Round Hill

Montego Bay, Jamaica

The hotel

Undoubtedly one of the most sought after hotels in the Caribbean, Round Hill has been a long-standing Jamaican icon since its opening in 1953. A former pineapple plantation on the outskirts of Montego Bay, what is it about Round Hill that makes it such a magnet? Round Hill is where Jacqueline and JFK spent their honeymoon, where Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the Sound of Music, where Hitchcock got sunburned and where Noel Coward, if egged on enough, would sing for the guests. After 50 years, Round Hill has a million stories to tell. Today, this elegant beachfront resort offers the same blend of qualities that has always pulled the famous names and faces; namely a well-preserved slice of old Jamaica and tremendous hospitality. You still enjoy the plantation’s stylish architecture and a predictably colonial pace of life, but with the added pull of an oceanfront spa, an exceptional family program and refurbished hotel rooms designed for beach living by Ralph Lauren, (perhaps whilst visiting his own villa at Round Hill). The ocean side restaurant perfectly blends the hotel’s historic pedigree with its new energy, classic décor with an open kitchen and wood-fired grill.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

A former pineapple plantation on a lush green peninsula with 110 acres of beautifully manicured grounds on a golden crescent shaped beach, close to Montego Bay. Transport time from Montego Bay Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

36 ocean front rooms and 27 private villas. All with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access and safe. Ocean View Rooms feature white stone floors, 4-poster mahogany bamboo beds, Ralph Lauren designed upholstered furniture, bathrooms with soaking tub, rain showers and wet bar, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. 

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all drinks at the bar and restaurant by the glass.

Platinum All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, all drinks at the bar and restaurant by the glass, bottle of wine and fruit plate in room on arrival and private rountrip airport transfers.

Breakfast/Half Board/Full Board options: available at a supplement. 

Oceanfront Balcony Rooms are located on the first floor, and feature a balcony or patio with views of Round Hill's bay, with 1 four-poster king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Villa Suites with Pool are larger with open-air living area, and all have custom designed pools, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Master Villa Suites with Pool are larger still, with open-air living room, views of the ocean, and a custom designed pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Grand Pineapple Suites with Pool are the largest, and have a luxurious living area, open-air living room, and custom designed pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

2- and 3-Bedroom Deluxe Villas with Pool are secluded, tucked away on the forest border with a private garden and dedicated housekeeping staff. Sleeping maximum 8 adults or 5 adults and 3 children.

Please note: a room sleeping more than 2 adults will include either an additional sofa bed/rollaway bed.

  • Free Nights: Stay for 4 nights, pay for 3 for travel completed between 22 Apr-23 Nov '19 and 1 Dec-16 Dec '19. Free nights based on room only. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Mar '18 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 6 Jan–16 Dec '19. Blackout dates apply.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Free nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 5 for travel completed between 22 Apr–23 Nov '19 and 1 Dec–16 Dec '19. Free nights are based on a Room Only board basis. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Dec '19 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 5 Jan–12 Feb '20, 19 Feb-15 Mar '20, 1-8 Apr '20, 14-15 Apr '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Mar '20 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 16 Apr-23 Nov '20, 29 Nov-16 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Free nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 or stay for 5 nights and pay for 4 for travel between 5 Jan-12 Feb '20, 19 Feb-15 Mar '20, 1 Apr-8 Apr '20 and 14 Apr-15 Apr '20, book by 31 Mar '20. Free nights are based on a Room Only board basis.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Free nights: stay for 7 nights, pay for 5 or stay for 4 nights and pay for 3 for travel between 16 Apr-23 Nov '20 and 29 Nov-16 Dec '20, book by 30 Nov '20. Free nights are based on a Room Only board basis.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Kids stay free: 1st child (4-12 years) stays free when sharing a room with two adults, for travel completed between 1 May–23 Nov '20 and 1–16 Dec '20, book by 30 Nov '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Resort credit: receive up to $200 resort credit per room per stay for travel between 5 Jan–12 Feb ’20, 19 Feb–15 Mar ’20, 1 Apr–8 Apr ’20 and 14-15 Apr '20 when staying a minimum of 7 nights.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

The rooftop restaurant The Grill offers ocean views and a newly refurbished restaurant space. The open kitchen specialises in wood fire grills and special seafood. Other dining options include the Seaside Terrace, The Restaurant at Round Hill (seasonal) the Cocktail Bar, daily high tea, room service* and private in-villa dining*. Guests can also enjoy light snacks and refreshments on the beach and at the beach and pool bar. Theme buffet dinners served on some evenings on the seaside terrace.

