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Samsara Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was my third time visiting Samsara. I have had great experiences each time I have been. The staff is wonderful, the location is amazing and I just feel very safe and comfortable there. I love the convenience of the shuttle to the beach everyday and the close proximity to everything. Being on the Cliffs adds an extra element of safety in my opinion and the staff is always very helpful and attentive.

The place is nice but can use a little tlc and more comfortable furniture. The views are beautiful and the staff was very helpful. Our cottage has ac but couldn't keep up with the hot sun. If I knew better I would have booked one of the superior ocean view rooms. If our suite had a nicer bed, chairs and insulation to help the ac I'd give it a 4. It is beautiful though

Was not welcomed appropriately I thought the food in the restaurant was terrible I paid for three nights but only stayed one there's more I could say but that's basically it

This was my 1st time staying on the "cliffs" in Negril. - serene, quiet, beautiful oceanview room, great food, friendly staff, clean and modern room accommodations. I've found a new home away from home.

First time wife and I had been able to get a vacation with just ourselves. Great location for a quiet setting. Rooms could have been nice but great price and excellent service.

Beyond my expectation. I'd loved to go to this place agaen

Sigh, I have been dreading this review. Let me start with the good I had an ocean view and it was phenomenal. The view from my room every morning was absolutely beautiful. The views of the ocean around the resort were truly amazing. I booked a package deal which included airfaire for two, the room itself, and transportation to and from the aiport. I was a little disappointed to find that my reservation did not include meals, I must have misread and the price to add the all inclusive deal at the hotel was outrageous almost $500 for two people, so me ane my friend decided to venture out for food. The first night we returned to the hotel to find two large cock roaches in the room. We we were afraid to sleep and there was no one to call as the front desk had gone for the evening. Majority of the staff was not kind, they seem to cater more towards their European guests, there were several occasions where some of the ladies from the front desk gave us dirty looks. On multiple occasions we went to the bar and were not even acknowledged, meanwhile the other patrons were constantly being checked on. Me and my friend booked massages and the ladies were very nice. It was different, but quite relaxing to get a massage out doors in that beautiful weather, I was a little disappointed that I was not able to get a pedicure F.Y.I. The bed I had felt like bricks. I wanted to make the best of my vacation so I did not complain much, however I did see one of the housekeepers the next day and told her about the cock roaches. I would not stay at this property again nor will I recommend it. Most of the negative reviews were spot on, so stay at your own discretion.

I just love Samsara. Located away from the tourist heavy Negril Beach, Samsara offers a nice quiet place to relax right on the cliffs. The food is pretty goo and they also offer daily shuttle service to the beach every day. Stayed here the past 2 years and will visit and stay again.

The hotel is located, right on the cliffs. There are several restaurants within walking distance to the hotel. I would stay again and recommend to others.

We loved our time there. Staff was nice and friendly. Our room was beautiful.

Great resort! Room very clean, bed comfortable. New towels and washcloths. No shampoo, conditioner, etc so bring your own. Everything except the restaurant building looked freshly painted, and I assume it is next on the list. Also windows in room are newly replaced.Every staff member we met was very friendly. Everyone very polite. Unsure about negative complaints we read about anything except maybe the food. We didn't go all-inclusive, but we heard many complaints about limited choices, no bacon and just in general an unhappiness about the food. Unless you drink a lot, I wouldn't buy the all-inclusive pkg. Lots of good choices to eat nearby. Pablo's across the street has excellent breakfasts - especially the banana pancakes! And restaurants will pick you up for dinner, if you pay return taxi fare. Be sure and try Ivans. Ciao across street is also very good and very convenient. Overall we enjoyed our trip very much. We were pleasantly surprised at every turn. Very good value for your money!

Loved this resort! It was cheap and the experience was amazing. The cliffs were breathtaking and no kids! The staff was great and helpful and always so friendly. The drink list could be better for all inclusive but I will go back!

