The Inn at English Harbour
What We Love
- Cruising up to the shore in a private boat, then diving into the hotel’s bathwater-warm bay
- Air-conditioned rooms with ceiling fans and breezy terraces or verandas
- Sipping rum punch at the Stone Bar and candlelit dinner under a balmy tropical sky at the Terrace Restaurant
- There are two floodlit tennis courts and a small fitness room
- Deep tissue massages at the pint-size boutique spa
- Snorkeling, water-skiing and a host of other water sports off the hotel’s secluded beach
What To Know
- Popular with honeymooners
- The Inn is about 35 minutes from the airport, 40 minutes from the capital, St. John’s, and just 5 minutes away from the Historical Nelson’s Dockyard complex
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Inn At English Harbour in English Harbour, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Galleon Beach and Carpenter’s Rock Trailhead. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Nelson’s Dockyard and Fort Berkeley.
Make yourself at home in one of the 28 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and bidets.
Treat yourself with body treatments and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool and a fitness center. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a hair salon.
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary breakfast is included.
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Although claiming to be ready for the first guests of the season via their facebook page, renovations were taking place.
Tried to ignore it and read my book but the constant hammering, electric saw use and smell of paint were irritating to say the least. The nails scattered underneath the newer parasols and buried in the sand were frightening & I refused to walk on the sands without shoes on. Pointed all of this out time and again to the staff but still the noise and discovery of nails on the beach persisted. The builders began at lunchtime and carried on with huge powerful lighting into the evening, continuing after we left for the evening at 7.30pm.
Why when the hotel is closed for a few months are renovations taking place now ? 3 New wooden parasols & a beach hut complete but quite a few more parasols to be done. A new pier almost complete....
Tried to avoid the noise by going inside the cabana ( furthest away from the restaurant) but we were closest to the noise from the newly built beach hut and there was no getting away from it even inside. The cabana does not have glass in the windows just mesh & wooden slats. ( rips in the mesh meant insects inside and we were bitten ) Couldn't drown out the noise by using the tv because it wasn't working, all tv in resort werent working. Not that I would have wanted to watch tv mormally, but I just wanted to get away from the noise.The phones had crossed wires and we could hear our neighbours phone conversations but not receive any of our own. We could phone reception but the line was very bad with interference and we had at least one day with no phone at all.
The furthest cabanas from the restaurant seem to be on the 'forgotten' side of the resort. You will need a torch in the evening as the path is very uneven and hardly any lighting. I'm all for subtle lighting but it's hazardous at this side. Also all the building materials and garden waste get put on this side. There is also a deep ditch that is impossible to see at night. This side nearest the public beach is not as pretty or cared for as the other side. There are no hammocks on the beach at this side and the general public will come and sit within the sunloungers on this side as it isn't a private beach.
After being reassured the building work would stop, we then had the painting... followed by the pier being completed.
We contacted reception frequently about the problems but they continued and in the end we left early.
We were hoping for a memorable holiday to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we were delighted with our week at The Inn - The setting is marvellous and the staff pitched their service perfectly. The Hotel is within a National Park and is only a short boatride (free provided by the Hotel) from English Harbour itself which includes Nelsons Dockyard which is historical, very interesting and an excellent place for lunch.
Spent a couple of days here as part of a recent trip to Antigua. Im a travel agent and have travelled to many exotic destinations and stayed in some excellent hotels. And this must be one of the loveliest friendliest hotels I have ever visited.
The hotel has wonderful colonial charm and is situated on a stunning golden beach with calm waters to bathe in.
Quality rooms with fantastic furnishings and cute little beach cabanas directly on the beach..step out of your room onto the beach and have a swim. What more could one ask for. Blissful.
Very scenic beachfront restaurant serving a wonderfull lunch served by friendly staff, what a lovely way to spend an hour or two during the day.
If you want a quality, comfortable hotel with charm and in a stunning location in Antigua then you must stay here.
Very impressed. I shall return.
I have visited Antigua several times for business and I found the perfect place to stay at the Inn. A so nice hotel, perfectly located on a nice beach. The rooms are comfortable decorated with nice Caribbean furniture. The beds are comfortable and clean.
Food is also very good. The staff is always helpful.
My only recommendation is the sound proof of some rooms.
Of course I will visit again this hotel
Stayed for 10 nights in this lovely location but the experience was spoiled due to The Inn not being prepared when the season opened at the beginning of November.
There was no television service at the Inn due to the new digital upgrade being delayed with no indication of when this was to be installed. We were not advised of this at check-in and had to phone reception for vague updates. Whilst I do not go on holiday to watch TV it is good to have the choice especially on a rainy day ! The installation took place on our final day, causing disruption by engineers having to enter all rooms to fit the new boxes and carry out works around the site.
There was also a partly completed towel hut on the beach which they again decided to complete after opening, causing another 1.5 days of noise and disruption.
Our suite was on the ground floor and whilst being a good size was dark and would have benefitted from a refurb and soundproofing. Housekeeping was excellent.
Both my holiday company and I emailed in advance to The Inn to advise of one gluten free guest - but nobody in either the Reef or Terrace restaurants had any knowledge of this and it was only after the intervention of Fabio, the manager, that GF produce was available after 4 days. Not acceptable for a 5* hotel !
We found the breakfasts at the Reef unimaginative with a limited range and average quality produce especially the bacon and sausages.
Dinner on our first evening at the Terrace was awful but from then on was excellent (different chef ??) with a varied menu and specials every evening - we went for the half board option and were not disappointed. Service was excellent every evening.
A lovely experience was taking the water taxi to Nelson's Dockyard captained by Vere who always had a friendly smile and a story to tell.
The Inn prides itself on exclusivity and seclusion but unfortunately for us this fell short - had we stayed at a different time we may well have had a more enjoyable experience.