Weekly beach party and Saturday jazz. Managers cocktail party each Wednesday.

Double infinity pool. Fitness Centre. Oceanfront Spa*. 5 tennis courts with optional tuition* if required. Snorkelling, paddleboats, Hobie Cat sailing*, water-skiing*, kayaking, glass-bottom boats and windsurfing. Sunset cruises and fishing trips can also be arranged*. Nature walk with head gardener (weekly on a Fri). Jogging and walking trails. Outdoor yoga pavilion. Newly refurbished Kids' Club.

5 nights between 16-31 Mar '19, 17-22 Apr '19 and 24-30 Nov '19.

10 nights between 21 Dec '18-2 Jan '20.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this hotel will be closed between 3 Sep–10 Oct '19 for general maintenance.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Round Hill Hotel and Villas was excellent!

Jul 16, 2019 dleccese New York City, New York

Round Hill Hotel and Villas was an amazing experience! Everything was so lovely and exceeded my expectations. They accommodated our team for our company offsite in a seamless manner. The staff was extremely professional and attentive and the food was fantastic.
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Jul 12, 2019 Lynne M roswell, United States

Stayed at Round Hill in the room with the louvered windows overlooking the pool and beach area. Loved the room. They have theme nights for their dining and on Monday night we ate, buffet style, on the beach. This is one of the best buffets I have had. They had a varied choice of food and the drinks were wonderful. Loved their infinity pool… Read more
Stayed at Round Hill in the room with the louvered windows overlooking the pool and beach area. Loved the room. They have theme nights for their dining and on Monday night we ate, buffet style, on the beach. This is one of the best buffets I have had. They had a varied choice of food and the drinks were wonderful. Loved their infinity pool and spent the day going between the pool and the beach. Also tried their spa which was very good. Wish I had more time to spend. Read less
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Jul 12, 2019 cgreco774 Chevy Chase, Maryland

very special place to go for a honeymoon or any occasion. we had such a good time with the beach and water sports right there. no need to leave the safety and comfort of the resort everything u could want is right there. food is great as well.
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Jul 12, 2019 glassmanjason New York City, New York

Everything about round hill was absolutely amazing - The food was outstanding no matter what meal or type of cuisine you were eating. The service was great all around and the rooms/amenities were perfect.
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Jul 7, 2019 edwardgb nyc

As I went to write my review about our 10 day stay at the end of June I caught myself reading the three star review just left by discerning08. I would agree that all the criticisms are fair and accurate. That these are good things to know before you decide to come to Round Hill but if they do dissuade you from coming it would be… Read more
As I went to write my review about our 10 day stay at the end of June I caught myself reading the three star review just left by discerning08. I would agree that all the criticisms are fair and accurate. That these are good things to know before you decide to come to Round Hill but if they do dissuade you from coming it would be unfortunate. Round Hill is a special place There is this intangible quality that is hard to describe. That is maybe why the wait at the restaurant or the "cozy" beach or even somehow the airplane noise are part of the charm. We are a family of five 17, 11 and 11. Third trip to Round Hill all at the same Cottage. We kind of rotate between Curtain Bluff, Half moon and Round Hill. All three are great. Curtain Bluff has that more chilled vibe like Round Hill. Like I said Round Hill has an intangible, hard to describe quality. It's not slick, it's not flashy but there is this understated elegance in the most relaxed way. That's why you may find yourself looking up at the airplanes with a big smile. Read less