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“Luxury meets Jamaican Hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Trident Hotel
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Port Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Dundas, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Luxury meets Jamaican Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

A trip across the mountains from Kingston, lands you in an idyllic part of Jamaica,overlooking the Caribbean Sea, where you will find pure luxury. The Trident hotel offers all the luxuries found in the best hotels of the globe, combined with a relaxed hospitality unique to Port Antonio.
Selected as our destination of choice for our honeymoon.. It does not disappoint in any aspect. The impeccable villas, complete with private outdoor baths, showers and plunge pools offer guest the option of complete privacy, or opportunities to relax at the sea side infinity pool, or private beach. The villas are very spacious; complete with large walk in showers, spacious dressing and bathroom areas and a bedroom and living room reminiscent of home.
Prepare your taste buds for delicious meal options throughout the day; from the delicious fresh fruits and fabulous breakfast entrées, to the truly inventive dishes at Mike Supper Club. The staff is extremely attentive and know me by name, what I had the previous day, and what they might suggest for today - If I am thinking of something outside the current menu, it is not an issue whatsoever. Think traditional Jamaican !
And now to what combined with the aforementioned luxuries will make you forever want to return to the Trident and Port Antonio. The beautiful people.. The Trident staff is exceptional; truly hospitable, caring and genuinely concerned you have the best holiday experience. People from Portie are a warm hearted, welcoming people that, if you are open to it, will show and remind you of a kind spirit that has long left the rest of the world. Be sure not to miss a lunch with Ms Belinda, a burger with Woody and Miss Cherry, Gervin at Rock Bottom Carvings in the Market, the best Jerk Chicken at Piggy's, the best Jerk sausage at Boston, the best Crayfish with Ms Belinda, and the most incredible meals, and the very best rice and peas.. at the Trident ! The Trident front staff will arrange it all !
..and don't miss the Jolly Boys at the GeeJam !

Room Tip: Every Villa offers a totally private view of the sea
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank David C
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Ancaster, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

We chose the TRIDENT Hotel and Castle for our honeymoon as we were looking for a once and a lifetime experience. From the moment we arrived the service was above and beyond exceptional. Our villa was surreal, with its own pool, outdoor bath tub, living area…. out of this world amazing! I can’t state enough how every aspect of this hotel exceeds our expectations. Everything from the scenery, food, service, transportation was beyond what we could have ever imagined. I have experienced many different parts of the world along with different parts of Jamaica, but no place, and no hotel can ever come close to the Trident. It is hard to explain in words just how unique this hotel is. We originally looked into Bora, Bora, Maldives, Hawaii, just to name a few for our honeymoon, but after extensive planning and researching we chose the Trident and couldn’t be happier with our decision! It is hard to say what we liked the best as everything was so good. To wake up and be greeted by an amazing staff who each has taken the time to learn your name is remarkable. To take a moment and name a few with exceptional customer service, ones who are always going that extra mile to make sure your happy and provided for….Kirk who looks after your transportation, Dwight, Byron and his kitchen staff, Lij and his front-end staff and even more impressive is how the owners of the hotel takes the time when they are available with each guests to get to know them. Now to also take a moment to explain a little bit about Port Antonio. It is a place that one needs to come visit to truly understand what it is about! You can walk the streets alone at any given time without worry about your safety, the local food is unbelievable and the people are fantastic and overly friendly! Thanks again to the Trident team for your efforts that made our honeymoon memorable! We will be back for years and years to come!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank signy o
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Kingston, Jamaica
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109 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

Perfect hotel, beautiful rooms and excellent service. Each villa has a private plunge pool. Also allows the feel of privacy. Beautiful. The villas are exceptionally good size and therefore good value for money. Beach is also gorgeous, however should have a regular by the beachside. The only drawback is the quality of the food both at breakfast and at Mikes supper club. Breakfast is included. There is also good jazz band at Mikes supper club.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful. However the sea is rough at night, so you may want a room with the pool...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Khiajosina
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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

The view and settings are stunning that can not be denied. Wonderful beach area and wonderful lounge area. Rooms are breathtaking and very special. The costs per night reflects that but it's the little things that make this hotel "not ready for prime time". When you are considered a luxury property there are certain things that should happen worldwide. Here is an example on their drink menu they offer a Caiprinha which is Brazil's national drink. I was impressed to see it on the bar menu but is was being served with some substitute liquor which is not what someone who would order the drink would appreciate. The food was disappointing. I ordered a burger and the patty was like a big mac with a huge bun. Again - the little things. Maybe the details on the food should be addressed so it matches the beauty of the resort. If your not a foodie or cocktail

Room Tip: Find other dining options....outside of the hotel if you enjoy tasty upscale food
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Dee J
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eagerbeaverhk, Co-owner, Geejam Collection at The Trident Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Hello Denene,

Firstly, many thanks for your kind words about our property. As we’re right on the water, we took enormous care when designing the villas, to protect the panoramic vistas.

