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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Oh my gosh!!! This place is one word...majestic!! The pictures on the website does not do the place justice. The ride to there is complicated, but once you arrive, you feel at ease. Gillian, is one of the best host I've ever met, she and her husband was so gracious and wonderful to us. The house, the architecture it's was... More 

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay if you are around Ocho Rios, Oracabesa coasts and looking for peaceful, comfortable place, in the middle of nature, quite but also close to several destinations in Jamaica. Owners are very kind, helpful and foods are fresh, natural and delicios. The house itself and it's environment is very special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I´ve been living in Jamaica 5 years. As soon as I knew tamarind great house it became my favorite spot to relax and disconnect from work and daily routine. Its charm lays in its amazing location and the magic of the architecture which carries you other, ancient times. You can enjoy the company of Gillian and Barry, both amazing hosts.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We found Tamarind on the internet when desperately trying to find a stop off in the area. Ochi was pretty much full as it was a busy weekend with bank holidays either side. But good for us that we found Tamarind! The house is beautiful , built to a very high standard by Gillian and Barry. The rooms are all... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

While somewhat more expensive than most other guesthouses we stayed at in Jamaica Tamarind was well worth the extra money. The villa is set atop in the hills over Oracabessa with a wonderful view. The drawback of this view may be the slightly more remote setting with no stores close by but we simply enjoyed the peacefulness and our host's... More 

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Enfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We absolutely loved our time at Tamarind Great House. Set in a stunning location with views for miles across beautiful hills. The house had a gorgeous rooms up an amazing staircase. The downstairs hall was beautifully polished and lead out to the veranda where breakfast and drinks were served. We will definitely go back to stay next time we're in... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Lovely friendly relaxing stay at Tamarind. Love the great houses in the hills with the lovely views. An easy road up, in great condition. Some lovely falls locally with no one there. We had a super, clean, oversized corner room with huge balcony and a great view at a great rate. But the main thing is Gillian's cooking! Be sure... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This was our first time in jamaica and I do not remember that I ever felt so relaxed after a vacation. Tamarind Great House is exceptional, a personal, individual jewel and I still cannot believe I found it on the internet! We arrived completely exhausted from work at night and were welcomed by a concert of sounds (frogs and cicadas,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We wanted to break up the drive between Port Antonio and Negril and after a bit of online research found Tamarind Great House. It did indeed sound great, and the reality is even better! Located near, but not in Oracabessa, the area is gorgeous Jamaican countryside, verdant and relaxing. The big atmospheric house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Beautiful house, nice pool, breathtaking views, lovely homecooked homegrown food (Im notoriously fussy about my food), great service and really nice hosts....what more could you want... I'd highly recommend staying at Tamarind. We stayed mid-april with a 16 month old baby.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We offer our guests at Tamarind a unique environmentally-friendly setting providing luxury accommodation at very affordable prices. Secluded waterfalls, plantation tours, James Bond Beach and Noel Coward's Firefly are only a few of the nearby attractions. Ocho Rios is a 30 minute drive, with its varied activities, such as botanical gardens, the famous Dunn's River Falls, Dolphin Cove as well as Mystic Mountain tree top tours. Of course there are lots of restaurants and duty free shopping, as well as a large local craft market. Tamarind Great House is built on the site of an original planters estate, first built in the 18th century. The house has solid wooden floors from locally sourced trees throughout the downstairs, with antiques and locally made furniture to enhance the feel of colonial Jamaica. Our guests enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Tamarind, with its spacious bedrooms and large balconies. Our 13 acre farm produces fresh organic fruits and vegetables used in our kitchen. The road to Tamarind is a Jamaican country road, and the scenery to the house shows you every side of the real Jamaica. We are an owner run guest house, therefore catering personally to your requests. Away from the main road, a relaxed and safe setting, surrounded by verdant hills, tropical flora and fauna. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tamarind Great House

Address: Crescent Estate | St Mary, Oracabessa, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Mary Parish > Oracabessa
Price Range: $75 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tamarind Great House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Tamarind Great House Hotel Oracabessa
Tamarind Great House Jamaica/Oracabessa
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