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#1 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Montego Bay
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Polkerris and Vista de la Bahia are two villas nestled on a hillside with fabulous views overlooking the Montego Bay harbour. Less than half a mile from Doctor's Cave Beach and a few minutes from the 'Hip Strip' with it's many shops and restaurants. Rooms are air conditioned with en-suite bathroom, TV, refrigerator, safe and ironing board. A full breakfast is included with a wide array of Jamaican and International dishes to choose from.
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MsPearl105 wrote a review Feb 2020
Weldon, North Carolina670 contributions167 helpful votes
My husband I debated staying at Polkerris or the S Hotel. We relied on reviews, and we are so happy we did! Upon initial booking, Jeremy sent us a detailed message about where we were staying and directions for getting there. His timely responses made us feel comfortable before we even arrived. The day of our departure flight to MBJ, weather in the southeastern states caused our Thursday flight to be canceled and rebooked for Friday morning. Jeremy was responsive throughout the process as I gave him update after update. He rebooked our airport pickup for the new flight. The driver, Leonard (who is AMAZING, by the way) was waiting for us with a sign bearing our names. Shirley was the first employee we met. She welcomed us, gave us a tour of the property, showed us how to work the television/cable, answered all of our questions, took our breakfast order for the next morning, and provided us with glasses of some of the best cold lemonade we’ve ever tasted! My husband loved the lemonade so much that he ordered it when we dined at The Pelican Grill for dinner that night. Each morning, we enjoyed tea/coffee, fresh fruit, juice, and a Jamaican or American breakfast. Since we were in Jamaica, we ordered Jamaican each day...yummy! The American looked tasty as well as other guests opted for that. The views were spectacular! Our room was facing the sea...so beautiful. In addition to being meticulously cleaned, our room was spacious and had 2 ways to enter/exit. Seats were available on the patio for us to watch the perfect landscaping or sea. We found the pool area to be relaxing as a waterfall with colorful fish below provided a steady, relaxing sound. Flowers, flowers, flowers - they created a botanical garden feel. We didn’t play any games, but we did walk in the game room to get a feel for the room. We planned to play billiards, but we didn’t make our way back. If you wish to read in an enclosed area with books, that’s available too! We walked back and forth to the Hip Strip several times each day of our stay. We walked during the day and at night and always felt safe. We mostly opted for the route via the sister property directly in front of Polkerris, but a few times (during the day only) we walked along the road that led to Coral Cliff. We walked to Pork Pit (go left once in the Hip Strip), Margaritaville, Doctor’s Cave, the Supermarket, and Escape to Exhale Spa (located inside the Deja), Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records Restaurant - make a right once on the Hip Strip. There is a Starbucks attached to the entrance of Doctor’s Cave Beach. The Pelican Grill is to the right or left depending on where you arrive on the Hip Strip (taking the road it’s to the left, taking the sister property, it’s to the right). We went on an excursion to Negril and the driver had no problem finding the property. Downtown was only a 5 minute or so drive away. Jeremy arranged for Michael to send a driver (Leonard came back 😊) to pick us up and drop us back off at the airport. All of the staff - and I do mean ALL - were phenomenal. Housekeeping and breakfast service was top notch! When we return to MoBay, we will definitely stay at Polkerris!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mary Ellen S wrote a review Feb 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona13 contributions1 helpful vote
We so enjoyed our week at the Polkerris Bed and Breakfast, where Elaine & Peter took such good care of us; with unique Jamaican breakfasts for me and eggs & pancakes for my less adventurous husband. We could count on them for excellent restaurant recommendations and finding our rides to get there. An evening of lobster dinner ordered in at the pool came complete with a waiter to serve it. Please don't miss out on this wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Alan wrote a review Jan 2020
Stamford, Connecticut3 contributions
Peter and Elaine are fantastic hosts. They genuinely care about your experience and give excellent local knowledge on what you should see while in Jamaica. The property is beautiful and well kept, our room was very nice, and the location is great for restaurants, bars, and shops. The breakfast is tasty and sets you up for the day ahead; you also get a gorgeous view of the island while eating out on the patio by the pool. And when one of us wasn’t feeling great one morning, Elaine was quick to offer tea to help to feel better. I would recommend Doctor’s Cave beach, which is a short walk from the property for a local beach day. Can’t say enough nice things about our stay at Polkerris!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Chie G wrote a review Jan 2020
18 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our first bed and breakfast and it was absolutely great. Elaine welcomed us warmly and checked us in 2 hours early. We had Jamaican breakfast every morning and it was perfect. We will stay at this place next time we're in Montego Bay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
HappyJPTraveler wrote a review Dec 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania52 contributions26 helpful votes
We were there with two teens and two adults- with a room in the upper house and one in the lower house. The place is architecturally pleasing with real art, lovely furniture and stunning views in every direction. There are two pools- both tile pools with surrounding tile patios, plants and views. One has a small waterfall with goldfish next to it. The home was originally the owner's home, and you can tell the care that went into the place. The beds were comfortable, with sparkling clean bathrooms, great showers. Each room had a small fridge with drinking water, and an ice bucket. They made great recommendations of places to eat, go, etc. They even arranged drivers, etc. Breakfasts are delicious- can be traditional Jamaican or Western. You can't go wrong here!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: If you have problems climbing stairs, would ask the owners which room is best as it is built into...
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$132 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Polkerris Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Polkerris Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Margaritaville After Dark Nightclub Experience (0.2 miles), Cosmos and Canvas (0.2 miles), and Aquasol Beach Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Polkerris Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Polkerris Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Polkerris Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Polkerris Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pork Pit, Marguerites, and The Pelican Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Polkerris Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Polkerris Bed and Breakfast have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Polkerris Bed and Breakfast offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Polkerris Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Barnett Estate Plantation (1.0 miles) and The Cage (1.1 miles).
Does Polkerris Bed and Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.