Home Sweet Home Resort3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
there are so many properties in Negril with NO ocean view, why travel to an island and not see the water from your room. You can pay 4 to 5 hundred a night at a couple of locations but why stay where people will walk past you and not speak or make eye contact. Home Sweet Home is almost like camping as far as people outside and interacting, laying in hammocks, or having Monte show you brain teasers like he did my 2 children. The rooms are clean and air conditioned, even though we spent are time on property mainly outside. Don't stay in a room by the road, there is some road noise, but we slept just fine.
Owner Charlie is always friendly and gracious. He steadily works hard to keep his property of 30 plus years the place to go for a relaxing and affordable cliffs stay. His staff are always helpful and make you feel like part of the family. Rooms aren't fancy but very accommodating, functional and clean. Snorkeling and cliff-side sea views are a nice plus. I've lost track of how many times I've stayed there, but what I do know is that my future twice-a-year stays on Negril's West End will continue to be at Home Sweet Home.
This was disappointing, we ended up checking out a day early. This hotel is in obvious decay and is lacking upkeep. The power went off in the middle of the night, there were roaches in our rooms, and dogs barking and howling all night. Really bad experience.
We really enjoyed our six days at this small hotel -- rooms (and balconies) look out over water and cliffs. meaning there are superb sunsets watchable from hammocks and loungers on the cliff (and diving off to swim for those so inclined), basic medium sized rooms but very clean, helpful local management and best of all, wonderful chef and raconteur Monty on site. Larger suites have even better views. A couple miles from seven mile beach or the cliffside spots, but taxis aplenty to the action. Friendly candid local vibe (not for those wanting impeccable spiffy resorts); laid back style. Our requests: would love some glasses and a tea or coffee arrangement in the room.
My husband Tom and I just returned home after staying for 3 weeks at Home Sweet Home (HSH). All of the staff at HSW are wonderful and everyone is friendly and laid back and accommodated all of our requests and needs. We enjoyed sitting on our balcony every day and truthfully that is where we spent the majority of our time and only slept and changed in our room. Charlie is the owner and lives on site and is so friendly. Tina, the office manager always has a warm and friendly smile and was awesome as was the rest of the staff. Chris, the driver is such a warm and wonderful and knowledgeable person and one evening when he picked us up and our friends from one of the restaurants he made sure our friends got safely into their gate before driving away. Shane is the overnight security guard and was on site nightly. Dino is the mtce man and also so friendly. HSH has wonderful cleaning ladies that were very attentive and took great pride in their work. We prefer staying on the Cliffs over the beach yet we walked to the beach almost daily. Swimming off the cliffs is great as they have a ladder and even a shower to rinse off. Each room has a fridge and for the most part we made our own breakfasts of cereal, yogurt or a fresh fruit smoothie as we brought a blender with us. Our room was on the 2nd floor and the door faced the street. We did hear the dogs and traffic however that is just Jamaica. There are dogs everywhere and no matter where you stay you will hear the dogs as they bark at night if someone walks by. Just bring ear plugs and you will be good to go! I recommend HSH as the energy there is wonderful and Zen!
The small, cliff-side Home Sweet Home Resort, a fairly easy walk or cab ride to Negril’s 7-mile beach, is a superb choice for a romantic getaway, as well as for beachy activities and concert high-jinx. The HSH rooms are priced very reasonably, especially considering they are sublimely perched some 25 feet above the Caribbean Sea. Think of a small college dorm quad, with the fourth wall surrounding the courtyard being the cliffs and Caribbean Sea. Our 2nd floor room (#10) faced the inviting small-ish pool and provided a clear view of the shimmering, multi-tinged blue sea. Sitting on our balcony drinking coffee every morning made for a peaceful start to the day; the image and essence being something which my wife and I won’t soon forget. Room furnishings and décor, while not fancy, strike the right vibe both aesthetically (i.e., island/Jamaican) and comfort-wise. Cable TV and fridge included. The small open-air restaurant/bar overlooking the sea was ably staffed by chef/grounds chief Monty (very personable; full of wry and helpful insight) along with (Don’t Mess with) Tess. Most guests seemed to partake of the breakfast menu (omelets, pancakes, etc., plus a Jamaican breakfast option) daily, or at some point, and all loved that wonderful coffee. While sandwiches are available at lunch, most went to one the myriad walking-distance restaurants located on the cliffs or the interior side of One Love Drive (or cabbed to a joint with the resort’s driver-savant, Chris). The HSH bar action is actionable at any time. Mad props to Monty for his quintessential rum punch--perhaps the best I've had in the islands. Fresh