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Hotel Mocking Bird Hill

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Mockingbird Hill P.O. Box 254, Port Antonio JM Jamaica
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#4 of 19 hotels in Port Antonio
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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.
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Free parking
Secured parking
Free internet
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Outdoor pool
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Mountain View
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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I AM Stacey Hines wrote a review Jan 2021
14 contributions1 helpful vote
Nestled in the beautiful hills of Portland, this hideaway hotel really surprised me and my partner. It was a birthday celebration that was made extra special by the accommodating support of the management and staff. The service was really exceptional and made for a wonderful stay. Not only did we learn to birdwatch, but we also enjoyed delicious meals including a specially curated birthday dinner. As this was pre-COVID, we were able to engage with other visitors at dinner and breakfast which was an intimate touch. We truly felt special and enjoyed the experience that was provided.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lars H wrote a review Mar 2020
Easton, Maryland20 contributions14 helpful votes
Located on the foothills of the Blue Mountains just outside of Port Antonio, Mocking Bird Hill is notable for its hard to reach but beautiful location and grounds. It is a Eco-Hotel so forget about air conditioning - the evenings are often breezy and there were no windows, just slotted plantation style window and porch doors that allow the breeze (and mosquitoes) in - so use the provided mosquito netting at night or expect a few bites. If the night gets hot and there is no breeze, ceiling fans will help air circulation. Breakfast is mostly fruit and bread with great coffee and juice. I went on a birding trip with a private guide, leaving early in the morning, and staff packed a great breakfast picnic for me! I was very impressed. Besides the swimming pool, not much for children to do, but fine for couples. Dinners in the restaurant were hit-or-miss and generally not impressive. The true allure of this spot is in it’s beautiful gardens - numerous winding trails invite birdwatching and peaceful meditation. The staff were friendly and helpful. Transportation from airports in Kingston or Montego Bay can be very expensive or cumbersome - renting and self-driving the 4 hours from Montego is cheaper but not for the faint of heart as rules of the road are almost non-existent and there are some dangerous switch-backs. The road up to the hotel is also fairly rough. Also, I strongly advise exchanging your money to Jamaican Dollars before reaching Port Antonio as many vendors in the area will take advantage of tourists who only carry US$. We often found ourselves in issues because we didn’t prepare well with local currency. If you like things a bit less touristy, love gardens and birds, this is a beautiful location for a few nights.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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JaneB wrote a review Mar 2020
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We spent a wonderful 15 nights at Hotel Mockingbird Hill in February (sorry for the late review). We felt totally at home, the staff were wonderful and we had a fantastic time exploring beautiful Portland. Thank you Angie, Patrona & Orlando for looking after us so well. We hope to be bqck very soon!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 5, 2020
It’s one thing to write a review based on a short stay of 1or 2 nights. But to be able to sum up your experiences over a fortnight, when you have had much more contact with the team and a better sense of how we treat our guests, as a wonderful experience, that is a great compliment. We are so glad, we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you for the great review, which has made our day! We appreciate the time you have taken to share this lovely review with us and the community and helping us with your recommendation.
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Peter K wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Three of us just finished a wonderful week in the eco-resort Hotel Mockingbird Hill. Its pleasures included a porch with a sweeping view out over rain forest vegetation down to the Caribbean, swims in the sea at Frenchman's Cove, great food, the best massages we've ever had, an underused swimming pool -- underused because there are only ten rooms -- and a chilled vibe that creeps up on you and leaves you relaxed and happy after a few days.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Pay a little extra for one of the two delux rooms. It's worth it.
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Response from hmbhpot, Manager at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill
Responded Mar 4, 2020
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing Hotel Mockingbird Hill and on behalf of our team, we thank you for sharing this great review and helping to spread the word. Hopefully the effects of the restful, relaxing stay with last long. We can’t wait to welcome you back at Mockingbird Hill. Till then, take care with sunny greetings from our Hill.
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Mike S wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
I had the good fortune to spend 9 nights relaxing at Hotel Mockingbird Hill. I was looking for an authentic Jamaican eco hotel and certainly found it. The beautiful building is nestled in a fabulous 6 acre tropical garden filled with every kind of flora and fauna, it is a bird spotter’s paradise. The local beaches are within easy reach and are some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. The staff from the moment Mr Whittley White collected me from Kingston Airport could not have been more helpful. Angela made sure everything ran smoothly during my stay, accommodating my dietary requirements with some of the best Jamaican food I have tasted. Angela also does massage which is a must. Orlando and Patrona could not have been more helpful as well. Very sad to leave but I will certainly be returning with my family very soon.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from hmbhpot, Manager at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful remarks. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We will be sure to share your comments with the rest of the team. They will be happy to know that you felt at home and welcomed by all. It’s also gives us great pleasure to know how much you enjoyed the gardens - sadly, those booking very short stays sometimes do not even get to see them. We are delighted to hear that you found our staff warm and friendly and our restaurant excellent. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts – your feedback is greatly appreciated and motivates our team further. We hope to see you back with your family at Mockingbird Hill very soon.
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$164 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mocking bird hill hotel, mocking bird hill port antonio
LOCATION
CaribbeanJamaicaPortland ParishPort Antonio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mocking Bird Hill
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mocking Bird Hill?
Nearby attractions include Rio Grande (4.6 miles), Frenchman's Cove (1.0 miles), and Winifred Beach (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Mocking Bird Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bushbar, Woody's Low Bridge Place, and Soldier Camp Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Mocking Bird Hill have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Mocking Bird Hill offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Does Hotel Mocking Bird Hill have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Mocking Bird Hill accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.