Round Hill Hotel And Villas
What We Love
- Tennis pro on-site, along with kayaking and water facilities
- 2,300-square-foot fitness center with a weight room, open-air yoga pavilion and juice bar
- Spectacular water views from guestrooms
- Stellar service
What To Know
- Not a party scene — best for couples and travelers seeking total relaxation
- Hotel cuisine is delicious, but tabs can add up quickly
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Round Hill is one of the Caribbean’s most legendary and low-key full-service escapes, where guests don’t need to lift a finger unless they want to. It’s all about style and relaxation here, and visitors are quietly catered to. There’s a tennis pro on-site to help with your swing, and a kids program that can be a lifesaver for parents who need an afternoon off. Designed by Ralph Lauren, a member of Round Hill’s board, the rooms are elegant and expansive. In addition to the gorgeous Caribbean colors, the rooms have four-poster beds, high ceilings, and sunken baths that allow for deep relaxation after a long day in the sun. Grand Pineapple Suites also include separate living rooms and semiprivate pools. The beach is small but private, with waiter service and a beach bar with a mellow vibe conducive to relaxing with a book and a Red Stripe. When hunger strikes, the resort’s Grill at Round Hill dishes up fresh, tasty fare, such as local seafood and copper-singed jerk chicken. In the morning guests are greeted by the smell of Blue Mountain coffee roasting and the ocean sparkling in the Mo’ Bay sun. A 2,300-square-foot fitness center features a weight and cardio room, an open-air yoga pavilion and juice bar. The spa offers a full menu of massages, facials and wraps — we’d opt for the pineapple body buff in a treatment room right on the ocean.
In the Area
While Round Hill has its own course with ocean views, consider playing a round at nearby Cinnamon Hill Golf Course; the back nine overlooks Johnny and June Cash’s former home. Looking to head out for dinner? Scuba fans should opt for an afternoon with Captain’s Watersports for dives in Jamaica’s pristine waters or explore the island’s forests and beaches on horseback with Chukka Horseback Ride ’n’ Swim. You can’t leave Jamaica without trying the spicy, sweet and savory jerked meats. Hit the Pork Pitt, near Walter Fletcher Beach, for Montego Bay’s best.
How to Get There
We were a little apprehensive about returning to Round Hill (Jan 30th to Feb 13th) in case it didn't live up to our exceedingly high expectations but any concerns were speedily allayed. The service, fine dining and beach setting were as magical as they had been two years ago and almost all of our favourite members of staff were still there. Far too many people to thank individually but there are some who put that extra effort into making our stay so very special - Steve on the beach; Bernard the breakfast chef; Angie on the smoothie bar; Jackson, Devon, Terriff and David from the superb evening fine dining terrace; Sheryl, Paul, Greville, Elvis, Enoch, Michael, Birch and Roddly, our breakfast servers, the charming Mark and Sean, who supervised both restaurants, and the irreplaceable Kingsley in Reception. Your contribution to the Round Hill magic was greatly appreciated. Until next time ...
Stayed here last July during the final stages of the World Cup. Was worried as my husband is a football fanatic and it wasn’t until after I booked that I realised there are no TVs in the rooms.
I needn’t have worried. There was a TV room with snacks provided for the final. The peace experienced without the constant noise of a TV was so relaxing.
This place is amazing the quality of the food, rooms, facilities and most importantly the staff exceeded all expectations. We didn’t want to leave ...
This was a special holiday to celebrate my husbands retirement and hopefully we will be back to celebrate mine - which may coincide with the next World Cup. 🤞😃
While looking for places to stay during our one week vacation in Jamaica I found round hill. I looked at prices on their site and compared them to hotels.com hotels was less expensive. Prior to booking I called the hotel to see if they would match I was told to use hotels. I booked a room with a shared pool and upon arrival was told I had been “upgraded” to a pineapple suite” We did ask to change rooms (see the cons below) We were shown one other room with no view of water or really any private space. We did not reply and they never followed up. Had I made a bigger stink I’m sure it would have ended different but I didn’t feel like I should have to make a stink.
Room feels like a nice house that you are sharing with 3 or could be 4 other families.
A positive was at Dinner my $47+28% +tip steak was not cooked as ordered I let the waiter know and they comped the meal.
I let them know upon arrival we only booked through wed and might be interested in staying though Saturday they said it would be no problem. We ended up leaving.
-The grounds are some of the best I’ve ever seen.
-The buildings and rooms are very high quality what you expect from a 5* resort.
-The food is very good.
-staff to customer ratio is great.
-Lady running water sports is by far the friendliest person we met while there
-spa is nice and high quality
-beach is small but very clean and beautiful
- public pools are 5*
-clientele is good
-our room was next to a road every 90 seconds there is a diesel van or very loud motorized golf cart blowing by. Don’t expect to relax much there. Also it can be heard in the room with a/c and my noise maker running.
-your porch area is included in your room sq footage it’s not private anyone has access. Room description more fitting would be: Room size 350-450 sq.feet with large porch.
-while taking bath or shower you look up and into another guest room. My wife ask the front desk if they could see in and was told “possibly so ma’am” needless to say the bath was never used.
-you get a check for everything you order with a 28% (tax and tip) and they ask for additional tip. Seems like just giving a room number should be enough.
-feels like they are running off the long term guest who’ve been coming for years and not trying to expand.
We moved to “Jamaica inn” and it’s where we would return. It’s not as high end feeling but much more peaceful and laid back.
One could not ask for a more beautiful, relaxing and fun getaway on Montego Bay than Round Hill. This beautiful colonial style resort features a spa, delicious food, an afternoon tea every day at 4 pm. Our group enjoyed a beach cookout on Monday night, with reggae music, and the views were gorgeous. A lovely spa and fitness center with all of the amenities. Also, water sports. Stewart's bar on the beach during the day was the best! Our rooms were beautiful with lovely views of Montego Bay and a tropical paradise. Perhaps the most wonderful, are the Jamaican people who operate the resort. They are so kind, friendly, warm and welcoming and will make you feel very much at home. The kind and wonderful staff booked us for a round of golf at nearby Tryall. We so much enjoyed the villa tour with Kingsley -- very interesting. Did I mention the food? Absolutely wonderful! I so look forward to my return -- sooner than later, I hope!
The carvery was ordinary .just a couple of slices of meat the sprouts were hard so were the carrots .there were chips also cauliflower and potatoes you should not have to fill your plate up with veggies to make a decent dinner