Strawberry Hill Jamaica (Irish Town), Caribbean

“Boutique hotel on a hilltop perch amid the Blue Mountains. Gorgeous rooms feature antique Jamaican furniture, mahogany four posters & mountain-view porches. Outdoor pool, spa & yoga terrace. Delicious 'new Jamaican' cuisine, chilled bar area. A stylish stay with unbeatable views across Kingston.”

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“Quite simply Strawberry Hill is a fabulous place. Steeped in history - the property was gifted by the royal family to Henry Walpole (son of Prime Minister and cousin of Nelson) back in 1780 and he named it after his gothic pile in Twickenham. Since then it has been in the hands of various owners until Chris Blackwell (of Island Records fame) purchased the property back in the early ‘70s – it was the first of what is now his Island Outpost collection. He has expanded it gradually over the years and since its early incarnation as a pop star hang out and jamming pad, it has evolved into a stunning small hotel set in the Blue mountains high above Kingston. Here it really is all about location, location, location; the infinity pool has extraordinary views over Kingston and wherever you look from this glorious hilltop perch, you can see for miles. The rooms are spread amongst thirteen little cottages that have been constructed using the best local craftsmanship and an award winning architect; so whilst being quite new, you really feel that you’re staying in an original period place. Interiors are beautiful. Understated elegance featuring hard wood floors, mahogany furniture, draped four poster beds, hand carved fretwork (there’s a different design in every room), louvred windows and original Jamaican artwork adorning the walls. Plus every room has a lovely private verandah for soaking up that view. In the main building you’ll find a library/sitting room for chilling out, various eating areas and a bar which, as well as serving a delicious rum punch, is bedecked with photos of the cast of A listers who have called the place home over the years. Food is a good mix of Jamaican and international – there is something for everyone – well executed. Strawberry Hill is not what most people expect when they come to the Caribbean (there’s no beach or all inclusive packages here), but it is a glorious place to come for a spot of laid back luxury far from the madding crowds. The peace is incredible and the welcome is warm. It is a destination that you'll wish you'd booked for longer and that will have you coming back time after time.”

Written by  Sarah Empson

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Strawberry Hill, Jamaica

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Facilities

Bar
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Massage
Library
Sit-out Terrace
Free wifi
Spa
Restaurant
Serving "new Jamaican" cuisine
Swimming Pool
Stunning infinity pool with a view to die for!
Garden
Child friendly
Wifi

Activities

Learning
Bob Marley Museum and Olympia Gallery in Kingston
Yoga
Yoga classes held on the hotel terrace
Great walks
Get Rasta Dave to take you on one of his guided walks through the Blue Mountains. He is a mine of local information.
Cycling
Sights nearby
Craighton house coffee estate hike and tour trips

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11 rooms from $270 per night

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Views
Amazing 360 degree views from its hilltop location.
Hideaway
Enjoy the infinity pool with a view, hammocks and spa treatments before laid back drinks in this chilled hotel
Total relaxation
Stay here for a couple of days and you'll feel like you've been on holiday for a week!
Romantic Break
Honeymoons

Activities

Yoga
Yoga classes held on the hotel terrace
Learning
Bob Marley Museum and Olympia Gallery in Kingston
Great walks
Get Rasta Dave to take you on one of his guided walks through the Blue Mountains. He is a mine of local information.
Cycling
Sights nearby
Craighton house coffee estate hike and tour trips

Other highlights

Secluded setting
Eco
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Barefoot Luxury
Outstanding location
Free wifi
Romantic
Hills & mountains
Spa
Restaurant
Serving "new Jamaican" cuisine
Boutique
Chic
Child friendly
Luxury
Sit-out Terrace

Hotel size

11 rooms
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