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North Bay ON
Reviewed 15 December 2016

5th time staying on the cliffs in Negril, 1st time at Tensing Pen. Beautiful gardens, great swimming, incredible staff. Lots of different types of rooms. We were very happy in the budget friendly Bungalow!

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Anne-Marie P, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nanaeva, thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and the hospitality of our staff, and we hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This resort is one of the most exotic Caribbean resorts I have ever stayed in-although there is no beach it is nestled in the cliffs on the West End of the negril -right next-door to ricks café you can get a little hut on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean with the most beautiful sunset you ever seen

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TPManager, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kenny, We appreciate your kind words and review of Tensing Pen Resort, and we are glad that you enjoy the magic of sunsets there. We might be partial, but we also think the most beautiful sunsets can be experienced from Tensing's cliffs. Hope to have you stay with us again soon. Happy New Year.

Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 8 December 2016

From start to finish we loved our stay at Tensingpen in Negril. The cottage we stayed in was clean, comfortable, and had everything that was needed for a romantic relaxing vacation. The staff in this little paradise were wonderful. My husband and I have been to Negril 7 times over the last 40 years. It never disappoints! Unless something were...

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TPManager, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear RB and TMan, Thank you for this lovely review of Tensing Pen. We are happy you discovered the magic and beauty of Tensing Pen, where Life is Simple, and you get into the "Tensing Pen state of mind"! We are truly blessed with the kindest staff, from the front desk, to the Lodge Restaurant, to the housekeeping staff, pool...

Destin, Florida
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Absolutely Amazing, Now in well over our 20th year visiting Tensing Pen all I can say is we are still in love with the place. I can remember back to the old days when there was intermittent power on west end road. They had a generator but it was only used during daylight hours and we had hurricane lanterns in...

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TensingPen, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Commissioner Broom, Thank you for this stellar and heartwarming review of Tensing Pen resort, its wonderful staff and the property! We were sad to see you get disqualified from the 1st annual TPFT, but we hope you win next year. Yes, Tensing Pen has changed very much, we like to say "improved" in the last 20 years, but it's...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a great hotel. Lovely rooms, wonderful setting on the Negril cliffs, beautiful gardens. We stayed in Sea Grape 2 and were very happy with it. The food in Tensing Pen was fine but it was nice to have alternative places to eat across the road (cheap), as well as Ivan's at Catcha and Rick's Cafe. I really cannot...

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TPManager, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Robert, We appreciate your wonderful and honest review of Tensing Pen, and are happy you enjoyed your time at our boutique hotel. It's always a bonus when our guests also explore and support the nearby businesses, such as Rick's Cafe, Kool Vibes, and Ras Rudy Ital Food stand. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again soon....

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 17 November 2016

What a visual treat Tensing Pen is. This is a very small resort with approximately 15 rooms. The resort is situated on the extremely interesting cliffs of Negril which were largely created from volcanic activity millions of years ago. TP was built atop these cliffs which range from just a few feet above the ocean to at least 20-25 feet...

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TensingPen, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Steve, We appreciate your great review of Tensing Pen, thank you! It's wonderful that you enjoyed the tropical foliage and the privacy as well as "entertainment" this provides. Our staff tries so hard to stay on top of nature's little tricks, but every once in a while, Nature gains the upper hand. However, we are so happy to hear...

Minneapolis
Reviewed 17 November 2016

There is nothing else like Tensing Pen. It is such a serene place. The snorkling is great and the restaurant is exceptional.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is really a unique property. There is the natural beauty, excellent staff, good food, and location. We felt comfortable walking to Rick's, or any of the other local spots close by, Hire a driver and explore the waterfalls. I recommend Mayfield Falls, which is about an hour and a half from Negril. While there, ask for a guide named...

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I only got to stay at Tensing Pen for half of my planned vacation because of Hurricane Matthew. I loved everything about the resort. I stayed in the Bungalow II for 2 nights and the Cove Cottage for 1 night (was planning on switching for rest of week due to availability when I booked). Both rooms were amazing for the...

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Auckland
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Tensing Pen is one of a kind and is the first and only hotel in which I found myself not wanting to leave the resort. The rooms are lovely and well appointed, the restaurant serves good food and reasonable prices, the daily included breakfast is great. But the best of Tensing Pen is the cliff jumping! Being able to spend...

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TensingPen, Guest Relations Manager at Tensing Pen Resort, responded to this review

Dear Georgia, Than you for taking the time to write such a glowing review for Tensing Pen! We appreciate it, and are happy that your stay with us was comfortable and met your expectations. At Tensing Pen, our staff tries hard to treat each guest like family. You are right, Jamaica is a gorgeous island that begs to be discovered,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the West End of Negril, Jamaica in its own private cove, Tensing Pen is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler offering a unique collection of beautiful hand-carved wood, thatch and cut stone cottages of varying sizes for the ultimate secluded and relaxing vacation. ... more   less 

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Address: West End Road, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Price Range: $194 - $647 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tensing Pen Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Tensing Pen Hotel Negril
Tensing Pen Negril
Tensing Pen Jamaica
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#5 Spa Hotel in Negril
#6 Romantic Hotel in Negril
#9 Family Hotel in Negril
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“The pillar houses seemed the coolest.”
 of 5 bubbles Lucy_Wanderlust, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We have stayed in almost all of the cottages at one time of another and they are ALL terrific!”
 of 5 bubbles parkecar, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“south house pretty but we were bothered by DOGS BARKING several nights.”
 of 5 bubbles Drmoxie, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You really can't go wrong at TP. Rooms are very different.”
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“We stayed in one of the few with a king size bed. Upstairs with an outstanding view.”
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