This ornate hotel dates from 1875, once housing part of the British military garrison. In the 1970s the original hotel was replaced with a modern structure. There's a spacious lounge and good food and service. Bedrooms range in size from small to spacious, furnished with Jamaican styling, often including a four-poster bed and mahogany furniture. Bathrooms are old-fashioned but tidily maintained, each with a shower and tub. There are attractive gardens, plus golf and tennis at the nearby Manchester Country Club.
There is no pretension to the food at all; it's simple, homemade fare. From the dining room, you'll have a view of the pool and the green hills of central Jamaica.
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