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“''Very Tranquil and relaxing place to visit''” 5 of 5 stars
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Rafjam's Bed & Breakfast, Blue Mountain Cottages and Nature
Red Light District, Irish Town, St Andrew | Blue Mountains, Irish Town, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Irish Town B&B and Inns
Kingston, Jamaica
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“''Very Tranquil and relaxing place to visit''”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

I live not too far away from Rafjam when in Jamaica....Although it's been opened a while now, i did not get the chance to visit as i spent most of my time in the UK back and fourth ....Now i had the chance to visit i will deffinately re visit.
The atmosphere and surroundings was very breath taken .....The food was delicious ....And the music was great .
The relaxing sound of the river was out of this world ....A must for visitors and tourist it's a great place to chill , my friend and i really enjoyed the lovely views and the nature ...there were some exotic plants around the grounds ....The Blue mountain hills were also in sight .

The Owner and Manager Lady Sue was on sight ....And did a pick up service which was great she is a great driver ...The staff was also warm and friendly ....I would deffinately recommend Rafjam , its located in Hopewell....Very easy to find from kingston once you hit Papine and Gordon Town RD ...It's plane sailing up to Red light District .....
One Love...... Jamaica Every Time.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cjam10, Owner at Rafjam's Bed & Breakfast, Blue Mountain Cottages and Nature, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Thank you for your review Lorna, we are happy you enjoyed.
A lot of people in the community of Irish Town Knows that Rafjam Exist, but because we are not on the main, people from the community does not know what Rafjam is like, and does not know that it is a little paradise....... We are trying to invite locals to come down and enjoy our lovely place, we and as you said, we can provide transport for our guests to Rafjam.

Please feel free to come again, we will be happy to welcome you

One Love!!!!!!
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

I have been coming to Jamaica since 2000. Actually I have spent more than a year in Jamaica already. Thus, I have seen a lot of places and I can tell you one thing about Rafjam:

Don't miss it. This place is a must stay for those who love nature. If you are looking for a quiet place that fits in with the beautiful environment of the Blue Mountains you have found the right spot. The rooms are decorated with a lot of care. Many details such as coconut bowls, palm leafs, bamboo and more make up a naturally charming atmosphere. On top of that, the place is extremely clean and comfortable. Outside you will find a cute little 'tiki bar' and a terrace that give view to a beautiful little waterfall and a lovely garden in the backyard. Chilling in one of the comfortable hammocks and listening to the sound of the water is more than rejuvenating.

Furthermore, I have rarely found a place where I felt as home as in Rafjam. Susan did a great job in looking after all the guests and making sure that everybody feels comfortable and at home. She is lovely.

If you are looking for a good hike there are obviously many opportunities in the Blue Mountains. However, one hike you definitely should do is a visit to the local Rasta Camp. The hike starts right from the backyard of Rafjam. A one hour walk up the hill gave us the chance to meet a very friendly and open group of people who are more than willing to share any information about the religion of the Rastafari's.

All in all.... this was my best visit ever to the Blue Mountains. Thanks to Susan and Rafjam.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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cjam10, Owner at Rafjam's Bed & Breakfast, Blue Mountain Cottages and Nature, responded to this review, November 20, 2011
Thank you for your review, we are very happy you had a wonderful time here. At Rafjam we aim to please, we always try our best to ensure that our guests have the greatest stay ever.

The tour to the Rasta camp is out of the ordinary and i guess that is why our guests enjoy it so much. Of course being in the blue mountain without a lovely garden to relax in, is no fun at all, we have now added to our garden a love nest.....which is for couples who needs to relax in the garden and need their own privacy.

We would be delighted to welcoming you back here in the future

Glad you enjoyed
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Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

I grew up lived and worked in the area surrounding Rafjam for three quarters of my life before migrating to Tokyo. After living in a big city for ten years, all you need is one night at Rafjam to bring back all the happy memories of your childhood. The sound of the river at night is like music to your ears. I went there with my 8 year old daughter who was born in Tokyo so as to give her an opportunity to see what daily life was like for me when I was a kid.
Under normal circumstances this would take a long time but at Rafjam with the help of Susan the manager (who she now refers to as Auntie Sue) she had the ultimate experience of a life time in a very short period. I was awaken to the beauty that exist in the Blue Mountain.
Looking to reconnect with the simple things in life then this is the place to stay.
It's a natural paradise immaculately preserved by Mr and Mrs De Campos Palermo and family. After arriving at Redlight District on the New Castle Rd you might want to leave the driving to the expert Susan.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Its name says all.... Blue Mountain Cottage and Nature, is located into the Blue Mountains, the house is hidden in nature, there is a charming river, in addition the food is delicious, the rooms has great view..

