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Jamaica Inn

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

A classic, elegant hotel where peace and relaxation reign, set in a stunning private cove near Ocho Rios

The Jamaica Inn has been a Caribbean classic since the 1950s - and its colonial allure is somehow timeless. Marilyn Monroe, Noel Coward and Errol Flynn have all cast their shadows on the terrace, but whilst the old-time glamour remains, manager Mary Phillips keeps the place up-to-date, so it appeals to a range of ages. Many guests return year after year, knowing that the standards will always be high, the service impeccable, and the relaxing ambiance unchanged.

Located on a stunning private cove just east of Ocho Rios, with 45 suites and 8 cottages, the hotel has been in the same family for over 50 years. First impressions are impressive if a bit daunting (immaculate balustraded pavilions, perfectly manicured grounds), but despite the classic grandeur, Jamaica Inn is a surprisingly unpretentious parallel universe.

Spread over 8 acres, there’s heaps of room for everyone, and the stunning white-sand beach never feels crowded. The suites and cottages vary in size from generous to super-sized; all have a sea view and are elegantly furnished with carved wooden four-posters, Jamaican antiques, plantation shutters, and balconies that are more like outdoor living rooms. All in all, it's great for those who want a quiet, classy atmosphere, and some good old-fashioned spoiling.

Guest Ratings

Room:
100%
Food:
90%
Service:
100%
Value:
100%
Overall:
98%

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Highs

  • Friendly local staff, many of whom have been here for decades. Don't miss Barman Teddy's fabulous highballs
  • Dining is a real event - revel in getting dressed up for 6-course fusion dinners, and sitting at candlelit tables laden with crystal and bone china
  • For those who want real privacy, the 8 cottages each have private access steps into the sea and most have a private pool; great for honeymooners
  • The Ocean Spa, offering moonlight massages and custom-made facials
  • No children under 10 are allowed, so it's a refreshingly adult place to escape to
  • Use of mobile phones is restricted to the rooms, and there are no in-room TVs, clocks or radios - the emphasis is on escapism and rest

Lows

  • Some may find it too formal
  • The high probability of musical entertainment over dinner - a bit cheesy at times
  • The white plastic beach mattresses feel a little outdated, but they are at least comfortable
  • Occasional music from the nearby Sandals resort may break the spell in the West Wing, but it doesn’t go on late
  • Very popular so you’ll need to book in advance

This is one of Jamaica's class acts...        

Conde Nast Traveler (US)Jamaica Inn:  Read more press reviews
Save to favouritesPrintMailJamaica InnThe Jamaica Inn has been a Caribbean classic since the 1950s - and its colonial allure is somehow timeless. Marilyn Monroe, Noel Coward and Errol Flynn have all cast their shadows on the terrace, but whilst the old-time glamour remains, manager Mary Phillips keeps the place up-to-date, so it appeals to a range of ages. Many guests return year after year, knowing that the standards will always be high, the service impeccable, and the relaxing ambiance unchanged. Located on a stunning private cove just east of Ocho Rios, with 45 suites and 8 cottages, the hotel has been in the same family for over 50 years. First impressions are impressive if a bit daunting (immaculate balustraded pavilions, perfectly manicured grounds), but despite the classic grandeur, Jamaica Inn is a surprisingly unpretentious parallel universe. Spread over 8 acres, there’s heaps of room for everyone, and the stunning white-sand beach never feels crowded. The [r:JM005:suites] and cottages vary in size from generous to super-sized; all have a sea view and are elegantly furnished with carved wooden four-posters, Jamaican antiques, plantation shutters, and balconies that are more like outdoor living rooms. All in all, it's great for those who want a quiet, classy atmosphere, and some good old-fashioned spoiling.

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