We needed a stopover for first night in Jamaica before travelling up to Port Antonio and we found this excellent guest house in the depths of Trip Advisor, which was a relief as the options in Kingston looked pricy and soulless.
The house is pretty, in a quiet residential area on the hill, with a lovely view over the City. The owner, Oliver, collected us from the airport and was full of information about the island, not surprising as he is the author of a really good guide to Jamaica (Moons).
We were well fed and Oliver accommodated our rather unusual requests (two rooms, as Mrs Uplifter only sleeps with the dead nowadays) with good humour and charm. The rooms are simple, but nice, and the facilities are fine. It was quiet and peaceful, apart from at one stage in the night when every dog in the city started off on one.
An excellent breakfast in the morning was followed by a swim in the very nice pool before heading north.
This is a great place and it deserves to succeed. I would definitely recommend it for a stopover or for a longer holiday in the capital.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Moon Hill in Kingston, Jamaica :::Nestled in the Blue Mountain foothills on the edge of town, Moon Hill offers the ultimate home away from home in a comfortable hillside villa boasting spectacular views of Kingston, a private pool and expansive gardens. Whether you're a visiting executive with chronic hotel fatigue, a family looking to experience the most memorable vacation, a yoga instructor seeking the perfect retreat, or a producer or musician needing a luxurious base with easy access to the best of Kingston's music and entertainment industry, this four-bedroom villa is the only accommodation option of its kind. Coupled with personal concierge services to cover any need, Moon Hill offers its guests all-exclusive accommodation. Moon Hill is also a great stop-off point for those visiting other parts of Jamaica who fly into or out of Kingston, where a night or two at the start or end of a trip can give visitors a taste of the best the capital city, Jamaica's Heartbeat, has to offer! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Moon Hill Hotel Kingston
- Moon Hill Jamaica/Kingston