We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

RafJam's Bed & Breakfast

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Management photos
RafJam\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for RafJam's Bed & Breakfast
See the most recent reviews
Showing 140: English reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This place is very remote and has a nice clean and clear stream around back with nice refreshing water. Food is pretty good but more on the pricy side. It's a good place to chill and drink with friends. Has a very rustic look. The journey to rafjam is an adventure itself and recommend a vehicle with 4 wheel drive.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Ric W
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I wrote a review on this hotel before, but I'm writing to reiterate my experience because the owners responded to my review with inaccurate information and are trying to blame me. How's that for "the customer is always right?" I booked this hotel and had paid reservation in hand for the night I arrived, but there was no one there...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Martin S
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Don't know where to start.... Start off by saying not a single complaint!! Room was amazing my wife and I stayed in the Van Gogh room and what a pleasure it was.. Comfortable room with a better mattress than I have at home lol. The perfect little balcony outside my room with the hammock was a dream, with the stream...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Acmunoz
Iran
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This place was the highlights of my journey in Jamaica, the views and surrounding was breathtaking , nice and welcoming staff and I really really enjoyed my stay. If I go back I will stay for much longer, its very accessib by public transport. Thanks to all

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank b_kashan
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

All one has to do is read the many preceding reviews to have a clear picture of what to expect at Rafjam. The place is simply amazing. Every business will occasionally have minor issues to address with guests. What is important is how sincere the staff is in addressing those issues and the quickness of their response. Susan and her...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DeerfieldDani
charm d, Manager at RafJam's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your lovely review, we at Rafjam takes a lot of pride in ensuring you our guests treated as family and get the best we can offer. We are waiting on you at Rafjam. Susan

Stockholm
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We just visited for eating because we stayed at Mount Edge Inn. I had the fish and Cecilia a salad. The veggies were from a can and the fish was overcooked to dryness. But the garden is amazing, the staff is really nice and it would be a good place for a drink some music and watching the garden.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank wulenny
charm d, Manager at RafJam's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure having you at Rafjam, it is so unfortunate that you were disappointed with the food. We will definately work on this issue. Thank you for visiting again. Susan

Reviewed 9 March 2016

The property at RafJam is like a lost paradise. Secret gardens and trails all throughout the property and the surrounding hills. Three waterfalls with swimming, hummingbirds, flowers and fruit trees. Communities on the hillside and in town are friendly and people are warm. Susan and her family were most accommodating. Tikka is a great cook! Our room was the Nature...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Hope M
charm d, Manager at RafJam's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for a wonderful review, i first must apologize for the water situation in your room, we have gone ahead and correct that problem. Tikka is young and talented, we at Rafjam chose our staff carefully and for that our guest will always receive the best we can offer. Thank you again for visiting, see you soon. Susan

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 23 February 2016

I booked and paid for this hotel. When I arrived at night there was no one there to check me in. The guests were there alone and had instructions to not let anyone in. They phoned the owners and told them about me and they said they would come to check me in, etc., but never came. It's in a...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Martin S
charm d, Owner at RafJam's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for writing. And i must apologise for what you went through. First things first, we only take bookings from booking company for the kingston Property. Our staff on property at the time went out to the Mall to get something, of course our guests who are there are not allowed to open up for anyone. That is protocol...

Willemstad, Curacao
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I was so excited and probably the next time it will be the same. It was a few years ago that I visited that little piece of heaven, called Rafjam. And now I came back for my second visit. Again it was warm, lovely, beautiful and so relaxing. I came with my friend who had never been in Jamaica before....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MarjoleinLapre
charm d, Manager at RafJam's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for a lovely review again, it was such a pleasure welcoming you to Rafjam for the second time. With all our improvements that we have made, i know you were quite pleased. We take the time out to ensure you our guests get the service required at Rafjam Bed and Breakfast, throughout the years this is what...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Went for a walk and popped in here for a drink and some food. Prices were reasonable, food cooked fresh to order and really tasty. Everyone was very friendly. We werent staying but owner told us to walk round the grounds while we were waiting. They have created an oasis of calm at the bottom of this valley, there is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tim R
charm d, Manager at RafJam's Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for a lovely review. It is always a pleasure to welcome our guests in a manner in which they are comfortable and satisfied, i am happy you were satisfied with your visit and do hope you will be back to eat at our restaurant again or even to stay with us. See you soon. Susan

