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“"Green"and welcoming hotel in a very beautiful part of Jamaica”

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Hotel Mocking Bird Hill
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Port Antonio
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Set in a beautiful part of Jamaica, the Mocking Bird Hill is a great place to rest and visit the island. The food in the restaurant is delicious. Our room was just great. And the owners are very welcoming. I will definitely go back.

Room Tip: We had a room with no other room on the side - our balcony had open views over the forest and the se...
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

What a great place to stay in Port Antonio! The owners Barbara and Shireen were awesome hosts and were very helpful because they know the local area so well and give great advice on where to go and what to see.

The hotel it self is very open with beautiful views and relaxing rooms. Did I mention the food? Amazing! Barbara is the chief and being Jamaican she really puts a good twist on some of the local food. For example, plantain wrapped callaloo... Who would have thought? Not to mention the jerk chicken pasta...mmmmmm

Can't wait to get back!

Room Tip: They are all good rooms
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

I loved staying at Mockingbird Hill with my birding tour. The interior design and blue and white colors were so cheerful against the views of the gardens. Throwing open the plantation shutters overlooking the pool was such a nice way to start the day. I was hoping to see a Jamaican owl on my trip and we did see one in the huge fig tree. One of my favorite things in the afternoons was to choose my dinner from the choices handwritten on the blackboard in the bar, which has wonderful stenciling of tropical plants and flowers on the walls. The oil lamps on the tables at dinner on the open patio set a wonderful mood.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Terri Z
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

To stay at Hotel Mockingbird Hill in Port Antonio is to enjoy the best Jamaica has to offer. From a welcoming arrival to our sad departure, we enjoyed the most rewarding stay we've ever experienced.

Shireen, Barbara, and their friendly staff made our honeymoon so special by providing us every opportunity to treasure the occasion like having dinner under the stars on the roof deck of their restaurant. So nice! Also, with the help of two kind, accommodating local drivers, we were able to sightsee, relax at the beach, walk through the stunning lush Blue Mountains, and soak in so much culture in one blessed week.

We were well nourished physically and spiritually at this spa-like haven. We loved the fresh food every morning and night. Our room was clean, comfortable, and ecologically fashioned. Not to mention, it had a gorgeous view of the ocean from its balcony.

We love Jamaica and our new family at Hotel Mockingbird Hill in Port Antonio! We cannot wait to return and stay where it feels like our new home away home.

Sending love and blessings to everyone there,
Kara and Jonathan

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Light1130
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

We loved Mocking Bird Hill. My husband and I were looking for a quiet book-reading vacation combined with an exploration of the Port Antonio area. As I had just stayed at my cousin's enchanting retreat venue at Bromley, Walker's Wood, we needed somewhere very special to continue our holiday. Mocking Bird Hill provided the answer to our needs.
The cuisine is renowned island wide and we were intrigued and delighted with each new meal that was presented - loved the meatless Monday. The staff were genuinely friendly and eager to answer our questions. Our room was garden view, but it could have been a deluxe. We were surrounded by the songs and sights of so many endemic birds in the daytime and the exciting sounds of crickets and tree frogs at night; and had a view of the beautiful garden below from our balcony. We could take advantage of the sea views from the public areas - the lounge and restaurant.
The "upper deck" for the best day-time views and the wonder of so many stars at night is magical. There were no competing lights of a city to obscure our view of the Milky Way.
An after-dinner drink and a quiet time on the upper deck is romantic and a place to shed the woes of the world!
We look forward to going back and every confidence that our return visit will be as good or better than our first.

Our hostesses were eager to provide us with information for exploring the area and we loved their suggestions. They made us feel completely at home and nurtured.
We are very confident in recommending Mocking Bird Hill for a special holiday get-away.

Room Tip: Imagine the sea-view rooms are even better, but we were delighted with our garden view room, with pl...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

From the first email to enquire about booking a 7 day birding holiday to the drop off at Kingston airport this holiday was great. Everything was efficiently organised, a coach picked two of us at the airport and transferred us to the guesthouse - Forrespark where we stayed for three nights and then we were transferred to Mockingbird Hill.

We were greeted at the door by the friendly and knowledgeable Anton who swept us up to the lounge for our welcome drink and then later showed us to our garden room. The room was perfect in every way.

The food was wonderful and the service perfect. All the staff including the groundstaff in the garden were friendly and greeted us. We would recommend this gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

I stayed at Mocking Bird Hill with a group of 9 people during a birding tour to Jamaica in December. Although birdwatching was the primary purpose of the trip, Mocking Bird Hill practically made us forget the reason we were there. Barbara and Shireen have created a very special place that is welcoming, comfortable and beautiful. The gardens are filled with birds and are a lovely place to spend time wandering or just relaxing. The food at the restaurant was absolutely exquisite...as good as any that I've had anywhere....and it was almost entirely prepared with local ingredients. This last point is probably the thing I most admire and respect about Mocking Bird Hill and the main reason I plan to return. The owners have made a concerted effort to run the lodge in a sustainable way that supports the local economy and is not at odds with the surrounding environment. Every effort is made to use local food and other products in the operation and waste is minimized in a way I have rarely seen in my travels. Barbara and Shireen are not just talking about the environment; they are putting their money where their mouth is and that manifests itself in many noticeable ways at Mocking Bird Hill. If you're looking for a wonderfully relaxing place to spend some time, want to support a local economy and minimize your impact on a fragile environment, I highly recommend Mocking Bird Hill. You won't be sorry. I already have plans to return in December 2012!

Room Tip: The second floor rooms with a view of the Caribbean are gorgeous!
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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hmbhpot, Owner at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2012

Thank you, thank you! We look forward to December and having the pleasure of welcoming you again.

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Address: Mockingbird Hill | P.O. Box 254, Port Antonio JM, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center 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: $210 - $627 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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