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“ICE SCREAM!!!!”
Review of Devon House

Devon House
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$49.00*
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Devon House Mansion Tour with Ice Cream from...
Ranked #3 of 73 things to do in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The 19th century home of George Stiebel, the first black millionaire in the Caribbean, Devon House presents a unique and extraordinary opportunity for multiple experiences in a center of excellence in the city of Kingston, Jamaica. It combines heritage, park facilities, restaurants and shopping for the best of what is authentically Jamaican. Here, the arts, education and entertainment co-exist to give Jamaicans and Tourists alike a space that appeals to all senses.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I loved the ice cream. Nice place to go to relax. Went there on a Sunday night and it was really really busy, long queue for ice cream. Went there during the week, during the day also, and it was much quieter. So it depends what you like.

Thank Halfwaytr33
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Ice Cream here is fantastic, in particular the Devon Stout (beer ice cream for all!). Also the bakery here makes some fantastic patties, be sure to try a chicken patty before you go.

Thank Roger K
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

The entrance fee to Devon House includes a tour guide and most importantly a scoop of ice cream in a cone, which by the way was delicious and most welcome on a very hot day. Not that many flavours to choose from though ! I had the coconut ice cream which tasted more natural than the other flavours. You can have tasters before you decide.

The house has an interesting history with some beautiful furniture. Immaculately restored and maintained. The tour guide was uninspiring ,could have been more informative instead of just reciting the ages of the furniture. We did some research on the House before we went so effectively we didn't require a guide ,however, it's compulsory to have one.
The grassy grounds were quite messy after the New Year celebrations and there was a massive clearing up session going on, nevertheless it didn't stop us from strolling around and enjoying the serenity of the House. It was quiet in the early morning before the crowds arrived so that was a nice to get some great photos done.

The opening times were all vague judging from the information from guide books to the Devon House website.It was supposed to be open anytime from 9am to 10am apparently . It would have been helpful to have the right times posted seeing that it is a major attraction.

The lady at the ticket booth was helpful and called us a taxi when we were leaving.

Thank NearlyThere63
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I like the tour of the house and a step into the past. The upkeep of the property was amazing and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Auwsome
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Great shopping! While I shopped, i really went to get some ice-cream. Devon's House ice-cream is the best I've ever tasted. This year I tried the Jamaica 50th ice-cream and it was really great! This is a must everytime I visit Jamaica!

Thank Naturelover34
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