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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us stayed at Shirley Retreat for a few days. It is a quiet, unpretentious, peaceful place. The rooms are basic but comfortable. There are a few things that need repair, like a broken faucet, but we coped. Staff is friendly and helpful ... a few went out of their way to get information or provide excellent customer...

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morant bay, st, thomas, jamaica
Reviewed 13 December 2015

I was staying at Morant Bay, but wanting to take in some fine music, a piano recital by Dr Halvard White on the mona campus, rather than rushing to get a taxi at the end, i decided to hang out in Kingston and have a few drinks, dragon stout. It has a smooth velvet flavour when drank at ambient temperature.Before...

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Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

We are travelling a lot around the world but this place was the worst we have ever been to. We had 3 different Front desk people and none of them talked to us ..they were Ingoring us linke this: "please, can you tell us were breakfast is" - no answer..just an angry view..so I asked again and then they pointed...

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15Thank Florian L
Coal City, WV
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here during a missions trip. The majority of staff was very nice. My problem was with the housekeeping staff. Definitely needs work with customer service, and ethics. We had a blast though. Wish you all had a pool, or closer to water. Beautiful place though.

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2Thank sdkeen
Reviewed 9 July 2013

My daughter and I spent 12 days at this island escape. The property has definitely seen better days but it is impeccably kept and it is peopled by personable individuals. It is not very touristy but the property sits in the center of everything worth doing in Kingston. The room we stayed in was cleaned every day but the best...

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11Thank Antoinette W
George Town, null, Cayman Islands
Reviewed 30 November 2012 via mobile

Location wise, it was a good choice as it was quite close to the US Embassy and especially within walking distance to the Devon House and the Bob Marley Museum. The staff were polite and friendly and the rooms were clean. If you order food well in advance, they would prepare all three meals as per your liking. However, our...

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Thank GirinT123
Trinidad
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Stayed 10 days, sheets never changed for that whole period...maids just made the beds everyday...the sheets were very dusty! Room had no iron, had to run up n down to the eating area to get hot water for tea or coffee. No water dispensers, I had drank water form the tap just to take pills by emergency and ended up...

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6Thank SajiBaby
Grand Cayman
Reviewed 21 January 2012

I have read all of the reviews and I just cannot relate the high ratings to the place where I stayed this week. Yes, the location is good: it is a very short walk from the Bob Marley museum and Devon House (in the opposite direction). It is along a main bus route and it is a very quiet side...

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5Thank CanadianIslanders
nc
Reviewed 28 October 2011

This is an awesome guest house!. Clean, safe, comfortable, excellent location, and ideal for lodgings. From the front desk, to housekeeping, to kitchen and security wonderful service. You are greeted daily with genuine smiles and willing attitudes to make your stay memorable. A special thanks to Ms, S. Burke, Ms. D. Blackwood, Mr. W. Robinson, Mr. G. Rowe and Mr....

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3Thank asria
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Reviewed 11 October 2011

Shirley Retreat House is a pleasant guesthouse. It's warm tangerine color is inviting. It is located in a quiet residential area, but less than a mile walk from Devon House in one direction and the Bob Marley Museum in the other. You can easily walk to those places or walk to Hope Road and take a bus. There is a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Shirley Retreat House

Address: 7 Maeven Ave, Kingston, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Kingston Parish > Kingston
Price Range: ₹ 6,470 - ₹ 7,144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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