A 10km (6-mile) drive east of Port Antonio, this charming, homey, and well-maintained inn competes effectively with hotels and resorts that are larger, grander, and sometimes, much more pretentious. In 1993, two imaginative women transformed the place into an enclave of good taste, reasonable prices, and ecological consciousness. Set about 180m (590 ft.) above the coastline on a hillside laden with tropical plants, within a 5-minute drive from Frenchman's Cove Beach, the hotel attracts a clientele of mostly European visitors who revel in the artsy and ecologically alert setting. The accommodations are tasteful and at their best, understatedly elegant, with neatly kept shower-only bathrooms, balconies or verandas, spinning ceiling fans, mosquito netting, and views that sweep over the rainforest down to the sea. Much of the establishment's interior, including its separately recommended restaurant (Mille Fleurs), is decorated with artworks, many executed by Barbara Walker, one of the owners. There are massage options available on-site, as well as day hikes and classes in painting and drawing.
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for Hotel Mocking Bird Hotel
This is from Nov 2008 - but it was so good - had to share. Follow the appropriately placed signs and you cannot miss the way to the Hotel. When you get there the staff already heard...
- posted on 11.23.12
- by JamaicaAlibaba
Green in every way
I went to Hotel Mocking Bird Hill because it's eco-friendly, but that's not the only reason to stay at this fabulous boutique hotel. Here are some other reasons: 1. Fantastic,...
- posted on 11.04.12
- by Laurel K
Breathtaking but over-priced
ABSOLUTELY beautiful sunsets! The view and the gardens are unspoilt and worth a visit for sure! The rooms were clean & bright and mosquito protection offered (nets, candles) was...
- posted on 10.22.12
- by CarolynJ519
- Recommended 2010
Limited room service, laundry, coffee maker, hair dryer, bathrobes, free snorkeling rental, library, satellite TV and gift shop. MAP plan available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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- tel: +1 876 993 7134 / +1 876 993 7267
- fax: +1 876 993 7133
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- Jamaica Place Po Box 254
- Mocking Bird Hill. North Coast Hwy., east of Port Antonio
- Port Antonio, JM
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