Rondel Village is a family owned resort located on Negril’s famous 7 mile beach. We opened our doors to visitors in December 1985. We started out with only 3 unique octagonal shaped deluxe villas on the beachside of the property. In 1988 the additional 5 beach villas were built. Eight garden rooms were added on the landside in 1993. We did major renovations in 2000 in keeping with our aim to offer a superb product to our guests. Over the years we have expanded and upgraded our property and now offer 56 rooms including 8 villas. There are now 50 team members whose objective is to pamper the guests by offering personalized service. This has resulted in a high rate of repeat visitors.
In July 1999, we gained Green Globe Certification by instituting an Environmental Management System, the aim of which is to protect and enhance the environment for present and future generations. Management and team members are committed to securing the long-term sustainability of the environment and tourism. In order to achieve this, we have also involved our guests, who help us to reduce, reuse & recycle. We aim to save energy and water, minimize our use of chemicals, generate less solid waste and air emissions. We have received several awards, both locally & internationally, for our efforts. We continue to keep the environment ’Green’.
November 2002 a major expansion and refurbishing project on the beachside of the property was completed increasing the room count from 16 to 40 rooms. The expansion created the 3 bedroom villa, beachfront room and superior room categories. The new rooms are located atop the existing villas which were completely refurbished.
2004 an extensive refurbishing of the entire property was undertaken including the addition of an Internet Cafe and enclosure of the lobby. The air conditioned lobby now offers cool and comfortable check in and check out. Our renovations are in keeping with our aim to offer a superb product to our guests.
2005 a roof was added to the open air terrace and we now have a very attractive covered restaurant seating up to 50 people. This is perfect for all type of meals, wedding receptions, group dining etc.
2007 the air conditioners in the bedrooms of the 1 bedroom villas were upgraded to split units, as well the laminate flooring in the 2 and 3 bedroom villas was changed to wooden floors. Villas were each supplied with a DVD player and all rooms have a CD player. The water quality at the hotel was upgraded by the installation of a water softener on the beach side and the landside pool was refurbished. A 4 colour wedding brochure was also published to market our personalized wedding packages.
2008 saw the upgrading of the 2 bedroom villa air conditioners to split units and a new water softener installed on the landward side. As well a new beach bar was constructed along with an attractive new stone wall with wooden frame insets. Wireless internet was added and we started replacing the window air conditioners with split units, all beachside rooms are being done on a phased basis. Hair dryers were also added to all rooms and ice machines were installed on both sides of the property.
2011 saw the addition of new "Rondel Village" signs at the beach gate, a directional sign by the lobby; flat screen televisions, iron and ironing boards to all beachside rooms and villas. All the one bedroom villas and two of the 2/3 bedroom villa master bedrooms were upgraded to king size beds. New porcelain tiles were fitted in the bedroom of one villa and verandah of two villas, as well the beach shower was upgraded using porcelain tiles. Inverter energy saving air conditioners replaced window units in four of the superior rooms.
2012 we completely modernized and expanded the kitchen at the restaurant including the addition of storage facilities and new kitchen equipment to allow for a higher level of efficiency and raise the standard of the operations. New guest restrooms and changing rooms along with staff facilities were also added.
2012 also saw a major expansion on the landward side of the property with the addition of 16 rooms and complete upgrading of the existing eight garden rooms. The garden side now offers four three story buildings with six rooms in each building - a total of 24 new garden rooms. All garden rooms have either one king size bed or two double beds, flat screen televisions, hair dryers, refrigerator, iron and ironing board. The project also included the addition of a new state of the art luxury spa with sauna and plunge pool, as well as a salon for hair and nails. The existing pool deck was increased in size to accommodate the new rooms and a pool rain shower was added. Energy efficient inverter air conditioners, solar water heaters and other energy saving items were used throughout the expansion project.
Last year (2013) both beachfront buildings underwent extensive upgrading and refurbishing. The beachfront villa balcony doors were upgraded to new PVC weather resistant sliding glass doors, all windows were also changed, doors and windows now have screens. The verandah deck was extended to the Jacuzzi and both were completely retiled. The master bathroom was also retiled and outfitted with a vessel basin and special faucet, new cabinetry and a new bath. Many of the fixtures in the villas were also upgraded. The two beachfront rooms were also completely upgraded including changing the windows to new PVC weather resistant sliding glass with screens, retiling of the bathrooms and balconies, replacement of the wooden balconies and staircase railings with new aluminium epoxy coated rustproof railings and new interior soft furnishings in the rooms.
Rondel Village is committed to continually improving its services, attaining the maximum quality level required by our guests, developing our activities with respect for the environment, employees and customers and contributing to the communities we live and work in by developing sustainable tourism and by encouraging personal, economic and professional development.
We are proud to announce that Rondel Village has just (December 2013) received the Travelife Silver Award