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Goblin Hill Villas

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San San Beach, Port Antonio WI, Jamaica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I recently spent a night in Goblin Hill in villa 16, 2 bed villa. The villas are spacious and a little rustic. The bedrooms are very comfortable with stunning sea views. The bathrooms are functional but older in style. Nice living and kitchen area with seating are outside. Villas come with a housekeeper who will cook and clean. The staff... More 

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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review

Dear guest, It was great having you here at Goblin Hill and we are so happy you did enjoyed it! Thank you for the review. Yes, you understood and appreciated the simplicity and charm of Goblin Hill. And, good news, step by step, we are refurbishing the bathrooms. Do not wait too long to come back visit us! Rafael de... More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We had a terrific time at Goblin. You cannot beat the location for exploring the beaches, lagoons, rives and falls of Portland. The grounds are beautiful and the villas are spacious. Staff is very curtious. We did not use are housekeeper much.

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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review

Dear Jarvis, It was a real pleasure to welcome you at Goblin Hill. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay among us. Wonderful stay for wonderful guests! Thank you for this great review and we hope to seeing you back soon. Rafael de Campos Resident Manager More 

Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We made a brief (2-night) visit to Goblin Hill as part of a tour of Jamaica. This was by far my favorite place of the 5 we stayed in. The personal food preparation was fantastic, accommodations were very comfortable, and the grounds were very well maintained but not so manicured that you felt like you were in Disney. The views... More 

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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for visiting us and thank you for that review. We are proud to know that your visit at Goblin Hill was the highlight of your trip on our beautiful island. We hope to see you back soon for another (longer?) visit. Rafael de Campos Resident Manager More 

New York City, New York
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I discovered Goblin HIll accidentally and I am so grateful. Have been going there for about seven years and it never disappoints me. Set on a green lush hill of villas the moment you enter the property all of your worries seem to stop. Sitting on the veranda and taking in all the beauty of nature is so peaceful. After... More 

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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review

Dear Denene, Thank you for staying with us and your continuous support for 7 seven years now...and thank you for sharing this review. You perfectly described what Goblin Hill is and what it brings to our visitors. And our returning guests like you are a big part of the relaxing and family feeling.... Regarding our housekeepers, some are indeed more... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We had an excellent time and will definitely be back!!! I want to start by saying that if you are into grout-porn and love snapping and posting pictures of your perceived room or resort deficiencies, you really should not come here. The resort has been lovingly maintained since the 70's but in no way visibly upgraded. It was spotlessly clean... More 

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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for staying with us while in Portland and thank you for your great review. It was great meeting you and chat during our rum punch party. No, we do not sell villa #28! And in no way we would allow you to take Shirley away from us! We are really happy you enjoyed being at Goblin... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

7 of us stayed (including a vegan and a diabetic) at Goblin Hill for about 3 days and we did not want to leave. We had two rooms and shared all our meals on the veranda overlooking san san beach. Our two excellent housekeepers and private chefs coordinated joint breakfast and dinners for the above mentioned people with attention to... More 

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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your visit and your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Goblin Hill and especially the great meals prepared by our housekeepers as well as the overall service. Our helpers are a major part of the Goblin Hill experience and we are glad to hear that our guests award them. We are... More 

NY, NY
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71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I have just returned from a beautiful and memorable trip to Goblin Hill and am still dreaming about my time there. When I learned that I would be visiting the area, my biggest headache was finding a hotel which would offer the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. I read the reviews with great insight and decided to contact the hotel... More 

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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this great review! It was indeed a real pleasure to welcome you and, now, to count you as a member of the Goblin Hill family. You pointed precisely what makes us different from many other properties: the beauty of the place and its surroundings, the peace and tranquility, the personal service and the pleasure that... More 

Fort Lauderdale
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The first time that I visited this property was 20 years ago, when it was only a few years old. At the time it was absolutely beautiful and left a very memorable impression of beauty and tranquility. So when me and some girlfriends and their diabetic mother had the chance to visit Port Antonio again, i sang Goblin Villas's praises,... More 

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GoblinHill, Managing Director at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, You have indeed described an appalling experience, and we are mortified that it should have happened. You would not have known it, but our manager, Mr. de Campos, was sick in bed when you arrived, and was unable to come out and meet you and deal with the situation himself, as he normally does. I am sure this... More 

Kingston, Jamaica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We booked our honeymoon, and twice requested pictures of the room we would be staying in. None came. We explained we wanted a memorable honeymoon, so we would like their best room. GH then suggested the superior sea view, which we paid for. The grounds were stunning, the views fantastic, but the rooms were in need of updating. We found... More 

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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review

What a surprise to read that review! Dear Mr S., I first would like to apologize for not offering you what you were expecting and entitled to receive. It is our pride and our first mission to make our guests happy and as one can see in the previous reviews, we more than often succeed in that. That said, I... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Goblin Hill and Port Antonio are an amazing part of the country to explore. We were traveling with 4 adults and 3 kids (11,10,4) and had side by side 2 BR villas. It was great to have the housekeepers have food made for us every morning and when we returned from the days adventures. The property is beautiful and quiet.... More 

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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review

Dears friends from Broadway, It was such a pleasure to welcome you at Goblin Hill and to assist you in the discovery of that unspoiled area that is Portland. Frenchman's Cove, Winnifred Beach, San San, the Blue Lagoon, Reach Falls, the Rio Grande, Sommerset Falls,.... these are only a few of the jewels Portland has to offer to our guests.... More 

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