Polkerris Bed & Breakfast
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- Parking On Site
When you stay at Polkerris Bed & Breakfast in Montego Bay, you’ll be near the beach and minutes from AquaSol Theme Park and Walter Fletcher Beach. This bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Fort Montego and Fort Montego Craft Market.
Make yourself at home in one of the 10 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms with showers are provided. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and ceiling fans.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
Food & Drink
A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a library. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
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Polkerris - it is more than a hotel! You feel like at home. All things perfect - new clean rooms and bathrooms, the pool. Very delicious breakfast, lots of fruits. Stunnig view. All in this hotel was created with love! Exellent people, who do this - Clarissa and Jeremy! Every minute of our stay we enjoyed! Of cause, we already want to come back!
Do not be afraid to venture from the giant resorts to experience this gem in Montego Bay! There is no better way to really experience the city and appreciate its culture, its people, the lovely beach just down the street, etc. We were going to Jamaica to stay with friends at Sandals Montego Bay and decided to go a few days early and stay at the Polkerris Inn, explore the city and the countryside, and we are SO GLAD we did!
Room/Inn: We actually stayed in Room 1 in Vista de la Bahia, and it was a lovely, spacious room with a beautiful, direct view of the bay and the gardens outside. We were concerned about the room having 2 beds, since we normally book a King room, but the beds are queens and there was plenty of room. The design and decor were modern and airy, and the bathroom was huge with a very nice walk-in shower. Vista de la Bahia is managed by Peter and Elaine. I believe Jeremy runs Polkerris. I was thinking there would be a lot of back and forth and we would see both properties and both sets of owners/operators but they are a little more divided than that. We never walked up to Polkerris, but I am sure it is equally lovely, and I can certainly enthusiastically endorse Vista de la Bahia.
The pool area was well-maintained with plenty of chairs, surrounded by plants and flowers. It was the perfect place to catch beautiful sunset views after a busy day exploring, and it was such a peaceful way to start the day, sitting outside and enjoying a made to order breakfast. We opted each day for the authentic Jamaican breakfasts - ackee and saltfish, callaloo and saltfish, mackerel 'rundown', etc. All were fabulous.
Exploring the city/countryside: If you like to get a feel for the culture of a place and explore all it has to offer, do not be shy about asking Peter for suggestions. He will work with you to determine what types of things you like to do, coordinate professional and friendly drivers, and you'll be catered to with a private experience that is less than half the price of booking through a tour company! We rafted Martha Brae (highly recommend!), had Michael as our driver there and from the airport - he is great! - and we did the South Coast tour with Cliff - equally great!
We walked everywhere and never felt unsafe. At night we walked down to Tracks and Records, Usain Bolt's restaurant, and loved that the Inn was walking distance from everything. There are people cooking on the streets at night so there is always plentiful local food with a vibrant and friendly scene. We were never harassed by local vendors. If we were asked about buying something I would just say "no thanks I'm good" and they would smile and wish us a happy vacay and that was that.
Just a couple of suggestions - when you arrive, be sure you know where the innkeepers stay (which room) and how to call them on the hotel phone (I think it was "dial 41") since there is no formal reception desk and I didn't see any info in the rooms about that. I had their cell numbers but my cell phone (Verizon) wouldn't call their numbers for some reason. If you are in that situation, use WhatsApp to call local cell phones. We found that was the only way to contact local numbers via cell phone from the US.
Lastly, I want to extend my gratitude to Peter for going above and beyond to help me recover my bluetooth speaker that I inadvertently left behind when we checked out. He and Elaine are truly great innkeepers and a top notch resource for experiencing this beautiful country.
It was my fist time to Jamacia and the first day was a horrible experience booking with Air BnB. It was almost midnight but the time we found a place until I stumbled along Polkerris through Expedia. There was only 1 room left so I called and I spoke with Elaine who was very sweet and waited for my fiancé and I to arrive to the property safe. When we woke up the next morning it was like a breath of fresh air. We had a wonderful breakfast every morning; traditional Jamaican and American. All of their staff is so nice and helpful, it really felt like I was staying with family. The room was very clean and cooled, fresh towels all the time. It’s literally next to everything in Montego Bay and the beach is only a 10 min walk or less. I will always come back to this place when visiting Jamacia!!!
We stayed in this special hotel for 3 nights, and loved every minute of it!
The owner Peter made an effort to handle everything for us.
The superb service included a personal breakfast, tour booking, very calming luxurious rooms, a magnificent pool, unique view of the Caribbean sea from our room.
Hopefully we'll have the chance to visit this special hotel again and again!
Noam & Igal
The Polkerris is top class and is Montego Bay's best kept secret. I spent 7 days here and it is the best time I have ever spent anywhere. The rooms, the food, the gardens, the view, the service are excellent. I was cared for and pampered. The owners are remarkable hosts and the staff are truly attentive and caring. Thank you Polkerris I left you rejuvenated..