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Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hopewell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 8, 2013

My mother, my 3 sisters and I were lucky enough to have chosen Round Hill for our 5 night mother-daughter trip last week. We couldn't have had a better time! We loved the property, our beautiful Cottage 9, the weather, the food, the spa, and the very friendly staff. Jimmy, Janet, Pam and Diana were wonderful and cooked and served amazing breakfast, Kingsley was lovely and knowledgable, Brimsley entertained us with his piano playing, Junior and Trevor were gracious and fun--the list goes on. We hope to return someday soon and would definitely recommend Round Hill.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

Dear Mary M,

Thanks for choosing Round Hill for this wonderful family vacation. I had the pleasure of meeting you all at our Monday night beach barbecue. We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed your vacation. Cottage 9 is a beautiful cottage with some of our friendliest staff - Jimmy, Janet, Pam and Diana. Of course, there is Kingsley who is always ready and willing to assist. As mentioned to you, we hope that this will become a tradition where you will continue to return to create exceptional family memories and to experience what truly make Round Hill special - the staff and the ambience.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Our family (my husband, me, daughters age 27 & 32, son-in-law age 28) has just returned from another perfect vacation (Feb 2013) at Round Hill. This is our third year (or fourth) with the kids. I keep asking if they want to try somewhere new next year, and they resoundingly reject the suggestion. Here's why:

The food is really, really good. We are serious foodies, with high standards for food, service, and ambience. Round Hill consistently rates "excellent" in all these. The lobster we had on this trip was some of the best I've ever eaten. Salads and vegetables are delicious, not after thoughts. Appetizers are creative and delicious. Wine selection is good. Service is classic, unintrusive but attentive. Ambience is great. Never too loud for easy conversation.

The rooms are large and lovely in the Pineapple House. I'm a gardener and enjoy the grounds which are landscaped to perfection. (There is a garden tour on Friday which gives you a peek at private gardens and homes on the hillside, the Villas. I've done this tour twice and skipped it this year in favor of a hike around the grounds.) The beach and water sports suit us to a "T." There is plenty of shade at the beach. You can snorkel from the beach to a very very close reef under the watchful eye of the beach staff. This time we skipped SCUBA and went on a snorkel trip to an additional reef about 15 minutes away by boat. Oh, the fitness center and spa -- very welcoming and low-key, but high quality treatments and exercise classes. We do massages and stretching classes.

Staff remember us from year to year, and I know it's genuine, because they tease my husband and me about our vain hope (when we request a table for 5) that our children will join us for breakfast, just for instance.

I don't know if Trip Advisor works this way, but if you can post back to me with questions, I would be happy to answer them. Oh, here's another thing: Round Hill picks you up at the Montego Bay airport, so there is no hassle about getting there. A small thing, but a very relaxing start to the vacation. They also assure that they get you back in time for your return flight. A very nice, relaxing thing.

Room Tip: Round Hill will accommodate requests for rooms together.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Jennifer W
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

Dear C W K,

Thanks for choosing Round Hill as your ultimate getaway. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the newly renovated cottage 7. It is very spacious and tastefully furnished along with the new addition of a private pool. Overall, we are delighted that you had a wonderful stay and we hope that next time you visit with us you will want to stay in cottage 7, and be able to experience kite boarding and water skiing.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you are looking for peaceful perfection, spectacular ocean views, wonderful people and old fashioned ambiance look no further. From top to bottom our experiece at Round Hill was beyond expectations, beyond belief. we stayed in #7 cottage which is expandable to accomodate three couples and additional kids if need be. Breakfast prepared every morning at the time you desire, private pool for cottage with fully staffed tennis courts just 100 yards away...infinity pool with poolside dining overlooking ocean or hit one of the pagoda beach bars nestled along the beach...spectacular setting..dont miss the spa if you really want to get away and be pampered...music in the bar and dining areas in the evening...ala "play it again sam" environment. This place is a classic. Only regret is that I didnt try waterskiing or kite boarding...next time!! Cant wait to get back mon! Be Happy!!