My apologies for your dissatisfaction with our Caiprinha. Our mixologist informed me that we mix it with a premium Jamaican rum, which perhaps accounts for your observation. He tells me that this is a very popular drink, served this way. However, we do want to try our best to please everyone’s palate, and always welcome our guests input, on what they feel would help improve a drink for them - in this case, to make the perfect Caiprinha.

I must confess, I am a little puzzled by your suggestion that it’s hard to find up-scale food in the hotel, given our extensive Japanese menu, prepared by Steve Grimes, our Tokyo-trained sushi chef, along with a wide selection of modern and exciting Jamaican and European cuisine, overseen by Collin Brown, the only 2 star Rosette winner, in the whole of the Caribbean.

With our burgers being made from 'jet-fresh’ ingredients, and all our bread being home made, this is far from being a ‘cookie-cutter’ item, so again, my sincere apologies for us failing to live up to your expectations.

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Steve
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

The staff went all out to give us a spectacular wedding day. The picturesque property was ideal for our photo shoot and the accommodation was superb offering a romantic getaway with complete privacy. The food was tasty and served by friendly, courteous staff. It can be pricey, but it's well worth it.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

I have visited this hotel a few times now and each time I go there I fall in love all over again. The rooms are amazing, the atmosphere is tranquil and relaxing. The staff is friendly and very eager to help. The owner is very friendly and talks to all of his guests. The food is great. The hotel is very private and affords you a lot of privacy. A top class hotel, perfect for a wedding as well.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms at this hotel. there are 13 rooms and all have ocean view. They are all close...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Toni H
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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Trident for four days with our two teenage sons. It was hands down the best part of our week long visit in Jamaica. The hotel is amazing and there are breathtaking unobstructed views to the beautiful turquoise colored sea from everywhere on the property. We had a two room suite that was large, luxurious, and immaculately clean with all the comforts you could want in a vacation. Everything was high quality from the sheets on the bed to the large marble bathroom and steaming hot shower - we especially enjoyed our private hot tub and bathtub outside. The beach feels like a private little cove and my kids spent hours on the paddleboards and paddle boats - even though my kids are teenagers and great swimmers, I felt very comforted that there was a lifeguard on duty all day long. The service is fantastic and all of the staff were very attentive. We received welcome drinks at check-in and met the GM Steve later on in the evening while dining at Mike's Supper Club. He introduced himself to us and was very available our whole stay, suggesting places to visit and helping us with dinner arrangements. He organized for us to eat at Geejam one night, which was a huge success. The breakfasts at the hotel were delicious - we loved the different breads and cakes that were served - as was the meal we had at the Supper Club. We loved everything about the Trident so much that we are planning another visit this summer!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank DRS34439
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Property: The Trident Hotel
Address: Anchovy, Port Antonio 7312, Jamaica
Phone Number:
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Port Antonio
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Port Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Trident Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Trident’s thirteen oceanfront villas are seductive, cloistered retreats that blend modernist design with an inspired take on 50s and 60s era décor. Residential in feel, the spacious, airy interiors flow organically between bedroom, bathroom, and living areas, while private terraces with soaking pools complete an environment of clean, conscious and luxurious living. Each villa is appointed with hand-selected furnishings and accent pieces complemented by a contemporary tropical aesthetic. An elegant simplicity and harmonized balance make the villas an ideal home-and-away habitat.Room amenities include king bed, room phone, cell phone with own dedicated number (inclusive of 20 minutes free local/international calls), mini-bar/wet bar (at a cost), 500 thread count sheets, mini fridge, 46” LED Smart TV, cable and online movie archive, iPod cradle, home theatre system, walk-in closet, bathrobe and slippers, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, full maid service including evening turndown service, safe, shower, private terrace, heated plunge pool (except Studio Villa), indoor or outdoor bathtub (except Junior Villa A), outdoor shower (1 Shiprock Villa only), swimming pool (1 main pool), air conditioning, ceiling fan and WiFi indoor and outdoor (complimentary). All rooms enjoy ocean view and room service. ... more   less 
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