Due to a mishap, we stayed in both a lower and an upper floor room (ask for a top floor room, the views are amazing!). They were both clean and despite the first room not having an A/C, it wasn't that hot at all (and actually quieter than the other room, as the walls were very thin).
Lorna, the owner, is a very friendly person and dealt with an awkward situation very efficiently. The Guest House is within walking distance from the center of the town, the shops, the post office, etc. The roads around the hostel have many potholes, so be careful if you have a car (also, there is only space for one car inside, which is on a first come first served basis).
There is free wifi in the rooms and the communal areas and you can get breakfast for a small fee. The roosters aren't that bad, just bring earplugs with you if you are a light sleeper.
While there make sure you visit Frenchman's Cove (one of the most amazing beaches you will find on the island!) and stroll the Errol Flynn Marina at dusk...beautiful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Breakfast or dinner on a breezy terrace with views of the East Harbor, the garden and the sea...All rooms with private bath, hot water; some rooms with cable TV.A five minute walk brings you to the town center with its cambios and ATMs, craft market, shops and restaurants and the Marina Beach...This is Ivanhoe, historic Titchfield Hill’s oldest family run guest house. Let Mrs. Burke and her fine staff treat you to a real Jamaican family holiday.“Come for the price...stay for the experience.” ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ivanhoe`s Guest House Hotel Port Antonio
- Ivanhoe's Guest House Jamaica/Port Antonio