We stayed at Whitfield Hall Hostel as part of our tour via Sun Venture Tours to hike the Blue Mountain Easter weekend 2012. It took roughly 2/1/2 hours to get there from New Kingston and what a bumpy ride! It really is a place of beautiful solitude. Peaceful environment, that offers a sense of calm. Love the huge Eucalyptus trees at the entrance. Clean fresh air. The hostel itself is quite rustic, no electricity, a fire place, and kerosene oil lamps. We got a room to ourselves with 4 bunk style beds. After a long flight and that bumpy ride it wasn’t too hard to pass out. We ordered dinner and got served up delicious chicken, rice and peas, fresh and steamed vegetables as well as potatoes and yams. It was so much, we couldn’t eat it all off! I decided to take a shower and it is super cold mountain water! The resident dog followed us and guide all the way to the mountain-that was cute. We hung out with other campers during the evening, people from all over the world. We had breakfast on returning from our hike which was good also. We met Ms. Lynette (might be the owner) in the morning after our hike, very nice lady. I must thank the staff for the lovely meal especially for making me tea (Everton) at 1a.m before my hike begun. It was also just nice sitting around chit chatting with the staff. Overall an okay place to stay if going hiking in the Blue Mountains or just want to get away from it all and be at one with nature.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whitfield Hall sits at 4000 feet directly on the main hiking trail that travels up to Blue Mountain Peak. The hall itself, dating from the late 18th century, can provide rustic accommodation for up to 30 guests. Most rooms have bunkbeds, although the Colonel Whitfield room has a double (full) bed and is private. Guides to the Peak can be arranged for trekkers. Hearty, home-cooked meals and other refreshments, including cups of, Blue Mountain coffee brewed with fresh spring water, are available (with advance notice). Guests may also use our kitchen to cook. A campsite is also available. You can hire our driver to provide safe, 4 wheel drive transportation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Whitfield Hall Hotel Kingston
- Whitfield Hall Jamaica/Kingston