Noel Coward's Firefly House

Noel Coward's Firefly House

Noel Coward's Firefly House
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Noel Coward's Firefly House is a museum with significant historical interest The museum is open to the public 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, 7 days a week.
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Nick P
Maidstone, United Kingdom68 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Be clear about what you are going to get before you visit, especially if you are paying for a tour package. At the time of our visit the house itself was closed down and emptied of furniture and fittings, with no evidence of imminent restoration. The gardens are nice and you can imagine yourself sitting outside and enjoying the view. But it's just a view and you can get these in many places along the coast. We paid JMD $5000 (£25 or $32) for two non-resident visitors (the residents paid nil) to the 'tour guide'. Not as bad as it could have been but an expensive view nonetheless. If you do decide to go in agree the 'tour/entry fee' price first. Shown an empty house and allowed to walk around the garden. You can buy a drink for cash.
Written 13 March 2024
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Heather R
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The road leading up to the house was very steep and winding and full of potholes. There was little to see of the house, though the guide appeared knowledgeable, apparently COVID meant the building fell into disrepair. The view from the garden was stunning, but that was really all there is to recommend a visit
Written 12 February 2024
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P S
78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great views and nice historic references. The drive up is hairy. The building could be in a better state - but the view is incredible!
Written 8 February 2024
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Tyrant37
San Francisco, CA113 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
No way this is not a scam . We paid about $17 American entrance fee and the tour was more of someone saying a few words and kind of wandering off. The road there was insanely rocky and filled with potholes and to show up and what you are paying for is pictures of a view that’s it. The main historic house closed because of “Covid” .? The only reason people are there terrible experience and something tells me that “been here for 31 years” guide is just pocketing the money for the opportunity for a photo opp, that’s it.
Written 18 August 2023
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Graham w
Mims, FL1,063 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
we visited here 25 years ago, one of highlights of that first visit to jamaica. house well cared for.
Written 20 April 2022
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CarefulCustomer
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Loved seeing Noel C'owards house-it was a lovely experience-there are photographs on the piano of ppl such as Joan Sutherland, Lawrence Olivier & some of the musicians & thespian types, Coward worked with, the house has been left just as it was, & the whole place has such a sense of history.we were the only ppl there, it was a beautiful day-&this house is in one of the most perfect spots in all of Jamaica-Orcabessa & Ocho Rio's are wonderful/amazing-but the view from the gardens here is 2nd to none. (If you get a strange feeling of dread coming over you, as you sit outside on that hill-don't worry too much-if you gently turn to look around there will be a group of (huge) vultures waiting to see if you leave any food behind. (We got a taxi there, & it's quite a way-but the staff at the house are lovely, they are friendly & helpful- & it's something you don't want to miss, wherever you are staying on the island. 5 stars all around, bc it couldn't hv been better.
Written 6 February 2022
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Carol E
Montpelier, VT10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We were very fortunate to visit Firefly since it had just re-opened after being closed for the pandemic. Without a driver I don’t know how we would have found it since it is definitely off of the beaten path. The drive from the road up to the parking area for the house is the biggest challenge but even that is fine if you take it slow. It was fascinating to see this piece of history but a bit disappointing that it has not been better preserved.
Written 20 July 2021
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Lisa S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We walked up and found the house as I had seen 4 years ago (could be better maintained, sadly). Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about Coward and his life. A very peaceful setting..
Written 10 March 2020
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Lucy Freedman
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Noel Coward led an interesting life and moved here after visiting his friend Ian Fleming. The house and artifacts are interesting, and the grounds and view are the best in Jamaica for history and awe. Nice caretaker / guide there too,
Written 21 February 2020
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annoflondon
London, UK135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We had a taxi from GoldenEye to Firefly, about a 20 minutes drive, The road up to Firefly is narrow & full of potholes but the house is amazing. It has been kept as in Noel Coward’s day thanks to funding from Chris Blackwell. The lounge has old books and photos of well known celebrities and the window seat has the most fantastic view of the sea on three sides. The kitchen has his frying pans hanging up and his monogrammed towel hangs over the towel rail in the bathroom. Annette, the guide for the house was friendly and knowledgeable and enjoyed showing people around the property. We saw the original house belonging to Captain Morgan of pirate fame and also Noel Coward’s grave on the headland. An interesting historical place to visit.
Written 26 January 2020
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