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Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hopewell
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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“True Style--Not Fashion”
Reviewed 6 February 2011

There is no marble at Round Hill, no gilt, either, and no trendy design. There are no beer-can-clutching tattooed yahoos, either. What you get instead is refinement, subtlety, calm and perfect service, and the sense of being on a private compound, surrounded by people you know and enjoy. From the entrance pavilion with its blue and white checkerboard tile floors framing a view of the startling blue sea and house reef, to the impeccable service provided by a staff at once friendly and razor sharp, this is as good as it gets.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

My husband and I loved Round Hill. We chose Montego Bay because American Airlines flies there direct and we didn't want to spend a lot of time traveling. We chose Round Hill because of: it's rating on Tripadvisor, close but not adjacent position to the airport, and small size (we HATE uber-hotels). We almost booked a villa/cottage but I wanted to be close to the water, and I didn't think we'd utilize the living room and kitchen fully. Our room #205 on the second floor of the Pineapple house was perfect for our 5-day/night stay. It was literally 15 feet from the ocean's edge and pool--a 9 second walk to both. I was happy we booked a room with a balcony (a $40 per day upgrade), because it provided more space and opened up the room to the ocean. We kept the french-style screened doors open the entire stay, through the night--no bugs, and no worries about security. If you want nightlife, to party and be social--round hill is NOT the place for you--there aren't even t.v.'s in the rooms. Even with several families there, It's quiet--just what we wanted. The place felt only 30% occupied--it's hard to tell how full the property was because all the villas have their own pools and I think the residents pretty much stayed there. Our room was pretty, immaculate, and the king bed was very comfy (took 2 baths in the sumptuous tub--yum). We did not miss a t.v.--we read a lot of books, listened to our ipod on the nightstand player, and watched the NFL playoff game in the open-air social room adjacent to the library. The food was fantastic--we ate nearly every meal at the main "restaurant" which is a huge patio with white tablecloths, padded iron armchairs, and umbrellas 4 feet from the ocean. The ambience is absolutely unbeatable with lush overhanging trees and a 180 degree view of the private bay. The fresh fish and buffet breakfast with fresh smoothies were the best. Be prepared to spend on food, though--breakfast was usually $70, lunch/dinner $150+ (if you drink). At times, service was slow, though--that's Jamaica for you (you get used to it once you unwind). Round Hill is a huge, gated, secure property. Once you're on the property you don't see anyone but guests and personnel (absolutely no locals, vendors, etc.--except for one basket-maker who was camped out on the lawn adjacent the Pineapple House--he was obviously invited and only said "good morning" to us--never felt any pressure to buy anything). The grounds are lush and very clean. There is constantly someone raking, cleaning, tidying, etc. The eternity pool and surrounding/lower decks are gorgeous--especially the ocean view. The two outdoor bars are charming and small, drinks and service were great (esp the rum punch and ice tea which they serve with sweetened syrup). Twice I left my iphone on the property and it was turned in promptly; a security guard wandered the property at night. We liked the complimentary 4pm tea--tea, sweets, and finger sandwiches (we often played cards at that time while nibbling). They had to-die-for jam-filled donut holes and banana bread. Usually there's some sort of live music during dinner--beware that room service closes early at 9:30pm so if you miss dinner you either go hungry or take a 15 minute taxi drive to Montego Bay. We utilized the complimentary kayak and paid $150 for a 1.5 hour private trip to Mobay in the power boat. The tropical walk to the spa is gorgeous, as is the spa's pool/deck and the adjacent grassy lawn which has hammocks and stretches out to the ocean. Don't order food or drinks at the spa--it took us an hour to get ice tea.
My only complaints about RH: the young bartenders at the pool bar talked loudly to each other (not guests) for 3+ hours straight on 2 separate days--we had to move to get some peace. At 2am one night the security guard chatted on his cel phone outside our window for over an hour--I called the front desk and it stopped soon thereafter. Also, in the morning hotel staff walking under our balcony were quite loud. Lastly, although RH is 15 minutes from the airport, it's in the landing flight path. I noticed about 5 planes a day--kind of distracting, but there's nothing they can do about that.
We took a private taxi to Negril and hung out on the bustling, tourist-entrenched 7-mile beach for a couple hours--saw a nice sunset. Prepare for constant haggling by beach vendors. We ate at nearby Xtabi restaurant on the cliffs over the ocean--spectacular view/setting--food was ok. Another afternoon we took a private cab into Montego Bay to see downtown and Rose Hill--had dinner at Scotchies--good jerk, lots of locals, very casual outdoor roadside setting.
Can't wait to return to Round Hill--it was a lovely place.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 25 January 2011

