Ok, let’s say you were on your way to Negril from Kingston, yu know yu already checked out Kingston and want a more laid back feeling. We all know that Manchester is a must…because this is the olde English Parish. Manchester is where one goes to enjoy da cooler part of the island of Jamaica. Well Tropics View Hotel is your mid island stop off. On the main road heading into St. Elizabeth, is where the hotel is located. The lawns were beautifully manicured and the paint was well…must have taken the painter a long, long time to get done…it was very detailed in blue and white colours. They even painted the roof! There is a pool, a restaurant, a bar, and a roof top lounge area…where guests can hang out. I found that this hotel was well kept, clean, friendly, and close by the town…which comes in quite handy if you were on the island for business.
Ah yes, for the business folks, there are rooms equipped with a kitchen and living area. Those rooms included a microwave and refrigerator. And for the non-business minded there are regular suites, which were clean and spacious. Tropics View Hotel also has accommodations for family reunions. The rooms cost from $80 US and up, depending on the room that fits your needs. Internet is included and computers are available in the lobby. They also knew how to jam…they played some olde style songs which I fully enjoyed. Songs from reggae, country, and Christian…so see all your needs will be covered. While I was there, the staff started offering a huge breakfast buffet, which included ackee and saltfish, callaloo, porridge, breadfruit, Johnny cake, and a lot more. Not sure if that is still going on, but who knows.
In my opinion Tropics View Hotel was a nice stop off. It is close enough to St. Elizabeth where other attractions are available and close to Mandeville with a movie theater and other amenities that a small city can offer. So just don’t listen to me go check it out and experience the Parish of Manchester.