Kingston Journals

Kingston on business

An October 2002 trip to Kingston by Shaps, CPA

Quote: Over the past 6 months, I have frequently gone to Kingston on business. I thought I'd take some time to share my experiences just in case others were planning to visit on business or pleasure.

Kingston on business

Overview

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Kingston is not a resort town by any means. It's the business center of the island, and it is very rough to say the least. However, there are some decent, cheap restaurants in the New Kingston area that are worth checking out.Quick Tips: If you are female, do not walk the street alone. Do not talk to anyone who approaches you, no matter what. Try your best to not even make eye contact. Walk in groups, if possible. You will need to convert your money to the Jamaican dollar, which is about for US. The best exchange rate is likely at your hotel. Taxi drivers from the airport will accept US. It's from the airport to the hotel area in New Kingston.Best Way To Get Around: If y...Read More

Hilton Kingston

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Hotel | "Kingston Hilton"

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This is the only hotel I have stayed in during my many visits to the island. It is situated next to the other two acceptable accomodations in the city center (Pegasus and Courtleigh). I have had co-workers stay at the other two hotels and have heard some negative comments about both hotels. I definitely feel that if you have a choice for your hotel when you come to Kingston, choose the Hilton. You can find the best rates on Hilton's website (hilton.com). The Hilton is not quite your typical Caribbean resort hotel. It does have tennis courts and a nice swimming pool on property. It is in the downtown area, right near most of the business buildings. There are many di...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2002

Hilton Kingston
77 Knutsford Blvd
Kingston, Jamaica
18769265430

Jamrock Sports Bar and Grill

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Restaurant | "Jamrock"

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For your seriously good value dining pleasure, venture to Jamrock for lunch or dinner. It's within easy walking distance from the three hotels on Knutsford. You can carry out or eat in the bar/restaurant portion. There are many TVs, which sometimes show American sports or other world sports (be on the lookout for cricket matches!). You can spend US$5 for dinner and be very full by the end. I highly recommend the bammy strips as an appetizer. I still haven't quite figured out what they're made of (likely potato), but they're a delicious fried bite to eat. The fries at Jamrock are unique, yet very crispy and tasty as well. Another good appetizer, if they're available, is a beef or chicken patt...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2002

Jamrock Sports Bar and Grill
69 Knutsford Blvd
Kingston, Jamaica
(876) 754-4032

Bullseye

Restaurant

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The Bullseye restaurant is probably New Kingston's finest steakhouse. It serves both South American and USDA steaks. I didn't find that it was necessary to be dressed up to frequent this restaurant. The one time I went was with a group of co-workers. We got the onion loaf. That was steakhousely fantastic! We also got an order of the nachos. Those were good, but a bit disappointing. They also gave us fresh bread to start out. For our entrees, we all got USDA T-Bone steaks. They were cooked to order and were pretty good. They could have been better cuts, but we were satisfied due to the size of the overall meal. We got an assortment of side dishes from mashed potatoes to mixed veggies t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 4, 2002

Bullseye
Knutsford Blvd
Kingston, Jamaica