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The people who stayed in the property watched LOUDLY STUPID television every evening, which is located just outside of my room. It was extremely annoying- I was tired at the end of the day but could not rest because of this television's noise. Not everyone appreciate the STUPID television.

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace

Parking

  • Free Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV

About The Durham

The Durham is a quiet guesthouse with the true local feel of Jamaican living. The house has five guestrooms, each with access to shared bathrooms. Additionally, the Durham now has three new garden rooms! Enjoy the outdoor living area in the tranquil backyard day or night. Feel like staying a while? Choose a room with television, fan or AC and refrigerator for your own use.

Experience the urban beauty that Kingston has to offer. The Durham is in a classic Spanish (gated) building on a safe residential street. It offers a variety of room types for the adventurous traveler getting to know Kingston.

Liguanea has all the comforts of metropolitan living. The Durham is walking distance from a variety of eateries with international cuisines, a shopping plaza, grocery store, petrol station and bank. Within a ten-minute walk you can be at the Bob Marley Museum. Jumping on a bus to other parts of Kingston is simple, too! The Durham is also ideal for your first or last few nights in Jamaica as it is only 20 minutes from Norman Manley International Airport. Want a ride with someone you can trust? The Durham offers airport pickup for US$30 (and transport to other parts of the island, too!).

And if you're interested in seeing more of the beautiful island of Jamaica, be sure to check out our other properties:

**Barcelona in Portland - http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Barcelona-Guesthouse-Port-Antonio/Port-Antonio/41229

**Villa Sake in Ocho Rios - http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Villa-Sake/Ocho-Rios/41262

**Contentment in Oracabessa and Queen of Spain in Falmouth (ask for details at the Durham)

**Mount Edge in the Blue Mountains - http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Mount-Edge-Guest-House/Kingston/11468

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Guest Reviews

Sure it's cheap.
The young man in charge and his wife were very nice. But the owner is a true businessman. I made a mistake of 1 night for my reservation (already payed) of 10 nights ; we called him 3 days before, he décided to give me half of the refund.
The garden is very nice but the rooms are not very clean, I am not sure that they put soap in the washmachine for the towels and bed linen ! even the bathroom outside is a little bit dirty.
You can use the washmachine for 400 JMD et 100 JMD for the computer for 30 minutes.
You can use kitchen or fridge but put your name on the things...
In fact, the rooms "in the garden" are very simple with some wall in light wood or in tents.
Be careful with the mosquitos.
In may, it was very hot and it was difficult to sleep even with the noise of the television or when people talked in the other rooms or in the kitchen.
Before to come, I received some photographies of the room and I was surprised that the fan which was on the photos, missed.
I don't think that I will return in this place.

Overall
2
Location
5
Cleanliness
2
Value
2
Facilities
3
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The people who stayed in the property watched LOUDLY STUPID television every evening, which is located just outside of my room. It was extremely annoying- I was tired at the end of the day but could not rest because of this television's noise. Not everyone appreciate the STUPID television. PLEASE REMOVE IT. Second, the people staying in the property moved around and talked loud at 2:00am and 3:00am. I guess that that time is to sleep!! The Durham should have clear rules and regulations of conduct. Otherwise, those people who do not have common sense rule the place.
Thank you.

Overall
3
Location
3
Cleanliness
3
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It was pleasant

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Me and my girlfriend flew to and from kingston airport, so we stayed at the Durham in the beginning and at the end of our journey. Its a very nice guesthouse. It's clean, it has a nice backyard with palms and mango trees to hang out and relax. There is water for free and you can even use the internet there. The guys there are really helpful and give you good advice on what's to do and to see in and around kingston. If you want to go out in Kingston, just ask Andre. He knows what's going on(and he'll probably join you^^). If you're interested in Caribbean food, make sure to eat at Doctor Spice(less than 5 minutes away), the food there is delicious(and very affordable). Hoping to come back to this beautiful island soon...

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Completly unorganized... They had no idea about the reservation (all responsible persons were stoned) and would have been completly lost without my reservation printout. Facility was nice.

Overall
1
Location
3
Cleanliness
3
Value
2
Facilities
4
Service
1

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The owner and his staff are very helpful and always there to assist and advise you. They are very laid-back people, so you are bound to have a very relaxing time at the Durham. The garden of the Durham is amazing and lets you totally forget that you are in a big city. I would definitely recommend the Durham to any one who is on his way to Kingston.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Nice guesthouse with cosy backyard with tables. Located near Sovereign shopping mall. Approx. 30 min walk (or 5 min drive) from Bob Marley's Museum. The owner is very friendly and gives useful advices about Jamaica (public transport, accomodation and tourist attractions). We were checked-in in a cheaper room than we originally booked (25 vs 40 USD). In this case we had to call Mr. Oliver to avoid any future payment misunderstanding. This garden room was very basic but clean. In total: this place is a good value for money to stay in Kingston.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
2
Service
1

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 80% for this property is based on ratings provided by 12 guests.

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