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Goblin Hill Villas at San San

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A large, lush, beachfront property dotted with villas surrounding a pool, tennis court and a small, quaint building housing a bar and office. The villas are tropical, spacious, clean and well lit. The staff cooks delicious, home-made Jamaican breakfast and dinner, along with really fresh local fruit. The owner is very helpful in coordinating interesting day trips.

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GoblinHill, Owner at Goblin Hill Villas at San San, responded to this review

Dear rbkacq, Thanks for your lovely review, especially your mention of the available fresh fruits (and vegetables!) and our talented staff. They take pride in their cooking skills and delight in pleasing their guests. I'm glad you mentioned the day trips, which there are in abundance, to beaches, waterfalls, river rafting and many more. Not to mention the pleasure of... More 

Culver City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I first stayed at Goblin Hill in June 1976 with this being my forth visit since then and I declare what was very warm and inviting is now glorious, serene, warm, private and elegant in beauty. We had our meal prepared in our villa and enjoyed every tasty morsel of the local cuisine. The rooms were large and tastefully appointed.... More 

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GoblinHill, Owner at Goblin Hill Villas at San San, responded to this review

Dear Africanson, What a wonderful review! This is what every hotel owner or manager dreams about, an appreciative repeat guest who notices your work in improving and upgrading your property, for the greater satisfaction of its guests... Your 4th visit since 1976! That means you first came to Goblin Hill only 4 years after it opened. I do agree with... More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Wonderful stay with a huge group of friends (18+). First time in Jamaica and was happy to be in this area since it was very quiet and peaceful. Lovely views with large accommodations. I particularly enjoyed our room (#17) that provided a shaded balcony filled with surrounding trees, which allowed the sounds of the birds and having them on our... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The hotel is located on a very large property surrounded by lush jungle. The view from the hill onto the San San bay below is amazing. The place is quiet and peaceful. Very traditional architecture that adds to the charm of this hotel. The rooms are large and comfortable. It is unique in the way that food needs to be... More 

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GoblinHill, Owner at Goblin Hill Villas at San San, responded to this review

Dear Bellosguardo_ap, I am so glad you enjoyed the peaceful surroundings so close to tropical vegetation, and the traditional architecture. It was designed to take advantage of the amazing views from every room, and enable our guests to enjoy the abundance of nature visible wherever you look. The service of a cook/housekeeper is quite unique, and is intended to allow... More 

Miami, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had been hearing about the special beauty of Port Antonio for years from our Jamaican friends, so when we were invited to visit Goblin Hill Villas by our wonderful host, whose family has lived in the area for years and runs the hotel, we jumped at the chance to see the area with a local. Our group was large... More 

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GoblinHill, Owner at Goblin Hill Villas at San San, responded to this review

Dear cpm777, Thanks so much for your detailed and thoughtful review, which showed such an appreciation of what we try to offer. You didn't miss anything, the lawns, views, the special turquoise and blue colors of San San bay, the 'elegant informality' which is what we strive for.... We're so glad you enjoyed the Jamaican specialities at breakfast and dinner... More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of a 2 week Jamaica holiday. The hotel is on a nice plot overlooking San San beach. We were charged $200 US a night for a one bedroom apartment. The idea is that you have a house keeper who attends to your needs. We had a very bad experience. Our villa... More 

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Marcia A, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas at San San, responded to this review

Dear emmafall, Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Goblin Hill villas at San San. We pride ourselves on giving every guest a relaxing and enjoyable experience, and we are truly sorry that you had a “bad experience”. Please also accept our apology for the delayed reply to you, as we needed to have all... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We had a lovely week at Goblin Hill Villas. It is set in a beautiful garden, and a short drive from plenty of beaches. I recommend hiring a car to make it easy to leave the hotel. The villas are basic, uncomplicated and comfortable, with good views and a terrace to sit and have breakfast at or read and watch... More 

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Dublin
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

A great place. A little old and getting a bit grubby now but still a beautiful location. San san beach is gorgeous and a sea view room is a must. Unfortunately when we got there the tree bar was closed down (nobody told us) and the glass in our room was broken in the door (very dangerous) but it seemed... More 

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GoblinHill, Owner at Goblin Hill Villas at San San, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. That sliding door has been fixed, and we have recently removed word and photos of the Tree Bar from our social media while it's being renovated. The bar's Banyan Ficus has been successfully pruned, which damaged the roof when a huge branch was removed, and so we're replacing it with an improved version of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This was my second trip to Goblin Hill, we were a group of 4 families all with kids and stayed here for two nights (25th to 27th). Personally I am not a super fan of this place, however all the kids loves this place and always had a good time. Talking about the plus first, the best thing about these... More 

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GoblinHill, Owner at Goblin Hill Villas at San San, responded to this review

Bilal, thank you for your visit and your kind words about our setting and staff. We indeed try to provide attentive, warm service in a beautiful garden Portland setting. We must apologize for the water situation, and explain to readers that this is not the status quo but a general equipment failure experienced, as these things seemingly must, in perhaps... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Check-in was horrible, staff treated us like dirt and the room wasn't ready on time until an hour later. There was NO WATER for the first few hours. When we did have water there was hardly any coming out the pipes. Rooms were ok but the sheets and pillows were very old and worn out. Bathrooms are dilapidated, had to... More 

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GoblinHill, Owner at Goblin Hill Villas at San San, responded to this review

Shanice-Jade, we must apologize for your wait for your villa on this very busiest weekend of the year for us. This is a bad start to any holiday and we really regret the failure in our throughput. We would like to make it up to you. Please contact us, referring to this response, and we will arrange a complimentary stay... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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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 

Additional Information about Goblin Hill Villas at San San

Address: San San, Port Antonio, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Price Range: $185 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Goblin Hill Villas at San San 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Goblin Hill Villas Hotel Port Antonio
Goblin Hill Hotel
Goblin Hill Port Antonio
Goblin Hill Villas At San San Jamaica/Port Antonio
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Port Antonio
#4 Family Hotel in Port Antonio
#5 Romantic Hotel in Port Antonio
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