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I had all I needed in this resort. Love the cliff instead of beach. The personnel was helpful. The view is beautiful. The restaurant options were greta and the location very convenient.

Well maintained older resort. Great restaurant in the resort and another across the street.

The front desk people were nice. The bar tender was horrible the wait staff we’re terrible not friendly or nice. The all inclusive options isn’t worth the money. The food was terrible. The property need a little updating. Won’t recommend it to any of my friends.

Basic rooms. Nothing super special about the rooms. However all was clean.

Resort needs renovation- style totally outdated Condition of rooms, bar, restaurant, etc - poor/fair No pool towels provided Rooms were not fully cleaned daily- towels washcloths andrub mats were not refreshed in a timely fashion if at all No shower gel, shampoo or conditioner provided

The resort is right on the cliffs it was very quite and private. The amount of rooms as compared to the space was wonderful.

The resort is right on the cliffs it was so quite and private. The resort has a great ratio for rooms compared to space it was wonderful.

We were a group of four. First impression was wonderful. The front desk was great the grounds were clean, the rooms and buildings could use a little updating but when we vacation we are only in the rooms for a short period. We were pleased with that. The cliffs were beautiful along with the water. Where this place lacks and why we left neutral overall is the the waitstaff is horrible they had bad attitudes and no clue how to keep people happy. The restaurant staff was unorganized and grumpy. The Bar staff sucked. You try to hold any conversation w them and they looked at you like you were not worth their time or energy. If you did get a response from the woman bartender it was usually not friendly... I only ate 2x at the restaurant and bought 3 drinks from the bar because of how they treated us. Much nicer people out and about in the entire town of Negril. The Front desk was Great The security guys were Awesome and friendly, The house keeping ladies were superior and the grounds keepers made us feel like family... no real complaints other than the waitstaff. I have to say i would love to go back to this resort but i will not because of the waitsatff. Really sucks because its an awesome location.

We enjoyed our stay from beginning to end. All you need on-site . Across the street was an excellent restaurant and a convince store for all your other need. The bus driver, Omar was the best!

roaches in room. they didn't even apologize or over anything for the inconvenience. after begging front desk she changed room. save you money and time go elsewhere

Modest but very clean and relaxing hotel near the sea. Samsara is locatedon the cliffs but there are steps to accommodate those who feel more comfortable getting into the water at lower levels. Also, one can hop on the free shuttle that goes from Samsara to the sister hotel Legends that’s situated on the beach. That way one can enjoy the best of both worlds!

Beautiful hotel, everyone is extremely nice. The souvenir shop guy is awesome if you want recommendations. We didn’t get WiFi in our garden room but that’s was okay. I’m glad we didn’t do the all inclusive because drinks were tiny. Totally would stay here again. Recommendations for things to do: SunBaby Glass Bottom for snorkeling, Three dives (two doors down) for food!!!

My fiancé and I enjoyed our stay at he Samsara Hotel. We stayed in a pillar house, oceanfront room and it was wonderful! We had a direct view of the ocean on the cliff. We were able to walk out of our room and jump into the water. We also got a couples moonlight massage that was amazing. Getting a massage oceanfront was such a relaxing experience. I would definitely recommend the Samsara to anyone looking to stay in Negril.

First off let me say that the reviews had me thinking that our stay would be bad. So not true. This resort is awesome. The rooms were really clean and comfortable. Only thing about room is the bed was a little hard and walls are thin, but tolerable. The staff was amazing. The main hotel driver Omarr was awesome. Very helpful and friendly. The guy night clerk very helpful as well. The bar at hotel was nice and food was ok. The pools and property was very well kept. Now granted the outside looks a little outdated but it's still a lovely resort. We loved our visit and will book again at this location. Don't listen to those bad reviews because it's a lie. Love this resort and staff.

We had a couple of significant issues during our stay including a sewer gas leak and non functioning amenities in the room (shower, TV, door locks). The management team was not on site and left the staff powerless to make any decisions or do anything to remedy the problems. We had very low expectations going in based on other reviews but even those expectations were not met. I left my business card for the management to contact me upon their return to discuss our stay but I was never contacted. The people are friendly and kind but when they have no authority to act the results are less than satisfactory.

No amenities, phone did not work for my entire stay. My friend's room phone did not work either. Bought a beverage at the bar, charged room service on it? Plastic cups in the room, bar, etc. Would not let a local friend on the grounds. Breakfast closed at 10 am. Overpriced.

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

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 Seven Mile Beach, Samsara Resort is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Negril Lighthouse. This 50-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants.


Dining

Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Chez Maurice specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Ciao Jamaica offers relaxing ocean views. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Samsara Resort's 50 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies or patios, ceiling fans, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch 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. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 80 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.

Room options

Superior Room (Ocean Side)

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room (Garden Side)

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Gardenside Junior Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Oceanside family Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Double Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Samsara Resort

Everyone (14) Couples (51) Business (1) Family (21) Other (12) Friends (11)
5
Family

I had all I needed in this resort. Love the cliff instead of beach. The personnel was helpful. The view is beautiful. The restaurant options were greta and the location very convenient.

