I've worked in Kingston a lot over the last year. Don't go there expecting a welcoming culture - you're not so much welcomed with open arms as loaded arms. It's very sad, but it's true; Kingston can be a dangerous town.
The Pegasus hotel is a safe oasis in a town where (sorry to be necessarily blunt) as a white guy on his own, you're well advised to stay in the hotel, at least after dark. Lone business travellers therefore need to choose somewhere that won't become claustrophobic too quickly and the large pool, gardens and OK gym at the Pegasus and choice of restaurants makes it a decent bet.
Other reviewers have said the staff are lovely or rude. Both are right - it totally depends on who you happen to speak to. The restaurants are OK. Although served from one single kitchen, they don't serve the same food. To my slight frustration, the (good) beef lasagne was only available in room service. Some of the staff in the "Columbus" hotel are snooty and rude (don't try to get in there wearing shorts - you are likely to be treated with a very inappropriate disdain).
The internet is reasonably priced and generally worked. I had no problems with the basics (eg laundry service).
I noted that the Pegasus is the hotel favoured by flight crews. This is generally a good indicator.
I'd certainly stay there again, but I'd not be excited about the prospect of doing so.
- Also Known As:
- Jamaica Pegasus Kingston
- Hotel Jamaica Pegasus
- Jamaica Pegasus
- The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel Kingston
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pegasus rises 17 stories in the heart of the business and financial district. It is within walking distance of international offices, embassies and shopping areas. The hotel is located 25 minutes from the Norman Manley International Airport. Our all-suite Royal Club floors are specially designed for business executives, and amenities include private check-in and check-out, complimentary continental breakfast and cocktails in the private lounge and a private fitness room. ... more less
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