4.5
Very Good 433 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill in Port Antonio (Drapers), you’ll be close to Rio Grande and Portland Parish Church. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Fort George and Port Antonio Square.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 10 guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to the surf and sand is a breeze with the complimentary beach shuttle.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include multilingual staff and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hotel Mocking Bird Hill
Port Antonio
Port Antonio, Jamaica

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 433 Reviews
Slice of heaven
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hotel Mocking Bird Hill exceeded our expectations, in every form and fashion. As a quick run-down:

- The food -- slow-cooked pork and chicken, delicious ice cream and mousse, all kinds of local specialties -- was phenomenal, and among the best we had on the entire island.
- The actual grounds of the hotel are beyond compare. This place is a small slice of heaven, with streamertails, parrots, orioles, and woodpeckers all around -- as well as a Jamaican Owl, roosting no more than 100 feet from the hotel rooms.(And if you hire a birding guide, be sure to ask for Lyndon Johnson, which is his real name.) The place is as green and lush as any we've ever stayed at, anywhere in the world. As long as you're fine with a stray frog or two crossing your path as you walk to breakfast, you're going to never want to leave.
- The staff was as kind and professional as any we've experienced. From Orlando helping us keep track of our schedules, to Patrona's decorations, to even the trainees -- Michael and Jessica, who will hopefully be hired full-time! -- the staff went out of their way to make us feel warm and welcome. Our driver, Mr. White, made sure we got everywhere safe and sound -- and made sure to introduce us to a wide range of Jamaican music along the way.

But really: This place was fantastic. Shireen runs a wonderful hotel that more people should experience. Looking forward to recommending Hotel Mocking Bird Hill to more of our friends in the future!

My best experience vacation in my island
Reviewed 1 month ago

Words cannot explain how happy my fiancée and I felt having experienced Hotel Mockingbird Hill. The place, food and service left us wanting for nothing, absolutely nothing. From the beginning to the end the support and interest in making our time special and unforgettable was present. I highly recommend this place and they team who did more than I could even imagine. I am giving my thanks and my warm felt gratitude to Petrona for managing and organizing everything, Ann-maire for some of the best food I have eaten in my life, Samantha for her service with a smile, Orlando for his service also with a smile and Angie for the massage.it was wonderful.

Pleasant Surprise in Port Antonio
Reviewed 2 months ago

Pleasant Surprise! Given the price I was not expecting it to be as nice as it is. First the setting. Amazing. It is surrounded by sprawling tropical gardens plus you have coastline views. Very tranquil.

The vibe is real Caribbean not "you could be anywhere" like so many hotels these days.

Their restaurant is well known in the area and for good reason, it is a standout for all meals.

Staff was friendly and helpful with arrangements.

While you could easily spend the whole time by the pool, walking in the gardens or having massages at their spa there is however a tremendous bonus in that you are less than 5 minutes from the spectacular beach at Frenchman's Cove which on two mornings we had all to ourselves.

Welcome feeling in Jamaica
Reviewed 3 months ago

This is certainly not a standard cookie-cut hotel. It is certainly got its own style with locally made rattan and bamboo furniture reflecting the destination. The owners consciously choose to offer a unique experience related to the destination and their location combined with their strong endeavour to ensure that they offer their guests a truly relaxing experience, an opportunity to escape from the busy routines of daily life and encourage their guests to take the time to reflect and take examples provided during their stay to make better lifestyle choices for themselves.
The focus is not on offering a traditional luxury experience but on providing a very personalised experience- far more than even some luxury hotels and certainly the chain hotels offer combined with genuine warmth. They work with their team and cook, serve, make the arrangements for tours etc. themselves. Given the intimacy of the 11 room retreat, they lead their team in an informal, friendly way and most of their team are like family members. We enjoyed talking to Petrona, the attention of young Orlando, Cliff who shared interesting information while driving us to the beach. Even the gardeners were charming in their desire to show us around the garden and glowed with pride when we praised the lovely gardens. Every member of the team went out of their way to make us feel welcome, from the housekeepers to the groundsmen.

They introduced us to many persons from the community and we felt welcomed by so many individuals as members of the larger “Mockingbird” family. They took such good care of us, went out of their way to share their special tips and introduced us to the local culture and made it accessible.
They have a very hands-on approach and enjoy making friends with their guests.

You won’t find imported Blueberries or fancy dishes with something on top of something with another something sauce with something else … at the restaurant of Mockingbird Hill, Mille Fleurs, but you will find the most flavourful and interesting combinations of local ingredients for the best meal not only in Port Antonio but probably on island. They only use seasonal, fresh produce. Even the shrimps are locally harvested seawater fresh shrimps - not farmed somewhere else with the use of lots of chemicals - and you can taste the difference

As an effective way to reduce carbon footprint, farm-to-table dining has, unsurprisingly, has always been a key feature of their philosophy. With the daily changing menu, they offer a very interesting range of dishes. One has 3-4 options per course daily but it is enough to always be able to find something that one likes. Cant understand why people complain of a small selection because unlike with a long menu, one knows everything is cooked fresh to order here and there is no risk of being told as in many other restaurants “sorry, this is not available today.”
They offer not only slow food but a slow lifestyle - they encourage one to take the time to watch the amazing hummingbirds, the time to enjoy a relaxing massage, time to enjoy a splendid sunset with a delicious cocktail ( again, they offer a collection of tropical cocktails that Barbara partly compiled herself - forget the standard Manhattans and … ) they will cut a coconut from their trees in the garden and encourage one to try it with a shot of rum ( delicious !)

This is a place to enjoy the simple pleasures - and we were constantly surprised by their thoughtfulness that go beyond the regular hotel experience. They surprised us with a specially romantically decorated setting for my wife’s birthday. At the end of the meal, this was followed by another surprise. A candle lit cake with the team singing Happy Birthday.
Before we arrived, i had mentioned that we had booked our stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary so we were greeted in the room with masses of fresh flowers and when we returned to the room after dinner, the room was lit up with masses of candles. We were given small gifts made by various community projects - handmade paper, chocolate tea balls, as they are very conscious of supporting their community along with homemade jerk sauce.

The owners of Mockingbird started operating their boutique hotel along sustainable guidelines long before it became fashionable. No fears, one does not have to sacrifice on any comforts just because it is sustainable. We slept very well, ate delicious meals and were pampered by everyone. All in all, it was a wonderful wedding anniversary celebration. We will return.

Simply excellent. Best part of the trip.
Reviewed 4 months ago

We stayed at the hotel mockingbird between two stays at all inclusive places. This was the best by far. The staff was attentive and accommodating. The restaurant, fleur de Mille, was some of the best food I have eaten in my life. As we were there on the off season we were the only guests the first night and the staff sat us on the third floor balcony with candle light overlooking the ocean. I had a massage by Angie in a jungle spa with the sound of birds accompanying. It was wonderful. The driver, Mr White took us through several transports and was competent and with enjoyable conversation.
In short, if doing the trip over we would spend more time at the mockingbird and less, if any, at the resorts.