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“Perfect end to a holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of High Hope Estate

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High Hope Estate
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Perfect end to a holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

We stayed at High Hope for the last 2 nights of our holiday in Jamaica. It was the perfect place to relax before the journey home and to enjoy the beauty of Jamaica for the last time - especially within the amazing grounds of High Hope. We were so well looked after by Denis and Ludo and really enjoyed their company. Richie was a great host as well and his cocktails must be savoured to be believed. Our only regret was that our visit was so short!

Room Tip: The Rasta Room is the only available with twin beds but is very spacious and comfortable.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

We stayed with 'Dennis' and his family at High Hope days after hurricane Sandy ripped through the island. Like many places on the island the estate was mopping up the mess which was left behind. Dennis was apologetic that his beloved High Hope wasn't looking it's best - to be honest it still looked incredible.

If you want to get off the tourist track and have a little adventure from the sterile world of 'all inclusive' this place gives you a flashback into quality tourism of yesteryear with real colonial charm. The food is also very good. Don't be put off by long and winding road up to High Hope - it's well worth the adventure. One tip Dennis - a bigger sign on your gates. It's easy to miss.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have the best view
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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foodcritic45, Guest Relations Manager at High Hope Estate, responded to this review, 12 November 2012
Thank you for your kind comments. Hurricane Sandy did create a challenge for us....and, you. So, we can only hope to have such forgiving and accommodating guests as you the next time we feel the forces of a hurricane. It was a pleasure to meet you and you'll have a FREE night the next time you stay with us!
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

Our room with a mahogany four poster bed and a private balcony in the treetops overlooking the Caribbean was the perfect respite. The Estate has history, character, flora, fauna, and a wonderful staff. I made the reservations from Central America and Dennis was the epitome of efficiency, transforming my requests into a "made to order", "no problem" stay. 
The highlight of our stay was a private cooking class given by Dosette. If you have ever visited Jamaica you know how important the crust is to the national staple of meat patties. Well,  Dosette showed us step by step how to make vegetarian patties that were exceptional with a crust so flavourful and flakey that I will be the envy of all  my friends if I can replicate it back at home. She also showed us how to make a gorgeous brown stew fish that we enjoyed for supper. (We loved the patties so much we ate them again for breakfast with ginger  pickapepper sauce)
Richard and Shoshonna were there to meet our every need; they also added depth and colour with their wealth of information about the local customs and food.
We had the extensive grounds all to ourself and the gardener of 20+ years gave us a private tour. Allo, the driver contracted for us by Dennis, picked us up right on time in Kingston and drove us to the property with a stop for lunch at Discovery Bay. 
From start to finish our stay was a throwback to a time when people were pampered in lush surroundings ... And we loved it!

Room Tip: We loved the pineapple room. The tarragons, green parrots, and humming birds were free entertainment...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Bertem, Brabant, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

High Hope is one of the most beautiful places that you can imagine to spend a relaxing holiday.
Dennis and Ludo are superb hosts , and their staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
We felt very privileged to spend time in this special environment . The house is full of interesting memorabilia . The gardens aredelightful and the scenery across St.Ann s Bay is stunning .
We would strongly recommend anyone in spend time at High Hope!

Room Tip: There are 5 rooms at this intimate hotel . We stayed in the Hibiscus which is delightfully decorated...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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FLORIDA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

My wife Barbara and I spent 5 incredible days at The High Hope Estate Bed and Breakfast in the hills above St. Ann's Bay. We were going to stay only two days, but had to extend our stay after seeing the place. Talk about luxury, beauty and ease of living and you're are talking about High Hope Estate. The large grounds are literally a botanical garden with the world's largest variety of hybrid Hibiscus. Separate areas on the grounds overlooking St. Ann's Bay provide privacy for meditating, reading your favorite book, quiet talks with your loved one or just staring at the incredibly blue waters of the Carribean from high above the soft sand beaches. A 22 mile vista of the northern coast of Jamaica is incredible. A ten minute ride to Ocho Rios brings you to all of the favorite attractions in the area.
The owner Dennis and his charming wife Ludo will make sure your stay is exactly what you expect from this gem of a place in the hills. Walk the nature paths through the grounds and discover the wide variety of flora. Take a quiet nap in the hammock under the Bombax tree. Curl up on a comfortable sofa on the veranda to write in your travel journal. The High Hope provides breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (no dinner on Sunday). The foods are organic, local and delicious. The presentation is par excellance. The staff will make every attempt to provide you with whatever you need and they did not fail to exceed our expectations. Ritchie makes one of the best Martinis my wife and I ever had. Your rooms are serviced and the evening turn down service is always a surprise with creative animals and designs made from towels and strewn with local flower petals. Even an antique radio may be turned on to a quiet music station for your enjoyment. I have a connection with the Ringling Estate in Sarasota, FL. High Hope is like living in John Ringling's Venetian Renaissance home. If you have the opportunity to spend time in Jamaica, make time for the High Hope Estate. If you want it done right, have it done at High Hope.

Room Tip: I felt all of the rooms, even those without a direct view of the Carribean are excellent. If you wan...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

What a beautiful property !
The panorama is breathtaking and the garden is just magical... a great place to relax
The owners are very friendly, the staff is kind and helpful and the meals are very tasty.
We stayed at the Pineapple room with a nice "colonial" atmosphere and a terrace with a fantastic view.
The only thing we disliked is the flabby matress, as it usually means it's too old and, the bathroom is a little outdated. With these fixed, everything would be perfect.

Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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foodcritic45, Guest Relations Manager at High Hope Estate, responded to this review, 22 February 2012
Dear Beatrice:
Thank you for taking the time to write such nice comments about High Hope Estate and your stay with us. We take all of our guests suggestions seriously and we are constantly trying to upgrade our establishment. We have already taken steps to make your next stay with us..........perfect. Hope to see you soon.
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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

My wife & I just spend 3 days at High Hope Estates. A beautiful beautiful property, comfortable room with a spectacular view. Ownership & staff who met every desire. If I can offer one criticism, once you arrive at High Hope it is hard to find motivation to leave. If you have places to see or things to do, I recommend you fulfill your list prior to reaching High Hope. Lovely walks are available, Dennis will identify the botanical splendors. Humming birds, parrots, amazing flowers & luscious plant life, grand & historical vistas. This is a special & lovely part of the world. We received a warm & lovely Valentine from the staff. Nothing was really missing whether it be natural beauty, refined service, a personal touch & a grand and lovely home.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: High Hope Estate
Address: 16 Top Road, St. Ann's Bay 33036, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > St. Ann's Bay
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in St. Ann's Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — High Hope Estate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate and romantic Inn overlooking the blue Caribbean Sea, High Hope Estate is located near Ocho Rios and is truly one of Jamaica’s little known secrets. Five beautifully furnished guest rooms are located on acres of botanical gardens. High Hope offers guests the peace, tranquility, and natural beauty expected when vacationing in Paradise. Each guestroom, with names like the Hibiscus Room and Royal Palm, are furnished with English and Jamaican antiques. All have baths en suite and verandahs offering spectacular views of the blue Caribbean and the green hills of St. Ann. Turn down service is offered nightly. Acres of botanical gardens surround you providing refuge to countless varieties of tropical birds, flowers and fauna. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular and you will probably find fireflies in your room at night. Peace is the order of the day. Eight other members of staff make up the team that look after your every need. Chef Evadney has won awards for her creations that are predominately Jamaican but with an Italian influence. We offer lunch and dinner service served on your private verandah, by the pool, or in the romantic setting of the Meditation Hut. ... more   less 
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