Jamaica Palace Hotel
Jamaica Palace Hotel - Port Antonio, between the town and Frenchman's Cove
Tel:- (1 876) 993-7720
The Jamaica Palace hotel (unlike many hotels with the name "palace" in the name) is actually designed as a Palace. The palatial style hotel sports white columns, gabled entrances, arched gables and makes a striking regal setting along the Port Antonio coastline.
The Jamaica Palace Hotel was commissioned by the Baroness Fahmi (who also commissioned the Village of St George and the Trident Castle). Following an infamous spat with the architect of the Trident Castle, the Baroness withdrew from the castle project and began work on the Jamaica Palace hotel.
In addition to its palatial style, the Jamaica Palace is also famous for artwork. Each room of the hotel features many paintings, most of which were painted by the by the late Port Antonio artist Ken A Spencer. On our last visit we asked the manager how many paintings the hotel owned, the answer was "we stopped counting when we got to 4,000". The hotel also displays sculptures and antiques.
Dining at the Jamaica Palace
The food at the Jamaica Palace hotel is fine dining European / Caribbean cuisine. The 3 dining rooms of the hotel have a formal setting, offering air conditioned elegant indoor setting that contrasts with other fine dining options in Port Antonio which offer either sea views (Norma's at the Marina) or natural mountain atmosphere (Mille Fleurs at hotel Mocking Bird Hill), giving diners a range of elegant settings in Port Antonio.The three restaurants at the Jamaica Palace hotel are:-
The Gallery Dining Room - The "main" dining room which features a man-made waterfall, cascading over cave stones. This dining room is lit by a combination of chandeliers and candles.
The Formal Dining Room - This is a more intimate setting, decorated with antiques and a large wall tapestry.
The Pool Bar - The Pool Bar is set around a 35m swimming pool in the shape of the island of Jamaica. Buffet style dining for up to 150 people is served on a black and white checkerboard design terrace.
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