One of my favorite places!
Jenny, Left 04/09/2015 for a stay in March 2015:
“I have travelled extensively….none compare with the experience of Norse Hill. ….the staff greets you like a dear old friend……make you feel at home immediately. All accommodations are ensuite with wonderful linens and tastefully decorated. Walking paths through the 8 acres of botanical gardens are a serene way to enjoy the day…..We went on several of the recommended excursions and none of them disappointed. The Reach Falls were incredible to climb, Frenchman’s Cove was an absolutely gorgeous beach and rafting……all amazing trips that are close by. Norse Hill and it’s staff didn’t just meet my expectations, they went far beyond. I would recommend the Villa to the most astute traveller. The week I spent at Norse Hill will truly stand out in my fondest of memories.”
Awesome! Great break from all inclusives & cruises
Joe, Left 04/04/2015 for a stay in February 2015:
“I have been to Jamaica 3 times …..not really impressed ….a friend tole me about Port Antonio area and the Norse Hill Estate. Very pleasant surprise and the best way to experience Jamaica, mon……Everything is first class and is perfectly maintained. Views are even better than the pictures. Cocktails every night out on the patio with an ocean view and breeze. Coffee waiting for you every morning, breakfast served with fresh fruit ……Really cool and professional manicured grounds in which you can …..see various fruit trees, flowers. The staff was awesome. They were so accommodating……always there when you needed something. Beautiful beaches, hiking, rafting and lots more to do in the area. Great trip and highly recommended for families, couples looking for some adventure and great relief from the all inclusive stuff.”
Norse Hill belongs in Conde` Nast!
Maritza, Left on 01/06/2015 for a stay in December 2014:
“My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary at Norse Hill with all 8 of our children ranging from 23-10 years of age. Simply, Norse Hill was glorious. We all had a great time and have elevated our Norse Hill experience to our best family vacation yet. There is so much to say about the property, home and staff. Things we loved:
• The layout of the house is exceptional, especially for a large group. We can tell that great thought and attention was paid to the design and its layout. We loved the master bedroom doors leading to the balconies. While air conditioning was available, we choose to listen to the wildlife symphony each night and early morning. The breeze we experienced was exquisite.
• The gardens and property were beautifully kept up.
• The assortment of books was great as was the over-sized backgammon game.
• The house staff was ideal. Lestin, Wayne and Rose did a wonderful job of caring for our needs. It was the first time we have had the great pleasure of experiencing house staff while on vacation…… It was a great help to have …..our driver available at a moment’s notice to drive us around town. ……Cell phone available for use while at Norse Hill was very convenient and helpful…….Each morning we were served fresh fruit, cereal, bacon, eggs, toast and juice……Some nice touches:
• White plush bath towels in every bathroom.
• Rum drinks served when we arrived on our first day.
• Bathrobe in master bathroom.
• 5 gallon Water cooler
……Staff on hand upon arriving and departing…. I feel blessed that we found Norse Hill.
We will certainly be back. Our children insist!
Left on 09/21/2014 for a stay in July 2014
… Norse Hill … is tastefully decorated with Chinese furnishings … bedrooms were beautiful … 4 poster bed with sheer curtains … very romantic … grounds … immense … well manicured … meals … beautifully laid out … delicious … variety of dishes for each meal … wish we could take … the butler home with us – he was at our beck and call with drinks, towels, snacks, anything we needed!
Port Antonio has a lot to do – rafting down the Rio Grande, diving into the Blue Lagoon … swinging on the low lying trees, eating jerk pork and breadfruit on Boston Beach where jerk originated, enjoying crayfish soup at Paradise (Winnifred) Beach … relaxing at Frenchman’s Cove Beach … always so beautiful and refreshing with the little stream running into the beach … top it off by returning to Norse Hill with a dip in the pool. We enjoyed drinks and the Jolly Boys … at Gee Jam … right down the hill … Our family loved our Jamaican trip!
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Awesome experience in Jamaica!!
Left on 05/11/2014 for a stay in May 2014
A fantastic experience in a great and relaxing home. A discreet and attentive staff. Thank you to Lester for making us discover the jamaica kitchen. Thank you to Wayne for his service and attention, thanks to Jacqueline for his kindness and impeccable room service. The charm of this house also lies in its well-kept two gardeners (thank you to them) garden.
Thank you to Yvonne his visit to check if we missed anything.
We are delighted with this location, worthy of a grand hotel.
You can go there with your eyes closed!
Date of Stay – April 2014
This … property was like a fairytale. The stunning views … were incomparable to any other location in the world we’ve stayed in. The staff were extremely courteous and so very friendly. Privacy and relaxation … truly in our own world. The trade wind breezes blew … awoke each morning to fresh Blue Mountain coffee … delicious, fresh fruit and food from the property and nearby farms … relaxed in the beautiful pool … areas to sit and enjoy peace, quiet, and coastal, mountain views. The gardens … like lush rainforests, abundant with flora and fauna we had never seen before … walk to the nearby Geejam Bush bar … all other places in town required driving … no need to leave this paradise … when we did, it was convenient to many of the attractions in the Port Antonio area.
“Dream place in Jamaica!!!”
Having lived in Jamaica for several years, I can definitely say that Norse Hill surpasses by far any other villa I have stayed at. The Port Antonio region is a little known gem, off the beaten track, and Norse Hill is the dream place to enjoy it from. The property is exceptional and the staff is extremely professional, welcoming and friendly. The only downside to a stay at Norse Hill is how difficult it is to leave it to come back to reality! 🙂
“A magnificent, serene, and restorative experience”
Norse Hill is a glorious and restful retreat overlooking lush gardens and beautiful waters adjacent to Port Antonio … large windows and doors open to the Caribbean breeze … staff are warm and welcoming … food is delicious … freshness and authenticity of the varied dishes. Norse Hill is on the northeast part of the island, a less developed area … by air or by car, it’s well worth the trip and guaranteed to be memorable. We … could have stayed for a month … we found our bodies and souls replenished. … much to do nearby, while never … on the tourist treadmill. Crystal blue waters, kayaking, snorkeling, good local restaurants, and a rich history at your doorstep.
