Being at the Hotel Four Seasons Kingston is a visit to a time when hotels were more about service and accommodation than cultivating special effects that will attract restaurant and bar patrons with lots of money in their pockets. Rooms, common areas and the restaurant are clean and pleasant.
I could see that servers could get overwhelmed by the numbers of people in the restaurant. I believe this was part of a larger problem at the management level, as they did not seem to plan to have the human or technical resources available to address the needs of our meeting and that's just a question of poor planning. Meeting rooms could be stuffy and meals and breaks were hard to get coordinated. I would not recommend the hotel for a meeting and despite the website's promotion of it as a site for weddings, I would consider that a highly risky enterprise.
The Four Seasons' greatest accomplishment, I believe, is creating an oasis of calm in the middle of the noise and bustle of New Kingston. You may walk in there wary because you are told there is a panic button in your room (which I never found - how am I going to use it in a panic?), but once you are through the gates it's just gracious staff, a cool inviting room, mango trees heavy with fruit and Caribbean breezes by the pool bar.
One tip: If you have breakfast with your room, you should know that all of the North American breakfasts are tiny. For example, one choice is one egg with two pieces of toast, a slice of cucumber and a slice of carrot with about 4oz of orange juice and tea or coffee. Listing it out that way makes it sound like way more than it is. The smart choice is the "Jamaican Breakfast" which is a plateful of local favourites like ackee and saltfish, fried dumplings, breadfruit, callaloo, and maybe even more. Each plate is a little different.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 4 Seasons
- Four Seasons Hotel Kingston
- Kingston Four Seasons
- Four Seasons Kingston Jamaica
- Hotel Four Seasons Jamaica/Kingston