Welcomes are warm at the Jamaica Inn, which has just been named one of the top hotels in the Americas by Conde Nast Traveler. This place has been run by the same family since the Fifties and it’s full of friendly faces, including 2 English cocker spaniels, which belong to the manager. The hotel’s facilities have been designed to help you unwind. When you’re not relaxing by the swimming pool or enjoying a game of croquet, you can make the most of the spa. The treatment list draws on the healing properties of local herbs and plants. Decorated in sea blue and white, the rooms are serene spaces, made even more tranquil by the absence of TVs, radios and clocks. Each room comes with a veranda, with a cosy sofa, wing chair, breakfast table and writing desk. The wine and dine scene revolves around a bar and a restaurant. In the former, bartenders serve up Red Stripe and stories. The restaurant, meanwhile, offers Jamaican and international fusion food in view of the sea.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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With sunbeds and parasols on the terrace showing off the sea and garden views in a peaceful atmosphere.
Offering a full range of treatments. Massage can be enjoyed outdoors on the wooden decking, where you will be able to feel a light breeze and hear the sounds of the sea.
Open for lunch and to take you drinks choice, expect soft and alcoholic drinks and imported spirits.
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Best Facilities and Location with warm staff
What a wonderful beach location and a great swimming area with nice water toys! Staff was warm and friendly and always willing to help out. The music at dinner time on the outdoor patio was just terrific and fun - got people dancing and singing along. The room was clean and comfortable and spacious with its neat outdoor seating area with comfortable couches and chairs. My 12 year old daughter fell in absolute love with the place and can't wait to go back. The croquet pitch was and added bonus and fun to play. Most every other guest we met had been coming back to Jamaica Inn for years and years, and they loved it too. The food was not the greatest, but it was still good and the service was excellent. Over all it was a great experience!More
I just got back from a truly memorable 8 day stay at the Jamaica Inn. Went with a friend as we both needed to get away from a long and wearing winter. From management (Kyle and Sharlene), the front desk to the bar, restaurant and house-keeping, the staff were totally top notch - professional and friendly. The food was terrific and we never felt the need to go out other than to look around the area. The rooms are exceptionally clean, with lots of towels, air conditioning, internet service and ice. There is nightly entertainment and we had a great time dancing. The grounds are so beautiful and the beach is never crowded. We loved the complimentary tea and sandwiches in the afternoon and took advantage of a fun and information filled trip to the market with the Chef. Wished we had booked to stay a little longer and can't wait to go back.More
This place is luxurious, relaxing and decadent , yet encapsulates traditional Jamaica . The staff are all are you would expect, friendly, courteous , considerate and professional . Food was excellent, capturing Jamaica's local cuisine. The GM, Kyle Mais, is always visible, making each guest feel like a personal friend visiting. The Jamaican Inn felt like home after a week, if only one could stay longer and experience what the likes of Sean Connery, Eril Flynn and Marilyn Munroe obviously found to be a similar experience to me!More
Aaron R, Auckland Region, New Zealand
Perfect location mediocre service
We chose Jamaica Inn to celebrate our 20 year wedding anniversary.This resort is set on beautiful grounds. Extremely private and secluded and very quiet. The pool and beach have plenty of seating and never feel crowded. Chairs come with your own palapa, towels and chair covers. The rooms are clean and quite charming in an understated elegant way. It feels regal but not at all stuffy! Every room is easily accessible to the beach. In these ways, you will not find better in all of Jamaica!! However, we are staying in a cottage and at $1,800 per night, the service is nowhere near the high touch level I would expect. I could get better at a Holiday Inn Express for $199. Our driver from the airport was not friendly and blared obnoxious music for the hour and 45 minute (not one hour) drive. There is no shuttle if you want to go anywhere. When we went down to the beach, we had to wander around to find someone to hand us towels. When we finally found a server, he said he would send someone but never did! The second day, they were out of towels and we had to wait for them to refill. Being a special occasion, we ordered the private dinner on the beach. A spectacular experience but again, poor service. We again had to wander around until we found someone to take us to our table. We tried to order a glass of wine but our server told us we had to wait for the wine server. He came after our appetizers! The food was luckily good because once it was deposited on our table, the waiter never came to check how it was, if we needed anything, etc. I forgot to pack a critical item and went to the gift shop at 10. The sign said it opens at 9. At least a dozen workers walked past me waiting at the door. Finally, someone said I had to go to the desk and they would call down the gift shop worker to open it for me. I did and then waited on abench for her to arrive. We just ordered two apps and two sandwiches for room service lunch today and one app and one sandwich were wrong. We didn't bother to call back as it would have taken too long to resolve. The soaps and towels and robes are also low end for an $1,800 per night accommodation. They do the job but are not luxury by any means. Bottom line outstanding location, outstanding Inn, well kept and clean but the service needs to be much stronger and maybe differentiated for the higher end rooms. More
Looking forward to going back!
If you're looking for a large, opulent, modern hotel, with enormous, plush suites, late-night entertainment, and a Michelin Star restaurant, I’d suggest that Jamaica Inn – indeed Jamaica itself – is probably not for you. What you get at Jamaica Inn, however, is this beautiful ‘boutique’ hotel, with fewer than 50 suites, that oozes dignified charm and heritage, where time seems to stand still, where you can relax and quickly forget your usually busy life. Despite its colonial-style elegance, it’s by no means 'stuffy'. You’ll meet like-minded guests from all over the USA, Canada and Europe, and of all ages - from a few families with young, well-behaved children (aged 10+), and honeymooners, to retired couples - many of whom stay there year after year. The views, whether looking out across the immaculate gardens to the sandy beach and clear, blue sea, or looking inland from the Caribbean towards the perfect blue buildings, are wonderful. (A trip down the coast by boat reveals that nowhere else on that coastline matches Jamaica Inn’s beach.) The food is certainly good, with a fresh range of international and local dishes available each day. All rooms/suites are lovely, and simply decorated; (we prefer the upstairs level for its views and privacy, even though access to the gardens/beach not so immediate). Although there are no TVs (or clocks!), there is strong wi-fi throughout the hotel, including on the beach, so your iPad/tablet will be useful. And I was pleasantly surprised to realise, half way through our stay, that (in March, anyway) there are no flies, mosquitoes or other aerial beasties, anywhere. What makes Jamaica Inn perfect, though, is the people who work there, some of whom have been there for decades. Get to know the team and you will make new friends. The beach bar team of Winston, Rupert, Marvin, Damar and, of course, the legendary Teddy, will not only serve you your complimentary Planters Punch each day, and many other delightful concoctions, they will also chat and get to know you, and make sure that they don’t beat you too heavily at croquet! And the dining staff, including Ryan and Carter, will entertain you while ensuring that you put on weight. You’ll find that everyone who works at Jamaica Inn - including the excellent and approachable manager, Kyle, and co-owner, Eric - refers to the place as ‘home’. When we first arrived, we were warmly greeted with the words, “Welcome home”. I thought they had made a mistake – we hadn’t been there before. But over the days, we came to regard Jamaica Inn as our special home from home, and to understand the relevance of the welcome. On our last day, when we told the beach bar team that we really didn’t want to leave, Rupert wisely pointed out, “But you have to leave, so that you can come back home again!” Quite simply, if you’re going to Jamaica, and are looking for total rest and relaxation in the most gorgeous of settings with wonderful people looking after you, look no further than Jamaica Inn. We certainly look forward to coming home again soon.More
Dave B, Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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