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Admiral's Inn

At a Glance

    Pros

  • historic ambience yet contemporary boutique style
  • central English Harbour location
  • fine value
  • free Wi-Fi
  • charming restaurant setting

    Cons

  • occasionally noisy when yachties take over the bar
  • recently remodeled bathrooms are still cramped
  • no beach
  • no air-conditioning in some units

Admiral's Inn Review

This Georgian brick edifice, originally the shipwright's offices in what is now Nelson's Dockyard, has withstood acts of God and war since 1788. The sturdy walls, occasionally creaking floorboards, even the ancient bar exude history. The finest rooms at "The Ads," as yachties call it, feature the original timbered ceilings—replete with iron braces, whitewashed brick walls, polished hardwood floors, sailing prints, white quilts, and four-poster beds swaddled in mosquito netting. Those upstairs (Nos. 1–3) spy on the yachts in the harbor through Australian pines and stone pillars. Gulls and egrets seem poised to dart into the timbered living room of the two-bedroom Loft (once the dockyard's joinery). In early 2014 the former Gunpowder House on the opposite point was transformed with luxurious junior suites, an infinity pool, and the Boom! restaurant-lounge, with a small spa to follow. Commandeer the complimentary boat and shuttle to nearby beaches when crowds descend on the compound and the inn's captivating terrace restaurant for lunch.

    Hotel Details

  • 14 rooms, 4 suites, 1 2-bedroom apartment.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 02-27-2014

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