Round Hill Hotel and Villas
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Beautiful resort. Very well maintained. Classic Jamaican property. Very good food, wine, service. Fitness Center and Pool are first class. Rooms are nearly perfect. Beach is fine but the pool is better. Will return.
Beautiful caribbean resort with timeless class. Outstanding service and hospitality. The food was some of the best we have ever eaten on vacation. This is an outstanding place to relax. We have already planned our return trip.
Loved this resort. We had the entire villa to ourselves. Clean and comfy beds with a private pool. Lovely selection of fruit during breakfast including the option to have a smoothie made. It's so private that you will be away from the city centre, however, the music from the bay could be heard at night, so it was quite noisy.The staff were lovely, they made us feel so at home ...
Spent three nights at Round Hill on a girl's getaway. I agree with all the positives listed in other reviews. Calm, stunning setting, friendly, elegant. Delicious food. I'm sure I'll go back and would find it hard to stay anywhere else. I feel like RH is "my" place now! Really loved the intimate setting - felt like staying at the private home of a friend or family member. You get to know the staff and even other guests if you want to. Most staff was quietly attentive - not "in your face" but available and happy to help. In particular Stewart at beach bar; David at pool and entire front desk staff. I can't remember anyone ever saying "no" to any request. Great location 25 min from airport. A few specifics: We stayed in second floor Pineapple House room. Lovely decor. Crisp. Clean. Huge window with view. Never saw a bug. Didn't need AC but it was there if we did. Missed a patio but loved the second-floor view. Just steps from pool - great location. Bathroom was terrific - great deep tub, nice rain shower. Pool is small but really gorgeous. Handy mini-fridge in room. Beach also small ish- but a beautiful curved cove and sparkling, clear turquoise water. Plenty of shade if you need it. Glass bottom boat, snorkeling, kayak, paddle boards - all available at no extra charge. No mad rush for seats on beach or at pool. Though some people do use the age-old resort tactic of holding chairs with books or towels early in the AM, it hardly seemed necessary. Lots of good spots. Very civilized with attentive service. Nice big beach towels for all - no "signing out" of towels, chairs. Spa and fitness room a short walk away on a gorgeous waterfront path. Fitness center has huge windows looking down over lawn to the ocean. Several scheduled fitness classes/yoga per day. A nice small shop/boutique for gifts/browsing. Hike to top of hill, past the villas, for a spectacular view. Loved the food. Delicious smoothie bar at breakfast! Wonderful fresh fish and fruit. And two beach bars. Did not ever eat at the "premium" prix fixe restaurant. Didn't choose the meal plan, but probably would next time. Guests are mostly couples, adults, multi-generational families and a few families with young children.Things to know: Walls at Pineapple House are pretty thin. If you want absolute silence or privacy, I'd go for a villa. Provided toiletries are fine - just OK (though I appreciated the aloe vera and they provide bug spray and sunscreen in all public bathrooms with is really nice.) If you have teens who are looking for lots of activity or other teens, it might be quiet for them. Also, if it's a group of friends looking for raucous or wild "bachelorette" type activities, you might find it too quiet though Montego Bay bars are only about 20 minutes away. And, the Friday night dance band was pretty good. We wanted a mellow getaway and found plenty of activities and enjoyed the evening music. We ate off property one night ( and did not love the staff suggestion of Sky Beach);not sure Montego Bay has too many great options. Generally thought RH food was terrific though the Friday night "Jamaica night" buffet was mixed. Remember collared shirts and long pants required for men in evening (though more casual is OK for bar menu and the bar is very nice). Free internet but no TVs in room (can request one for a daily fee). There was a common room with a TV where people sometimes were watching sports or CNN. You can hear music / dancing from the restaurant until about 11 on Friday/Saturday night. You can also hear see/hear airplanes but this was not at all distracting from having a wonderful time. Really not an issue. The staff is mostly wonderful and friendly. A few seemed new or "average" - but that was not the norm. There are a few spaces that are less updated than others, but overall, property is just beautiful. I don't understand the comments about needing cash. Property adds tip automatically and I found it easy to just write in an additional tip amount if I wanted to. Even including cab rides and tours which can be added to your bill. Didn't use my wallet the entire time I was there. Exception would be leaving cash in your room at end of trip if you want to tip the housekeeping staff ( but this is not required).
