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
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Hotel Samara
KATHLEEN S.
Apr 25 2019
The location of this hotel is wonderful. Its the best thing about this hotel.
Customer Rating: 

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.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
AMAZING
Darrelann M,
Wed Apr 24 16:54:24 EDT 2019
Fantastic views, very clean resort! the food is great, and well priced, as well as all drinks. rooms are kept in very nice condition. staff is absolutely wonderful! very helpful, and kind. no one is pushy, or tries to up-sell. FANTASTIC resort!

Diamond in the Rough
hilbery,
Sat Apr 20 08:29:46 EDT 2019
"Jamaica me crazy" SamSara - has provided us, first time "sun seekers", exactly what we wanted, a semi-private oasis on the sunset edge of an ocean wilderness... the terraced shoreline provided a unique and challenging experience of the ocean- we don't walk in, we dive! We have shared the landscape with the wilderness of Jamaica, palm trees in the ocean breeze and waterfront luxuries with friendly happy people,,, we didn't want the beach! - sweet smelling, relaxing, fun, stress-free, comfortable, undemanding, calming, carefree, awe-inspiring (sting ray and coral wonders- although in distress!) 'Jamaica time' is the way to measure our expectation, let go and be happy!

A hidden gem
Tickeymaster,
Mon Apr 15 10:24:38 EDT 2019
This was our second stay and although we thoroughly enjoyed the first we were pleasantly surprised on this trip how much the resort had been upgraded, including the landscaping and over all attention to detail such as fresh paint and more friendly staff than I recall (that's you Jenique,Danielle & my man Mo!) along with friendly bartenders and groundskeepers. Oh, and even Ari who is part of the family could be seen inspecting projects and free to chat with. That matters. The West End has also seen some changes with some exciting new restaurants in the area. The rooms were clean and refreshed properly every day. The patio views are amazing. To wrap it up this is an inexpensive hidden gem in a very relaxing part of the world. It is also very inexpensive which will keep us coming back. We can get to beaches anytime, The Samsara offers pure tranquility! Hope to see you all next winter! PS I trust Super Chris the owl is still around and watching over the resort. Somebody let me know if he's still around!! 'Nuff respect, Christopher J.

Laid Back
Daniel M,
Sat Apr 13 06:02:46 EDT 2019
Excellent laid back vacation.Great secluded spot on the cliffs. Resort needs upgrading but the food, service and people were great!! Might have been 50 people there, met some great folks. Best spot for sunsets. Jumping off the cliffs into the water was great. Access to 7 Mile Beach at their sister resort Legends. Access to food and drinks down their with your all-inclusive. If you don't like crowded fancy resorts this is the place for you!!

Never stayed here? READ THIS REVIEW!
marknjules1997, Caledonia, Wisconsin
Thu Apr 11 08:09:56 EDT 2019
I am sitting on my patio here at Samsara waiting for our shuttle to leave. Always a sad thing! We had a girls trip with zero plans & we are so relaxed & LOVED Samsara! We knew EXACTLY what to expect our first time staying here (but had stayed at Legends)...... and our expectations were far surpassed. Yes, your bedding is circa 1980, but they are clean! Housekeeping is amazing & the a/c works great! Can’t ask for any more from a room! This property is so quaint & pretty. The best thing is you truly get to know the staff & all the guests. The guest “caliber” is just our type. Mostly working class from all over the world. If you are picky or high maintained- do not stay here, it will not be your thing. If you are looking for resort activities like volleyball or beer drinking contests- you won’t find it here! You will find people just coming & relaxing, enjoying the sun & the fabulous views! This is not the party property. It is peaceful, quiet, & serene. We did not do the all inclusive cause we love to get out & enjoy the local fare. It forces us out of our sun loungers. Lol So here is a final list of do’s & dont’s: Do: -Bring a few thin beach towels, they do not provide & you will want something that dries easily -Do pay to reserve a refrigerator in advance- worth every penny! -Do bring a water kettle or coffee maker & buy some coffee here for chill time on your patio -Do go out & try some local food. So fresh, so yummy, & so cheap to eat around as far as cost -Do pack some late night munchies in your luggage as food times are limited here -Do know prices for just about anything is negotiable within reason -Do bring floating rafts for the pool or ocean as they do not sell or provide them here Don’ts: -Be rude or disrespectful to the staff. They are all so lovely and hard working. Make sure to tip for amazing service you receive! They are so grateful for our business. We are visitors in THIER country. -Make sure to bring a min of SPF50 for sunscreen. It is the Jamaican sun & it is STRONG! -If you are not all inclusive, expect to pay a high price for drinks. They are $8-$10 per tiny cup & not top shelf -Don’t go into areas of Negril or Jamaica not knowing the area or without a guide who says you are safe there -Don’t expect a pillow top mattress at the resort. They are probably the firmest mattress you will have ever slept on in your life.



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