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“Exclusive, beautiful, friendly hotel with great spa on the roof” 5 of 5 stars
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The Spanish Court Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 St Lucia Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 114 cities Reviews in 114 cities
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“Exclusive, beautiful, friendly hotel with great spa on the roof”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

It is a relatively small hotel but the one with great ambience and decor. Feels very exclusive.

Room: healthy sized rooms, very beautifully decorated with nice pictures on walls. Impeccably clean. Bathroom with all amenities. Small but convenient desk.

Service: very good

Reception: small reception with 2 people, very friendly and helpful

Spa: this is a jewel. Located on the roof in a great setting, with beautiful sunbeds

Parking: lots of space in their parking lot

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We stayed three nights here on a recent business trip to Kingston. We ate at the hotel, used the spa, and enjoyed the property. Honestly, if you are going to Jamaica, I'm not sure if I would really even bother with Kingston if I wanted to see the country. We drove pretty much the entire island and the people and the beautiful scenery were breath taking. In the older part of downtown Kingston we were pretty uncomfortable with the surroundings. However we walked around the hotel and got to enjoy the area with no trouble.

However, since we had to be here, this was a GREAT property. Very insulated from the hustle of the area. Reliable internet service to work. Attentive and polite employees. Everything you could want from a business class hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

This is a true 1st class hotel with elegant decor and design in Kingston....the rooms are very clean and the bed is just relaxing after a long day....there is a very good continental breakfast included in the rates.

Staff at front desk/lobby/rest&bar are all very accommodating and friendly.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guelph, Canada
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

I am a 40 year old professor from Canada and stayed here on business. The Spanish Court is beautiful, clean and sleek. The service is excellent. The breakfast buffet is also excellent. Any other food however is very expensive. I think I paid $12 USD for a slice of cake! There is a good grocery store right across the street, and the hotel is located in New Kingston, a nice part of town. There isn't much to do right around the hotel but a 10 min walk takes you to some restaurants. Don't expect much from Kingston -- you will likely just spend time in your hotel room watching tv except when you have meetings. Anyway, a nice place especially if you can get a good deal or someone else is paying for it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

The Spanish Court was a nice surprise. Trendy and homey. It was the perfect spot to stay in Kingston for Business. It was center to all businesses. Nice breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Stayed for business in Kingston end of October 2011

Pros:
* Clean and comfortable feeling hotel
* Free wifi throughout the hotel
* Good morning breakfast buffett with made to order omelets
* Nice, friendly staff
* Excellent restaurant for dinner (ate there twice)--same area used for breakfast
* Nice big, bathroom with decent shampoo & body wash


Cons:
* Very small and hot gym (2 treadmills, 2 bikes, 1 stairmaster). A/C does not work very good.
* Not very many options within walking distance for dinner
* Taxis will try to rip you off--make sure to bargain!
* Very warm hallways (no A/C)
* Rooms require your room key to keep the power on which also means the A/C turns off.
* Very small pool

Would definitiely stay here again if in Kingston for business...

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Stayed over at the Spanish Court on business for 3 nights. The hotel really lived up to its rating in Tripadvisor. As other reviews mentioned, the hotel is very nicely decorated, cozy yet modern and chic. The ground floor meets you with its delightfully decorated lobby and lounge; the restaurant is on your right, which serves very good breakfasts (didn't try dinner though), and there is a cafe with delicious looking pastries and desserts on the left end.
On the second floor is the pool, where you will also find the pool bar which makes for a great chill out time after a day's work. On Friday nights they have live music on the pool deck/bar.
The rooms are nicely decorated also, but are a little small, although that doesn't really affect the guest experience. There is wifi on the rooms which doesnt' work that great, but the wired connection (there is a cable behind the phone) works good. A couple of bottled water are stocked in the minibar on your arrival, but these are not replenished the following days. There is a safe in the closet.
The service at reception is really good, clerks are very friendly and helpful, and were on top of arranging our cabs, etc.
The hotel location is also good, at walking distance from New Kingston Business Area, where most of financial institutions are located; safe to walk around this area too.

Room Tip: Ask for opposite from pool, otherwise you may get some noise comming from the pool deck/bar.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 St Lucia Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Kingston Parish > Kingston
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kingston
#1 Spa Hotel in Kingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Spanish Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Spanish Court Hotel, comfort, convenience and effortless luxury is our signature trademark. The majestic, Spanish-influenced exterior is enhanced by rich, soothing interiors that evoke the Jamaican palette of black, gold and green. Our Guest Rooms, including a selection of Deluxe, Junior and Royal Suites, offer the ideal sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation. Room Rates include complimentary continental breakfast, wired and wireless Internet Access. ... more   less 
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Spanish Court Hotel
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