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Fort George St, Port Antonio

DeMontevin Lodge Hotel

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We have 13 reviews for DeMontevin
Excellent 3
Very good 4
Average 2
Poor 3
Terrible 1

March 21, 2017
"Quaint with a lovely view, but very rundown. We traveled with another couple and stayed one night, one couple got a room with a bathroom (separated from the room by a curtain for 7000 J.D) and we got room 3 with access to a common shower for 6000 jamaican dollar"

November 5, 2016
"A Comfortable Hotel For History Buffs. This charming Victorian hotel was built in !881. Queen Elizabeth stayed here twice. It is on Titchfield Hill and has a view of the bay. If you are a fussy tourist that wants a generic chain hotel that looks like anyplace in the world"

August 23, 2016
"Never Again. We spent one night at this place 4 children and 4 adults and paid $17,000JMD for two rooms. Firstly the room and sheets were covered in dust which were changed on request. The bed was old and so were the pillows extremely uncomfortable"

May 16, 2016
"What was I thinking. After staying at a couple B&B's Thought this would be something a little different for a night or two"

DeMontevin description.
Located in Port Antonio at the corner of Fort George and Musgrave Streets, it was previously owned by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mullings. Mrs Mullings was formerly the cook for American movie actor Errol Flynn, who once inhabited Navy Island, just across the harbour. DeMontevin lodge is situated on Titchfield Peninsula, an English settlement, situated between East and West Harbour. The lodge was built at the turn of the century for Hon. David Gideon, the then custos of Portland.

DeMontevin was designed in a Victorian style and is architecturally similar to “Sea Captains House” on the Massachusetts Coast. DeMontevin Lodge has recently been restored, refurbished and tastefully furnished with antiques. It now enjoys the status of being a National Heritage Site. Some of the decorative iron work on the building might have been brought on the banana boats which traveled between Boston and Port Antonio. The building bears a striking resemblance to “Sea Captains’ Houses” on the Massachusetts Coast. It is now operated as a guest house.

Recommended for vintage ambience, this venerable Victorian guest house is a homey blend of modern kitsch and antiques reminiscent of granny’s parlor. The 13 simple bedrooms (six with private bathrooms) are timeworn, but as clean as a whistle. Behind the lodge is an ancillary building with small budget doubles. Beautifully decorated inside and out with furnishings reminiscent of an exclusive residence of yesteryear, the building has been the recipient on the Berger Paints Architecture Award. With its dominating brick exterior, the hotel sits elegantly on Titchfield Hill, once a neighborhood for the wealthy.

Dining and Refreshment
This family–run restaurant is well known for its delicious home–style Jamaican cuisine that uses seasonal fresh ingredients. Daily for lunch and dinner.If you're looking for something just outside the norm of the big beach side resorts, this is the place for you.

This venerable old Victorian guesthouse could almost be the setting of a tropical Sherlock Holmes novel. The simple bedrooms (six with private bathrooms) are timeworn, but clean.

PROS. Aa taste of old Jamaica. central location. friendly

CONS. Limited amenities beyond a modest restaurant. Some rooms share a bathroom. In need of sprucing up as the property has become more like a museum

Buildings History: Built in 1881, DeMontevin Lodge is an eclectic mix of the Victorian architectural style, with gingerbread details. The building’s decorative ironwork was designed and cast in Scotland. Inside, lavishly carved moldings surround the doorways and tray ceilings draw the eye upward.

The house was built by the Hon. David Gideon, who became Custos of Portland in 1923. DeMontevin Lodge is now operated as a guest house. Many distinguished individuals have visited DeMontevin Lodge. In 1923 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Duchess of York, subsequently referred to as "Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother" stayed at DeMontevin and in 1953 and 1966, Queen Elizabeth II visited. Since 1953, the room where Queen Elizabeth II stayed was named the Queen’s room. Some of Jamaica’s distinguished statesmen as well as other celebrities have also spent time at the house.

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