226 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (149)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (22)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
0:57
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (101)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (77)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (15)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (24)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Irish Town
4.2 km away
Starlight Chalet & Health Spa
Starlight Chalet & Health Spa
#1 of 1 in Blue Mountains National Park
59 reviews
9.4 km away
The Spanish Court Hotel
The Spanish Court Hotel
#1 of 25 in Kingston
787 reviews
1.5 km away
Strawberry Hill
Strawberry Hill
#5 of 25 in Kingston
312 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
41.3 km away
Great Huts
Great Huts
#1 of 25 in Port Antonio
746 reviews
46.8 km away
Zion Country Beach Cabins
Zion Country Beach Cabins
#2 of 25 in Port Antonio
179 reviews
7.3 km away
Neita's Nest
Neita's Nest
#1 of 25 in Kingston
183 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Deep in the valleys of the Blue Mountains, Rafjam Bed and Breakfast offers an authentic, local Jamaican experience like none other. Rafjam is located up the B1 highway from Papine in Kingston. After about a 30 minute drive and arrival to the town of Red Light, turn right on Hopewell Road and drive all the way down the cul-de-sac. Nestled between two rivers, the guest accommodations are perched high above the natural scenery: the cascading river in our backyard or the fleeting glimpse of a hummingbird sipping rain water from the petals of a heliconia. The climate in the mountains drifts from sun to cloud all day, with scattered rain. Rafjam offers an ideal spot to soak in the soothing Jamaican sun while not getting scorched along the way. You can always jump into one of the many freshwater pools on the property to cool off, or climb up to the 15 foot waterfall just five minutes away. Born and raised in Springdale Cove, Susan inherited her parent's house and decided to refurbish. Eager to offer a taste of paradise to everyone, she opened these magnificent Blue Mountain Cottages with the help of her husband. This vivacious, real Jamaican lady and her professional, laid back team will welcome you and provide whatever you need for you to enjoy your stay. Rafjam's kitchen serves a variety of succulent Jamaican and international cuisines. Our team includes world renowned chefs who evoke their Caribbean, North and South American, and European palates with their culinary creations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available. A special request? We will cook according to your taste. Many of the items we serve are grown organically right here in our own backyard or acquired directly from local farmers. A global, eco-friendly gustatory experience in the quiet heart of the Blue Mountains.Five star service in a family setting... you will surely be back again! Rafjam: service beyond expectation... Rafjam also has a hostel in Kingston towN,for those of you who wants to stay closer to Kingston for night life, beach, etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about RafJam's Bed & Breakfast

Address: Red Light District, Newcastle Road, Irish Town, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Andrew Parish > Irish Town
Price Range: $94 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — RafJam's Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com and HostelWorld so you can book your RafJam's Bed & Breakfast reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rafjam`s Bed & Breakfast, Blue Mountain Cottages And Nature Hotel Irish Town
Rafjam`s Bed And Breakfast, Blue Mountain Cottages And Nature
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from RafJam's Bed & Breakfast staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from RafJam's Bed & Breakfast staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The bedrock suites are best”
 of 5 bubbles B8764XEandrewe, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for river view”
 of 5 bubbles AnelyWF, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“To be honest all rooms have excellent views”
 of 5 bubbles _noelarthurs58, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Find a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles martinsE3715TG, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The place it's amazing but there is place like a cave for family too.”
  • The view from the place
 of 5 bubbles b_kashan, 22 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5