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Noel Coward's Blue Harbour

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

This is a great place. Beautiful located villas with a super view. Staff is friendly and helpful and the food is basic but good. There is a cool infinity (solt water) pool. If you are looking for something different than the usual hotel deal, this is a great option.

1Thank Jorrit1982
Austin, TX
Reviewed 17 November 2015

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...

2Thank Monte R
Brisbane, Queensland
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We only spent one night here, but I can't think of a more chilled, laid back, relaxed place to stay near the ocean. We had the windows open and went to sleep with the sound of the sea crashing on the rocks below. We stayed in the Villa Grande, which has 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom - we being...

Thank seagullrob
Noel Coward's B, Owner at Noel Coward's Blue Harbour, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. We may not be glamourous but we are so charming. There are many attractions or you can just unwind, swim, read and eat Candi's delicious meals while you become mesmerized by the commanding views. Blue Harbour is as Sir Noel Coward said is a "magical spot" You need to be our guest for a few...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Noel Coward's get away home, built in 1948… He fell in love with Jamaica and it's people, climate, food… and lack of insects! He found this idyllic place on the coast towards Port Maria. The buildings and salt water pool remain the same, as do many furnishings… recognised in many photos. Which all makes this a very very special, authentic...

2Thank elliotjames1978
New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Blue Harbour was built by Noel Coward on a rock adjacent to the sea and offers spectacular views and a warm welcome to its guests. We resided in Villa Chicka for 3 nights and the room was comfortable and basic with a great view of the ocean. Breakfast was served up every morning by Candy, and it was varied and...

2Thank Thomas068
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 11 January 2015

There is something magical about Blue Harbour. The amazing history that surrounds this place, it's incredible views and the sea salt water pool. It is a healing place, Noel Coward always said he felt peaceful at Blue Harbour and we did as well. We stayed at Villa Chica with it's intimate surroundings and gorgeous views of the ocean but all...

4Thank Tracey3737
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2014

My friend and I stayed for three days and had a super time - Leroy and Roy were great hosts and very friendly and knowledgable, the accommodation was superb we had the two bedrooms in the mian villa with terrific views really beautiful - the pool was only ever occupied by us and is delightful and relaxing...cannot praise enough complete...

2Thank 238wendy
Norwalk, Connecticut
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This was my fourth trip to Blue Harbour, and was initiated by a friend who had heard me talk so much about it that he insisted that he had to go experience it himself. He was not disappointed. The same timeless charm still enveloped it; the setting is unsurpassable, the delicious food features fresh-caught fish and seasonal fruits and vegetables,...

2Thank John H
Noel Coward's B, Owner at Noel Coward's Blue Harbour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us at Blue Harbour. We now have wi fi for those unwilling to unplug completely. For restoration, relaxation and fine Jamaican cuisine come be our guests

Bluemont, Virginia
Reviewed 23 March 2014

f you want an authentic Jamaican experience, go to Blue Harbour. My husband and I have been going to Blue Harbour for 20 years. We counted on our passports and think it has been 8 times. We discovered the charm and history of Blue Harbour through a chance meeting by our sister and the owner. Once we went, we were...

2Thank Miller S
New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 March 2014

My Partner and I had the pleasure of a week at NC's Blue Harbour. We stayed in Villa Chica where Dietrich and Hepburn would live when visiting the Master. The entire property is well maintained and we spent each morning lounging and reading at the pool. As it is far from the tourist places, you can expect to truly relax...

Thank HIGGINS2010

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Noel Coward's Blue Harbour

Address: North Coast Highway | Castle Gardens, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Ann Parish > Ocho Rios
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Noel Coward`s Blue Harbour Hotel Ocho Rios
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Villa Chica is the ideal secluded bungalow for a romantic getaway, but my personal choice is the upper floor of the main house (it is the highest elevation on the property) with its magnificent panoramic views, ample wrap-around veranda, and comfortable, well-ventilated rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles K3091IXjohnh, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
“There are 3 villas to choose from, Villa Chica is very private and where Marlene Dietrich used to stay, Villa Rose is for larger groups and Villa Grande is above the main house and was Noel Cowards sleeping quarters. All have great views, breeze and privacy.”
  • Villa Chica Veranda facing the sea
  • The bay on a sunny day
  • A Room with a View
 of 5 bubbles 89millers, 23 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Michele suggested Villa Chica and we loved it! It is the bungalow closest to the pool (40 steps!) Comfy beds, too!”
  • Rock collection from the beach
  • View from anywhere
  • Pool at morning
 of 5 bubbles HIGGINS2010, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Villa Chica is nice for a couple. Villa Rosa is good for a family. The great house is the best.”
  • Blue Harbour sunrise
 of 5 bubbles Spyboy1, 8 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We had the upper floor in the main house which gave us the much needed privacy. The Villa Rosa seemed to be in the middle of the 'rasta yard' and I would not recommend this one at all...”
 of 5 bubbles jamesonholiday, 3 Aug 2013 | Read review
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