I have traveled solo in Jamaica many times and certainly understand the range of available accomodations. I admittedly got taken in by Mikuzi's charming website and a pleasant phone chat with the owner, Valerie, despite having been warned to avoid the place by two Jamaican friends.
Unfortunately, Valerie was not on the premises when I checked in and her son, Chad, was in charge. After being shown a variety of rooms that were much more shabby than charming I decided to stay because of the close proximity to several sites I intended to visit in Kingston. I checked into the front cottage only to find the entire floor swarming with ants before I even unpacked [only to be told they had no bug spray on the entire property!] and eventually settled into another that was very cramped and dingy. While the entire property looks like it may have once been charming, cleanup and repairs seem overdue and Chad, apparently acting as manager during Valerie's absence, seemed annoyed by any interaction and uninterested or incapable of basic pleasantries.
The Marley Museum was on my agenda for the next morning and since Chad specifically told me it opened at 8:00am I started out early, arriving at 8:30 -- only to find that the museum does not open until 9:30am!
It was my intention to stay in Kingston two nights but after one night at Mikuzi I was ready to leave. I moved on to Port Antonio, where Mikuzi has another property [which Chad's only comment about was "it is rustic"], but based on my experience in Kingston I did not even consider those accomodations.
Valerie and I spoke before I left Mikuzi and she seems like a nice woman who is trying to make a special little property, but the place needs some attention and she would benefit by having employees who enjoy and understand tourism.
It was only after I left Kingston that I learned the worst about Mikuzi -- I received an email from a friend who said she called Mikuzi several times while I was there and asked the man who answered the phone if she could speak to me briefly or if he could give me a message and she was told, "no." In twenty-five years of traveling I have NEVER stayed anywhere where they wouldn't at least take a telephone message for a guest !!!
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