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Round Hill Hotel & Villas
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Greetings from the Hotel General Manager
Welcome to beautiful Round Hill and the tropical paradise of Jamaica. Round Hill was founded in 1953 by John Pringle and his fabulous wife Liz. Come and see the history and tradition that made Round Hill the premier destination in the Caribbean. Enjoy Round Hill’s timeless style: comfort and luxury without pretension, served by dedicated staff that exudes warm Jamaican hospitality.
- Along a winding, seaside path between the main resort and the spa retreat lies a limestone cliff pocked by shallow caves, which guests decorate with white stones plucked from the shore.
What to Expect:
- Begun in 1953 as a collection of villas on a 110-acre pineapple/allspice/coconut plantation, the resort has long served socialites and celebrities. Villa owners have included writer/producer Noel Coward, Viscount and Viscountess Rothermere, and, currently, designer Ralph Lauren. Accustomed to opulence, owners come here for the restful rusticity, which also attracts celebrity and non-celebrity couples and families.
- A large pool overlooks a little bay lapping a private beach. A smaller pool lies within a five-hectare (10-acre), adults-only spa-and-fitness retreat, which is accessible by a path along the bay. The resort provides complimentary snorkeling gear, kayaks, pedal boats, windsurfers, and Hobie Cat sailboats as well as glass-bottom-boat tours. Water skiing, scuba diving, fishing and a 15.5-meter (51-ft) crewed catamaran are available for surcharges.
John Pringle Drive
- Montego Bay
Airport:Sangster International Aiport MBJ
Guests at Round Hill may choose to stay in a Full Oceanfront Room in the beautiful Pineapple House, or in one of our 27 individually owned private villas – either as a complete villa with private pool and dedicated staff, or as individual villa suites ranging from Classic villa Suites to expansive Grand Pineapple Villa Suites, many of which provide shared access to villa pools. Twenty-one of the villas have their own unique pool.
- Oceanfront View -
Refreshing second-floor oceanfront room in the Pineapple House designed by Ralph Lauren with one four-poster king sized bed or two four poster double beds and 460 square feet of space. Louvered windows provide stunning views of Round Hill Bay and the Caribbean. High ceilings complement luxurious island contemporary décor. Room amenities include Elemis bath products, coffeemaker with Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, iPod docking stations, in-room safe, air conditioning, ironing board, Waterworks-designed bathroom with double sinks, deep soaking tub, and separate rain shower. Maximum occupancy is 3 people. Connecting rooms or meal plans available upon request.
- Oceanfront Patio -
First floor oceanfront room in the Pineapple House designed by Ralph Lauren with one four-poster king sized bed or two four poster double beds , 460 square feet of indoor space, and private walk-out sitting patio complete with stunning views of Round Hill Bay and the Caribbean. Luxurious island contemporary décor is complemented by Elemis bath products, coffeemaker with Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, iPod docking stations, in-room safe, air conditioning, ironing board, Waterworks-designed bathroom with double sinks, deep soaking tub, and separate rain shower. Maximum occupancy is 3 people. Connecting rooms or meal plans available upon request.
- Classic Villa Suite -
Designed in the original Round Hill style, these villa suites feature classic Round Hill architecture and interiors. Classic Villa Suites have up to 1,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space including air-conditioned bedroom and semi-enclosed garden or verandah living room. Villa Suites include personal housekeeping services, breakfast prepared upon request (additional charge) and served in Villa Suite, also with outdoor lawns and decks. Some Classic Villa Suites include a semi-private pool and may be available upon request. Maximum occupancy is 3 persons. Meal plans available upon request.
- Deluxe Villa Suite -
These spacious suites include up to 1,400 square feet of indoor/outdoor living area. The Deluxe Villa Suite includes air-conditioned bedroom, semi-enclosed living room, a garden or verandah and shares a custom designed pool, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Villa suite amenities include personal housekeeping services along with breakfast prepared upon request (additional charge) and served in the Villa Suite each morning. Maximum occupancy is 3 persons. Meal plans available upon request.
