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:
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
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 1455reviews
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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
The best vacation get away
millsjohn98, Atlanta, Georgia
Thu Jul 19 13:36:46 EDT 2018
I had the best 5 days ever and it was my first time in Jamaica. Food was delicious and they made good drinks. Definitely planning another trip back to Samsara. The water is very clear and cliff jumping is super fun!

BEST VACATION EVER
Lanise V,
Thu Jul 19 13:32:12 EDT 2018
I had such a great time!! The hotel is beautiful and the staff is so friendly! The water is so pretty, cliff jumping and snorkeling was so much fun. The hotel is only a few minutes from ricks cafe and margaritaville. Ican not wait to come back!

Quaint and Rustic
Greg B,
Thu Jul 19 06:34:38 EDT 2018
This was our first trip to Jamaica and my wife and I enjoyed Samsara. The staff was very helpful, professional, and friendly. We did not get the meal plan but did eat breakfast in the restaurant which was very good. We did have a dinner buffet one night which was also good. For dinners we went to restaurants near-by including Presley's, the Rockhouse, Xtabi, and Blue Maho. I wrote individual reviews for each of them and they are all very good. If you read other reviews you'll get the sense they need to 'up their game' and refresh especially in the following areas: 1) Rooms - ((Superior Ocean View) ) although they are roomy enough we did experience these issues: a) the toilet backing up 3 out of our 6 days but it was remedied quickly by the staff b)the A/C was fine at night but didn't cool the room enough to be comfortable in the heat of the day c) be aware that in our room the bathroom has no ceiling so it's very intimate. 2) The grounds are lovely, however, near the pool and waterfront there's very little shade and my wife is very fair-skilled got sunburned You should know that once you go out of the resort you'll run into several "Ganja Bob's" selling drugs and while restaurants are within walking distance there's no sidewalks.

So sad
dharma025, cookeville tn
Thu Jul 12 04:16:14 EDT 2018
I've traveled the Caribbean so many times, especially Jamicia, so I think I have enough experience in all inclusive vacations for this review. This place is not all inclusive and it is very run down. Pros.......view is beautiful. The resort is clean. Food was good but limited. Cons......you have to buy bottled water. They have a big container of water at the bar with tiny cups, so if you want water it's available, you to go the bar. No water available when bar is closed. I'm still dehydrated from my trip there. I upgraded to superior ocean view room and was given a room with two small beds that was so worn. My husband and I had to sleep in separate beds and his back hurt for most of our vacation. When they took us to our room I expressed that I had requested top floor king or queen bed. They said they would change our room the next day, that never happened. I was trying to find a flight out of there it was so bad. Food is served 3 times day and if you miss those times you purchase from the room service. this is not included in all inclusive and expensive. I'm not a fan of the big shiny resorts, I do prefer smaller but this place is just sad. It has great potential, but that potential is not being met. I've never wrote a bad review and considered not writing one at all, but felt people should know what their getting into. After you spend so much more money on thing that should be included, you could spend a bit more to go to a better resort.

What A Let Down
Stephanie T, Shreveport, Louisiana
Wed Jul 11 13:08:26 EDT 2018
This trip was for our 25th/26th wedding anniversary. We chose it from the previous reviews and the fact that we don’t have to have a posh place to stay. The air conditioner was not working properly and the walls were paper thin. We asked to be changed to another room but they said they were booked. The lounge chairs had big fluffy covers that just were not appropriate for laying out, I can not imagine the sweat buildup absorbed in these things. After waiting up to several hours for the room to cool, which it didn’t, we had to scramble to find another lodging. To top all of this, the management refused to refund us our money for a room that the air conditioner didn’t work. We even said we would agree to pay that 1st night’s stay. I have traveled to many places, international included, and this is my 1st negative review. I’m usually quite easy to please. If only they would have fixed the AC/changed our room/or refunded our money, then it would have eased some of the heart ache of a such a disappointment for a long awaited, highly anticipated trip.



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