We stayed at Merril's II Oct 29th- Nov 9th & thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your vacation is what you make of it. We met some great people who will be life long friends. The staff here are so friendly & eager to please. Give the staff your respect & they will give you plenty back.
We usually stay at Couples Swept Away & wanted to try something different this time. We are glad we did, as we ventured out more & were able to really enjoy ourselves. There's plenty to do & see. Drifters bar is right next door & they have some really great raw reggae talent & some very experienced talent as well. We went 2 different times & had a blast. You can hear their music while relaxing at Merril's II.
Everyone was was friendly & most were very gracious. We loved Sinora, Shaneka, Shedaire, Beverly & Barbara in the dining rooms of Merril's II & III. Samantha was the bartender & she can mix up some really good frozen drinks & cocktails. Great smile & fun to talk with. Tomika (spelling) did most of the grilling of jerk chicken, hot dogs, sweet potatoe fries, french fries etc.., over at Merill's III. She works her butt off.
We enjoyed eating lunch & a couple dinners over there. Both places served a different buffet dinner each night with a great variety to please nearly everyone. Atol at Merril's III tiki bar was so much fun. He knew how to keep everyone happy. also, Charley worked mostly at Merri'l III dining area. Such a gracious man & eager to please.
Audrey, Mikaela & Isiah at the front desk were very cheerful & helpful when we needed assistance. The property gardener worked tirelessly to maintain the beautiful lush green foliage through out the center of the property. Incredible! never saw any bugs in our room or in the common areas. The hotel has such a tropical feel.
We had 2 rooms, 1 with 2 dbl beds & 1 king. Both on the upper floor. Both rooms had some updates & seems they are continuing more updates throughout the property. The beds were medium to firm & were plenty comfortable. Lots of pillows too. The were cleaned spotlessly by the hardworking friendly housekeeping staff. We ran into a couple issues, but they were corrected immediately. We did enjoy the balcony, as it was large, had 2 chairs & a table. The room had a large ceiling fan, air conditioning, large closet with ample shelves, a secure safe, plenty of drawer & shelf space to store your belongings, table with 2 chairs, a couple table lamps & wall lamps. The floors are all ceramic tile. The windows have new darkening curtains & sheer panels as well. The flat screen tv worked well & offered a lot of channels for everyone to enjoy.
beach towels are provided at the front desk. You can exchange them for clean ones anytime.
There Is 1 pool & it has a shallow & deep end. We did use it a couple times. There's a great variety of tables, chairs, umbrellas's & such, all around the pool & restaurant area facing the caribbean. Such a nice area to relax, play games or just stare out at the beautiful colors of the sea. A big shout out to the beach security Johnathon & life guard, Nash. These guys are a fantastic team. Johnny, as we called him, had a strong presence & the peddlers respected him. He was so nice to talk with & he made recommendations if we asked. Nash set up chairs each morning & those guys remembered were we sat & they had chairs ready for us in our favorite spot.
The have a ping pong table under the trees next to the pool. There are a few 1 & 2 person kayaks which many guests enjoyed. A volley ball net is set up on the beach, but it was too hot to play. They have an outside shower to rinse the salt & sand off, A men's & women's restrooms are in the restaurant, but close to the beach area. Loved the park benches & tables on the beach. It was nice to sit there in the shade & talk with other guests. We did see a few singles at the hotel. They seemed to really enjoy themselves.
You can help yourself to coffee & tea any time of day. There is a dispenser with cold water as well. The tables & chairs were always set so nicely. The bar area is within the restaurant. The buffets for all meals are within the restaurant too. They were cleaning the chafers & such all the time. That is one thing this staff is good at, keeping things very clean. Breakfast was very nice & consisted of fresh fruits, hot foods & an omelet station. Lunches were all buffet with a variety or fresh fruits, fresh Salad, vegetables, meats & such.
If we needed a change, we walked over to Merril's III to enjoy their buffet or grill area.
Dinner was interesting,as the chefs prepared some really nice dishes, from fish to pork to beef. It was prepared different most times. The soup is the best I have ever tasted. We enjoyed that each night. The head chef takes pride in his work & his staff does a really nice job. Some nights he is present & helps to serve your food. What a pleasant surprise that was.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amidst lush tropical gardens, Merril's II Beach Resort offers a tranquil and serene environment with 38 cozy, clean, air-conditioned rooms. Wake up to the glorious sounds of chirping birds outside your spacious guest room window, or enjoy the warm breeze from your own private balcony overlooking either Merrils' own botanical gardens or the beautiful Caribbean sea! This comfortable, friendly beachfront resort offers a selection of ocean, pool or garden view rooms, each equipped with two double beds, a ceiling fan, air conditioning, and its own private balcony. Other amenities are also provided such as Cable Television, Safety Deposit Boxes and In-room Telephone Services. Whether you are relaxing by the pool with an exotic Caribbean cocktail, or soaking in the warm rays of Jamaican sunshine, leave your worries behind and let your mind wander. If you ever dreamed of a vacation where all you did is relax, enjoy yourself, and have fun frolicking in the sand, then Merril`s II is where you should be! Our courteous staff are waiting to serve you... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Merrils Beach Resort Ii Hotel Negril
- Merrils Beach Hotel Ii
- Merrils Beach Negril