My favorite hotel in the world. Frankly I'm used to spending more and I generally stay at 4 stars when I travel. This is a bit more humble. When you stay at the big luxury hotels in the area you loss something, you feel trapped, and you miss the local vibe. When you walk out of a big luxury hotel you get hit on by hustlers. Not so when you stay in the "cliffs area"... I am able to just relax and blend in at Home Sweet Home. I always feel safe.
The food is great... no really, the food in the area is really great!! We walk or get a cab ($7 us) to the beach if we want. But I like swimming/ snorkeling in the cliffs area... no loud music, no hustlers, just mellow. My work is plenty crazy... I love this hotel because it is very relaxing. They have a driver that works for the hotel. He is easy to hang with and will take you anywhere for a very fare price. Set aside a day with him to show you real Jamaica.
I've traveled a lot and would argue that the penthouse sweet is the best room, with the best view in ALL of Jamaica. The rooms next to the penthouse are real bargains. Bring old clothes, and a guitar!More