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
This was our second visit to the Inn and many of the things which we were delighted with the first time around were just as fabulous. The staff are friendly and attentive, the beach cabana where we stayed is just amazing, with direct beachfront access and terrace overlooking the sand, sea and ships bobbing off shore. The breakfasts are superb, served in the beachfront Reef restaurant with a wide range of cooked and continental options. There is a free ferry boat which takes you 'round the corner' of the bay to Nelson's Harbour. There are kayaks, snorkels, a water bike and pedalo to take out free of charge. On arrival you are greeted with a delicious rum punch and sit and enjoy it as you gaze down across the flower filled gardens to the pool, hotel rooms, cabana and beach below. There is a beautiful cool, old Colonial style library where you can browse through books or play board games.
Things to note though which would make this hotel even better: please open the beachside Reef restaurant and bar for longer hours. We would have loved to have sat and had a drink in the evening there - but it shuts around 5pm...the food at the main terrace restaurant was also very expensive and very small portions. We are not foodies in any way, and not fussy at all, but my partner had the main course ravioli which was just 5 small pieces of ravioli on a plate...and that was it. Not a bowl of salad, some garlic bread, or anything else to go with it. The 5 pieces were tasty, he said, but not even really the size of a starter. A bit pretentious and really disappointing - it lets the rest of the excellent service at the restaurant - the waiting staff, the drinks, the atmosphere and the unrivalled view down.
We also didn't realise (and not of course the fault of the hotel) is that Antigua basically shuts down between May and October. When we arrived the driver who took us down to the room said 'of course everything's shut now' and we thought he meant just that evening...but really (almost) everything in Nelson's Harbour WAS shut, or being refurbished, or only open for a few hours on certain nights. All the more reason for the hotel to perhaps put on a cheaper alternative evening menu so guests who don't want to take a taxi out can enjoy the hotel more in the evenings.
There was a little bar along the beach the last time we came, but even that was shut this time...
This hotel is absolutely amazing if you love complete tranquility in a stunning setting.
While staying in Antigua we decided to ask the Inn if they would be happy for us to visit for the day, have lunch and use their facilities. Nothing was too much trouble, we had beds on the beach, towels and a fantastic lunch. Very friendly, excellent service and we were able to take advantage of the location and do some snorkelling. Fantastic day out but we arranged our taxi to leave a little early, another hour or so would have been even better.
We visited for 10 days early May all inclusive.
Lovely staff and great location nice rooms, beach and pool.
Unfourtantly we had a bad incident in the main restaurant for one evening meal and in turn despite being all inclusive we never visited it again
In our opinion the food is of poor standard with poor ingredients and a disappointing menu.
Really a shame as this spoilt what would have been a great holiday.
So 5 stars for staff and location and 1 star for food, so 3 stars overall.
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