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“A Hotel to Do Business & Wind Down with Family”

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Hotel Mocking Bird Hill
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Port Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed 19 June 2012

My partner & I and I stayed here with our 8-month old son whilst on a photography assignment for the area. The rooms were light and airy, and we were very impressed by the hotel’s efforts to support small local businesses by providing the guests with, for example, chocolate balls for making drinking chocolate.

The photos on the website don’t do justice to the hotel in many ways; the elevation is perfect, with views out over the tropical forest and sea in one direction and the Blue Mountains in the other, just amazing. I loved the simplicity and charm of both the hotel and its ever helpful staff, every whim of our little boy was catered for (if you do want babysitting services we recommend Nerine and Jenny!). Even Cynthia who owns a cafe on the beach there went out of her way to accommodate our baby – Jamaicans are very baby friendly and chat away to them! Free shuttle to Frenchmans’ Cove was handy, what an incredible beach, but our favourite was Winifred’s Beach.

The food at the Mille Fleurs restaurant was tasty, an imaginative menu that was an infusion of European, Indian and Chinese foods and with large portions. Particularly good was the fish, though a simple smoked pork chop with pineapple relish was divine, as was a jerk liver starter. Evenings sipping a sublime cocktail while our orders were being cooked were a lovely way of chilling and chatting with other guests. Very handy is that our baby monitor could easily pick up our room which was furthest away from the restaurant. The only issue with all the hotels in the Port Antonio area are that they aren’t in town and taxis don’t come cheap, for that reason we did stay in on the half-board option but were more than happy with the great food. If you’re looking for a hotel to suit your own green credentials to wind down at with great dining and star watching in the evenings you can’t really get better than this.

Room Tip: Room 10 - has incredible vistas of both sea and tropical forest from its 2 balconies, suite great fo...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

In March 2012 my girlfriend and I spent a week of extra-ordinary holiday at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill. We are regular travellers throughout the world and this one is definately the nicest vacation ever. I felt the need to share this review so that persons would know of the great luxury, fascinating nature, eco-friendly environment, total anti-racism, exceptionally good food and lovely family atmosphere which hotel mocking bird has to offer. This hotel will be one never to forget and always return to. We want to thank Sherine and Barbara for showing us that you can have a vacation that leaves you totally relaxed and rejuvinated. The new garden settings which is the Wellness Garden allowed us to receives massages under a giant Fig tree in a tropical rainforest- like atmosphere underlined with rich bird sounds which made us feel newly born. We want to recommend this place to everybody who wants to spend a vacation that will never be forgotten and one where you will find strength to rejuvinate the body to help deal with the stressful business life we have at home..

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

I have visited Mocking Bird Hill many times, each visit has been extremely enjoyable. The food was delicious, the staff are friendly and go out of their way to make sure your every need is taken care of. The owners Barbara and Shireen are friendly and make you feel right at home. I would recomend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in the Port Antonio Area.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

I have been a repeat guest at the Hotel Mocking Bird Hill for well over 15 years and never had I an experience that was not worthy of mention. The staff, the location and the FOOD just fantastic. I just read in some international publication that theya re now Hospitality Assured Certified and just wish to say congrats Barbara abd Shireen. Those who have never expoerienced a vacation there need to correct that ASAP. One of the world's leading Eco hotels.. just go there and unwind....and eat

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

I was in Jamaica and the Port Antonio area for 3 nights on business, but I was free parts of each day as well as in the evenings. The Mocking Bird, its property and the area around it, combined to make my trip delightful and relaxing, and I am already making plans to come back. (One of those business destinations where I will make more trips than is really necessary.) Port Antonio is a wonderful sleepy town that will appeal to those travelers like me who enjoy going to a place that once was, currently is not, but is bursting with the potential to be again. The owners of the Mocking Bird love their hotel, know the area and will add to the enjoyment of your stay if you can spend time talking with them. I am giving the Mocking Bird slightly less than perfect scores for location and sleep quality because it is not beach front nor does it have a/c in the rooms, but neither of these amenities is important to me. The location is beautiful and near the Caribbean, and the rooms have fans and are open and airy.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

Set in a beautiful part of Jamaica, the Mocking Bird Hill is a great place to rest and visit the island. The food in the restaurant is delicious. Our room was just great. And the owners are very welcoming. I will definitely go back.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

What a great place to stay in Port Antonio! The owners Barbara and Shireen were awesome hosts and were very helpful because they know the local area so well and give great advice on where to go and what to see.

The hotel it self is very open with beautiful views and relaxing rooms. Did I mention the food? Amazing! Barbara is the chief and being Jamaican she really puts a good twist on some of the local food. For example, plantain wrapped callaloo... Who would have thought? Not to mention the jerk chicken pasta...mmmmmm

Can't wait to get back!

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Address: Mockingbird Hill | P.O. Box 254, Port Antonio JM, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Port Antonio
#3 Family Hotel in Port Antonio
#4 Romantic Hotel in Port Antonio
Price Range: £158 - £461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mocking Bird Hill 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best eco boutique hotel in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Set on a hilltop on Jamaica's northeast coast between the majestic Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Hotel Mockingbird Hill is Jamaica's foremost 'green' hotel minutes from the most romantic Frenchman's Cove Beach. A tranquil, serene, sanctuary with breathtaking vistas, laid back luxury and world class cuisine, Hotel Mockingbird Hill is the ultimate, authentic Jamaican experience. ... more   less 
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