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Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hopewell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 19, 2014

First time back to Jamaica in 25 years, my wife found this gem of old-world genteel hospitality! Step back in time to a plantation-style series of villas on a hill overlooking a beautiful sheltered cove; our villa had a beautiful lanai and its own private pool, which we were skinny-dipping in within 15 minutes of arrival! Incredibly civilized, the staff were warm and friendly, with the laid-back island vibe, yet attentive and anticipatory to our needs and whims. We're really not into the 5-star thing and the type of folks that stay at such places; this place was 5-star in an old-world way which we found truly delightful. Great food, comfy accommodations, free use of water toys in the bay, good snorkeling, and they even happily came out to get me when I dumped the Hobie Cat! We will this place visit again!

Room Tip: Go for a suite on the hill
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review on your recent stay with us. The old-world charm and natural beauty of our resort, along with the friendliness and attentiveness of our staff is what sets us apart. We strive to ensure that our guests will have the most memorable vacation. We are happy to hear that you will visit with us again and look forward to many more visits in the future.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Round Hill is an excellent choice of a hotel and this is the 2nd time we have been there and we will def be going back again in future years. I LOVE this hotel, but only gave it a 4 this time round. Below is my candid feedback and why I gave it a 4.

VILLAS
We stayed in Villa 1 and it was lovely. The pool and grounds were stunning, the room was nice and it was close to the restaurant and main hotel (which is what we asked for). The only ding on the room is the the air conditioning is only in the bedroom area and in July it is HOT. It was hard for us to enjoy the other parts of the inside parts of the villa because of the heat and lack of air conditioning. If Round Hill upgraded the villa's to include AC throughout, this would make a big difference and make the accommodations perfection.

BREAKFAST
The breakfast each day was fabulous, in the villa they will come in the morning and make you the best breakfast ever. The only knock on this is if you are an early riser which we are (we have 2 kids under 3), its hard to have breakfast served before 9 am. (We ideally wanted breakfast at 730 am). No problem, but it should be noted for early rising families.

BEACH
The beck is great, ample chairs and the water is nice.

FOOD
After eating at the hotel for 2 or 3 days in a row, you get a little tired of the food. While the hotel tries to provide variety it still needs more. FOr example, the kids menu every day is the same… it even gets a little boring for the kiddies who have the same menu for lunch and dinner, day in and day out. The food is also very $$$$.

Tea service is an absolute plus.

SPA
The Spa is great, massages are absolutely amazing. Would highly recommend!

Room Tip: Villa 1 is nice. The pool is on the smaller side, but still lovely. Also the pool is fairly deep if...
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2014

Dear Valued Past Guest,

Thanks for taking time to provide us with a positive review. As past guests, we value your comments and suggestions and will continue to make improvements. Overall, we are happy to know that you enjoyed your family vacation a second time around and look forward to many more return visits.

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

After our disastrous stay at Half Moon, we hightailed it over to Round Hill. What a difference! Now this is a true Amex FHR. This is luxury! From the moment you pulled in, there is attentive service. The afternoon tea is gorgeous, the resort is gorgeous and the rooms are spacious. The resort feels like you are on a private, beautiful island. The manager there is amazing, this is how a 5 star resort should be ran.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
3  Thank jenesaisquoiV
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for coming to Round Hill. We are happy that we were able to please you provide you with a memorable experience. We look forward to many more return trips in the future.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went with a friend and had a very relaxing stay. It was perfect for 4 nights but probably would have started to get antsy if we had stayed longer as there aren't a lot of activities and Jamaica is known to not be the safest place for exploring. Jamaica Night buffet and entertainment on Friday nights were the highlight of the stay. Never had a problem getting a secluded spot on the beach. The pool however was often filled with energetic kids.

The spa was mediocre, no amenities except a small outdoor pool and gym.

The villas looked beautiful and the way to go if visiting Round Hill. The hotel is great for families with kids as there are a lot of kids activities and the staff go out of their way to help and entertain them.

Room tips: the rooms in the main hotel do not have a TV, and not all of them have a balcony or patio so make sure to request one. The views from the room are beautiful but we couldn't enjoy it that much as the windows do not have a separate screen when open.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for providing us with feedback on your stay with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Round Hill offers the perfect spot for short getaways from the daily rigours of everyday life. Once you enter the gates of the property, you immediately start to de-stress and relax. We hope you will return to stay with us whenever the need arises.

