My search for accommodation in Kingston lead me to the Mayfair hotel in new Kingston. I was attrected to this one because of the price, $6300JA per night.(65us). Most of the others i checked were $85us upwards. I later realised that this hoteh were a little off the bus route, hence the price. I had to take two buses, one from parade, down town to half-way-tree, then another to new kingston, followed by a ten minute walk, to 4 Kings house close, adjacent to the Canadian Embassy. on arrival the receptionest quoted us a entirely different price from the one given on the telephone, she said the prices changed the morning of the very day we arrived. I decided to take it anyway, i paid $7600ja instead of the quoted price of $6300ja. We were given a room on the ground floor, a basic room with odd furniture and a three-quater bed, not a double bed. It had hot and cold water and air condition. In the evening there a lively atmosphere at the pool-side bar location, which were very enjoyable. The night were peaceful and un interrupted, although the bed was small. The surrounding court yard were pleasant and relaxing, with some interesting fruit trees, Ackee, Mango, Naiseberry, all made good conversation, while we sat under a large Almond tree. we were told there were 41 rooms and two restaurant one local the other chineese on the premesis. We found the staff to be pleasant and polite. We had breakfast at the local restaurant. Two pots of coffee, one portion of ackee, one portion of callaloo, boiled yam, plantain, and sweet potato. the cost were $2000ja for both of us, we were invited to eat in the court yard and not in the dining room, this was cooked to order, an enjoyable and filling meal. My overall view is, this is a no-frills establishment, in a nice part of new Kingston, close to Devon house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mayfair Hotel is located in the heart of Kingston, minutes away from local attractions such as the Bob Marley Museum and Devon House, With beautiful scenery and comfortable accommodations the Mayfair strikes an eloquent balance between Old and New Kingston. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mayfair Hotel Kingston
- Mayfair Hotel Jamaica/Kingston