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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 27 March 2011

we spent 2 nights at the tamarind great house and it was a great experience. although the way up the hill was a little adventureous we made it finally up there and didnt regret it. it was a rainy and stormy night and we just had a normal car... we have to admit we were a bit scared. the roads...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 January 2011

This place felt like we were in "the real Jamaica" after 7 days at an all inclusive concrete mall of a resort. the drive up the hill is amazing ( and somewhat treacherous!) and when we arrived we felt immediately at home. Gillian and Barry have done an amazing job with teh place- everywhere you look there is beauty, natural...

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NYC
Reviewed 6 January 2011

My friend and I wanted to drive around Jamaica in order to see the beautiful sites . We like to stay somewhat off the beaten path and that is exactly where Tamarind Great house is located. We made the mistake of getting there at night but had a guardian angel of a man drive in front of us up the...

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2011

the latter part of the journey to Tamarind Great House is somewhat hampered by the island-wide government inability to maintain local roads, but so worth it nonetheless (off-road vehicles advisable). The House is truly impressive and the location stunning. Gill and Barry are the perfect hosts, who will go out of their way to make your stay everything you could...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 5 December 2010

I've been living in Jamaica for the last two years and have had a chance to dine at a variety of restaurants and hotels, some highly rated. I want to say that the meals I and my companions have enjoyed at Tamarind Great House have been, hands down, the best I've had on the island. The rooms are spacious, the...

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North Derbyshire
Reviewed 10 November 2010

If you’re looking for a beach holiday in a custom-built resort then read no further, this is not for you. If, however, you want a great base to explore the beautiful island that is Jamaica, and get a real taste of the Caribbean, Tamarind Great House is just the place. We stayed there for two weeks, using it as a...

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sheffield
Reviewed 27 October 2010

The journey from the airport to tamarind was at the time of day when daylight is fading, and daylight fading happens quickly in this part of the world. But we were armed with directions, which though seemingly scant were very accurate and got us there with no problem. We had a hire car waiting for us at the airport and...

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2010

From the moment you turn off the Main Road from Ocho Rios your adventure begins. Driving through lush tropical land and meeting friendly local people you slowly head up towards the Tamarind Great House. The welcome is equally friendly, stepping into the main hall you are immediately struck by two things at once; the beautiful stair-case and the beautiful view...

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Vienna
Reviewed 10 March 2008

The two of us stayed at Tamarind in February 2008. We intended to stay only for one night but added one - and would have added even more, if time constraints wouldn't have made that impossible (we were on a counterclockwise round trip of Jamaica and had to be back at Kingston only four days later). We booked the Hotel...

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kingston
Reviewed 4 November 2006

This is the perfect spot if you want to go back to a peaceful and beautiful place after a day in the beach. The place is well maintained and the grounds around the house are very green. The rooms are simple but spacefull and in good taste and some have a wonderful view. The meals are a bit pricey but...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We offer our guests at Tamarind a unique environmentally-friendly setting providing luxury accommodation at very affordable prices. Secluded waterfalls, plantation tours, James Bond Beach and Noel Coward's Firefly are only a few of the nearby attractions. Ocho Rios is a 30 minute drive, with its varied activities, such as botanical gardens, the famous Dunn's River Falls, Dolphin Cove as well as Mystic Mountain tree top tours. Of course there are lots of restaurants and duty free shopping, as well as a large local craft market. Tamarind Great House is built on the site of an original planters estate, first built in the 18th century. The house has solid wooden floors from locally sourced trees throughout the downstairs, with antiques and locally made furniture to enhance the feel of colonial Jamaica. Our guests enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Tamarind, with its spacious bedrooms and large balconies. Our 13 acre farm produces fresh organic fruits and vegetables used in our kitchen. The road to Tamarind is a Jamaican country road, and the scenery to the house shows you every side of the real Jamaica. We are an owner run guest house, therefore catering personally to your requests. Away from the main road, a relaxed and safe setting, surrounded by verdant hills, tropical flora and fauna. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tamarind Great House

Address: Crescent Estate | St Mary, Oracabessa, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Mary Parish > Oracabessa
Price Range: €97 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tamarind Great House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Tamarind Great House Hotel Oracabessa
Tamarind Great House Jamaica/Oracabessa
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“Ask for the room with balcony and view over the valley”
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 of 5 bubbles johannah191, 24 Apr 2014 | Read review
“swimming pool much used - lovely idilic place to stay”
 of 5 bubbles theresad988, 11 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Just request what you are looking for. Gillian and Barry will accomodate you. All the rooms are great. If you are having problems with stairs take the rooms on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Minnie117, 10 Apr 2013 | Read review
“upstairs rooms have better views and some have balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles tuk585, 28 Mar 2013 | Read review
“We went mid-range, but all of the rooms we saw looked great.”
 of 5 bubbles EdD784, 15 May 2012 | Read review
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