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Hotel Mocking Bird Hill
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Port Antonio
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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“Paradise found”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I recently spent a few days at Hotel Mockingbird Hill as I was travelling around Jamaica, and they were truly memorable.

Nestled in the hill side of idyllic Port Antonio, it affords spectacular views of the surrounding areas and the ocean. Everywhere you turn there's a view fitting for a magazine cover! I loved sitting out in the evenings sipping wine, watching the sunset and taking in the scenery.

The hotel is remote enough so that you relax in a peaceful tropical surrounding, but easily accessible so you can get to any of the sites around the hotel easily.

Barbara and Shireen, the hotel owners, were attentive and helpful for the whole stay, making recommendations and helping out with any questions I had. The cottages very comfortable - lovely decor, spacious and immaculately clean - and the staff couldn't be nicer. Plus, the food was amazing - breakfast, lunch and dinner - all delicious!

I'd go back in a heartbeat. Out of all the areas I visited in Jamaica, Port Antonio was my favourite - it truly is a hidden gem. Paradise found : )

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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hmbhpot, Owner at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay and taking the time to post your comments. We loved hearing how you enjoyed your stay and that you will return. Thanks for your support.
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

It is so wonderful when the countdown comes to an end and it's time for my annual stay at Mockingbird Hill!! I dream all year of fireflies surrounding my dreamy mosquito net over my "let me sleep all day" bed and those shutters that let in the most exquisite light and the rustling of the bamboo..........heaven in my room. I loved the addition of the oil burners this year with a Jamaican blended essential oil.......It felt like a spa in my room! The Garden of Wellness and all of the amazing treatments and healing modalities offered is bliss. The garden was in full bloom this visit ( my last visit was on the heels of Hurricane Sandy when clean up was still ongoing ) and truly exquisite. Thank you Shireen. Thank you Barbara. What a beautiful oasis you have created. So the countdown has begun once again............333 days and dreaming!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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hmbhpot, Owner at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay and taking the time to post your comments. We loved hearing how you enjoyed your stay and that you will return. Thanks for your support.
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I was recently married at Hotel Mockingbird Hill. Shireen and Barbara made sure everything was flawless. They took care of every detail, minus the dress. I didn't have to worry at all. I can't imagine it could have been any better. Everyone left saying it was the best wedding anyone had ever been to(3 days in heaven. How could you go wrong?).

The food was excellent, with attentive service(Thank you Jason, Gerald and Ian). I think every plate went back to the kitchen clean. The foodies were happy.

The view from here is amazing, both mountains and port. The gardens themselves are a work of art complemented by various sculptures throughout. Absolutely beautiful, filled with birds and butterflies.

The local trips they organize are better than if you explore on your own and worth every penny. Barbara and Shireen's have been doing this awhile. Their advice was priceless. I owe many thanks to them and their staff for making a hassle free memorable wedding. My highest compliments to everyone that is part of the staff.

  • Stayed May 2014
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hmbhpot, Owner at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
It was such a pleasure hosting your wedding. Thank you for the opportunity and being such a gracious bride and trusting us and the team to take care of everything for you. We really appreciate your wonderful comments and look forward to welcoming you back for the anniversary celebrations. Till then, we wish you many happy days!
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed at this hotel to celebrate a friends wedding. The rooms are large, clean and tastefully decorated. We even had a hammock placed in front of french doors leading to a cozy balcony. Best place for a relaxing nap. The food was amazing, everything tasted delicious and fresh. The hotel is surrounded by the most beautiful garden I've ever seen. It's huge and on different levels. Small paths and stairways lead you to hidden places and ponds with water lilies and tadpoles.
The owners Shireen and Barbara were very pleasant and approachable. I definitely want to go back and spend more time in this Paradise.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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hmbhpot, Owner at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and are planning to come back. Thanks ever so much. The time you were here allowed you to get a taste of the lovely landscapes and experiences you can enjoy. You do need to come back with more time to be able to really explore and enjoy the many attractions in the area as well as really being able to catch your breath and relax.. We look forward to seeing you again - and perhaps we can do a culinary session together as well.
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Umbertide
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Our Stay at the Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, this past week, was a glorious experience!

The views from the hill top terraces make dinning on the terraces very romantic. The grounds are lush and serene. And, our room was lovely and very clean.

The staff, which takes its lead from Barbara and Shireen (the owner/managers) are delightful. They are not only charming, but they anticipate your every need.

The food at their restaurant “Mille Fleurs”, which is on the premises, is delicious. Barbara, who is the chef, designs menus combining locally grown produce in a most creative way. We couldn’t stop raving about her creations.

We also enjoyed bathing in the ocean at Frenchman’s Cove which is very close by and free to Hotel Mocking Bird Hill guests. In every way, it was a holiday to remember.

Room Tip: We stayed in room #2, but I don't think you could go wrong with any room choice.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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hmbhpot, Owner at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We really enjoyed your company and exchanging so much in common. Thank you for sharing so much with us. We are grateful for your positive feedback and recommendations and are already looking forward to continuing our discussion when you return next year. Meanwhile continue the good work and " Stay the course, light a star, Change the world where'er you are." --Richard Le Gallienne
All the very best and take good care of yourselves till we meet again.
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

One of my best vacations. The food was delicious and the people was always ready to help you. Ask for the river walk.
we went to celebrate a weadding and was beautiful, Thanks for give us great memories.jaison, next time I will try your cocoloco.




  • Stayed May 2014
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hmbhpot, Owner at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Lovely to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much. Having such appreciative guests makes our work so enjoyable and we had fun as well.
We have more adventures in store for you so waiting to hear when you are bringing your other friends with you - maybe over Thanksgiving? Look forward to hearing from you and meanwhile we are practicing shaking up a mean CocoLoco; guess we will have a competition when you come. The special offer at the moment is fresh Passion Fruit juice from our gardens and passion fruit Daiquiris and Martinis.. .. tempted? Come back soon - till then, as they say in Jamaica "Walk good!"
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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Up a narrow winding road on Mocking Bird Hill lies this amazing small scale ecological friendly hotel with the best food we had in Jamaica. We had two rooms (numbers 8 and 10) with an amazing view. The beds are huge and comfortable and together with the installed fans and anti mosquito nets we slept like babies. There are a lot of breakfast options, all very tasty but the fruit was the best! So sweet and tasteful! Most hotels have a fixed menu. Not here! Every night the menu is different and all the meals we had were amazing! There is a lot of nature to see in the huge gardens but if you would like to see more of Jamaica the owners can recommend trips and locations and help you get there. But this hotel is so relaxing it makes me not want to leave. Seven days was to short...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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hmbhpot, Owner at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We are just a plane ride away - so head back here the next time you need to chill out. We look forward to introducing you to the other great experiences and this time you will be able to take it really cool and easy because you are now familiar with everything ... including the peep peep sounds of our nocturnal concert that lull you to sleep at night ( no needs for those ear plugs! ) It was wonderful having the opportunity to welcome you and we thank you for all your generous contributions to supporting our school programme. The kids really appreciated all the toys. Take care and "one love".
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Property: Hotel Mocking Bird Hill
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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