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“Great vacation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Goblin Hill Villas at San San

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Goblin Hill Villas at San San
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Port Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Jamaica
Level Contributor
43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

I highly recommend staying at this hotel. We stayed in room with a partial sea view which was more than sufficient. You are provided with a housekeeper who will do your shopping and cooking. It would be helpful, as others have suggested that they could provided seasoning such as salt, pepper, oil etc., some of the basics even if they added a cost for this. I do not believe if the hotel is willing it could be difficult to arrange this. The rooms are nice and big. Had no problem that it was not brand spanking new. The grounds are beautiful, the beach is about ten minutes walk and the pool is nice. There are also two tennis courts. We were thinking about staying at Mocking bird and there is no comparison. The people did not seem very nice, and it is over price. Read some of the reviews. Will definetly wish to visit here again and highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Jamaica92
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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas at San San, responded to this review, June 20, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your testimony. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay at Goblin Hill. It is always a great reward to read reviews like yours. And it motivates us to work harder on the areas that can be improved.
Your comment regarding the seasonings (as well as the previous ones) has been heard. We are currently working on setting up a welcome package for our guests checking-in. All the basics will be included in that welcome basket. It will be effective very shortly.

We are really looking forward to welcome you back at Goblin Hill and hear your feedback about this welcome package.

Rafael de Campos
Resident Manager
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Santiago
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181 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

We chose Goblin Hill villas after a lot of research on this site. We could not have been happier with our choice. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and very lush with outstanding views over the Blue Lagoon and San San Beach, with many vantage points to enjoy the magnificent sunsets.You are also within easy driving distance of all the places of interest in the area. The Villas themselves are very attractive and we stayed in No. 26 which was extremely spacious and comfortably furnished. Both bedrooms had wonderful views, as well as newly refurbished bathrooms. Only complaint no plug for shavers or hairdryers. The kitchen was definitely in need of refurbishing and more utensils etc. Joan our housekeeper was such a lovely lady and managed to cook up a storm in the kitchen and served our meals on a very well presented table on the terrace. The swimming pool area is also lovely with lots of loungers and tables and chairs for relaxing. The Hotel Manager invited all the guests to a Rum tasting party on the lawn accompanied by local musicians, which was magic with the exquisite backdrop of the tropical jungle and sea and beautiful sunset. There are plans afoot to upgrade the villas, some are already underway, so this place can only get better. All the staff were charming and very helpful and we would not hesitate to return as well as recommend this hotel to our friends for a really relaxing, layed back holiday in the most beautiful environment.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Gamela
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GoblinHill, Manager at Goblin Hill Villas at San San, responded to this review, June 13, 2011
Dear guest,

it has been a great pleasure to meet and welcome you and your family at Goblin Hill. And thank you for your review. We are always feeling proud to know that our guests enjoyed their stay with us. It motivates the entire team to work even better to offer each one of our guests the best they deserve when staying at Goblin Hill.
Just one precision about the shavers/hairdryers: we do have plugs to connect them. But I admit that their emplacement is not obvious (bellow the mirror lamps).

I am looking forward to welcome you back in Goblin Hill.

Rafael de Campos
Resident Manager
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

We have travelled all over the world and have stayed in many different hotels but have to say that Goblin Hlls is one of the most beautiful and tranquil places we have ever stayed at. Beyond the wonderfully designed villas that allow you utmost privacy, the lush vegetation, exotic birds and spectacular views over the bay are fantastic perks. If you are adventurous, leave your car at the hotel and take the back road to French Man's Cove or one of the other beaches or hike up the hill for an evening dinner at the neighboring fern hill hotel. The corridor of trees, lush ferns and plants and dancing fireflies at dusk make it a beautiful walk. The owners and staff are equally great!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank CKPG
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Port au Prince, Haiti
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

We were extremely pleased with all aspects of our stay. The Hotel Staff were especialy warm and helpful. The Hotel is in beautiful lush surroundings. The Portland area is a alot more laid back than the more conventional parishes, so there is not much nightlife. The Hotel has beautiful amenities, the grounds are well kept. The Frenchman's Cove Beach 10 min on foot away, is gorgeous, as is the San San Beach 5 min away. The "personal ambassador" is amazing, punctual, profesional and discrete. Local lobster, fish and conch dishes were amazing, as was the goat curry. We never missed going out to eat. Restaurant options other than in house service is available but scant and of unspectacular quality.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Tobias M
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Kingston/Portmore
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

Been to this beautiful resort twice and am eagerly awaiting summer when we'll make another trip to this piece of Paradise on Earth. The staff at this property are very warm and courteous. The resident manager, Ms. Jody-ann Christie who has a smile which "lights up your day" even stopped by our villa to check if we were comfortable. She is truly a professional who enjoys and has pride in her work.
We stayed at Villa 27 the last time. One of those which overlooks the lovely blue Caribbean Sea. Guests are provided with their own housekeeper/cook. You can make arrangements for your cook to shop for your groceries or you can take these items with you whichever is convenient. Must tell you that Loris is great. She kept our rooms clean and comfortable and prepared delicious meals each day.
These cool villas are nestled in the hills of Portland among lush vegetation. The grounds at Goblin Hill are very clean with green manicured lawns. I love to just laze in that hammock overlooking the tiny island, go for a ride in that swing under the big tree or just have fun running and rolling down that hillside of very soft green grass.
If you are looking for a crowd, parties at night, hustle and bustle for food, then this resort is certainly NOT the place. It's an ideal spot for a get-away, rest and relaxation.
Our only concern was that there could have been an additional piece of furniture inside our room to store clothing, but the experience at this "Hidden Paradise" will certainly "recharge your batteries."

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank koolandrew49
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

Goblin Hill is located on a prominence overlooking the Caribbean. It has spacious, clean, light and airy rooms that have a touch of old-world charm. The villas are self-catering in the sense that you provide the food. However, a housekeeper both looks after the accommodation and does the cooking for you. Our housekeeper, Andrea, was very helpful, understood our needs and provided excellent service. Denise, the Assistant Manager was charming and on hand to deal with any problem that might arise – none did. We had a very quiet villa on the 1st floor of one of the two storey blocks. This provided excellent views of the Caribbean and the gardens. Goblin Hill is within easy reach of several beaches of which Frenchman’s Cove is our favourite. The staff and the gardens are a delight. We highly recommend this location for a quiet hassle-free vacation for those who prefer charm and excellent staff to characterless modernity.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank harryjamaica
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Regina, Canada
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

Goblin Hill is spectacularly beautiful, and peaceful. We stayed with a large group for a wedding, we were very well taken care of. The housekeeper/cooks are fantastic and friendly although a little shy. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a truly relaxing vacation.

  • Stayed February 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank camc073
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Property: Goblin Hill Villas at San San
Address: San San, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Port Antonio
#4 Family Hotel in Port Antonio
#5 Romantic Hotel in Port Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Goblin Hill Villas at San San 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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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