By , from Ocala, FL on Mar 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 28, 2020

Thank you for this 5-Star review, we’re always happy to hear from happy guests. Our staff strives to make every guest feel welcome with a clean and comfortable room, we’re so very happy to have succeeded in your case. The cliff are fabulous and a great place to hang out, but if others have a sand and surf impulse they can ride our free shuttle to our sister hotel – the Legends Beach Hotel on 7-mile beach, one of the world’s best beaches. We’re very happy you enjoyed your Samsara experience and hope to see you again someday in the future. Thank you for the review and thank you for choosing the Samsara Cliff Hotel.

5
Everyone

Well maintained older resort. Great restaurant in the resort and another across the street.

By on Feb 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 29, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write this 5-Star review. We’re so happy to learn that you enjoyed your Samsara experience. We do our best to maintain the hotel and provide every guest with a clean, comfortable room surrounded by a relaxing and beautiful environment. We’ve got great ocean views over the cliffs and we’re always glad to hear that our guests appreciate the charm and uniqueness of our small hotel. The dining staff will be thrilled to know you enjoyed their efforts and compared them favorably with Ciao Jamaica, the restaurant across the street that offers a fusion of Italian-Jamaican delights. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Samsara Cliff Hotel and thank you for writing this review.

3
Family

The front desk people were nice. The bar tender was horrible the wait staff we’re terrible not friendly or nice. The all inclusive options isn’t worth the money. The food was terrible. The property need a little updating. Won’t recommend it to any of my friends.

By , from Brooklyn on Feb 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 29, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write this 3-Star review. We’re glad your initial impression reflects the warm and welcoming atmosphere we strive to create for every guest as they arrive. But we regret that you were then disappointed. We hope that you’ll find a hotel more to your liking when you come back to Jamaica. But we thank you for this review and for staying with us.

3
Family

Basic rooms. Nothing super special about the rooms. However all was clean.

By on Jan 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 1, 2020

Thank you for writing this a 3-Star review. We’re happy to that you had a good experience at the Samsara Cliff Hotel and noticed the efforts of our housekeeping staff. They work hard to provide a clean and comfortable room for every guest. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and relax at the Samsara Cliff Hotel, we appreciate every guest and thank you too for writing this review.

4
Everyone

By on Dec 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 25, 2019

Thank you for this 4-Star ranking, we appreciate that you enjoyed your stay at the Samsara Cliff Hotel. Thank you for the review and for choosing Samsara.

3
Partner Couples

Resort needs renovation- style totally outdated Condition of rooms, bar, restaurant, etc - poor/fair No pool towels provided Rooms were not fully cleaned daily- towels washcloths andrub mats were not refreshed in a timely fashion if at all No shower gel, shampoo or conditioner provided

By on May 8, 2019

Review comment responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. We regret you were not entirely happy with your recent stay but you gave us 3 stars so we’re hopeful that you still had a good time and enjoyed your vacation! Our housekeeping staff do clean all the rooms thoroughly each day, so we want to investigate your report. If you would please PM us your room number and dates of stay that would be really helpful. Thank you for choosing Samsara, and we hope you come back to our lovely island again!

5
Partner Couples

The resort is right on the cliffs it was very quite and private. The amount of rooms as compared to the space was wonderful.

By on Feb 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our beautifully landscaped property – the owner has lovingly tended these gardens for many years in order to create the quiet and spaciously private feeling you enjoyed. With only 50 rooms, you can truly get away from the crowds here and we’re glad you enjoyed your vacation. Please come back soon!

5
Partner Couples

The resort is right on the cliffs it was so quite and private. The resort has a great ratio for rooms compared to space it was wonderful.

By on Feb 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star rating and review! We can see you appreciate the benefits of the West End in Negril, where we have so much more space and much fewer people than at the beach. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, enjoyed the serene ambiance we’ve created at Samsara – and we hope this means we will see you again sometime. Thank you for choosing Samsara!

3
Family Partner Couples

We were a group of four. First impression was wonderful. The front desk was great the grounds were clean, the rooms and buildings could use a little updating but when we vacation we are only in the rooms for a short period. We were pleased with that. The cliffs were beautiful along with the water. Where this place lacks and why we left neutral overall is the the waitstaff is horrible they had bad attitudes and no clue how to keep people happy. The restaurant staff was unorganized and grumpy. The Bar staff sucked. You try to hold any conversation w them and they looked at you like you were not worth their time or energy. If you did get a response from the woman bartender it was usually not friendly... I only ate 2x at the restaurant and bought 3 drinks from the bar because of how they treated us. Much nicer people out and about in the entire town of Negril. The Front desk was Great The security guys were Awesome and friendly, The house keeping ladies were superior and the grounds keepers made us feel like family... no real complaints other than the waitstaff. I have to say i would love to go back to this resort but i will not because of the waitsatff. Really sucks because its an awesome location.

By , from DELAWARE on Feb 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback you’ve left in this review. We are so glad you liked our beautiful property, and that most of our employees lived up to their reputation for being the friendliest staff in Negril. We are dismayed to read your report of how our wait staff and bartender came across to you! That is truly not the norm and we will investigate what happened. If you could please PM us the dates of your stay so we can figure out which staff were serving you, we would greatly appreciate it. We would love the opportunity to change your mind about us, so we do hope you try us again sometime.

4
Everyone

By on Dec 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 30, 2018

Thank you for the 4-star rating, it is much appreciated!

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