We had been wanting to try Round Hill after several visits to Half Moon.So here is what IS perfect about Round HillGreat setting -- hillside villa or oceanfront hotel room - some great accommodations to choose from. Room 104 A and 106 are the best options.Spa - 6 treatments between us, each one was impeccable. Try the bamboo massage and the one where they drip warm oil on your forehead and do a scalp massage. The Elemis products are top notch too and have them as bath amenities in ;each room. Food -- sampled a wide variety of lunch and dinner items and not a dud in the bunch. Even the weekly beach BBQ was well prepared and flavorful. The fine dining restaurant is very good. Only had room service breakfast. Lots of great, fresh seafood, creative preparations, lots of local flavor..Staff -- Warm, friendly and helpful. Kingsley the concierge is a gem. Spa staff were very professional and well trained. Beach staff was very helpful finding shady spots and helping us move to avoid getting roasted.The Less than Perfectroom descriptions - Website is very confusing for booking the oceanfront View vs. Patio rooms. Maybe is a British English vs. American English thing, but PATIO implies ground level, walk out to the beach/grass. So we chose the OceanView room based on the website photos showing a tree top level view from a spacious deck. Turns out the patio rooms are all lower level rooms, regardless of the height or configuration of the outdoor seating area relative to sea level. The OceanView Rooms are the upstairs units with a big shuttered window and no outdoor seating area. So we spent the better part of our first afternoon trying to solve the room riddle -- looked at a villa, waited for check outs and finally got accommodated in the room we thought we had booked.Update Needed -- a little too much of the faded British glory in the main buildings. Tiles in shower basin had a major gash, and not new, yet unaddressed. AC control too complicated to figure out.NOISE -- HUGE issue. We are talking "call Half Moon and see if they have rooms available" sized issue. After getting up at 5AM to catch our flight to MBJ, we returned to our room from dinner and tried to sit out on the patio. From across the bay -- over a half mile away in the town of Hopewell -- there was a party going on. The booming music echoed across the water right at the Pineapple House Hotel rooms, and no doubt up the hill to the villas like a parabolic antenna specifically aimed for our discomfort.At 10PM I called the front desk to complain. They said they would call the Hopewell police with a noise complaint (really, was I the only one noticing ;this and complaining?) 30 Minutes later, this idyllic resort still sounded like a Grammy after-party was by the pool. I called the front desk again. According to the Police, I was told, they have a permit for the party. "Until what time can I expect to be kept up by a party to which I was not invited?" I inquired . 2AM was the reply. Delightful!The only thing less delightful was my conversation with Omar the Hotel Manager about the issue the next day. You warned us about the mosquito spraying when we checked in, but.you did not mention anything about a Sunday night party going till 2am.We control the mosquito spraying, but have no control over the party.I'm not asking you to control the party, Im asking you to communicate potential issues to your guests.We did not know there was going to be a party.No, but the police did -- they have a permit on file for a party to go until 2am. Surely the general manager of the most prestigious resort, and probably ;the largest employer in Hopewell has a good enough working relationship with the local constabulary forces to be given the heads up whenever someone files a permit for an event that may adversely affect so many ;guests. Apparently not, as over the phone I could almost hear the light bulb clicking on over his head. Could we get some earplugs in case there are other parties in the week ahead.? Most hotels I've been to in NYC stock earplugs in the nightstand for those unaccustomed to the city that never sleepsWe dont have any earplugs.Maybe someone can go into town and scare some up GRRRRRR. I was once told by a hospitality executive that great hospitality is anticipating guest needs. Maybe Round Hill will bear this in mind and stock up on earplugs (and good ones, the pack ;they found for us could not stop the bzzzing of a mosquito) and slip a 6 pack or Red Stripe to whomever issues the party permits.We did receive a $200 credit for our inconvenience, the earplugs and a note advising us another party was planned for Wednesday night, but only until midnight. It must have been a party for the fans of Sleep Machine Music because we did not hear a thing, mercifully.I would not stay at Round Hill again if I knew there was a party scheduled in Hopewell any night of our stay. And from what another guest told me of the poolside wedding Saturday night that kept them up as well, Ill take a hard pass on a stay when a wedding is scheduled (your life together will be short and painful if I am hearing the Electric Slide outside my window after 10PM)
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- Breakfast daily (a la carte)
- Lunch daily (a la carte)
- Dinner daily (a la carte)
- Domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass
- Buffet and a la carte restaurant
- Bars including, Pool Bar
- 2 Pools, including children's pool
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- Medical Assistance Available
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- Cell phone rental
- Room service available at a fee
- Gift Shops
- Golf nearby
- Once daily complimentary shuttle for shopping in Montego Bay Library
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- Full bathroom
- CD player
- iPod docking station
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Iron and ironing board
- Bathrobe for use during your stay
- Max occupancy 2 adults and 1 child
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Round Hill Hotel and VillasMontego Bay,Jamaica
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John Pringle Drive, Hopewell, Montego Bay Jamaica
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