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Citronella
Ranked #48 of 80 Hotels in Negril
Reviewed 29 August 2011

Anyone who visits Negril must stay at Citronella at least once because once you go, you'll know! The property is beautiful and the cottages are spread out so that the guests are not on top of one another. The staff is incredibly kind, welcoming and helpful wether it is your first or your 25th time there! The view is breathtaking and it seems like you are at the end of the world looking out into the ocean. Also, you can watch the action going on at Rick's cafe, hearing the soft music from the band at sunset and even see the Jamaican's jumping. We love every visit we make to Citronella and for us, there is no other place that compares to it in the west end.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

My friends and I were looking for a girls' getaway somewhere beautiful. Both of them are busy moms and really in need of relaxation. "I just want to sit down and cry," (tears of joy) is what one of them said when Ricky led us through the gardens to the Cove House at Citronella. The drive along One Love Drive in Negril does nothing to prepare you for the beauty of being oceanfront on the Cliffs. We could spread out in the three bedrooms of the Cove House. The beds were very comfortable (all hung with mosquito nets, thought it was not buggy during our visit), we hit the local fish market to cook snapper in the fully equipped kitchen and there's lots of outdoor furniture and two hammocks nearby so you can chill with ocean views all day. And the setting, spectacular! You walk from the cottages down private access stairs built into the limestone cliffs that lead to a ladder straight into the sea. There's an outdoor freshwater shower on a platform cut into the rocks nearby, too. The water is crystal clear, and there are floaty mats available for free for getting your watery lounge on. I already want to go back, and we're talking about booking the entire property with friends in the future. You're walking distance to Rick's (two minutes) where they do the cliff diving at sunset every night, and lots of good eating options are nearby, too. We liked DeBar for cheap and awesome jerked chicken ($5) and LTU pub, next door, is great for drinks and expat banter. Rockhouse's Pushcart restaurant is more touristy but has delicious food. As long as you don't mind not having air conditioning and five star amenities like sunken tubs or whatever, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Citronella. It's boho-chic defined, and blows away one of the beach all-inclusives any day.

Room Tip: Cove House is the most spectacular, but all of the cottages are great.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

We have been to Negril 7 times over the past 20 years. Can't believe this was our first time at Citronella. It is definitely one of those best kept secrets that you don't really want everyone else to find out about. It is totally private. Perfect romantic vacation. Just be sure you don't mind rustic accomodation. This is definitely not the Ritz--which was a VERY good thing for us. This is truly the cliffs of Negril.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

Stayed here for 5 nights with my girlfriend in June of 2011. Simply amazing. I traveled all around Negril and couldn't imagine staying at any other property. The property is private so you don't get hassled (major downside of jamaica), the view is unbelievable, owners and employees are great, the houses are cute, our house had full kitchen, and the private walkways to the ocean are sooo cool...
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A guy named Famous Vincent will ride by in his boat every day and ask if you want to go snorkeling at the reef. Highly recommended. Don't pay more than $25 per person.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

Stayed in the Cove House in October of 2010 with some friends and had a fantastic experience. Really looked forward to a relaxing week after a long summer and thats just what I got.

The property is gated and each lot is very private due to the plush green vegetation throughout. The staff and owners were extremely pleasant and accommodating. I especially enjoyed the panoramic view of the Caribbean from our patio. Sunsets were amazing and waking up to the sound of the surf just feet away never gets old! Access to the water from the cliffs can be as simple as (carefully) jumping from the cliffs or simply walking down the steps to the water side ladder. The seaside shower is refreshing when you're done with your swim.

On days or nights we felt like socializing, there are many options outside of the resort, some just outside the properties gate. LTU's and Ricks Cafe are literally next door. If its sand beaches you desire, a quick 10 minute cab ride to 7 mile beach can easily be arranged. This is also where you'll find night life such as clubs, restaurants and live music. Just a bit further down the road is downtown where we did all of our shopping and also had the delicious meat patties (google it). The local fresh fruit is a must, especially the very unique bread fruit.

Overall I had a fantastic time. Matter of fact, Im currently planning my next trip there this fall. Hope this helps...

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Citronella

Address: West End Road, Negril, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Negril
#16 Family Hotel in Negril
#30 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
Price Range: $115 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
***Update 2017*** Citronella is currently under new ownership and is being beautifully renovated. We will begin taking new reservations on December 1, 2017. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you, Mangament. Our very private and secluded cottages provide a unique experience for Jamaica travelers who need a lot of space and privacy. Located in Negril and beautifully carved into volcanic cliffs that sit 50 ft above the Caribbean Sea, this very secluded resort offers three acres of lush tropical landscape with sea breezes, quite caves, secluded coves, grottoes, and most of all privacy. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Citronella Hotel Negril
Citronella Resort Negril

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