- Master Villa Suite -
Extra large suite featuring upgraded custom furnishings, fabrics, and baths. Complete with 1,600 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space including air-conditioned bedroom, private living room, garden or verandah, and stunning views of the ocean. Located within a 3, 4, or 5-bedroom villa with semi-private custom pool and lush landscaping. Villa suite amenities include personal housekeeping services along with breakfast prepared upon request (additional charge) and served in the Villa Suite each morning. Maximum occupancy is 3 persons. Meal plans available upon request.
- Grand Pineapple Villa Suite -
Grand Pineapple Suites feature the highest level of decor, setting, and views with over 2,000 square feet of luxurious living space, beautifully furnished living rooms and upgraded bathrooms. Each suite is unique in design and features a semi-private custom pool complemented by lush tropical landscaping. Grand Pineapple Villa Suites include personal housekeeping services along with breakfast prepared upon request (additional charge) and served in the villa suite each morning. Maximum occupancy is 3 persons. Meal plans available upon request.
- Complete Villas -
Villas are beautifully decorated by individual owners to Round Hill’s standards. You may find wicker, mahogany or bamboo furniture, slipcovers and beautiful tile and wooden floors. Bedrooms may be closed off and air-conditioned. Living rooms convey a very light, Caribbean feel with the trade winds passing through it. Each villa features great privacy, beautiful tropical gardens and pool decks. Laid back elegance in a tropical and stylish setting.
- Classic Villas -
Complete Classic Villas feature many of the original design elements on which Round Hill was built including beautiful checkered flooring, classic furniture, and simple yet elegant design. Furnishings and fabrics are continuously upgraded, yet retain the authentic indoor / outdoor feeling that was John Pringle’s original vision. Villas are available with 2 (no pool) 3, or 4 bedrooms.
2-bedroom villas are approximately 2,000 sq. ft, 3-bedroom villas are approximately 2,500 sq. ft. and 4-bedroom villas are approximately 4,100 sq. ft. Each villa has its own dedicated staff including cottage housekeepers that can prepare breakfast each morning, for an extra charge, along with a dedicated landscaper.
- Deluxe Villas – with private pool -
Complete Deluxe Villas feature upgraded spaces, furnishings, and amenities. They are available with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Total villa size ranges from 3,250 sq. ft to 4,100 sq. feet. All villas feature private pools, unique in design and style, and surrounded with lush landscaping and beautiful views of the ocean. Each villa has its own dedicated staff including cottage housekeepers that can prepare breakfast each morning, for an extra charge, along with a dedicated landscaper.
- Luxury Villas – with private pool -
Complete Luxury Villas represent the highest quality of design, décor, and setting at Round Hill. There are 7 total villas that meet the requirements to be a Luxury Villa, with 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 bedrooms. Villas range in size from 3,600 sq. ft to 7,000 sq. feet. The largest of the villas is among the most advanced and luxurious in Montego Bay, complete with HDTV’s, Bose Surround Systems, separate game room, and six suites each with over 2,200 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.
All villas feature spacious lawns and pool decks.
Villa suites feature either a king-sized bed or two twin beds some of which can be transformed in king sized bed.
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom scale
- Blackout drapes
- Bottled water in room (complimentary)
- CD player
- Ceiling fan
- Child care (in room, surcharge)
- Climate control
- Clock radio
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary toiletries
- Cribs (infant beds) available
- Extra towels/bedding in room
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Internet access - high speed
- Iron/ironing board
- Makeup mirror
- Massage - available in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Premium bedding
- Rollaway beds
- Separate sitting area
- Turndown service
- Wake-up calls
- Welcome amenities
- Window opens
Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. All-Inclusive plans include meals, drinks, gratuities, and the majority of resort-offered amenities and activities. Room-Only (No Meals) plans do NOT include meals, drinks, gratuities, and certain resort-offered amenities etc. (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).
Accessible by a path from the resort's beach, an adults-only retreat features a health and beauty spa in a restored 18th-century plantation house and an 8-meter-diameter (26-ft) seaside pool. The spa offers treatments in air-conditioned rooms, on a veranda, at the sea edge, and in a hillside hydrotherapy area enveloped by trees. A children's club with clubhouse provides complimentary activities for children ages 3-11, with special programs during family-holiday seasons. A business center offers high-speed Internet access (surcharge). A library includes game tables. A television room has a 155-cm (61-in) screen.
