We stayed here as it was a very close to the Blue Mountains and we wanted to hike to the top of the mountain to watch the sun rise. The accommodations were very affordable and the hostal was very quaint. There was no electricity but there was a nice fireplace and the man in charge of cooking and cleaning was very nice.
However, since the hostal is so far, you need the hotel to pick you up from Mavis Bank, for which they charge $50 each way. They charge American prices for the food ($8 - $12 I believe). We had a great guide for a reasonable price ($40 for up to 5 people) but there was also an entrance fee to the Blue Mountains of $20 a person (the owner of the hotel had told us the fee was 500 jamaican dollar a person, which is the equivalent of $4 USD). In addition, the hostal did not tell us they do not accept credit cards, so we ended up having to pay for everything after we got back into Kingston. We ended up having a great experience, but we could have avoided a lot of stress if the hostal had thought to tell us they do not accept credit cards.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whitfield Hall sits at 4000 feet directly on the main hiking trail that travels up to Blue Mountain Peak. The hall itself, dating from the late 18th century, can provide rustic accommodation for up to 30 guests. Most rooms have bunkbeds, although the Colonel Whitfield room has a double (full) bed and is private. Guides to the Peak can be arranged for trekkers. Hearty, home-cooked meals and other refreshments, including cups of, Blue Mountain coffee brewed with fresh spring water, are available (with advance notice). Guests may also use our kitchen to cook. A campsite is also available. You can hire our driver to provide safe, 4 wheel drive transportation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Whitfield Hall Hotel Kingston