Todd & Allyson, Denver
We just returned from our stay at Norse Hill in Jamaica and feel blessed to have stayed in the beautiful experience that this home offers. Norse Hill is a peaceful retreat, the staff is lovely and the grounds are special. My favorite moments were waking up each morning to the turquoise light flooding into the bedroom, and sharing rum punch with my husband while relaxing on the lawn overlooking the ocean … a stunning time.
LYS, Los Angeles
“We Loved Norse Hill”
This was … my first trip to Jamaica and this wonderful area near Port Antonio (and my first-ever review of a vacation spot). Norse Hill is unbelievable, yeh mon! The house is large, as are all of the rooms. Beautiful wood work, ornate railings, local artwork, high ceilings, cool architecture … staff was very friendly, polite and welcoming … Breakfast … fresh fruit, plantains, pancakes, bacon, eggs, a local dish of greens and fish that was fantastic, juices … From our second floor balcony we could see the large and immaculately manicured lawn, stately trees, hanging vines, flowers, beautiful swimming pool and view of the Caribbean … regret … we didn’t spend more time hiking around the property … beaches … have the clear aqua green water that you usually see in … Conde Nast Traveler … Couldn’t recommend this place enough … large comfortable canopied bed … a nice cool breeze made sleeping really easy.
Mark, San Francisco
From 04/23/2013 for a stay in March 2011
Right from the start I could tell this was going to be one of the best vacations I’ve ever had. The house and views were gorgeous … the private botanical gardens… crystal blue ocean views … beach horseback riding, surfing, river rafting, boating, and snorkeling … all … were extremely cheap to do and exceeded our every expectation. The staff also went above and beyond, making us feel welcome and carefree.
A no worries, no stress vacation with all the service you could want
From 04/24/2013 for a stay in April 2010
We have stayed at Norse Hill Estate twice and are planning our 3rd trip! One of our main goals while on vacation is to unwind and relax … Norse Hill Estate certainly fulfills this goal! With the staff taking care of all your cooking needs, grocery shopping, laundry, packing lunches for day trips, poolside service, etc. there are no worries. We took excursions to Reach Falls which I highly recommend … there is the most beautiful private beach just down the hill at Frenchman’s Cove and how can you not stop at Woody’s local burger stand for plantain burgers and a rum and ting! … I have never had such fresh and delicious fruit … Boston Beach the home of Jamaican Jerk cooking is a definite must-do!
Perfect Honeymoon: Secluded Gardens, Minutes to the Beach & GeeJ
From 04/22/2013 for a stay in April 2010
My husband and I spent a week here for our honeymoon and our expectations were far exceeded … warm and professional staff … delicious local fare cooked for us each day, woke up to amazing views, took beautiful walks together through the secluded and absolutely unbelievable tropical “garden” (more like a garden of Eden), lay in the hammock with drinks while dinner was being prepared, and had a knowledgeable and friendly driver shuttle us to all the must-sees nearby ….exclusive Geejam Hotel ….just minutes walking down the hill … sunset drinks and hang out … (there’s a recording studio at Geejam in case that’s up your alley) … I would go back in a heartbeat
A little piece of heaven on earth
From 04/19/2013 for a stay in May 2008
How luxurious to wake up each morning to an incredible view of the water and the sounds of the birds … delicious meals … A dip in the pool and a book under the huge tree nearby was a good morning activity. A walk through the gorgeous gardens … brought a kaleidoscope of tropical colors. The staff was always helpful and available. We only left the property a few times – to go to the beach … hike to the waterfalls … tour Port Antonio before embarking on a river rafting trip – because there was no reason to leave paradise! We can’t wait to go back and make another round of memories!
Fairy Tale Castle in Jamaica
From 05/01/2013 for a stay in March 2007
Norse Hill is a five star experience on every level. The castle has an old-world feel with new amenities … impeccably maintained … surrounded by a gorgeous lawn and pool overlooking the ocean … incredible botanical gardens. The gardens have long walking paths … plants from all over the world … simply exquisite. It is a magical place. The rooms have beautiful dark hardwoods, white linens … open up to the mountain/ocean breezes … This is an amazing luxury family vacation or couples’ retreat.
Tropical Paradise for all ages
From 05/03/2013 for a stay in June 2006
We found Norse Hill Estate in Port Antonio … a paradise overlooking the Caribbean with lush tropical gardens, pool and a fantastic team of cooks and support staff to satisfy every request. During our week we made day trips to local beaches, waterfalls, reggae concerts and at night, into town for dinner and dancing. All transportation was managed through Norse Hill Estate even the round trip from Kingston to Port Antonio.
A Jewel in Jamaica
From 04/23/2013 for a stay in April 2005
… Norse Hill is on par with the best accommodations … I have stayed in castles in the Loire valley in France, secluded villas in Italy, Norway, Denmark and southern France, exclusive hunting locations in Germany and Belgium, luxury hotels in central and northern Japan, a spa in Costa Rica and a private compound in Puerto Rico. The elegance, ambience and character of Norse Hill are unique among the places I have visited … It offers … world class luxury accommodation with a tropical flavor … retreat to the magnificent house and garden on more than eight private acres after a day of sightseeing, shopping or … beach is beyond compare.