My husband and I normally stay at all inclusive resorts but decided to stay as travellers last November. We really enjoyed the local places, like Pablos breakfast house and 3 dives. We would return to the Samsara but probably stay all inclusive, as the cocktail prices were a bit too high. I would not advise guest to eat all meals at Samsara, as I mentioned before, the local spots are great, The cliff jumping was amazing, so was the snorkeling. Both pools were very clean and every night I found myself hanging out in the jacuzzi, which was nice and hot.

beautiful place on the cliffs but the nickel and dime you for everything . internet in your roo is 14 $ for 24 hrs 38$ a week. staff not friendly.

Great location. Nice grounds. Not so nice shower. Friendly.

Overall good. Friendly and good location. Shower was icky

My fiancé and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay from the minute we were greeted at the door to the minute we left. The staff was friendly, reliable, and very accommodating to our needs. Everything was exactly as pictured from the room to the cliff-side view from the pool and Jacuzzi. The room had everything we needed, a nice king-sized bed, a closet, cable tv, a shower (with warm water), clean towels and sheets daily, night stands, chest and drawer set with a mirror, a medicine cabinet with a mirror in the bathroom, soap, a front patio with clean furniture and a nice hammock to relax in. They even offer free-parking. (Wi-Fi is available for a small fee.) The grounds were kept clean and pretty with so many different varieties of plants. The pool, Jacuzzi, and fountain were all clean, well-kempt, and with comfortable temperatures. The cliff-side area was clean and amazing, couples sat by it enjoying the view of the water, and watching the snorkelers swim buy. There is even an accessible and safely located ladder to enter the water if you decide....or you could do what most people did, which was just jump right in!:-) The service at the downstairs bar and upstairs restaurant were great too. The restaurant offered affordable all-you-can eat buffet for meals, or pay as you go. We chose (and saved with) the pay as you go option for breakfast only, as we were never there for lunch or dinner (and always found good and affordable food locally). The hotel is right across from the Cia Italian restaurant, which offers really good food (pizza, pasta, seafood, etc.) Not to mention, Samsara is conveniently located in Negril, so you're really close to the shopping areas and other seaside places. You also have an amazing view of the waterside from the Samsara restaurant and we happened to be seated at the same table each morning, which made our stay even more enjoyable, because it made us feel comfortable, like we were home. From day 1, we were happy with our choice of staying at this hotel, and by our final day, we both agreed that we would DEFINITELY return to this hotel in the future. Thanks Samsara!!....we loved it!!!:-)

Love the staff and location! Food is good, although nothing special.

Breathtaking cliff and sunset view are the best part of this hotel. Internet was down 3 out of 4 days I stayed there. Room was clean, however I did find a couple of bugs in the room and bathroom. Ocean view: I paid for it but they gave me an ocean front view but was obstructed with trees that made it hard to see any ocean. Bed mattress was too firm. Restaurant food was good but pricey.

I could not believe that a hotel would not have air condition for a body unless you pay extra for it. I travel four or five times a year but never ran into this before. $18 a day is the price you have to pay in order to receive comfort in the brutal heat of the day and some nights. If you have a heat related medical condition take some extra bucks. However, this Resort should warn it's potential customers about this condition if only for medical reasons. Plus, towels are not in the rooms when you arrive you have to ask for them. Once I had to ask at the end of a day. The bar is staffed intermittently because the same waiters are used in the restaurant above the bar. Other than that, this is a nice place but the air conditioner situation I didn't care for.

West End Road Negril Westmoreland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in West End within 2 miles (3 km) of Throne Room, Samsara Resort is within a few miles (5 km) of Negril Lighthouse. This 50-room, 3-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Times Square Mall is also 2.3 mi (3.8 km) away.


Dining

Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Chez Maurice specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Ciao Jamaica offers relaxing ocean views. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The 50 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies or patios, ceiling fans, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. In-room massages are available.


