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“Jamaica Inn is OK”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Jamaica Inn

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Jamaica Inn
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Ocho Rios
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London, United Kingdom
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“Jamaica Inn is OK”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Jamaica Inn offers excellent service during 8-21.

However, we were kind of disappointed that the last restaurant orders are served at 21.00.
Further, the pita bread received for room service was hard and my wife decided to not eat it.

However, the breakfast, burgers and desserts are excellent.

I was kind of surprised that there was no minibar or any snacks in the room, unless you decide what to get in it prior to your stay – but who knows that?

We had to go through some hassle to get a drink and crisps after 23.00, but finally had it delivered to the room. The hotel felt very American.

I rather stay two nights in Golden eye than 1 month in Jamaica Inn.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Just returned from Jamaica Inn and can agree with the vast majority of surveyers that it is a true jewel of a hotel, run more like an exclusive club than a hotel.
I have never been at a hotel where I actually wanted to meet more guests. Say what you want about the accomodations and facilities, but the guests who go there, and the people who work there set the place apart.
Every night seemed like a special party, with cocktails on the terrace, followed by intimate dinners. Other guests became quick friends, helped by the most courteous staff. I've never seen anything quite like it.
Service is as good as people say it is, warm and efficient, unlike most places in the Carribean.
The hotel is quite old, but it is well kept (maids constantly cleaning). The rooms are nice and comfortable, with large verandas with each room. The rooms themselves, though, are not huge. Bathrooms are up to date.
The beach here is beautiful, with private chaises for everyone...its quiet, with all the boating you could want, as long as there is no motor involved!
The food is excellent, with fresh ingriedients and able international and Jamaican preperation.
All in all, a very nice experiance if you are looking for a friendly, elegant, club like experiance.

Room Tip: Don't worry about room 60, we stayed in room 59, and it was very quiet
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

Having stayed at Jamaica Inn for several days in December, I thought it was about time to write a review. They say first impressions are everything, well when you check in, you are greeted with friendly, professional staff and a stunning view of the grounds, the beach and the sea. From the moment, we arrived to the moment we left, we really enjoyed this resort. The rooms are well appointed with modern bathrooms and A/C that can’t be beat. I don’t think there is a bad view from any room. We were on the ground floor with a great verandah that served as another room. We were just steps from the small beach which is dotted with palapas and comfy loungers ready for your day of rest and relaxation. The grounds are impeccable and if you are interested, a gardener will take you on a tour and tell you everything you need to know. There is a small pool and a beach bar which serves you with any delicious concoction you can imagine. Speaking of serving, the waiters are something to behold, carrying room service on trays on their heads, no hands, just great posture! You can see them all day making deliveries to guests, I don’t think they spill a drop! Many many years of practice. Then there is Inni and Zion, who are father and son resident dogs who follow their mummy, Mary, everywhere. They are a wonderful addition to the resort. The Spa is delightful, I did not have a massage but did enjoy my time there. It sits on the edge of the water, so you can sit outside while getting your nails done and hear the water below. Absolutely divine. The food is very very good but a little expensive. We had a lovely meal one evening under the stars while there was live music playing. There is a small gym that is well equipped to help balance any overindulgences.
Overall, this is a place to rest, relax and enjoy, while being pampered in understated luxury.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Montreal, Quebec
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

My husband and I have travelled the world and when we arrived at the Jamaica Inn a few days ago we knew we'd found someplace very special. There is a sense of peace and quiet, of certainty in an unsettled world. The rooms are spacious and elegant, the food is fresh and beautifully cooked. The papayas are remarkable, as is the grilled fish. Each morning we eat breakfast on our verandah, looking across the beach to the Caribbean. Then we spend the day reading in the lounge chairs and swimming. All of this would be remarkable enough, but what separates the Jamaica Inn from other superb hotels is a level of gracious service that for us is unsurpassed. We'll be back - if they can get us to ever leave, that is.

Room Tip: Just be aware that there are no televisions, radios or even clocks in the rooms - though there is fr...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Amazing first class service and wonderful experience. Beautiful rooms/ location/ friendly staff/ amazing food and coffee! cocktails.Hotel is right on the beach and has a very personal feel to it. Wonderfully managed by a wonderful woman who made our holiday more than we could have ever dreamed!!

If you book this hotel you will never regret staying there, worth every penny.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Jamaica Inn

Property: Jamaica Inn
Address: Main St, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Phone Number:
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Ocho Rios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ocho Rios
#1 Family Hotel in Ocho Rios
#1 Green Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Spa Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ocho Rios
Price range (per night): $385 - $883
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Jamaica Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1950, Jamaica Inn has consistently been ranked as one of the top resort hotels in the Caribbean. Jamaica Inn is a small, elegantly timeless resort located in beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica. With just 52 suites spread over 8 acres, there are sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea from every suite. This property boasts a 700-foot premier private beach, which is often considered to be the one of the best in the Caribbean. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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