There really looked after me very well, I felt like home. Susan and her family are very friendly and sweet, the area is very safe and quiet.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cjam10, Manager at Rafjam's Bed & Breakfast, Blue Mountain Cottages and Nature, responded to this review, August 31, 2011
Hello giulliana

Thank you so much for your review, we were very happy to have had you at Rafjams and glad you had a wonderful stay here, and do hope you will be back soon and of course share some of you lovely fashions in our gift shop to other visitors. please keep in touch, thank you

Susan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Rafjams, it felt like staying with a family. We could walk or run straight from the B&B into the Blue Mountains through conifer woodland and farmed hills, enjoying wonderful Jamaican wildlife and friendly residents.

Internet was excellent, which was important to our working stay. Deshaun provided good food and looked after us and Susan, the landlady was lovely.

We thoroughly recommend the wondeful family atmosphere and countryside of Rafjams!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cjam10, Manager at Rafjam's Bed & Breakfast, Blue Mountain Cottages and Nature, responded to this review, August 26, 2011
Hello

Thank you so much for your review, so happy you had a wonderful stay at Rafjam, it was a pleasure to have you both visiting and do hope you would return to our lovely Island.

Thanks again

Susan
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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

our employer had booked us into the knutsford in kingston in which you could be in anywhere in the world, very bporing. we immediately moved up to Rafjams for a more jamaican experience bordering the blue mountians. Susan and deshaun and the team were helpful in every way and I wish then luck with the enterprise. The running and wildlife made it a lasting memory.....

Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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cjam10, Manager at Rafjam's Bed & Breakfast, Blue Mountain Cottages and Nature, responded to this review, August 26, 2011
Hello

Thank you much for a lovely review, It is good to know how much you enjoyed Rafjams and do hope you will be back someday to visit. We are also happy the staff gave the best service they could.

Thanks again for your review

Susan
Manager
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Kingston, Jamaica
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

My name is StokeIy Rose(Trainfit Club) and i have been to Blue Mountain Cottages and nature over 10 times on business, pleasure and social trips. On all my visits i am taken aback by the constant improvement that Susan and Rafael makes. To say i love and would recommend the place is an understatement. If given the chance i would live there...

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cjam10, Manager at Rafjam's Bed & Breakfast, Blue Mountain Cottages and Nature, responded to this review, August 24, 2011
Hello

Thank you for your review, we are very happy to have had you and your different groups here, we at Rafjam always try to improve our business for our guests benifits.

We are also delighted to know how much you enjoy our place, and hope you will get a chance to live here someday.

Thanks again for choosing our place for your business and do hope we will continue a good business relationship

Thanks

Susan
Manager
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Address: Red Light District, Irish Town, St Andrew | Blue Mountains, Irish Town, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Andrew Parish > Irish Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Irish Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deep in the valleys of the Blue Mountains, Rafjam Bed and Breakfast offers an authentic, local Jamaican experience like none other. Rafjam is located up the B1 highway from Papine in Kingston. After about a 30 minute drive and arrival to the town of Red Light, turn right on Hopewell Road and drive all the way down the cul-de-sac. Nestled between two rivers, the guest accommodations are perched high above the natural scenery: the cascading river in our backyard or the fleeting glimpse of a hummingbird sipping rain water from the petals of a heliconia.The climate in the mountains drifts from sun to cloud all day, with scattered rain. Rafjam offers an ideal spot to soak in the soothing Jamaican sun while not getting scorched along the way. You can always jump into one of the many freshwater pools on the property to cool off, or climb up to the 15 foot waterfall just five minutes away.Born and raised in Springdale Cove, Susan inherited her parent's house and decided to refurbish. Eager to offer a taste of paradise to everyone, she opened these magnificent Blue Mountain Cottages with the help of her husband. This vivacious, real Jamaican lady and her professional, laid back team will welcome you and provide whatever you need for you to enjoy your stay.Rafjam's kitchen serves a variety of succulent Jamaican and international cuisines. Our team includes world renowned chefs who evoke their Caribbean, North and South American, and European palates with their culinary creations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available. A special request? We will cook according to your taste. Many of the items we serve are grown organically right here in our own backyard or acquired directly from local farmers. A global, eco-friendly gustatory experience in the quiet heart of the Blue Mountains.Five star service in a family setting... you will surely be back again!Rafjam: service beyond expectation... ... more   less 
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