Property features

Guests of Samsara Resort have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 80 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa resort include an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.

Room options

Superior Room (Ocean Side)

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Pillar House Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Gardenside Junior Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Oceanside Family Suite

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Samsara Resort

Everyone (3) Couples (47) Business (1) Family (17) Friends (11) Other (12)
4

my negril home away from home

Couples

This was my third time visiting Samsara. I have had great experiences each time I have been. The staff is wonderful, the location is amazing and I just feel very safe and comfortable there. I love the convenience of the shuttle to the beach everyday and the close proximity to everything. Being on the Cliffs adds an extra element of safety in my opinion and the staff is always very helpful and attentive.

By , from Columbus, OH on Jun 6, 2017

3

beautiful but a bit tough for gimps

Everyone

The place is nice but can use a little tlc and more comfortable furniture. The views are beautiful and the staff was very helpful. Our cottage has ac but couldn't keep up with the hot sun. If I knew better I would have booked one of the superior ocean view rooms. If our suite had a nicer bed, chairs and insulation to help the ac I'd give it a 4. It is beautiful though

By , from Fl on Apr 29, 2017

1
Everyone

Was not welcomed appropriately I thought the food in the restaurant was terrible I paid for three nights but only stayed one there's more I could say but that's basically it

By on Feb 22, 2017

5

excellent view of the sunset

Everyone

This was my 1st time staying on the "cliffs" in Negril. - serene, quiet, beautiful oceanview room, great food, friendly staff, clean and modern room accommodations. I've found a new home away from home.

By , from Philadelphia, PA on Jul 27, 2016

4

great getaway

Couples

First time wife and I had been able to get a vacation with just ourselves. Great location for a quiet setting. Rooms could have been nice but great price and excellent service.

By on Jan 1, 2016

5

the best vacation

Couples

Beyond my expectation. I'd loved to go to this place agaen

By on Nov 16, 2015

3

birthday vacation

GetawayWithFriends

Sigh, I have been dreading this review. Let me start with the good I had an ocean view and it was phenomenal. The view from my room every morning was absolutely beautiful. The views of the ocean around the resort were truly amazing. I booked a package deal which included airfaire for two, the room itself, and transportation to and from the aiport. I was a little disappointed to find that my reservation did not include meals, I must have misread and the price to add the all inclusive deal at the hotel was outrageous almost $500 for two people, so me ane my friend decided to venture out for food. The first night we returned to the hotel to find two large cock roaches in the room. We we were afraid to sleep and there was no one to call as the front desk had gone for the evening. Majority of the staff was not kind, they seem to cater more towards their European guests, there were several occasions where some of the ladies from the front desk gave us dirty looks. On multiple occasions we went to the bar and were not even acknowledged, meanwhile the other patrons were constantly being checked on. Me and my friend booked massages and the ladies were very nice. It was different, but quite relaxing to get a massage out doors in that beautiful weather, I was a little disappointed that I was not able to get a pedicure F.Y.I. The bed I had felt like bricks. I wanted to make the best of my vacation so I did not complain much, however I did see one of the housekeepers the next day and told her about the cock roaches. I would not stay at this property again nor will I recommend it. Most of the negative reviews were spot on, so stay at your own discretion.

By on Nov 4, 2015

4

been here a few times.

Couples

I just love Samsara. Located away from the tourist heavy Negril Beach, Samsara offers a nice quiet place to relax right on the cliffs. The food is pretty goo and they also offer daily shuttle service to the beach every day. Stayed here the past 2 years and will visit and stay again.

By on Sep 19, 2015

4

great value for the money

Singles

The hotel is located, right on the cliffs. There are several restaurants within walking distance to the hotel. I would stay again and recommend to others.

By on Aug 3, 2015

4

great time and great value.

Couples

We loved our time there. Staff was nice and friendly. Our room was beautiful.

By on Aug 1, 2015