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“Exceptionally Tranquil” 5 of 5 stars
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Goblin Hill Villas
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   San San Beach, Port Antonio WI, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 19 hotels in Port Antonio
Kingston, Jamaica
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“Exceptionally Tranquil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Port Antonio is one of the most lush parishes that Jamaica has to offer, the villas there really a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy life that most of us have on a day to day. Goblin HIll comes with a cook/housekeeper and I've never come across any that doesn't make me lick my fingers after each meal. The place is peaceful and quiet and I love the rain that comes along with the place it makes it even much more of a getaway. You can even walk to the beach San San or Frenchmen's Cove.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Abby,

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for this great review!

Yes, Portland is the place to be for anyone looking for peace and tranquility and Goblin Hill is certainly one of the best haven for that.
We want our guests to come, relax and enjoy what we have to offer, the service, the beauty, the serenity, the Nature, the food, ...

And it does not only rains in Portland, we also have a lot of sun!

Come back soon.

Rafael de Campos
Resident Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We had a great time at Goblin Villas. Joan was our housekeeper and prepared delicious meals for us, which we appreciated. We had a long tour and arrived late on our first evening, but Joan kindly waited so we could eat when we arrived - thank you so much! There are a few new staff, and they were very friendly and courteous. I have a terrible memory for names but Garvin (?) and Calvin both did all they could to resolve a problem we had with the aircon and help us when we got stuck on the wrong side of the fence after a storm!

We recommend Goblin Villa's to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying again with us and thank you for your beautiful review.

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Goblin Hill and pointed one of our assets: our staff. We are glad to read that Joan, Gavel and Calvin perfectly responded to your needs and expectations and that they represented our property so well!

Come visit us back soon!

Rafael de Campos
Resident Manager
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My first time in Port Antonio and I am so glad, my cousin and I came to Goblin Hill to stay. When I was here I felt like how you feel, when you listen to Enya's song "Caribbean Blues". I love the peacefulness and being in the "Country". Beautiful and comfortable villas and lovely staff. I had the please of meeting the owner Mrs. Goodman and her Manager Mr. De Campos at Rum Punch night. Also staff member O'Neil was very attentive to our needs and Jody who, made sure the room was prepared, was very personable, informative and engaging. I definitely need to go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Soursop,

It was a real pleasure to meet and welcome you and have a nice talk with you during our traditional Saturday Rum Punch party.

We are so happy you felt that way at Goblin Hill and. more generally, in Portland that is a real slice of Paradise on earth.

So, yes, you need to come back... soon!

Rafael de Campos
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st andrew Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Goblin Hill is awesome, great hide out spot, its like home away from home. Ive been there on many occasions and enjoy every moment. I went there over the weekend with ma cousin and it was breath taking as always, the hospitality, the scenery, and the employee very warm and welcoming. The property is well kept and lush over looking the beautiful san san bay beach. I stayed in Villa 24 and omg i went to bed with the most beautiful sunset and woke up with the sound of nature, the cool of the morning the birds chirping. "Its better felt than tellth" (Jamaican saying). I can never get tired of GH for all you nature lovers, honeymooners, families and especially if you are planning your dream wedding that's the place to be. Its very Accessible and a central point to other famous attractions Port Antonio, the blue Lagoon, San San Beach, Boston Jerk etc. Thanks to Mrs. Goodman, Rafael, Jody and Ms. Elaine for making our weekend a special one!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Sasha,

Thank you for taking the time to share your Goblin Hill experience!
What else can I say... you said it all! We are so happy you enjoyed your multiple stays with us.
You are now part of the Goblin Hill family so come back visit us soon!

Rafael de Campos
Resident Manager
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Jamaica
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is my second review for this hotel, and I highly recommend it. The location is very relaxing and close to the beach. The housekeepers are very good, and Dania's cooking was excellent. The manager Mr. Campos, was very kind to upgrade us to a two bedroom villa when a leak was discovered in the one bedroom. How a hotel responds to a visitor's complaint is very important. The staff was very quick to respond and overall helpful. Please keep in mind that the hotel is not brand new, so if you are looking for a new location do not go here. However, if you would like a very relaxing vacation, in one of the most beautiful places in the world then I recommend you make a visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

One more time, thank you, for this great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your first visit at Goblin Hill and that you came back and wrote a second review.

