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The Lion House Jamaica

Breadnut Hill, Ocho Rios Jamaica
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#2 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Ocho Rios
The Lion House is a Rasta guest lodge with 7 uniquely appointed rooms and exquisite terraces with breathtaking views some 1500 ft above sea level. Perched on top of 8 acres of lush bushland in the hills behind Ocho Rios, we offer simple and tasteful accommodation, beautiful breakfast (and on request, dinner) lovingly prepared with produce from our farm, and have an amazing nature trail for you to discover this spectacular land we are gifted to care-take. The Lion House is a place where people gather to explore, to transform, to rest, to meet: a beautiful window into a way of life that reconnects and rebalances. We offer an opportunity to relax, to find new energy, to get in tune with yourself, with the people and the world around you.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Caitlin B wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We planned to spend two weeks but left after two days. AND WERE CHARGED FOR THE FULL TWO WEEKS. THEY REFUSED REFUND. We were unable to sleep due to roosters and dogs crowing and barking all day AND night. There was no hot water. No staff on site after breakfast and everything including the kettle is locked up, telephone too. They claim to be in harmony with nature and are vegan but they have a bunch of chickens in dirty cages with no food or water. We didn't even get eggs with breakfast. When we put food and water in for them it was removed. They have a dog who is chained up all day and then locked out at night alone. He's old blind and full of sores and I presume scared so he barks all night. No access to food or water. If you need help theres no one around and no way to contact. Don't expect much help from them. Hypocracy at its finest. Vegans who keep animals in POOR unacceptable living conditions. Impossible to sleep. Too heartbreaking
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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WaterlooDweller wrote a review Jan 2020
Waterloo, Illinois26 contributions13 helpful votes
We spent two nights at The Lion House. I booked there based on the glowing reviews. Our experience was so completely different that I'm now going back and looking at the reviews again. I'm just now noticing that the vast majority of the reviews are rather old. That might explain the striking difference. Pros: Clean rooms, reasonably comfortable beds, beautiful views, inexpensive Cons: While the views are nice, there’s not a single comfortable chair, table w/umbrella, or lounger out on the large patio. Nothing that says, ‘Come out here and enjoy this space’. It's insanely loud! Loud music comes up from the valley behind The Lion House and also from the tiny convenience store across the street. It sits right on a narrow, curvy road with a steady stream of cars. Since visibility is limited, the cars routinely honk to warn oncoming traffic. The dog barks throughout the night and the rooster starts crowing at 3:30 a.m. The lack of staff is almost eerie. We arrived during the advertised check-in time to find no one. There was just a note tacked to a bulletin board telling us where to find our room key. This place is super barebones. No toiletries or bottles of water. It was an odd couple of days to say the least. I'm not trying to bash the place but I think honest reviews are beneficial for everyone. This might be just the place for some; those on a tight budget, backpackers or people who usually stay in hostels. We, however, found it to be noisy, stressful and isolated.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Kelly K wrote a review Oct 2019
26 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent our first two nights in Ochi at the Lion House. We stayed in The Natural Mystic room. It was unbelievably beautiful! The view of the mountains from the bed made it difficult to move. Adaire checked us in. She was sweet and delightful. She’s full of information about the area, so she’s a great one to ask. We had breakfast both days and it was extremely good. And the portions were very large. Perfect for my husband and a bit much for me at a great price! We took walks up and down the hill each morning encountering sweet and welcoming people that lived in the area. The view from the upstairs patio is beyond compare. As for the room... it was very, very clean. The shower was huge. The fan provided was more than adequate. There was a mosquito net there, but with the mountain breeze and fan it wasn’t needed. They also provide cold fresh water to refill your bottles with. The land has a great variety of fruit trees so you may be able to grab a snack depending on the time of year. I highly recommend staying here. I’m sure that we shall again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kimberlyf wrote a review Apr 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent 3 nights and it was very enjoyable. The view literally brought a tear to my eye at breakfast. The food great...the staff warm and attentive beyond expectations. Always felt safe and comfortable. Im glad I didn't go the route of a resort! I will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Elizabeth B, Manager at The Lion House Jamaica
Responded 5 May 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to have you stay. Happy travels Oe Love The Lion House Team
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Madeleine N wrote a review Mar 2019
1 contribution
We had a lovely stay at the Lion House, up on the top of Breadnut Hill. Lovely room, incredible view, and so many kind staff and neighbours. It was nice to have a respite from the busy hustle of Ochi, and the views are just beautiful. Oliver was super helpful with recommendations of where to go and explore. Breakfast was amazing, especially the cassava cake!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Elizabeth B, Owner at The Lion House Jamaica
Responded 4 Mar 2019
Thanks for the review. Happy to know you enjoyed your stay. Warm wishes Elizabeth for the Lion House Team
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CaribbeanJamaicaSaint Ann ParishOcho Rios
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lion House Jamaica
Which popular attractions are close to The Lion House Jamaica?
Nearby attractions include Dunn's River Falls and Park (7.1 km), Blue Hole (3.9 km), and Konoko Falls & Park (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lion House Jamaica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Lion House Jamaica?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lion House Jamaica?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lion House Jamaica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Juici-Beef Patties, Miss T's Kitchen, and Devon House I Scream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lion House Jamaica?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Lion House Jamaica have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Lion House Jamaica offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Lion House Jamaica offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lion House Jamaica?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Firefly (4.1 km).