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Let me begin by saying that this was our first trip to Round Hill and it definitely will not be our last!
My husband and I stayed in the Pineapple House and were pleasantly surprised with the doors that opened wide to the pool area and the private porch that we could easily drink our Red Stripe on! Each morning we were greeted by the serenity of Round Hill and the reflecting sun on the bay. By the time the sun set, the sounds of nature took over and lulled us to sleep. Somehow we felt as if it was always just the two of us at the resort.
The walk to the Spa and workout center was amazing! A rich, lush and thriving jungle surrounded us and made us feel as though we were far away from the resort area itself. If you do decide to get a massage, might I recommend Zarren...he was amazing! The Spa facilities are unique...small huts set in the hillside. Just peaceful!
The walking/jogging path provided my husband and I with a scenic jaunt each morning. It goes through the property and around the other side of the Bay somehow making you feel as if youare on your own private island. It is well worth the hike up the hill.
The food...AHHHHH THE FOOD! Nothing but fresh, exceptional and of high quality. It is easy to eat healthy here and stay on track if that is what you are looking for. You will not find general fried foods and French fries here...you will find grilled snapper, conch, jerk chicken, salads, callaloo and fresh fruits. We were more than pleased with selection of food to choose from (and we are rather picky with our preparation of meals).
If snorkeling is you thing, then you are in luck! There is a fantastic reef just a short swim off the shore. I spent hours each day exploring the underwater world surrounding Round Hill. Definitely a highlight of the trip.
The staff was friendly, warm, receptive and informative. There wasn't a question you couldn't ask. Not only were they knowledgeable about the history of Round Hill, but were more than willing to explain a lot of the history of their island and people. I would have to say that the only staff that I did not find too friend were the water sports staff, but since we brought our own snorkel gear we didn't really have to worry about that.
Nightly dinners are considered more formal and men much wear long pants and a shirt with a collar. There were a few nights that gentlemen were admitted in without pants on and that did upset my more traditional husband (especially since it is posted that men should not be wearing shorts)
But, other than that...our overall experience was EXCEPTIONAL and beyond our expectations!
Thank you Round HIll...like so many of your other guests, we will be returning!

Room Tip: The Pineapple house was in the perfect location to reach the beach, pool, restaurant and main house.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for the wonderful comments on your EXCEPTIONAL vacation with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed the first experience with us. We are also happy to hear that the service from our professional staff was friendly and of a high standard. We hope that you will come back and stay with us in the near future.

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family just returned from an eight day stay to Round Hill Villa #6 and I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. The entire experience was wonderful but the icing on the cake had to be the wonderful personal service we received from Angela, Kareen and Delroy of Villa # 6.
They took such great care of us and went far beyond what anyone would expect from the delicious breakfasts with handpicked ingredients to the lush grounds around our villa. it was a trip to paradise and I cant wait to return to Villa # 6 at Round Hill.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for your lovely comments on your recent stay in beautiful cottage 6. Kudos to the the staff in cottage 6. They are very attentive and offer personalized and friendly service. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and we all look forward to welcoming you back to our island paradise.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have traveled to many beautiful and luxurious resorts but this is simply the best. The grounds are stunning, flowers everywhere, beautiful trees, and lawns. Where ever your eyes land there is beauty. The villas are everything everyone has said, although I only saw mine, #16 which i highly recommend. (If you scroll to the bottom of the property web site click on property map and then you can click on each villa for detailed description and lots of photos of each one. ) sixteen is up the hill near the top of the property with commanding unobstructed views of the water and it has a huge infinity pool. The interior of the villa (5 bedrooms plus guest house) is designed and furnished with excellent taste and amenities. The lighting is great, with indirect lighting on dimmers throughout plus excellent lights for reading in bed and lamps placed over the desk and other areas. lots of outlets too. I booked through FHR a pineapple hotel room but was upgraded to the villa as per the FHR plan. I did see the hotel room and it was nice but there is no comparison. The first night I had the place to myself. Then two other rooms became occupied. I was wondering how this would work but it was fine. Its such a huge villa, lots of privacy and the other folks were lovely. The five people staffing the villa were terrific, especially Angella and Sharon. Lots of well deserved pride in their work. Only one mishap which I;ll mention simply as a caution to others. My otherwise excellent massage was interrupted by a jazz dance class taking place outside my room on the lawn with a boom box playing the music at a pretty loud volume. Following the massage i wanted to linger on the beautiful lawn, designated as the "tranquility area" where guests a are advised that "cell phones are not permitted." In this several hundred yard expanse, there was no escaping the continuing thumping of the bass from the boom box. A satisfactory accommodation was made by the management but not until after i went up the chain of command and spoke to three different people. All expressed that they were sorry in the way you might say you were sorry it rained all day, i.e. a situation out of one's control. There was little acknowledgement of a pretty egregious lapse in management and judgement and failure to deliver on a very explicit promise to guests to provide a tranquil environment. Anyway, before confirming anything at the spa ask if there is anything else going on simultaneously that makes loud noise. In every other respect the property is clearly run with very high standards and expectations of staff and they put the comfort of their guests ahead of everything. Food is ok.. Breakfast is best, chicken, fish, club sandwich all fine. I agree with whoever said stay with the simple stuff. There are bigger, sandier beeches but this one is scaled just right for it setting.

Room Tip: Go for the villas. Check out the detailed floor plans and photos for each on the website's "...
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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5  Thank jr319
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Omar R, General Manager at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for the wonderful comments on your recent stay with us in our luxurious cottage 16, with its magnificent views of the sea. We are happy to hear that the cottage staff offered exemplary service. I must apologize for the noise from the dance class that interrupted your massage. We pride ourselves on offering a tranquil environment. We hope that you will return to stay with us in the near future in beautiful cottage 16.

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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
Hotel Style:
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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