fruits, multiple rums and not-too-sweet! Red Stripes are icy excellent, natch; but a caveat on the wine: Nice enough offerings but expensive and by-the-bottle only. It was the two separate dinners we had that evinced the resort’s true culinary strength. Our seafood pasta and fish in coconut sauce were ultra-fresh and tasty, and, without question, made more magical by the candle-lit tables set high above the crashing waves below. But the palate highlight of our entire trip was our Lobster Thermidor dinners, which we had delivered to our room for rapturous balcony dining on our final night. Made with fresh Caribbean (spiny) lobster, simmered in a creamy/cheesy sauce (using island ingredients such as coconut instead of the classic heavier French ingredients), this was simply one of the best lobster dishes (OK, the spiny lobster isn't technically a lobster in the North Atlantic sense) we've ever consumed. Kudos, chef Monty!! The lovely pool and grounds are perfect for lounging and conviviality with other guests. Maybe it’s the HSH layout or the type of guests who gravitate to such types of resorts, but there seems to be a more interactive and friendly vibe at HSH than most other places. Whatever it is, being there melts away the need to isolate, unless that’s what you seek. It’s there at the sometimes boisterous gatherings around the pool, along the cliff ledges, and at the bar during happy hour or evening's end. But the multi-layered sunning decks chiseled into the cliffs and on lower rock ledges are also where one can be assured of privacy for two, where the 2 lounges per level assure it’s just you and your squeeze. As for activities, the cliff jumping, swimming and snorkeling right at the base of the cliffs are superb, as one would expect along the Negril cliffs. Snorkel/dive boats frequently cruise by and will gladly pull up for guests seeking such an adventure. All-in-all, we cannot recommend HSH more highly. This will be our go-to on the cliffs (although there are others we like; these generally have higher [some much more so] price points).
We went back to Home Sweet Home after really enjoying our stay in taken care2017. Once again, we had a great time. We stayed from Feb. 16th to Feb 20th 2018. We're already talking about and planning a return for next year. The location is fabulous. The cliffs and the views made us feel totally relaxed. We were taken care of the same great staff as last year. Monty, Tess, Tina and Charlie.....thank you so much for another fantastic Negril visit. We will be back ! Cathy and Chris Kane
Pros: -Decently priced -Walking distance from lots of bars, restaurants and shops -Great for sunbathing and swimming on the cliffs -Snorkeling right in front of hotel. Its not as good as being on out the reef (you need a boat to get there) but you can jump right into the water in front of the hotel and see quite a few fish. We even saw some stingrays and found some sand dollars -Working wifi and safes in rooms Cons: -Dated facilities that could use some cleaning up -Staff is very slow and not very helpful if you want recommendations -There is breakfast and a bar, but expect to spend a decent chunk of time waiting for food and service. The staff seems nonexistent a lot of the time. Overall we would stay there again. Its not as upscale as some of the bigger resorts, but that's not what we were expecting. It is a nice relaxing place to stay and its in a great location. If you're looking to have everything you need all within your hotel, this might not be your place, but if you want a decent clean and comfortable place to stay while you venture out in Negril, this is definitely a great option.
We loved our visit and plan on returning next year. Home Sweet Home is pleasant and affordable; an unpretentious gem on the cliffs. The staff was friendly, helpful, and professional. Everyone made us feel like we were "home." Tina, Monty, Chris, and the rest of the crew--thank you. After reading one of the existing reviews, of course, there may be a few minor inconveniences, so if you can't deal with them, book a 5 star hotel and good luck. We enjoyed meeting other guests from around the world and didn't hear one complaint. I would highly recommend Home Sweet Home to others looking for a relatively quiet (it is the cliffs after all) and laid-back vacation experience.
Great price, great service, great location! Trip went with out a hitch staff was very friendly and accommodating to special requests. 5 Minutes away from Ricks Cafe. Alot of restaurants and bars on same street. I would definitely stay there again.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in West End within a mile (2 km) of Throne Room, Home Sweet Home Resort is within a few miles (5 km) of Time Square Mall. This 3-star hotel has 16 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Negril Lighthouse and Seven Mile Beach are also near this Negril hotel.
This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.
All 16 rooms provide balconies or patios and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also included.
Guests staying at Home Sweet Home Resort enjoy an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 40 per person one way. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a gift shop.
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88.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 364 reviews