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“City View Hotel Jamaica”
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City View Hotel
Ranked #2 of 28 Kingston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“City View Hotel Jamaica”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

The view is outstanding day and night. The staff were extremley helpful and friendly and made us feel so comfortable and at home here. We only had a couple of nights but would have liked to stay longer. The whole building and surroundings was lovely and peaceful.
We couldn't have been more pleased with this hotel and our first ever trip to Kingston.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bronx, New York
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had booked to spend one night and then leave for Nigril the next day but it was such a beautiful place that we booked a second night, the view, the ambience the staff and the owner's were great, breakfast was excellent, The owners did a wonderful job in making sure that our stay was an enjoyable one. I will definitely be going back whenever I am in Kingston.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We spend the first night in Jamaica in the City View hotel before going to Port Antonio. The owner is really nice, helpful and welcoming, the view on Kingston is amazing, the room is big and the breakfast is really good. The owner also called a trustworthy taxi driver she knew to take us to Port Antonio for a fair local price. We called him several times after that when back to Kingston.
This hotel was a great choice, it's great value for money.
The one thing I would say is that it is further from the airport than the hotels in New Kingston, and it's also not in the city. It's great for transfer or if you have your own car, but if would want to visit Kingston for a few days, I would recommend a hotel in town.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We spent the first and the last night of our Jamaica trip at City View Hotel and were very happy with our choice: A beautiful place in the hills above Kingston with superb views on the city, to the sea behind and the surrounding hills, very quiet, away from the hustle of the city. And when we had an issue with our rental car, the owner immediately offered his help and spent a lot of time for us helping to resolve the problem.
And the breakfast: maybe the best Ackee and Saltfish we had on our whole Jamaica trip!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Fleetwood,PA
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

In February, my husband and I visited Kingston, Jamaica and spent three luxurious nights at the City View Hotel. This is a beautiful hotel with lovely flowery grounds, and palatial rooms with views of mountains and the city as far as the sea. We slept so well in their exquisite and comfortable bed.

The Bents, the owners of this magnificent hotel, want you to feel like Very Welcomed guests, and we did. Trevor Bent is very personable and will answer all your questions and make any arrangements you need. The Bents employ a capable and friendly staff. Kerry Ann, the concierge and cook, went out of her way to meet our needs.

We originally planned to stay in downtown Kingston within walking and route taxi access to points of interest. It was suggested that City View was “too far out of the city.” We didn’t find that to be true. Trevor Bent arranged a taxi for us in to Kingston (a short ride) and we arranged with that same driver a pick-up time. We walked and used route taxis the rest of the day.

We ate in Kingston one night and at the Hotel two nights. It was wonderful to return to the quiet and beauty of the hotel and our room. We had a balcony, and we loved eating there and enjoying the view. There is a lovely gazebo on the grounds where we also enjoyed several meals.

The Hotel offers luxurious rooms in a relaxing environment at an affordable price. We recommend the City View to anyone visiting Kingston.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

My fiancee and I went there for his birthday, I decided I wanted to take him somewhere lovelt.trust me he did not want to leave the balcony. .he was inlove with the scenes and the rooms were beautifully decorated and clean.the staff was warm and friendly...definetly going back there for my birthday and my wedding...Lynn see u soon lol

  • Stayed February 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

We spent a couple of nights at the City View Hotel and felt like royalty. The staff and owners were extremely nice and welcomed us as though we were lost family members. the view and solitude is second to none and the cost was very affordable. A Jamaican holiday is not completed until you have spent at least a couple of days at the city View Hotel. We will be back soon.

Bob and Winnie, Canada

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about City View Hotel

Property: City View Hotel
Address: Mannings Hill Road, Kingston 000, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Kingston Parish > Kingston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Kingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — City View Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the peaceful St. Andrews Hills of Smokey Vale, and surrounded by a breathtaking view of Kingston, you will find a sense of peace and serenity. The enchanting garden setting captivates the senses as you move amongst flora of most species and absorb the unique tranquility it unfolds while enjoying the light mist swirling on the gentle breeze and the chirp of cheerful birds. ... more   less 
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