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Tranquil boutique hotel close to downtown Negril
Restaurant dishes are pricey
Rockhouse Hotel gets its name from its rocky surroundings, which play into every aspect of this boutique hotel 3 miles west of downtown Negril, Jamaica. Its 34 air-conditioned villas and guest rooms are built directly into the volcanic stone of Pristine Cove, and contain mosquito-netted four-poster beds and eco-friendly solar heaters. Some villas even seem to be rising directly from the waves – recent guests appreciated the seclusion of their private wraparound balconies and open-air showers that meld seamlessly into the rocks. Like Rockhouse's accommodations, its restaurants' appearances and offerings reflect the bays and coves of Jamaica. Guests can enjoy a crab turnover in the airy, open dining room at Rockhouse Restaurant or savor peppered shrimp – a Jamaican street favorite – in the Pushcart eatery (though some visitors think the restaurants are quite expensive). Even Rockhouse's spa takes cues from its surroundings – travelers can indulge in cliffside spa treatments like an invigorating coffee scrub or the Caribbean Drench, which mimics a Jamaican downpour.
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 34 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Traditional, Rustic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019


Rooms vary between simple garden-view hotel-style units to more upscale cliffside villas with outdoor showers, but all have air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, free mosquito repellant, and minibars. There are no TVs in rooms, nor any kids under 12, helping to create a peaceful environment.



You might think the name is a reference to the musical legends – including Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and reggae god Bob Marley – who first put this West End hotel on the map back in the 1970s. However, 'Rockhouse' is the perfect description of the boutique resort itself: a collection of rounded stone, timber, and thatch cottages with outdoor showers strewn along the low sea cliffs on the westernmost point of Jamaica.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended



A sign reads "Spa Zone – Keep the Vibes Calm," not a tall order at this beautiful boutique hotel that attracts discerning travelers, honeymooners, and celebrities. Its cottages and villas are placed along a cliff and offer rustic but stylish accommodations.

Fodor's Choice

Lonely Planet


One of the West End's most beautiful and well-run hotels, with luxury thatched rondavels (African huts) built of pine and stone, plus studio apartments that dramatically cling to the cliffside above a small cove. Decor is basic yet romantic, with net-draped poster beds and strong Caribbean colors.

Other Awards

  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1285 have reviewed the Rockhouse Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: 

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1285 reviews 4.5 (based on 1285 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rockhouse Hotel's guest rooms reflect the eco-friendly nature of the property through details like locally sourced wooden furniture and solar-heated water. Standard accommodations offer queen-sized beds, stocked minibars, garden vistas and patios or balconies. Some upgraded rooms include additional amenities like private outdoor showers, larger patios and ocean views. No TVs are available in any of the hotel's accommodations.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Villas and Premium Villas offer personal sound systems
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

On the western coast of Jamaica near downtown Negril lies the Rockhouse Hotel. Built on a cliff, Rockhouse is an eco-friendly property designed to limit its environmental impact. To get to the beach or Negril's shops and restaurants, visitors can hop aboard one of the hotel's complimentary shuttles. Within 10 miles, travelers will find popular attractions like Seven Mile Beach.
  • Approximately 50 miles southwest of Sangster International Airport
  • Airport transfers (charges apply)
  • Free self-parking
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Travelers have their pick of three restaurants at Rockhouse Hotel. For a modern twist on Caribbean fare served alongside ocean vistas, the hotel offers its fine dining establishment, the Rockhouse Restaurant. A laid-back atmosphere and Jamaican classics are on the menu at Pushcart. And for relaxed poolside dining, guests can visit the Pool Bar & Grill. A juice bar with fresh juices and coconut water is also available.
  • Happy hour specials daily at the Pool Bar & Grill from 5 p.m. to sunset
  • Daily room service available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Rockhouse Restaurant

Number of restaurants3

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Rockhouse Hotel is home to a pool that overlooks the ocean. The pool deck features several lounge chair and umbrellas and sits near the hotel's Pool Bar & Grill, which offers poolside service and a happy hour menu. Additional lounge chairs and umbrellas dot the property's cliffside, where several sets of steps are available to get to and from the ocean.
  • Snorkel equipment rentals at pool bar (fee applies)
  • Pool floats available
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The on-site spa is divided into three areas: cliffside treatment cabanas, a garden spa pavilion and an oceanside bathing pavilion. Spa offerings include massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps, hair care and nail services. All treatments feature Caribbean Essentials Spa Collection products, which incorporate local, organic ingredients.
  • Couples treatments, prenatal massages and wedding services
  • Spa open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Spa packages

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Children 12 and older are welcome at the property. Families can enjoy weekly activities like African drumming, painting and Caribbean dance. Plus, snorkel gear is available to rent from the pool bar.
  • Concierge can help arrange off-site excursions like zip lining
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


Rockhouse Hotel can host weddings with up to 100 people. However, to avoid wedding planning shortcomings, the hotel limits the number of weddings held at the property to 20 per year, with only one ceremony allowed per week. Several ceremony venue options are available, including the pool deck, the restaurant decks and atop a cliff. Wedding packages, which are tailored to each couple's needs, are available as well.
  • Catering through hotel's restaurants can be arranged
  • Bridal spa services
  • Honeymooning couples receive a honeymoon spa package, a bottle of Champagne and in-room perks like flower petals and candles for free

Maximum wedding guest capacity100

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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