Ratings based on 71 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Lincoln, Nebraska

Outstanding resort on the 7-mile beach

Posted Oct 3, 2014
Beautiful, relaxing, fun... Room was magnificent in every way. Powdery white sand beach was right out our back door. Staff...friendly, fun, helpful. Close to evening entertainment We will ALWAYS be coming back to Idle Awhile.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Atlanta

Wonderful Stay despite Construction Noise

Posted Sep 21, 2014
Pros: Location, beach, setting, staff, attention to details
Cons: Finish the properties next door improvements, not in Idle Awhiles control.
Yes, must have missed the fine print when booking on the noise of the major construction next door to the property, but Nothing the folks at Idle Awhile did wrong. I have stayed here before and also at their sister property Hide Awhile and would not stay anywhere else. The BIG resorts are not for me, like the freedom of choice and experiences off property allows.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Loved this place. !

Posted Jul 26, 2014
This was so amazing. It is very relaxing and small. Staff was great and so was the room. We would definitely come back !!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Ben from Boston, MA

Idle Awhile

Posted Jul 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
Great free shuttle to Hide Awhile. Excellent rooms and perfect beach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Bruce from New York

Open air delight!

Posted Jul 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
Loved my 2nd floor room with terrace and open air concept. The room had no windows, just screens and wood shutters. At first I thought I would not like it because it was hot and I assumed there was no air conditioner, but there was A/C that made the room more than adequately comfortable. Sleeping at night was like sleeping out in the open and was very relaxing with the sounds of the ocean, birds and nature. Liked the lush vegetation on the grounds and the short walk to the beach and beach side restaurant. The Jerk Chicken Pasta was so good, I almost ordered it again for breakfast.. Definitely would go back and recommended for couple looking for a intimate, quaint setting.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Beautiful property and people

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Pros: Everything but especially the staff.
Cons: would like to see more of a liquor selection at the bar.
Cant say enough great about this place, it exceeded all of my expectations. Beautiful rooms, wonderful staff, peaceful and lovely property. They treated my family and I like we were part of their family and truly happy we were there.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by jh from ny

Private, clean, great service

Posted May 29, 2014 on Hotels.com
I really enjoyed being able to spend the day at sister hotel Hide Away which is on the cliff as well, in addition to spending lots of time on the seven mile beach. Beach chairs were always kept in good condition and the cushion even serves as a floatie. Amazing and friendly services tops it all off.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing hotel on the beach

Posted Mar 31, 2014
This was a beautiful hotel. The staff was wonderful and helpful. The food was good. The beach was breathtaking. It was literally steps away from the rooms. The Rooms were clean, and comfortable. Very romantic place. I can't wait to go back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Indianapolis, IN

perfect spot on the beach, wonderful staff

Posted Mar 31, 2014
Pros: Staff, location, rooms, restaurant, guests, fresh water and water bottles provided
Cons: Beware of the beach vendors. Some are aggressive and don't take a simple "no, thank you." Don't let them upset you, just ignore.
Location: I wish we would have made a day to check out Hide Awhile in the cliffs. We did go to a restaurant in that area and it was lovely.
My husband and I stayed at Idle Awhile for 1 week and it was heaven. This was my second time to Negril, having previously stayed at Couples Swept Away for our honeymoon. Idle Awhile is a lovely boutique hotel with charming decor and a wonderful staff. Everyone was there to make sure we were well taken care of, from the front office staff, to housekeeping, to Chill Awhile staff and Aaron serving as lifeguard and security on the beach. We booked the last room available and stayed in 202. It's a Deluxe room facing the garden. The kitchen and street noise is mostly blocked by beautiful trees. We spent a lot of time on the balcony and didn't mind not being beach side. The only recommendation I would have is to bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. Saturday night was extremely loud with music coming from Marley's by the Sea next door until 5am. There is also a rooster that starts up at 5am and from room 202 you can hear folks at the next hotel over in the mornings since the windows and bed are on that side. Luckily we read about that prior to our trip and brought earplugs, I used mine nearly every night. Chill Awhile is great and the staff will take good care of you. Friday night was the best night with the beachfire, band and fire dancer....very cool. And, the fresh water and water bottles they provide is a GREAT addition!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Darlene from New Yor, NY

Love, Love Love Idle Awhile!

Posted Mar 17, 2014 on Hotels.com
I had a King Ocean View. The furnishings are modern and comfortable. Nice sized flat screened tv on the wall. The bed was divine. Sweet little patio that led directly to the beach. I ordered breakfast and it was delivered promptly to my room. The pancakes were great with a nice hot pot of tea. I wish I could have stayed longer.