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Accommodation – Kingston

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A full list is available from tourist board. Morgan’s Harbour is conveniently close to the airport and has complimentary transport there and back, 10 mins; all the other main hotels are in or near New Kingston.

LL-L Le Meridien Jamaica Pegasus, 81 Knutsford Blvd, PO Box 333, T9263690, F9295855,350 rooms, pleasant service and atmosphere but nothing special. LL-L Hilton Kingston, 77 Knutsford Blvd, PO Box 112, Kingston 5, T9265430, F9297439. 303 rooms, usual Hilton facilities. L Terra Nova, 17 Waterloo Rd, T9269334, F9294933,nova 35 rooms, popular with business travellers, pool, bar, café and restaurant.

L-AL Crowne Plaza, 211 Constant Spring Rd, Kingston 8, T9257674, F9054425. 132 rooms, high rise, business hotel with executive floor, gym, sauna, exercise facilities, tennis, squash, jogging trail, pool. AL-A Christar Villas, 99A Hope Rd, Kingston 6, T9787864, F9788068, Email: chri...@n5.com.jm 32 1-2 bedroom suites and studios with kitchenettes, pool, bar, restaurant, small gym. A Altamont Court, 1-5 Altamont Terr, T9294497, F9292118. 55 rooms, pool, restaurant, close to Pegasus and Hilton. A-B Four Seasons, 18 Ruthven Rd, PO Box 190, T9297655, F9295964. Run by Mrs Stocker, German, long-time knowledgeable resident, in a converted Edwardian house and gardens, 76 rooms, pool, bar, conference room, business centre, good cooking.

B-C Mayfair, 4 West King’s House Close, Kingston 10, PO Box 163, T9261610, F9297741. Beautiful setting (adjoining the Governor General’s residence), balconies look towards mountains, 32 good rooms, also 8 houses, pool, food and service. Among the cheaper hotels is B The Indies, 5 Holborn Rd, T9262952, F9262879. 15 rooms, television US$6 extra, breakfast and lunch available, comfortable, pleasant patio, garden, helpful owners.

Next door is the popular D Johnson Holborn Manor, 3 Holborn Rd, with breakfast and shower. Fan, clean, safe and quiet, very convenient for business in New Kingston, 3 good places to eat within 50 yds, luggage storage available, friendly, new annex. B Sandhurst, 70 Sandhurst Cres, Kingston 6, T9277239. 35 rooms, a/c or fan, restaurant. D-E Retreat Guest House, 8 Devon Rd, T9262565. 4 rooms, among the cheapest, safe area after dark. About 25 mins from Kingston is AL-A Ivor Guest House and restaurant, Jack’s Hill, Kingston 6, T9271460, F9770033. High up in the hills overlooking Kingston and set in its own extensive grounds, 10 rooms, free transport to/from Kingston, charge for airport pickup, lunches US$12, dinners US$16 by reservation only. Highly recommended. About 40 mins from Kingston is Pine Grove, see under Eastern Jamaica and the Mountains. The YMCA, opposite Devon House on Hope Road, has a good swimming pool, many sports facilities and a cheaply priced restaurant. The tourist board can arrange B&B for you, which usually costs US$25-60 a night.

Up in the hills overlooking Kingston Bay is Island Outpost’s Strawberry Hill, now a 12-villa luxury retreat but formerly a coffee and fruit plantation house, sadly destroyed by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. Recommended weekend brunch of jerk meats, salt fish etc washed down with champagne and orange juice, US$25 per person, T9448400, F9448408, or contact Island Outpost in UK, 421a Finchley Rd, London NW3 6HJ, T0800 614790.


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