My recommendation on this property is to triple check your reservation and call before you leave to drive up. Communication and organisation is not their strong suit. They are geared for single night stays that are only intended to be a starting point for the hike up to the peak.
My Husband and I stayed with a friend at Whitfield Hall in order to climb Blue Mountain peak. I was prepared for simple amenities, but not for the lack of organisation. We arrived to be told that we did not have a reservation and that there was no room for us. As it was late, I was rather concerned that we had no other options. The staff onsite made accommodations for us and it worked out in the end. The food is decent and filling if somewhat over priced for the quality. The facilities are clean and the coffee is SPECTACULAR. We had reserved the Col Whitfield room, but arrived to find it had been given to someone else. We stayed in what must be private quarters off the kitchen. The lack of electricity and hot water is not a concern for me personally as I am usually too warm and am comfortable with kerosene lamplight. Loud partying immediately next to our room made it difficult to sleep. As my friend put it, they are not serious about the hospitality business.
When we arrived back home I found an email had been sent cancelling our original reservation, claiming we had not followed up. As we had already started our trip when the email was sent to me, I did not know they had cancelled my reservation. This confusion soured what was otherwise a good stay.
- 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