17 Waterloo Road  Kingston 10, Jamaica W.I.
Telephone: (876) 926-2211, 926-9334  Fax: (876) 929-4933
E-mail: terranova@cwjamaica.com

The Terra Nova HotelThe Terra Nova was originally a colonial mansion built in 1924 on 10 acres of land by Mr. Harold Alexander as a wedding gift to his wife. After changing ownership twice, it was officially opened as a restaurant and hotel in 1959. The gracefully balustraded Terra Nova Hotel presently stands proudly on 2 1/2 acres of tropically landscaped grounds with the famous Blue Mountains as a backdrop.


Our mid-town location is conveniently close to the major business district of New Kingston but still offers the seclusion and quiet elegance needed to "recharge" during a busy schedule, along with the very personalised service and excellent food for which we are so well known.

The 35 guest rooms are divided into 3 wings which are 2 stories high.

The Terra Nova Hotel features one main dining room - the 'El Dorado Restaurant' - which offers an international cuisine and which has traditionally been favoured for lunch and dinner by business executives, and 'The Coffee Terrace' which offers casual dining throughout the day.

In addition, there are 7 private dining and conference rooms which range in size from 140 square feet to 2,200 square feet to accommodate capacities of 6 to 200 persons. Also, the extensive manicured lawns and tropical gardens provide an ideal setting for large weddings and cocktail receptions. The facilities are extremely popular and are well patronised by Jamaican business people "in the know".

Our banqueting staff has continued the tradition of excellence and professional service which have been the trademark of Terra Nova Hotel for over 35 years. A welcoming smile, a personal greeting and impeccable service are the constant indicators of the unique Terra Nova touch and the insurance for successful meetings and banquets.


Regency Room

The original "Great House" dining room, the Regency Room has been extended to accommodate a maximum of 75 persons for dining and 10k0 persons for theatre-style conferences. It is particularly suitable for small display areas to launch new products, etc., as well as for A.G.M.s and medium-sized breakfasts, lunches and dinners. It is situated on the ground floor of the main lobby area and is the most accessible of our private function rooms.

Terra Nova Suite

This room situated on the first floor, will accommodate up to 60 persons theatre-style or 40 for meal service. The Terra Nova Suite opens onto its own private balcony, making it suitable for small cocktail receptions and pre-dinner drinks.

Executive Suite

This is the "most private" of our banquet facilities and will accommodate up to 30 persons for seminars or dining. Like the Terra Nova Suite, this room opens onto a private terrace, which will accommodate up to 60 persons for cocktail parties.

Board Room - Blue room - Directors Suite

These rooms are primarily designed to accommodate small board meetings. The solid mahogany tables are worthy of note. They are also available for lunch and dinner parties for 6-14 persons.

Club Room

An "all-time favourite" with our clientele, this room is suitable for meetings, lunches and dinners for up to 25 persons.

El Dorado Restaurant

For larger groups, the hotel's "El Dorado" restaurant is available for meetings and dining for 85-200 persons.

Starlight Roof Terrace

Cocktail receptions for up to 200 persons may be accommodated on the hotel's "Starlight roof Terrace."

Poolside Lawns
Many glittering receptions of up to 800 persons, with the Military Band in attendance, have been successfully hosted on the hotel's poolside lawns.

Conference Room Services

Rental of Audio-Visual equipment can be arranged with our banqueting office. Flip charts, markers, pencils and writing paper are available from the hotel on request.


Conference Rooms - Dimensions & Capacities
Room Dimensions Sq. Ft. Bqt. Style Theatre Style
1. El Dorado - Dining room 42 x 47 1,974 150 230
2. Regency Room 52 x 21 1,092 75 100
3. Executive Suite 28 x 18 504 150 230
4. Terra Nova Suite 31 x 20 620 40 60
5. Board Room 23 x 15 345 12 -
6. Blue Room 24 x 14 336 14 -
7. Club Room 21 x 19 399 20 30
8. Directors Suite 13 x 11 143 6 -
9. Straight Roof 45 x 45 2,025 200 -

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