- 24-hour front desk
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Banquet facilities
- Beauty services
- Business center
- Business services
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Concierge desk
- Concierge services
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning service
- Event catering
- Fitness equipment
- Hair salon
- Internet access in public areas - high speed
- Internet access in public areas - surcharge
- Laundry facilities
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Medical assistance available
- Parking (free)
- Poolside bar
- Private beach
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe-deposit box - front desk
- Security guard
- Shopping on site
- Supervised child care/activities
- Swimming pool - children's
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Tour assistance
- Wedding services
Room-Only plans do not include gratuities.Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
- Cash not accepted
- Pets not allowed
- 3 PM
Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only plan (No Meals). The All-Inclusive plan includes meals and beverages plus taxes and gratuities at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars. The Room-Only (No Meals) plan does NOT include meals, beverages, taxes, or gratuities (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).
Georgian Dining RoomDining room and Upper and Lower Seaside Terraces with tropical-almond trees and sea/sunset views. À la carte breakfast, lunch, dinner. International choices and Jamaican specialties. (Buffets offered during high-occupancy periods.) Live music nightly. Dinner dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.
Special NightsMonday-night beach-party buffet (casual wear). Friday-night Jamaican buffet with folkloric show (dress shorts permitted). Saturday-night dinner-dance with live jazz (men's jackets suggested but not required).
Beach BarCircular bar built around tropical-almond tree. Open late morning to early evening for sandwiches, salads, burgers, tropical drinks.
Pool BarCircular bar built around tropical-almond tree. Open late morning to early evening for sandwiches, salads, burgers, tropical drinks during high-occupancy periods.
Spa LunchSpa cuisine, smoothies, juices, tropical drinks served on lawn at adults-only spa-and-fitness retreat.
Cocktail BarLocated in rear of Lower Terrace. Open mid-morning to late night. Complimentary afternoon tea. Designed by Ralph Lauren. Blue-and-white striped banquettes, dark-wood trim, charcoal-gray tile floor. Dozens of photographs of past villa owners and resort guests such as actors Clark Gable and Michael Douglas, and director Alfred Hitchcock. Complimentary afternoon tea. Cocktails, cigars, live music.
Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. Please note the following recreational amenities may incur charges for some or all guests (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).
A terrace overlooking Round Hill Bay and the forested mountains on the bay's opposite side features a large family swimming pool surrounded by cushioned lounge chairs. Another pool measuring 8m in diameter (26 ft) overlooks the bay in the resort's 4-hectare (10-acre), adults-only spa-and-fitness retreat, which is accessible by a 400m (437-yd) path along the bay.
The complimentary fitness center contains free weights and cardio and weight machines. Complimentary aerobics sessions take place on the veranda, with yoga classes (surcharge) on the lawn.
Furnished with cushioned lounge chairs and umbrellas, the resort's private 75-m (76-yd) beach is lapped by the calm waters of little Round Hill Bay. Cushioned lounge chairs also are available on a 75-m (76-yd) stone-and-concrete walkway shaded by tropical almond trees that extends from one end of the beach. A trampoline raft and two wood rafts are anchored off the beach, and there's snorkeling among rocks near the beach and a reef farther offshore.
The resort provides complimentary snorkeling gear, kayaks, pedal boats, windsurfers, and Hobie Cat sailboats as well as glass-bottom-boat tours. Water skiing and fishing are available for surcharges, as are scuba-diving instruction/certification, diving excursions, and a 15.5-m (51-ft) catamaran with crew for sailing/snorkeling excursions.
Use of five tennis courts (two lighted) is complimentary, and the resort provides a complimentary professional-taught tennis clinic in July and August for children age 12 and younger. Also complimentary are guided Friday-afternoon nature walks through the resort's grounds. A jogging/running path winds through the resort's hills. Complimentary shuttle service is available to Tryall Golf Club 5 km (3 mi) away.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.
- Bird watching
- Golf - driving range
- Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
- Horse riding/rental
- Running track/path
- Scuba diving
- Water skiing
- Yoga classes/instruction
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