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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed January 4, 2007

Visiting here was a great experience. The air is fresh, the water is pure, straight from a spring and above all, the people are wonderful. It is far from being luxurious (i.e. cold water showers and no electricity) but that is only a temporary inconvenience. What will last in my mind is how great a quality of life can exist...

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5Thank changes_n_latitudes
Pittsburgh,PA USA
Reviewed November 19, 2006

My wife and I just got back today from spending a fantastic week at Whitfield Hall. I must say up front that I love going to Jamaica, this has been our fifth time in four years. This trip was especially relaxing and on the other side of the coin the most physically challenging. The roads that you drive to get...

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3Thank agnag09
Saraasota, FL; Miami, Fl; Kingston, Jamaica
Reviewed March 27, 2006

I just recently stayed at Whitfield Hall and can report that it is indeed a wonderful spot in the Blue Mountains. One of my favorite things to do during my short stay was to sit with a book in front of the fireplace at night. My second favorite was to drink a cup of coffee (Blue Mountain coffee, of course)...

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Tampa, FL
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Reviewed March 5, 2006

I had read about Whitfield Hall in a couple of guidebooks and decided to try it out when I was in Jamaica. For $15 a night, I wasn't sure what to expect. This is what I had: a bunkbed in a room in a historic house. A good deal, I agree. The place wasn't full so I didn't have to...

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Miami, FL
Reviewed January 4, 2006

The drive up to Whitfield Hall is totally breathtaking! Be sure to go in a 4 wheel drive. The roads are steep and sometimes unpaved. Once you get into the mountains, the air is crisp and clear and the views are gorgeous. They're called the Blue Mountains because with the fog coming off, they have a bluish cast. Whitfield Hall...

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11Thank JauneDeSoleil
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Whittaker, Michigan
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Reviewed March 8, 2004

If you want to see some of the real Jamaica, this place is a must! Getting there is part of the adventure and the scenery is just incredible. The trip from Kingston can be made by minibus to Mavis Bank, which is the mannner of travel for the local population also. It is inexpensive but once you get to Mavis...

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Kent, UK
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Reviewed October 6, 2003

Obviously things have changed little since I visited Whitfield Hall on the way to Blue Mountain Peak some 40 years ago. How good to know that this beautiful part of Jamaica is still a secret. Apart from the wonderful mountain landscapes and the delightful folk that live in the area my most vivid memory of Whitfield Hall were the breakfasts....

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Reviewed June 24, 2002

Whitfield Hall is about the "last stop" before you start the climb to Blue Mt. Peak. The facilties are spartan (gas lamps, bring your own food, twin beds), but the place, location and people are tops! I've made the trip to the peak over ten times in thirty years, evrytime spending at least part of one night at the hostel....

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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 

Additional Information about Whitfield Hall

Address: Blue Mountains, Penlyne Castle, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Thomas Parish > Penlyne Castle
Price Range: $15 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Whitfield Hall Hotel Kingston
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