I am sorry about the inconvenience caused by the leak in the roof (even if the rains last week were heavy and windy) and happy we found a solution that satisfied you.

We are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon at Goblin Hill.

Rafael de Campos,
Resident Manager
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Hamden, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My wife and I spend the first week of our Jamaican Honeymoon at Goblin Hill. The views are really awesome and the grounds are beautiful and immaculately well kept. Better kept than a golf course, the property is tremendous. The villas are well kept and the staff is friendly and accommodating. We bought some fresh caught lobsters at Boston Beach and our housekeeper cooked and served them to perfection. It is located close to town and other interesting attractions.. Highly recommended!!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear John G,

Thank you for this beautiful review!

We were delighted to welcome you at Goblin Hill and we are happy to read to you enjoyed the place, its location and its services.

Congratulations again and we wish you all the best for the future... which I hope will include a few visits to Goblin Hill.

Rafael de Campos
Resident Manager
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St-Quentin, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at GHV as a friend of ours was getting wed there.
I had read and saw a lot on the internet about it. The place is very easy to find on the coastal road. 5 mins walk down to san san beach. 5 mins drive or less to the blue hole, well : very good access to town, the sea and linking roads.
What pleased me there : I felt the staff and management were very helpful and willing that you spend a good time, the villas were bigger than I expected with large rooms, large open full equipped kitchen with dining room, couches... We were in villa 11 and shared meals with villa 14 which was not a problem for the maids who got organised for us. We had laundry perfectly done for the wedding, went to shop and discover the market in Port Antonio, and had ackee and saltfish every morning (the best we had during our 2 weeks in Jamaica)
AS far as the outsides are concerned, I found no picture that could translate this feeling of being above and on the sea. large lawns to relax, swimming pool was great (we stayed late during the wedding night;-).
Price : given the services, amenities and he scenery, the place is a very good deal. Millionnaires rent villas down the road !
All of us were very pleased with this stay as we were feeling at home rather than in a hotel
Thank you to Rafael and his staff for letting us have this feeling.

Room Tip: Get a sea view or a special sea view to have your meals on top of the carribean sea !
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Dear Andy,

What a pleasure to have you and your friends at Goblin Hill. You enjoyed being here but we definitely enjoyed having you here too.

Thank you for the great review. We are happy that you managed to describe with words what is difficult to understand for someone who never visited us.

Come visit us soon (July?)... as you said in your review, you are at home here!

Rafael de Campos
Resident Manager
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Additional Information about Goblin Hill Villas

Also Known As:
Goblin Hill Villas Hotel
Goblin Hill Villas Hotel Port Antonio
Goblin Hill Hotel
Goblin Hill Port Antonio
Goblin Hill Villas Jamaica/Port Antonio
Address: San San Beach, Port Antonio WI, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Port Antonio
#3 Family Hotel in Port Antonio
#5 Romantic Hotel in Port Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Goblin Hill Villas 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Goblin Hill Villas at San San Bay sits on twelve acres of lawns and gardens, overlooking sparkling Jamaican white sand beaches and turquoise Caribbean water.All of our spacious villas are self-contained, with fully equipped kitchens, living and dining rooms, and a wide covered terrace or balcony with its own view over the Bay.The villas open onto wide expanses of lawns and gardens. All bedrooms have private bathrooms, air-conditioning and ceiling fans.Each villa is staffed with a friendly housekeeper to prepare and serve meals, do your shopping and carry out all house- keeping duties. You will find she is also your unofficial ambassador to Jamaica. Our housekeepers are versatile cooks and can prepare local cuisine, as well as international dishes using locally available produce. ... more   less 
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