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Tamarind Great House

Crescent Estate | St Mary, Oracabessa, Jamaica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I´ve been living in Jamaica 5 years. As soon as I knew tamarind great house it became my favorite spot to relax and disconnect from work and daily routine. Its charm lays in its amazing location and the magic of the architecture which carries you other, ancient times. You can enjoy the company of Gillian and Barry, both amazing hosts.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We found Tamarind on the internet when desperately trying to find a stop off in the area. Ochi was pretty much full as it was a busy weekend with bank holidays either side. But good for us that we found Tamarind! The house is beautiful , built to a very high standard by Gillian and Barry. The rooms are all... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

While somewhat more expensive than most other guesthouses we stayed at in Jamaica Tamarind was well worth the extra money. The villa is set atop in the hills over Oracabessa with a wonderful view. The drawback of this view may be the slightly more remote setting with no stores close by but we simply enjoyed the peacefulness and our host's... More 

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Enfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We absolutely loved our time at Tamarind Great House. Set in a stunning location with views for miles across beautiful hills. The house had a gorgeous rooms up an amazing staircase. The downstairs hall was beautifully polished and lead out to the veranda where breakfast and drinks were served. We will definitely go back to stay next time we're in... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Lovely friendly relaxing stay at Tamarind. Love the great houses in the hills with the lovely views. An easy road up, in great condition. Some lovely falls locally with no one there. We had a super, clean, oversized corner room with huge balcony and a great view at a great rate. But the main thing is Gillian's cooking! Be sure... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This was our first time in jamaica and I do not remember that I ever felt so relaxed after a vacation. Tamarind Great House is exceptional, a personal, individual jewel and I still cannot believe I found it on the internet! We arrived completely exhausted from work at night and were welcomed by a concert of sounds (frogs and cicadas,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We wanted to break up the drive between Port Antonio and Negril and after a bit of online research found Tamarind Great House. It did indeed sound great, and the reality is even better! Located near, but not in Oracabessa, the area is gorgeous Jamaican countryside, verdant and relaxing. The big atmospheric house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Beautiful house, nice pool, breathtaking views, lovely homecooked homegrown food (Im notoriously fussy about my food), great service and really nice hosts....what more could you want... I'd highly recommend staying at Tamarind. We stayed mid-april with a 16 month old baby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

people who owen this place need a star good hosts - tea and coffee in morning before exploring the island of its wonderful culture, lots of places to see. close to Oreca Besa and the water falls ,shops and a market , lots to see even on a three week holiday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My husband and I were desperately in need of a relaxing vacation. We have been to many all-inclusive hotels and didn't want that kind of environment as we find that we usually need to recover from our vacation. We combed the internet and came accross this jewel called Tamarind Great House. We booked online and called Tamarind and spoke with... More 

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Address: Crescent Estate | St Mary, Oracabessa, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Mary Parish > Oracabessa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Tamarind Great House Hotel Oracabessa
Tamarind Great House Jamaica/Oracabessa

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