DeMontevin Lodge Hotel
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DeMontevin was designed in a Victorian style and is architecturally similar to “Sea Captains House” on the Massachusetts Coast. DeMontevin Lodge has recently been restored, refurbished and tastefully furnished with antiques. It now enjoys the status of being a National Heritage Site. Some of the decorative iron work on the building might have been brought on the banana boats which traveled between Boston and Port Antonio. The building bears a striking resemblance to “Sea Captains’ Houses” on the Massachusetts Coast. It is now operated as a guest house.
Recommended for vintage ambience, this venerable Victorian guest house is a homey blend of modern kitsch and antiques reminiscent of granny’s parlor. The 13 simple bedrooms (six with private bathrooms) are timeworn, but as clean as a whistle. Behind the lodge is an ancillary building with small budget doubles. Beautifully decorated inside and out with furnishings reminiscent of an exclusive residence of yesteryear, the building has been the recipient on the Berger Paints Architecture Award. With its dominating brick exterior, the hotel sits elegantly on Titchfield Hill, once a neighborhood for the wealthy.
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This venerable old Victorian guesthouse could almost be the setting of a tropical Sherlock Holmes novel. The simple bedrooms (six with private bathrooms) are timeworn, but clean.
PROS. Aa taste of old Jamaica. central location. friendly
CONS. Limited amenities beyond a modest restaurant. Some rooms share a bathroom. In need of sprucing up as the property has become more like a museum
Buildings History: Built in 1881, DeMontevin Lodge is an eclectic mix of the Victorian architectural style, with gingerbread details. The building’s decorative ironwork was designed and cast in Scotland. Inside, lavishly carved moldings surround the doorways and tray ceilings draw the eye upward.
The house was built by the Hon. David Gideon, who became Custos of Portland in 1923. DeMontevin Lodge is now operated as a guest house. Many distinguished individuals have visited DeMontevin Lodge. In 1923 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Duchess of York, subsequently referred to as "Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother" stayed at DeMontevin and in 1953 and 1966, Queen Elizabeth II visited. Since 1953, the room where Queen Elizabeth II stayed was named the Queen’s room. Some of Jamaica’s distinguished statesmen as well as other celebrities have also spent time at the house.
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