As a family with two young girls (7 and 10) we were looking for the vacation of a lifetime. After countless hours of researching our options we decided for Round Hill Hotel. It did not dissapoint! What a find! There's no doubt, Round Hill is the crown jewel of Carribbean luxury resorts. The location, the warmth and proffessionalism of the staff, the food, the beach, the pool, our two villas we tried (22A and 5), the private breakfast by the private pool, the clientel Round Hill attracts, the sunsets, the serene sounds of the jungle at night, the transportation, the nearby attractions for adults and children, the nightly music and / or entertainment at the resort, the watersport options, the true history it has and proudly shows, the jaw dropping landscaping and architecture, all of it and everything else I forgot to list, was absolutely perfect and I think impossible to match! My family and I agree,it feels good to be hooked on Round Hill Hotel for the rest of our lives...!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

We just returned from a one week vacation at Round Hill. We stay in some of the best resorts on the planet, and this would rank at the top of the list. We were in a villa overlooking the Caribbean. No photo can do it justice. We had our own semi private pool that we shared with another couple, but we spent many mornings on the beach too. It was magical. Over the course of a week we made many new friends from our housemaids Marva and Jill to Kingsley the concierge to other guests at dinner and the beach. You don't feel like a guest at Round Hill, you feel like an owner. Everyone is on a first name basis.

Other than a dinner date in Montego Bay at the amazing Houseboat Grill, we did not venture off the resort. We got massages/facials, relaxed on the sandy beach or at the infinity pool, spent time in our private pool and hot tub, or kayaked/snorkeled along the reef. There was a wedding while we were there overlooking the ocean. You will not find a more romantic resort anywhere. It is steeped in history with a long list of celebrity guests who enjoy the privacy of Round Hill.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

Round Hill is the place to do it!
What a pleasure to go to a resort that enables you to not have to think!
Who could ask for more?
The place is a treasure, great food and drinks, an incredibly attentive staff, and massages that you pray will never end.
We have travelled to many Carribean destinations, this one stand out big time!
If you get a cottage, the ladies come and make you breakfast in the morning...that's living!
We love this place!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Queens, NY
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

I was at the Round Hill hotel about 3 yrs ago with my wife( who was my girlfriend at the time.) We were in Jamaica to attend a friends wedding at another hotel. The Wedding was great but .. We hated the other hotel, it was loud with too many kids so we couldn't wait to get back to Round Hill. It's quiet..the rooms are AMAZING(the pineapple rooms) with great views.I think Ralph Lauren did the rooms! The food was wonderful..our favorite person there was KINGSLEY!! He's a Good Man to know! Also I'm not english..but I loved the 4:00 Tea times. If your looking for quiet time with the one you love, this is the place. It was an amazing Vacation..Try it you'll love it!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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LONDON
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Reviewed 11 January 2011

OK, this is basically as good as it gets. I've stayed in some of the most highly rated hotels in the world and this is just as good as any of them. We stayed in 3 different cottages spread over December and each one of them was charming, comfortable, luxurious and unique.
It was the greatest service I have ever encountered!!!! Everyone there will do anything to please and it is all genuine and graceful. I was so impressed with the service I was at times speechless.
The beach is a perfect Island getaway beach and the pool is big enough for lapps and wide enough to just flop around in.
The finess center and spa is incredible, although the treatments are expensive, they are of the highest quality.
The food is good, not amazing, expensive, but very varied if you ask.
This place is on the whole expensive, but if you can splah out it is totally worth it. I would go back every year for sure. It is elegant to the highest degree and incredibly relaxing. I LOVE THIS PLACE and I miss it dearly.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Address: John Pringle Drive, Hopewell, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay > Hopewell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hopewell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Round Hill Hotel & Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Round Hill Hotel and Villas is situated on a lush 110-acre peninsula just west of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Boasting a guest list of world leaders, cultural icons and Hollywood A-listers, this classic resort continues to attract a jet-set from around the world who enjoy timeless glamour and understated luxury along with pristine natural beaches and the inimitable Caribbean waters. Accommodations include 36 Ralph Lauren-designed oceanfront guest rooms, 90 luxurious villa rooms and suites or a selection of 27 private 2 - 6 bedroom Villas – most with private pools. Other highlights include open-air terrace dining and The Grill at Round Hill, award-winning family programs, an infinity pool, tennis courts, and an Elemis spa located in a beautifully-restored 18th century plantation house. ... more   less 
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