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Polish Princess Guest House
Ranked #4 of 27 Port Antonio B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“An excellent choice”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We decided we wanted to see the real Jamaica and made the right decision for Port Antonio and the Polish Princess. Barbara and Denton made every day special. Their service and attention to detail was wonderful. The breakfasts were high quality with touches of local specialties. Best way to get around are the route taxis which cost about a dollar per person, per trip. We gained a family of Jamaican friends and would not hesitate to return. Barbara willingly helps to arrange day trips.

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Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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basiaKrakow_Poland, Owner at Polish Princess Guest House, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Cori and Dave, thank you very much for your review about your stay at our guest house. We consider you as a family and hopping to stay in touch. Look forward to your visit during you next time in Jamaica.
All the best,
Barbara
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had a great stay at Polish Princess! To begin with, Barbara was very responsive to my emails and accomodating with airport transfer, dietary requests, room requests, etc. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Although it was warm, with the ceiling fan the temperature was perfect. We stayed on the top floor and really enjoyed having the large rooftop deck right outside of our door. Barbara and her mother served up delicious breakfasts each morning out on the deck which were amazing! The first morning we had delicious french toast, with fresh fruit and toast on the side (and great coffee and juice!). The next day we had bammy with vegetables which was also delicious! They have red stripe in the kitchen for $2 and waters, etc. so very easy if you want to grab a beer and go enjoy the rooftop (with free wi-fi).
Overall: I would definitely recommend this place. It is an amazing value and is pretty central to everything you'd want to see in port antonio. It's about a 2 min walk to the main road so very easy to catch route taxis anywhere you want to go.
Note: My only "complaint," which is not a reflection on Barbara or the Polish Princess at all is that the 1st night we stayed there the noise from dogs in the neighborhood barking kept me up a bit. However, it was a full moon, so perhaps that had something to do with it, and the 2nd night was not a problem at all. Oh, and do bring your own soap!
Oh, and there are 2 dogs on the property but they are both very sweet, loving dogs! We miss them! :)

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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basiaKrakow_Poland, Owner at Polish Princess Guest House, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you very much for your review about your stay at Polish Princess Guest House. We are happy that we were able to make your stay in Jamaica pleasent with nice memories. Hopping that when next time you choose Jamaica as your vacation destination you will consider to stay with us again.
All the best,
Barbara
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London
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We, a family of four, stayed at the Polish Princess for just over a week in March 2013 and were looked after very well by Barbara and her mother. The location is very peaceful and relaxing as we were surrounded by greenery and the only sounds were those of nature. The location is also very convenient for Winifred beach which is beautiful, Boston bay, Long Bay and Reach falls. We enjoyed spending time at both Winifred Beach and Long Bay which were both largely "tourist free". I would highly recommend a stay at Polish Princess if what you are looking for is a relaxing comfortable environment.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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basiaKrakow_Poland, Owner at Polish Princess Guest House, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you for your review about Polish Princess Guest House. We are happy that we could make your vacation peaceful and relaxing. We hope that sometime again you and your family will return to stay with us again.
Best regards,
Barbara
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

My partner and I stayed at the Polish Princess for a couple of nights earlier this year while travelling through Jamaica. The guest house is a great base from which to see the various sites of Portland. 10 min or so to Boston, Blue lagoon etc. It is good value and a peaceful location set on a small hill.

This side of Jamaica is green, luscious and beautiful and far less touristy than Montego Bay / Ocho Rios. We did have a car, so are not sure of the costs of getting around the area by taxi, but it is very close to most sites that you would want to see in the area.

Barbara and Denton were very warm, helpful and hospitable and went out of their way for us on a couple of occassions. We enjoyed the breakfasts which were delicious and varied. The rooms were clean but fairly basic; however this is a place for relaxation. It was wonderful and very relaxing sitting on the balcony or upstairs on the rooftop looking out as the sun went down.

If you go to Jamaica I would highly recommend this side of the island and the Polish Princess. If you like a laid back environment, beautiful falls, beaches and nature and a more authentic experience..this is for you.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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basiaKrakow_Poland, Owner at Polish Princess Guest House, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for your review about your recent stay at Polish Princess Guest House. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your visit to the beautiful Jamaica and look forward to see you again.
All the best,
Barbara
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kingston
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Hubby and I went to Portland for a little R & R. We got lots of peace and quiet at PPGH. It is in close enough proximity to other attractions such as Boston Jerk Center, Blue Lagoon and Frenchman's Cove. The Jamaican breakfast was good eating, the rooms were very clean and we enjoyed the hospitality of Barbara and Denton. Coming from Kingston we found the air to be a little damp at night so take a light cardigan if you are used to the heat. The cons for us were no WiFi or TV in our room and our bed could have been bigger. We had a double. I am not sure if there are larger beds available so check before if you decide to go. We would go again for sure...but bigger bed next time ;)

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Polish Princess is excellent value for your money. I stayed for a week last December, it's a great base for day trips to Blue Lagoon, Winifred Beach, Boston Bay, and Long Bay. I used the route taxis that cost one hundred Jamaican dollars one way to all these places or back to Port Antonio. My room was clean and everything looked brand new. The owners are a Jamaican-Polish family that are so nice, and the breakfast is awesome! But the best part is the roof top patio with WiFi that overlooks the surrounding jungle, it's the perfect place to read, write, exercise, eat jerk chicken, and drink Red Stripe. You can't go wrong staying here!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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basiaKrakow_Poland, Owner at Polish Princess Guest House, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you very much Brett for your review about your stay at our Guest House. We are very happy to know that you did enjoy your stay here and we are hoping to see you again in the near future.
Best regards,
Barbara
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Even though it is not marketed as an ecolodge, it had the characteristics of one. Equipped with solar heaters, rain barrels etc.

We stayed at the PP for 2 days during our 10day trip to Jamaica. From the day we arrived, we could feel Barbara's warm hospitality. Having planned our stay from the USA, I was a little worried that I could not find the directions to the place on my GPS or on Mapquest. But, it was pretty easy to find with PP signs from the A4 'highway'. The GPS coordinates are 18 09.548 -76 22.976 for the techie traveler.

The breakfast was always wonderful starting with fresh fruits, juice, fresh mint tea and coffee to pancakes, eggs and toast. Our two girls had a blast playing with Nicoletta and did not want to leave the place. Barbara and her mom were relentless in satisfying our needs and made us feel like we are part of their family. We even learnt a few Polish words from Nicoletta.

The rooms themselves were pretty basic with no A/C and a bit on the smaller side, but had big walk-in closets. The surrounding were really pretty and I would recommend a rental car to go around town, eat and explore. Port Antonio itself is a small sleepy town with not many attractions and restaurants. The roads near Port Antonio can get pretty bad and the road to get to the Polish Princess from A4 is a challenge even for a 4x4. The nearby falls, beaches and blue lagoon were nice, but you can get bored pretty easily in Port Antonio - esp since there is not much to do and only a few decent eateries in town.

Overall, we found it as a great place to kick back and relax and enjoy the quiet countryside of Jamaica and also take a break from the hectic 'touristiness' of Ochi, MoBay and Negril.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Polish Princess Guest House
Address: Fairy Hill | Pompie Lane, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Port Antonio
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Polish Princess Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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