This place is semi-famous for the Noel Coward connection, can read about elsewhere on here.
It's for well seasoned traveller looking for an unique experience. This place has not been remodeled since the 1950s – its like old Hollywood glamour, a walk into the past. It’s bare bones, no frills amenities. No wi-fi, no AC. It’s an old time villa on the beach. What you get here are the views, which are amazing.
Staff was nice, very Jamaican, very helpful. I stayed in the same room as Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich apparently – it hasn’t been remodeled since either, seriously. I’m a movie buff so I enjoyed the walk back into time. The salt water pool overlooking ocean was incredible. I was the only guest, had entire place to myself.
There is beach access but waves are too rough in harbor, can’t swim, unfortunately.
For $75 bucks it was a great deal. Thumbs up!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Jamaica's scenic north coast, Blue Harbour a lush seven acre estate built in the fifties by Noel Coward the prolific British playwright, songwriter and entertainer;offers the ideal setting for relaxation and recreation. The saltwater swimming pool, gardens and seaside cottages complete this haven where the guestbook included such luminaries as Winston Churchill, Errol Flynn, Marlene Dietrich, Sean Connery, Alec Guinness, Katherine Hepburn, Patricia Neil Noel Cowards friends were drawn to what their host so fondly dubbed "Doctor Jamaica" the creative and restorative island where many completed their painting, musical and literary endeavors. Blue Harbour accommodations are fully staffed and offer lodging so you can come alone or with up to 12 guest. For larger informal groups accommodations can be provided on request. Each room opens to one of the large verandas with sweeping views of the coast and cooling air of the trade winds. Come vacation with us. Swim, explore and delight in native Jamaican cooking. Blue Harbour has preserved the spirit and style of the real Jamaica. Blue Harbour is a safe ,secure, eco-friendly and private holiday destination. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Noel Coward`s Blue Harbour Hotel Ocho Rios
- Noel Coward's Blue Harbour Jamaica/Ocho Rios