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“Nice place to stay when in Kingston”

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The Spanish Court Hotel
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Lauderdale
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54 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“Nice place to stay when in Kingston”
Reviewed September 20, 2011

First off, unless you are in Kingston on business you should be in other parts of Jamaica. With that stayed I was there for 3 nights and arrived with my friend, we were notified that I was booked for a single occupancy and there would be a $25 charge per night for him, I thought that was kind of weird. I imagine paying for a third in a room is normal, but a second?

Other then that the only complaint was that for a fine hotel they never did put out new shampoo or conditioner and by the 3rd day I was running out of it.

The property is clean, The beds were made, the sheets clean, the staff is super friendly. The grounds are secure. What else can you ask for in a business hotel???

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

The only reason most people come to Kingston is for business purposes as there is little in the way of entertainment or activities. So if you're in Kingston, the only place to stay is here. The decor is very modern, stylised and makes you feel like you're in a boutique hotel anywhere else other than Kingston. Additional positives are: nice staff, free internet, comfortable and clean bedrooms and good breakfast/dinner options. Only negative would be the room service food option, but this is minor. Really it's barely worth mentioning. All in all, the only option in Kingston is 'The Spanish Court'

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Washington DC
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

The Spanish Court seems to be above and beyond the nicest hotel in the business district of Kingston. Colorful, hip decor, a good restaurant and a coffee bar in the lobby area. Like much of Jamaica there is a mish mash of a/c, so the hallways that take you to your room are not air conditioned, but the rooms themselves have it and are very nice. There is a pool and pool bar that is a bit exposed to the neighborhood (the low point, but not the hotel's fault.) The courtyard / parking lot is pleasant and secure.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Sydney Australia
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Spanish Court Hotel. Our room was wonderful in every way, always clean, bed very comfortable and air conditioning appreciated. We opted for the Junior Suite as we were staying 5 days and had been on the move for 6 weeks. Our room was very large and spacious and had everything we needed. We often had two showers a day because of the heat so really appreciated the extra towels already in our bathroom. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved the pool - great for recovering from heat to body and brain! The welcome drink and the cocktail reception with the manager and staff were really nice touches. The breakfasts were fabulous with plenty of variety. Loved the fresh fruit and the eggs cooked to order! Our meals in the restaurant were delicious and we appreciated the professional service. Ready access to taxis made getting around and exploring Kingston and Jamaica easy and safe. There is so much to see in Jamaica if you hire a JUTA taxi for a day or two. We went to the Blue Mountains Coffee Plantation, Port Royal and Ocho Rios up over the mountains and through all the little villages by taxi as well as zipping all around Kingston. The drivers were great and loved showing us their beautiful Jamaica. We appreciated the security provided at the hotel. Staff were very good at directing us around the local area. Shops, banks etc are just around the corner. Internet access and help getting connected was much appreciated as we were so far from home. Thank you to Andreas and all the staff at the Spanish Court Hotel for helping to make our stay in Jamaica so memorable and enjoyable. If we ever come back we will definitely be staying here!

Room Tip: Junior Suite on the third floor was wonderful.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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London
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

Nice rooms, decent bathroom (nice big deep bath) and convenient location IF IF IF you are staying in Kingston (NB you should only be staying in Kingston if on business, otherwise run like the wind away from the place to the more beautiful areas of the island). Kingston is a dive.

The food in the hotel is very hit and miss and breakfast is very poor.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Dublin Éire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon in Jamaica. Rooms were great, staff were helpful and professional and we were offered a glass of champagne on arrival what a nice touch! Great pool with bar out on terrace. Near Devon House and the Bob Marley museum which are two tourist highlights while in Kingston city. Food in restaurant was good too. Overall a great place to stay in Kingston.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

I spent a week at the Spanish Court in July 2011 and was impressed by the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms as well as the professionalism of the staff. The ambience of the hotel is inviting, and makes quite an impression when you first enter. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. During my time at the hotel, they were pleasant about helping to organize transport and provide recommendations for places to eat and shop. The rooms are pristinely maintained and very carefully appointed. There were a few nice touches that struck me as particularly thoughtful- a yoga mat in each room, and an alarm clock with a docking station for iPods. The gym is clean, with updated equipment, but small. The roofdeck is a terrific place to take a dip in the pool or to have a drink after a long day's work. While I was initially quite taken with the rooftop spa, my experience there was disappointing- I had a manicure & pedicure for US$45. The spa staff was friendly and professional, but the quality of the service was mediocre at best. I also thought the breakfast menu could use some more variety, but if you're staying for less than a full week, you won't get bored. On the whole, this was a terrific place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Property: The Spanish Court Hotel
Address: 1 St Lucia Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Kingston Parish > Kingston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Kingston
#2 Business Hotel in Kingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Spanish Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Spanish Court Hotel, comfort, convenience and effortless luxury is our signature trademark. The majestic, Spanish-influenced exterior is enhanced by rich, soothing interiors that evoke the Jamaican palette of black, gold and green. Our Guest Rooms, including a selection of Deluxe, Junior and Royal Suites, offer the ideal sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation. Room Rates include complimentary continental breakfast, wired and wireless Internet Access. ... more   less 
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