Room Tip: Ask Kingsley whats the best available...hes been there some 30 plus years and knows it all!!
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank c w k
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for your wonderful comments about your recent vacation in our newly renovated cottage 7, for which we just added its own private pool. It is a great island feeling when you wake up in the privacy of your villa to the aroma of blue mountain coffee followed by a lovely Jamaican breakfast that the housekeepers will prepare for you. we hope that you will return very soon to enjoy all that the resort offers, including water skiing and kite boarding.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I attended a wedding at the resot and stayed in one of the villas. The villa had a Ralph Lauren-esc feel...probably since he owns a villa there and probably helped in deciding on the decor. I loved it.
This was a very very tropical resort with a ton of beautiful plants/trees everywhere, even right outside your door. Be aware that you will need to fight off a lot of mosquitos and there may be a huge bug or two that make it into your villa, so keep the doors closed as much as possible.
The tea time and food were great. The staff was very accomodating and nice.
I liked the fact that there were no TV's in the rooms and only one big one in the main TV/Game Room area. It was definitely a resort for relaxation. The Spa was great. There is a beautiful walk to get to it (caves/greenery/beach).

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

We are very delighted that you were a part of a wedding party that chose Round Hill for this special occasion. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation with us and found the resort very relaxing. We do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Round Hill is excellent, led by the great service. The employees of the resort are extremely pleasant, competent and helpful, and most are long tenured. Great food, every room at the hotel has a spectacular view (we stayed there vs in a villa), the villas are beautiful, we visited a few and they are great for families or groups. Great spa treatments. We visited during a "celebrity wedding" (the child of a media celeb was married), and the resort - though full - felt very open and relaxed. This place has a smaller more intimate feel, as someone else said, classic but not old, elegant but not stuffy. Beach, pool area, food, and facilities were all wonderful. There must be great active management behind the scenes because the service was genuinely friendly and the food was so uniformly good. We will return.

Room Tip: We chose an upper oceanfront room in the hotel, great view. Noise was not an issue, except possibly...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Thanks for visiting Round Hill as part of a destination wedding. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the group activities for the weeding, the accommodations, food, staff and the overall atmosphere of the resort. We hope that you will come back and visit with us in the future.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We just returned from 5 day/4 nights at Round Hill and cannot wait to go back (most guests we met it was not their first/second/third time at the resort). Everyone was so friendly.

Beautiful grounds/scenery. Classic and chic design without being stuffy. We never left the resort. The STAFF- so friendly, accommodating. Most staff have been there for a long time as well.

We stayed in a cottage- however all rooms are beautiful.

We chose the all inclusive platinum plan- worked well for us as a younger couple.

We cannot wait to go back- perfect getaway, we were immediately relaxed and cold NY winter was a distant memory. Thank you Round Hill!

Room Tip: If going with a group inquire into cottages
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Thanks for visiting Round Hill on your first of many trips. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our relaxed atmosphere, the amenities, food and the staff. For the last 60 years, we have become the "home away from home" for many of our valued guests who have become a part of the Round Hill family. And so, we look forward to your many return visits in the future.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was our second trip to Jamaica, first time being 13 years ago with our sons. This time we were on our own and have found a real 'GEM' in the Caribbean we think!
The whole set up at Round Hill is lovely, with as much or as little as you want to do, with the food and entertainment exceptional. Having stayed in an ocean front room this year we hope to return next year with friends to stay in a cottage, as they look stunning.
All the staff we found to be so friendly,making us feel very special and knowing our names and preferences so quickly and offering outstanding service at all times. We could not have been in a more beautiful place in January escaping the English winter!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Thank you for choosing Round Hill for a second time. We pride ourselves in delivering personalized service with great attention to detail and so we are glad to hear that our employees made you feel special by addressing you by names while fulfilling your preferences. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Caribbean Gem so that we can spoil you just like before.

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Address: John Pringle Drive, Hopewell, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay > Hopewell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hopewell
Price Range: $325 - $922 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Round Hill Hotel & Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Round Hill Hotel and Villas is situated on a lush 110-acre peninsula just west of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Boasting a guest list of world leaders, cultural icons and Hollywood A-listers, this classic resort continues to attract a jet-set from around the world who enjoy timeless glamour and understated luxury along with pristine natural beaches and the inimitable Caribbean waters. Accommodations include 36 Ralph Lauren-designed oceanfront guest rooms, 90 luxurious villa rooms and suites or a selection of 27 private 2 - 6 bedroom Villas – most with private pools. Other highlights include open-air terrace dining and The Grill at Round Hill, award-winning family programs, an infinity pool, tennis courts, and an Elemis spa located in a beautifully-restored 18th century plantation house. ... more   less 
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