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Ocho Rios

Jamaica Inn

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Why We Love It

  • Family-run romantic oasis with private beach dating back to 1950s
  • No televisions, clocks or radios on site … but there is Wi-Fi
  • "Adults encouraged": Kids must be at least 10 years old, 12 in high season
  • Winston Churchill, Princess Margaret & Marilyn Monroe stayed here

"Exemplifies the elegance, luxury, and exquisite service of Jamaica's tourism heyday" -- Fodor’s

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Ian Fleming International Airport and offers free parking for guests. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Since the 1950s, the family-run Jamaica Inn has welcomed visitors to the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, encouraging guests to unplug and unwind. The blue-and-whitewashed British Colonial-style inn has no televisions or radios, instead offering plenty of comfortable seating with views of the sea in the guest rooms, on the sand and in its common areas. The Caribbean and British Isles meet here with croquet games on the sweeping lawn, polo lessons near the equestrian center and daily afternoon tea included in all room rates.

Attracting the British elite including Princess Margaret, Noel Coward and James Bond author Ian Fleming to the private cove cut out of the Caribbean Sea, the resort was known to be Winston Churchill’s favorite retreat and hosted Marilyn Monroe’s honeymoon with husband number three.

With only 48 suites and cottages, this hotel promises exclusivity and privacy nearby mega resorts cannot offer. Each suite has a private balcony furnished as an outdoor living room and overlooking the sea, some with plunge pools and outdoor showers. Filled with antique wood furnishings, rooms lack televisions, radios and clocks, but those who must stay connected have free Wi-Fi access.

Dotted with palm trees and festooned with tropical flowers, the resort grounds lead to a private beach where guests enjoy complimentary access to kayaks, sunfish sailing, snorkeling and paddleboarding. Visitors are treated to free frozen punch at noon each day, and the staff is ready to serve additional cocktails and food from the bar to hammocks and chaise lounges. While the beach is the main attraction, there is also a small pool that is rarely busy. For further relaxation, guests can book treatments at the clifftop spa.

After a day in the sunshine, guests can enjoy Jamaican cuisine under a starlit sky framed by palm trees. There is live music. The menu changes nightly, but Saturday is always lobster night in season. The open-air restaurant requires a collared shirt and trousers for men, another example of the hotel’s aristocratic refinement. 

From the press:
  • "Romantic oasis for those tired of the hectic city life" -- Conde Nast Traveler
  • "This upscale beachfront property is quiet, intimate, and relaxed" -- Oyster.com
  • "Long been a favorite among visiting British elite, including the likes of Winston Churchill" -- Travel + Leisure

Amenities

General

  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 1pm

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 1pm

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 24 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 2 per accommodation, per night

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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