If you don't see something in our Manchester Jamaica hotels and lodging options to interest you, remember to check in the neighboring Parishes of Clarendon and Saint Elizabeth. Some Parishes in Jamaica are mostly rural, and these "country" areas aren't always geared toward travelers. Of course, that's what makes Jamaica so interesting! You may find the perfect accommodations just a short drive away in either direction.
The Astra Country Inn - 62 Ward Avenue, Mandeville
In this non-touristy area of Jamaica, Astra Country Inn offers visitors a place to relax and immerse themselves in the local culture. The owner, Diana McIntyre-Pike, offers 20 clean and simple rooms with A/C and some with kitchenettes. As the headquarters for an organization promoting unique Jamaican community experiences, she will point you in the right direction to enjoy Jamaica’s culture, entertainment, heritage and lifestyle. Whether you’re a bird-watcher or just want a good domino game with local residents, this gracious hostess will make sure you find it. The restaurant, Country Fresh, serves natural and Jamaican cuisine. Phone: 876.962.7758 or 876.962.3725.
Dalkeith Great House and Luxury Cottages – Knockpatrick, Newport P.O., Manchester
Dalkeith Great House is a former colonial banana and coffee plantation, about 10 minutes from the center of Mandeville, which originally covered about 600 acres. Today, four acres remain. The property was purchased in 1999, restored, and three self-contained guest cottages were added. There are two 1-bedroom cottages and one 2-bedroom cottage. They are beautifully decorated – check out the photos on their website! All have modern kitchens and are fully equipped with everything you might need to cook. There are modern bathrooms with showers, color TV, internet access, radio and fans. Each cottage has its own private entrance and the entire property is secured. Dalkeith also offers a beautiful swimming pool, lovely gardens and mountain views. They welcome guests 16 years of age and older and the property is smoke-free. Phone: 876.904.8341 or 876.407.3518. Visit them on the web.
Fleur Flats Resorts - 10 Coke Dr, Mandeville
Fleur Flats Resorts provides a tranquil setting for business travelers or for those who just want to get away. They offer basic, fully equipped 2-bedroom apartments with part-time maid service, hot and cold water, cable TV and internet service. Fleur Flats is conveniently located in Mandeville within about a 20 minute walk from the town center. Phone: 876.962.1053.
Golf View Inn – 5 ½ Caledonia Rd., Mandeville
Opened in 1998, the Golf View Inn does need a bit of upgrading but is a very good option in a parish without many good options for lodging. It was built originally as an apartment complex, with rooms facing a courtyard, and later converted to an inn so it resembles a motel. The property overlooks the Manchester Club Golf Course, the oldest surviving golf club in the western hemisphere. The 70 spacious, comfortable rooms are decorated in bright tropical colors and feature private bathrooms, A/C and/or ceiling fans, and cable TV. There is a lovely pool on the property. Some have complained that the customer service can leave something to be desired, but the Golf View Inn still seems to be a good location for budget vacationers. They also have conference space and can accommodate weddings and business events. Phone: 876.962.4477. Visit them on the web.
Hotel Villa Bella - Christiana, Manchester
Located in Christiana in the central mountains of the South Coast and 15 minutes from Mandeville, Hotel Villa Bella is back under the management of its owner who has been painting and renovating the property. The charming Colonial main house was built in 1941. There are 18 rooms in the main house and annex, all with private bathrooms, mahogany floors, original Victorian and Art Deco furnishings, and garden or mountain views. The hotel sits on 6 acres of lushly landscaped grounds. Guests report that it is spotlessly clean, the staff is friendly and welcoming, and the meals, cooked to order, were excellent. TIP: For birdwatchers, Hotel Villa Bella is just minutes from Marshall’s Pen, the 300-acre historic 18th century plantation estate owned by the late Robert Sutton, Jamaica’s leading ornithologist, and his widow, Ann Sutton, an ecologist. There are more than 100 bird species on the property and all but two of the 25 bird species endemic to Jamaica are found in the Marshalls Pen area! Phone: 876.964.2243. Visit them on the web.
Kariba Kariba Guest House - 1 1/2 McKinley Road, Mandeville
The owner of Kariba, a gentleman named Derrick O'Connor, and his family are noted for being warm and welcoming. This is a no-frills guest house constructed of fieldstone on the outskirts of Mandeville, but visitors say it's clean, comfortably furnished, safe and very reasonably priced. There are 5 spacious rooms with balconies, ceiling fans and TV. A small breakfast is included with the room rate, but expect the hot water to be sporadic (not unlike most of Jamaica!). Phone: 876.962.8006. Check them out on TripAdvisor.com.
Mandeview Flats - 7 Hillview Drive, Balvenie Heights, Manchester
Another possibility in Manchester Parish is this small, quiet guesthouse in a pretty residential area on the cool hillside overlooking town. The 19-room property is perfect for a peaceful, quiet and relaxing vacation or business stay. The rooms are spacious, nicely decorated, and include cable TV, mini fridges and wired high-speed internet. Mandeview’s rates include a full breakfast and other meals can be prepared on request. Phone: 876.961-8439. Visit them on the web.
Mandeville Hotel - 4 Hotel Street, Mandeville
This Mandeville landmark sits on the site of one of Mandeville’s first buildings, a structure used as a British officer’s quarters. In 1875, the site became the Waverley Hotel, later changing to the Brooks Hotel, before finally becoming the Mandeville Hotel. In 1971, the old buildings were replaced with the present structure and, in 1986, it was acquired by the McIntyres who set out to restore the warm and friendly atmosphere of the old hotel and renovate the lovely Georgian architecture. Some renovating has been done and, although more refurbishing is necessary, guests say the Mandeville makes up for these shortcomings with 5-star customer service. The spacious rooms are clean and nicely decorated with older furnishings. Amenities include air conditioning, cable TV, and a mini fridge. Hot water in the shower may take a few minutes to come out. Wireless internet is available in the reception area. The grounds are spotless and well-manicured. Hotel Mandeville’s location in the center of town makes it so convenient; everything you need is within 5 minutes walking distance (supermarket, fast food, local restaurants, etc). The nightly rates include breakfast. The Arches restaurant, poolside, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And the Manchester Arms Pub serves a wide range of beverages and finger foods. Phone:876.962. 9764. Visit them on the web.