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Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel, Black River

Black River beachfront hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi in lobby
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$119 CAD

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7.8.Good.
  • The hotel and staff were excellent for a not All inclusive hotel The manager Juliet Had…

    Jul. 14, 2020

  • My stay there was amazing the place is very clean and quiet

    Sep. 20, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 72 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 20 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach towels

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Parrotee Pond Mangroves - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Fonthill Nature Reserve - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • Bubbling Spring Mineral Bath - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Floyd's Pelican Bar - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • YS Falls - 11.9 mi / 19.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Standard Quadruple Room

Location

  • On the beach
  • Parrotee Pond Mangroves - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Fonthill Nature Reserve - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Parrotee Pond Mangroves - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Fonthill Nature Reserve - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • Bubbling Spring Mineral Bath - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Floyd's Pelican Bar - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • YS Falls - 11.9 mi / 19.2 km
  • Billy Bay Beach - 13.5 mi / 21.8 km
  • Carmel Moravian Church - 14.6 mi / 23.6 km
  • Callabash Bay Beach - 15.2 mi / 24.5 km
  • Calabash Bay - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • Peter Tosh House - 16.4 mi / 26.4 km

Getting around

  • Sir Donald Sangster Intl. Airport (MBJ) - 72 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Restrictions apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (includes in/out privileges; fees apply)
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Ecotours nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 100
  • Conference space size (meters) - 9
  • One meeting room

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 6
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

The Sago - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Small print

Also known as

  • Idlers' Rest
  • Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel Hotel
  • Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel Black River
  • Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel Hotel Black River
  • Idlers' Rest Beach
  • Idlers' Rest Beach Black River
  • Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel
  • Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel Black River
  • Rest Beach
  • Idlers Rest Beach Hotel

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 5 (subject to availability)

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Safes in guestrooms can be used for USD 50 per stay

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 6 for adults and USD 4 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 150 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 0

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Idlers' Rest Beach Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's self parking on site (charges apply). RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 5 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, The Sago offers beachfront dining, local and international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include South Shore (2.1 mi), Las Vegas Cafe (2.7 mi), and Juici Patties (3.9 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 150 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes safari tours and ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
7.8.Good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    Don't even know where to start, first off the girl that was working when we arrived didn't know how to use the machine for us to pay, second they had absolutely nothing on their menu except fish, for people who don't eat fish then you went hungry, the had only 2 things to drink which was either Pepsi or coke, the mosquitoes were absolutely unbearable, the beach was not clean and the ocean water was exceptionally muddy, for the price i paid i would rather have stayed anywhere else!!

    1 night family trip, Aug. 4, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Idlers Rest Antique Look.

    Appearance needs improvement, staff was friendly & nice breakfast was very good.Grounds needs improvement on the lawn & trees.

    Cynthia, 1 night trip with friends, Jul. 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Off the beaten path. Friendly service. Conveniently located to town and other local areas of interest

    1 night family trip, Jul. 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Make mistake reservation made but Hotel from Juiet send email let me out wrong booking. I was looking at near San Cruz, CA but made Jamaica.

    Steve, 1 night trip with friends, Jul. 5, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The overall look of the place was cute. But the most important thing was not, which was the condition of the rooms. The rooms had foul odor. The a/c did not work properly and kept shutting off in 90 degree weather! The shower was not clean and there is mold in between almost every tile/stone, so bad I had to shower in my slippers to avoid contact with bare feet. The bed felt like i was laying outside on concrete/asphalt so needless to say i did not sleep between the sweating and pain in my back from bed. Everything in the room was dusty! i was so uncomfortable that I got there at about 4 in the morning and left at 8am! I will be expecting a full refund for the 2 overpriced rooms I got!

    1 night romance trip, Jun. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good Value For Your money

    This property has a lot going for it: it has a nice, friendly staff, the room size was really spacious, it had good hot water pressure, the continental breakfast was decent, it's centrally located to a lot of activities including YS Falls, Appleton Estate, Black River Safari tours, Negril and it's close to town, etc. You can get food onsite, cooked to order. If you're lucky, you get to meet some of the local fishing community out to get their catch of the day. Overall, this place offers convenience and value for your money. It could do with a bit of sprucing up though; the furniture is dated, there is no in-room fridge or mini fridge and it would be nice to have an extra spread on the bed. I enjoyed my stay and I will definitely stay again when I'm in the area.

    Michelle, 1 night family trip, Feb. 8, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Idlers Rest has ready access to the waters of the Caribbean. A great place to relax and recuoerate from the hustle and bustle of daily work life. The Owners have made some noticeable repairs and made the rooms more comfortable. However a Wifi that covers the property is work in progress. We will return to Idlers Rest.

    Gloria, 2 night trip, Nov. 5, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    A quiet country retreat

    This hotel is a couple's retreat & not suited for children in a package holiday sense..... That's unless your children enjoy quiet seclusion. The rooms are huge, with large bathrooms & offer all the basic necessities needed. The decor is very Jamaican & in this sense the rooms offer a better sense of the real Jamaica, the one away from the corporate world of the hotel chains. The overall look of Idler's had the look & feel of a large colonial style abode, but with a splash of Jamaican colour. We chose the breakfast only option which comprised of fruit, scrambled or fried eggs, toast, coffee or tea & fresh orange which was served in a tiny glass which was only half full!! On the first morning, I was very thirsty after many hours if travel. I asked for more juice but was told by the waitress that she'd have to ask to see if another glass was permitted! She came back & said another tiny (half) glass would cost a further $150 JMD! I hadn't had time to exchange my £'s yet, but refused the additional glass on a point of principle. The room cost £640.00 & the boss was begrudgingly charging me extra for a glass of juice??? No chance! However moments after my refusal, the waitress came back with a 'complimentary' glass of juice, so it seemed the bosses came to their senses after all. This type of petty penny pinching is the sort of behaviour which discourages customer loyalty & would make me choose another hotel next time. I would still highly recommend Idler's.

    Anthony, 7 night trip, Aug. 22, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    街外れで意外と雰囲気がいい

    コーヒー・テイーサービス、電気ポットなし。 シャワーのみ。 Black Riverの街から4kmほど南、目の前はビーチ。 部屋は広いし、駐車場も広い。

    HITOSHI, 1 night trip, Jan. 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    4 night trip, Aug. 12, 2020

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