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Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hopewell
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Germany
1 review
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“precious understatement”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

thinking about the last two weeks I especially remember the gentle and attentive staff, friendly and happy, with a good understanding of what everybody needs. I also remember all shades of green and turquoise, as well as birds singing and an overall peace atmosphere. We spent hours at the large sun loungers at the spa lawn, just watching the sea or thinking and talking about our lives and souls.

walking up to lizzies lookout in the morning presented the most beautiful sunrises; overlooking the bay in the other directions presented splendid sunsets. where can you have both of it at the same place?

I enjoyed so many beautiful details, such as the neatly rolled towels at the beach, the impeccable gardening, the giggeling of the staff, the black and white tiles of the reception, the cutest baby rabbits to pet for the kids on easter... thank you for all that.

to give any interested guests an idea about the planes: yes there are some during the day (none at night), but I did not feel disturbed at all, rather watched out for them how they turn into the bay.

and I have one suggestion: a set of umbrellas in each villa would help making the way through a tropical rain!

I really hope to come back.
thank you for making us happy.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, November 25, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for taking time to write this wonderful review on your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. All of us look forward to welcoming you back
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had the BEST four day stay. We are sure to return. Everything is top notch..The room, the view, the staff, (especially the staff), the food, the spa were excellent.
We rank this as one of the best getaways we have ever been to.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for the fantastic comments on your stay. Thanks for the ranking as one of the best getaways. Please feel free to contact us whenever you are ready for another restful break.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

I used to go to Round Hill a child when John and Liz were the heart of special space that people from far and wide travelled to get to for their special holidays. Tourism wasn't a big thing then. It was pure magic. I assumed coming back here all these years later that it would be worth the while only probably for the nostalgia. Little did I know that this place was just as amazing - as classy and utterly beautiful, as pampering, as private and fascinating as it had seemed to me then. It remains a magical kingdom, a holiday like no other surrounded by tasteful, unhurried luxury, a greenness and lushness all around, infinity pools that seem to disappear into their landscape as easily as rivers; dawns and sunsets measuring their journeys in a world that has remained unique and utterly exquisite.

Room Tip: If you are in a large group choose a villa. If on your own, the villa rooms are lovely, but do you w...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, November 25, 2014
Dear Valued Past Guest,

Thanks for teh wonderful comments on your recent stay. As a many time past guest, you continue to be great ambassador for Round Hill over the years. We hope that you will continue to return year after year to experience more of what is magical.
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Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

All those ideas that I always had about that ultimate luxurious but laid back/laissez faire hang out in the Caribbean, where you would blend perfectly between postcard sunsets, permanent bird tweeting, dangerously delicious fruity rum cocktails, and a design setting that is noble but never crosses the line to snobbish, with classy personnel and an attitude that combines old colonialism flair with high speed internet and homegrown organic produce on lavish buffets – well, here at Round Hill it all became reality.

I was there for vacations in 1982, 1999, 2013 and yet again for the last two weeks. I have been to a lot of other places but Jamaica and Round Hill in particular feels more and more like a love affair that only gets better.

Whether you treat yo’self at the kids free Spa area to some some really efficient massage techniques (ask for martial arts afficionado Zarren, I’ll never forget that DEEP tissue ;-)), go for a stand up paddle or swim in the ocean, or you walk to the nearby Hopewell village to dine at Lobster Trap - there is a certain easiness to everything you want to do or NOT want to do. Because even when you lie down lazy, cooling off from last nights enthusiastic musical impromptu session with the super-skilled bar pianist and his talented soul crooner friend, suddenly a legendary American designer (who owns a few properties here) shuffles by you wearing a classic fine rip wife beater and some Nike sneakers to find some rest at one of these blue cushioned beach beds he designed himself anyways to enjoy the morning too. It is all so surprisingly relaxing and no big deal at all.

But the very best really is the personnel. Round Hill is famous for Stewart, the Zen master behind the beach bar, Kingsley the concierge, Jackie in service and Donovan, your rather determined master of stretch classes and other routines at the grand Spa facilities. These real characters are working there partly since decades and that is exactly why Round Hill never feels like one of this industrialized resort-experiences. It is almost like a 21st century Grand Budapest Hotel with much better weather.
Oddly enough, the resorts managing director Josef Forstmayr also serves as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Austria. If you have seen Wes Andersens masterpiece of a movie, you know what I mean.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, November 25, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for the excellent feedback on your stay with us.. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay. All of us work hard to keep the resort in an immaculate condition complimented by its natural beauty and the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. We all look forward to your return visit.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

I recently had a need for an overnight stay in Montego Bay after visiting another resort in Negril. I wish I had chosen Round Hill Hotel & Villas for my entire stay in Jamaica. The rooms are what one dreams about - large, airy, wooden shutters on all of the windows, large comfortable and panoramic views over the pool and the ocean. The staff are friendly and helpful and the meals were first class. I will visit again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for your feedback on your recent stay with us. Although a very short one, we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will return in the future to stay with us for a longer time.
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Mendham, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We just returned from Round HIll Hotel and Villa and it was by far the best vacation my family has been on. Beautiful beaches, gorgeous villa, very friendly staff and excellent food. So much to do also, if you want to venture outside the resort.

Room Tip: Didn't see the hotel but the Villas are to die for. Beauty, peace, clean and air conditioned...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for your feedback on your recent family vacation. We are happy to know that you had an amazing time and look forward to your return trip.

Regards
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband and I traveled to Round Hill in April for a long weekend (4 nights). We were really able to relax, and appreciated how easy it was to get to / from (PHL direct flights and close to the airport). Upon arrival, we were upgraded to a small villa with a semi-private pool, an open air living room, - and a FABULOUS view. We enjoyed amazing sunsets and breakfasts cooked just for us by our lovely villa staff (Ionie). The staff in the restaurant(s) also made us feel special and were great with food/ wine recommendations. Despite being small, there's a nice range of activities within the resort (tennis, spa, waterskiing, sunfish). The beautiful pool/beach areas seemed to keep families, couples, and groups happy at the same time - while remaining peaceful. A great pick for a relaxing and beautiful getaway!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for choosing Round Hill for your short getaway and also for sharing your lovely comments. Jamaica is ideally situated in the Caribbean with lots of flights from most gateways, especially along the north east US coast. Our villas, ranging in size from a two bedroom to a 6 bedroom cottage, offers our guests the privacy that they need to relax while enjoying the other amenities of the resort.

We hope that you will continue to return to Round Hill whenever you feel the need for a short rest and relaxation trip.
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Property: Round Hill Hotel & Villas
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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