are lots of ways to get into the ocean via stairs or jumping), watching the beautiful sunsets (the views from here are amazing!) and getting out to see friends we’ve made over the years (there is much to see and do within walking distance of the hotel). While we were there some construction was going on to improve a section of the property. It was fun to get up each day and see the progress – nice that the owners really care about the property and continue to make improvements. Cannot wait until next year when we can return to what we now think of as our home away from home.

Wonderful vacation
Terry L, Stratford, Canada
Mon Mar 11 13:44:07 EDT 2019
I highly recommend that people outline their expectations and do their research before they book a vacation. It might not be everyone's choice but Samsara is set in a spectacular location on the cliffs of Negril. The views are amazing, staff are friendly and helpful, food is delicious Jamaican cooking. The connection with the sister property Legends on seven mile beach provides the best of both the cliffs solitude and the beach vibe. The complimentary shuttle and drivers are great. This vacacation was a return trip to samara and we loved it even more than the first time. It was like coming home , getting reacquainted with the wonderful staff, too numerous to mention names lest I forget someone. Thank you so much for our experience and we hope to return soon.

Friendly staff!
BonnieFP, Rushford, Minnesota
Fri Mar 08 03:46:05 EST 2019
The food staff and bartenders were so friendly and helpful. Beautiful setting on the cliffs. We were sometimes appalled at the behavior of some other guests who were rude to the staff. If you want to be pampered and catered to in a five star resort, go elsewhere, but we loved this place.

Worst Hotel Ever
adischinger, Indianapolis, Indiana
Thu Mar 07 07:26:20 EST 2019
The management of the hotel is the worst I have ever experienced. It has taken me a couple of months to calm down, and even write my review from this hotel Samsara Cliff Resort. I reserved a private cottage on the other side of the street over 6 months in advance. My cottage was given away. I was then moved to a tiny room that was leaking from the ceiling on to the bed. They then tried to move me again to another cottage, but when we opened the door, there was a couple sleeping in there. Very embarrassing! During this whole time, I had to lug around my 2 very heavy suitcases up and down all these stairs by myself. I was then forced to stay in the room that was leaking over the bed. My 1st night there I spent in a wet bed with water dripping on 1 end of the bed. Yes, I cried! I have a video of me splashing my feet on the flooded floor, but I can't get it to upload to this review. The next day, they still didn't have my cottage ready until after 2pm. Unacceptable, since check out was at 12pm and I know for a fact that the couple left at 11am because the staff told me. My only compensation for this nightmare was free breakfast for the week that I only got to use once, because my excursions left before breakfast started. Management knows this and I feel he did it on purpose because he is cheap and doesn’t care. I requested, but never met the manager! I tried to book another hotel while I was there but no decent ones were available. I spent as much time away from the hotel as possible after this unbelievable experience. On my last night, a former employee jumped the fence and broke in to the cottage next to me. I called the front desk to notify them that someone was being beaten outside my cottage. I literally listened to a man screaming and being beaten for over 30 minutes. I went to sleep my last night fully clothed, with no dinner, and fully packed ready to go home. Stay at this place at your own risk. The look of the cliffs was very pretty, but the snorkeling was very good, and not worth how I was treated. The area in general was amazing, just not my hotel.



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